Data Science has become a hugely important topic in recent years with a growing demand for practitioners in a variety of industries. With ever increasing growth in data generation and collection, the value of data to industries is highly dependent on appropriate analysis of the data. Consequently, data science and analytics has become a core component of both public and private sector companies wishing to maintain competitiveness.
The MSc in Data Science and Analytics at CIT, a collaboration between the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Computer Science, aims to develop highly skilled and competent graduates in the rapidly expanding field of Data Science. This collaborative programme provides graduates with a thorough grounding in the theory of data science, while allowing graduates to become highly proficient in the technical and practical skills of a modern data scientist. The course will equip graduates with the skills to gather and store data, process data using advanced statistics and techniques such as machine and deep learning and deliver new insights and knowledge from the collected data.
The programme has been designed with industry experts to ensure that in the first two semesters graduates develop core skills in programming, database management, statistical modelling, time series analysis, machine learning and data visualisation and interpretation. The industry based capstone project in Semester 3 is a key component of this MSc programme. The project allows the learner to apply the knowledge, skills and competences acquired in the taught modules to the research and development of a real-world data science problem.