This course is being offered under the Springboard+ initiative for free for jobseekers and for a nominal fee for applicants in employment. See the Springboard+ tab for more information and to find out how to apply for this course.
This course aims to produce technically competent, innovative graduates that will become leading practitioners in the field of data analytics. Upon completion, graduates will be able to:
The course is designed to accommodate those whose specific interests in data analytics may be of a more technical or a more business-focused nature. Students will gain exposure to product commercialisation issues associated with data analytics. The course is delivered by faculty and practitioners using academic research, industry-defined practical problems, and case studies.
This face-to-face course will start in January 2020.
Click the link above to access the course page on the Springboard+ website for further information and to apply.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Data Analytics is being offered under the Springboard+ initiative. Visit the course page on the Springboard+ website to apply.
This course is free for applicants who are unemployed and who meet the academic requirements. Applicants who are in employment pay 10% of the course fee.
To find out if you're eligible visit www.springboardcourses.ie.
Ireland could create 12,750 to 21,000 jobs in data analytics according to the Forfás and the Expert Group on Future Skills Report. This course is focused on providing graduates with the ability to work in the data analytics sector and take advantage of this demand. Graduates will be capable of creating specialist start-ups or fulfilling roles such as Data Scientist, Business Intelligence Analyst, Knowledge and Informatics Engineer, Data Analyst and Data Mining Engineer.
This course is for graduates who have substantial technical and mathematical skills. Graduates from non-STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) that have not developed these skills will need to be able to demonstrate an aptitude for technical and mathematical problem solving.
A Postgraduate Diploma in Data Analytics is awarded by QQI at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
All our programmes offered under Springboard include a Career Bridge module and a work placement. In the past, students have found these elements to be a vital and life changing part of their learning experience.
Assisting students develop and achieve their career goals is a core mission within the NCI Career Development & Employability Office (CDEO) who have won the AHECS “Excellence in Employability Award” for 2013 and 2014. These were awarded both years for the work undertaken with students completing skills conversion programmes.
The highly practical “Career Bridge” module is embedded into each of the programme schedules and is delivered across two semesters. The module develops in students the ability to self-manage their careers, identify and address competency gaps, identify and apply for career opportunities, develop an online brand, network effectively and promote themselves at interview.
Work placements are an ideal way to use your newly acquired skills to transition into your chosen career and are an integral part of many Springboard courses within NCI. Our Work Placement Team has a proven track record of working successfully with Springboard students in assisting them transition to employment and in the last 12 months the Career Development & Employability Office have secured quality placements or career opportunities for over 400 students.
Each work placement advisor works collaboratively with students and proactively with Industry to identify suitable work placement opportunities and will endeavour to secure a work placement for each eligible student.
A minimum of a level 8 (honours degree) qualification (2.2 or higher) or equivalent on the National Qualifications Framework. Applicants may be from a cognate/STEM or non-cognate background.
For candidates who do not have a level 8 qualification, the college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme - meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic entry requirements, may be considered based on relevant work or other experience. Non-English speaking applicants must demonstrate fluency in the English language as demonstrated by IELTS academic score of at least 6.5 or equivalent.
This programme has a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy. Specifically, students are expected to successfully participate in lectures, laboratories and projects using a portable computer (laptop/notebook) with a substantial hardware configuration. Its minimal suitable configuration is 8GB of RAM (16GB are recommended); a modern 64-bit x86 multi-core processor (Intel i5 or superior); 250+ GB of available space in hard disk; WiFi card; and a recent version of Ubuntu, macOS, or Windows.
The course will be assessed with a blend of project work and exams. This varies between modules but typically assessment is 50% continuous assessment and 50% exam. Please note that in some instances exams may take place in the daytime.
Please see the Springboard+ section for further information on the schedule of upcoming courses.
Note that exams can be scheduled during the morning, afternoon or evening Monday to Saturday.
1 Year, 3 semesters from September to December 2019, January to May 2020 and late May to August 2020.
The fee for this course is €6,500 (fees revised annually).
To apply for this course, applicants should visit the Springboard+ website and complete the online application form there. Click the 'Apply Now' button on the course page and follow the instructions on the Springboard+ website. If you have questions regarding the application process, take a look at their help section or get in touch with their team for further support.
If you don't qualify for Springboard+ please apply through the link on the top of this page.