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Computing and Information Systems

University of West London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 2 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • Price On Request Course Fee

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Course Description

Are you looking for a part-time computing and information systems course that will equip you with the IT skills you need to succeed in this booming sector?

This course will help you to learn how to develop systems for managing information. With IT skills in higher demand than ever before, you will complete this course with valuable attributes for a career in computing.

Designed to fit around your work schedule and other commitments, the course will run on Saturdays during the academic year.

Are you looking for a part-time computing and information systems course that will equip you with the IT skills you need to succeed in this booming sector? This course will help you to learn how to develop systems for managing information. With IT skills in higher demand than ever before, you will complete this course with valuable attributes for a career in...

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Course Content

Businesses and organisations rely on computers to manage important information. They use this information for planning and development, as well as to create a vision of where they are headed. On this computing and information systems foundation degree you will learn valuable skills for developing systems to manage this vital information. 

The course will focus on preparing you for employment. It will equip you with practical skills, influenced by industry requirements and the latest research. From core industry tools and software to the latest theory and research, you will cover the key areas you need to become a confident and able computing professional.

You will have a thorough grounding in computing information systems, including the concepts and basis for producing stable applications. 

Hands-on exercises will play an important role in your learning, and wherever possible, you will be able to use your relevant work activities to complete your academic assessments. 

We will make extensive use of IT to teach, including presentations, online learning and computer simulations. You will learn through a variety of teaching methods, including:

  • lectures
  • discussions
  • tutorials
  • computer laboratories
  • small group exercises
  • seminars
  • student presentations.

Throughout the course, you will have valuable feedback from our highly qualified staff, helping you to achieve your potential.

Businesses and organisations rely on computers to manage important information. They use this information for planning and development, as well as to create a vision of where they are headed. On this computing and information systems foundation degree you will learn valuable skills for developing systems to manage this vital information.  The course will focus on preparing you...

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Available Dates

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West London Campus

Full Time, 2 years

September, 2020

Price on Request

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Entry Requirements

72UCAS points requiredfrom level 3 qualifications

These can include:

  • A Levels at grades B and C (if you have two A levels) or grades D, D and D (if you have three), or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Pass
  • Access to HE Diploma

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents.

Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the qualifications listed but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

We take pride in our inclusiveness and the diversity of our student population. We have a vibrant mature student community and look forward to welcoming you.

72UCAS points requiredfrom level 3 qualifications These can include: A Levels at grades B and C (if you have two A levels) or grades D, D and D (if you have three), or above BTEC Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Pass Access to HE Diploma You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
76%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
94% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
76% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
82% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
76% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
76% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
71% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
75% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
94% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
94% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
76% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
88% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
88% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
88% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
76% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
71% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
88% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
76% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
82% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
88% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
94% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
88% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
94% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
88% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
76% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
75% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
81% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

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