This data visualisation was undertaken in order to better understand the structure and composition of the Higher Education (HE) segment of the College of Design and Social Context (DSC) at RMIT University.

RMIT DSC Ring Chart

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One of RMIT's three colleges, DSC has a total HE EFTSL of around 11000, and a headcount over 14000 students. DSC's largest school by HE EFTSL is Media and Communications. Across all schools, undergraduate enrolments account for the greatest share of student load, and RTS/CGS (government subsidised) places the greatest proportion of fund sources. 210 programs are offered across the eight schools of DSC. Over 2000 courses sit across these programs (not illustrated). The centre captures articulation pathways between programs.

Coloured lines illustrate pathways within schools. Line width indicates the enrolment volume of the source program in each articulation pair. Grey lines capture existing and potential articulations across schools. Here, transparency indicates the EFTSL size of the source program. The chart captures a total of approximately 4700 articulation pathways. Note that individual program codes have been scrambled for the purposes of this public release.

Visualisation created using Processing 1.5.1, XlsReader 0.1.1.

Processing source: core, functions. Download rmit_dsc.zip for core.pde, functions.pde and the DSC_Radial.xls file required to run the visualisation from within Processing (note that program codes within the xls file have been altered prior to this public release). This source code is hereby released under a Creative Commons Attribution alone license.

DSC Ring Detail


The following series of charts highlight the positions of individual schools within the ring:
DSCCO Architecture & Design PCPM Art Media & Communications Fashion & Textiles Education GUSS

Visualisation and design by Andrew Dun. Copyright 2012.

Contact: andrew.dun@rmit.edu.au, andrew.dun@gmail.com