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2018 entry

BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions

Course fees

Tuition fee type Cost (per annum)
Full time international tuition fee: Not applicable
Full-time industrial placement year fee: Not applicable
Part-time tuition fee: Not applicable

*The Department for Education (DFE) have recently announced that they intend to freeze tuition fees for the 2018/19 year. This is still subject to parliamentary approval. Once confirmed we will update our web pages accordingly.

Course type

BSc (Hons)

UCAS info

Points required: 112

UCAS code:

Institute code: L51

Study mode

Five years part time

About your course

Digital and Technology Solutions is a degree that provides leaning based on the workplace. The programme provides apprentices with a solid computing background in general, specific knowledge and understanding of the latest developments in one of the four routes selected which are Software Engineering, Data Analyst, Business Analyst and Cyber Security Analyst.

  • Provide a comprehensive understanding of current and developing professional computer science approaches
  • Provide relevant technical skill and experience in the application and methodologies of digital and technology solutions
  • Develop analytical, creative, problem-solving and evaluation skills
  • Encourage apprentices to become autonomous learners
  • Provide a platform for career development, innovation and further postgraduate study

This is a new Programme for January 2018. Students were approached at the Database design, applications and management module lab and the Advanced Software Engineering module in which a lengthy explanation were provided to the students about their feedback with this programme. The students felt that such programme would be very interesting and can certainly add value to the Department of Computer Science.

Support and guidance

Dedicated personal tutor plus study skills support

​In addition to the excellent facilities and learning resources, you'll get support on both sides of the learning experience, having dedicated workplace based LJMU trained mentors and from university tutors to provide developmental and pastoral support.

Course details

There are 4 routes to choose from for this programme.

​The programme is modular in construction. Modules are normally 10 credits or 20 delivered in one semester. With a 40-credit project module at level 6 delivered across two semesters. Students are required to study a total of 120 credits per level. Levels 4 and 5 have five 20 credit modules and two 10 credit modules. At Level 6 there are four 20 credit modules and a 40 credit project. All of the modules across all levels are core (compulsory) within your chosen route.

​Apprentices will study 80 credits per year except in the final year in which they will study 120 credits and are considered part-time students by the university.

What you will study on this degree

There are 4 routes to choose from for this programme.

Software Engineer Route:

Level 4

  • INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING
  • COMPUTER SYSTEMS
  • SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
  • PROBLEM SOLVING
  • PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • DATA MODELLING
  • INTERNET AND WEB TECHNOLOGIES

Level 5

  • OBJECT ORIENTED SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS
  • RESEARCH SKILLS
  • PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
  • DATABASE SYSTEMS
  • PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE THEORY
  • MOBILE AND WEB DEVELOPMENT

Level 6

  •  SYNOPTIC PROJECT
  •  USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN
  • CONTEMPORARY SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
  • CLOUD COMPUTING
  • DISTRIBUTED AND EMBEDDED SYSTEMS

Cyber Security Analyst Route:

Level 4 

  •  INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING
  • COMPUTER SYSTEMS
  • SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
  • PROBLEM SOLVING
  • PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • DATA MODELLING
  • INTERNET AND WEB TECHNOLOGIES

Level 5

  • OPERATING SYSTEMS
  • DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS
  • RESEARCH SKILLS
  • PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
  •  DATABASE SYSTEMS
  •  SECURE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
  •  INFORMATION ASSURANCE

Level 6

  • SYNOPTIC PROJECT
  • NETWORK FORENSICS
  • NETWORK DEFENCE
  • ETHICAL HACKING
  • APPLIED CRYPTOGRAPHY

Data Analyst Route:

Level 4

  •  INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING
  •  COMPUTER SYSTEMS
  • SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
  •  PROBLEM SOLVING
  • PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • DATA MODELLING
  • INTERNET AND WEB TECHNOLOGIES

Level 5

  •  STATISTICAL MODELLING
  • DATA SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS
  • RESEARCH SKILLS
  •  PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
  •  DATABASE SYSTEMS
  • DATA VISUALISATION
  •  DATA WAREHOUSING AND MINING

​Level 6

  •  SYNOPTIC PROJECT
  • WEBSITE AND E-COMMERCE MANAGEMENT
  • ADVANCED AND DISTRIBUTED DATABASES
  • BIG DATA, TOOLS AND ANALYSIS
  • ADVANCED ANALYTICS

Business Analyst route:

Level 4

  • INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING
  • COMPUTER SYSTEMS
  •  SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
  • PROBLEM SOLVING
  • PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • DATA MODELLING
  •  INTERNET AND WEB TECHNOLOGIES

Level 5

  •  OBJECT ORIENTED SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
  •  PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  •  RESEARCH SKILLS
  • PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
  • DATABASE SYSTEMS
  •  INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
  • 5025DACOMP ADVANCED WEB DEVELOPMENT

Level 6

  •  SYNOPTIC PROJECT
  •  BUSINESS SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
  •  USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN
  • ADVANCED TOPICS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  •  WEBSITE AND E-COMMERCE MANAGEMENT

Teaching and learning

​Teaching is via a combination of lectures supported by small, group tutorials, seminars and practical sessions.

Assessment and feedback

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose

Typical assessments will be utilised for this programme, including group and individual CWs, exams and in class tests.

​The synoptic project is a work based project that broadly represents the skills, knowledge and behaviours in the standard. The project will provide substantive evidence from a business-related project to demonstrate the application of skills and knowledge. The end point assessment integrates the project outcomes and presentation into the overall synoptic project assessment. It will take place over a period of around 6 months, near the end of the programme. It is designed to assess apprentices in a consistent way, irrespective of their particular workplace and university.

Entry requirements

Please choose your qualifications below to view requirements

Minimum points required from qualifications

112

Application and selection

​We are looking for students who are keen to learn new skills and develop those they already possess. We want students with the ability to: be creative with ideas and concepts, moderate their creativity with logic, be enthusiastic and thirsty for knowledge, communicate effectively and confidently and understand and adapt to a wide range of issues connected with the subject. It is also important that students are able to manage time and tasks effectively as an individual and as part of a team, use appropriate sources to find and organise information and select and critically evaluate information in order to analyse problems.

If you would like to develop these skills further, have a strong interest in this subject area and want to work effectively within it, then this is the course for you! 

GCSE and equivalents

  • Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below: •Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional skills level 2 in Maths/ English • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

A Levels

  • Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
  • Is general studies acceptable? Yes
  • Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • Average A Level offer: BBC
  • Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

BTEC qualifications

  • BTEC certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • 90 credit diploma: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • Diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Diploma subjects / grades required: D*D* if studied on its own or to the total of 112 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications
  • Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM in a relevant subject area is required if no other level 3 qualifications are taken or to the total of 112 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications

Access to Higher Education Diploma

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Further information: Access programme must have been taken be in a relevant subject area, minimum of 24 Distinctions and 12 Merits required

International Baccalaureate

  • International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Additional information: 26 IB Diploma Points

Welsh awards

  • Welsh Baccalaureate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications

Irish awards

  • Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Grades / subjects required: 112 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects
Will I be interviewed?

Mature and non standard applicants may be invited to attend interview

IELTS

6.0 (minimum 5.5 each component)

Can this course be deferred?

Yes, please contact us to discuss your options

Is a DBS check required?

No

Is RPL accepted on this programme?

Yes

International requirements

Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Finance/fees

For information on fees and finance please contact: degreeapprenticeships@ljmu.ac.uk

Career prospects

When recruiting, employers are looking for industry experience. Apprentices are working in an exciting and relevant job when they start their studies; hence have the working experience and the required higher education to make them one of the most employable graduates in the digital technology sector.

CareerSmart programme

All students in their first year of study will have an opportunity to engage with the CareerSmart programme as an integral part of a core module of study. Once you have completed this, a wide range of other career-related provision and services will be available to support your development throughout your studies.

The new CareerSmart e-learning tool will introduce you to the steps involved in making informed choices about your career. It will enable you to consider your strengths and development areas, your career motivators, the options available to you and the necessary steps to take to achieve your career goals.

International Scholarships

Please note: this programme is not suitable for students who require a Tier 4 visa. Due to immigration requirements, Tier 4 international students must study on a full-time basis.

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.
Further guidance on programme changes

Take the next steps towards your future today

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Engineering and Technology
T: 0151 231 2777
E: fetadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk