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Technologies in Practice, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
This Technologies in Practice module from The Open University UK provides an opportunity to sample some of the key areas in computing and information technology. You will be introduced to three topics as tasters for your future studies and career: robotics, networking, and Linux.
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Overview

Studying these topics will enable you to develop essential skills for future employment in the computing and IT industry. You will be applying what you learn by developing a portfolio to demonstrate your skills and understanding in these areas. By studying this OU level 1 module you can begin to explore where your future career ambitions or interests might lie.

The Technologies in Practice module from The Open University UK is structured into three study blocks, each based upon a key area in computing and IT, and the development of a portfolio which forms part of your final assessment.

You will study both OU materials and third party materials that support your learning in the three key topics. The module is practical and activity-based, and much of the study material is delivered online. You will therefore be working at your computer for significant periods of time.

You will learn

This module will enable you to:

  • increase your knowledge of robotics, computer networks and the Linux operating system
  • develop a variety of skills appropriate to a career in the computing and IT industry
  • demonstrate your understanding of technical subjects and your technical skills through the development of a portfolio.

Vocational relevance

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 8 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Robotics and the meaning of life
  • Introduction to computer networking
  • Introduction to Linux

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • This is an OU level 1 module providing you with the core subject knowledge and study skills needed for both higher education and distance learning and to help you progress to modules at OU level 2.
  • You will need to be able to carry out all the following activities on your computer: writing with a word-processor; saving and locating files; installing software; following basic instructions that enable you to explore your computer and undertake basic computing tasks; and accessing a website. 
  • You should also be able to read and understand written English and write clearly in English.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    1506 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1506 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 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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