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Coventry University

Digital and Technology Solutions

UCAS Code: I901

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


The Access to HE Diploma to include 15 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 / C or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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UCAS Tariff

104

from a minimum of two A2 levels.

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Information technology

If you are fascinated with computer systems, software, the online arena and business, our Digital & Technology Solutions BSc degree with enable you to learn about appropriate processes, practices and legislation that will allow you to integrate into the world of IT.

**Facilities**
You’ll be based in our CU Coventry Armstrong Siddeley building, which provides an outstanding learning and research environment. Located on the Coventry University Campus, you will have access to multiple on-site libraries, fully equipped seminar rooms and an impressive IT suite.

**Staff**
Each course unit has been developed and is taught by specialists in the field of digital and technology. With years of experience in the industry, our lecturers bring a wealth of expertise that is crucial to the success of our students within the industry.

**Practical Experience**
Throughout your studies, you will find that the course is underpinned with practical experience. You will have the chance to create functioning websites, networks and databases with access to industry-standard software.

**Placements**
At CU Scarborough, we put a strong focus on getting our graduates ready to enter the job market. This can be done in a variety of ways—one key element is work placements. With this degree, you are given the opportunity to undertake short and long-term placements in between the second and third year.

Key course benefits;

- Upon completion of this course, you will receive a qualification awarded by Coventry University, which is ranked 13th best university in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019. Coventry University were also awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017.

- You will receive support with applying for short and long-term placements, to gain the experience employers desire, with our in-house Careers & Employability department.

- You will have the opportunity for multi-campus learning in Coventry, Scarborough and London.

- In order to make higher education accessible to as many people as possible, we keep our tuition fees competitively priced.

- Small tutorial group sessions ensure that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.

- We deliver one module at a time during each block. This means you can dedicate your time to specialise in each subject without the distraction of numerous modules and multiple deadlines.

Modules

Your main study themes are:

- **Network development and maintenance:** Developing and designing networks including security, logistics, maintenance, testing and integration. You will also be introduced to theories relating to network design and maintenance and examine how networks are built and maintained through practical experiences and theoretical research.

- **Project management:** Throughout the programme, you will learn service management, developing entrepreneurship skills and the importance of autonomous working. You will be given many practical tasks which you must manage yourself, setting and achieving milestones to allow progression onto the next stage of the project. You will learn time management skills and the use of Gant charts and other tools to appropriately allocate resources and time. This is crucial for industry application.

- **Software design and development:** Identifying the most appropriate software to undertake tasks within a business, including developing, designing and manipulating software to meet a specific aim. You will explore concepts and theories related to programming which provide solutions to a wide variety of business problems with the emphasis being laid on the whole of the software development process.

For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

The Uni


Course location:

CU Coventry

Department:

CU Group

TEF rating:

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

70%
UK students
30%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


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Average annual salary
96%
high
Employed or in further education
86%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

56%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
12%
Information technology technicians
5%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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