Data Analytics and Software Development Part-time [2 Years Part Time] [September 2017]

University of Limerick (17HDDASDPT)
Key Programme Details
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Major

NFQ Level

8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Daytime, Mixed, Classroom - Evening

Mode

2 Years Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

0613 Software and applications development and analysis

Skills Area

Information/Communications Technology

General Information
Contact

Nikola Nikolov

Email

Nikola.Nikolov@ul.ie

Phone

061 223 284

Address

Please contact the Course Director Nikola.Nikolov@ul.ie regarding any queries on course content.

CPE will assist with entry, administrative and admissions queries on cpe@ul.ie

Role

Course Director

Important Dates
Application Deadline

22/08/2017

Start Date

04/09/2017

About this Course

The part-time Higher Diploma in Data Analytics and Software Development course will provide learners with fundamental theoretical and practical skills, abilities and knowledge to gain a comprehensive understanding of data analytics closely aligned to current employer needs.

The programme has been designed in consultation with a number of businesses that are based in the west/mid-west regions (all part of the Limerick for IT group). Vistakon, Analog Devices, HP (Galway), DELL and General Motors have all been involved in the course design.

The two-year part-time programme structure will facilitate those already in employment or those who are currently "Homemakers" and wish to return to work in the Technology sector.

This course provides a blend of advanced data modeling, statistical analysis and database design concepts that will provide participants with the skills to work alongside business Subject Matter Experts to fast track the use and adoption of advanced analytics techniques and solutions that will enable further performance improvements.

An industry learning experience (work placement) will form a key element of the programme, ensuring the integration of the various concepts in the portfolio of the participant.

Job readiness and support into employment will be provided through a series of workshops and seminars and an active engagement with motivated students in attaining employment.

Modules:

Year 1 Autumn Semester
MA4603 Science Mathematics 3
CS5051 Programming A

Year 1 Spring Semester
CS4065 Web Infrastructure
CS4416 Database Systems
CS5052 Programming B

Year 2 Autumn Semester
CS4171 Introduction to Model Driven Development
CS4055 Data Mining and Data Warehousing
CS5061 ICT Employability Skills Workshop

Year 2 Spring Semester
CS4004 Software Testing and Inspection
MS4303 Operations Research 1

Year 2 Summer Semester
IE2011 INDUSTRY LEARNING PROJECT

Objectives

This course provides a blend of advanced data modelling, statistical analysis and database design concepts that will provide participants with the skills to work alongside business Subject Matter Experts to fast track the use and adoption of
advanced analytics techniques and solutions that will enable further performance improvements.

Entry Requirements

The principal entry requirement for the course is a Level 8 honours primary degree, at minimum second class honours (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent), in a relevant engineering, computing, mathematics, science or
technology discipline.

Applicants from other disciplines who have a significant mathematics or computing element in their primary degree will also be considered.

Education qualifications, work experience, motivation and overall potential to be successful on the programme are considered in evaluating an application.

Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University.

The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

The University of Limerick policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning will apply to applications for this programme.

To be eligible for Springboard+ funding applicants must be resident in the state.

Long Description

The part-time Higher Diploma in Data Analytics and Software Development course will provide learners with fundamental theoretical and practical skills, abilities and knowledge to gain a comprehensive understanding of data analytics closely aligned to current employer needs.

The programme has been designed in consultation with a number of businesses that are based in the west/mid-west regions (all part of the Limerick for IT group). Vistakon, Analog Devices, HP (Galway), DELL and General Motors have all been involved in the course design.

The two-year part-time programme structure will facilitate those already in employment or those who are currently "Homemakers" and wish to return to work in the Technology sector.

In industry today, there are vast amounts of data being generated from multiple IT business systems, manufacturing labs and equipment. Companies are typically reactive relying heavily on descriptive analytics for low to medium complexity problems.

In recent years however companies have ventured into more advanced analytics using multivariate analysis techniques and the latest big data technologies and are starting to see significant insights and gains. This has demonstrated the potential for using data to tap into new insights that will improve business by giving better information to control manufacturing process, which will in turn lead to improved process stability, increased outputs and yields and better cost management.

This course provides a blend of advanced data modeling, statistical analysis and database design concepts that will provide participants with the skills to work alongside business Subject Matter Experts to fast track the use and adoption of advanced analytics techniques and solutions that will enable further performance improvements.

An industry learning experience (work placement) will form a key element of the programme, ensuring the integration of the various concepts in the participant’s portfolio.

Job readiness and support into employment will be provided through a series of workshops and seminars and an active engagement with motivated students in attaining employment.

Timetable Info

8 hours per week - afternoon time

Timetable information will be available closer to the time

Delivery Location

Campus/Classroom

Delivery Notes

Campus/Classroom

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Carmel O'Dwyer

Address

Continuing & Professional Education,
University of Limerick,
Limerick, Ireland

Phone

061-202605

Email

cpe@ul.ie

Application Procedures

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Stage 01: Apply on Springboard Courses to register your interest in taking this course at the University of Limerick (UL).

Stage 02: Start the University of Limerick on-line application process and save it until you have all documentation ready.
UL Online Application System for Higher Diploma - Software Development
(If you are prompted on the UL online application form to pay an application fee of €25, please select the “Pay by Cheque” option to waive this fee. Springboard applicants are exempt from fees.)


Stage 03: Gather the required documentation to support your application as detailed below. These are compulsory and are required for enrolment at the University. Support Documents required:
1. A detailed CV out lining your education, employment and professional qualifications and experience in line with the entry requirements for the course as listed on the Springboard+ site.
2. Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts/college results. Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number. We can access their student transcripts using this number.
3. If applicable - Certified English translation of your award/transcripts
4. Scanned copy of birth certificate or passport to verify ID and full legal name.
5. Digital quality head and shoulders photograph to passport standards for your ID card.
6. Documentation to support your application, such as a detailed CV or professional certificates.
7. Applicants who do not have English as their first language must include the following additional documents with their application form:
•English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
•English language competency certificate
Applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to have a high level of competence in English.

An application will not be deemed to be complete unless it includes the documentation listed above.

Stage 04: Once the form is completed and all documents ready, email your Application and documents to the University of Limerick to cpe@ul.ie stating which course you have applied for.
Please note, your application will not be processed until all documentation is received

Stage 05: The University of Limerick will make you an offer if you are successful.

Stage 06: Accept the University of Limerick Offer by the due date indicated in the offer email.

Stage 07: The Springboard Application System will offer you a place which you should accept to avail of free fees. You will be liable for fees of €7,000 unless you accept the Springboard Application System Offer.

In order to avail of free fees you must provide written confirmation from your local Department of Social Welfare (DSP) office that you were in receipt of a Social Welfare payment at the time of application for this course.
*If you are not in receipt of a Social Welfare payment and you are in employment, you do not need to provide this letter.