The BSc in Data Science, the first of its kind in Ireland, is aimed at students who are interested in a career in Big Data, data analytics and related data science roles.
Data Science is the study of information - where it comes from, what it tells us and how to turn it into a resource for business, government and social strategies.
The course offers modules on theory in mathematics, statistics, programming, cloud technologies and machine learning. Students are also taught to apply their learning to industry and society.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
In year three students explore real world scenario in in data science ‘pods’ where they work with enterprises and cultural institutions.
The second half of third year is dedicated to an INTRA work placement where students join a Data Science team in a large organisation and gain real understanding of their future work role.
Graduates enter careers as Data Scientists, Business Intelligence Analysts, Data Programmers in the fields of Finance, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Media, Retail and Sport.