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Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics (Part-Time)

Course Points
60
Course Duration
2 Years
Course Level
Level 8
Course Start Date
25 January 2021 at 6.00pm

Four great reasons to consider this course

  • This course is ideal for numerate graduates looking to enhance their skills and improve their employability in the field of Data Analytics.
  • It is delivered by highly qualified lecturers with significant professional experience.
  • Underpinned by concrete theories, this course provides real practical statistics and computing skills that can be used to solve business problems across a wide range of industries.
  • This course is delivered through a blended combination of online and onsite learning.

Course Summary

This two year part-time course will equip participants with the theoretical and practical skills to enter the world of data analytics. It will provide learners with the required 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

COURSE START DEFERRED TO JANUARY 2021

  • Please note that this programme is only funded via Springboard+ in full-time delivery mode and not part-time. To apply for the full-time version of this programme, please click here.
  • This programme is subject to final validation.

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. This course is created for those who wish to develop the skills, expertise and knowledge to work as Data Analysts and is aligned with the needs of local data focused companies. 

Course Schedule:

Stage 1 / Semester 1

  • Statistics using R - 1 
  • Spreadsheet Data Analytics
  • Research Methods for Data Analytics

Stage 1 / Semester 2

  • Ethics and Social Responsibility in Data Analytics
  • Applied Database Systems
  • Statistics using R - 2 


Stage 2 / Semester 1

  • Advanced Statistics using R - 1
  • Real Time Data Analytics
  • Data Analytics Project 1


Stage 2 / Semester 2

  • Data Visualisation
  • Advanced Statistics using R - 2
  • Data Analytics Project 2 

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

The course provides the necessary preparation for a career in areas such as

  • Data Analyst;
  • Data Scientist;
  • Data Engineer;
  • Business Analytics Specialist;
  • Data Visualization Developer;
  • Analytics Manager

On the successful completion of this Higher Diploma, students who obtain Second Class Honours, or higher, will be eligible to be considered for entry to an MSc in Computing programme (taught or research). Future progression options available within DkIT will include the MSc in Data Analytics.  

Total course fee: €3,750


Application Fee: €50 (non-refundable if you are made an offer of a place)

Accept Offer Fee: €100 (non-refundable)

Instalment 1 = €900 is payable by 28th February 2021

Instalment 2 = €900 is payable by 31st October 2021

Instalment 3 = €900 is payable by 28th February 2022

Instalment 4 = €900 is payable by 31st October 2022

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.

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 and Mining skills to apply them to real problems in their current work domains.

Graduates who enjoy Mathematics and problem-solving with a focus on real-world problems.

Graduates who are interested in developing their advanced statistical and computing skillsets to master areas such as statistical inference and machine learning.

Dr Kevin McDaid (Programme Director)
Phone: 042 9370200 Ext 2739
Email: kevin.mcdaid@dkit.ie

Dr Fiona Lawless (Head of Computing Science and Mathematics)
Phone: +353 42 9370200
Email: fiona.lawless@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_ICHDA_8
Level 8
Duration 2 Years
Credits 60
School School of Informatics & Creative Arts
Department Computing Science and Mathematics
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €3750
Starting Date 25 January 2021 at 6.00pm
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