Duration of Study Programme
1-2 Academic Years
University of Hertfordshire
October & January
The Computer Science programme aims at providing you with opportunities to develop specific in-depth technical abilities and skills that are relevant to the design, development and management of computing-based systems that support information handling and decision making, and to develop a broad understanding of, and practical abilities in, a range of computing disciplines.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- develop a range of cognitive abilities relevant to the design, development and evaluation of programmed solutions to problems;
- develop a range of practical skills relevant to the design, development and evaluation of programmed solutions to problems;
- develop a range of transferable skills including communication, logical presentation of ideas and arguments, and independent and team working; and practice these skills within the context of their studies;
- recognise and begin to appreciate the legal, social, ethical and professional issues involved in the application of your knowledge and skills to a range of problems;
- encounter a broad range of activities drawn from a variety of problem domains.
- develop specific in depth technical abilities and skills that are relevant to the design, development and management of computational systems;
- develop a broad understanding of, and practical abilities in, a range of computing disciplines.
What you will study
You will study modules such as:
How you will learn
You will study at your own choice of time and place, saving on travel and accommodation costs and fitting in with your other commitments.
Our programmes begin on specific dates, you study as a small group and there are deadlines for coursework assignments and a fixed 24-hour period for tests. This way you combine the flexibility of distance learning with the self-discipline and community spirit of conventional tuition. Our students come from all over the world so you will have a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience of global networking.
You will use the Internet for learning: to access course information, to communicate with others, and to transmit completed assignments for marking. We take advantage of technologies to provide faster and more effective communication and to deliver much richer learning materials than is normally possible with other forms of learning.
Method of Assessment
Modules are assessed by combination of coursework (including essay, design, development of software artifact, technical report, academic report, live presentation, peer review, team work, video log, live demonstration, viva) and tests. The dates of assignment submission and tests are fixed.
The tests are available for a fixed period of time, usually 24-hours, to ensure all students can find a convenient opportunity to complete them within that period. If you cannot meet the assignment deadlines or test dates, you must inform the Module Leader in advance of the deadlines to get appropriate advice.
- Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND in Computing and Systems Development; OR
- HND or Foundation degree in a computing subject from a UK Institution;
- For students whose first language is not English, competence in English must be demonstrated through an overall IELTS score of 6.0, or equivalent qualification
Students should produce copies of certificates, full CV in EuroFormat and passport-size photo.
Fees & funding