BSc Computer Systems Development (Top-up)

Approved by:

The University of Cumbria


This programme has been designed for students who already have a Foundation Degrees in Computing/IT, to complete a qualification to Honours level in response to both local and national demand. The course focuses on how computer and communications technologies are applied within a range of activities and on the social impact of such applications.

The overall aims of the programme are:
? to extend and consolidate the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for graduates to be employed in the Computing/IT sector
? to encourage and enable students to become independent learners
? to further develop critical evaluation, problem solving, communication and self-management skills
? to foster a critical awareness of the different applications of Computing technologies and methods of enabling information and service delivery to members of an organisation
? to consolidate and extend skills in the critical analysis, design and implementation of Computing technologies (hardware and software) to organisational situations
? to synthesise knowledge of the legal and social issues surrounding the use of Information Systems

What are the entry requirements?

Direct entry to level 6 (Final Year Award) will be offered to students successfully completing the Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Computing and to other students with a Foundation Degree/Level 5 qualification in Computing or a related IT award who can demonstrate that they have acquired the appropriate skills and knowledge and achieved 240 credits, (120 each at levels 4 and 5 or equivalent) .

Specific skills and knowledge required are:

Database Systems ? knowledge required of normalisation techniques and top-down and bottom-up approaches to database modelling. Evidence of applying database modelling techniques in an implementation of a database. Wider evidence of other issues such as security and concurrency control.

What subjects will I study?

Level 6
? The Independent Project
? Advanced Database Systems
? Emerging Technologies
? Open Source Solutions
? Multi-media for E-Learning
? Interactive Design

How will I learn?

Taught sessions, tutorials, practical work and self-study.

How will I be assessed?

Academic papers, course work, practical work, research proposal, dissertation.

What opportunities will this lead to?

Computer graduates will have the opportunity to develop careers in:
? IT Management, including IT Project Management
? Systems Analysis
? Software Engineering

How long is the course?

Full time over 1 year, part-time option is available

When is the next start date?

10th September 2018.

Programme Specification

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Fees for Part-time study in 2018/19 are £1022 per 20 credit module. Typically
this will be £3066 per 60 credits. To gain the BSc Computer Systems Development
(Top up) you will need to study and pass a total of 120 credits. Fees for the
duration of the full course, typically over 2 years, are £6132 plus a small
annual inflationary increase as determined by the Government.

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How can I apply?

PART TIME students can apply directly to the college using our online application:

Furness College Application Form

PLEASE NOTE Applicants may be invited in for interview with the course tutor.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017

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