BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions Top Up (Software)

UCAS Code: DT02 Credit Level: 6 Credit Value: 120 Course Start Date: September Course Duration: One year full-time, Two years part-time

Become an IT expert, choose your own specialism…

BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions Top Up (Software) Awarding body

Your Programme

About the BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions Top Up (Software) programme

As a Digital and Technology Solutions graduate, you will have the option of progressing into careers such as cyber security analyst, data or systems analyst or engineer, IT consultant or technician, network or software engineer or web developer.

Digital technologies are now a fundamental part of all sectors of commerce and industry. Underpinning this is the continual need to design and develop technological solutions to a broad range of ever-evolving problems. This encompasses a range of digital and communications-based solutions centred on the acquisition, storage, manipulation, retrieval and dissemination of data.

As a student on this programme, you will be able to identify and specialise in your own chosen area of IT, through undertaking bespoke development projects and creating a full independent portfolio. Through undertaking these modules, you will research, practice, and develop your skills relating to Databases and Data Analytics, Software Development or Networking, applying these skills in creating practical deliverables that will allow you to showcase your valuable skills and knowledge to employers.

Entry Requirements

Students will be required to have successfully completed 240 credits from on a Computing or IT related foundation degree programme or equivalent.

As well as current student intake, the programme is open to students who has successfully completed a Foundation Degree programme relating to Information Technologies or Computer Science.

What you will learn

Full Time

  • Innovation in IT
  • Business Intelligence
  • Dissertation
  • Development Project
  • Independent Portfolio

Part Time

 Year 1

  • Business Intelligence
  • Dissertation
  • Development Project

Year 2

  • Innovation in IT
  • Independent Portfolio


Learning & Teaching Methods

The teaching and learning strategy for this programme will be based around a combination of traditional lectures and seminars for the delivery of underpinning theory, core module content and the demonstration of practical skills; together with labs/workshops to allow students to apply and develop practical and technical skills. The focus however will be on ensuring students develop the ability to apply skills and knowledge practically, relating it at all times to industry context

The balance of formal delivery to lab/workshop sessions will be determined by the requirements of each module. In addition to the combination of lectures/seminars and labs/workshops, students will be able to access tutorial support in order to address individual needs (in addition to more traditional tutorials covering pastoral support requirements) and in the case of self-directed research and/or development projects each student will be entitled to 5 hours of academic supervision per relevant module.

Programme Benefits

This Institute of Technology BSc programme offers brand new state of the art IT suites, featuring powerful Alienware workstations, and workspaces tailored for practical development of IT solutions

Students will have the ability to explore programming, data and networking technologies using new, industry relevant software and hardware, and will have the benefit of working with employability tutors to gain work-related skills and seek out employment opportunities

Students also have the ability to undertake this programme part time, completing 60 credits per year, allowing for great flexibility to those students that may be in full time employment or otherwise unable to attend a full time BSc programme.

What next?

Upon completion of this programme, students will be able to undertake the following:

  • A masters degree in Computer Science or Information Technology
  • Continue to develop skills through the completion of professional certification programmes offered by companies such as CISCO, Microsoft or Adobe.
  • Enter the IT industry in a variety of junior roles relating to the skills taught within this programme.