Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Business intelligence (BI) refers to the technologies, applications and practices needed for the collection, integration, analysis, and presentation of business information. This course provides an overview of BI and demonstrates how it facilitates effective implementation of organisational strategies through better business decision making.



  • Semester 2 - 2022

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Describe the concepts and components of Business Intelligence (BI).

2. Critically evaluate use of BI for supporting decision making in an organisation.

3. Understand and use the technologies and tools that make up BI (e.g. Data warehousing, Data reporting and use of Online analytical processing (OLAP)).

4. Understand and design the technological architecture that underpins BI systems.

5. Plan the implementation of a BI system.


  • Information value, classification of types and sources of value, and types of processing that can add value to corporate data sources.
  • The nature and role of business intelligence in contributing to the delivery of business value and competitive advantage in modern organisations.
  • The relationship of the business intelligence environment, in particular data warehousing and data mining, to different organisational contexts.
  • The data integration process, data profiling, data cleansing and data enhancement, and their contribution to adding value to data.
  • Data warehouse design; star schemas, redundancy, data distribution and security issues.
  • Adding value to data; knowledge discovery, and data mining.
  • Introduction of new material on the use of the data analysis tool Power BIĀ 

Assumed knowledge

COMP1140 Databases and Information Management

SENG1110 Object Oriented Programming; Or INFT1004 Introduction to Programming; Or Equivalent

Assessment items

Practical Demonstration: Assignment

Quiz: Class Quizzes

Formal Examination: Examination

Contact hours


Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

PSB Singapore

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

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