Postgraduate Certificate in Data Science (Postgraduate Certificate in Data Science )

TU Dublin (TU256)
Key Programme Details
Award

Postgraduate Certificate in Data Science

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

35

Department

Computer Science

General Information
Contact

Dympna O'Sullivan

Email

compsci-pg.city@tudublin.ie

Phone

please use email address

Address

School of Computer Science (City Campus), Central Quad, Grangegorman, D07 ADY7, Ireland

Role

Head of Postgraduate Studies

Important Dates
Application Deadline

10/09/2021

Start Date

20/09/2021

End Date

31/05/2022

About this Course

The Postgraduate Certificate in Data Science is a one-year part time programme which aims to provide science, engineering and computing graduates an opportunity to upskill in the developing area of data science and machine learning.
This is a postgraduate programme at level 9 in the National Framework of Qualifications. Applicants are required to have strong programming skills. The programme covers the key skills needed for an entry level position in data science, including modules in data wrangling, data mining, data visualisation, probability and statistical inference and machine learning. It is very practically focussed with students developing skills in the main tools, methods and techniques used in the domain.
It is a part time programme with evening delivery, over three evenings in the first semester and two evenings in the second semester.

Objectives

The primary objectives of the Postgraduate Certificate in Data Science are to:
• Impart an awareness of the principles and knowledge of data science to students who have a solid academic background in computer science or other related discipline.
• Equip students with knowledge of technical skills, tools and techniques of data science.
• Expose students to leading-edge skills, tools, methodologies and technologies needed for an entry level position in data science within industry.

Entry Requirements

2.1 classification level 8 degree in a numerate discipline (including engineering, computing, science) or a 2.2 classification level 8 degree with at least 2 years of relevant industry experience. All applicants require to have demonstrated strong programming skills. Please refer to https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility and provide the evidence as outlined.

Long Description

The Postgraduate Certificate in Data Science is a one-year part time programme which aims to provide science, engineering and computing graduates an opportunity to upskill in the developing area of data science and machine learning.
This is a postgraduate programme at level 9 in the National Framework of Qualifications. Applicants are required to have strong programming skills. The programme covers the key skills needed for an entry level position in data science, including modules in data wrangling, data mining, data visualisation, probability and statistical inference and machine learning. It is very practically focussed with students developing skills in the main tools, methods and techniques used in the domain.
It is a part time programme with evening delivery, over three evenings in the first semester and two evenings in the second semester.

Career Opportunities

This programme prepares learners to manage, analyse and interpret large heterogeneous data sources. Graduates will design, compare and select appropriate data science techniques, using programming languages and software tools for data storage/management and analysis, machine learning, probabilistic and statistical methods and data visualization.

Timetable Info

Semester 1: September 2020 to December 2020
3 evenings a week
Semester 2: January 2021 to May 2021
2 evenings a week

Delivery Notes

Blended

RPL Information

http://www.dit.ie/academicaffairsandregistrar/recognitionofpriorlearning/

Application Procedures

Apply online with transcripts of your level 8 degree, a full CV, a personal statement indicating why you are applying for this course including details of your programming experience and a copy of your passport. Please refer to https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility for your category and provide the evidence as outlined.