This programme is specifically designed to provide:
Level 1 modules in this degree that provide a foundation for any IT professional include System Analysis & Design, Fundamentals of Software Development, and Introduction to Programming in an appropriate language. More technical knowledge and skills are developed in Operating Systems & Computer Architecture and Introduction to Networking. Introduction to Management and Computing & IT in the Workplace provide a foundation for multi-disciplinary education and understanding personal and organisational development. Important and relevant skills for independent learning are introduced throughout this level.
Specific technical skills related to Enterprise Computing are developed at this level. Enterprise Systems, Web Applications, and Integrated Business Processes provide an overview of the information technology that supports a modern business, while Mobile & Wireless Technology and Systems & Network Administration give you hands-on
experience with setting up and configuring them. Along with independent learning, a common theme in all APU ICT awards is fostering creativity and innovation in individuals and teams. These themes are the specific focus of Creativity & Innovation and Research Methods for Computing & Technology.
The focus at this level is further development of relevant technical skills and the ability to apply these skills with strong critical thinking and analysis. Computer Systems Management and Cloud Infrastructure and Services ensure that you have a proper understanding of modern computing environments. Enterprise Programming for
Distributed Applications and Designing and Developing Applications on Cloud develop advanced computing skills. Advanced Database Systems and Information Storage and Management give you experience with critical support technologies for Enterprise Computing. General personal and professional development is enhanced in Project Management, while Innovation Management & New Product Development continues the theme of generating new ideas and creating new products.
The major project that you are expected to complete, entails extensive research in domain knowledge and the acquisition of skills in using tools and methods in Enterprise Computing. This is where you will demonstrate higher level critical thinking analysis and solutions development skills which will enhance your employability.
Functional roles in the design of enterprise-wide applications and infrastructure for medium-to-large scale organisations. Typical jobs include Solutions Architects, Enterprise Systems Consultants and others.