BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions

Our BSc Digital and Technology and Solutions degree is perfect for students wishing to begin or develop a career as a digital and technology solutions professional. This programme allows you to choose from a range of elective modules in order to specialise in subjects aligned to your career aspirations. Depending on your chosen electives you will also have the opportunity to study towards a range of professional examinations including the PRINCE2 Foundation exam* This programme is delivered entirely online giving you the flexibility to adapt your studies around your lifestyle.

Programme details
Locations

Online via distance-learning

Start Date

September

Length of programme

Three years full-time

Modes of study

Online via distance-learning

Assessment

Coursework, group presentations, examinations and a supervised business integration project

*Students who wish to gain professional accreditation will need to take examinations set out by the relevant professional body either during the programme or after graduation. This is the student's responsibility and at the students own cost.

Key Information

  • Develop a significant understanding of the environments in which technology solutions professionals operate
  • Develop a critical awareness of contemporary issues in technology and their impact on current practice
  • Showcase your skills through the development of an e-portfolio
  • Showcase your knowledge through the project aligned with your chosen discipline and career aspirations
  • Our Project Management Fundamentals module prepares you to the take the PRINCE2 Foundation exam either during your programme or after you graduate*
  • Study full-time online with access to live webinars, recorded lectures and online learning materials
  • Learn from experienced IT practitioners and academics
  • Network through our collaborative learning environment
  • All of the required software and digital tools required during the course are provided
  • You can choose elective modules which will prepare you for prestigious professional qualifications including: Business Analysis Foundation Certificate (British Computer Society), the ITIL Foundation level qualification, Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA ), ISTQB® Foundation Level (CTFL)*

Programme Details

The programme will prepare you for a range of roles within today’s information technology sector. It brings together a range of digital and technology disciplines, with a balance of technical competence and intellectual and practical skills that will support your career as a digital and technology solutions professional.

Career-ready skills

This programme has a strong focus on developing skills that employers expect - such as communication, problem solving and leadership. Upon completion, you will receive a valuable and recognised BSc Honours degree and possess the key skills for a career as a digital and technology solutions professional. Alongside these skills, you will be encouraged to develop through a range of presentations, simulations and group work.

This programme is delivered fully online through a mix of lectures, small group tutorials and associated online learning materials. You will receive a structured study planner for each year of study to enable you to plan and chart your progress throughout your degree. During your studies you will have access to live webinars with your subject tutors, giving you the opportunity to discuss key principles from the lectures alongside developing a further depth of knowledge and understanding through discussions, case studies and activities.

You will be part of a group of maximum 25 students and will have the opportunity to network through discussions and online forums.

Working towards a Professional Qualification

This programme has been designed to give you the skills needed to work towards a range of professional qualifications. Our Project Management Fundamentals module prepares you to the take the PRINCE2 Foundation exam either during your programme or after you graduate.

During the second and third terms of the programme you can also choose elective modules which will prepare you for prestigious professional qualifications including:

  • Business Analysis Foundation Certificate (British Computer Society)
  • the ITIL Foundation level qualification,
  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT),
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA )
  • ISTQB® Foundation Level (CTFL)

Key Information Sets about this programme

Key Information Sets (KIS) are comparable sets of information about full or part-time undergraduate courses and are designed to meet the information needs of prospective students. Find out more

Modules

Level 4

Compulsory

  • Business and Information Systems (15 credits)
  • Professional Practice 1 (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Programming (15 credits)
  • Maths for Computing (15 credits)
  • IS Security Foundations (15 credits)
  • Network Fundamentals (15 credits)
  • Marketing Principles (15 credits)
  • Project Management Fundamentals (15 credits)

Level 5

Compulsory

  • Database Management (15 credits)
  • Systems Analysis and Design (15 credits)
  • IS Security and Risk Management (15 credits)

Elective

  • Professional Practice 2 (15 credits)
  • Business Analysis Practice (15 credits)
  • Service Management (15 credits)
  • Financial Decision Making for IT (15 credits)
  • Data Management and Analysis Practice (15 credits)
  • Object Oriented Programming (15 credits)
  • Computer Network Technologies (15 credits)
  • Network Management and Operations (15 credits)
  • Mobile Engineering (15 credits)

Level 6

Compulsory

  • Legal Aspects of Information Technology (15 credits)
  • Agile Development (15 credits)
  • Professional Project (30 credits)

Elective

  • Consulting for Business (15 credits)
  • Designing and Delivering IT Change (15 credits)
  • Business and Big Data (15 credits)
  • Data Analytics and Social Media Monitoring (15 credits)
  • Cloud Computing (15 credits)
  • Network Security Analysis (15 credits)
  • Software Testing (15 credits)
  • Web Application Development (15 credits)

Entry Requirements

From September 2016

  • 260+ UCAS points and a grade C at GCSE in English and Mathematics or:
  • Completion of a level-3 apprenticeship/professional qualification in a relevant discipline or;
  • Have a recognised and equivalent qualification (examinations and experience will be considered)

From September 2017

From 2017 entry, the UCAS Tariff is changing.

Your tariff points can be calculated using the UCAS tariff point calculator here.

You can also visit https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/entry-requirements/tariff/new-tariff for further information on the new tariff. Alternatively, you can contact our Admissions and Enquiries Teams who are available Monday to Friday from 0800hr to 1800hr (GMT)

  • 104+ UCAS points and a grade C at GCSE in English and Mathematics or:
  • Completion of a level-3 apprenticeship/professional qualification in a relevant discipline or;
  • Have a recognised and equivalent qualification (examinations and experience will be considered)

Other qualifications may also be considered, please contact our admissions team for more information

English language requirements

IELTS score of 6.0 (overall) or equivalent, with no less than 6.0 in writing

If you obtain a score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in any of the subcomponents you will have to attend In-sessional Study Skills Support classes, alongside the programme during the first term of studies, at no additional cost.

Teaching beyond coursework

At BPP University, we have a dedicated Careers Service in place to give students this 'edge'. This comes in the form of professional support and guidance given in a range of ways. Which together ensure you have a rounded and professional approach to finding and securing a graduate role when you finish your studies.

The Careers Service provides one-to-one consultations, mock interviews and career events. You can even receive advice on preparing your all-important CV, filling in application forms and essential interview techniques.

Just as importantly, you are also offered 'Career Ready Skills' workshops throughout the year. Developed with employers, these have been identified as the skills critical to the success of organisations and cover areas as diverse as negotiation and presentation techniques to time management.

It's never too early to start learning all the essential skills you'll need to get a job, which is why you can begin taking advantage of our careers services as soon as you have accepted a place at BPP University and benefit from continued access for 12 months after you leave.

Your student experience

BPP University Students' Association has thousands of members with students across all ten BPP University sites and studying online. Every student of BPP University automatically becomes a member of the Students' Association when they start their programme. The Association aims to put you, the student, at the heart of everything BPP University does, giving you:

  • An independent voice on student matters
  • Information, support and guidance about your academic and personal life
  • Academic, cultural, social and professional enrichment through the development of clubs, societies, events and initiatives
  • Awareness and enhancement of your employability

BPP University students are eligible for an NUS extra card.

Location

  • Online via distance-learning

Fees 2017

Three years full-time

  • UK or EU students, three-year degree: £6,000 a year
  • International students, three-year degree: £9,000 per year