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Postgraduate Diploma in Data Analytics

Postgraduate Diploma in Data Analytics for 2024

Why study for a Postgraduate Diploma in Data Analytics?

The purpose of the IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Data Analytics is to undertake advanced reflection using systemic thinking, practices, and research methods in data analytics. The programme aims to further the development of fundamental knowledge in Big Data, Data Visualisation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Statistics. Upon completion of the programme, graduates would have attained the theoretical and technical skills in Data Analytics to inform business decisions and articulate into an appropriate Master’s degree.

Since the aim of the qualification is to develop a Data Analyst who is equipped with theoretical, technical, and practical knowledge, it is also important that graduates attain a thorough grounding in statistical and mathematical fundamentals. Therefore, the Statistical and Mathematical Analysis module will provide students with mathematical and statistical theory, concepts and practical knowledge which are required to interpret and interrogate data. The programme will build on students’ existing skills in programming and database development.

Data Analytics Career Opportunities

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer
  • Big Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Any field that requires the analysis of data to yield strategic value.
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Duration

1 Year Full Time

Accreditation

Accredited by the CHE. Registration: NQF Level 8, SAQA ID 117788

Programme code

PDDA0801

Discuss your study options with a Student Advisor
Intake

First Semester (February)

Application Closing Date

IIE MSA must receive your application at least two weeks before the start of the intake.

Find Out More

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+27 11 950 4009
Email:
enquiries@iiemsa.co.za

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From outside South Africa

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Postgraduate Diploma in Data Analytics Programme Outline

Code

Module Name

CR

Code

Module Name

CR

DANA8411

Data Analytics 1

15

DANA8412

Data Analytics 2

15

PDAN8411

Programming for Data Analytics 1

15

PDAN8412

Programming for Data Analytics 2

15

RPDA8411

Research Proposal

15

RPDA8412

Research Project

15

SMAA8411

Statistical and Mathematical Analysis

15

DASC8412

Data Science

15

Data Analytics Exit Level Outcomes

Identify, manage, analyse, and interpret data through the application of appropriate techniques to inform business decisions.
Design, develop, maintain, and implement data collection and management approaches to support data analysis.
Identify, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets and present information using multiple visualisation techniques.

Assessments

Modes of instruction will include class participation, face-to-face and online discussion, and completion of case studies, assignments, and projects. In order to pass, the final mark must be 50% or more in each module.

Site of Delivery

IIE MSA campus in Ruimsig, Johannesburg (Important Notice: This is not a distance programme. Students must be able to attend face-to-face contact sessions in each module).

Minimum Admission Requirements

An appropriate HEQSF Level 7 Bachelor’s degree OR An appropriate Advanced Diploma OR An equivalent NQF Level 7 qualification

NOTE:
The qualification must include modules that provided the applicant with at least an introductory level background in programming, databases, and statistical or numerical methods. Alternatively, the candidate must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a data analytics role; or they must first complete additional modules or short courses that will provide them with an introductory level background in programming, databases, and statistical or numerical methods. Example modules would include Programming 1A, Databases, and Mathematical Principles for Computer Science, or alternatively short courses such as Python or Java programming, database theory, and statistical or numerical methods.

International

A SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NQF L7 equivalence in an appropriate field.

Senate Discretionary Admission

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Where candidates do not satisfy the formal admission requirements for this qualification, The IIE may consider an admission application in terms of the Credit Accumulation and Transfer, Recognition of Prior Learning and Qualification Completion Policy (IIE010).

Award

The Postgraduate Diploma in Data Analytics is awarded by the IIE; HEQSF level 8 - the same level as an honours degree.

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