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Data Storytelling with Visualisation

Part of the ModularMaster in Data Science programme

A picture speaks a thousand words. According to the World Economic Forum, the world produces 2.5 quintillion bytes of data daily and we need to be able to quickly and effectively understand what data means and be able to make decisions based on numbers and patterns. Data visualisation helps us to identify patterns, trends, understand relationships and provide better data presentation through visuals such as graphs, charts, and information visuals.

This course is designed to introduce the general concepts of Data Science with a focus on Data Visualisation. By the end of this course, participants will be able to produce data visualisations and excel in data story-telling.

Plan your learning path

This course can be taken as a module on its own or as part of the Graduate Certificate in Fundamentals in Data Science stack and participants will earn 12 subject credits which can also be used towards completing the ModularMaster in Data Science.

Course Details

Course Dates:
Coming soon

Past Intakes
5 Jul - 31 Aug 2021


Who Should Attend

  • Adult learners interested in using data visualisation at work or for personal enrichment.
  • Participants in roles which require interpretation and presentation of data.
  • Aspiring data/business analysts or data scientists looking to acquire skills in the data visualisation component.
  • Ideal for participants who are in or looking to acquire skills for roles such as entry-level Data Analysts, Business/Operation Analysts, Business Intelligence Analysts


  • Some literacy and competency in basic mathematics and computers
  • Participants are encouraged to complete the Foundation of Data Science before enrolling for this course

Programme Outline

Learning Objectives and Structure
  1. Perform the visualisation component for the role of a junior data scientist or business intelligence role.
  2. Extract insights visually from exploratory data analysis process
  3. Interpret convoluted patterns and meaningful insights with the help of data visualisation tools
  4. Visualize data set relevant to the model findings
  5. Build presentation-ready dashboards for managers
  6. Leverage on the infographic to communicate complex ideas across easily
  7. Visually illustrate findings with the aid of data storytelling

Programme Structure: Participants will go through 4 days of training. Class will reconvene on the 5th day for a presentation as part of the course assessment.

Day 1
  • Overview of Data Science
  • Overview of Data Visualisation
  • Common Visualisation Tools
  • Visualisation Techniques
  • Infographics
Day 2
  • Data Visualisation basics
Day 3
  • Intermediate Data Visualisation
  • Visualising AB Testing
  • Validating Tableau Data Mining
Day 4
  • Advanced Data Visualisation
  • Advanced Table Calculations
  • Advanced Data Preparation and Analytics
  • Advanced Mapping Techniques
  • Storytelling with Data Visualisation
Day 5
  • Project Presentation

Participants will be assessed via group based project presentation on the 5th session of the course. There will also be formative assessment and case studies to assess a participant's understanding and competency.

Subject Credits

Upon completion and satisfying the requirements of passing this course, learners will be awarded 12 subject credits.

Course Fees and Funding

SkillsFuture Course Fee Subsidy

Fee after subsidy

GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy

You pay

Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)

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GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy

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Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)

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GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy

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Full Course Fee (without subsidies): $4,815 (inclusive of prevailing GST) 


Khoo Sock Ling
Adjunct Fellow at SUTD Academy

Sock Ling has more than 15 years of analytics experience spanning across multiple industries and subject domains (CRM, Marketing, Digital, Retail). She has worked in several MNCs such as IBM, P&G and Levis where she was focused on driving strategic insights and business outcomes from data. In her current role as the Associate Director of Analytics and Data Strategy, Sock Ling has established the analytics foundations and many data driven processes in J&J Vision care APAC. Sock Ling has a Master of Business Administration from Nanyang Business School (Strategy and Finance) and a Master of Technology in Enterprise Business Analytics from NUS ISS.

ModularMaster Certificate in Data Science
Course Structure and Pathways

Two Tracks
We have designed two tracks to cater to participants with different learning preferences.

​Participants who prefer to make use of programming can go for the modules under the Programming Track while participants who prefer to make use of readily available tools can embark on modules under the Non-Programming Track.

For participants who do not possess a programming background, you may also take on a Bridging pathway towards the Programming Track.


Policies and Financing Options

SSG Funding Terms and Conditions

Use of Personal Details

In consideration of the subsidy provided by SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (“SSG”) through the SUTD Academy for the Course,

I consent to:

The collection, use and disclosure to relevant third parties of my personal data by the SUTD Academy including but not limited to personal particulars, attendance records, assessment/performance records, for the following purposes:

  1. Reporting of national statistics and conducting of holistic continuing education training research and analysis;

  2. Facilitate the conduct of the relevant surveys and audits in relation to the Course;

  3. General administration of the Course including but not limited to processing of the subsidy provided by SSG;

  4. Publicity and marketing of the Course or other Courses to be provided by SSG or SUTD Academy; and

  5. SSG or its Appointed Auditors or Nominated Representatives to directly contact Course Participant to obtain information deemed necessary for the purposes of conducting effectiveness survey or audits in relation to the Course.

I agree to:

  1. Attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments;

  2. Complete the Course feedback at the end of the Course;

  3. Complete the post Course survey sent about 3 to 6 months after class attendance; and

  4. Sign up for a personal email account.

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Methods of Payment

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. If a written notification is sent to within 24 hours after course registration deadline there will be no cancellation charges. A full refund will be made. 

  2. No refund is provided if written notification is more than 24 hours after course registration deadline. SUTD Academy reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant.

Replacement Policy

Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course by giving a 3-working day notice before the course commencement date to Terms and conditions apply.

Registration Policy

  1. Course may be cancelled due to insufficient participants. SUTD Academy will not be responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from any course cancellation.

  2. Course enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

  3. SUTD Academy reserves the right to change or cancel any course or instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Types of Funding

Funding under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")

  1. MCES is an enhanced Subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them to remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  2. Individuals/employers are not required to submit an application for the MCES. Those pursuing SSG-funded programmes will be charged the appropriate subsidised fees by SUTD Academy if they are eligible MCES. Individuals/employers will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG's grant).

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Funding under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")

  1. ETSS is an enhanced funding to enable SMEs to send their employees for training.

  2. SMEs will enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  3. In addition to higher course fee funding, SMEs can also claim absentee payroll funding of 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. SMEs may apply for the absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.

  4. To qualify, SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:
    - Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
    - At least 30% local shareholding by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
    - Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than $100 million
    - Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
    - Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

    For more info, please visit SSG website at

Funding under Union Training Assistance Programme ("UTAP")

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading.

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).

For more info, please visit NTUC's website.