Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Statistics (Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Statistics)

TU Dublin (TU248)
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

01 220 5687

Address

Technological University Dublin
City Campus
Grangegorman
Dublin 7

Role

Programme Coordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

03/09/2021

Start Date

20/09/2021

End Date

06/05/2022

About this Course

The TU Dublin, City Campus, Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Statistics is a Level 9, 30 ECTS credits programme. It is a part-time, delivered two evenings a week and runs over two 15-week semesters. The start date is September 2021 and the course runs until May 2022 (single intake in September 2021.

This programme develops the digital and technological skills used to gather insights from information and data and draws on the most current practice in the field of statistics and machine learning. Participants learn statistical modelling skills using classical and Bayesian approaches and apply these skills to data sets using advanced object-oriented statistical software tools, such as, R, and effectively communicate the results orally and in writing.

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 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 part-time, delivered two evenings a week and runs over two 15-week semesters. The start date is September 2021 and the course runs until May 2022.

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.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Statistics meets the demand for domain-specific experts with analytical and logical problem solving and effective communication skills to become enterprising and creative business enablers and new technology change agents.

This programme develops the digital and technological skills used to gather insights from information and data and draws on the most current practice in the field of statistics and machine learning. Participants learn statistical modelling skills using classical and Bayesian approaches and apply these skills to data sets using advanced object-oriented statistical software tools, such as, R, and effectively communicate the results orally and in writing.

The philosophy of "theory through practice" underpins the programme with an emphasis on the use of modern software packages. Through industry-linked case studies and projects learners become skilled practitioners who can assess the value and potential exploitation of data and the power of statistical modelling; undertake complex statistical modelling and provide robust data driven evidence to business for improved decision making; use critical thinking and problem solving skills to 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, Grangegorman

Delivery Notes

Blended

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