This is a conversion course aimed at graduates with a first degree in a non-computing discipline who want to gain employment in the lucrative IT industry.
You begin by studying key computing topics including
These modules provide the background knowledge you need to develop more advanced skills later in the course. They allow you to become familiar with the major technologies and concepts that underpin the modern computing industry.
Your learning at this stage has a practical focus and you are encouraged to take part in technical development work.
You go on to study a specialist topic in more depth with the choice of • databases • big data • web and cloud technologies. These areas are very current within the computing industry and in high demand of qualified IT personnel.
You then take an industrial expertise module where you have the opportunity to engage in live projects for real clients. This gives you experience working in a team to identify client needs, plan projects and produce working solutions.
You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme.
During the final part of the course you complete an individual project which is the equivalent of a dissertation. To prepare you for this project, you first take a module on research skills and principles. You gain an understanding of research methods and learn how to manage a project of this kind.
As well as submitting project materials, you also deliver an assessed presentation describing your work to an audience.
You choose one from
This covers • logical database design • data warehousing • big data and distributed systems.
Web and cloud technologies
This covers • cloud technologies • cloud applications • mobile applications.
This covers • big data and distributed systems • data quality • business intelligence in action.
This course prepares you for a career in the software industry. You graduate with the skills and knowledge to work in areas such as • database development • web application development • big data • software consultancy. The course offers flexibility by being able to adopt the latest technologies and standards to reflect what is being used in industry.
Our computing graduates have found employment in companies such as Sky, PlusNet and Sumo Digital in roles ranging from software tester to senior architect.