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Business Systems Analysis

Data Analytics, Enterprise Software Systems and Systems Analysis are identified by the Irish Government's Expert Group on Future Skills Needs as areas where there is a skills shortage in Ireland and consequently a large number of current, live job opportunities for appropriately trained graduates.

The WIT Higher Diploma in Business Systems Analysis has been designed in conjunction with industrial partners most notably the information services division of Sun Life Financial services to produce graduates matched to these employment opportunities.

This graduate entry course is particularly suited to either business or computing graduates who wish to enhance existing knowledge and up-skill into highly employment roles in business systems and data analysis, and consequent design of systems.

The course content includes Systems Analysis and Design; HCI and Web Design; Database Modelling; Enterprise Software Skills; Web Development; Data Analytics; Software Validation and Evolution; Project & Change Management

All candidates will take on a 3-month industrial placement. The dedicated WIT ICT Placement Co-ordinator will support all candidates in gaining placements.

The dedicated ICTSkills/Springboard Work Placement Coordinator, Martina Mullally, works with ICTSkills students and employers from the outset of the course in order to match all students with productive and fulfilling work placement experience. In the ICT industry work placements frequently lead to job offers and that has very much been our experience.

Please see more information on ICTSkills Work Placement here.

Placement Coordinator: Martina Mullally
Tel: +353 51 302 849
Email: MMMULLALLY@wit.ie

Postal Address:

Work Placement Coordinator (A03)
School of Education & Lifelong Learning
Waterford Institute of Technology
Cork Road, Waterford.

Entry requirements

A Level 8 qualification in business, engineering, science, maths and physics or healthcare.

Some applicants who do not immediately meet these requirements may wish to consider using WIT's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism in order to make application that can be considered for entry to this course. Please contact the Springboard Coordinator for further details and see further details on WIT's RPL policy at www.wit.ie/rpl.

Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WIT’s English Language Requirements for details. http://www.wit.ie/about_wit/documents_and_policies/english_language_requ...

Duration

2 years part time or evening

Number of credits

60

Careers or further progression

Systems and data analysis skills are now required across industry - not simply in the ICT/Software Development Sector. Industies which have employed our graduates in recent years include:

- Finance, Banking, Insurance
- Software Development
- Manufacturing Management and Administration
- Professional Services, Advertising , Sales and Marketing
- Health, Social Services, Public Administration Management and Administration

Specific skills areas:
- Systems & Data Analysis and Design
- Database Administration
- Systems Administration
- CRM Administration
- Applications Systems Administration
- Business Systems Administration
- Operations Systems Administration

Sample job title:
- Systems Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Database Administrator
- Systems Administrator
- CRM Administrator

Further enquiries

If you want further information or to discuss your options please contact Ken McCarthy at 051 302875 / kmmccarthy@wit.ie

Dr. Rosanne Birney
BSc, PhD - Lecturer
Tel: 51302647
Email: RBIRNEY@wit.ie

Subjects taught

Indicative Schedule

Part-time (Day)

September 2016
Database Modelling (Mandatory) 5 credits
HCI & Web Design (Mandatory) 5 credits

January 2017
Data Analytics (Mandatory) 5 credits
Web Development (Mandatory) 5 credits

September 2017
Enterprise Software Skills (Mandatory) 5 credits
Career Development Skills (Mandatory) 5 credits
Systems Analysis & Design (Mandatory) 5 credits

January 2018
Project & Change Mgmt. (Mandatory) 5 credits
Software Validation & Evaluation (Mandatory) 5 credits

Summer 2018
Work Placement - Elective* 15 credits
Industry-led Project - Elective* 15 credits

*choose one of these

Part-time (Evening)
September 2016 (Mon 6.30 - 10.00 pm & Wednesday 6.30 - 10.00 pm)
Database Modelling (Mandatory) 5 credits
HCI & Web Design (Mandatory) 5 credits

January 2017 (Monday 6.30 - 10.00 pm, Wednesday 6.30 - 10 pm
Data Analytics (Mandatory) 5 credits
Web Development (Mandatory) 5 credits

September 2017 (Mon 6.30 - 10.00 pm & Wednesday 6.30 - 10.00 pm) and alternative Saturdays 10.00 - 1.00 pm)
Enterprise Software Skills (Mandatory) 5 credits
Career Development Skills (Mandatory) 5 credits
Systems Analysis & Design (Mandatory) 5 credits

January 2018
Project & Change Mgmt. (Mandatory) 5 credits
Software Validation & Evaluation (Mandatory) 5 credits

Summer 2018
Work Placement - Elective* 15 credits
Industry-led Project - Elective* 15 credits

*choose one of these

Course fee

*This course is FREE subject to completion within the 2 years.

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