Data Science Institute Professional Qualifications
The Data Science Institute (DSI) offers professional credentials that have been developed to reflect that data science professionals require technical expertise and are trained to think scientifically and creatively apply their knowledge to solving real-world problems.
Accreditation of the Programmes
The Data Science Institute (Ireland) (DSI) offers professional credentials that have been developed to reflect that data science professionals require technical expertise and are trained to think scientifically and creatively and apply their knowledge to solving real-world problems.
We currently offer a Professional Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma in Data Science that is open to graduates from computing, science, business and other numerate disciplines.
The programmes develop the mathematical, statistical, programming and data visualisation skills required for data science, as well as provide the opportunity to apply these to real-world problem solving through project-based assessment.
All the assessments and certification exams are guided by the Edison European Data Science Framework’s body of knowledge (DS-BoK). The Edison framework is an EU-funded initiative to establish the data science profession, with contributors from the universities, businesses and the government sector.
Why take the Data Science Institute qualifications?
Employers around the world increasingly look for people that have both academic training and specialised credentials. The Institute’s certifications enable data science and analytics professionals to gain industry recognition by combining success in our professional exams with their previously earned academic qualifications and proven industry experience.
Professional Diploma in Data Science
The Data Science Institute’s (DSI) Professional Diploma in Data Science provides a foundation in the key knowledge required to set you on a career path in one of the most in-demand and fastest-growing professions in the world.
The course will allow you to both get a start in data science and analytics and enable you to progress to the institute’s Postgraduate Diploma in Data Science and MSc Data Science.
Aim of the Program
- Gain mathematical knowledge required for simple to complex statistical analysis
- Develop programming skills in Python and R
- Become familiar with and use business intelligence tools used in data analytics and data science
Postgraduate Diploma in Data Science
The Postgraduate Diploma in Data Science is a fully rounded programme covering the key skills and knowledge needed by data scientists to develop insights and solutions across a wide range of industries and domains.
It has been developed by practising data scientists with experience working with major international firms across a wide range of industries.
Aim of the Program
- Develop essential data science skills in the R, Python and SQL programming languages
- Develop a strong understanding of data management, including evaluation, structuring and cleaning of data for analysis
- Become familiar with and apply the tools and techniques used in data visualisation
Assessment and Projects
The course is assessed by assignments and exams for each module and a guided capstone project based on real-world data and scenarios provides the opportunity to bring together elements of the overall course.
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