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Computing and IT

The Open University UK

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Technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise and play – and computing and IT skills are increasingly essential in today's workplace. This Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and IT course at The Open University UK  gives you an excellent foundation for a wide variety of IT-related careers.

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Overview

Key features of the Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and IT course at The Open University UK  

  • A flexible diploma with a choice of routes through
  • Focus on computer science, digital technologies, software development, web development, or networking
  • Enhances your employability
  • Builds a solid foundation for further study

Skills for career development

If you work, or would like to work, in information technology, computing, communication technology or related fields, this course is for you. It’s particularly relevant for hardware, software, or systems-based contexts. You’ll gain a sound grasp of these technologies and develop your expertise in particular areas of interest, choosing from options such as software engineering communications, networks or web technologies. You’ll also experience working in a team to tackle a small development task; and gain valuable transferable skills in communication, time management, numeracy, and analysing and solving problems. You’ll be well prepared for further study should you decide to complete a full honours degree.

Career relevance

Finance, government, business, commerce, public services such as health and education, and the voluntary sector are all critically dependent on computing and IT systems. This diploma course is an ideal starting point for a career in any of these sectors, focusing on information technology, computing, communication technology and related fields, or to enhance your existing career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technologies in practice 
  • Discovering mathematics 
  • Essential mathematics 
  • Cisco networking 
  • Communication and information technologies
  • Object-oriented Java programming 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

240 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification; however, you’ll need some basic knowledge of computing, and the ability to read and write to a good standard of English.

    In mathematics, your choice of introductory module will depend on your confidence and experience.

Tuition Fee

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    12384 GBP/year
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Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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