Course Description

Big Data Analytics



Big Data Analytics is the process of examining large amounts of data of a variety of types (Big Data) to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations and other useful information. Such information can provide competitive advantages over rival organisations and result in business benefits, such as more effective marketing and increased revenue.

More and more companies have moved into this field to exploit the huge volumes of data being captured by their IT systems. From banking and financial services to retail and health care and life sciences, the opportunities in big data analytics are expanding dramatically and this course provides learners with an excellent chance to enter the world of Big Data.

CollegeLetterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)
Course LocationLetterkenny, Donegal
Course CategoryComputing, IT & Computers
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding BodyQQI
Course Duration1 year full-time or 2 to 3 years part-time
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsApplicants will have an Honours degree in computing or an Honours degree with at least 30/40 credits in computing or who have significant computing industry experience along with their Honours degree will be considered for entry to the course. Applicants with a level-7 degree in computing and at least 3 years relevant industry experience will also be considered. Admission to this course will be by standard LYIT application procedure for alevel 9 course.
Carear PathSpending on Big Data technologies and Analytics is growing at 30 per cent per annum as demand for data analytics skills continues to outstrip supply. In a 2013 survey carried out by SAP, three-quarters of firms report a lack of staff or graduates with data science skills. The finding from the survey of 300 businesses found that six out of ten companies last year had problems hiring personnel they needed for data analytics. Additionally, 84% of companies would like specific training to integrate analytics into their day-to-day work, as most businesses (92%) said that they had seen the amount of data grow in their organisations over the last 12 months. According to Richard Bruton, TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation “Big data is a sector which offers great potential for Ireland, and which we have targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs. In recent years, we have seen some major announcements in this sector.”
Phone074 918 6304
Course CodeLY_KDATA_M
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Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)



Port Road, Letterkenny, Donegal, Republic of Ireland

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