new course

Certificate in Data Analytics

Course Points
Course Duration
1 Year
Course Level
Level 8
Course Start Date
Monday 23rd September 2019 at 6pm

Course Summary

The Certificate in Data Analytics is a new 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


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 Schedule:

Semester 1
Statistics using R - 1
Spreadsheet Data Analytics

Semester 2
Applied Database Systems
Statistics using R - 2

Semester 1 (1st October - 19th December 2018)

Induction Monday 1st October 18:00

Mondays 18:00-21:00, Spreadsheet Data Analytics with Dr Fiona Lawless

Wednesdays 18:00-21:00, Statistics using R with Dr Siobhan Connolly Kernan

Semester 2 (28th January - 4th May 2019)

Mondays 18:00-21:00, Applied Database Systems with Stephen Larkin

Wednesday 18:00-21:00, Statistics using R with Dr Siobhan Connolly Kernan

Course Fee is €1,400.

The fee is payable in 4 instalments as follows:

Instalment 1: €50 is payable upon application (This is fully refundable if you are not made an offer of a course place).

Instalment 2: €100 is payable to confirm your acceptance of a course place.

Instalment 3: €550 is payable by 31st October 2019.

Instalment 4: €700 is payable by 28th February 2020.

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


Level 7 Degree with 15 credits of Mathematics and/or Statistics AND at least 2 years of work experience.

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. 

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

Level 8
Duration 1 Year
Credits 20
School School of Informatics & Creative Arts
Department Computing Science and Mathematics
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €1,400
Starting Date Monday 23rd September 2019 at 6pm
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