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Course starts: 14 September 2020Apply now
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Course starts: 14 September 2020Apply now
Learn how to design, build and deploy apps for Android and iOS devices on this new top-up course. The course is informed by Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Experience Design (UXD). HCI and UXD research has impact wherever digital technologies are used at a personal level including education, domestic activity, exercise, and promoting secure on-line behaviours in users. You'll learn about and use Xcode, Swift, Android Studio, Cisco OS, Wireshark and Asterisk to build an interactive and dynamic mobile app.
The School of Computer Science is busy making preparations for September 2020. Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 to our course delivery, we are determined to offer a high quality learning experience to ensure you develop technical, practical, academic and softer professional skills.
We know you need a supportive environment where learning is scaffolded, teaching is delivered using a range of blended and flexible approaches, and skills are developed incrementally. We also appreciate the need for a friendly learning environment, with peer-supported learning and regular tutor feedback.
While respecting student safety and distancing, we are identifying weekly on-campus sessions for practical tuition and individual, personal support. Specialist labs (e.g. networking, games and cyber security) will still be used, while other sessions will be delivered online using conference technology (Big Blue Button and Microsoft Teams) and other online structured learning opportunities for collaborative working, discussions and regular feedback.
We know how important a friendly and supportive environment is for Top-Up students – students who often arrive from abroad and have to immediately settle into university life in Sunderland and start their final year studies straight away. We have always made a particular effort to foster friendships and encourage peer support and we believe this has been evidently successful in the results. While induction will be different this year it will have the same aims. By helping you to settle in, make friends and form peer support groups we will help everyone to succeed.
In the coming months, before commencing your studies, please contact your Programme Leader if we can offer any further guidance before joining us:
Simon Kendal firstname.lastname@example.org
We employ a blended teaching and learning approach and work to consistently to expose you to real-world industrial activity while developing essential practical skills. You will learn through a mix of lectures, interactive lectorials, lab-based practicals, classroom-based seminars, group problem-solving sessions, case studies, guest expert lectures, one-to-one and group supervision and online learning.
Most of the assessments are made up of practical coursework with some written assessments and occasional written examinations or time-constrained assessments.
Undertake advanced study in order to define, plan and a develop a proposal for a research investigation and scope, plan, develop and produce an academic research ‘paper’.
Work with a client to develop a practical solution to a business problem, using up-to-date practitioner methods across the project life cycle.
Learn how to build a highly interactive and dynamic native mobile application. This will include understanding the systems involved, from device hardware and software on which information is stored, including the platform database technologies used to structure and access data, to the media rich interface features needed to create good user experiences which leverage the native mobile platform.
Gain experience in the specifics of development for the iPhone, iPad and iWatch.
Experience the many applications and facets that are used to create a fully converged up to date telecommunications network capable of carrying both voice and data. It combines mobile phone technologies with that of the wireless LAN environment. The use of both softphones and power over ethernet phones and switches will give you the informed information required to use in an industrial background.
Study the principles and practices that ensure users gain the most appropriate experience when interacting with computer-based software and hardware systems. Focus on the three core principles of interaction design: understanding users and their contexts which involve learning techniques to profile users and analyse their tasks; design principles such as layout and dialogue design and user-centred evaluation methods such as usability testing and expert inspection.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
The typical entry requirement is successful completion of one of the following:
There is a range of qualifications that would satisfy the entry requirements and we will consider each application individually.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
This course is subject to approval.
The annual fee for this course is:
If you are unsure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
Use our scholarships calculator to see what you may be entitled to.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
This course would set you up for a career as a programmer and/or developer with appropriate knowledge and skills in software information systems analysis and programming/development. Recent graduates are working as Software Developers/Engineers and Web/Mobile Developers at SAGE, Accenture and IBM.
This course will not only give you high level computing skills, but also a number of transferable skills, preparing you for a wide range of career paths. You will graduate highly employable and attractive to local, regional and national companies.
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