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Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics

Programme Purpose

This programme has been designed to meet the ongoing need for Data Analysts throughout the workforce which can directly create added value and wealth to the Irish businesses and the society. Technological innovation applied to computing has created a wave of disruptive activity that will change the shape of the global information system over the next decade. The purpose of this programme is to provide students with advanced knowledge, critical thinking and computing skills to be able to meet the industry demands. The programme offers learners three elective pathways to support the opportunities to focus their development. The pathways being offered are Big Data Analytics, Predictive Data Analytics, Data Visualisation. Semester one (FT) lays the groundwork for the programme and encompasses mostly foundational modules that focus on providing a solid and comprehensive understanding of the relevant concepts, a proficiency in the use of programming for data analytics and Statistics for Data Analytics and Databases and Business Application. Learners initially develop advanced practical skills in essential areas such as programming, and Platforms for Data Analytics while also offering theoretical knowledge of statistics. Semester two (FT) builds on this by covering advanced modules in which the knowledge, understanding and skills acquired in the first semester can be employed. Semester two modules offer applied skills in topics such as Big Data Managing and Processing, Data and Web Mining and Applied Data Analytics, as well as Data Visualisation & Communications. Semester two (FT), also comprises a project or placement module, which focuses on applied skills. The project-based module allows the learner to demonstrate their critical thinking in application of knowledge and skills acquired in the programme to solve a clearly defined Industry problem. The project report (& presentation) will outline the literature, methodology, analysis, and discussion to support the innovative solution and its commercial validity. This is an interdisciplinary programme that focuses on data analytics and computing and its application to the data sciences. It is designed to appeal to graduates seeking to enhance their career prospects in Data Analytics. This is a 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time programme with 10 taught modules including 3 electives which combined, lead to a Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics (Level 8, 60 ECTS). There is an embedded award, the Certificate in Science in the Fundamentals of Data Analytics (15 ECTS) available as an exit award from this programme.

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Centres offering Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics

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Dublin Business School Exams Office, 13/14 Aungier Street,, Dublin 2 , D02 WC04. 01 417 7500