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Waterford Institute of Technology

Waterford , Munster ,Ireland

Postgraduate Certificate Data Analytics

The Certificate in Data Analytics is aimed at up-skilling candidates for a career as financial analyst/data analyst. The programme has been developed in response to demand from companies for specialist graduates with advanced skills and knowledge in areas such as econometrics, data modelling, business intelligence, advanced financial analysis and interpretation. This course will address the needs of several key stakeholders both nationally and regionally by affording employees a valuable opportunity to upskill/reorient their career.

The programme will be delivered on Monday and Wednesday Evenings from 7.00pm to 10.00pm each evening for two 12 week semesters. Semester 1 will start on 15th January. Semester 2 will start on week of 14th September.

The Certificate in Data Analytics is part of a suite of awards that can lead to an M Sc in Global Financial Information Systems (GFIS) or be an award in its own right. The delivery of the modules will take place at a time that suits the part-time cohort (evenings). The award will take one academic year to complete and participants will have the option of continuing on with their studies at the end of each award or exiting with the appropriate award.

The Certificate in Data Analytics brings together a number of data analysis modules from the Institutional module portfolio. The macro-economic need for the programme is well established. The National Skills Bulletin 2018 identified areas experiencing labour shortages including business intelligence, data analytics and financial analysts: these speak directly to the Certificate in Data Analysis.

The delivery method is innovative and challenging, consisting of lectures, ICT workshops, group work and presentations. Participants receive intensive practical training in key skills within data analysis. Participants use a wide range of software including SQL; Advanced Excel; Qlikview and SPSS.

The programme is targeted at a broad range of potential applicants (business, IT, science and humanities graduates etc.) – the entry criteria are broad although those students with quantitative/numerical skills would be considered more favourably.

There is also an opportunity to be part of a broader community of graduate business students. Some of the other modules are shared with smaller groups (for example the MBS in Economic and Finance and the M Sc in Computing in Enterprise Software Systems).

Campus Information

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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

WIT’s award-winning Careers Development Centre is the main point of contact for:

  • Students and graduates, helping you explore your options, develop your employability skills and make successful job applications
  • Academic Staff, supporting you to equip your students with the skills they need to enhance their employability and succeed in their future careers
  • Employers interested in securing the recruitment of well educated, career orientated, informed graduates

The Careers Development Centre supports the Institute in providing opportunities for students and graduates to develop the skills and attributes required to manage their careers throughout their working lives.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

A Level 8 Second Class Honours degree in Business, Economics, Finance, or Information Technology. Students holding a non-business/IT honors degree (second class honors) are eligible to apply however this does not guarantee automatic entry to the program. The institutional recognition of prior learning structures and processes may also facilitate participant’s entry into this program.

Applicants who do not currently meet the academic entry requirements may wish to consider using WIT's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism. 

Please complete the form electronically and submit it by email along with all supporting documentation such as education and training certificates etc.

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  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 10250 EUR
    Annual Cost of Living: 7650 EUR
    Application Fee: 50 EUR
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