This course will explore the fundamentals of coding and scripting for data analytics. You will develop the ability to script and code for basic tasks in data analytics in common data analytic tools such as R, Python and Excel. This will allow you to import and export data appropriately, perform fundamental data manipulations, and automate basic analysis elements.
Perform basic data manipulations
Apply key concepts of variables, constants and functions
Calculate descriptive statistics
Perform basic logical formula functions
Group and ungroup data
Extract and combine data
Create what-if scenarios
If your first language is not English, you will be asked to provide evidence of fluency through the submission of an IELTS (Academic) score of minimum 6.0 (with no component less than 5.5), TOEFL score of 550 (79 Internet Based TOEFL), completion of the UVic English Language Centre's ELPI 570 level, or equivalent level through one of our English pathway partners.
Required equipment and software
Personal computer with reliable internet connection – a machine with administrative privileges is recommended
Webcam or HD webcam – built-in, USB plug-in is recommended
Speakers and microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2–2016
Microsoft Windows 8.0 and 8.1
macOS 10.14 Mojave or later
Recommended: Excel for Microsoft 365 on Windows or macOS; or at least Excel 2019 or Excel 2016
Microsoft Office 365 – Students will benefit from Microsoft Office 365 as it is free for the UVic community. Once you have your Netlink ID account, you can sign up for your UVic Microsoft 365 account at onlineservices.uvic.ca and download the software.
Processor: 1.4GH (this allows you to use Zoom, Excel and Brightspace at the same time)
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
A full course refund, minus a $20 administrative fee, will be provided if you withdraw at least 7 calendar days before the course start date. No refunds will be issued after this date.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).