COMP 7016 Visualisation

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301112

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Description This unit introduces the fundamentals and technologies of information visualisation. It covers the major concepts of information visualisation, human-computer perception and methods for visual data analysis. Students will learn the knowledge and skills required for identifying suitable visualisation techniques and tools appropriate for various data types and applications. The unit provides students with opportunities to explore recent research in the visualisation field.

School Computer, Data & Math Sciences

Discipline Computer Science

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Incompatible Subjects MATH 2014 Visual Analytics


Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Assumed Knowledge

Familiarity with computer software programs, such as Microsoft Office.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Explain the purpose of information visualisation
  2. Identify strengths, limitations and opportunity of visualisation techniques
  3. Evaluate common visualisation techniques for relational data, multi-dimensional data and spatio-temporal data
  4. Analyse interaction methods in visualisation
  5. Apply common visualisation tools for data analysis
  6. Evaluate visual analytics technologies and tools for data analysis

Subject Content

Information visualisation including main concepts and overview
Visual mappings and visual perception
Trees and graphs visualisation
Multi-dimensional data visualisation
Spatio-temporal data visualisation
Using visualisation and tools to understand data
Visual Analytics


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Tutorials and Labs 2 hours each 20 N Individual
Assignment 1 1,500 to 2,000 words report 30 N Individual
Assignment 2 1,500 to 2,000 words report 30 N Individual
Quiz 60 minutes 20 N Individual

Teaching Periods


Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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Quarter 3

Parramatta City - Macquarie St


Subject Contact Zhonglin Qu Opens in new window

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