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Graduate Diploma in Data Analytics (Level 7)

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected

Summary

Get the training to use your analytical and problem-solving skills to leverage the true value of data for organisations all over the world.

You’ll be well equipped for a career in this exciting and constantly changing field as you learn to design, develop and use front and back-end data manipulation, security and data warehousing processes and technologies to support decision making and solve business problems.

As well as a strong grounding in analytical, technical and theoretical concepts this degree also uses hands-on practical methods and teaches important people skills like communication and management skills.

As the culmination of this programme you’ll be able to do a real-world project where you can apply your skills in the workplace.

Career opportunities

Opportunities for employment include:

  • IT manager, web developer
  • Programmer
  • Software developer
  • Software architect
  • Systems analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Network/software support specialist
  • Multimedia developer
  • User experience designer
  • Network/database administrator
  • Business and data analytics professional
  • IT project manager (incorporating business analytics and intelligence).

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below seven courses (120 credits):

Level 6

563.684 Big Data Analysis (15 credits)

563.685 Business Statistics for Decision Modelling (15 credits)

563.686 Data Analytics and Intelligence (15 credits)

Level 7

563.783 Management of ICT (15 credits)

563.784 Advanced Data Analytics (15 credits)

563.785 Hot Topic in Data Analytics (15 credits)

563.786 GDICT Industry Project (30 credits)

Entry criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the programme:

  • Successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in any field excluding the specific graduate diploma field; or
  • Successfully completed a Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree); or
  • Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three–five years’ full-time work experience (relevant to ICT studies).

IELTS test: Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5; TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge English Examinations: B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

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