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This course is for anyone who is considering a career in the vitally-important IT industry. It provides you with a taste of the different specialities within computing, including computer hardware, cyber security and programming. This engaging course will use Raspberry Pis to help you develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Vendor certification, which is highly respected by employers, is an option in the course. This is a SCQF level 5 course.
The BSc Applied Computing degree is a unique and exciting opportunity to give yourself a real head start in one of Scotland's most important industries.
A major skills gap is opening up in Scotland’s Computing Sector and up to 11,000 job opportunities could be available each year. The BSc Honours Degree in Applied Computing is a unique course developed to meet the identified skills shortages within the industry, allowing students to develop skills in key ICT areas.
The degree has been developed with input from the Scottish ICT community who recognise the need for highly skilled “work-ready” graduates. Much of the focus is on software development with particular emphasis on the development of analytical skills. This degree is taught jointly at Forth Valley College and the University of Stirling and benefits from expertise from within both institutions.
There will be a focus on employability and industrial awareness throughout the four year degree. One key component of the programme is an industrial work placement following the third year. The curriculum for this degree programme will continue to be driven by the evolving needs of the ICT sector in Scotland and across the world.
This course allows you to develop a range of specialist technical software development skills and knowledge in programming and systems development. It will prepare you for progression to further study in Computing, Software Development or a related discipline. You will gain academic, technical and professional training leading to the skills necessary to design, implement, support, evaluate or manage IT systems in a vast range of industries. It will allow you to develop an awareness of professional IT issues such as legal and ethical considerations. You not only have the opportunity to learn the skills to succeed in established software development areas of database management and systems development, but also the skills needed to succeed in emerging technologies. The key skill of the object oriented paradigm in modern software development is included along with the opportunity to develop programming and design skills using ‘in vogue’ technologies such as mobile applications.
This course provides learners with a thorough knowledge of all aspects of computing including network administration, computer hardware and support. Course work involves concentrated study in network systems maintenance and operating systems (including Linux).
The course also provides the knowledge and understanding to obtain Microsoft Certification and if successful students may become Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP) gaining accreditation in Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP). These Modern Industry standard qualification are beneficial in today’s IT Job market.
With ever-increasing demand for vitally-important digital skills in all areas of industry, this course is hugely-important step in achieving a highly-valued qualification in computing.
This course is an SCQF level 6 course which will provide you with both practical skills and theoretical knowledge in a range of computing subject areas, and supports progression to further study in crucial areas such as programming.
The NPA Cyber Security Level 6 qualification (including Data Security, Digital Forensics & Ethical Hacking) is part of this course.
It will prepare you for progression onto a range of HN programmes in Computing, which in turn can lead to articulation to university.