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Computing and IT and Design, DipHE

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
With this Computing and IT and Design diploma from The Open University UK, you can specialise in an area of computing and IT and combine it with design, dividing your time equally between subjects.
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Overview

After completing this Computing and IT and Design diploma from The Open University UK, you’ll be ready to contribute to the design of the digital electronic devices of the future.

Key features of the course

  • Offers a 50:50 split between computing & IT and design
  • Provides a choice of computing & IT topics to focus on
  • Builds a solid foundation for further study

Skills for career development

This qualification will equip you with a sound grasp of the principles of technologies in your specialist area, an ability to apply the principles, and an awareness of surrounding issues. Depending on your choice of second subject – business, design, mathematics, applied psychology or statistics – you’ll have a unique and focused skills set that will enhance your existing career and put you in a strong position in the jobs market, which increasingly depends on computing technologies across all sectors.

During the course you will gain a range of valuable transferable skills in communication, time management, analysis and problem solving, and be well prepared for further study should you decide to top up to an honours degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      • Time limit – 12 years
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to computing and information technology
  • Design thinking: creativity for the 21st century
  • Cisco networking (CCNA) 
  • Communication and information technologies 
  • Object-oriented Java programming

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6192 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

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