(Level 4) Diploma in IT and Computing

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Course Overview

This level 4 diploma gives students the knowledge and skills to progress in their chosen career as well as opens the doorway to a full university degree. Once students complete the level 4 & 5 diplomas, they will have earned enough credits to be able to join a UK University top-up degree either online or on-campus.

Course Modules

Computer systems and software

This module will develop learners’ understanding of the integration of hardware and software components.

Computer programming

Learners will use different tools and techniques to design, implement and test programs, following the system life cycle.

Relational database systems

This unit will develop learners’ understanding of database systems, data analysis, and modelling.

Software engineering

Learners will gain an understanding of the need for Software Engineering and the different methods and techniques.

Systems analysis and design

This module provides an understanding of IS concepts and how they relate to organisation needs in respect of business processes and the transformation of information.

E- Commerce applications

This module explores the role of e-commerce in the modern world, in particular the identification of aims and objectives within a business and the design issues arising from the definition of requirements.

Human-computer interaction

This module will develop students understanding of principles and models of human-computer interaction and evaluate existing HCI design and principles and use this to help them plan their own prototype multimedia user interface.

IT and society

This module examines the impact of technology on society and explores trends and changes created. It will examine management issues and potential conflicts in terms of security and data management.

Information systems project management

This module explores elements of project management key to successful development and implementation of specific IT projects.

Management information systems

This module focuses on understanding concepts of information systems and how they support business needs in terms of information processing and data processing.

Example University Pathways

Southampton Solent University

BSc (Hons) Information Technology for Business

University of Derby

Top up Final Year in Computing and Information Technology BSc (Hons)

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems top-up degree

Middlesex University

BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems (final year)

BSc (Hons) Information Technology & Business Information Systems (top up)

University of Huddersfield

Information Technology (Top-up) BSc (Hons) on campus

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