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BSC (HONS) COMPUTING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (LEVEL 4 & 5 + TOP-UP DEGREE)

BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Technology (Level 4 & 5 + Top-up Degree)
Course Code LSBE/UND/CIT/TOP-UP/UoD
Duration 36 months
Level Undergraduate
Pedagogy Online
The course is designed specifically for students who wanted to make a career in computing and IT. The main purpose of this course is to provide insight into the latest IT tools and techniques. This is a course designed for pathway routes for students who have completed Level 4 and Level 5 diploma qualifications. The course also permits to get admission in the final year and obtain an undergraduate top-up degree BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Technology from a UK university. The course provides a wide range of career options to work in software development, app designing, developing security policies and cyber securities. The course includes the study of case studies, theoretical knowledge, and practical projects, and labs. It brings the research skills which are a must for developing any IT tool or technique. The course also provides insight into professional ethics and computing technologies that impacts society. This learning will help students to acquire the skill of understanding the job responsibilities as an IT professional.

The qualification has three stages, each comprising 120 credits. The first two stages included an Undergraduate Level 4/5 Diploma in Information Technology is a 240 credit course designed to progress to the third stage final year of an Undergraduate BA (Hons) in Computing and Information Technology, which can be completed via online learning. The course is made up of 6 Level 4 compulsory modules (120 credits) and 6 Level 5 compulsory modules (120 credits). If students decide to only study at level 4, they will only receive 120 credits and can get an exemption from year 1 of a UK undergraduate degree.
Course Code: LSBE/UND/DIT-04 
Credit Hours: 120 
Awarded by: OTHM 
Duration: 06-12 Months 
Tuition Fees (VCL): £ 3500 
Tuition Fees (Online): £ 1750 
Installment Option Available: Yes 
Scholarship & Bursaries Available: Yes 
Mode of Study: Online/ Virtual Classroom Learning (VCL) 
Assessment Method: Assignments / Presentations / Article Reviews 
Delivered by: London School of Business & Entrepreneurship

The modules are written against prescribed learning outcomes defined by the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) administered by Ofqual, the Government appointed regulator. In addition, the learning outcomes are articulated against the Awarding Organisation curriculum who is a recognised awarding body monitored and assessed by QAA, the Quality Assurance Agency, the Government appointed quality assurance body.


Compulsory Modules

1. Programming Foundations (20 Credits) 
 2. Software Development (20 Credits) 
 3. Systems Analysis and Design (20 Credits) 
 4. Computer and Network Technology (20 Credits) 
 5. Web and Multimedia Applications (20 Credits) 
 6. Managing Business Information (20 Credits)

 
Course Code: LSBE/UND/DIT-05 
Credit Hours: 120 
Awarded by: OTHM 
Duration: 06-12 Months 
Tuition Fees (VCL): £ 3500 
Tuition Fees (Online): £ 1750 
Installment Option Available: Yes 
Scholarship & Bursaries Available: Yes 
Mode of Study: Online/ Virtual Classroom Learning (VCL) 
Assessment Method: Assignments / Presentations / Article Reviews 
Delivered by: London School of Business & Entrepreneurship

The modules are written against prescribed learning outcomes defined by the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) administered by Ofqual, the Government appointed regulator. In addition, the learning outcomes are articulated against the Awarding Organisation curriculum who is a recognised awarding body monitored and assessed by QAA, the Quality Assurance Agency, the Government appointed quality assurance body.


Compulsory Modules 

1. Database Systems (20 Credits) 
2. Software Engineering  (20 Credits) 
3. IT Project Management  (20 Credits) 
4. Network Information Systems  (20 Credits) 
5. Management Information Systems (20 Credits) 
6. Advanced Systems Analysis and Design (20 Credits) 
 
Course Code: LSBE/UND/CIT/TOP-UP/UoD 
Credit Hours: 120  
Duration: 09-24 Months 
Tuition Fees : £ 5,100 
Installment Option Available: Yes 
Mode of Study: Online
Assessment Method: Assignments / Presentations / Case Studies / Coursework / Lab Tests/ Group Work 
Delivered & Awarded by: University of Derby

The programme allows you to study at your own pace, fitting around other commitments, in any location, via a virtual classroom environment. You will also get the opportunity to interact with like-minded peers across the world through discussion forums. After completing the admission process, the University of Derby online education team will advise students about the study plans, the running order, and availability of the modules and enrolment procedures.  To complete this top-up degree you will need to complete a total of 120 credits. This will be made up from the two core modules and three of the optional 20-credit modules in your preferred area of Computing and Information Technologies.


Compulsory Modules 

1. Research Project (40 Credits) 
2. Computing Technologies in Society (20 Credits) 

Optional Modules 
1. Database Fundamentals (20 Credits) 
2. Internet of Things: An Introduction(20 Credits)
3. Network Management and Security (20 Credits) 
4. Distributed Applications and Web Services (20 Credits)
5. Software Engineering: Creating Quality Products (20 Credits) 
6. Web Development: Creating Effective Applications (20 Credits)
7. Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking: An Introduction (20 Credits) 
Entry Requirements Applicant must possess the following for entry into Level 4 or 5 Diploma in Information Technology; 

  1. The applicant must be 18 years or older at the start of the course. 
  2. Must have achieved a recognised UK or overseas qualification (equivalent) 
  3. Must have completed 12 years of education. If completed 10 years of education then at least demonstrate a Level 3 qualification with minimum 'C' or 'Pass' grades in Mathematics and English. 
  4. Provide relevant Local Board of Examination results from the home country, which must include at least 'C' Grade in English and 4 other subjects. 
  5. Mock Examination Result can also be accepted for initial Conditional Admission, pending the release of the Board of Examination Result. (This will be assessed on a case by case basis.) 
  6. Mature Learners (21 years or older) with work experience in management or supervisory roles.
    (This will also be assessed on a case by case basis.) 

Applicants will also be required to complete the following: 
  1. Provide a CV and Personal Statement 
  2. Provide a copy of original qualification certificates and proof of ID, e.g. Passport 
  3. Applicants will also be invited to attend an online interview 

English Language Requirements 
If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country then s/he must provide evidence of English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 5.5. We also accept other standard English tests and qualifications, as long as they meet the minimum requirements of your course. If a learner doesn't meet the English language requirements then s/he can achieve the required level by successfully completing a pre-sessional English course before starting the main course. 

To complete the course, students should have access to: 
  1.  a laptop or Desktop PC with relevant online learning third-party Softwares, e.g. Zoom 
  2.  a webcam and headphones 
  3.  internet speeds with a minimum bandwidth of 600kbps (up/down), with a recommended speed of 1.5 Mbps (up/down)
Computing and Information Technology skills are the foundation of numerous professional careers in many dynamic sectors such as business, finance, healthcare, technology, software development, mobile apps and the games industry. Computing plays an ever-more vital role in every aspect of our daily lives. Worldwide companies are always looking for graduates and professionals with a broad range of skills that encompass management and leadership, as well as technical ability. 

The BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Technology top-up degree programme can prepare you to work at the cutting edge of computing and its applications. The course can develop relevant knowledge to combat the shortage of highly skilled graduates in the computing industry, which means excellent employment prospects. 

On completion of the programme, graduates will be able to apply for the following job roles. 
  1. Software Tester 
  2. Analyst Programmer 
  3. Technology Associate 
  4. Application Developer 
  5. Computer Programmer 
  6. Web Development Consultant 
  7. Technical Architecture Consultant
About Ofqual 
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. A non-ministerial government department with jurisdiction in England. An Ofqual regulated Diploma Level 4 & 5 (240 credits) course is equivalent to the Year 1 and Year 2 of a three years’ UK Bachelor’s degree. Similarly, a regulated Diploma Level 7 course carries 120 credits, gives entry onto an MBA top-up degree programme at a range of UK universities. The course will provide full exemption towards MBA course work and students only have to complete one module and a research project directly with the university. 

Progression Routes to UK University Degrees
Completion of a Diploma in Information Technology, Level 4&5 will meet the university’s standard academic entry requirements of an undergraduate final year (top-up) degree. However, each applicant will be subject to individual assessment and other entry requirements which may affect university entry. 
London School of Business & Entrepreneurship provides study pathways to progress directly on to UK universities to study the final year of a Bachelor’s degree or Master's degree at the dissertation level. This is to confirm that all the undergraduate and postgraduate Ofqual regulated qualification certificates are awarded by relevant awarding organisations and the final stage of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree will be delivered and awarded by UK universities. LSBE is responsible to deliver quality teaching and valuable learning experience to our worldwide student community. Feel free to contact our admissions team to discuss the university progression routes and admission requirements. 

Scholarships & Bursaries 
Have you ever wondered what a recognised British qualification can do for your professional career? 
Studying in the UK will give you the opportunity to experience multi-cultural cities, networking with other students and professionals from all over the world and gain skills to help further your career enhancement. LSBE offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to support worldwide students. Our scholarships are offered on the basis of high academic excellence and bursaries reward to students based on their personal circumstances or if they come from low-income family backgrounds. Bursaries can help students who may face more barriers to attending higher education, enabling them to access recognised British qualifications. Please contact our expert Learning Advisers to learn about our scholarships and bursaries. 

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