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BSc (Hons) Applied Computing Technologies

BSc (Hons) Applied Computing Technologies is a top-up degree that provides advanced knowledge in a broad range of computing subjects including networking, security and cloud computing. This is a 1 year course for students who have completed one of our FdEng Software Engineering, FdSc Cyber Security or FdSc Computer Technology courses (or other relevant level 5 qualification such as a HND). There is a strong focus on applied research and project-related skills as well as analysis of new and emerging technologies.

Why Choose This Course?

The BSc (Hons) Applied Computing Technologies degree is designed for students who wish to complete an undergraduate qualification and is a suitable progression route for professional development.

The course enables students to maximise their career prospects through working with local employers. The focus is on applied research and project-related skills, as well as the analysis of new and emerging technologies and applications in computing.

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Start date: 23/09/2024

Course code
HEAPCOM25T
Level
Level 6
Location
Truro College
Duration
1 year
Qualification
Bachelor’s Degree
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Top Course Highlights

Small Classes

Excellent Tutor Support

Modern Facilities

Progression Opportunities

Computing And IT

Outstanding Computing Facilities

Learn in new, bespoke, outstanding computer facilities, incorporating sandboxed/isolated physical and virtual labs and industry-approved digital forensic equipment.

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Real Practical Projects

Investigate, analyse and provide practical working solutions to current industrial IT problems aligned with business and entrepreneurship.

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Dedicated workshops and 1:1 support

A range of dedicated, practical and theoretical workshops, to encourage personal development and 1:1 tutor/lecturer support.

What Will I Learn?

Modules:

  • Computer Security (20 Credits)
  • Network Monitoring and Simulation (20 credits)
  • Cloud Computing (20 Credits)
  • Professional Practice and Issues in IT (20 Credits)
  •  Computing Project (40 Credits)

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Computer Security (20 Credits)

This module covers issues surrounding the management of information security and the security of applications, media and information within an organisational context. Consideration is given to common threats facing IT systems, the impacts that these place upon individuals and organisations and the practical measures that may be used to reduce such risks. Issues related to security policies, risk analysis and techniques for the investigation of cybercrime incidents are also explored.

Network Monitoring and Simulation (20 credits)

This module covers issues relating to network monitoring and management together with simulation technologies and the fundamentals of simulation design. Common monitoring techniques and methods of network supervision are covered as well as advancing knowledge of networking principles and network/protocol design.

Cloud Computing (20 Credits)

This module introduces and examines cloud computing, describing the software components from which cloud infrastructure and platforms are constructed. Methods for building scalable cloud applications are described and explained together with the concepts of virtualisation and the practical implementation of cloud computing infrastructures.

Professional Practice and Issues in IT (20 Credits)

This module considers both the wider issues facing IT professionals and prepares learners for the transition to the IT industry. The module develops an awareness of issues related to legislation, ethics, professionalism and social responsibility.

Computing Project (40 Credits)

The Computing Project gives an opportunity to tackle a major computing-related problem in an approved topic area, relevant to the programme of study. Students are expected to spend a minimum of 400 hours of time on the Computing Project.

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Where Will It Take Me?

Employers are invited in to speak to students about work opportunities for future careers, coupled with various enhancement trips and visits to workplaces and careers fairs, you’re sure to graduate with employability skills. Students are encouraged to aim their final year, major project at real world problems, gaining an understanding of the IT working world.

Graduates who choose to continue studying could consider programmes such as MSc/MRes Network Systems Engineering at Plymouth University or MSc Data Networks and/or Security.

Career Choices:

  • Front/Backend Developer
  • Cyber Security
  • Network Engineer
  • Full Stack Developer
  • Computer Systems Engineer
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Assessment Arrangements

Coursework assignments include essays, reports, practical application, a dissertation and a presentation.

Entry Requirements

120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5. In practice, this usually means a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent with 40% or more for the aggregate mark.

Applicants from Foundation Degrees with elements of computing, software development, computer networking, game development or computer security will be considered on an individual basis through interview and application.

Additional Information

Duration: One year full time / two years part time

Location: Truro

Awarding Body: University of Plymouth

UCAS Course Code: 13T8

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What you could earn

  • IT Business Analysts, Architects and Systems Designers
  • IT User Support Technicians
  • IT Operations Technicians
  • Programmers and Software Development Professionals
  • Sales Accounts and Business Development Managers
  • Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
  • Financial Administrative Occupations
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