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.

Key Fact
Participants will gain a solid foundation in programming giving them the ability to identify design, code and construct systems to solve programming problems.

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Autumn Semester
• Software Testing and Inspection
• Representation and Modelling
• Introduction to Programming
• Big Data Management and Security
• Database Systems

Spring Semester
• Software Development Project
• Intermediate Programming
• Data Mining
• Professional Issues in Computing

Summer Semester
• Industry Learning Project in Computer Science

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.

Application dates

What to Include with your Application
Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.

Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)

Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.

A copy of your most recent CV.

Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements:
If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate
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To be eligible for Springboard+ funding applicants must be resident in the state.

Please note you may be required to verify your Nationality and Residency status.

For Returners and Employed/Self-Employed applicants, the following rules apply :
- must be ordinarily resident in an EU/EEA/Swiss state for at least three of the five years preceding their entry to the programme.

** Note: The period of residency for holders of Stamp 4 or Stamp 4 EU FAM is calculated from the date of receipt of the Stamp 4.
Any period of residency in the state before this date will not be taken into consideration ( ie you must hold Stamp 4 for three of the five years preceding)


1 Year, Full Time

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  • Qualification letters

    H Dip

  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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