Northwestern McCormick School of Engineering - Data Visualization With Tableau

8 weeks
Full time/part time
Diploma / certificate

About this program

Northwestern McCormick School of Engineering - Data Visualization With Tableau

Learn to present data effectively using the tools and techniques required for impactful data visualization.

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from Northwestern University.

Learn to present data effectively using the tools and techniques required for impactful data visualization.

Data-driven insights are an increasingly valuable resource across industries. This has accelerated the demand for analytics professionals who can communicate complex data sets in a clear and visual way. The Northwestern Engineering Data Visualization With Tableau online short course provides the tools and insights to communicate data and uncertainty using a leading platform in data visualization and business intelligence.1 Over eight weeks,you'll explore best practices and techniques grounded in cognitive psychology and graphic design, and learn how to select the right visualization technique to make data easier to understand for stakeholders at all levels. With guidance from expert faculty,you'll learn to use data storytelling to improve organizational decision-making, while balancing operational goals.

Admission requirements

Is this course for you?

Existing data analysts, business intelligence and functional analysts, and managers who are responsible for making data-driven decisions will find this Northwestern Engineering online short course useful. The content is specifically geared toward those who would like to further their careers in the sought-after field of data visualization. By expanding their practical Tableau skills and learning to effectively present and communicate data to non-technical audiences, data science professionals — whether experienced or new to the world of work — can effectively transmit data in a pictorial or graphical way to help uncover trends and inform decision-making.

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Program content

Course curriculum

Explore key visual design principles and data storytelling techniques as you work through the weekly modules of this online short course.

Orientation module

Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1

Purpose of visualization

Module 2

Data fundamentals and the visualization process

Module 3

Visualization as a language

Module 4

Mapping data to visual variables

Module 5

Multidimensional data analysis

Module 6

Exploratory data analysis

Module 7

Designing visualizations for communication

Module 8

Visualization-based decision making

Program delivery


  • 8 weeks Excluding orientation
  • 6–10 hours per week Self-paced learning online


Total Tuition Fee :£1610


About the certificate

Learn about data visualization using Tableau and earn an official certificate of completion from Northwestern Engineering.

Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, you will need to meet the requirements outlined in the course handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the course.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements.

What will set you apart

On completion of this course,you'll walk away with:

  • The best practices to convey uncertainty and impactful insights through effective visualization-based communication using Tableau.
  • The ability to use data storytelling based on key design principles and techniques from cognitive psychology and graphic design.
  • A visualization design strategy to effectively communicate data insights to non-technical audiences for improved decision-making within your organization.

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Contact info


1845 Sheridan Rd
IL 60208 Evanston
United States


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