ATHE Level 4 & 5 IT and Computing leading to Bachelor of Science in IT                                                                                                                                              

Duration: 2 Years

Mode of Teaching: Online & Webinars

The Undergraduate Level 4/5 IT and Computing course is a 240 credit course, made up of 10 level 4 modules and 10 level 5 modules. Each module consists of around 40 guided learning hours. All modules have an additional 30-50 learning hours of optional materials which comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings and internet resources. Within the modules are self testing exercises. You must take care in answering these. Although they are not marked nor do they count towards your final assessment, the marking is tested against your scoring on the final assessment to check for consistency of score. Where there is clear inconsistency between the score in a full assessment and the standards reached in the ongoing exercise, MSBM reserve the right to investigate.

The modules are written against prescribed learning outcomes defined by ATHE, who are regulated  by Ofqual, the Government appointed regulator.

Computer Systems and Software

This module will explore the functions of computing systems and the basics of design, configuration and routine maintenance.

Computer Programming

This module examines the basis of OOS and how programming fits into the broader aspects of usage of applications.

Relational Database Systems

This module will enable understanding of database design and development and enable students to develop and design a database and explore solutions to meet client brief . Learners will learn how to design a database.

Software Engineering

This module is concerned with the analysis of IT and computing needs to develop requirement specifications and develop and test prototypes.

Systems Analysis and Design

This module provides an understanding of IS concepts and how they relate to organisation needs in respect of business processes and transformation of information.

E- Commerce Applications

This module explores the role of eCommerce in the modern world and in particular the identification of aims and objectives within a business and the design issues arising from the definition of requirements.

Human Computer Interaction

This module will develop students understanding of principles and models of Human Computer Interaction and evaluate existing HCI design and principles and use this to help them plan their own prototype multimedia user interface.

IT and Society

This module examines the impact of technology on society and explores trends and changes created. It will examine management issues and potential conflicts in terms of security and data management.

Information Systems Theory and Practice

This module explores elements of project management key to successful development and implementation of specific IT projects.

Management Information Systems

This module focuses on understanding concepts of information systems and how they support business needs in terms of information processing and data processing.

Innovative Technologies in Computing

This module looks at innovative trends and disruptive advances taking place and examines the new generation of skills and knowledge that will be required to work successfully in the sector.

Computing Research Methods

This module will explore the knowledge and skills required to undertake research in this field and the qualitative and quantitative approaches required including use of literature and design of research proposals.

Software Development Methodologies

This module looks at the role of systems engineering in development of software and various models of data, software and processes using modelling approaches.

Computing Project Planning

Creating and managing projects has changed over the years with the development of sophisticated IT Software, this Module focuses on how being a project manager in the 80’s differs to being a project manager in today’s world.

Strategic Management Information Systems

This module is concerned with developing an understanding of the strategic role of MIS within the organisation and how it impacts on the broader objectives and strategy of the business.

Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in IT

This module explores current issues in the IT sector and how these may impact on areas of security, confidentiality, privacy and the law.

Network Design and Management

This module explores the principles of networks and network design and implementation and support of network systems.

Web Based Development

This module will explore the design, deployment and management of virtualisation and explore its commercial and potential impact.

Cyber Security

This module will enable an understanding of the importance of digital security to business, to understand industry standards of digital security and be able to recommend improvements in security.

Advanced Databases

This module focuses on understanding database design and development includes advanced languages to analyse and query database data. Students will research database management and critically test and evaluate databases.

MSBM is fully accredited by ATHE in all branches to offer Level 4,5, 6 and 7. The modules are written against prescribed learning outcomes defined by ATHE, who are regulated  by Ofqual, the Government appointed regulator. MSBM is not a degree awarding body.