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Graduate Diploma in Computing

University of Buckingham

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  • Qualification

    Graduate Diploma

  • Location

    University of Buckingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN

  • Duration

    1 year

Course 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

Tuition fees

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£ 11,220per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Buckingham

  • University League Table

    115th

  • Campus address

    University of Buckingham, Hunter Street, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1EG, England

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