The extended BSc Computing Technologies programme provides an excellent foundation for individuals looking to pursue a career in a number of computing related areas including the internet of everything, networking, cyber security, web and mobile app design, and data analytics.
The foundation year is carefully designed to build confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide the subject specific knowledge essential for success. It also introduces you to the fundamentals of computer systems, together with providing a grounding in programming.
You will gain highly competitive skills in a supportive and inspiring environment, with modules covering a wide range of computing technologies. Taught by experienced tutors, you will be learning about real-life and contemporary business approaches.
This course is delivered as part of a partnership between the University of Roehampton and QA Higher Education. The programme is validated by the University, and taught by QA Higher Education.
The foundation year (Year 0) is carefully designed to provide the subject specific knowledge and the academic study skills that are essential for success. In this first year of your programme you will be introduced to the major aspects of computing systems and programming, alongside other modules such as: Mathematical Functional Skills Essentials and English Academic Skills.
In Year 1, you will acquire an understanding of the core principles in a range of computing Technologies. Example modules for Year 1 include: Web Development, Maths and Algorithms, Object Orientated Programming, Systems Analysis and Design, Data Modelling and SQL Language, and Data Communications and Network Routing.
In Year 2, you will you will be introduced to mobile technologies, further aspects of networking, UX design, cloud computing, the foundations of computer security and data analytics. Example modules studied in Year 2 include: Mobile App Design and Development, User Experience Design, Network Design and Troubleshooting, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics and Web Application Security.
In your final year, you will be given the opportunity to conduct a substantial piece of independent research and development work using appropriate software engineering process models. Modules studied in your final year are likely to include: Dissertation (Major Computing Project), Cyber Security, Project Management and Professional Issues, Data Science, and Designing and Developing Products for the Internet of Everything (IoE).
English Academic Skills 1
Foundations of Computer Systems
Mathematical Functional Skills Essentials
English Academic Skills 2
Foundations in Programming
Maths and Algorithms
Object Orientated Programming
Systems Analysis and Design
Data Modelling and SQL Language
Data Communication and Network Routing
Mobile App Design and Development
User Experience Design
Network Design and Troubleshooting
Big Data Analytics
Web Application Security
Dissertation (Major Computing Project)
Project Management and Professional Issues
Designing and Developing Products for the Internet of Everything (IoE)
2017/18 entry: 64 UCAS points
GCSE Maths at grades D, or equivalent are required for entry. Functional Skills Level 2, is accepted as equivalent. This can be exempted by successfully passing the QA Higher Education Maths test (score 6 out of 15). Mandatory applicants need to successfully pass the QA Higher Education English test (minimum 50%). For each level, we offer non-standard entry routes for students. Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.
Please contact our team to discuss your existing qualifications and we will be able to recommend the most suitable entry point for you.
September, January and June
£9,250 (2017/18; UK/EU)
Instalment plans available for self-funded students
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