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School of Design, Engineering

& Computing


In Partnership with BridgwaterCollege



Programme Specification




BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Top
-
up)




September

2011


v2


Creative

Technology Framewor
k


Framework Specification 2011










CONTENTS


BASIC PROGRAMME DATA

1

1

INTRODUCTION

2

1.1

Documentation

2

1.2

Rationale

2

1.3

Computing at Bridgwater College

2

1.4

Programme Structure

3

1.5

Academic & Professional Contexts

8

2

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES

10

2.1

A
-

Subject Knowledge and Understanding

10

2.2

B
-

Intellectual Skills

11

2.3

C
-

Practical Skills

12

2.4

D
-

Transferable Skills

13

3

COURSE STRUCTURE & P
ROGRESSION

15

3.1

Introduction

15

3.2

Entry &
Exit

15

3.3

Structure Diagram

15

3.4

Learning Outcomes Mapped to Unit Learning Outcomes

16

APPENDIX A

ADMISSION REGULATION
S

18

APPENDIX B

ASSESSMENT REGULATIO
NS

19

APPENDIX C

PROGRAMME PROFILE

20




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BASIC PROGRAMME DATA


Originating institution(s)

Bournemouth University and Bridgwater College

Award(s) and title(s)

BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Top
-
up)

UCAS Programme Code(s)

G410

External reference points(s)



Professional, Statutory and/or Regulatory
Body links

N/A


Place(s) of delivery


Bridgwater College

Mode(s) of delivery

Full
-
time
,

Part
-
time
, and distance learning

Credit structure

120 Level H Credits

Duration

1 yr Full
-
time; 2 yrs Part
-
time

and distance learning


Date of original approval
(s)


July 2008


Date of first intake


September 2008


Student numbers


Full
-
time


15 in 2011/12


Placements


None


Partner institution(s)

and model(s)


Franchise

Date and version number of this
Framework/Programme Specification

March
2011


Evaluation
Phase


Version number of this document:

v2



This Programme Specification was approved in August 2011 following revalidation by
Academic Standards Committee. It takes effect from September 2011 and applies to all new
enrolments



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1

INTRODUCTION

1.1


D
OCUMENTATION

1.1.1

Aims of
this d
ocument


This document has
t
wo

aims, to:



defi
ne the structure
and

the nature of the
programme
.



make or give reference to
the
regulations governing the course
.

1.2

R
ATIONALE

The proposal is consistent with the University

of Bournemouth’s
mission statement, specifically to the following point:



To promote high quality teaching and to facilitate scholarship
through applied research and consultancy,
including
collaboration with regional

and international
partners.

.


There is

no U
niversity in Somerset so the College, along with others in
the county, provides HE programmes to meet the needs of the local
community. Additionally the College has a number of themes within its
strategic plan, one of which (theme 5) states that the C
ollege should
‘’continue the expansion in HE in response to local demand and
Government HE strategy’’.


BridgwaterCollege has a coherent HE strategy which supports the
Government agenda of increasing participation in HE

to 50% by 2010.
Key strategic statements relating to HE include:


a)

develop modular routes to enable full or part time study

b)

work in partnership with other HE Institutions to develop
programmes

c)

ensure resources are developed to support the general and speci
fic
needs of a growing HE population

d)

develop programmes for which there is a sizeable market and for
which there is a well established feeder programme

e)

to provide appropriate staffing and staff development to ensure hig
h
quality teaching and learning

1.3

C
OMPUTING AT
B
RIDGWATER
C
OLLEGE


The C
ollege has
delivered a

BTEC validated
Higher National
Certificate in C
omputing since Sept
ember

1994. To complement this
course
,

a franchised programme entitled Higher Natio
nal Diploma in
Computer Studies,

which consisted of College devised modules
validated through the Programme Accreditation and Control Unit
(PACCU) at the University of the West of England, was also introduced
in Sept
ember

1994.


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However chan
ges in the legislature for HE

provision, and a d
esire to
have an HND Programme that was closely al
igned with our existing
BTEC

Validated HNC Computing course (re
-
validated for September
1998), thereby enabling easier progression from HNC to HND,
prompted the change from the previous UWE franchised cours
e to our
own HND based on EdExcel devised units in Sept
ember

1999.


The course enrolment for the HND Computer Studies has grown
steadily since establishment from nine students in the first year (1994)
to a first year intake of twenty
HND and fifteen

HNC in

2010/11
.


Over the period that the HND Computer Studies has been run statistics
show student retention at 77%, an 88.5% pass rate, with 32.5% of
students having secured

employment before leaving the C
ollege, and a
further 35% being employed during the
fir
st six months after leaving
C
ollege.


Since the introduction of the Bournemouth University Applied
Computing Top
-
Up the number of students progressing onto the top up
year from the HND Computing has steadily increased


starting at 80%
and increasing to 87
% in year 3. This compares with
the
40% of our
students
who went onto a

top up year at University

prior to the
introduction of the course
, mostly at UWE.
The drop
-
out rate has also
steadily fallen with retention and achievement currently both 100%
compared with a
25% drop out

rate prior to the course.G
enerally these
were

the most able mature students, who
couldn’t

cope with travel and
child care problems.
The achiev
ement of higher degrees has improved
to a current rate of 73% achieving 2:1 or above
.


The aims of the computing section are:

1.

T
o provide students with the knowledge and skills to become
an effective employee in a computing related profession
.

2.

To enable
s
tu
dents
to

develop the knowledge required to
appreciate on
-
going developments in computing, and further
enhance the skills they have acquired which are needed to
succeed in a changing business environment.

3.

To facilitate
the broadest experience and exposure to

subjects for our students
, to enable them to

maximise

opportunity
and
to prepare for their future life and career.


1.4

P
ROGRAMME

S
TRUCTURE

The
Programme

is
a
t Level H, the programme has t
wo

main parts.





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Core



8
0 credits comprising
of an Individual Project (40 credits),
core
unit

IT professional (20 credits)

and

core unit E
-
Commerce (20
credits)
. Whilst all core units f
ocus on research, the
individual

project is a particularly important opportunity for the learner to
demonstrate thei
r abilities to manage their own learning in a
complex context.


Elective



4
0 credits comprising t
wo

20 credit elective units
, from a choice
of
five
.

1.4.1
Core Units:


Individual P
roject

An Individual P
roject was chosen as it
provides an opportunity for
students to display their ability and pursue their academic interests in a
piece of individually researched work, and to acquire
the
skills and
expertise
required in industry in the areas of problem solution
(
complex,
and
unstru
ctured
), the
design
,
develop
ment and
presentation of

solution
s.



IT Professional

The choice of t
he IT Professional
unit
was prompted by the need within
the computing industry of
a critical appreciation of business concepts
including business functions,
processes, structures, infrastructure and
organisation.

S
trategic management

has become increasingly more
important as competition increases, and
knowledge

of
management
theories, models and frameworks,
and
how they affect an organisation
and the role of I
T
with
in the strategy process.


E
-
Commerce

The growth of web
-
based applications and business enterprise has
made it a pre
-
requisite that software developers understand the
processes and practises associated with e
-
commerce

operations they
must be able to a
ssess
the problems likely in all phases of their
implementation and operation and so

select and apply technologies and
approaches appropriate to the issues being addressed. They require a
knowledge of
the issues an
d opportunities presented by e
-
c
ommerce
and an understanding of legal, ethical and social issues and possible
outcomes created by this rapidly changing environment. This makes
the offer of this unit an obvious choice





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1.4.2
Elective Units:


Design for New Technologies

Technology is continuing

to advance at an exponential rate
consequently it was decided to offer the
Design for New Technologies

unit as it allows
students to explore contemporary HCI paradigms in
order to develop a wide
-
ranging knowledge of potential
approaches/directions
, enable
s
them to critically assess alternatives
fo
r human
-
technology interactions, and
i
ntegrat
es

psychological
principles with advanced technological developments giv
ing

the
students a broad exposure to 21
st

century interface potential.



Programming Languages

This unit was selected to be offered as it is a prime requisite in industry to
have a

practical understanding of the factors involved in selecting a
programming language for any specific problem
, to be able to e
valuate
the strengths and weakness
es

of diff
erent programming paradigms
, and
c
ritically evaluate a programming language in terms of its suitability for
purpose.



Object
-
Oriented Software Engineering

It is essential that software developers should understand

the nature
and practice of software devel
opment with particular emp
hasis upon
the early phase tasks, to be fully aware of

the technology availabl
e for
requirements engineering, and
to
have an

understanding of, and
competence in performing, the key, early phases of development.

Therefore this unit is to be offered with the Requirements
Engineering
unit.


Requirements

Engineering

It is essential that software developers should understand

the nature
and practice of software development with particular emp
hasis upon
the early phase

tasks, to be fully aware of

the technology availabl
e for
requirements engineering, and
to
have an

understanding of, and
competence in performing, the key, early phases of development.

Therefore this unit is to be offered with the
Object
-
Oriented Software

Engineering unit.



Data Warehousing

It is an essential aspect of software development that practitioners
should understand
the issues and opportunities presented by data
warehousing and
be aware

of
the
social, logistical and operational
issues
,

and possible outcomes created by t
he data warehousing
environment,

the
y should be familiar with the

processes and practices

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associated with data warehousing
and be

able to assess the problems
likely in all phases of their construction, implementation and
operation
.Hence the offer of this unit.

1.4.
3

Allowed
C
ombination
s

The Award of the BSc(Hons) in Applied Computing requir
es the
student to achieve 120
Level

H

credits via the achievement of a
combination of core and elective units.
The programme is design
ed to
allow the student to
opt for one

of three possible combinations of core
and elective units in order to achieve the award. The three
allowed

combinations are set out below;



Combination One (Business Technology)


Individual Project (Core)


IT
Professional (Core)


E
-
Commerce (
Core
)



Programming Languages (Elective)


Data Warehousing (
Elective
)



Combination Two (Software Engineering)


Individual Project (Core)


IT Professional (Core)


E
-
Commerce (Core)




Object Orientated Software (Elective)


Requirements Engineering (Elective)



Combination Three (Emergent Techno
lo
gies)


Individual Project (Core)


IT Professional (Core)


E
-
Commerce (
Core
)



Design for New Technologies (Elective)


Data Warehousing (Elective)


Where only one viable cohort exists, combination one will be offered
with no alternative combinations available. Where two viable cohorts
exist, a choice of combination one or combination two will be offered

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and cohorts will be merged for core and common u
nits where possible.
Each combination will need to be independently viable for both
combinations to run in parallel. Where three or more viable cohorts
exist all combinations will be offered and will run subject to the
same
conditions.

1.4.4

Aims of the
Programme

Focus

On completing this programme, we want students to know and
understand how to develop
software

systems, and have an
understanding
of
the advance of technology
and market

forces
,

so that
they can build and implement such systems.In so doing the
programme offers societies and economies of the world, graduates
who can contribute to any enterprise by designing, creating, enhancing
and maintaining up to date systems.
The skills develop
ed are those of
the

system designer and prog
rammer,
and researcher.


Progression to Honours



The programme is designed to develop those who have shown good
capability in various areas of Computing, to Honours level a) in
capability and understanding of
software development
, and b) in
awareness through critical appraisal of the leading edge of their field,
and how to maintain that awareness.
Recent government initiatives
have resulted in an

increase

in

the number of
HND
students seeking to
progress to
degree level. This programme is specifically designed to
deliver that progression path.





Progression to Masters



The programme is designed to underpin progression to Masters Level.
The

t
hree core units Individual Project,

IT Professional

and E
-
Commer
ce

provide

the students
with
an opportunity to undertake and
report on a significant piece of work independently
,
develop their ability
to think critically, to review and appraise papers and to lead and
present in seminars.



Depth and Breadth


Computing
professionals need to be able to work in a very broad range
of application domains, and at the same time cope with the narrow and
extremely high
-
level demands associated with very complex projects.
This programme encourages the student to recognise the te
nsion
between depth and breadth and develop skills to handle it. The student
faces the challenge of applying skills gained in one application domain
to another whilst at other times facing the challenge of handling narrow
and specialist areas in considerab
le depth.



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1.5

A
CADEMIC
&

P
ROFESSIONAL
C
ONTEXTS


The
Programme

was prepared with reference to the Quality Assurance
Agency for Higher Education document ‘Guidelines for Preparing
Programme Specifications’.



The ‘National Qualifications Framework’
and the
QAA ‘Computing
Benchmark’ w
ere

also used as reference
s
.

1.5.
1

Computing Benchmarks

The elements of the Computing Benchmark that the programme
covers are set out in the following table, with their relationship to
individual units.



Benchmark Component

Unit Title

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Simulation and Modelling

Data Warehousing

Software Engineering

Object
-
Oriented Software Engineering

Requirements Engineering

Systems Analysis and Design

Object
-
Oriented Software Engineering

Requirements Engineering

Theoretical Computing

Object
-
Oriented Software Engineering

Web
-
based Computing

e
-
Commerce


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2

PROGRAMME

OUTCOME
S

2.
1

A

-

S
UBJECT
K
NOWLEDGE AND
U
NDERSTANDING

The

various streams within the
programme provide opportunities for
students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and
understanding, as follows.






All Streams:


1.

Professional standard
development
and reporting of a prototype
software system

2.

B
usiness problems
,
business functions, structures,
infrastructure and organisation

3.

E
-
Commerce business and trading models, requirements,
designs, solutions, and organisational
issues


Business Technology and Emergent Technologies
:


Business Technology
:


4.

Theory and practice

of different programming
languages and
paradigms

5.

Data Warehouses and Data Marts and information solutions


Emergent Technologies
:


6.

V
isual, auditory
,
kinaesthetic, ‘next generation’ HCI
technologies
,
and
paradigms

7.

Data Warehouses and Data Marts and information solutions


Object
-
Oriented Software Engineering
:


8.

D
esign and construction of object
-
oriented software system
s

9.

Requirements.

elicitation
, and
system specification using object
oriented models

Teaching Methods and Strategies

Programme outcome
(A
1
) will be
primarily
developed through
the
project. A series of
formal lectures and seminars on research
itself,relevant methodologies
,
data analysis and ev
aluation and the
writing of the dissertation

are given.

The responsibility for planning
and management of learning is
then
placed on the learner with
guidance from their supervisor.


Development towards programme outcome
(A
2
) will be

through a
combination of lectures a
nd seminar/workshops.
Students will
explore professional development issues and present their finding
s.



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Outcome (A
3
)will be

delivered through
exercises,
seminars
,and
case studies
where students
learn the analysis, devel
opment,
maintenance and evaluation of data warehouses
.


Outcome (A
4
) will bedeliveredthrough

lectures, seminars, case
studies and student centred learning. Practical work culminates in
the development of an E
-
Commerce site.


Development towards programme o
utcome
(A
5
) will be

through
simple exercises, which
learners will have to resolve using
three different paradigms. The unit covers the c
omparative
programming languages and topics from the theoretical computing
components of the computing benchmark.


Progra
mme Outcome
(A
6
) will bedeliveredthrough

lectures,
seminars
, and
practical demonstrations, dependent on available
resources
.


Outcome (A
7
) will be deliveredthrough

lectures,
workshops, and
practical
exercises.
The assignment programme allows practice in
devising strategies and applying technology to larger case studies
and incorporates at least one elicitation exercise
.


Programme Outcome
s(A
8
)will be delivered through
lectures
,
workshops,
and
practical exercises.The assignment programme
allows practice in

devising strategies and applying technology to
larger case studies and incorporates at least one elicitation
exercise.


Assessment






In general, assessment of subject knowledge and understanding is
through combination of Unseen Examination and in
-
cours
e
assignment, though research skills are tested through presentation
of a paper, and
software

development is tested through an
individual p
roject.


2.2

B

-

I
NTELLECTUAL
S
KILLS

This programme provides opportunities for students to develop and
demonstrate
in
tellectual skills, as follows:



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1.

Design of a software prototype to meet client requirements,
involving research of appropriate tools an
d

techniques,
justi
fication/reflection on own work

2.

Reason critically

3.

Demonstrate independent thought

4.

Analyse and interpret

information

5.

Select and apply computing models in solving problems

6.

Select and apply appropriate design methodologies to the
solution of problems

Teaching Methods and Strategies

(B
1
)
w
ill be
developed
through
the Individual Project,
Data
Warehousing
,
Object
-
Ori
ented Software Engineering
, Requirements
Engineering

and
E
-
Commerce
.

(B
2
)will be
developed through
the Individual Project, IT
Professional, Design for New Technologies, Programming
Languages,
Object
-
Oriented Software Engineering
, Data
Warehousing, and
E
-
Commerce
.

(B
3
)will be

developed
through the Individual Project, and Design for
New Technologies.

(B
4
)will be

developed through
the Individual Project, Programming
Languages,
Object
-
Oriented Software Engineering
, Data
Warehousing, and
E
-
Commerce
.

(B5)will

be

developed through
the Individual Project,
and all other
units
.

(B6)will be

developed through
the Individual Project,
Object
-
Oriented Software Engineering
, Data Warehousing, Requirements
Engineering, and
E
-
Commerce
.

The development of all intellectual s
kills will be facilitated by a

series of
formal
lectures,
seminars
, and
laboratory sessions
.

Assessment



In general, assessment of
intellectual skills

is through
a
combination of Unseen Examination
,

in
-
course assignment,
project,
and
presentation.


2.3

C

-

P
RACTICAL
S
KILLS

This programme provides opportunities for students to develop and
demonstra
te practical skills, as follows:


1.

Plan and conduct research, using information from a variety
of sources

2.

Formulate a requirements specification

3.

Produce a design to

a given specification


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4.

Implement a computing solution to a given design

5.

Test a computing solution against the specification

Teaching methods and strategies

(
C1) will be developed primarily through the Individual
Project
, and
IT Professional, although there

is an element of research in every
unit.

(C2 and C3) will be developed through the Individual Project, IT
Professional, Design for New Technologies, Programming
Languages,
Object
-
Oriented Software Engineering
, Data
Warehousing, Requirements Engineering, a
nd
E
-
Commerce
.

(C4

and C5) will be developed through the Individual Project,
Programming Languages,
Object
-
Oriented Software Engineering
,
Data Warehousing,
and
Requirements Engineering.

The development of all practical skills will be facilitated by a

series
of
formal
lectures,
seminars
, and
laboratory sessions
.

Assessment



In general, assessment of
practical skills

is through
a
combination
of Unseen Examination
,

in
-
course assignment,
project, and
presentation.


2.4

D

-

T
RANSFERABLE
S
KILLS

This
programme provides opportunities for students to develop and
demonstrate transferable skills, as follows.


1.

Structure and
communicate

ideas
effectively both orally and in
writing

2.

Manage time and work to deadlines

3.

Work and learn independently

4.

C
onducting and
re
porting on a programme of work

Teaching Methods and Strategies

Communication skills
(D
1
)

are developed
viacoursework across all
units, with oral presentation skills primarily developed as part of the
Project presentation
.

The skills of
working independ
ently (D3), managing time and
working to deadlines (D2) and
conducting and re
porting on a
programme of work (D4)

are developed p
rimarily through
coursework across all units, with particular emphasis on the
Individual Project
.

Independent learning (D3)

is
stressed as a basis for study in higher
education from the start of the programme. A culture of
I
ndependent learning is sought for all learners. It is given

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particular
emphasis in the
Individual

Project
, encompassing
research methods and dissertation.

Asses
sment



Skill
s (D
1
), (D2), (D3) and (D4) are assessedprimarily
through
coursework

across all units with an emphasis on the Project
dissertation and presentation.



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3

COURSE STRUCTURE& PROGRESSION

3.1

I
NTRODUCTION


The
programme structure diagram
shown in section
3.3

depicts the
120 credit

pattern

at

L
evel
H.



The table that follow
s

the structure diagram in section 3.
4

relate
s

course outcomes to the unit outcomes, showing how
the

course meets
its objectives.


3.2

E
NTRY
&

E
XIT

Entry is only for
the full programme. There are no intermediate
points of entry.

The programme is particularly suited to those who have an
Edexcel
HND in Computing, or similar qualifications.


3.
3

S
TRUCTURE
D
IAGRAM

The following diagram provides information on the structu
re of the
course:
























Elective Unit Combinations


Combination 1 (Business Technologies)



Programming Languages (20)



Data Warehousing
(20)


Combination 2 (Software Engineering)



Object
-
Oriented Software

Engineering

(20)



Requirements Engineering (20)


Combination 3 (Emergent Technologies)



Design for New Technologies (20)



Data Warehousing (20)


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Requires 120 credits at Level H


Outcomes developed/assessed:

Knowledge as
indicated by programme
unit titles


Year 1/credit Level H

Compulsory Units (Core)



Individual

Project (
40
)



IT Professional

(20)



E
-
Commerce (20)


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3.4

L
EARNING
O
UTCOMES
M
APPED TO
U
NIT
L
EARNING
O
UTCOMES

The learning outcome matrix
that

followsdemonstrates

how the units
contribute to the overall
learning outcomes of the course.


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17

Units
(
core plain,
electives italicised
)

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES

A

1

A

2

A

3

A

4

A

5

A

6

A

7

A

8

B

1

B

2

B

3

B

4

B

5

B

6

C

1

C

2

C

3

C

4

C

5

D

1

D

2

D

3

D

4

L

E

V

E

L


H

Individual

Project

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

IT
Professional


*


*

*

*

*




*

*

*

*


*





*

*

*

*


E
-
Commerce

*



*

*


*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

Design for New Technologies





*





*

*

*

*


*





*

*

*

*

Programming Languages





*


*



*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

Object
-
Oriented Software
Eng

*




*


*

*


*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

Requirements Engineering

*




*


*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

Data Warehousing


*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

A
-

Subject Knowledge & Understanding


1.

Professional standard development and reporting of a prototype software system

2.

Business problems, business
functions, structures, infrastructure and organisation

3.

e
-
Commerce business and trading models, requirements, designs, solutions, and
organisational issues

4.

Theory and practice of different programming languages and paradigms

5/7.

Data Warehouses and Data Ma
rts,
and
information solutions

6.

Visual, auditory, kinaesthetic, ‘next generation’ HCI technologies, and paradigms


8.

Design and construction of object
-
oriented software systems

9.

Requirements. elicitation, and system specification using object oriented

models

B
-

Intellectual Skills

1.

Design of a software prototype to meet client requirements, involving research of
appropriate tools and techniques, justification/reflection on own work.

2.

Reason critically

3.

Demonstrate independent thought

4.

Analyse and interpre
t information

5.

Select and apply computing models in solving problems

6.

Select and apply appropriate design methodologies to the solution of problems


C
-

Practical Skills


1.

Plan and conduct research, using information from a variety of sources

2.

Formulate a
requirements specification

3.

Produce a design to a given specification

4.

Implement a computing solution to a given design

5.

T
est a computing solution against the specification


D
-

Transferable Skills


1.

Structure and communicate ideas effectively both orally and
in writing

2.

Manage time and work to deadlines

3.

Work and learn independently

4.

Conducting and reporting on a programme of work

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APPENDIX A

ADMISSION REGULATIONS


Entry requirements


1.1

Applicants should normally be at least 18 years of age by 31 December in the year of entry.


1.2

Applicants should have
a set of skills required to fulfil the demands of the programme:



• An ability to express themselves in written English;



• Basic numerical skills;



These skills should be demonstrated at levels equivalent to GCSE Grades A
-
C.


1.3

Applicants may enter this
Level H programme on the following principles:


(i)

cred
it and advanced standing if they have been awarded 2
40
credits as follows
;


240 credits on completion of a BTEC validated Higher National Diploma in Computing
based on an allocation of 15 credits per individual unit.

With
merits in at least three core
subjects and
an overall merit profile.

(ii) Successful completion of the Appli
ed Computing
Study Skills
Programme


All students whose first language is not English must in addition offer evidence of qualifications in
written and spoken English. Acceptable qualifications are IELTS (Academic) 6, or TOEFL 213
(computer
-
based) or 550 (w
ritten).


1.4

Applicants should have sufficient motivation to benefit from the programme, based on an
understanding of what it involves. Experience of computing or similar work in closely related fields
will be required/will be an advantage. Potentially

suitable applicants may be interviewed so that
their interest and motivation can be assessed.



2

Applied Computing
Study Skills

Programme


2.1

The Applied Computing
Study Skills
Programme (
ACSSP
)

is a
Level H p
rogramme that enables
students who have 240 c
redits from previous, suitable, educational programmes to enter and be
successful on the BSc

(Hons) Applied Computing programme.
The
ACSSP
is a
non
-
credit bearing
programme

p
roviding

students with
the
opportunity to develop so that they may succeed on the
BSc(Hons) Applied Computing programme. It does not attempt to bring all students to an equal
prior experience: while all students must have adequate underpinning for the core units, it is not
necessarily the case that all students can undertake all electi
ves. Applicants are only offered a
place
on the BSc(Hons) Programme
if there is an adequate choice of electives for them. Any limits
on their elective choices are clarified during the application process.


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APPENDIX
B

ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS


This programme

operates under the University Standard Assessment Regulations
.









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APPENDIX
C

PROGRAMME PROFILE


The
Programme profiles
for full and part time modes are as laid out in the tables below




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Originating Institution(s):

Bournemouth
University
/
Bridgwater College



School:
DEC



Partner institution:
Bridgwater

Place(s) of Delivery:
Bridgwater College





Programme HESA JACS code:

G4
10

Framework Title (in full):

Programme Award and Title:

BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Top
-
up)

Interim
Award and Titles & required
credits:

N/A

Mode(s) of study
1
:

FT
,

PT

and
Distance Learning


Expected Length of
study
2
:

1 yr FT, 2 yrs PT

and distance
learning


BU Credit Structure &
ECTS
3
:

120 Level H (ECTS 60)










Unit identification

Cost
Centre(s)
4

Unit Details

Assessment Regs
7
:

Unit version
no.


Unit name

HESA
JACS
Subject
Code

CC 1

%

HESA
JACS
Subject
Code

CC2

%

Prog

year
5

FT

Prog

year
5

PT
/DL

Core /
option

No of
credits
6

Level

(C,I,H,

PgC,

PgD,
M)

Assessment
8

Element Weightings
9

Exam

1

C/Work

1

C/Work

2

CSE1068H
-
1

Individual

Project



G5

39

100




1

2

C

4
0

H


100%


CSE1089H
-
1

IT Professional

G5

39

100




1

1
/2

C

20

H

5
0%

5
0%


CSE 1095H
-
2

E
-
Commerce

G5

39

100




1

1/2

C

20

H

50%

50%


CSE1091H
-
1

Design for New Technologies

G5

39

100




1

1
/2

O

20

H

70%

30
%


CSE1092H
-
1

Programming Languages

G5

39

100




1

1
/2

O

20

H

5
0%

5
0%


CSE1093H
-
1

Object
-
Oriented Software
Engineering

G5

39

100




1

1
/2

O

20

H

70%

30%


CSE1094H
-
1

Requirements Engineering

G5

39

100




1

1
/2

O

20

H

70%

30%


CSE 1090H
-
2

Data Warehousing

G5

39

100




1

1
/2

O

20

H

50%

50%


Effective from
10

Prog Year / Month / Year

Contact in School:

David Newell 65494

Date approved
11
:

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no.
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Placement
1
3
:

Yr. 1



Yr. 2



Name of Professional, Statutory or Regulatory Body (if appropriate)
14
:

Diploma Supplement Statement regarding PRSB accreditation
15
:

Yr. 3



Yr.4

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2011