Process Data Analytics (Certificate, Level 8)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Data Science & Analytics,Mathematics

  • Type of Course:


  • Type of Qualification:


  • Type of Study:

    Part time,Online

  • Application Closing Date:

    4th September 2022

Course Duration:

This part-time blended programme will run online over one academic year, for three evenings per week, providing a flexible learning environment for applicants.

Course Summary

The Certificate in Process Data Analytics has been designed and developed in collaboration with industrial experts in the fields of Data Science, (Bio)pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, and other manufacturing industries. The programme aims to furnish students with the necessary skill sets to enter the world of data analytics through building strong foundations in the core competencies of Statistics, Programming and Data Analytics. This programme introduces students to topics including regression, visualisation, data mining and machine learning while also providing the learner with the required technical skills in software packages and industry standard programming languages including R for example.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must hold a Level 8 degree and must be highly motivated and capable of independent learning. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in cognate and analytical disciplines, who would benefit from an opportunity to rapidly and successfully convert their qualifications to industry-relevant skills. All candidates with a Level 8 qualification or equivalent will be considered.


Candidates with a Level 7 qualification and significant relevant experiential learning may be eligible through our recognition of prior learning (RPL) processes. MTU has an extremely well-established and supported RPL process (please see for further details).



Course Fee: €3,150


Competitiveness is critical as manufacturing sites within networks globally compete to be selected to manufacture products. With advancements in manufacturing process technologies and the drive towards Industry 4.0, companies increasingly seek to make data-driven decisions about both their operations and supply chains to achieve this competitiveness.


Process data analytics refers to a combination of tools and techniques that are used to make inferences and process decisions based on measured system data. The field of data analytics has become progressively important due to the huge increases in the amount of data being collected, reductions in the cost of computer hardware, advances in data analytics algorithms, and the increased availability of powerful software tools.


This Certificate in Process Data Analytics has been designed, with significant industrial engagement, to provide learners with an opportunity to rapidly upskill in the ever-expanding field of data analytics. The programme will provide graduates with a theoretical underpinning of process data analytics, but more importantly, provide the practical skills required to meet the demands of the current and future data-driven industry. This course will enable learners to apply the transferable skills developed as part of their original degree to a specific expertise within data analytics.


This part-time blended programme will run online over one academic year, for three evenings per week, providing a flexible learning environment for applicants. Our online programmes are delivered online and are instructor led. You can attend live lectures or playback on demand. You log in at home but you join a virtual classroom where you can chat and support your classmates. You can participate fully in lectures through polls and activities. Our engaging and relevant courses reflect real world skills, give you access to MTU’s world class resources and encourage connections between you, your classmates and your lecturers



MTU has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.


Please click below links for detailed module information.


Semester 1

Process Data Analysis with R  (10 ECTS)

Introduction to Data Analytics (5 ECTS)

Semester 2

Regression Analysis (5 ECTS)

Data Mining and Visualisation (5 ECTS)

Data Analytics Case Study (5 ECTS)


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Further Studies

On successful completion of this Certificate, you may progress to the Higher Diploma in Data Science & Analytics



Certificate in Process Data Analytics (Level 8, 30 ECTS on the National Framework of Qualifications)

  • Online Application is open for course commencing 11th September 2022.
  • The closing date for applications is 4th September 2022. These applications will be considered on a first come first served basis. 
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €550 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it. 
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.


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