BSc (Hons) in Digital Technologies

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BSc (Hons) in Digital Technologies

Who is this course for?

  • Students who wish to achieve a Level 6 qualification on-Island in the digital industries.
  • Students who wish to develop effective industry knowledge and workplace skills .
  • Students who wish to gain a critical understanding of the key concepts of cloud, web, security and app development. 
  • Students who wish to develop expertise in applying learning in a real-world context.

 

What are the entry requirements for the course?

  • Level 5 qualification – HND or Foundation degree

 

How long is this course?

This is a one-year full-time course, or a two-year part time course commencing September 2022. Apply now for September 2022.

The deadline for applications is 22nd June 2022.

 

What will I study on this course?

This Programme has been designed to provide students with the knowledge and industry skillset to be effective graduate members of the workforce in the computing and digital sectors.

Students will have the opportunity to develop their analytical and critical thinking skills through current research. These will be underpinned by practical episodes focused on current industry practices.

The programme aims to develop a greater depth and breadth of core subject areas, as well as a more critical and evaluative approach, through project work and extended, self-directed assignments. 

 

Individual Honours Project

The aim of the module is to highlight the culmination of skills and learning that students have attained during their program – work placements can be utilised as an initial research area to identify challenges that industry currently face, or view practices and procedures on a wider scale. The overarching goal is application of those skills to a specific, significant challenge or problem in an area that students are particularly interested in. 

 

FinTech Security

This module examines the dilemma businesses are facing with the transition from traditional technologies and practices used throughout the financial sector into the modern cloud-based era. Students will develop an understanding of the potential threats and challenges faced with migrating to the cloud. Students will setup, configure, and secure a cloud-based system and will provide recommendations for maintaining its security. 

 

Modern Web Applications

Web development and applications are constantly evolving and industry practices continually changing. Students will focus on the challenges developers face and how to meet these challenges whilst also considering current and new security threats. In response to this, students will produce a high-quality web app whilst ensuring thorough testing is implemented throughout the whole process and across a range of areas. 

 

Cloud Computing Administration

This module examines current cloud computing infrastructure and the successful development and management of systems within this environment. Students will develop knowledge of the key cloud providers, key components of Cloud Computing Administration, development of a business standard cloud solution and have the opportunity to sit relevant cloud computing professional qualifications. 

 

Advanced Mobile Development

This module provides a theoretical and practical understanding of the development of mobile apps.  The module aims to cover no-code and low-code UI/UX design principles for mobile devices, mobile application development techniques, use of in-premises and cloud-based development tools, manual and automated testing strategies, and the evaluation of mobile apps. Students will work towards developing a cross-platform mobile app that targets platforms such as Android and IOS devices. 

 

What Qualification will I gain?

BSc (Hons) in Digital Technologies

 

What does this course lead on to?

The knowledge gained on this course will underpin your workplace skills, preparing you to be an effective technician or manager in the digital sector. The course has strong links with providers from across the range of the industry and is resourced comprehensively, providing graduates with the hands-on experience they require. The skills sought by employers are developed through a strong focus on vocational learning and industry application.

Graduates may go on to future roles (not limited to):

  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Security Administrator
  • Cloud Developer/Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Web Designer/Developer

 

How much will it cost?

TBC (As a guide, top up degrees at UCJ in 2021 were £8,295). 

You may be eligible for financial support towards your course costs. Please search Student Finance at www.gov.je for more information.

 

How can I find out more?

Please email ucadmin@highlands.ac.uk or call 608588

 

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