Data Analytics & Software Development

This course equips graduates with fundamental theoretical and practical skills, abilities and knowledge to gain a comprehensive understanding of data analytics. The programme is designed in consultation with industry and is a blend of advanced data modeling, statistical analysis and database design concepts that will provide participants with the skills to fast track the use and the adoption of advanced analytics techniques and solutions that will enable further performance improvements. An industry learning experience will form a key element of the programme, ensuring the integration of the various concepts in the portfolio of the participant.

Entry requirements

A level 8 qualification (NFQ level 8 or other internationally recognised equivalent), in a relevant engineering, computing, mathematics, science or technology discipline. Applicants from other disciplines who have a significant mathematics or computing element in their primary degree will also be considered.

Education qualifications, work experience, motivation and overall potential to be successful on the programme are considered in evaluating an application.

The University of Limerick policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will apply to applications for this programme.

Applicants may be required to undertake an interview and satisfy the course admission team that they have the ability to complete and benefit from this course.

Applicants are required to meet the University of Limerick English Language requirements

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Subjects taught

Programme Content

Semester 1
• Introduction to Model Driven Development
• Data Mining and Data Warehousing
• Science Mathematics 3
• Programming A
• ICT Employability Skills Workshop

Semester 2
• Software Testing and Inspection
• Operations Research 1
• Web Infrastructure
• Database Systems
• Programming B


1 Year, Full Time

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    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

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