BSc (Honours) in Data Science

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BSc (Honours) in Data Science

National College of Ireland
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  • 4 years


This honours degree will equip students with the skills to apply computing and analytical science in the pursuit of discovering new information by identifying patterns in data.

The course is practical in nature, providing you with knowledge of the way data science can solve real problems and facilitate business decisions based on evidence. It also incorporates work placement in a company, which will significantly improve your skills and enhance your employability. Due to the shortage of suitably qualified data science professionals in Ireland and internationally, this degree offers exceptional job prospects for graduates.

As a graduate of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand how data can be valuable and can help solve business problems and facilitate business decisions.
  • Apply data transformation, modelling, mining and machine learning techniques to analyse and derive new knowledge and insight from data.
  • Design and implement data science algorithms and applications that solve real-world problems.
  • Effectively visualise and communicate the results of data analysis to support business decision-making.
  • Adopt appropriate professional, ethical, legal, security and privacy principles in the construction and implementation of data science solutions.

Admission Requirements

Minimum entry requirements are a grade H5 and above in two higher level subjects together with a minimum of O6 in four other subjects. A minimum of grade H5 must be obtained in Mathematics. A minimum of grade O6 must be obtained in English.

Courses Units

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This course will appeal to students who are interested in developing computing and numeracy skills and pursue a career in data science. The course is for school leavers, mature students, and graduates of QQI level 5/6 programmes who wish to embark on a course of full-time study.

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