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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Abi Hull

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HNC in Graphic Design

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Anna Bayliss

The practical work and the chance to use the computer software in a more in-depth programme was the reason I chose to study at Newbury College. I enjoy being able to be creative in my learning.

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Cameron Horner

While studying at Newbury College and University Centre Newbury, I gained the confidence to explore different subject areas until I found the right course to support my future career. I recently completed my Graphic Design HND, during which I have had the opportunity to work on live projects, gaining valuable experience while studying. More...

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Meet our students Jake Lambourn

Jake Lambourn

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Thea Clarke

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HNC in Graphic Design

  • Description

    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.

  • Entry Requirements

    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.

  • Qualification

    BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions awarded by University of Northampton

  • Progression

    Learners awarded this qualification can progress in employment or to a Level 7 programme of study.

  • Assessment

    Assessment is via a variety of methods including assignments, essays, reports, presentations, practical exercises and a final synoptic project (dissertation).

  • Home Study

    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.

  • Work Placement

    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.

Code Day Start End Times Fees*
BSCDIGITAL 242701 04/09/2024 08/07/2027 - £0

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