The new DCU BSc in Data Science, CAO Code DC123, is the first dedicated undergraduate university course in data science in Ireland. It combines the three key skill sets of computing, mathematics and communication to provide the core knowledge needed to succeed in the area of Big Data and Analytics, a rapidly growing area of employment in Ireland and abroad. The course will introduce students to the major concepts in data analytics, data management, data processing, modelling, visualisation and communication.
Partnering with industry provides opportunities to engage with real-world problems and data sets. You will learn to program, to study mathematics and learn to apply that learning to data from the real world, communicating the results to different audiences.
This is the course for you if you are a curious investigator, a story-teller, or a problem solver. Data drives the world we live in, and a Data Scientist's job is to use computers to organise everything we know about the world, and communicate the importance to other people. The DCU BSc in Data Science is for everyone who has a curiosity about the world around us, and wants a role that helps advise key decision makers in enterprise, government, and society. No prior computing experience is needed: we will take you from novice, or hobbyist to programming professional.
Entry Requirements: B1 Higher Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate or Equivalent.