Higher Diploma in Data Analytics
This Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics is a conversion course for those who already have a Level 8 honours degree, but not necessarily 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. Or alternatively, it is also for those that have no knowledge or experience of Data Analytics, but see themselves working in such a role in the future.
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Start Date
1 Year
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This Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics aims to give students a solid grounding in the key skills, techniques, tools and attitudes necessary to become a practitioner in the area of Data Analytics. The programme will equip graduates with the skills and aptitudes necessary to excel in the emerging field of Data Analytics and 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 data. The programme is designed to offer the student maximum flexibility in terms of learning and collaboration opportunities, using platform-independent technologies to ensure that you can fit your learning around your busy life. The programme has been running for a number of years at TUS Athlone and is delivered by experienced and caring staff who will work with you to ensure your success.
The programme covers the key areas of Data Analytics - programming, SQL, maths (statistics), case studies and project work. No prior knowledge is assumed and students will develop skills in areas such as the Python programming language, statistics, databases, data analytics (utilising the R language), case studies and all rounded off with a semester-long capstone project. Programme Content:
  • Database Systems
  • Programming
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Data Analytics 1
  • Advanced Databases
  • Interpretation of Data 1
  • Data Analytics 2
  • Data Analytics Project
  • Interpretation of Data 2
  • Data Analytics Case Studies
  • Capstone (semester-long) Project
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. Those without the relevant qualifications, but with substantive and relevant experience, may be considered through the Recognition of Prior Learning process at TUS Athlone.
Career opportunities for graduates of this programme include: Data Analyst, Entry-level Data Scientist, Performance and Analytics Analyst, Data Operations Analyst, and Business Intelligence Analyst.
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