This programme is specifically designed to provide:
The IT degree and all of its specialisms have similar modules in Level 1. Modules 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 multidisciplinary education and understanding personal and organisational development. Important and relevant skills for independent learning are introduced throughout this level.
Further in-depth analysis and design skills are developed here through System Development Methods, Web Applications, and Computer Games Design. Specific computing skills are developed in Object Oriented Development with Java, Programming Concepts in C++, and System Programming & Computer Control. Specific technical knowledge and skills related to Mobile Technology are enhanced at this level through the Fundamentals of Mobile Computing and Mobile & Wireless Technology modules. 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 the Creativity & Innovation and Research Methods for Computing & Technology modules.
The focus of Level 3 is further development of relevant technical skills and the ability to apply these skills with strong critical thinking and analysis. Specific skills in the area of Mobile Technology are developed through Software Development for Mobile Devices, Mobile & Web Multimedia, Mobile Multimedia & Gaming, Advanced Wireless Technology, and Enterprise Programming for Distributed Applications. 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 Investigations and Project modules provide opportunity for students to further develop the academic and practical aspects of their areas of study and reinforce their independent learning skills. Furthermore, the major project that students are expected to do, will entail extensive research in domain knowledge and acquiring of skills in using tools and methods in the particular specialism. The significant aspect of this level is the demonstration of higher level critical thinking, analysis and application in the award project.
Your specialist knowledge of design issues in the mobile communications sector, with its developing needs for hardware, software and systems will make you highly sought after in the fast-moving and growing sector.