The course consists of two units: Information Systems Design This unit has two outcomes which are assessed at appropriate times during the course. The first outcome involves developing a simple information system using appropriate development tools.
Shaping business opportunities B 60 We regularly review our curriculum; therefore, the qualification described on this page — including its availability, its structure, and available modules — may change over time.
This description was last updated on 21 March Accessibility We make all our qualifications as accessible as possible and have a comprehensive range of services to support all our students. For more detailed information, see the Accessibility Statements on individual module descriptions.
Contact us as soon as possible to discuss your individual requirements, so we can put arrangements in place before you start. Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment This qualification develops your learning in four main areas: Knowledge and understanding Practical and professional skills Key skills The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification.
Read the detailed learning outcomes here Credit transfer If you have already studied at university level, you may be able to count it towards your Open Higher computing coursework qualification — which could save you time and money by reducing the number of modules you need to study.
At the OU we call this credit transfer. You should apply for credit transfer before you register, at least 4 weeks before the registration closing date. We will need to know what you studied, where and when and you will need to provide evidence of your previous study.
For more details of when you will need to apply by and to download an application form, visit our Credit Transfer website. The exact title of your diploma will depend on your second subject: How much time do I need?
Most of our students study part time, completing 60 credits a year. This will usually mean studying for 16—18 hours a week. Find out if you have enough time to study with our time planner Counting previous study You could save time and money by reducing the number of modules you need to study towards this qualification if you have: The OU offers Access modules designed to introduce the subject area, build your confidence and prepare you for further study, and you may be eligible to study an Access module for free!
For this qualification we recommend: Science, technology and maths Access module What you will study This multidisciplinary module is an ideal starting point if you have little or no previous knowledge of the sciences, technology and mathematics, and would like to develop both your subject knowledge and your study skills.
The subjects included are science, engineering and design, environment, mathematics, and computing and IT. Our friendly team of advisers will discuss your study options with you, and help you decide on the best starting point for you.
Ways to pay for your qualification and other support How much will it cost in England? A qualification comprises a series of modules, each with an individual fee.
Added together, they give you the total cost. If, like most OU students, you study part time at a rate of 60 credits a year, you'll take six years to complete an honours degree.
Fees normally increase annually in line with inflation and the University's strategic approach to fees. Additional costs Study costs There may be extra costs on top of the tuition fee, such as a laptop, travel to tutorials, set books and internet access.
If you're on a low income you might be eligible for help with some of these costs after you start studying. Options include Part-Time Tuition Fee Loans also known as student loansmonthly payment plans and employer sponsorship.
Just answer these simple questions to find out more about the options available to you for courses starting before 31 July To find out what funding options are available you need to tell us: Credits You will need [xxx] credits to complete this qualification.
Yes, I already hold a degree No, I do not hold a degree Was your previous degree in the same subject you wish to study now? Yes, it is in the same subject No, it is in a different subject Was it achieved in the last 5 years?Who is the course for Access courses are designed for learners who have been out of education for some time and do not have the formal qualifications normally required for entry to further and higher education who want to study computing and progress to university level.
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The course covers a range of skills and knowledge around current IT technologies related to web, multimedia and networking. This HND programme will provide a good grounding in computer architecture, systems development, analysis, database design and programming.
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