Open University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Computing & IT and Design (Q67-CITD)

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Course summary

Computing & IT studied with design can open career opportunities in a wide range of sectors. Develop creative design thinking to address computer-based technology problems, preparing you to contribute to the design of the digital applications of the future. We’ll introduce user-centred design, sustainable design, and the design process, complementing the computing & IT skills and knowledge you’ll develop. Key features of the course

  • Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
  • Combine complementary subjects – design and computing & IT.
  • Choose from four focus options within the computing & IT strand.
  • Build a portfolio of design work to show your ideas and skills.
  • Use online design studios as part of your practical design work.


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits. You’ll start Stage 1 with two 30-credit computing & IT modules followed by a 60-credit design module. Next, in Stage 2, you’ll study 60 credits in a specific area of computing & IT and follow this with a second 60-credit design module. Finally, in Stage 3, you’ll study a further 30 credits in computing & IT, plus another 60-credit design module. You’ll conclude Stage 3 with a 30-credit computing & IT project module.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Computer Society

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £20772 Whole course
International £20772 Whole course
England £20772 Whole course
Channel Islands £20772 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6624 Whole course
Scotland £6768 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £19944 Whole course

Additional fee information

The fee information provided is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2024. Fees normally increase annually. For further information about The Open University's fee policy, visit our website.
Computing & IT and Design (Q67-CITD) at Open University - UCAS