A career-focused, up-to-date exploration of information technology, this distance learning course trains you on the fundamentals and the development of IT systems. It can also prepare you for industry-recognised Oracle Professional Certification. In the most recent (2014-15) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.
More about this course
The course aims to develop a good understanding and knowledge of current and emerging IT and computer technologies. The course aims to equip students with a combination of relevant technical skills and 'client-facing' awareness in preparation for, or in enhancement of, a career within the IT industry.
The distance learning delivery mode offers significant flexibility whereby all teaching and learning materials are provided in the most advanced Virtual Learning Environment.
Students can obtain an engaging and rewarding study experience with regular guidance, on-going support and timely feedback throughout their course from experienced academic tutors
A variety of online facilities are available for interaction between both students and tutors, as well as among students.
The course is specifically designed for career enhancement. It aims to equip students with a wide range of necessary knowledge and skills highly valued by employers and IT industry. These include mobile computing, IT security management, advanced databases and software project management.
Successful completion of the course entitles students to apply for Membership of the British Computer Society ( MBCS). Becoming a Member of the British Computer Society entitles students to put the letters MBCS after their name.
All assessments are completed via staged coursework with a built-in oral presentation/viva where appropriate using teleconference facility.
This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT and meets the educational requirement for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) Further Learning registration.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2016/17 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
-Communication Technologies for IT (Distance Learning) (core, 20 credits)
-Database Systems with Professional Certification (Distance Learning) (core, 20 credits)
-IT Security Management (Distance Learning) (core, 20 credits)
-MSc Project (Distance Learning) (core, 60 credits)
-Mobile Application Design and Development (Distance Learning) (core, 20 credits)
-Research and Development Skills (Distance Learning) (core, 20 credits)
-Software Project Management (Distance Learning) (core, 20 credits)
After the course
Successful completion of this course offers wide-ranging career opportunities in the IT industry in either private or public sectors.
Graduates will be equipped to work in a variety of areas such as database administration, project management, mobile and web development, business or systems analysis, IT consultancy, support services, product management and training.
Meanwhile, the School of Computing has a ‘World of Work’ agency, which enables students to contact potential employers and work on real projects, during their course and afterwards.
Moving to one campus
Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University
campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.
Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.
All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.
You will be required to have: a lower second-class honours degree in a computing-related subject or a pre-master's course in Computing and Technology (Graduates without a computing degree will need evidence of considerable computer-based experience or a substantial element of computer studies within a different qualification). All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS.