Digital & Technology Solutions BSc (Hons) 2021/22 entry

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Limited places are available on our courses* with the following tariffs: HNC= 32pts, HND= 40pts, degree= 48pts (*excludes Nursing degrees). Contact us to discuss your options:

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Course code:

I901 - Degree
009I - HNC

Study options:

3 years part-time
3 year - Degree
1 year - HNC

How to Apply
Location:

CU Scarborough

Starting:

November 2021
January 2022
February 2022
April 2022
June 2022

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £6,500

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The information on these pages relates to September 2020 entry and is for guidance only.
September 2021 entry content will be updated here in due course.

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) degree 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 Scarborough

We offer a style of education which is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. We aim to provide career-focused courses, wherever possible, coupled with placement opportunities to help prepare you for the world of work. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so we keep our fees low and most of our courses cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.

COVID-19

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

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 eligible for a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Digital & Technology Solutions.

Modules

  • Business & Project Principles

  • Software Design Principles

  • Hardware and Systems Design Principles

  • Mobile Applications Development

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 programming, 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 two are eligible for a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Digital & Technology Solutions.

Modules

  • Security Applications

  • IT Infrastructure Management

  • Database and Web Applications

  • Advanced Software Development

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 work place. You can also choose to take an optional year abroad between the second and third year of study. If you decide 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 the final year are awarded a BSc (Hons) degree in Digital & Technology Solutions.

Modules

  • Service Management and Support

  • Service Management and Support Project

  • Project Management

  • Final Year Project

15th

Coventry University is ranked 15th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2020. CU Scarborough is part of the Coventry University Group.

In more detail...

  • Upon completion of this course, you will receive a qualification awarded by Coventry University.
  • You will receive support with applying for short and long-term placements, to gain the experience employers desire, with our in-house Careers & Employability department.
  • You will have the opportunity for multi-campus learning in Coventry, Scarborough and London.
  • In order to make higher education accessible to as many people as possible, we keep our tuition fees competitively priced.
  • Small tutorial group sessions 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.

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 Gantt 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.

With our Saturday University programme, this part-time course can be completed in as little as three years. Our teaching methods are varied, offering a number of teaching styles to suit the needs of all our students, so in addition to lectures, we also utilise a blended learning approach, including online aspects, workshops and group work.

We also operate an open-door policy, with additional availability via email and our online learning platform, Moodle.

Progression through the modules develops knowledge and skills, including communication (written and oral), study skills, research methods, project management, presentation and career development. We will also encourage you to consider your employability and/or entrepreneurial development.

Unlike traditional institutions, there are no end of year exams. Instead, learning is assessed through coursework and phase tests, which is more reflective of our learning model.

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 (approximately):

  • 100% 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

If you choose to study full-time you can expect up to 20 hours of learning activities per week, made up of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, online classes and independent learning.

Groups are kept at an average of 25-50 students per class. This way, students can take advantage of small numbers to increase contact time with lecturers.

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If you haven't met the entry requirements, you may still be able to progress onto a degree by studying a foundation course.

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


November 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £6,500 (per year)


January 2022

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £6,500 (per year)


February 2022

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £6,500 (per year)


April 2022

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £6,500 (per year)


June 2022

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £6,500 (per year)


Fees & Funding

We price our courses competitively in an attempt to make higher education accessible for a wide range of people. Your tuition fees will cover all of your classes, online tutorials, some of the learning materials and access to our Library & Learning Services.

Each academic year we review our fee structure to ensure we're offering value for money to all our students. The 2020/21 fees are currently under review and will be available in autumn 2019. 

Funding

Full-time and part-time students resident in the UK or EU can apply to the Student Loans Company for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees at CU Scarborough.

Career prospects

At CU Scarborough, we focus on seeing our students all the way through to employment, with an on-site dedicated Careers and 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.

Disclaimer

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s planned exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance at that time. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.