The data analytics sector is being targeted by the Irish Government.
IBM and Dublin City University (DCU) have created a new graduate programme to equip students with skills for the data analytics sector.
The Masters in Computing, delivered by experts from DCU and IBM, should help students convert large amounts of data from smartphones and social networks to surveillance cameras and sensor into valuable information.
The course comes as the data analytics sector, which last year grew by 40%, is being targeted by the Irish Government’s action plan for Jobs this year.
Professor Brian MacCraith, President of DCU, said: "With this growth rate, there will soon be a shortage of talented analysts who can help cities and organisations work with Big Data and analysis."
"This new Masters programme seeks to address this skills gap and will complement existing national Big Data initiatives by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and Enterprise Ireland (EI) such as the Centre for Applied Data Analytics Research and the Insight-sponsored structured PhD in Data Analytics."
Course features include access to real-world IBM case studies from cities and organisations around the world and collaborative research projects between the two organisations.
The programme is designed for those with existing computing experience and graduates in mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics and other technical or quantitative backgrounds.