Programme Code HCDS
Programme Duration 2
Programme Level 6
EQF Level 5
EHEA Level Short Cycle
Programme Credits 120
Semester Duration 12 Week(s)
Language of Instruction English
Field of Study 0611 - Computer use
Supplementary Field of Study Computer use
CAO Code; QQI Progamme Code etc

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

Identify, clean, integrate, select, transform, and mine different types of datasets in consideration to ethical, privacy and data protection issues in order to summarise and present new knowledge.
Design, implement and document algorithmic solutions that demonstrate use of processes, methodologies, tools and techniques that solve known problems.
Utilise statistical analysis, modelling, data mining and machine learning tools and techniques to analyse datasets.
Communicate the results of analysis to both technical and non-technical audiences in a class room setting.
Analyse problems through both independent and collaborative efforts in order to develop solutions and provide information to meet business requirements as part of a team.
Use problem solving and analytical thinking techniques, communication, and interaction skills to support decision making.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H6CMPTHNK Computational Thinking
H6DISMTHS Discrete Mathematics
H6IDS Introduction to Data Science
H6PSPC Problem Solving & Programming Concepts
H6TCI The Computing Industry

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H6COMPSYS Computing Systems
H6IDMD Introduction to Data Modelling and Databases
H6PROG1 Programming I
H6STATS1 Statistics I

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H6ADA Advanced Databases
H6DV Data Visualisation
H6PROG2 Programming II
H6STATS2 Statistics II

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H6DMML Data Mining and Machine Learning
H6ITPM IT Project Management
H6LA Linear Algebra
Group Elective 1
Module Code Title
H6DAPROJ Data Analysis Project
H6PROG3 Programming III