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FdSc Digital & Technology Solutions

As a Digital and Technology Solutions graduate, you will have the option of progressing into careers such as cyber security analyst, data or systems analyst or engineer, IT consultant or technician, network or software engineer or web developer. Every learner will have the opportunity to develop: Web design and development skills in HTML, CSS and client-side scripting. Systems analysis skills. Database design and development skills within Microsoft Access and MYSQL/PHPMYDMIN. Use of virtualisation technologies. Network design and development skills – both local and business scale networks. Network security and basic cybersecurity skills in protecting a business scale network. Serer side programming skills for e-commerce development.

Digital technologies are now a fundamental part of all sectors of commerce and industry. Underpinning this is the continual need to design and develop technological solutions to a broad range of ever evolving problems. This encompasses a range of digital and communications based solutions centred on the acquisition, storage, manipulation, retrieval and dissemination of data.

About this Programme

The development and continued success of business is increasingly based on its ability to harness digital and technology solutions to develop and market new products and services, increase productivity and workflow, minimise costs, and protect itself from threats from various forms of cybercrime. This course will equip you with the skills you need to design and develop technological solutions to a broad range of ever-evolving problems. This includes the ability to manage and maintain large sets of data as well as the application of advanced data analytics which rely on the application of artificial intelligence, and the fundamental digital skills required by employers in 2021 and beyond.

University Centre Grimsby offers state-of-the-art workspaces which are equipped all of the latest technology, preparing you for a future in the digital industry. This course is designed to give you a tailor-made, modern qualification which covers a range of skills and technologies to help you achieve your dream career or progress in your current employment.

What You Will Learn Year 1

- Systems Analysis & Design Methodologies
- Computer Network Fundamentals
- Business Information Systems
- Web Development
- Database System Fundamentals
- Professional & Research Skills.

What You Will Learn Year 2

- Agile Project Management
- Database Applications Development
- Computer Security – Network & Systems
- Network Management & Operations
- Major Development Project.

What Next?

This course will enable you to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Computing Technologies Top-Up degree at University Centre Grimsby, whilst also providing the necessary skills for you to study a Masters in the pathway of your choice. You many also wish to add to your skills by undertaking professional certification programmes offered by companies such as CISCO, Microsoft or Adobe. If you choose to enter employment, you will be qualified for a range of entry level roles across the IT industry, whilst also holding transferable skills in industries such as media or games development.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirement for the degree will be 80 UCAS points, with a minimum of grade C/4 in GCSE English or equivalent (Functional Skills Literacy Level 2 or Adult Literacy Level 2), and grade C/4 in GCSE Maths or equivalent (Functional Skills Numeracy Level 2 or Adult Numeracy Level 2).

Applications are also encouraged from non-traditional students who lack formal academic qualifications for the standard entry route. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work which will demonstrate both academic and technical aptitude within digital technologies. Applicants already working with this field will be asked to provide evidence of relevant digital product development and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.

Course Start Date:
September
Course Duration:
2 years full-time Course
Fees:
£8,500 per year

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