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Graduate Diploma in Computing University of Buckingham

UK

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Summary

This programme of study is intended primarily for graduates from any non-computing background to obtain fundamental knowledge and understanding of a range of core subjects in Computing. The overall aim of education is to either equip the graduates who want to develop their careers in their own areas of speciality with additional understanding, awareness and skills of IT and Computing, or help those who want to change their careers into IT and Computing. The programme can also serve as a pre-requisite for advanced master’s programmes in Applied Computing at Buckingham. It is available over 4 terms starting in January or 3 terms starting in April.

Graduates who successfully complete the programmes are eligible for entry into the MSc in Innovative Computing degree programme.

The Graduate Diploma programme consists of 7 taught modules and an individual project. On completing the programmes, you will be able to understand:

  • the role that computers and networked systems play in the modern world.
  • the essential knowledge and skills in programming together with relevant structures and concepts to create such systems.
  • fundamental concepts and principles of databases, networking, object-oriented programming and human-computer interaction.
  • advanced applications including data mining, multimedia, interactive computer graphics, and security systems.
  • ethical, professional, social and legal issues in exploiting computing technology in practice.

The programme will also help you to develop skills in:

  • Computing and web application
  • Programming and problem-solving for large-scale or mobile applications
  • Database and software development
  • Developing usable GUIs
  • Computer graphics
  • Computer network issues

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Diploma in Computing.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£11,220.00 (11,50,888) per year

From

Jan

Venue

University of Buckingham

Hunter Street,

Buckingham,

Buckinghamshire,

MK18 1EG, England

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants are normally expected to have a first or second class honours in a non-computing degree. Students need to have IELTS score with Average of 6.5 (with 6.0 or above in each component); TOEFL 87 (minimum component scores of Listening 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23, Writing 21).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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