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Computer Science

University of Essex Online

Postgraduate Diploma Online
16 months
Duration
5611 GBP/year
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About

As the world becomes increasingly dependent on technology, computing becomes more attractive to those looking to change careers to a field where their skills will be in high demand. This PG Dip Computer Science is offered by the University of Essex Online.

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Overview

The online nature of this conversion course makes it easy to fit around your existing job, and the course covers both essential themes within computer science as well as more specialist topics such as:

  • how to contextualise and develop information systems using object-oriented approaches in languages such as Python and SQL
  • the underpinning concepts and skills of Software Engineering Project Management, including traditional and contemporary Software Development Life Cycle models
  • computer networks, network security fundamentals and information security governance principles

Throughout the Computer Science course from University of Essex Online you will develop a number of programs and applications, and the technical skills you will develop will be an asset in whichever area of computer science you go on to work in. Towards the end of your studies you will have the opportunity to advance onto a full Masters.

Why we’re great

  • There’s no need to download lots of different software packages – all programming languages are included within the tuition fee and all work is carried out in our online development environment.
  • This conversion course will enable you to access the broad range of computer science vacancies, even if you don’t have a computing background.
  • Global recognition and validation by the University of Essex, University of the Year 2018 (Times Higher Education Awards).

Your future

There is a global shortage of computer science professionals, and therefore a huge level of demand for computing graduates. This course is designed to help you switch careers to this technical field, and after completing your studies you will be prepared to succeed in roles such as Software Developer, Software Engineer, Web Developer, Requirements Analyst, Network Analyst, Information System Administrator and Project Manager.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Launching into Computer Science 
  • Object-oriented Information Systems
  • Secure Software Development (Computer Science)
  • Network and Information Security Management 
  • Software Engineering Project Management 
  • Research Methods and Professional Practice 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic entry route
In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our PG Dip Computer Science, as a minimum you must have an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification.
  • Work experience entry route
In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our PG Dip Computer Science, you must have at least three years’ relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5611 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7482 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5611 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7482 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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!

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