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Computing - Data Analytics

Dublin Institute of Technology

County/location

  • Dublin

Qualifications

  • Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)
  • Postgraduate Certificate
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

Attendance options

  • Daytime
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Weekend

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Qualification Letters

MSc

Enrolment and Start Dates Comment

Start Date: September 2016.

Application Date

Closing Date: 30th January 2016. Subject to availability.

Application Weblink

http://www.dit.ie/studyatdit/postgraduate/howtoapply/

Duration

Programme Code: DT228A (FT) / DT228B (PT).

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time (minimum).

Timetable / Hours
For the full-time route, teaching hours will take place Monday to Friday. Attendance on occasional Saturdays is required for the Case Studies module and evening attendance is required for some modules. In general students complete 30 ECTS in Semester 1 (Sept-Jan), 30 in Semester 2 (Feb-May) and 30 in Semester 3 (Sept-Jan) for the dissertation. For those who wish to complete in one calendar year the dissertation can be taken over the summer months (June-Sept) with approval.

For the part-time route, teaching will be in the evening with classes starting at 18.30. Attendance on Saturdays is required for some critical skills modules. Part-time students can progress through the programme at their own pace. The recommended pathway to complete the part-time programme in 2 years requires either attendance for two evenings with Saturdays per week or for three evenings per week in each semester.

Link to Course Fee

http://www.dit.ie/studyatdit/postgraduate/feesfunding/

Entry Requirements

The minimum admission requirements for entry to the programme are a B.Sc. (Honours) in Computer Science, Mathematics or other suitably numerate discipline with computing as a significant component. The degree should be at the level of Honours 2.1 or better or at Honours 2.2 or better with at least 2 years of relevant work experience. Applicants with other qualifications at Honours 2.1 or better level and relevant experience may also be considered.

Applicants must present a minimum IELTS English proficiency score of 6.5 overall with at least level 6.0 for each component.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on academic grades and any work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview.

Interview

Yes

Comment

Location:
College of Sciences and Health, DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8.

Qualification Awarded:
Postgraduate Certificate in Computing (Data Analytics) or Postgraduate Diploma in Computing (Data Analytics) or MSc in Computing (Data Analytics).

Course Content

Introduction:
The MSc in Computing (Data Analytics) is a specialist post-graduate programme run by the Dublin Institute of Technology Schools of Computing and Mathematical Sciences designed to create hybrid technologists to work in the growing and important area of data analytics. Data analytics is the science of extracting actionable insight from large amounts of raw data. Hybrid technologists are graduates equipped with deep technical skills (in data management, data mining, probability and statistics, and machine learning), but also with the softer skills (in communications, research and problem solving) required to work effectively within organisations.

Who Should Apply?
Individuals with experience developing or using data intensive systems who wish to extend their skills to include advanced analytics techniques and join an industry niche of massive growing importance.

Subjects Taught

Specialist Core Modules:
Probability & Statistical Inference
Machine Learning
Data & Database Design for Data Analytics
Data Management
Data Mining
Visualisation

Critical Skills Core Modules common to all MSc in Computing specialisms:
Problem Solving, Communication and Innovation
Case Studies in Computing
Research Writing & Scientific Literature
Research Methods and Proposal Writing

Option Modules (Two required):
Geographic Information Systems
Spatial Databases
Security
Ubiquitous Computing
Universal Design
Man and Machine
App Development & Commercialisation
Bioinformatics
Language Technology
Programming for Big Data

Students can also take specialist core modules from the other MSc streams as optional modules, subject to availability and schedules.

Careers or Further Progression

Career Opportunities
Data analytics has been highlighted in a range of recent reports as an area of strategic importance both nationally and internationally. Areas in which opportunities for data analytics practitioners exist include retail, financial services, telecommunications, health, and government organisations. Specific roles include but are not limited to: Data Analytics Consultant, Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Data Architect, Database Administrator, Data Warehouse Analyst, Business Intelligence Developer, Business Intelligence Implementation Consultant, Business Analyst, Reporting Analyst.

Progression
Students can choose to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate on completion of 30 ECTS or a Postgraduate Diploma on completion of 60 ECTS.

Students who wish to complete an MSc dissertation to achieve the MSc award will be eligible to do so on successful completion of all core modules and the achievement of an average grade of at least 50% over all core modules.

Further Enquiries

Programme co-ordinator
School of Computing
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8
School Contact: Andrea Curley
T: 01 402 2840
E: cspg@dit.ie

Course Web Page

http://dit.ie/studyatdit/postgraduate/taughtprogrammes/allcourses/comput...

International Students

http://dit.ie/international/