Derby College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Derby


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Course summary

You will develop a wide range of practical skills in Networking, Programming, Application Development 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, among other roles. 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 two-year programme is delivered at our Joseph Wright Campus and is regulated by the OfS. The qualification is awarded by the University of Derby. All students are classed as both Derby College Group and University of Derby students, with full access to the facilities in both institutions, including the UDO online platform, the Derby College Group and University of Derby Learning Resources Centres and the College’s Moodle pages. Please note: In line with the Consumer Act and as articulated in our Student Protection Plan, we reserve the right to close a course, if there are insufficient students to make the course viable

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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