Digital & Technology Solutions BSc (Hons)

 

Course Code

UCAS Code: I901 - Degree
UCAS Code: 009I - HNC

Location

CU Scarborough (Scarborough)

 

Study mode

Part-time

Duration

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

Start date

October 2022
January 2023
February 2023
April 2023
June 2023

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Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate
HNC/HND courses

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

From September 2022, this course will only be available for third year entry.

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.

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What you'll study

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.

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.

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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.

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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.
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.

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How you'll learn


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 BSc (Hons) Degree

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

All HNC/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, we offer a number of programmes to help you secure a place. Successful completion of one of the below programmes 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 a relevant Foundation Year course will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Access to HE Course

Access to HE courses aim to bring your academic skills and topical knowledge up to optimal standard for higher education study. If you undertake an Access to HE course and then successfully complete a degree programme, the remaining balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off. 

Are you eligible for the Fair Access Scheme?

We believe every student should have the opportunity to dream big, reach their potential and succeed, regardless of their background.

Fair Access Scheme


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.

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Careers and opportunities

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.


How to apply


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  • Student Contract

    By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the CU Group. A copy of the 2021/22 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the CU Group will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at CU Coventry.

    Tuition fees

    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 our 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 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 from time to time.

    For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

    Accreditations

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    Facilities

    Facilities mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. 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.

    Placements and study abroad opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

    Additional costs

    This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas.