The BA/BSc (Hons) in Computing Technologies addresses the underlying principles of modern computing technology, its role in helping to solve real-world business problems and the critical issues in its effective management. A graduate would be equipped with skills for the development, maintenance, evaluation and management of computing systems in a range of organisations, typically in the context of IT departments in public or private sector organisations. The course provides an excellent foundation for individuals looking to pursue a career in a number of computing related areas including the internet of everything, networking, cyber security, web and mobile app design, and data analytics.
Technology is a crucial part of modern society, and computers lie at the heart of it all. Important things like business, banking and communication, as well as entertainment, playing games, downloading music and how we interact socially all revolve around computers. A computer technologist designs and implements software and hardware that allows all these things to be possible.
Computing Technologies will be key to the development and growth of companies in the future. As technology advances, business will need individuals who are comfortable in client situations, making collaborative efforts to solve information technology problems across a wide range of business sectors.
The foundation year (Year 0) is carefully designed to build confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide the subject specific knowledge essential for success. It also introduces you to the fundamentals of computer systems, together with providing a grounding in programming.
You will gain highly competitive skills in a supportive and inspiring environment, with modules covering a wide range of computing technologies. Taught by experienced tutors, you will be learning about real-life and contemporary business approaches.
Graduates leave with an outstanding knowledge of the core elements of computing, a thorough understanding of current technological trends and the ability to integrate into the global computing community in a variety of roles. They will also have developed a range of transferable skills in such areas as problem solving, communication, project management, working individually and in teams as well as self-management and the ability to gather, synthesise, evaluate and reflect on information from relevant sources.
Course Length: 3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;
Start dates: January / May / September