IT and Computing, University 1st and 2nd Year (Level 4 and 5)..
About this course
If you want to transform your enthusiasm for PCs into a profession, The IT and Computing Diploma offered by LOC Business School is certainly a course you ought to consider.
The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are identical to the principal year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are comparable to the second year of a University Degree.
Our hybrid Level 4/5 IT and Computing Diploma course is a 240-credit course, it incorporates 10 modules and composed assignments at each level. The course is intended to furnish you with the abilities you have to Top Up to a full Undergraduate Degree and go ahead to end up an IT proficient. While finishing the course, students will approach an assortment of help management courses, including Tutor Support and Webinars, a Social Learning Forum, and extra materials to help in the consummation of their Diploma course.
What is Included in The Cost Of My Course?
All Course Material, including Hybrid modules and written assignments. Access to an Hybrid Social Learning Forum. Assignment marking and feedback.
If you decide to top up to a full Undergraduate Degree through an accredited UK university, the costs are as follows.<
- Please note, the below costs are for distance learning only. You have the option of finishing on campus, Costs will vary depending on which university you wish to complete your final year.
- University of Derby Top up Final Year in Computing and Information Technology BSc (Hons) – £4400
- Southampton Solent University BSc (Hons) Information Technology for Business, fee £9,000, duration 9 months
- University of Portsmouth BA (Hons) Business and Computer Studies BSc (Hons) Applied Computing
- Middlesex University BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems (final year) BSc (Hons) Information Technology & Business Information Systems (top up)
NOTE: UK/EU students may be eligible for student loans for the top-up portion of their studies. Visit www.slc.co.uk for more information.
Am I Eligible For This Progamme?
To enrol onto the Level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education. Before enroling onto the Level 5 course, you must have attained a Level 4 or equivalent.
Level 4 Module Listing
- Introduction to Computing This module will explore the functions of computing systems and the basics of design, configuration and routine maintenance.
- Introduction to Programming This module examines the basis of OOS and how programming fits into the broader aspects of usage of applications.
- Introduction to Databases This module will enable understanding of database design and development and enable students to develop and design a database and explore solutions to meet client brief . Learners will learn how to design a database.
- Requirements Engineering This module is concerned with the analysis of IT and computing needs to develop requirement specifications and develop and test prototypes.
- 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 transformation of information.
- E- Commerce Applications This module explores the role of eCommerce in the modern world and 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 focusses on understanding concepts of information systems and how they support business needs in terms of information processing and data processing.
Level 5 Module Listing
- Innovative Technologies in Computing This module looks at innovative trends and disruptive advances taking place and examines the new generation of skills and knowledge that will be required to work successfully in the sector.
- Computing Research Methods This module will explore the knowledge and skills required to undertake research in this field and the qualitative and quantitative approaches required including use of literature and design of research proposals.
- Software Development Methodologies This module looks at the role of systems engineering in development of software and various models of data, software and processes using modelling approaches.
- Computing Project Planning Creating and managing projects has changed over the years with the development of sophisticated IT Software, this Module focuses on how being a project manager in the 80’s differs to being a project manager in today’s world.
- Strategic Management Information Systems This module is concerned with developing an understanding of the strategic role of MIS within the organisation and how it impacts on the broader objectives and strategy of the business.
- Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in IT This module explores current issues in the IT sector and how these may impact on areas of security, confidentiality, privacy and the law.
- Network Design and Management This module explores the principles of networks and network design and implementation and support of network systems.
- Web Based Development This module will explore the design, deployment and management of virtualisation and explore its commercial and potential impact.
- Cyber Security This module will enable an understanding of the importance of digital security to business, to understand industry standards of digital security and be able to recommend improvements in security.
- Advanced Databases This module focuses on understanding database design and development includes advanced languages to analyse and query database data. Students will research database management and critically test and evaluate databases.
The LOCBS Level 4/5 IT and Computing Course is made up of 10 modules and 10 written assignments at each level. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5000-8000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform. The Assignment unit titles for the level 4 course are:
- Management Information systems
- IT and Society
- Computer Systems and Software
- Computer Programming
- Relational Database Systems
- Software Engineering
- Systems Analysis and Design
- E-commerce Applications
- Human Computer Interactions
- Information Systems Theory
The Assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:
- Ethical, Legal and Regulatory Issues and Professional Responsibilities in IT
- Network Design
- Web Based Development
- Database Design And Development
- Relational Database Systems
- Innovative Technologies in Computing
- Computer Research Methods
- Managing a Computing Project
- Software Development Methodologies
- Strategic Management Information systems
Whilst studying this course students will develop their skills in programming, systems analysis and design, software development. Upon successful completion of the course, students can pursue a career in IT within the public or private sector.