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Computing and IT (Communications and Software) (Honours), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
In this specialist route through the Computing and IT (Communications and Software) (Honours) at The Open University UK, you'll gain an understanding of software engineering concepts and a view of practical software development. 
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Overview

You'll achieve a sound understanding of the principles of hardware- and software-based technologies, and the ability to apply your knowledge and skills in a broad range of industries and organisations. 

You'll learn about well-known software development processes and their phases; and activities and techniques that will help you to develop a critical understanding of the diversity of contexts of organisations, problems, and development teams.

Key features of the Computing and IT (Communications and Software) (Honours) at The Open University UK

  • Focuses on software development and software engineering in modern day environments
  • Gives you an insight into the possibilities and constraints of modern communications technology
  • Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT
  • Quality assured by the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE)

Career relevance

Computing and IT graduates are in demand by providers (such as software houses) and user organisations alike. The extensive range of organisations employing computing and IT graduates includes retail, financial services, leisure and gaming, telecommunications, broadcast media, digital media, manufacturing, transport, tourism, the public sector and healthcare.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      Time limit – 16 years

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to computing and information technology 
  • Technologies in practice 
  • Discovering mathematics
  • Essential mathematics 
  • Communication and information technologies 

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.
  • In mathematics, your choice of introductory module will depend on your confidence and experience. Visit our MathsChoices website to decide which is right for you.

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

  • International

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Funding

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