E80 David McQuaid, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Computing & ICT at CCT College Dublin

CCT College lecturer David McQuaid discusses the courses they offer within AI and Data Analytics, what you will learn, shared experiences of students and career opportunities

Welcome to episode 80 of the AI Ireland podcast, the show that explores the applications and research of Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence on the island of Ireland.

Our mission is to increase the use of AI for the benefit of our society, our competitiveness and everyone living in Ireland.

In today’s show, we are joined by David McQuaid, Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of Computing & ICT at CCT College Dublin. CCT College Dublin offers a range of programmes (many of which are government funded via Springboard+ or the Human Capital Initiative) in Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Systems Security from level 7 Diploma to level 9 Masters Degree.

All courses are offered via blended learning on an evening and weekend basis to allow those working full-time to upskill and bring their learning from the classroom directly into their organisation.  These programmes have been developed in partnership with Microsoft Ireland, so in addition to the academic qualifications obtained and accredited by QQI, students can also achieve professional Microsoft certification in areas like Azure, Data Analytics and AI.

Topics include:

  • The current work he is doing with CCT College Dublin
  • Courses they offer within AI and Data Analytics
  • Who can apply to their courses & what you will learn
  • How students are managing the work-life balance
  • A shared experience from one of their students
  • What to expect on completion of their courses



The next intake for these courses is late January/early February and they include:
Higher Diploma in Science in Artificial Intelligence Applications
Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics for Business
MSc in Data Analytics
Diploma in Networking & Systems Security

To discuss your or your organisations professional development needs in this area, please contact CCT College by emailing or to arrange a call.  More information can also be obtained at

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