On this programme you will produce work in a range of computer science disciplines, including configuring network infrastructure, practically applying contemporary practices that support a wide range of digital systems. You will design and develop database-driven systems, including information systems that form a core part of modern business. You will become familiar with emerging cyber security trends as well as how to apply them to secure databases and websites. You will prepare for careers that are in demand as well as those that may not yet have been created. Significant practical content is complemented by a raft of transferrable skills that will enable you to be adaptive in an evolving sector and across a range of disciplines. Our cutting-edge curriculum, high quality resources, friendly and skilled staff and supportive environment will give you the best opportunities to excel in the future. Key elements of the programme include: Setting up network infrastructure and configuring servers, using current practices employed in evolving DevOps contexts to support a wide variety of digital projects, using PowerShell and Windows Server, as well as alternative technologies. Investigation of emerging cyber security threats and practices, performing penetration tests on web servers to identify security holes and then patch them ensuring robust solutions. Development of a number of database-driven projects, including developing an information system prototype. General software engineering skills, including working with databases; sharing data between distributed components of applications; requirements gathering; producing technical designs and working to established development methodologies; and developing and testing interfaces, all of which increase the range of careers you can pursue both in and out of software and web development. Analysis of organisational structures in the industry and development teams and building workplace skills.
Modules at level 4 Module Title Code Credits Optional? Network Principles IH4MD051 20 No Introduction to System Security IH4MD052 20 No Introduction to Programming IH4MD053 20 No Markup Languages and Styling IH4MD054 20 No Database Concepts and Communication IH4MD055 20 No Introduction to Academic Study IH4MD068 20 No Modules at level 5 Module Title Code Credits Optional? Developing Information Systems IH5MD042 20 No Database and Web Security IH5MD043 20 No Systems Configuration and Management IH5MD044 20 No Software Eng Tech Design Documentation IH5MD045 20 No Responsive Dynamic Web Development IH5MD046 20 No Work Based Learning IH5MD063 20 Yes
Assessment Method Level 4 Level 5 Coursework 86% 82% Exam 3% 5% Practical 11% 13%
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Evidence of relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered. You must also be actively employed within an appropriate setting in a relevant sector.
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Additional entry requirements
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English language requirements
IELTS of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening, is required
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
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