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Information Technology

Birkbeck, University of London

  • October, 2020 Start Date

  • 2 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £7375.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This Foundation Degree has a common first year for all three pathways covering programming, web development, database development, mathematics, information systems and teamwork skills. In subsequent years, the Computing pathway covers computer networking, programming and algorithms; the Information Technology pathway covers PHP web programming and e-business; and the Web Development pathway covers web development using current web standards and open source technologies.

Programming and mark-up languages include: HTML, XML, CSS, Python, Java, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP.

You will benefit from Birkbeck's unique, flexible study. Students are drawn from the most culturally diverse city in the UK and have a wide range of cultural, social and economic backgrounds.

This Foundation Degree has a common first year for all three pathways covering programming, web development, database development, mathematics, information systems and teamwork skills. In subsequent years, the Computing pathway covers computer networking, programming and algorithms; the Information Technology pathway covers PHP web programming and e-business; and the Web Development pathway...

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Course Content

You choose a pathway from Computing, Information Technology or Web Development.

In Year 1, you take eight common, compulsory modules.

In Year 2, you take four compulsory modules and two option modules, and complete a work-related project.

COMPULSORY MODULES

  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Introduction to Database Technology
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Web Authoring
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Problem-Solving for Programming
  • Software and Programming I
  • Systems Analysis and Design I
  • Systems Analysis and Design II
  • Working in Teams

COMPUTING PATHWAY

  • Computer Networking
  • Data Structures and Algorithms

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PATHWAY

  • E-business
  • Web Programming using PHP

WEB DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY

  • Advanced Web Authoring
  • JavaScript

PROJECT

  • Work-related Project

OPTION MODULES

  • Advanced Web Authoring
  • Building Web Applications using MySQL and PHP
  • E-business
  • JavaScript
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Web Data with XML, JSON and AJAX
  • Web Programming using PHP

You choose a pathway from Computing, Information Technology or Web Development. In Year 1, you take eight common, compulsory modules. In Year 2, you take four compulsory modules and two option modules, and complete a work-related project. COMPULSORY MODULES Fundamentals of Information Technology Introduction to...

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Available Dates

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Birkbeck, University of London

Full Time, 2 years

October, 2020

£7375.00

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Entry Requirements

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.

Applicants may be required to pass tests in mathematics and English.

UCAS TARIFF POINTS

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The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence. UCAS provides a tariff calculator for you to work out what your qualification is worth within the UCAS tariff.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

  • Courses of more than six months' duration.
  • Courses of less than six months' duration.
  • Pre-sessional English language courses.

International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential. Applicants may be required to pass tests in mathematics and English. UCAS TARIFF...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Where a course has unseen written examinations, these may be held termly, but, on the majority of our courses, exams are usually taken in the Summer term, during May to June. Exams may be held at other times of the year as well. In most cases, exams are held during the day on a weekday - if you have daytime commitments, you will need to make arrangements for daytime attendance - but some exams are held in the evening. Exam timetables are published online.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete...

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