COIS13013 - Business Intelligence

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The application of business intelligence and analytics have transformed the way in which organisations operate. Through the use of business intelligence and analytics tools, organisations are able to better understand how their businesses are performing, make well-informed decisions that improve business performance and create new strategic opportunities for growth. This unit equips you with the knowledge of various business intelligence concepts, tools and analytical techniques that organisations use for improving their decision making and to achieve competitive advantage. You will learn about the role of various information systems (Management Support Systems, Decision Support Systems, Knowledge-Based Systems, Group Support Systems) and how they are integrated at the enterprise level to support decision making. In this unit, you will specifically learn about data mining, data visualisation, text and web analytics and use a data mining tool to classify and analyse data.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: COIT11226 Systems Analysis and COIT11240 Dashboard Design and Visualisation OR COIT11226 Systems Analysis and HRMT11010 Organisational Behaviour.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2021

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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Students
Tutorial videos on how to install and use the software Weka should be provided.
Add tutorial videos to guide students on how to install the software Weka and provide some examples of how to use Weka.
Action Taken
Tutorial videos were provided to support the installation and use of Weka.
Source: Unit evaluation
Power BI is a useful tool for business analytics service, which provides interactive visualisations and business intelligence capabilities. More practicals on how to use Power BI can be provided for this unit.
Some related practicals of Power BI can be designed as tutorial activities to enhance students' understanding of business analytics.
Action Taken
Source: Staff feedback
The presentation assessment task for online students should be redesigned with specific assessment methods, and for the on-campus students, it can be made as group-based.
Review and update the presentation assessment tasks to suit both on-campus and distance students.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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