Data Analytics

The Higher Diploma in Data Analytics is a one-year (60 credit) Higher Diploma programme that is awarded at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications This Higher Diploma delivers essential knowledge and skills in modules related to Data Analysis for learners who wish to become experts in this high-demand, fast moving technology area. The programme aims to develop learners’ knowledge of both the theory and practice of Data Analytics necessary for them to gain professional employment and succeed as graduate-level practitioners in a broad range of environments. Learners will build upon fundamental theoretical knowledge, so that they can apply advanced analytics skills to modelling, statistics, programming, machine learning, and advanced visualisation of data sets through the use of a variety of tools and techniques, in order to generate actionable insights for stakeholders and support strategic decision making. The objectives of the programme are to: Support learners to develop the Data Analysis skills necessary to develop a career in this area; Develop the learner’s ability to investigate, critique, evaluate and analyse theories, concepts, techniques and models to identify and implement solutions to data related problems; Enhance the learner’s knowledge of the interrelationships and inter dependences of the various data functions; Provide a learning environment that encourages and supports education at a Higher Diploma in Science level; Provide learners with the opportunity to progress to further education at Level 9 or seek exemptions from one of the professional bodies (e.g the analytics institute of Ireland);