BSc (Hons) in Computing


1Introduction

Introduction

1University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

1Scope of Syllabus

Scope of Syllabus

1Panel of Lecturers

Panel of Lecturers

1Career Prospects

Career Prospects

1Duration and Course fee

Duration and Course fee


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Entry Requirements

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Programme Structure

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Assessment/ Academic Standards and Quality

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Programs and Awards

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Extra-Curricular Activities

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Application and Further Details

 

Introduction



BSc (Hons) in Computing (Specializing Web & Digital Media)

 

This course will provide you with a strong grounding in the technological aspects of computing applications, and equip you with appropriate knowledge and  understanding in the field of databases, networks and programming.

 

You will study a variety of specialist computing subject areas such as web application development, database design, IT security and database server management.

 

The course places a focus on studying the latest technologies, enabling you to graduate with the ability to make a positive contribution as a computing professional within the global community.

 

Entry Requirements



 

GCE O/L

 

GCE A/L Stream

 

GCE A/L Results

Three Simple passes

GCE O/L English

Credit pass

GCE A/L English

 

Other

 

Age

18+

 

University of Wolverhampton



The University of Wolverhampton has a long history of providing students with the opportunities presented by a first class education.

 

As a major player in the UK higher education sector, the UoW continue to excel in the areas that have contributed to their excellent reputation: award-winning teaching, state-of-the-art facilities, international partnerships, strong business links and innovative research.

 

Today's modern University can be traced back to Wolverhampton’s Mechanics’ Institute and College of Art in the mid-1800s. These institutions, together with teacher training and health colleges that were later incorporated, developed their rich heritage and tradition of academic excellence in vocational higher education.

 

The UoW continue to be guided by it’s coat of arms’ motto ‘Innovation and Opportunity’ by widening participation in education and offering an outstanding portfolio of courses that challenge students to realise their potential. The quality of its teaching and learning was praised recently when the University received a commendation, the highest possible accolade, following the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) 2015 review.

 

University’s contributions to knowledge transfer, economic development, wealth creation and social justice position it as an active, pioneering institution on a local, national and global scale.

 

Programme Structure



 

 

Year

Semester

Modules

Level

Credits

1

1

21455D - Business Skills for e-Commerce

4

15

21456D - Computer Systems

4

15

21457D - Employability and Professional Development

4

15

21474D - IT Supports for End Users

4

15

 

2

21479D - Data Analysis and Design

5

15

21506D-  Systems Analysis and Design

4

15

21027D - Management of Projects

4

15

21470D - Networking Technologies

OR

21466D - Object Oriented Programming

OR

21460D - Multimedia Designs and Authoring

4

15

21058D - Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation (Learning Outcome 01)

5

20

 

2

3

21494D - Digital Forensics

OR

21155D - 3D Computer Modeling and Animation

5

15

21491D - IT Virtualization

OR

21486D - Programming in .NET

OR

21483D - Computer Games Design and Development

5

15

21482D - Internet Server Management

OR

21481D - Web Applications Development

5

15

21472D - Design A Small Office Home Office Network

4

15

21058D - Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation (Learning Outcome 02 and 03)

5

20

 

4

21478D - Quality Systems in IT Organizations

5

15

21476D - Information Systems in Organizations

5

15

21492D - IT Security Management

5

15

21058D - Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation (Learning Outcome 04)

5

20

 

3

 

5CC001 - Web Applications Development

5

20

6CS007 - Projects and Professionalism

6

40

6CC001 - Advanced Web Technology

6

20

5CS001 - Creative Digital Media

5

20

6CS001 - Advanced Multimedia Authoring

6

20

5CI017 - Database Systems

5

20

6CI007 - Database Server Management

6

20

6CS006- Digital Media Technology

6

20

 

Scope of Syllabus



Business Skills for e-Commerce
 
Understand the structure and aims of business organisations
Understand the impact of e-Commerce 
Be able to design e-Commerce solutions
 
Computer Systems
Understand the function of computer systems
Be able to design computer systems
Be able to build and configure computer systems
Be able to undertake routine maintenance on computer systems.          
 
Employability and Professional Development
Be able to take responsibility for own personal and professional development
Be able to demonstrate acquired interpersonal and transferable skills
Understand the dynamics of working with others 4 Be able to develop strategies for problem solving.
 
IT Supports for End Users
Understand user problems
Be able to provide user support
Be able to create user support programmes.
 
Data Analysis and Design
Understand data models and database technologies
Be able to design and implement relational database systems
Be able to use manipulation and querying tools
Be able to test and document relational database systems.
 
Systems Analysis and Design
Understand different systems life cycles
Understand the importance of a feasibility study
Be able to perform a system investigation
 
Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
Be able to formulate a project 
Be able to implement the project within agreed procedures and to specification
Be able to evaluate the project outcomes
Be able to present the project outcomes.
 
Networking Technologies
 
Understand networking principles
Understand networking components
Be able to design networked systems
Be able to implement and support networked systems.
 
Object Oriented Programming
Understand the principles of object oriented programming
Be able to design object oriented programming solutions
Be able to implement object oriented programming solutions
Be able to test and document object oriented programming solutions.
 
Multimedia Designs and Authoring
Understand the use of existing multimedia products
Know the importance of design discipline 
Be able to apply design disciplines to a multimedia production
Be able to present a refined multimedia product prototype.
 
Digital Forensics
Understand the impact of digital forensics on the social and commercial environments
Understand the principles of evidence gathering
Be able to plan and implement digital forensics investigations
Be able to analyse the outcomes of digital forensics investigations
 
3D Computer Modeling and Animation
Understand how 3D computer modelling and animation are applied in commercial contexts
Be able to create an engaging 3D scene
Be able to create a 3D model within a scene
Be able to produce 3D animations to meet a creative brief.
 
IT Virtualization
Understand the commercial impact and potential of virtualisation
Be able to design virtualisation deployments
Be able to implement virtualisation deployments
Be able to manage virtualisation environments.
 
Programming in .NET
Understand the principles of programming using a .NET framework.
Be able to design .NET solutions
Be able to implement .NET solutions
Be able to test and document .NET solutions.
 
Computer Games Design and Development
Understand computer games development
Be able to design computer games
Be able to develop computer games
Be able to test and document computer games.
 
Internet Server Management
Understand internet technologies
Understand internet server architectures
Be able to implement internet server and services
Be able to manage internet server and services.
 
Web Applications Development
Understand the concepts of web application development
Be able to design web applications
Be able to implement web applications
Be able to test web applications.
 
Design A Small Office Home Office Network
Understand the impact of small or home office networks
Be able to design small or home office networks
Be able to implement small or home office networks
Be able to support small or home office networks.
 
Quality Systems in IT Organizations
Understand the need for quality assurance in IT systems
Be able to employ standard quality control documentation
Be able to use project management tools.
 
Information Systems in Organizations
Understand information needs within different functional areas of organisations
Be able to compare information systems
Be able to use information systems to produce management information.
 
Management of Projects
Understand the principles of project management
Be able to plan a project in terms of organisation and people
Be able to manage project processes and procedures.
 
IT Security Management
Understand risks to IT security
Understand mechanisms to control organisational IT security
Be able to manage organisational security.
 
 
 
Information Systems Development and Implementation
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: the concepts, principles, theories and practices relating to information systems.
Apply appropriate theory, tools and techniques to the information systems development process.
 
Projects and Professionalism
Demonstrate an awareness of the legal, social, ethical and professional issues involved in the exploitation of computer technology.
Demonstrate the ability to communicate in an effective and professional manner, in a genre appropriate to your award.
Demonstrate the skills required for the development of an artefact appropriate to your award. In most cases this will include: analysis, design, development and testing
Demonstrate the skills necessary to effectively manage and successfully complete a project
 
IT Support
Demonstrate the ability to service ICT needs of business through knowledge application and support.
Demonstrate an understanding of the people issues involved in providing IT support.
 
IT Security
Demonstrate knowledge of the main concepts involved in IT security.
Demonstrate practical skills in securing systems.
 
Business Analysis and Consultancy Skills
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of; organisational structures, business areas and functions, different types of business systems and applications, the use and evaluation of information systems and their impact.
Apply business analysis, consultancy skills and change management techniques to synthesise business solutions.
Communicate proposals for business solutions persuasively and effectively in a variety of forms.
 
IS Project Strategy
How information and business systems are used and managed in an organization.
Contribute to the strategic planning, management and operation of business systems within organisations.
 
IT Security Management
Apply appropriate theory, tools and techniques to the assessment and development of secure computer-based systems.
Identify and specify requirements of IT security to meet business needs and recovery from disaster situations.
Apply your knowledge and experience of the principles, practice, standards in the management of secure computing and the assurance of business continuity.
 
Managing Projects
Contribute to the management and implementation of successful IT projects.
Demonstrate a range of transferable skills in: complex problem solving; communication; project management; working in a professional manner; self management ; and the ability to gather, synthesise, evaluate and reflect on relevant information from a range of sources.
Demonstrate a deep understanding of the principles, practice and applications of Project Management.

 

Assessment/ Academic Standards and Quality



In order to maintain the quality and standard of the examinations conducted and several other assessment methods, all work of the 1st and 2nd years of the programme is subject to an internal verification process referred to as the ‘Internal Verification’, conducted by the ISVU (Internal Standard Verifiers’ Unit) where the internal verifiers approved by Edexcel UK will verify the work of all the students prior to finalizing of the results. The said verified work is then subject to third verification process called External Verification (EV) whereby representatives from the Edexcel UK visit the Institute twice a year to verify the work of the students. Every such EV is meticulously conducted based on previous EV reports setting out the feedback, comments and/or recommendations if necessary.

 

In respect of the final year, all examinations are conducted by the University and the coursework is submitted online to the University. Each student will have an IT account with the University whereby students are given the opportunity to access the relevant materials of prgramme as that of an internal student of the University. Furthermore, all academic work of the 3rd year is monitored by the Quality Assurance Unit of the University of Wolverhampton.

 

It is also to be noted that in respect of all academic years, a minimum of 80% attendance is mandatory for students to sit for the examinations and to submit relevant coursework. Furthermore, all 3rd year modules are delivered, corrected and moderated by the lectures of the University of Wolverhampton who deliver these modules to the internal students of the University in UK, thereby assuring that our students are exposed to a harmonious blend of local and international learning experience and so to maintain the same level of standard required by the University.

 

In order to facilitate the studies further and in addition to the online library facility, recommended books are available in the BCAS campus library along with internet facility.

 

Panel of Lecturers



A high-caliber, competent, and experienced panel of lecturers with several years of Industrial and corporate experience ensures that our students gain maximum exposure to the inner workings of the industries through Practical examples, case studies and examples which helps build the foundation for further graduate level studies and also for future employability, whilst providing them with the knowledge to obtain high pass rates. Our lecturers have been well trained in latest teaching techniques and multiple assessment methodologies.

 

Programs and Awards



As this degree program is approved by both Edexcel UK and UoW, upon successful completion of the first two academic years (Stage 1) the students are awarded BTEC HND in Computing and Systems Development by the Edexcel UK and the UoW awards BSc (Hons) in Computing degree upon completion of the entire three academic years (Stage 2).

 

Career Prospects



Graduates can enter a variety of IT sectors careers. Many of the employers linked to the degree offer graduate recruitment schemes. These can give you an idea of the kind of role that a successful Computing student could progress into. The programme's employment/graduate prospects for Computing is increasingly higher over the years where graduates were employed with the industry or were continued further postgraduate studies in Masters and PhD.

 

Extra-Curricular Activities



The students have the opportunity of taking part in Extra-curricular activities such as CSR projects, exhibitions and etc… where the students can practice their time management and the leadership skills. Also students can do their own research on their respective fields with 24/7 open Research & Development department of School of computing.

 

Duration and Course fee



  

Duration
Three Years
1st and 2nd year
Course Fee:
 
Rs.219,000.00
 
Registration Fee:
Rs.12,000.00
Initial Payment
Rs.44,000.00
Edexcel Registration
£ 205.00
Installments:
Rs.12500.00 x 14 Months
Student Council Registration
Rs.3500.00
3rd Year (Top-up Degree)
Lecturer
Part Time
Saturday and / or Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – 12 Months
Course Fee:
Rs.475,000.00
Initial Payment:
Rs.100,000.00 (Application-5000.00/ Registration-25000.00/Initial Payment-75000.00)
Installments:
6 Installments are available
 

Application and Further Details



All applications should be submitted to the Administrative Officer of the respective centre directly or through post/email (admissions@bcas.lk). You can collect the application form at the respective centre or one can be download here http://www.bcas.lk/posters/120727120733Application%20Form.pdf. 

 

For Further Information:

 

Admissions Enquiries

 

British College of Applied Studies
32, Dharmarama Road,
Colombo-06,
Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 11 2559255, +94 11 2501145
Email: admissions@bcas.lk