Data Science - Carlow
As well as studying a range of core taught modules, learners will undertake a significant research and/or programming project to further enhance their skillset from the creation of a project proposal to the delivery and deployment of a significant data science project.
This innovative programme will build on participants' professional and personal skills in areas such as presentation, communication and soft skills as well as data science development, integration and critical thinking around the design, implementation and deployment of data science solutions and systems in industry.
What will I be able to do when I finish this programme?
The aim of this programme is to provide learners with an understanding and ability to critically evaluate and utilise data analytics and the associated processes, systems, algorithms, technologies and insights garnered, ethically, in appropriate contexts. The programme also focuses on current research in the field and enables participants to review and critically assess this research.
What subjects will I study?
Programming for Data Scientists
Data and Data Storage Technology
Statistics for Data Science
Infrastructure for Big Data
Data Analytics and Algorithms
Data Visualisation and Insight
Applicants must have obtained a second class honours level 8 primary degree (or equivalent) in computer science or mathematical sciences or hold a degree with a strong numerate content (e.g. engineering, finance, physics, biosciences or economics).
Applicants who do not meet the above standard entry requirements will also be considered if they have an undergraduate degree (at Level 7 or Level 8) and a minimum of 5 years verifiable relevant industrial experience. Applicants who do not have a primary degree will only be considered with a minimum of 10 years verifiable relevant industrial experience.
1 Year Full-time (run over 3 days of the week).
Post Course Info
Successful graduates from this programme may progress to undertake specific data science research courses at level 9 or level 10 within the gameCORE research centre at SETU Carlow. A number of the development team for this programme are also attached to gameCORE and are engaged in data focused research and research supervision.
Graduates will have progression opportunities to other NFQ level 9 and Level 10 courses. Students who successfully complete the necessary 60 credits of the programme will be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Level 9) should they opt to leave the programme (Embedded Exit Award).
Potential Employment Opportunities:
Data scientists who have successfully completed this programme are equipped to work in ICT, finance, business, insurance, marketing and retail, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, telecommunication, media, sports and other sectors. The programme delivers rounded graduates for technical development and/or data science management positions in the previously mentioned sectors.