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Certificate in Data Analytics

Course Points
Course Duration
1 Year
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
14 Places
Course Start Date
Monday 28th September 2020 at 6.00pm

Course Summary

The Certificate in Data Analytics is a recently developed 1-year part-time conversion programme devised in response to the highlighted need for data savvy graduates. It will provide learners with skills in the areas of statistics, programming and databases that will enable them to transfer much of the domain specific knowledge/skill already gain in their primary degree(s) to the IT and Data Analytics sector.

Important notice about this course


This course is supported by Springboard+. You can find more information on Springboard by clicking here.

Data Analytics is a contributor to key technologies in many areas of Business, Engineering and Computing. This programme is a first step into the area of Data Analytics, providing upskilling and reskilling opportunities. This 1-year part-time programme, consists of a technical subset of the modules being offered in year 1 of the Higher Diploma in Data Analytics. It aims to provide participants with a strong foundation in statistical techniques, spreadsheet technologies and statistical programming using R. 

Course structure:

Semester 1

  • Statistics using R - 1
  • Spreadsheet Data Analytics

Semester 2

  • Applied Database Systems
  • Statistics using R - 2

This course is typically delivered using a blended approach. Classes normally run on Monday and Wednesday evenings 6:00pm to 9:00pm over two semesters.

The course provides a starting point for a career in areas such as:

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer
  • Progression routes open to graduates of the Certificate in Data Analytics, may include conversion to the Higher Diploma in Data Analytics (this would involve some bridging modules).


Course is FREE to the Unemployed.

A fee of €200 applies to employed/self-employed applicants.

ANY Honours (Level 8) Degree with 15 credits of Mathematics and/or Statistics OR

Level 7 Degree with 15 credits of Mathematics and/or Statistics AND at least 2 years of work experience together with strong numeracy skills. No prior programming exposure is required.


This course is aimed at:

  • Candidates with strong numeracy skills and a basic knowledge of statistics who wish to become more data savvy. No prior programming exposure is required.
  • Graduates with strong numerate skills who wish to pursue a career in the expanding area of Data Analytics.
  • Professionals who wish to develop their Data Analytics skills to apply them to real problems in their current work domains.

Dr Kevin McDaid (Programme Director)
Phone: 042 9370200 Ext 2739

Course ID DK_ICCDA_8
Level 8
Duration 1 Year
Credits 20
Places 14
School School of Informatics & Creative Arts
Department Computing Science and Mathematics
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees FREE to some via the Springboard scheme / €200 for others
Starting Date Monday 28th September 2020 at 6.00pm
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How to Apply

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Please ensure to upload copies of your existing certified education.


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