- Validated by:
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
- Start date: September 2019
- UCAS code: 7JS4
- Institutional code: H65
This top up year delivered at the Hugh Baird University Centre will include new modules and input from industry practitioners to provide a full honours degree Top up course in Computing that is unique to the Liverpool City Region.
Computing is a creative activity which applies appropriate technology to the solution of problems. Computing professionals are involved in the investigation and analysis of problems, the design and evaluation of feasible solutions and the implementation of the most cost effective. They must communicate with a wide range of stakeholders (Managers, IT users and colleagues) and be aware of the business implications of the decisions made. They must be aware of appropriate tools and techniques, and skilled in their application.
Creativity, communication and problem solving underpin the application of various technologies. This course provides a broad range of topics from which students can select the most relevant and interesting to progress in.
It is aimed at internal progressing students or direct entrants, part time students and those who want to study a programme that is coherent, but tailored to their individual needs and interests.
Acquisition of knowledge is mainly supported through lectures and directed learning. The role of directed learning increases as the course progresses. Understanding is reinforced through practical, tutorial and seminar work. This may involve a series of small exercises, extended case studies or discussions.
Teaching and learning on the course will be delivered through a range of lectures, practical workshops, research seminars, group work, analysis of current systems and visiting guest speakers. Informal and formative feedback is provided in tutorial, seminar and practical classes through class discussion and individual advice. Formal assessment is through practical and written coursework, and time-constrained examinations, which may include online multiple-choice exams, traditional examinations, open-book examinations and partially-seen questions.