What you will study
There are two ways to start a qualification. You can begin your studies at Stage 1, or, if you haven’t studied for a long time, you can get started by studying an Access module as an additional preparatory stage of your chosen qualification. We know from experience that students who have completed an Access module do better in their subsequent modules, so it could be the vital first step you take to help you succeed in your future studies.
To find out the recommended Access module for this pathway, choose your country in the Fees section below.
You’ll start your Stage 1 studies with
My digital life (TU100) (60 credits), which gives you hands-on experience of designing, building and programming the small, ubiquitous computers that will become increasingly common over the next decade. You’ll also learn about the profound technological, economic, political and ethical changes brought about by information technology that will affect every one of us. undergraduate.qualification.pathways.W15-2,module,TU100,,1
You’ll then choose one of five 30-credit modules:
Technologies in practice (TM129)
Microsoft server technologies (TM128)
Accreditation of Certificated Practitioners 1 (MT127)
Discovering mathematics (MU123)
Using mathematics (MST121) or undergraduate.qualification.pathways.W15-2,module,MST121,,1 Essential mathematics 1 (MST124) from February 2014. undergraduate.qualification.pathways.W15-2,module,MST124,,1
Depending on your choice, you’ll get a sound grounding in the fundamentals of computer networks and server technologies, gain credit for previous practice-based qualifications that you already hold, have the opportunity to sample some key technologies to help inform your future study and career choices, or develop mathematical knowledge and skills to underpin further study and enhance your employability.
You’ll complete this stage with
Career development and employability (T122) (30 credits) – studying in the context of your workplace. This module develops your ability to apply your learning to improve your practice at work – whatever your chosen career. undergraduate.qualification.pathways.W15-2,module,T122,,1
At Stage 2, you’ll continue to use the context of your workplace to develop your understanding of the factors that drive organisational change and the resulting consequences with the module
Change, strategy and projects at work (T227). undergraduate.qualification.pathways.W15-2,module,T227,,1
Specialising in software development, through the combination of the two compulsory 30-credit modules
Object-oriented Java programming (M250) and undergraduate.qualification.pathways.W15-2,module,M250,,1 Software development with Java (M256) you’ll learn how to specify and design computer programmes, and develop your Java programming skills. You’ll use industry standard software tools such as an integrated development environment and the Unified Modelling Language (UML); and you’ll also learn about the analytical techniques and processes essential for designing, specifying and implementing a software system – including a graphical user interface. undergraduate.qualification.pathways.W15-2,module,M256,,1
You’ll be able to complement your specialism with an additional option exploring programming, web development, or project and service management – or you may be able to gain further credits for practice-based qualifications you’ve gained through your work.
Modules quoted in qualification descriptions are those that are currently available for study. As the
structure of our qualifications is reviewed on a regular basis, the University is unable to guarantee that
the same selection of modules will continue to be available in future years.
Where will you be resident whilst you study?
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