Data Visualisation and Storytelling Using Tableau

Duration: 6 weeks excluding orientation

Course format: Online

Course fees: S$1,995

Course Overview

Employ audience knowledge to influence decision-making through the craft of visual storytelling.

Course Objectives

Data has the ability to influence decisions when it is presented as an easy-to-understand narrative. This requires the extraction of key pieces of relevant information, and the translation of them in a way that is clear and compelling to an audience.

On the Data Visualisation and Storytelling Using Tableau online short course from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Advanced Computing for Executives (ACE), you’ll learn to use data to communicate business insights. Over six weeks, you’ll explore the functionalities and capabilities of Tableau through practical, step-by-step exercises involving data visualisation. You’ll also equip yourself with the tools and skills to collate data, extract important insights and use them to create engaging stories that inform and influence. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to convey meaningful data insights using data-driven visualisations.

Learning Outcomes

This course is for you if you want to:

  • Develop real-world skills. Explore practical tools, best practices, and frameworks that can be immediately implemented in your context.
  • Communicate more effectively. Learn to transform raw data into powerful visualisations while using best practices.
  • Use storytelling to improve decision-making. Convert insights into compelling arguments using a storytelling framework.


  • Visual storytelling in business
  • Data as the foundation of visual storytelling
  • Connecting data to visualisations
  • Essential principles of visual design
  • Extracting insights using dashboards
  • Narrative and presentation

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for any professional who regularly analyses data or is involved in communicating insights to a business audience. Functional analysts and data analysts who want to improve their data visualisation and presentation skills will benefit from the course material. Additionally, managers in search of visual storytelling tools that can help present data in a way that informs and improves decision-making will gain practical skills that can immediately be applied to their work environment.

Technical Requirements

Basic Requirements
In order to complete this course, you’ll need a PDF Reader. You may also need to view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, as well as read and create documents in Microsoft Word or Excel.

Additional Requirements
Some courses may require certain software and resources, which will be communicated to you upon registration and/or at the start of the course. Please note that Google, Vimeo and YouTube may be used in our course delivery.

Course Convenor

Ms Samantha SowMs Samantha Sow
Senior Lecturer, Department of Information Systems and Analytics, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Samantha has over eight years of experience in business analytics and data science. She has a passion for engaging and inspiring others to enhance their workplace analytics capabilities and increase the business intelligence quotient within their organisations. Her interest lies in the application of data analytics, predictive modelling and optimisation techniques for deriving actionable insights for commercial purposes.

Along with holding several certifications from Microsoft, SAS and Tableau, she completed her Master of Education from the University of Sheffield and graduated from NUS with a Bachelor’s in Engineering with first-class honours.