This programme is designed for Level 8 graduates with strong numeracy skills. There is an increasing need from numeracy, mathematical skills and an ability to conduct effective data analytics, particularly in technologically advanced industries. This course will equip participants with the theoretical and practical skills to enter the world of data analytics. The course aims to provide candidates with a strong foundation in statistical techniques, spreadsheet technologies, advanced databases and statistical programming using R software. The combination of modules will help participants become more analytical and more data aware and give them the skills to conduct effective data and big data analytics.
Aspects of Statistical Machine Learning will also be explored as will the importance of ethics and social responsibility in the sourcing, handling and use of data. In the year-long Project module in year two participants will have the opportunity to combine the domain specific knowledge/skill from their primary degree(s) to the IT and Data Analytics sector.
Who Should Apply?
This course is created for those who wish to develop the skills, expertise and knowledge to work as Data Analysts. It will provide learners with the required skills in the areas of statistics, programming and databases that will enable them to transfer much of the domain specific knowledge/skill already gain in their primary degree(s) to the IT and Data Analytics sector.
The course will be delivered as an evening programme ideally suited to those who cannot commit to full time study. For face-to-face learning attendance is required on the DkIT campus two evenings per week and 4-6 Saturdays per year to accommodate intensive face-to-face interaction. Independent learning will be supported using an online virtual learning environment (Moodle).