All applications are considered individually on merit but offers will normally be based on a total of 220-280 Tariff points (depending on subjects being studied) from any combination of 6-unit (GCE/VCE A level) or 12-unit (VCE Double) awards, plus at least 5 GCSEs (grades A-C) including mathematics and English language. Recognised UK Access courses with a significant mathematics and/or programming content may be offered as an alternative to GCSE and A level qualifications. National Diploma or Advanced GNVQ awards may be offered as an alternative to A level qualifications.
Level 1 involves a common core of units which include - computing fundamentals, information systems, introduction to multimedia and world wide web, programming, computer system organisation, computing mathematics.
Level 2 core units are information systems development, advanced programming, and software development: tools and principles. In addition students can choose optional units from: fundamentals of artificial intelligence; database systems; professional development; e-business; multimedia authoring and design; multimedia technologies; data structures; web site development; operating systems; communication networks; peer to peer computing.
At Level 3 all students study enterprise programming and undertake a software engineering team project. In addition students select optional units from: knowledge based systems; artificial neural networks; digital sound and image processing; high performance computer systems; information systems management; advanced database application development; data mining; human computer interaction; advanced multimedia authoring and design; advanced multimedia technologies; scripting languages; distributed systems; network management and security.
There is an opportunity to do a placement between Levels 2 and 3 of the programme The programme provides a broad education in all phases of software development, support and management and particularly focuses on a methodical approach to the error-free design and building of software. Opportunities exist in Levels 2 and 3, subject to approval, for students to replace one optional computing unit with one non-computing module. The programme is credit-based and shares a common first year with several other computing pathways allowing students to switch between pathways at a later stage.
Although a range of business and research opportunities will be available, the majority of careers will develop in software design and development, software team management, technical support and research.
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