Postgraduate Certificate in Computing

The Open University

Program Description

Postgraduate Certificate in Computing

The Open University

The Postgraduate Certificate in Computing is an intensive programme of study designed for graduates and professionals with appropriate industrial experience.

It will develop your knowledge and skills in computing, support a professional approach to the application of those skills, and demonstrate your capability for advanced-level study. A wide choice of modules enables you to meet your immediate career needs or extend your understanding of this broad subject.

Key features of the course

  • A valuable qualification recognised by industry and frequently attracting students sponsored by their employers.
  • Designed to support your continuing professional development.
  • Provides evidence of your ability to study at postgraduate level.

This certificate is the first stage of a study programme that progresses to a postgraduate diploma and finally a masters degree. You can step off at any point, or study the whole programme.

Modules

You can study the modules in any order, although we recommend that you begin with a module from List A that is related to your area of interest or experience.

If you intend to continue studying towards our Postgraduate Diploma in Computing (E81) or MSc in Computing (F66) and want to consider a specialist pathway, you should ensure that the modules you choose for this certificate are appropriate for that specialism.

Entry requirements

You will need a UK bachelors degree (or equivalent) in computing or a related discipline, or relevant industrial experience. If you do not hold a bachelors degree, irrespective of your industrial experience, you will need to study a module from the Postgraduate Certificate in Computing (K22) to demonstrate your ability to study successfully at postgraduate level. On successful completion, you can link your study to this qualification at a later date.

Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and a minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

How long it takes

Most students complete this qualification over one year, which is the minimum time needed, completing 30 credits over two consecutive 6-month periods. The maximum time to complete is two years.

Career relevance

The modules in the postgraduate computing programme are for professional computer specialists, engineers, technical managers and scientists who need to update their skills and knowledge in specific areas, and gain recognised qualifications to develop their careers.

The modules have been developed to combine theoretical and practical aspects of computing, to enable you to become an effective professional in the computing industry. In addition, they encourage you, through the provision of appropriate educational activities, to develop study and transferable skills applicable to your employment and your continuing professional development.

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Last updated January 19, 2018
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