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University of Plymouth

Internet Design

UCAS Code: I161

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

Entry requirements


112 tariff points, including a minimum of 2 A Levels, General Studies accepted

Considered in combination

Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (e.g. Preferably Art & Design, Humanities or Combined), with at least 33 credits at Merit and/or Distinction.

Considered in combination

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent

Considered in combination

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

D*D*

In any subject

Considered in combination

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

DMM

In any subject

Considered in combination

112 tariff points, including two Advanced Highers English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent

In combination with Advanced Highers

UCAS Tariff

112

Including a minimum of 2 A Levels, General Studies accepted.

Considered in combination

40%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Internet technologies

Do you want to be amongst the worlds best web designers, coders, networked systems architects and creative thinkers? BSc (Hons) Internet Design is more than just a web design course, combining technical skills with graphic design and communication theory to enable you to see the world in a new way. Our rich combination of topics gives you the knowledge and ability to design and develop internet systems, shaping our digital future.Our lecturers and tutors are experts drawn from creative arts and technology industries, with teaching informed by the research activities of world-class research groups (i-DAT and Planetary Collegium). You will have the opportunity to work in industry with an optional paid placement year, acquiring a host of technical and creative skills. Youll enjoy enrichment activities include overseas field trips and real-world assignment briefs.* Benefit from a degree designed in close collaboration with industry leaders, including Sony, IBM and Virgin Media, to ensure relevancy of technologies, skills and techniques.Amazing facilities, including the IBM sponsored 'Smarter Planet' Internet of Things lab, and access to a dedicated lab space which stays open until 10pm.* Your assessments are 100 per cent coursework no exams! * Lecturers and tutors are experts drawn from creative arts and technology industries, with teaching informed by the research activities of world-class research groups (i-DAT and Planetary Collegium).* Enrichment activities include overseas field trips and real-world assignment briefs.* Take the opportunity to work in industry with an optional paid placement year, acquiring a host of technical and creative skills.* Become a full stack hacker for websites, technologies and internet-based applications. A full stack hacker understands all aspects of development, from server administration through programming and scripting, all the way up to graphic design.* The course is not just limited to screen-based media but also encompasses interaction through physical, tangible and invisible interfaces.* Explore future technologies including the 'Internet of Things' and 'Cloud' based systems.* Youll be provided with a range of electronic equipment (including an android tablet), a number of text books as well as a printing budget for hardcopy graphics work to help support your studies.* 81 per cent of students agreed staff were good at explaining things; 88 per cent of students were in work/study six months after finishing and 91 per cent of students in employment six months after the course were in a professional/managerial job.

Modules

In your first year, you’ll gain an understanding of programming, data sources, web development, graphic design, typography and digital production techniques. These technical skills are framed within economic, cultural, social and industrial contexts. You’ll also receive an introduction to coding skills and creative design strategies.

In your second year, you'll begin to develop real-world scale applications. You'll experience both individual development work as well as group creativity through professional collaborations with industry. You'll be provided with a fundamental foundation for the industrial placement by building your portfolios and constructing your CV.

In your final year, you'll bring together the various threads introduced in previous years. A number of specialised taught modules lead through to large scale group and individual projects in response to complex open briefs. You'll also be provided with the opportunity to customise your degree to a specific area of interest through a major element of the final year project.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment methods

Assessment is 100% coursework

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

School of Art, Design and Architecture

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

68%
low
Internet technologies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer science

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
73%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
71%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
8%
Information technology technicians
3%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Internet technologies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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