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Introduction to Computing and Information Technology 1, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
The Introduction to Computing and Information Technology 1 programme offered by The Open University UK introduces you to key concepts in computing and information technology (IT), such as digital technologies, programming and networking.
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Overview

The Introduction to Computing and Information Technology 1 programme offered by The Open University UK UK will equip you with a comprehensive toolbox of relevant knowledge, understanding and skills and introduce you to issues encountered in computing and IT, including the profound social and ethical challenges posed by these technologies.

You will also develop your key skills including communication, numeracy and digital and information literacy (DIL).

Vocational relevance

This module has particular vocational relevance for those wishing to develop a career in the computing and IT industry – providing many opportunities to demonstrate relevant technical knowledge and practical IT skills.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

This module is presented in three blocks:

  • The digital world – the digital technologies that pervade our home, work and social lives;
  • Creating solutions ­– programming skills for creating solutions to simple problems;
  • Connecting people, places and things – the computer networks that allow us to interact with others.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • You’ll need to be able to use a word-processor; save and locate files; follow instructions for basic computing tasks; access websites; and download and install software. No previous programming experience is required, but you will need to have an interest in using a computer for problem solving and a desire to learn how to create programs. You should expect to spend, for the duration of the module (21 weeks), about 11 hours each week working on the module and its assessment and a further 3 hours each week on self-directed study.
  • You should also be able to perform simple calculations; and read, understand and write clearly in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1506 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1506 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1506 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1506 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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Living costs for Milton Keynes

  • 848 - 1350 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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