TRNS010-21B2 (C) Bridging Two 2021

Digital Data: An exploration of the use and pervasiveness of data in a digitised society

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 31 October 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


In this course, students will learn what data is and how it is used. It covers what it means for information to be stored, transferred, interpreted and processed by machines. It considers data critically as it makes preliminary exploration of how data is collected through devices and applications, to inform business decisions, government priorities, and scientific discoveries. Students learn to use and analyse data and to report and present their findings.


Subject to approval of the Programme Manager

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 5 Sep
13 Sep - 17 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 446
19 Jul - 5 Sep
13 Sep - 17 Oct

Course Coordinator

Samuel Grant


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Online Multi-Choice Tests 15% Week 5
Participation in Computer Labs 15%
Topical Essay 20% Break Week
Group Business Case Presentation 15% Week 9
Excel based Research Project 35% Week 12

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

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