Computing Technologies

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validated by the University of Roehampton


This course is based at our London Holborn, Birmingham and Manchester Centres

Response to Covid-19: Our focus is on providing a safe and welcoming learning environment for our students. We have taken every measure, in line with Government guidance, to ensure continued access to learning. As part of our response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, we are planning to deliver this course through a mix of live online classes and face-to-face learning opportunities at our London Holborn, Birmingham and Manchester Centres. We continue to follow Government guidance and any social distancing measures that may be in place. As restrictions ease, face-to-face opportunities will be increased where appropriate and it is safe for us to do so. For the latest information, our response to Covid-19 and FAQs, please check the QA Higher Education website.

Please be aware that this programme will not start before September 2022 but the four-year version of this programme is available from September 2021.

  • One to one career advice to build your experience and skills in readiness for a competitive job market
  • Acquire a diverse set of technical skills and competences that are applicable to today's and tomorrow's job markets.
  • Learn in a personalised and friendly small class environment
  • September, January and June start dates so you can begin your studies at a time that suits you
  • Delivered through Blended Learning in both Daytime and Evening/weekend study modes

Summary

Computer science and technology is one of the booming sectors of this century. In a world becoming more digital and technological, organisations are increasingly creating, developing, maintaining and transforming software systems and applications. The biggest challenge they are facing today is the lack of skilled professionals to satisfy their growing needs.

A 2019 CBI report (Delivering Skills for the New Economy) found two thirds of UK businesses already have unfilled digital skills vacancies, while the BBC (2021) reported the demand for skills in some areas, such as robotics, has grown by 450% in some parts of the country within a year.

The BSc (Hons) Computing Technologies has been created to help meet this growing demand for technology expertise. This degree is designed to provide you with a broad range of competencies and skills that are relevant to current and future job markets. 

You will be equipped with:

  • An understanding of core programming and digital technologies,
  • An understanding of systems designs principles and project management skills
  • An ability to apply systems designs principles and project management skills

Additionally, you will benefit from a strong platform in-network and cybersecurity, together with skills in cloud computing, web and mobile technologies, data analytics, user experience design and the Internet of Everything (IoE). 

Blended learning

We're focused on a digital future and your degree plays an important part in preparing for this, helping you to achieve your employability goals and life ambitions.

We want to equip you with the key skills you need, enhancing your employability and preparing you for the next steps in your career. Blended working is now a permanent feature for many businesses globally and the experience you will gain by studying through a blended learning model will help you prepare for this, building your confidence ready for success in the digital workplace.

The number of live contact hours that you have with your lecturers remains the same

  • You will have timetabled sessions delivered face-to-face on-campus, building relationships and engaging with your student community
  • You will have timetabled live online sessions that will allow you to participate and ask questions throughout the session
  • Support services can be accessed remotely and your campus is open so you can book in and use campus facilities and services face-to-face at a time that works for you, either on your timetabled on-campus days or outside these times

Our blended approach offers the best of both live online and on-campus learning opportunities, and your blended timetables will typically follow one of the below:

Daytime students

If you are a daytime student, you will typically have 2 days of tuition per week – your sessions will be on-campus for 1 of those days and the other day will take place live online.

Evening and weekend students

Evening and weekend blended timetables will typically follow one of the below patterns each week:

  • 2 evenings live live online and 1 weekend day face-to-face on-campus, or
  • 2 evenings face-to-face on-campus and 1 weekend day live online

Visit our blended learning page for further information.

About the Course

This programme is designed to provide you with a broad range of competencies and skills that are relevant to current and future job markets.  The degree will equip you with an understanding of core programming and digital technologies, together with giving them an understanding of, and an ability to apply, systems design principles and project management skills. 

This programme aims to provide you with:

  • A systematic study of the theory, principles and application of a wide range of computing technologies and systems.
  • An analytical, computational thinking and critical thinking skills
  • the ability to apply theoretical understanding to solve practical real-world problems in a creative, innovative and economically viable manner.
  • A full understanding of the professional and ethical standards relating to computing technologies as well as the legal and social implications of technology use and development.
  • Subject-based knowledge and skills to help you secure a graduate job in the fields of computing and information technology.
  • Transferable learning skills to support ongoing educational and professional development.

Therefore, this BSc (Hons) Computing Technologies will firmly prepare you to become a key asset in areas of growing demand.

A Blended Learning Method

This degree is designed to encourage you to think digitally. Therefore, the programme itself is to be delivered in blended mode (which means that up to 50% out of the classroom will be delivered digitally).

The combination of face to face, distance learning and blended learning interactions all rely on an active learning approach. Your degree will be “brought to life” via online activities, innovative exercises, case material, group/collaborative working and the use of formative tasks and feedback.

  • You will be taught highly relevant and contemporary content through lectures, tutorials, seminars, totalling 12 hours per week
  • You are expected to study independently 30 hours per week outside of contact hours
  • Assessed through a combination of exams, class test coursework and presentations
  • Benefit from being taught by a highly qualified faculty, experienced in delivering undergraduate programmes
  • Class sizes are relatively small, providing a personalised and friendly learning environment

All modules are core and worth 20 credits, unless otherwise stated.

Year 1

  • Discrete Mathematics & Algorithms
  • Web Engineering & Security
  • Introduction to Devices & Networks
  • User Experience Design
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Data Mining

 Year 2

  • Mobile Application Development Technologies
  • Data Science for Developers
  • Cloud Computing
  • Business Intelligence
  • Enterprise Project & Professional Issues
  • Advanced Network Design

Year 3

  • Dissertation 1 (Research Methods & Skills)
  • Cyber Security
  • Internet of Everything
  • Interactive Systems Design Principles
  • Innovative Technologies & Entrepreneurship
  • Dissertation 2​ (Applied Project)
  • Preparing for Employment (0 credits / Optional)

The BSc Computing Technologies is designed to expose you to a broad range of computing technologies, development methodologies, current issues and developments. Therefore, you will be equipped to either:

  • Progress to master's level study in a variety of more specialised fields including cybersecurity, software development, analytics, cloud computing and information systems.
  • Undertake a wide range of professional certifications, aligned with the programme, to increase your employability assets.
  • Enter into employment and take up roles in computer security and cloud computing, both significant areas of employment growth, with job titles including: UX/UI Designer, Network Engineer, Software Engineer, Cloud Services Developer, Information Security Analyst and many more

Ready to Apply?

If you are ready to apply, please complete our online application form below and provide any required supporting documents. We will assess your application and provide you with a response. If you experience any issues, please contact home.admissions@qa.com.

Please be aware that this programme will not start before September 2022 but the four-year version of this programme is available from September 2021.

Next application deadline: 20 September 2022

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