Humanising Data, Minor (0335)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0335

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

Every day, our lives are impacted by machines processing data about us, often with the goal of predicting future outcomes or depicting trends. Yet this processing typically happens in a black box that we can’t often see. We are invited to trust the outcomes, but there are real questions about privacy, liability, fairness, and transparency. This Minor in Humanising Data will help students explore what’s behind data analysis, paving the way for increasing our knowledge and understanding of data and opening up employment opportunities in applied areas of data analytics such as data privacy engineers or marketing specialists.

This minor is a Challenge Minor, which is an innovative transdisciplinary minor co-created with students as partners. With a Challenge Minor, your learning reaches beyond your discipline, giving you the chance to amplify your learning in new directions. For more information, visit the Challenge Minor website.


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Qualification for this minor requires the successful completion of 40 credit points including the subjects listed below. 

Subject Title Credit Points
BEHV 1025Usable Design10
COMP 2026Visual Analytics10
INFO 3011Social Computing10
Select one Alternate subject10
Biostatistics in Health
Technology, Innovation and the Law
Total Credit Points40