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Digital & Technology Solutions BSc (Hons) 2017/18 entry

Course code:

tbc - Degree
tbc - HND
tbc - HNC

Study options:

3 year - Degree
2 year - HND
1 year - HNC

Location:

CU London

Starting:

September 2017
November 2017
January 2018
February 2018
April 2018
June 2018

Fees:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

0203 873 0700


Overview

Digital technology pervades our society and yet there is a significant skills shortage in the IT industry.

The digital arena isn't just about improving efficiency; it improves business prospects, can shape the development of a company and can influence the way people operate. Innovations in technology have improved operations in companies and governments of all sizes, and through IT, small businesses can quickly become successful on a global scale.

This Digital & Technology & Solutions BSc (Hons) course has been specifically designed to create digitally-savvy graduates. It prepares you with the knowledge and professional skills needed for the technological jobs of today and the future.

Why CU London

We are committed to delivering a modern university experience to all our students. Our unique timetable and teaching structure gives you flexibility and our small class sizes ensure students receive plenty of contact hours with tutors. We are also dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so we kept our fees low, our timetable structured and made it a policy to cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.

Employability

Dedicated Careers & Employability department who will assist you in finding employment

Top Quality Courses

Taught by industry professionals, awarded by Coventry University

No End of Year Exams

Our modern teaching techniques mean no last-minute cramming and less stress

Professional Recognition

Specific courses contain additional industry recognised qualifications from awarding bodies

Your course in pictures

Course information

The first year introduces students to basic digital principles, which are reinforced in the second year with more business-orientated case studies and practical work. In the third and final year, students learn and refine complex advanced skills. As students are about to hit the graduate job market, we aim to equip them with the knowledge and capabilities that allow successful transition into industry.

 

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

By studying this course, you should gain a good understanding of the role of digital technologies in business and how it’s used to gain competitive advantage and streamline functions. You will also be introduced to the management of key data and the development of information systems, supported by hardware and software components. Entering at an introductory level, most of the modules in this year contain a practical element, so that you receive the best combination of theoretical and kinaesthetic learning. Students who complete year one are awarded a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Digital & Technology Solutions.

Modules

  • Business and Project Principles

  • Software Design Principles

  • Hardware and System Design Principles

  • Mobile Application Development

Thought about a different campus?

CU London, CU Coventry and CU Scarborough come together to form CU, part of the Coventry University Group. Students who study at CU will graduate with a degree awarded and accredited by Coventry University.

All CU students have the opportunity to move between each campus after completing an academic year. This means you can study in the vibrant city of Coventry, the UK’s capital, or on the stunning Yorkshire coast. Find out more about the CU offering.

Overview

As the course progresses, this academic year builds on the knowledge gained in year one to cement a solid foundation of core principles. Now that you are working to a higher level after completing the Higher National Certificate, you will begin building your knowledge and understanding of server-side and client-side programing, security applications and software development to actively support businesses. It also covers computer hacking and the importance of data security in today’s world. Students who complete year one are awarded a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Digital & Technology Solutions.

Modules

  • Security Applications

  • IT Infrastructure Management

  • Database and Web Applications

  • Advanced Software Development

Thought about a different campus?

CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarborough come together to form CU, part of the Coventry University Group. Students who study at CU will graduate with a degree awarded and accredited by Coventry University.

All CU students have the opportunity to move between each campus after completing an academic year. This means you can study in the vibrant city of Coventry, the UK’s capital, or on the stunning Yorkshire coast. Find out more about the CU offering.

Overview

Sandwich and placement years give you the opportunity to gain further insight into the industry or career you are seeking to follow. This enables you to contextualise the theoretical models and concepts discussed in the classroom in the workplace. Furthermore, if you choose to take advantage of a placement or sandwich year, this version of the degree will help to increase your employment prospects by acquiring skills and gaining an understanding of what employers expect of graduates.

Overview

In the final year, you will analyse the use of digital technology as an enabler for organisations, with the complex and fast-changing trends in a business context. We cover key processes, the role of information systems in supporting business functions, enterprise planning systems and their functional capabilities. Finally, you’ll get the chance to demonstrate your skills in a number of independent projects, taking charge of processes from inception to delivery. Students who complete year one are awarded a BSc (Hons) Degree in Digital & Technology Solutions

Modules

  • Service Management and Support

  • Server Management and Support Project

  • Project Management

  • Final Year Project

Thought about a different campus?

CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarborough come together to form CU, part of the Coventry University Group. Students who study at CU will graduate with a degree awarded and accredited by Coventry University.

All CU students have the opportunity to move between each campus after completing an academic year. This means you can study in the vibrant city of Coventry, the UK’s capital, or on the stunning Yorkshire coast. Find out more about the CU offering.

In more detail...

  • Upon completion of this course, you will receive a qualification awarded by Coventry University, which is ranked 12th best University in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018. Coventry University were also awarded Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017.
  • We keep our fees low to make higher education more accessible to everyone. This means you benefit from an amazing modern university experience, at a competitive price.
  • Small tutorial group sessions of up to five people ensure that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.
  • We deliver one module at a time during each block. This means you can dedicate your time to specialise in each subject without the distraction of numerous modules and multiple deadlines.
  • You will have the opportunity for multi-campus learning in London, Coventry and Scarborough.

Your main study themes are:

  • Network development and maintenance: Developing and designing networks including security, logistics, maintenance, testing and integration. You will also be introduced to theories relating to network design and maintenance and examine how networks are built and maintained through practical experiences and theoretical research. 
  • Project management: Throughout the programme, you will learn service management, developing entrepreneurship skills and the importance of autonomous working. You will be given many practical tasks which you must manage yourself, setting and achieving milestones to allow progression onto the next stage of the project. You will learn time management skills and the use of Gant charts and other tools to appropriately allocate resources and time. This is crucial for industry application.
  • Software design and development: Identifying the most appropriate software to undertake tasks within a business, including developing, designing and manipulating software to meet a specific aim. You will explore concepts and theories related to programming which provide solutions to a wide variety of business problems with the emphasis being laid on the whole of the software development process.

At CU London, students learn through a variety of modes including, tutorials, scenario-based learning sets, case studies, seminars and peer-to-peer learning. Progression through the modules develops knowledge and skills including communication (written and oral), study skills, research methods, information retrieval, IT, data processing and presentation and career development. We will also encourage you to consider your employability and/or entrepreneurial development through these modules.

Unlike traditional institutions, there are no multi-hour final exams. Instead, learning is assessed through course work and phase tests, which is more reflective of the work environment.

The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.

Assessment methods vary and include: practical class and project performance, written practical reports, project thesis, oral presentations, tutorial tasks and assessments which take place at the end of each six-week block.

Course Breakdown (approx.):

  • 100% Coursework

Coursework

On completion, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the theoretical, analytical and practical aspects of policies, strategies and processes – within a changing environment, to meet stakeholder interests.
  • Critically appraise theories related to how digital technology integrates with an international marketing and sales strategy. Including, the risk factors that need to be considered in the development of a successful strategy.
  • Be proficient in developing international-level strategy, incorporating and considering risk, such as country, currency, cultural and competitors.
  • Develop appropriate research and analysis techniques, alongside the ability to undertake reliable market research activities.
  • Operate, lead and collaborate in a team to solve problems of a practical (experimental) nature and to provide appropriate solutions.
  • Apply appropriate presentation and evaluation tools to establish the significance of research data produced. 

Full-time students.
There are two full-time study styles at CU London. Full week morning or afternoon (Monday-Friday 9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm) or early week study (Monday and Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 9am-11am).

Part-time students.
Classes are split into two categories, subject to numbers:
Saturday - 9am-6pm
Tuesday and Thursday - 6pm-10pm

We hold tutorials in groups no larger than 5 every week. These sessions are mandatory and ensure you receive detailed feedback about your work.

Class groups are kept low. This way, students can take advantage of small numbers to increase contact time with lecturers.

Entry Requirements

Digital Technology & Solutions Higher National Certificate (HNC)

64 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Digital Technology & Solutions Higher National Certificate (HND)

80 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Digital Technology & Solutions BSc (Hons) Degree

104 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

All HNC/HND/Degree courses require at least two A2 level or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

What if I don’t meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, successful completion of the below programme guarantees you a place on a degree course with us, subject to meeting specified criteria.

Foundation Year

This degree programme has an integral stage 0 attached to it, so if you do not meet the entry requirements you may enter at the foundation level. Successful completion of our Digital Technologies Foundation Year will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Digital Technology & Solutions Higher National Certificate (HNC)

64 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Digital Technology & Solutions Higher National Certificate (HND)

80 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Digital Technology & Solutions BSc (Hons) Degree

104 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

All HNC/HND/Degree courses require at least two A2 level or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

What if I don’t meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, successful completion of the below programme guarantees you a place on a degree course with us, subject to meeting specified criteria.

Foundation Year

This degree programme has an integral stage 0 attached to it, so if you do not meet the entry requirements you may enter at the foundation level. Successful completion of our Digital Technologies Foundation Year will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to CU London. We assess an applicants' past, current and predicted performance and commitment to the course, and we may feel that it is appropriate to reward consistently high-achieving students with an unconditional offer to CU London. It is a commitment from us with regard to an applicants’ potential as an excellent undergraduate and we hope that this will encourage such applicants to join CU London.

Personal statements and references will also be taken into account and, for some degree courses, an interview will form part of the assessment. Requirements for specific courses differ and not all degree courses will be taking part in the scheme. The unconditional offer will be confirmed once a selected applicant has made CU London their firm choice.

CU London has assessed that you can achieve the required grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer if you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: The International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So, if you don’t meet your predictions then your place is still guaranteed. However, we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in the year for which they applied.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we have a number of programmes which upon completion, automatically qualifies you onto a place on this degree course, such as Foundation Years or Access to Higher Education Diplomas.

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£6,009 (per year)


November 2017

£6,009 (per year)


January 2018

£6,009 (per year)


February 2018

£6,009 (per year)


April 2018

£6,009 (per year)


June 2018

£6,009 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2017

£6,009 (per year)


November 2017

£6,009 (per year)


January 2018

£6,009 (per year)


February 2018

£6,009 (per year)


April 2018

£6,009 (per year)


June 2018

£6,009 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2017

£8,725 (per year)


November 2017

£8,725 (per year)


January 2018

£8,725 (per year)


February 2018

£8,725 (per year)


April 2018

£8,725 (per year)


June 2018

£8,725 (per year)


Full-time (UK/EU)

For the academic year 2017/18, each six-week block will cost £1,775.50. A full academic year is made up of four of these blocks, so this means that a normal full-time year is £7,102. This covers some of your learning materials, access to the CU London Library & Learning Services, all your classes and online tutorials. 

Part-time (UK/EU)

The part-time course fee is dependent on how many modules you choose to study in an academic year.
Each stage of the qualification (HNC/HND/Degree) will require you to complete four academic blocks. You can study up to four blocks in one academic year or study at a slower pace (usually three academic blocks per year). Please note if you do study at a slower pace you will need to re-enrol to complete your studies in the next academic year.

For the academic year 2017/18, each block for part-time students will cost £1,775.50. Therefore, the total fee per stage of your qualification if completed in the academic year 2017/18 is: £7,102.

Funding

As a full-time student or part-time student resident in the UK or EU, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees at CU London from Student Finance England.

Career prospects

With an ever-growing demand for legal professionals in all industries, graduates of a law course have an expansive list of career paths to explore.

At CU London, we focus on seeing our students all the way through to employment via our dedicated Careers & Employability department.

With a Digital Technology & Solutions BSc (Hons) degree behind you, your career options are broad and may include developer, analyst and managerial roles.

Where our graduates work

Graduates can go onto study a master’s degree, in subjects such as Forensic Computing, Networking Computing and Computer Science.

Previous CU graduates have gone on to work successfully in leading, global companies such as Countrywide, Exasoft and Impetus Automotive.