Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics (Springboard)

Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics (Springboard)

Course Overview

  • 2

    Year P/T

  • 8


Why take this course?

UPDATE- December 27th - new places now available. Due to recent additional Springboard funding, new places have become available on this programme. Applicants can apply via www.springboardcourses.ie

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?

This programme is delivered entirely online, with both recorded lectures and live interactive sessions with academic staff so you can fit your study around your busy life. The lectures will be delivered on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings from 7-9pm.

There will be occasional tutorials on Fridays (2-3 per semester), but attendance at these is not mandatory.

From the outset, this programme will provide the learners with a set of transferable skills with a strong focus on problem solving and practical applications. The aims of the syllabus will be achieved in a variety of ways by the application of an array of teaching, learning and assessment methodologies.

What opportunities might it lead to?

The programme has a work placement component at the end where students will gain valuable real-world experience, further enhancing their career prospects. ​The field of analytics is still evolving, but applicable to a wide range of industries, including finance, engineering, sport science, business and computer science.

Course Details

Course Fees:
Course Duration:
2 Year P/T
Registration Closing Date:

9th January 2019

Course Commencement Date:

26th January 2019

Course Award:
Higher Diploma in Science
Course NFQ Level:
Level 8
Dept of Accounting & Business Computing
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Students with a Level 8 degree or equivalent qualification are eligible to apply to join this programme.

Course Structure

Year 1

  • Database Systems
  • Programming for Big Data
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Interpretation of Data
  • Data Analytics

Year 2

  • Data Analytics Project
  • Data Analytics Case Studies
  • Industry Placement

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