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Data Science & Analytics

Overview
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.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
• 2H1 in a Level 8 Honours degree

• Alternatively, graduates with a 2H2 Honours degree will be considered, subject to having three years relevant experience. See rpl for further details.

• The language of academic instruction as well as administration is English. Non-native speakers of English require a minimum score of IELTS 6.0 is required for entry into postgraduate programmes. Appropriate EFL training courses are offered by CIT to applicants who meet the academic programme entry requirements but who need to increase their proficiency in the English language.

Duration

Full-time: 3 semesters

Number of credits

90

Further enquiries

Enquiries
Dr David Goulding
E: mathematics@cit.ie
T: 021 – 4335123

Subjects taught

Modules
The full-time MSc in Data Science & Analytics will run over three semesters, i.e. fifteen months. Each semester accrues 30 credits.

The Semester 1 schedule consists of six taught modules (each 5 credits). The learner acquires a foundation in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, with the signature module DATA8001 Data Science & Analytics overarching the other five modules of this semester.

Semester 1
Data Science and Analytics
Introduction to R for Data Science
Applied Statistics and Probability
Scientific Programming in Python
Mathematical Methods and Modelling
Data Management Systems

Semester 2
Statistical Data Analysis
Data Visualisation & Analytics
Distributed Data Management
Time Series & Factor Analysis
Applied Machine Learning
Research Methods

In Semester 3, the MSc learner undertakes one capstone project module (DATA9003 Research Project – Data Science) worth 30 credits.

Comment

Location: Bishopstown Campus

Application date

Apply online: https://www.cit.ie/course/CRSDAAN9
Closing date: 4th September 2019

Course fee

EU Applicants: €6,500
Non-EU Applicants: €12,000

Students should note that the Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis.

Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions.

Full-time (On Campus) EU Postgraduate Students will also be liable for the €7 USI Levy.

For further information on the USI levy please go to: http://www.citsu.ie/_7-levy

Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

Students can check their account balance and pay their fees online at www.cit.ie/pay

Failure to pay fees on time will result in a late payment fee of 10% being applied and students will no longer have access to IT Facilities.

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Withdrawing from a course
Students who wish to withdrawn from a course must notify the admissions office and complete a withdrawal form. Where Students fail to inform admissions of their withdrawal they will remain liable for any unpaid fees on their accounts. E-mail admissions@cit.ie

Refund Policy
All courses at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a course cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

• A full refund will be given to all applicants for courses which do not proceed.

• A full refund will be given to students who withdraw before 5th September.

• Where students pay the online application fee to accept an offer they have 14 days in which to withdraw and claim a full refund provided the course has not commenced.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for short courses, if requested up to one week after course commencement. No refunds will be given thereafter. A short Course is less than 12 weeks duration.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for semesterised and full year courses if requested up to one month after the commencement of Semester 1 and before the end of February for Semester 2. No refunds will be given thereafter.

• All applications for refunds must be made on the appropriate Refund Form which can be requested from the CIT Fees Office (email fees@cit.ie).

NB: Students are reminded to ensure that they have clearly understood all the terms of their enrolment with CIT, in particular clauses concerning refunds, deferments, waivers, course transfers, and visa applications (when applicable).

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