BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions Level 6
The BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and applied practical skills required by employers in the sector to design, build and test high quality software solutions.
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HNC in Graphic Design
You will develop your skills and knowledge to enable you to provide technology solutions for customers and learn how to increase an organisation's productivity using digital technologies. Alongside these skills, you will also develop your confidence and teamwork skills to be able to work in a range of environments. The course is delivered full-time over the first two years and part-time over the final two years.
Typical topics include:
Stage 1 Business Information Systems Introduction to Computer Science Databases Networking Principles of Software Engineering Specialist Digital Technology Project
Stage 2 Cyber Security Technology Solution Group Project Software Development Structure Systems Analysis Structured Systems Design Web and Cloud Technologies
Stage 3 Advanced Software Engineering Project Management Research Methods Software Testing Synoptic Project
To ensure you are prepared effectively for progression to employment, the final synoptic project is a business-related project where you design and develop a significant piece of software or a new software product prototype to achieve defined business objectives to meet the business need. It will include significant project planning, including estimations of both time and cost to proposed solutions, and include technical and commercial aspects of the proposed solution.
You will typically spend one day per week attending class in person either on campus or online. You are expected to allocate approximately six hours a week on research andself-studyoutside of normal class timein order tobuild up knowledge, confidence and successfully complete the programme. This may be completed at home or in the UCN.
This course operates using a blended learning approach, where part, or all of some units may be delivered online, via Microsoft Teams. To participate in this programme, you will need a suitable computer and/or device with sufficient internet access. Specific requirements and information on the support available to borrow or purchase equipment can be discussed at interview.
A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. Applications are welcome from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications. We also welcome mature students and students who have undertaken Access courses.
As a minimum: 3 GCSE's Grade A-C / 9-4 or Level 2 equivalent to include Mathematics and English Language
In exceptional circumstances, applicants will be considered on the submission of an extended Curriculum Vitae, satisfactory professional references and a successful interview.
If English is not your first language, a minimum IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) is required.
Independent study skills and good time management skills are needed. You should be familiar with basic computer functions and applications, including Microsoft Windows and Office, as parts of your programme will be delivered using Microsoft Teams. Training for this application will be provided.
BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions awarded by University of Northampton
Learners awarded this qualification can progress in employment or to a Level 7 programme of study.
Assessment is via a variety of methods including assignments, essays, reports, presentations, practical exercises and a final synoptic project (dissertation).
You areexpected to work independently and proactively to prepare for class and undertake written assignmentsin your own time, allocating approximately six hours a week on research andself-studyoutside of normal class timein order tobuild up knowledge, confidence and successfully complete the programme. This may be completed at home or in the UCN.
The course does not involve work placement, but you are encouraged to seek out opportunities to visit or engage with companies within the industry.
Fees and Additional Costs
The tuition fee for this programme is £9,250 per year. In addition to the tuition fees, an annual student association fee of £15 is payable. At times, you may be offered the opportunity to visit exhibitions and shows, which may require additional entrance fees and travel costs.