The field of data analytics is becoming increasingly more relevant and important. Insight-driven businesses are said to be growing at an average of more than 30 per cent each year, creating a demand for professionals skilled in data analytics. This course provides a broad understanding of information systems coupled with in-depth exploration of analytics knowledge and concepts to help you derive valuable information and insights from data. The course covers a range of subjects to prepare for a career in the sector, and benefits from insight from DMU’s internationally-renowned research institutes, embedding ethics and the impact of computing and technology within the modules. Professionalism within an industry context is emphasized throughout, with strong links to BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Students are exposed to industry-standard concepts, tools and technologies, exploring the fundamental underlying principles of data analytics. Our teaching staff contribute to the field through internationally-recognised research or industrial consultancy, and many are members of centres that pioneer cutting-edge research. On graduating from this course, our students are equipped with the skills needed for successful careers in industry or academia, as competent and independent lifelong learners. The programme will prepare you for careers in fields such as data and systems analysis and design, system, security, project and knowledge management, big data architect roles, data consultant roles and business consultancy. Key features Gain an industry-recognised qualification and a skill set sought by employers across the industry. Learn from our computing experience built over more than 50 years, a long-standing history allowing you to draw on a wealth of research and academic expertise. Computer science and informatics research at DMU was ranked third for its research power among modern UK universities in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014), which is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. Our computer science and engineering and technology subjects have scored highly in the Times Higher Education’s 2020 World University Rankings, meaning you can benefit from the outstanding level of research, teaching and learning on offer at DMU. Enhance your employability and gain industry experience by undertaking an optional work placement. Previous students have benefited from placements at leading organisations including at Hewlett-Packard, Intel Corporation, Thomson Reuters, E.ON, GlaxoSmithKline, TNT Express, and AstraZeneca. Develop your practical skills in our specialist facilities, with 100 computer workstations on campus divided into five interconnected laboratories, each with 20 high-specification PCs running Windows/Linux.
First year ◾Introduction to Computing and its applications ◾Data Analytics 1 ◾Information Systems Analysis ◾Foundations of Python Programming ◾Computer Ethics ◾Data Analytics 2 ◾Database Design ◾Programming in Python 2 Second year ◾Information and Database Development ◾Integrated Project ◾Management Decision Making ◾Advanced Data Analytics ◾Data Visualisation ◾Analytics and Business Modelling ◾Mobile Application Design and Development ◾Introduction to Information Security Third year Core modules: ◾Project ◾Advanced Statistics for Business ◾Business Systems Solutions ◾Advanced Business Modelling Optional modules: ◾Information & Communication Technologies for Development ◾Professional and Academic Research Development ◾Information Security Management and Governance ◾Data Mining ◾Database Management and Programming Note: These modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review.
Course modules are informed by current industrial practice and our own cutting edge research, ensuring that you are at the forefront of the latest developments. You will be taught through a variety of methods including formal lectures, tutorials, computer laboratory sessions and self-directed study. Assessment is typically through a combination of individual assignments, group work, projects, tests and exams. The final year includes an individual project and a range of modules you can choose from, with options ranging from technical subjects, such as web information management and network systems, to more business oriented topics, including information systems strategy and services, security management, data mining and advanced management decision making. You will normally attend around 12-16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 24 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.
How to apply
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.