The BSc (Hons) top-up provides students with the skills and knowledge to enter a range of computing professions, which have seen increased demand for employees at graduate level, and will equip learners with the necessary skills and academic standing to enter postgraduate study.
It also enhances employability of students by providing training with industry-standard software and access to specialised resources such as the Networking Laboratory.
The modules studied may include
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DID YOU KNOW?
There were 16,246 programmers and software development professionals in the South West last year – this is expected to increase by 7% over the next five years resulting in over 1,000 new jobs.
Teaching and Assessment
Our specialist teaching staff have hands-on experience of working in computing, and offer expert tuition in cutting-edge labs and classrooms.
Assessment is through a mix of assignments, examinations and presentations. As part of the course, you will be required to undertake projects both in groups and individually.
A prominent feature of the course is the use of in-course assessment, where modules are assessed by the course teaching team while you complete them. The focus of the degree is the final year major project and dissertation, showcasing your high level computer skills.
As a computing graduate, the world really is your oyster. You will be equipped with a range of computer skills that are all highly desirable to prospective employers. Moreover, you’ll have experience of working in real-world environments where adaptability and the ability to handle pressure are essential.
Applicants must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline. Students also require GCSE at grade A*-C (new grading system 9-4) in English and Maths or equivalent Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy.
Applicants with English as their second language must have minimum IELTS Level 6 or equivalent.
Awarding Body: The Open University.