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ITB Shortlisted for the PG Course of the Year at gradIreland's Higher Education Awards 2018

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09/11/2017 11:50:08

Post Grad Awards


The Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) are delighted to announce that two of its postgraduate courses have been shortlisted for the gradireland Postgraduate Course of the Year Award (Computer Science/Technology).
The courses shortlisted are a Master of Science in Applied Data Science and Analytics and a Master of Engineering in Internet of Things Technologies, which has also been nominated in the Best New Course category.



This is the second year that ITB's the Master of Engineering in Internet of Things Technologies has been nominated in two categories, Best New Course and PG Course of the Year - Computer Science/Technology. The programme was first launched in September 2016 and has continued to grow its popularity and industrial partnerships. Through its flexible and blended delivery, the programme is well placed to meet the emerging and growing need for Engineers and Technologists to upskill in Internet of Things related technologies and connected systems engineering design techniques. The programme team are excited to once again have the innovative nature of the programme recognised by the Higher Education Awards.



At its inception in 2010, ITB's MSc in Applied Data Science and Analytics was the first online Masters in Data Science in Europe. It remains unique in two aspects: online lectures are delivered live every week, so recordings are actual classes as they happen each year including student contributions; and there is no requirement to attend campus during the course. For most students on the course, graduation day is their first time on campus, and for some it is also their first time in Ireland.
Approximately 20 % of students resided abroad whilst completing the course in countries including the UK, Germany, Greece, Canada, US, India, Australia, Columbia, Bahrain, Thailand and Zimbabwe.
The ITB course has 66 graduates to date, with a further 58 currently enrolled on the course. As of September 2017, the course is being part-funded by Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet under the Training Networks Programme of Skillnets and by member companies. Skillnets is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.



The MSc in Applied Data Science and Analytics is open to any student with a numerate background and experience working with data. The course can be completed without programming skills, facilitating students from a variety of disciplines. According to course coordinator Dr. Geraldine Gray, most students are from a computing or engineering background, but students with degrees in pharmacy, medicine, chemistry, physics and psychology have also enrolled on the course.

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