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Computing (E81) PGDip

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Computer Science

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This flexible course enables computing practitioners to pursue their career goals by gaining advanced knowledge, skills and techniques; and to develop a professional approach to the study and application of computing. A wide choice of modules means you can tailor your qualification to the varied requirements of industry and your own career needs, with the option to focus on software engineering or information security and forensics in more depth. The qualification will: give you the knowledge and skills necessary to become an effective professional in the computing industry; develop your abilities in the critical evaluation of the theories, practices and systems used in a range of areas of computing and encourage you, through the provision of appropriate educational activities, to develop study and transferable skills applicable to your employment and your continuing professional development. In addition, if you are following a specialist pathway your qualification will enable you to: develop a deeper understanding of a specialist area of computing and contribute to future developments in the field.

Key features of the course: a choice of study routes and specialisms to fit with your professional needs and interests; encourages you to draw on your own background and experience; develops transferable skills applicable to your employment and continuing professional development and the chance to top up to the MSc in Computing in just one more year. The modules in the postgraduate computing programme are for professional computer specialists, engineers, technical managers and scientists who need to update their skills and knowledge in specific areas, and gain recognised qualifications to develop their careers. The modules have been developed to combine theoretical and practical aspects of computing, to enable you to become an effective professional in the computing industry. In addition they encourage you, through the provision of appropriate educational activities, to develop study and transferable skills applicable to your employment and your continuing professional development.

Different course options

Distance without attendance | Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom | 2 years | APR

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

2 years

Start date

APR

Modules

In this module, you will gain the fundamental knowledge and understanding, and analysis and synthesis skills that you will need to develop software artefacts fit for a real-world organisational context. This online module explores the principles and techniques of software development. You will acquire professional and technical skills together with a deep understanding of analysis, design, software construction and testing; engage with various design practices from design patterns to software architectures and frameworks; and explore emerging themes in software development. By studying this module you will develop your ability to deliver software artefacts fit for a real-world organisational context, alongside a wide range of postgraduate skills.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fees are paid per unit.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Not known

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will need a UK bachelors degree (or equivalent) in computing or a related discipline, or relevant industrial experience. If you do not hold a bachelors degree, irrespective of your industrial experience, you will need to study a module from the Postgraduate Certificate in Computing (K22) to demonstrate your ability to study successfully at postgraduate level.