Database systems are at the core of modern information systems. Graduates from this programme use their expertise to design, implement, test and maintain innovative computer based solutions to support the technological infrastructure in contemporary organisations. Why choose this course 1. This British Computer Society (BCS) accredited degree scheme is designed to produce suitably equipped graduates to work in the rapidly expanding computing and information systems industry within the UK. 2. The programme includes the traditional concepts, principles and techniques of software development, databases and information systems but applies these within the context of engineering large and complex systems. 3. Through our industrial links, we have also developed a programme structure to provide students with the latest skills along with an appreciation of the demands of industry. This course contributes fully to the academic requirements for graduates to register for the status of Chartered IT Professional (CITP). 4. Applicants to this programme are numerate and logically-minded, and it is likely that they will have previously studied science, maths or information and communication technology. Such students will seek more specialised, programming, data analysis and database design skills. 5. Students learn, in-depth, a range of programming concepts, data visualisation and data mining techniques to develop sophisticated and complex information systems solutions. Graduates are likely to seek careers in application development, business systems analysis, database development and administration, information systems consultancy and management. Professional Accreditations Successful completion of the Programme offers the eligibility for registration by the British Computer Society (BCS) of Chartered IT Professional (CITP) full status.
Foundation Year (Cert HE STEM) • Academic Skills (20 credits; compulsory) • Analysing and Solving Problems (20 credits; compulsory) • Integrating Project (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Computer Programming (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Computer Systems (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Mathematics and Science (20 credits; compulsory). Year One – Level 4 (HNC, HND & BSc) • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems (20 credits; compulsory) • Data Analysis and Visualisation (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Web and Database Concepts (20 credits; compulsory) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Networks and Cyber Security Essentials (20 credits; compulsory) • Software Development (20 credits; compulsory). Year Two – Level 5 (HND & BSc) • Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Data Security and Compliance (20 credits; compulsory) • Databases and Application Development (20 credits; compulsory) • Geographical Information Systems (20 credits; compulsory) • Network Operating Systems and Services (20 credits; compulsory) • Statistical Programming (20 credits; compulsory). Year Three – Level 6 (BSc) • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (20 credits; compulsory) • Data Warehousing and Data Mining (20 credits; compulsory) • Emerging Trends (20 credits; compulsory / optional (DDA) / optional (PT)) • Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Industrial Based Research (20 credits; optional (DDA) / optional (PT)) • Usability Engineering (20 credits; compulsory).
Students are assessed through a combination of worksheets, practicals, presentations, projects and examinations. Module assessment is often by assignment, or assignment and examination. The final mark for some modules may include one or more pieces of coursework set and completed during the module. Project work is assessed by written report and presentation.
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|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
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