You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.
For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.
A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach.
The Open University is the worlds leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.
Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether youre at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student youll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.
Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone.
<div><p>This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:</p><ul><li>Knowledge and understanding</li><li>Cognitive skills</li><li>Practical and professional skills</li><li>Key skills</li></ul><p>The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You'll be supported throughout by the OU's unique style of teaching and assessment ? which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; elearning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.</p></div>
If you work in computing and IT and have already completed a foundation degree or equivalent, this degree course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree level. The BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice (top-up) enables you to engage professionally with challenges such as the specification, design, deployment and management of computing and IT systems. You can choose from a variety of modules depending on your career goals, and you’ll complete your studies with a project on a topic of your choice – giving you practical experience of independent learning and reflective practice. By the end of your studies, you’ll be in a strong position to develop a fulfilling career in information technology and related fields.
<div><p>If you've already completed a foundation degree or equivalent, this course tops up your knowledge and skills to an honours degree. This degree will put you in a strong position to develop a career in information technology and related fields. It will also enable you to engage professionally with challenges such as the specification, design, deployment, and management of computing and IT systems. You'll choose from a variety of modules to suit your career goals, and complete your studies with a project on a topic based on one of your chosen modules.</p></div>