Strong and competent IT skills are essential in practically all industries and open
up a wealth of career opportunities.The aims of the computing course are to encourage
students to develop the capacity to think creatively, innovatively, analytically,
logically and critically. Students will gain an understanding of the organisation
of computer systems including software, hardware, data, communication and people.
You will develop the ability to apply skills, knowledge and understanding of computing,
including programming, in a range of contexts to solve problems. You will be taught
about project management and effective communication with an awareness of emerging
technologies and an appreciation of their potential impact on society.
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Computing fundamentals - computing fundamentals, including hardware, software, the
presentation, structure and management of data, how data is transmitted and networked,
the life cycle of systems development, the characteristics of information systems,
and the implications of computer use.
Programming techniques and logical methods - designing solutions to particular problems,
how procedural programs are structured, the types of data and data structures, the
common facilities of procedural languages, how to write maintainable programs, and
how to test and run solutions.
Advanced computing theory - function of operating systems, function and purpose
of translators, computer architectures, how data is represented, how data is structured
and manipulated, high level language programming paradigms, low level languages
and how databases function.
Computing project - Through coursework candidates gain an understanding of definition,
investigation and analysis.