Digital and Technology Solutions BSc (Hons) Degree Apprenticeship

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About this course 2017/18

Would you like to earn money whilst studying for your degree? The BSc Digital and Technology Solutions course has been specifically developed for students who want to combine cutting-edge academic learning with on-the-job practical skills. In addition to equipping you with the core skills required to pursue a career in this dynamic and ever-emerging industry, you will also leave with an in-depth understanding of the social, ethical, professional and security issues that define the current marketplace.

Throughout the duration of your degree you will the opportunity to undertake work-based learning with one of our partner organisations. This will provide you with the opportunity to spend time in the workplace, gaining experience of the information technology role in a real-life environment.

You will then study at Northumbria University where our expert academics will develop your understanding of the key theories and practice relating to this specialist industry.

This course is taught in our state-of-the-art facilities which incorporate labs and the industry-leading software that you will encounter in the workplace.

Led by Tech Partnership, this course provides three career pathways - Software Engineer, Data Analyst or Business Analyst – allowing you to focus on your preferred area of expertise.

Learn from the best

This course is delivered by our specialist team of academics who have many years of experience within the computing sector. Their experience, combined with their ongoing active research, will provide an excellent foundation for your learning.

In addition to receiving support from a dedicated tutor and other members of the university team, you will also be encouraged to identify a workplace mentor who can provide you with additional support whilst at work. Often a colleague or line manager, they will help you reflect on your university learning and understand how the theory that you have learned can be put into practice.

The quality of our team’s research has put Northumbria University among the UK’s top 25% of universities for the percentage of research outputs in engineering that are ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent. (Research Excellence Framework 2014.)

Teaching and Assessment

With a key focus on the ever-changing field of computing and digital technology, this course will teach you the foundations of the industry, whilst encouraging you to be curious and explore emerging theories, tools and resources.

You will have the opportunity to undertake placements in the workplace, allowing you to develop your skills and knowledge in a real world environment.

Your university teaching will be delivered through a series of sessions to further develop your understanding.

The BSc Digital and Technology Solutions course offers three pathways - software engineer, data analyst or business analyst - allowing you to select your chosen specialism based on your own interests and career aspirations.

This course utilises a range of assessment methods including practical tasks, presentations, reports, essays and some group work. In your final year you will also undertake an assessed individual work-based project. 

Learning Environment

This course will be delivered in our brand new, £7m Computer and Sciences Department building which features an open study space and state of the art facilities including Music & Audio Animation and Visual Effects Studios, a Digital Security Lab, Games and Video Studios and Computer Network Technology Labs.

Technology is embedded throughout all aspects of your degree and you will receive ongoing support through our innovative e-learning platform, Blackboard, where you can access module handbooks, assessment information, lecture presentation slides and reading lists.

When you want to get hands-on with technology our range of specialist facilities will support you.

Research-rich Learning

Research-rich learning is embedded throughout all of this course’s modules and many of our teaching team are research-active academics with their own areas of specialism.

Some of their research incorporates subjects such as Computer and Electronic Security Systems (CESS); Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence (CVAI); Computer Games and Visual Effects; Digital Consumers; Behaviours and Literacy; Digital Libraries, Archives and Records; Digital Socio-technical Design.

You will also develop your own understanding of important research methods and approaches that could be directly relatable to the demands of your future career.  

 

Give your career an edge

Designed in accordance with the QAA benchmark and the Degree Apprenticeship Standards, this course has been developed by a partnership of employers and higher education institutions led by Tech Partnerships, ensuring that the content of this course is current and relevant to today’s workplace.

The role of social, ethical and security issues in relation to IT and computing are important concepts within this sector and they are embedded within the course to ensure you are equipped to operate and apply independent thinking to this increasingly diverse and global industry. On successful completion you will be able to appreciate and deal with the security risks, challenges and associated ethical dilemmas.

The on-site experience that you will gain whilst in the workplace can prove invaluable and directly increase your future employment prospects.

Your Future

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to successfully enhance your career within information technology. You will have the opportunity to work in an extensive number of industries in the private, public or not-for-profit sectors.

The specialist skills you will acquire through your chosen pathway will also allow you to pursue a career as either a software engineer, data analyst or business analyst.

Graduates may also wish to pursue further study or doctoral-level qualifications.

About this course 2018/19

Would you like to earn money whilst studying for your degree? The BSc Digital and Technology Solutions course has been specifically developed for students who want to combine cutting-edge academic learning with on-the-job practical skills. In addition to equipping you with the core skills required to pursue a career in this dynamic and ever-emerging industry, you will also leave with an in-depth understanding of the social, ethical, professional and security issues that define the current marketplace.

Throughout the duration of your degree you will the opportunity to undertake work-based learning with one of our partner organisations. This will provide you with the opportunity to spend time in the workplace, gaining experience of the information technology role in a real-life environment.

You will then study at Northumbria University where our expert academics will develop your understanding of the key theories and practice relating to this specialist industry.

This course is taught in our state-of-the-art facilities which incorporate labs and the industry-leading software that you will encounter in the workplace.

Led by Tech Partnership, this course provides three career pathways - Software Engineer, Data Analyst or Business Analyst – allowing you to focus on your preferred area of expertise.

Learn from the best

This course is delivered by our specialist team of academics who have many years of experience within the computing sector. Their experience, combined with their ongoing active research, will provide an excellent foundation for your learning.

In addition to receiving support from a dedicated tutor and other members of the university team, you will also be encouraged to identify a workplace mentor who can provide you with additional support whilst at work. Often a colleague or line manager, they will help you reflect on your university learning and understand how the theory that you have learned can be put into practice.

The quality of our team’s research has put Northumbria University among the UK’s top 25% of universities for the percentage of research outputs in engineering that are ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent. (Research Excellence Framework 2014.)

Teaching and Assessment

With a key focus on the ever-changing field of computing and digital technology, this course will teach you the foundations of the industry, whilst encouraging you to be curious and explore emerging theories, tools and resources.

You will have the opportunity to undertake placements in the workplace, allowing you to develop your skills and knowledge in a real world environment.

Your university teaching will be delivered through a series of sessions to further develop your understanding.

The BSc Digital and Technology Solutions course offers three pathways - software engineer, data analyst or business analyst - allowing you to select your chosen specialism based on your own interests and career aspirations.

This course utilises a range of assessment methods including practical tasks, presentations, reports, essays and some group work. In your final year you will also undertake an assessed individual work-based project. 

Learning Environment

This course will be delivered in our brand new, £7m Computer and Sciences Department building which features an open study space and state of the art facilities including Music & Audio Animation and Visual Effects Studios, a Digital Security Lab, Games and Video Studios and Computer Network Technology Labs.

Technology is embedded throughout all aspects of your degree and you will receive ongoing support through our innovative e-learning platform, Blackboard, where you can access module handbooks, assessment information, lecture presentation slides and reading lists.

When you want to get hands-on with technology our range of specialist facilities will support you.

Research-rich Learning

Research-rich learning is embedded throughout all of this course’s modules and many of our teaching team are research-active academics with their own areas of specialism.

Some of their research incorporates subjects such as Computer and Electronic Security Systems (CESS); Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence (CVAI); Computer Games and Visual Effects; Digital Consumers; Behaviours and Literacy; Digital Libraries, Archives and Records; Digital Socio-technical Design.

You will also develop your own understanding of important research methods and approaches that could be directly relatable to the demands of your future career.  

 

Give your career an edge

Designed in accordance with the QAA benchmark and the Degree Apprenticeship Standards, this course has been developed by a partnership of employers and higher education institutions led by Tech Partnerships, ensuring that the content of this course is current and relevant to today’s workplace.

The role of social, ethical and security issues in relation to IT and computing are important concepts within this sector and they are embedded within the course to ensure you are equipped to operate and apply independent thinking to this increasingly diverse and global industry. On successful completion you will be able to appreciate and deal with the security risks, challenges and associated ethical dilemmas.

The on-site experience that you will gain whilst in the workplace can prove invaluable and directly increase your future employment prospects.

Your Future

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to successfully enhance your career within information technology. You will have the opportunity to work in an extensive number of industries in the private, public or not-for-profit sectors.

The specialist skills you will acquire through your chosen pathway will also allow you to pursue a career as either a software engineer, data analyst or business analyst.

Graduates may also wish to pursue further study or doctoral-level qualifications.

Course info

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 4 years part-time

Department Computer and Information Sciences

Location Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2018

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