Course Code: IH1HE24 UCAS Code: J900 Computer Science and Digital Technologies - BSc Hons Degree - Topup Duration1 Year Day/s of weekMonday and Thursday Time10:30 - 18:00 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 11 Sep 2023 University Centre 1 Year / £8,750 Apply now 09 Sep 2024 University Centre 1 Year / £8,750 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis one-year top-up programme is designed for students who have completed our foundation degree and want to gain an honours qualification. On this programme you will expand on the practical skills acquired during the foundation by exploring theories and technologies related to cyber ethics, distributed systems, big data and data analytics. Graduates who successfully complete this course will then be exceptionally well-placed to compete for the best graduate roles within the industry particularly as the curriculum is employer-led and graduates develop a much sought after, highly relevant skills set.. Tomorrow's talent. Trained today. Entry Requirements Course Detail We are currently the first college in the UK to gain accreditation for our Honours degrees by the British Computer Society, in addition to Tech Partnership accreditation for our degree apprenticeships. We continually update our programmes based on industry demand and through close employer links ensure that our degrees remain cutting edge and industry focused, providing you with the best opportunities to meet the demands of local, national and international jobs market. Some key elements of the programme include: Exploration of ethical philosophies and computer law Identification of cyber ethics in industry Analysis of data representation and programming concepts Exploration of middleware solutions Analysis of security and encryption Analyse advanced analytics focussing on modern tools and techniques Use of modern developing tools and techniques All the skills and knowledge gained from your foundation degree in addition to the top-up will conclude with the final dissertation, where you will undertake a development project related to your specialised research topic. You will be supported through this by your assigned dissertation supervisor. Only applicants that have successfully completed the Foundation Degree in Computer Science and Digital Technologies with Blackpool and The Fylde College are eligible to apply to this course. Qualification Obtained BSc (Hons) Computer Science and Digital Technologies Qualification ObtainedBSc (Hons) Computer Science and Digital Technologies Learning and Teaching Methods Industry Placement and Field Trips There is no formal work placement within this qualification however, students not employed within the industry are encouraged to engage in voluntary or paid work experience to complement their studies. We have excellent relationships with local employers and opportunities for work experience frequently arise. Scheduled Learning Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits. Independent Study Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision. Placement Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. What will I learn? Modules at level 6 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Dissertation IH6MD036 40 No Cyber Ethics and Law IH6MD037 20 No Advanced Data Analytics IH6MD038 20 No Internet of Things IH6MD039 20 No Distributed Systems IH6MD040 20 No How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 0% 0% 92% Exam 0% 0% 8% Practical 0% 0% 0% Other Costs and Equipment NeededOther Costs and Equipment Needed Resources required to achieve the learning outcomes of the programme are available while working in college, with many resources available through remote services. However, we do recommend that you have access to a computer with internet connectivity for completing work outside college times and accessing these resources. You should also be aware that there may be additional costs to consider such as optional educational visits and photocopying/printing. Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: None Awarding Body: Lancaster University Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 0 0 288 Independent 0 0 912 Placement 0 0 0 Total 0 0 1200 Programme Specification Programme Spec COM-Tu-2019.pdf Adobe PDF, 226.41 KB Career Options and Progression The employment situation in computer science and digital technologies is a vibrant one for graduates with the right skills and experience to meet the technological demands of today and to develop the digital systems of tomorrow. The College is exceptionally well-placed to develop these talents with a dynamic and ever-evolving curriculum that is highly responsive to the needs of industry. Graduates who have studied with us find it easy to transition into employment, having gained all the necessary knowledge, practical skills and technical know-how to make a positive contribution in the workplace from the outset. Some of the roles this programme will prepare you for include data analyst, security analyst, software developer to name just a few. You may decide that you wish to pursue further study opportunities and performing well in this degree will provide a platform for postgraduate study (Masters/PhD) at many universities including our partner institution Lancaster University.