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ICT (Information and Communication Technology)

Course aims

This will provide you with a broad introduction to the ICT industry, with good practical experience.

Entry requirements

Applicants should meet the general entry requirements.

Course content

Unit 1 - Practical Problem Solving in the Digital World.

Courses based on this unit should provide students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the development of ICT systems through practical experience in using a range of applications software in a structured way.

Unit 2 - Living in the Digital World

This unit is designed to give students the wider picture of the use of ICT and to enable the understanding of basic terms and concepts involved in the study of the subject.

Unit 3 - The Use of ICT in the Digital World

This unit looks at the fast changing subject of ICT, including developments in technology and ICT system capabilities, and how this might affect the world that makes use of ICT.

Unit 4 - Coursework: Practical Issues Involved in the Use of ICT

In the Digital World this unit provides students with the opportunity to complete a substantial project involving the production of an ICT-related system over an extended period of time. In so doing, students will enhance their transferable practical skills.

Course assessment

You will be assessed through a mixture of written exams (80%) and coursework (20%)


Recommended textbooks to be advised by your tutor. Extensive use will be made of the internet and relevant websites will be an important source of material to study this course.


Higher education or employment in the computing industry in a number of software related areas.


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