Business Intelligence Systems - Introduction and overview module (AC52038)

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Module code


Semester: 2


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About the Module

This module aims to motivate for the need for Business Intelligence (BI) Systems. It will address the background and history of BI Systems development. Students will learn the distinction between characters, data, information and knowledge. You will learn about:

  • BI Systems
  • Data and Information
  • Problems with data
  • Data Warehousing, Dimensional Modelling, OLAP and Data Mining

Credit Rating

There are 20 SCQF points available on this module.

Assessment and Coursework

Coursework counts for 40% of the final module mark.
The final degree exam counts for 60% of the final module mark.


Marking criteria are provided on My Dundee for all assignment so that you know what we are looking for when we are marking your coursework. Please ensure that you refer to these when completing assignments.

Title Value (%)
Essay 15
Sun Model 25

Resource List

All course material will be available on My Dundee. This includes copies of lecture materials, practical exercises, and assignments. The reading list for this module can be accessed from My Dundee, and provides recommended materials for completing the module.