Master of Science in Data Science

Institute of Technology, Carlow (CW-SRDAT-M)
Key Programme Details
Award

NFQ Level 9

NFQ Level

9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Daytime

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

90

Skills Area

Information and communication (including ICT)

General Information
Contact

Olivia Harvey

Email

Springboard@itcarlow.ie

Phone

0599175280

Address

Institute of Technology Carlow
Kilkenny Road
Carlow

Role

Springboard Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

10/09/2018

Start Date

17/09/2018

End Date

31/08/2019

About this Course

The MSc in Data Science NFQ Level 9 programme provides students with a comprehensive knowledge base and skillset to fulfil and succeed in a variety of roles within data science driven organisations.

The programme is designed to meet current industry needs and provides students with a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the analysis and utilisation of large data sets, together with experience in conducting data science development projects, thereby preparing graduates for positions of responsibility in the Big Data and IT industries.

Objectives

The aim of this programme is to provide learners with an understanding and ability to critically evaluate and utilise data analytics and the associated processes, systems, algorithms, technologies and insights garnered, ethically, in appropriate contexts. The programme also focuses on current research in the field and enables participants to review and critically assess this research.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have obtained a second class honours level 8 primary degree (or equivalent)
in computer science or mathematical sciences or hold a degree with a strong numerate content (e.g.engineering, finance, physics, biosciences or economics). Applicants who do not meet the
above standard entry requirements will also be considered if they have an undergraduate degree (at Level 7 or Level 8) and a minimum of 5 years verifiable relevant industrial experience. Applicants who do not have a primary degree will only be considered with a minimum of 10
years verifiable relevant industrial experience.

Long Description

The MSc in Data Science NFQ Level 9 programme provides students with a comprehensive knowledge base and skillset to fulfil and succeed in a variety of roles within data science driven organisations. The programme is designed to meet current industry needs and provides students with a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the analysis and utilisation of large data sets, together with experience in conducting data science development projects, thereby preparing graduates for positions of responsibility in the Big Data and IT industries.
As well as studying a range of core taught modules, learners will undertake a significant research and/or programming project to further enhance their skillset from the creation of a project proposal to the delivery and deployment of a significant data science project. This innovative programme will build on participants’ professional and personal skills in areas such as presentation, communication and soft skills as well as data science development, integration and critical thinking around the design, implementation and deployment of data science solutions and systems in industry.

Career Opportunities

Data science is the interdisciplinary field of study of processes and systems to extract knowledge or insights from data in a variety of formats, either structured or unstructured, which is a continuing evolution of traditional data analysis fields such as statistics, data mining, and predictive analytics. Data scientists who have successfully completed this programme are equipped to work in ICT, finance, business, insurance, marketing and retail, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, telecommunication, media, sports and other sectors. The programme delivers rounded graduates for technical development and/ or data science management positions in the previously mentioned sectors.

Timetable Info

1 YEAR — PART-TIME
(run over 3 days of the week)

Delivery Location

Institute of Technology Carlow
Kilkenny Road
Carlow

Delivery Notes

In class.

Application Procedures

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie