Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics - Full-Time

 

Overview 

The Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics will provide graduates with the theoretical and practical skills required to meet the demands of industry.  The proposed programme will enable learners to apply those transferable skills developed as part of their original degree to specific IT and Data Analytics areas.  The current and projected skills shortages are increasing the demand for graduates with a skillset that embeds new technologies with existing established core computing skills. Use and implementation of technologies are changing fast and therefore so are the demand for specific technology skills. A strong core technology education will form a good basis upon which skills in the current and future cutting edge technologies can be built.

 

This programme aims to develop learners' knowledge of the theory and practice of Data Analytics necessary for them to secure employment and perform as graduate level ICT /Data Analytical practitioners in a broad range of commercial, industrial and public sector environments. Graduates will have a clear understanding of the practical and theoretical foundations of data analytics. The programme enables and supports learners in developing critical analytical skills and developing skills in applying theoretical concepts to the practice of data analytics.

Specific skills include the skills to develop,implement and maintain the hardware and software required to make use of data analytics including Big Data. THE EGFSN report, "Assessing the demand for Big Data and Analytics Skills, 2013-2020" forecasts a continuing strong demand for data analytics across the economy over the period 2015-2020 and estimates that Ireland has the potential to create between 12750 and 21000 job vacancies by 2020.

Course Content

Modules within this programme include:

  • Databases and business applications 

  • Programming essentials 

  • Statistics for data analytics 

  • Data warehousing and business intelligence

  • Programming for big data  

  • Tools for data analytics

 

Participants are equipped to take data visualization and communications, data and web mining, advanced data analytics. Upon completion of the above students will complete an industry based credit bearing project.

The overall aim of the programme is to provide graduates with the underpinning academic knowledge to enhance their educational and employment opportunities and to achieve the award of a Higher Diploma in Science in Computing in Data Analytics.