Data Science & Analytics focuses on new ways to capture and understand data from the world around us. It helps us make better decisions for people, communities and industry. The BSc in Data Science & Analytics at UCC provides an education in data storage, manipulation and interpretation using mathematical sciences and computational methods which assists us solve complex real-world problems. In the first and second year, you will study the mathematical and computational foundations of data science and analytics. During the third year, you begin applying the fundamentals of data science and analytics to real life problems and data. In Spring of third year, you undertake a six-month work placement (paid in most cases) providing an opportunity to apply the knowledge you have learnt in a work-place environment. In the fourth year, you choose specialised modules and undertake an independent project, which enables you to investigate more applied elements of the discipline. Firms specialising in analytics, financial services and consulting, and governmental agencies to name but a few are currently seeking graduates with data analytics skills to fill a range of positions.
At Least six subjects must be presented. Minimum grade H3 in one subject, minimum grade H5 in one subject and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. English and Irish are requirements for all programmes unless the applicant is exempt from Irish.
You need to complete 510 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at https://www.ucc.ie/en/ck411/
The BSc DSA at UCC is one of two such programmes being offered in Ireland and amongst a dozen offered worldwide.
This programme will suit you if have an aptitude for mathematics, logic and computational thinking, an enquiring mind and a willingness to adapt.
The degree is jointly offered by the School of Computer Science and Information Technology and the Department of Statistics, UCC and is closely associated with Insight – the Centre for Data Analytics, which is a national SFI centre. UCC has expertise in both statistics and computer science that is second to none.
Graduates of the UCC BSc in Data Science and Analytics have vast opportunities in a wide variety of industries as there is a high global demand for graduates with data science expertise. Almost all sectors of the economy and community need to understand the enormous data sets available.