This course will run over two academic years, with four semesters. Over these four semesters the course content will include:
• Principles of Programming
• Database Design and Development
• Information Systems Development & Management
• Object Orientated Programming
• Web Design and Development
• Operating Systems & Networks
Students will be provided with a significant grounding in core computing modules. Students will pursue a specialisation stream in Web & Cloud Technologies. This element is a focused set of modules and project work designed to bring candidates quickly to the industry entry standard for graduates in their chosen field of specialisation.
Specialised core modules include:
• Cloud Infrastructure and Virtualisation
• Web and Cloud Application Development
• Advanced Web Technologies
Upon completion of the above students will complete an industry based credit bearing project.
Personal Development Programme
To complement the academic programme, learners will follow a skills based Personal Development Programme (PDP). The programme has been designed in collaboration with industry to ensure that graduates are able to demonstrate the personal skills and aptitudes employers have highlighted as requirements and to assist graduates of the programme to integrate effectively into the work place. The PDP will be delivered across all four semesters.
Teaching & Assessment
DBS teaching and learning strategies are intended to facilitate students to take ownership of, and responsibility for, their own learning in partnership with the academic faculty. A wide range of teaching and learning methods are used in the programme to ensure all learning styles are accommodated. Methods will include formal lectures, seminars, workshops, lab tutorials, on-line video demonstrations, and presentations that will emphasise student participation and application to case studies and relevant computing and business issues.
The focus of the programme is on the application of learning to the real-life environment and therefore a significant proportion of this programme is computer based. Learners will be required to practice taught skills and elements of the course via self-directed learning. Intellectual skills are developed through project work, tutorial work and coursework assignments. In addition to the accredited modules learners will be timetabled to participate in personal development activities. Learners will therefore gain the necessary additional applied skills in order to expedite their integration into the workplace.