Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics (Springboard/online)

Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics (Springboard/online)

Course Overview

  • 2

    Year P/T

  • 8


Why take this course?

This Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics is a conversion course for those who already have a Level 8 honours degree, but not in a technical/scientific/numerate area. It is ideal for those who find their job has taken them towards analytics, perhaps in a haphazard manner and want to formalise their knowledge with a recognised qualification.

What will I experience?

The programme will equip graduates with the skills and aptitudes necessary to excel in the emerging field of Big Data and Data Analytics. This programme will ensure that you will be able to understand the data context, apply appropriate techniques and utilise the most relevant tools to generate insights into such data.

Programme content

· Database systems

· Programming

· Data Analytics 1

· Probability and Statistics

· Advanced Databases

· Interpretation of Data 1:

· Data Analytics II

· Data Analytics Project:

· Interpretation of Data 2:

· Data Analytics Case Studies

· Work based project

Additional Information


Institute Induction for students that are new to the Institute will take place on Saturday 21st of September. Attendance on that date is compulsory.

Programme Fee

Free to Springboard eligible participants


€700 for those in employment


2 years 48 Weeks

Online (live) lectures delivered Tuesday and Thursday 7.00pm to 9.00pm. All are recorded so you can view them at a later stage. The software used is free and means you can attend classes virtually, on your laptop (Windows/Mac and even Linux), tablet and mobile phone.

Plus two Saturdays per semester on-campus here in AIT.


September 2019


Katherine Begley


Tel: (0)90 647 1821



Course Details

Course Duration:
2 Year P/T
Course Award:
Higher Diploma in Science
Course NFQ Level:
Level 8
Dept of Accounting & Business Computing
Minimum Entry Requirements:

A Level 8 Honours degree or equivalent in any discipline. Please note a Level 8 Higher Diploma does not meet the entry requirements.

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