BSc Computer Systems Development (Top-up)
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?
The Independent Project
Advanced Database Systems
Open Source Solutions
Multi-media for E-Learning
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
How long is the course?
Full time over 1 year, part-time option is available
When is the next start date?
11th September 2017.
Fees for Part-time study in 2017/18 are £992 per 20 credit module. Typically this will be £2976 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 £5952 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?
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