On this one-year, top-up degree, you will build on your previous studies. The course will allow you to deepen your knowledge and understanding through research, case studies and practical, skills-based projects. With a core focus on professional ethics and the wide-ranging impact of computing technologies on society, the programme will support learners in acquiring crucial skills which underpin the duties and responsibilities of today’s computing professionals. Study areas: The course is 100% coursework and is made up of lectures and practical sessions. Course modules include: • Strategic business and IT management • Advanced database systems • Advanced topics in technology and innovation • Dissertation research methods • Dissertation You will be required to complete an individual research project related to the main theme of your studies, in an area that interests you. This can take the form of a practical or theoretical project, with the support of your lecturer’s expertise. The course particularly focuses on gaining confidence and skills in: • Problem solving – critical understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories, appraising technical, environmental and social issues • Completing incisive research, analysis and reporting • Formulating an ethical position in relation to the development, manufacture, proliferation and disposal of digital systems • Designing, documenting and testing computer programmes and/or hardware • Critically evaluating and advising on emerging technologies • Working effectively within a team and communicating with others
What do I need to join?
Applicants should possess an HND, Diploma of Higher Education or Foundation degree in an appropriate subject.
What are my career options?
If you’re not sure what your career goals are, we will work with you to help shape your plans. Graduates move into a range of competitive industry areas, and you will graduate with the eligibility to become an associate member of the BCS.Apply for this course
Course information last updated: Thursday 23rd January 2020 @ 8.30am (18 hours ago)