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 roles in business systems and data analysis, systems design and administration.

The course content includes Software Engineering; HCI and Web Design; Database Design and Implementation; Enterprise Applications; Web Development; Data Analytics; Software Validation and Evolution; Project and Change Management.

Employed people will a fee of €550 for the course with the Government paying the remaining 90% of the course fee on your behalf. The fee will be payable only at the final stage of the application process when you have been offered a place. The course is fully funded for unemployed people and people returning to formal employment – please see

Entry requirements

Level 8 or equivalent.

Applicants who do not currently meet the academic entry requirements may wish to consider using WIT's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism. The Springboard RPL form is available at . Please complete the form electronically and submit by email along with all supporting documentation such as education and training certs etc.

Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WIT's English Language Requirements for details.


1 year or 2 years part-time.

Classes will be circa 17 hours per week in the evening on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6.30 pm - 10.00 pm. All candidates will take on a 3-month industrial placement or Industry-led project in June. The dedicated WIT ICT Placement Co-ordinator will support all candidates in gaining placements.

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Systems and data analysis skills are now required across industry - not simply in the ICT/Software Development Sector. Industries 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

Course Leader(s)
Deirdre O'Halloran

Joan Mangan

Subjects taught

Year 1
Semester 1
Database Design and Implementation
HCI and Web Design
Software Engineering
Career Development Skills

Semester 2
Data Analytics
Web Programming
Project and Change Management
Software Validation and Evolution
Enterprise Applications

Year 2
Semester 3
Work Placement


Campus: Cork Road

Course fee


Enrolment and start dates

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