Fees: €350 per 5 credit module, and €700 for the 10 credit module. These fees include examination fees. Thus the total fee for the full 60 credit programme is €4,200.
Students pay for the relevant modules at the start of each semester.
1 Year Full-time
2 Years Part-time
September 2020 - May 2022
The course will commence in September 2020 (subject to demand).
The importance of the field of Data Science has exploded in recent years with a growing demand for experts in a variety of different industries. With ever increasing growth in data generation and collection, the value of data to industries is highly dependent on appropriate analysis. Consequently, data science and analytics has become a core component of both government bodies and private industry wishing to maintain competitiveness and gain advantages.
The Higher Diploma in Science in Data Science & Analytics (NFQ Level 8) in CIT is a collaboration between the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Computer Science. The programme aims to develop highly skilled and competent graduates in the rapidly expanding field of Data Science. The programme has been designed and developed with industry experts to ensure that graduates develop core skills in programming, database management, statistical modelling, time series analysis, machine learning, data visualisation and interpretation.
This is a 60 credit programme, in which three core strands: Data Science, Statistics, and Computer Science, are developed over two semesters with an increasing specialisation on statistical analysis and machine learning. There will be significant opportunity throughout to apply theoretical knowledge and develop problem solving skills through practical and laboratory sessions. The learner will also undertake a capstone project, which will be a key opportunity to demonstrate the ability to synthesise the learning acquired in the programme, and to apply it to the solution of an authentic problem in Data Science and Analytics.
The graduate will gain significant practical experience, in software packages and programming languages including R, Python, Excel, SQL, NoSQL, Tableau, Spark and Hadoop for example.
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Higher Diploma in Science in Data Science & Analytics (Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications).