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Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics

Course Points
60
Course Duration
2 Years
Course Level
Level 8
Course Start Date
23rd September 2019 at 6pm

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

OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS FROM THE END OF MAY

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 

Year 1 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
  • PLUS every other Saturday 9:00-13:00. (6th Oct, 20th Oct, 3rd Nov, 17th Nov, 1st Dec and 8th Dec 2018) Research Methods for Data Analytics with Dr Rajesh Jaiswal


Year 1 Semester 2 (26th 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
  • Saturday - Ethics and Social Responsibility in Data Analytics with Dr Caroline Sheed (1st class on Saturday 26th Jan, then 9th Feb, 23rd Feb, 9th Mar, 23rd Mar, 6 Apr). 

€1,910 per annum for 2 years

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.

Dr Kevin McDaid (Programme Director)
Phone: 042 9370200 Ext 2739
Email: kevin.mcdaid@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 €1,910 per annum
Starting Date 23rd September 2019 at 6pm
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