Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Statistics (September 2020)

TU Dublin (DT9002)
Key Programme Details
Award

Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Statistics

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

Department

School of Mathematical Sciences

General Information
Contact

Fiona Murray

Email

fiona.murray@TUDublin.ie

Phone

01 402 4827

Address

TU Dublin City Campus

Role

Programme Coordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

05/08/2020

Start Date

21/09/2020

End Date

31/05/2021

About this Course

The TU Dublin, City Campus, Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Statistics is a Level 9, 30 ECTS credits programme. It is a one-year part-time course delivered two evenings a week through a mix of online and face-to-face learning, and runs over two 15-week semesters. The start date is September 2020 and the course runs until May 2021.

This programme develops the digital skills used to gather insights from information and data and draws on the most current practice in the field of statistics. Participants learn statistical modelling skills using classical and Bayesian approaches and transferable programming skills that emphasise the computational aspects of statistical procedures.

Objectives

Learn advanced techniques and statistical tools required to analyse different data sets and scenarios
Build accurate and robust statistical mathematical models using R/RStudio
Critically analyse, interpret and draw conclusions from a statistical data set
Formulate and communicate the objectives of a statistical data analysis and interpret the results of such an analysis in a meaningful context
Acquire the statistical modelling and analytical skills set required for technical professional roles in industry and research

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the programme are:

a qualification of NFQ level 7 in Mathematics and at least one year of relevant subsequent experience in a statistical role or two years of subsequent experience in an applicable area

OR

a qualification of NFQ level 8 in any area with sufficient experience of a numerate discipline

Long Description

The TU Dublin, City Campus, Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Statistics is a Level 9, 30 ECTS credits programme. It is a one-year part-time course delivered two evenings a week, supported by online learning, and runs over two 15-week semesters. The start date is September 2020 and the course runs until May 2021.

The effective use of information from digital sources is key to the success and agility of organisations and is particularly important in a rapidly changing global economy. Individuals with deep analytical, technological and business skills combined with the ability to communicate complex solutions and methodologies across diverse audiences are much sought after across many sectors.

This programme develops the digital skills used to gather insights from information and data and draws on the most current practice in the field of statistics and machine learning with participants learning statistical modelling skills using classical and Bayesian approaches and transferable programming skills that emphasise the computational aspects of statistical procedures. The learner will gain the knowledge and practical skills to undertake complex statistical modelling and provide robust data driven evidence to business for improved decision making.

The core philosophy of theory through practice underpins the programme and through a blend of underlying theory and practice with an emphasis on the use of cutting-edge software packages, such as R/RStudio, and industry-linked case studies and projects learners become skilled practitioners and possess a solid understanding of data analysis and probability and statistical modelling. Participants learn how to assess the value and potential exploitation of data and the power of statistical modelling; they develop their critical thinking skills and learn how to interpret and challenge results and ultimately deliver insight and solutions to complex business problems and processes.

Learners study two modules each semester and the award requires the successful completion of four modules.

Timetable Info

Two evenings a week, 6.30 to 9.30pm.

Delivery Location

Online/TU Dublin City Campus

Delivery Notes

Semester 1: Primarily remote delivery with limited face-to-face interaction as permitted by health advice and any easing of restrictions.

Semester 2: Blended learning in keeping with public health situation.

Application Procedures

Please upload a single zip file with: CV; a copy of transcripts of Level 7 or Level 8 award; a copy of passport; proof of employment/Social Welfare benefit/Returner/Self-Employed