Delivered in our East London Institute of Technology, and accredited by the University of East London, this course will advance your skills and expertise needed to pursue an exciting career in computing.
Alongside developing your existing skills and knowledge across the major disciplines of computing, you'll have the option specialise in Computer Science, or Cyber and Security Networks to build specialist knowledge in one of these key underpinning areas.
This course will delve deeper into the rapidly developing computing industries, from advanced programming, data structures and database systems, to systems administration and cyber security. In addition to the technical knowledge you’ll need to pursue a career in this field, you’ll learn about the impact of technology on individuals, organisations and society. With work based projects embedded in the course, you’ll also have the chance to develop your skills and enhance your CV.
The modules covered are as follows:
- Database Systems
- Mental Wealth; Professional Life 2
- Data Communications and Networks
Computer Science Specialism
- Data Structures & Algorithms
- Web and Mobile App Development
- Advanced Programming
Cyber Security Specialism
- Information Systems, Strategy and Management
- Cyber Security
- Systems Administration
All of our modules have a 'real world focus', to keep your learning current and to build your understanding of the challenges and issues you may face in the workplace.
Each Module is studied at level 5 and is worth 20 credits of a 120 credit qualification. One credit is equal to 10 hours of directed study time (this includes everything you do from attending a lecture, seminar or private study).
You'll be assessed using a range of methods and these will vary to align to the needs of the module.
Assessment methods for this course include:
- Academic reports
- Presentations and project work
- Group work
- Examinations and tests of competence in practical element
The timetable for this course is 3 full days per week, comprising of lectures, seminars and workshops. In addition to this you'll be expected to complete self-directed study away from the classroom. Each module has a total study time requirement of approximately 200 hours including self-directed and in-class study.
For successful entry onto this course you will be required to have obtained a Level 4 CertHE in Computing or a BTEC Level Diploma in an IT or Computing subject.
We would also require any of the following prior qualifications:
- A Levels, including passes at A2 in at least 2 subjects. Must include one subject in Maths or equivalent.
- BTEC Extended Diploma or Diploma
- International Baccalaureate Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level and must include Maths at Higher Level
- Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3.
We would normally expect you to have Grade C or equivalent in GCSE English and Maths
Mature students without the formal entry qualifications and those that have been out of education for a few years but have relevant vocational experience are encouraged to apply. A member of the academic team will discuss your experience and assess if Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) can be applied for admission to the programme or suggest the most appropriate route for your progression.
Applications should be made via UCAS.
You'll be taught by industry experienced staff, giving you not only an exceptional learning experience but access to industry insight to prepare you for your career ahead. Our tutors are passionate about student success, and will be on hand to support you and facilitate your success on this course.
On successful completion of this course you'll be eligible to progress into the world of work or further study at a range of UK universities.
This course offers a unique opportunity to progress into a specialist area of study based on your choice of pathways for higher level training and/or career progression.
The following pathways are offered:
Progression to Level 6 in Computer Science one-year top-up at UEL, leading to the award of BSc (Hons) Computer Science.
Progression to Level 6 in Cyber Security Networks one-year top-up at UEL, leading to the award of BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Networks.
This course is accredited by the University of East London which has BCS Accreditation, Microsoft IT Academy and CompTIA Academy status, so your qualification will be recognised and valued anywhere in the IT sector.