With this degree, you’ll become a confident user and manager of information technologies, able to administer and manage network or database systems and develop software solutions. Computing and IT skills have become fundamental to the way we live, work, socialise and play. They can open the world of technology and an array of exciting career opportunities. This degree will teach you the principles of hardware-based, software-based, or systems-based technologies. You’ll be able to apply your knowledge and skills in a broad range of industries and organisations.
Key features of the course
- Choose from three specialist routes or a broad-based route.
- Choose modules to meet your needs and interests.
We make all our qualifications as accessible as possible and have a comprehensive range of services to support all our students. The BSc (Honours) Computing and IT uses a variety of study materials and has the following elements:
- studying a mixture of printed and online material – online learning resources may include websites, audio/video media clips, and interactive activities such as online quizzes
- using mathematical and scientific expressions, notations and associated techniques
- working in a group with other students
- using and/or producing diagrams and/or screenshots
- undertaking practical work
- finding external/third party material online
- using specialist software (for example the Design/Engineering Studio).
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Cognitive skills
- Practical and professional skills
- Key skills
The level and depth of your learning gradually increase as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.
This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits.
- You’ll start Stage 1 with three 30-credit computing and IT modules and a 30-credit mathematics module.
- In Stages 2 and 3, the modules you’ll study will be determined by the route you choose.