Computer Science (Data Analytics) BSc (Hons) Top-Up

Computer Science (Data Analytics) BSc (Hons) Top-Up

This specialist pathway will include the skills and knowledge needed to collect, organise, provide and study up-to-date data, providing analysis for the organisation. You will develop a good understanding of data structures, software development procedures and how to employ a range of analytical tools used to undertake a wide range of standard and custom analytical studies. Analytical techniques such as data mining, time series forecasting and modelling techniques will be learnt to identify and predict trends and patterns in data. You will also be able to present a range of data visualisation to a range of stakeholders.

You will learn about a wide range of professional and transferable skills, including professional behaviours needed in the workplace, as well as the application of academic skills to the workplace. The programme structure includes modules of work-based learning, allowing you to connect to real life, real work situations and opportunities to enhance your understanding and professional competence, making you valuable employees.

The course will benefit from links to the professional workplace including guest speakers.

This course sits within a suite of four foundation degrees, all designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and professional behaviours to enter or progress in the field of professional computing.

Modules

Year 1 Modules:

  • Computers and Security

  • Principles of Programming

  • Maths for Data Science

  • Systems Design & Development

  • Independent Work-Based Project.

Year 2 Modules:

  • Professional Issues

  • Managing the Security if Information

  • Agile Development

  • Further Programming

  • Supervised Professional Work Experience

  • Data Analytics

  • Artificial Intelligence.

Entry requirements

Extended Diploma or other Full equivalent Level 3 qualification, in a discipline related to IT Engineering, with a minimum grade of DMM.

OR

Three A Level passes at Grades BBC or above, in a relevant subject such as Computer Science, Maths or I.T.

PLUS

A minimum of three GCSE passes (grades 4 or above) to include Mathematics at grade 5 or equivalent and English Language.

Assessment methods

Assessments will include a range of work including, portfolios, artefacts, presentations, reports and open book exams to support you in providing many forms of evidence for academic and professional development . Plus, these assessment methods are reflective of real work situations. You will gain further understanding of the importance of effective communication both with external clients and within a team situation, and will be encouraged to practice these skills throughout the course.

Future career and study opportunities

On completion of the Foundation Degree, you may wish to enter into a variety of computing roles where a Network Engineering qualification is desirable. Those already in professional roles may progress into more senior positions. You may also wish to progress into further study at level 6, gaining a full BSc degree in a computing discipline (subject to individual providers entry criteria)

Contact

If you have a question about this or any other University Centre course, email headmissions@newcollege.ac.uk

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