Postgraduate Certificate in Fundamentals of Data Science (Conversion) (Postgraduate Certificate in Fundamentals of Data Science (Conversion) )

TU Dublin (TU257)
Key Programme Details
Award

Postgraduate Certificate in Fundamentals of Data Science

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

Department

Computer Science

General Information
Contact

Dympna O'Sullivan

Email

compsci-pg.city@tudublin.ie

Phone

contact by email

Address

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

Important Dates
Application Deadline

10/09/2021

Start Date

20/09/2021

End Date

31/05/2022

About this Course

The Postgraduate Certificate in Fundamentals in Data Science (Conversion) is a one-year part time programme which aims to provide non-computing graduates an opportunity to upskill in the developing area of data analysis and data science.
This is a postgraduate programme at level 9 in the National Framework of Qualifications. Applicants are required to have a strong numerate background. The programme covers the key skills needed for an entry level position in data analytics, including modules in programming, databases, data wrangling and data analysis. 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 two evenings per week.

Objectives

The objectives of the programme are to:

• Impart an awareness of the principles and knowledge of data science to graduates with no academic background in computer science or other related discipline.
• Equip students with the base 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 non-computing related degree or a 2.2 classification level 8 degree with at least 2 years of relevant industry experience.
All applicants require to have demonstrated strong numeracy and analytic skills.
Please refer to https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility and provide the evidence as outlined.

Long Description

The Postgraduate Certificate in Fundamentals in Data Science (Conversion) is a one-year part time programme which aims to provide non-computing graduates an opportunity to upskill in the developing area of data analysis and data science.
This is a postgraduate programme at level 9 in the National Framework of Qualifications. Applicants are required to have a strong numerate background. The programme covers the key skills needed for an entry level position in data analytics, including modules in programming, databases, data wrangling and data analysis. 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 two evenings per week.

Career Opportunities

This course will give you, as a graduate from another discipline, skills and technical experience in working with both structured and unstructured data and performing data analysis at a basic level. It should supplement your existing knowledge, skills and know-how in your other discipline area to allow you to work with the data generated in these domains and work effectively on a data analysis team working with domain data.

Due to the focus on programming skills you will also be able to work in a data preparation role focusing which focuses on data extraction, cleaning and data wrangling.

Data science has been highlighted in a range of recent reports as an area of strategic importance both nationally and internationally. Data science is discipline-agnostic and can be applied across all industries and business processes where data is generated. Areas in which opportunities for data science and data analytics practitioners exist include retail, financial services, telecommunications, health, and government organisations.

With continuing education in data science you will be able to progress to a role more focused on using machine learning techniques to extract insight to help enhance business processes in a variety of industries. Specific roles include but are not limited to: Data Analytics Consultant, Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Data Architect, Database Administrator, Data Warehouse Analyst, Business Intelligence Developer, Business Intelligence Implementation Consultant, Business Analyst, Reporting Analyst.

Timetable Info

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 and details of your numeracy and analytic skills/experience and a copy of your passport. Please refer to https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility and provide the evidence as outlined.