Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics[2 Years Part-time]

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DK_ICHDA_8)
Key Programme Details
Award

Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics

NFQ Level

8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Daytime, Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Department of Computing Science and Mathematics

Skills Area

Information and communication (including ICT)

General Information
Contact

Dr Kevin McDaid

Email

Kevin.McDaid@dkit.ie

Phone

n/a

Address

Department of Computing and Mathematics
Dundalk Institute of Technology,
Dundalk,
Co. Louth

Role

Programme Director

Important Dates
Application Deadline

24/09/2018

Start Date

01/10/2018

End Date

19/06/2020

About this Course

THIS COURSE IS FULL



This is a two year part-time course in Data Analytics.

This course will equip participants with the theoretical and practical skills to enter the world of data analytics. It will provide learners with the required skills in the areas of statistics, programming and databases that will enable them to transfer much of the domain specific knowledge/skill already gain in their primary degree(s) to the IT and Data Analytics sector.

This course is aimed at candidates with strong numeracy skills and a basic knowledge of statistics who wish to become more data savvy, no prior programming exposure is required. This course is created for those who wish to develop the skills, expertise and knowledge to work as Data Analysts and is aligned with the needs of local data focused companies.

Course Schedule
Stage 1 / Semester 1
• Statistics using R - 1
• Spreadsheet Data Analytics
• Research Methods for Data Analytics

Stage 1 / Semester 2
• Ethics and Social Responsibility in Data Analytics
• Applied Database Systems
• Statistics using R - 2

Stage 2 / Semester 1
• Advanced Statistics using R - 1
• Real Time Data Analytics
• Data Analytics Project 1

Stage 2 / Semester 2
• Data Visualisation
• Advanced Statistics using R - 2
• Data Analytics Project 2

Entry Requirements

ANY Honours (Level 8) Degree with 15 credits of Mathematics
OR
Level 7 Degree with 15 credits of Mathematics AND at least 2 years of work experience.


A FEE OF €550 APPLIES TO EMPLOYED / SELF-EMPLOYED APPLICANTS

Timetable Info

Year 1 Semester 1 (24th September - 19th December 2018)

Induction Monday 24th September 18:00

Mondays 18:00-21:00, Spreadsheet Data Analytics with Dr Fiona Lawless

Wednesdays 18:00-21:00, Statistics using R with Dr Siobhan Connolly Kernan

Every other Saturday 9:00-13:00. (29th Sep, 13th Oct, 27th Oct, 10th Nov, 24th Nov, 8th Dec 2018) Research Methods for Data Analytics with Dr Rajesh Jaiswal




Year 1 Semester 2 (28th January - 4th May 2019)

Mondays 18:00-21:00, Applied Database Systems with Stephen Larkin

Wednesday 18:00-21:00, Statistics using R with Dr Siobhan Connolly Kernan

Every other Saturday. Ethics and Social Responsibility in Data Analytics with Dr Caroline Sheedy

Delivery Location

DKIT

Delivery Notes

Classroom lectures

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Karen English/Anton Barrett

Address

Lifelong Learning Centre, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland

Phone

042-9370295

Email

springboard@dkit.ie