Derby College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Derby
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Course summary

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This course is designed to provide a broad-based introduction to studying computing at higher education level. It has a strong work-based focus and reflects the diverse skills and technologies found in modern ICT industries. You will develop a wide range of practical skills in networking, programming, application and web development, underpinned by academic knowledge and an understanding of software engineering and computing. The programme will appeal to those already in an IT-related role or those wishing to move into this exciting and diverse sector. The assessed work experience and industrial placement provide further work-specific skills that are relevant to the IT sector. There is an emphasis on direct technical skills developed through a number of modules across the two-year course. You will build knowledge and understanding of the organisation of computer systems in terms of hardware, software and data processing and there are continual forms of ongoing and final assessments and small group workshops. Throughout, you will be encouraged to develop your employability skills. You will replicate real-world practices by using specialised industry-standard tools and by completing an industry-related project. This will enable you to work in industry as a programmer, web developer, network specialist or database designer. The course will also provide you with an opportunity to apply to progress to the BSc (Hons) Computer Science. The programme is delivered two days per week, with additional independent study outside of these contact hours. It will be delivered by our highly qualified staff who have a wealth of industrial and academic experience. This programme will run with a minimum of six students. In 2016-17 we enrolled four students onto this new programme. This two-year programme is delivered at our Joseph Wright Campus, regulated by HEFCE and the qualification is awarded by the University of Derby. This course is regulated by HEFCE and awarded by the University of Derby. All students get access to the UDO online platform, the Derby College Learning Resources Centre, the University of Derby library, and the College’s Moodle pages.

Course details


Modules include: Foundations of Computer Science Introduction to Computer Science Programming Client Side Web Development Database Development For Business Introduction to Networking Application Development Wide Area Networks Industrial Team Project Learning from Professional Courses In IT Mobile Device Development and Security Program Development Software Systems Development

Assessment method

While on the programme, you will be assessed using a variety of methods: assignments, practical work, reports, group presentations, poster presentations and exams (practical and theory). All assessment methods have been designed to focus on skills specific to the industry while incorporating key transferable skills.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeI100
Institution code D38
Campus nameJoseph Wright Centre
Campus codeJ

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6500 Year 1
England £6500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6500 Year 1
Scotland £6500 Year 1
Wales £6500 Year 1
International £12000 Year 1
EU £6500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Computing at Derby College - UCAS