BSc (Hons) Computing (Blended Learning)
A unique programme, offering professional working students a clear route to a high-quality international BSc (Hons) Computing degree, awarded by Teesside University. Knowledge and skills already gained will be assessed and recognised to provide the student with a tailor-made study programme, which allows them to gain needed and desired competencies in a flexible study mode. The programme is also open to any working professional who is new to the field but wishes to have a change in their career path. Teesside University is a public university in the UK with a top computing School and decades of experience teaching computing. Prague College has been working with and delivering Teesside University computing degrees since 2009.
This programme provides a wide technical education, with both practical and theoretical skills; this allows graduates to pursue a range of careers in IT and computing, or to further their career, whether it is in software development, web applications, IS management, networking or cybersecurity. The study takes place using a highly practical project-based format, which allows student to gain experience, skills and confidence.
The students on this programme are typically employed full-time in business or IT. Often they are entrepreneurs or people who are seeking a change in employment and lack the requisite background. Some students are home, taking care of family or have other large commitments. In all cases the programme provides the flexibility and structure needed to study and work at the same time. What is unique about this programme is that it can still be completed in three years. Graduates then have a Bachelor’s degree that can open doors to new opportunities in the employment market.
Why take the Blended Learning Programme?
- Flexible learning allows you to study from home and office along with some weekend sessions and interactive online delivery of content.
- Opens doors to new job opportunities and gives you the skills to do the job
- Can be completed in fewer semesters than a traditional part-time course.
- You can start in September or February.
- Degree is awarded by Teesside University from the UK. Their School of Computing and Digital Technologies is at the forefront of current practice in the field.
Opportunity and Inspiration
- Build on your maturity and ability to work independently
- Engage with companies and business leaders
- Gain confidence through projects in real-life contexts
- Learn from top lecturers and professionals who bring their experience
- Take a highly practical approach with guidance and supervision
Who teaches you
The lecturers on the blended programme combine top teaching methods for blended learning with professional-level skills in computing. Many of them hold PhDs in the field, or have significant work experience to compliment their educational background. All of them are trained in the teaching methodologies employed in the blended-learning delivery model — including face-to-face weekend workshops, Evernote materials for study, Zoom teleconferencing calls or one-to-one sessions. Students can expect the same level of written and oral feedback that our full-time students receive, and there is a designated coordinator available to students in case of questions or difficulties. Students are supported from beginning to end.
What you study
Face-to-Face Weekend Study
Every semester there are four full weekends of study at the college (approximately once per month). There are two workshops on Saturday and one or two workshops on Sunday, with each workshop lasting around three hours. This is when most of the face-to-face teaching happens. The workshops are a chance to work together with the lecturers and other professionals on the most challenging aspects of the modules, review study material with the lecturer and participate in practical study exercises and projects. The weekend combines workshops for all modules being studied that semester.
In addition to the weekend workshops the online-learning is an essential and required component of the course. Each student is guided through the module with the help of several digital platforms. The outline and syllabus of each course will be published on the Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle). Each student will also receive module updates, exercises, additional study material and homework using Evernote shared notebooks. Announcement and communication with your lecturer is facilitated by email or for direct consultation, using Zoom video conferencing platform.
Study HoursIn addition to the weekend workshops student can expect to study up to 15 hours a week at home if completing all three modules in the semester.
Qualification AchievedBSc (Hons) Computing degree, awarded by Teesside University in the UK. Teesside’s School of Computing and Digital Technologies is at the forefront of current practice in the field. They are also at the centre of excellence in the creative and technical aspects of computing, media and the digital arts.
Students complete one stage (or Level) before progressing to the next. There is a start date in the autumn (September) and the spring (February).
Stage 1 / Level 4 / (Autumn)
- Programming Fundamentals
- Mathematics for Computing
- Networks and Systems Administration
Stage 1 / Level 4 / (Spring)
- Algorithms and Data Structures
- System Design and Databases
- Web Design and Development
Stage 2 / Level 5 / (Autumn)
- Relational and NoSQL Databases
- Network Architecture and Security
- Symbolic Computation
Stage 2 / Level 5 / (Spring)
- Java Programming
- Secure Application Development
Stage 3 / Level 6 / (Autumn)
- Artificial Intelligence
- Cybersecurity and IS Management
- Design Patterns in Java
Stage 3 / Level 6 / Semester 2 (Spring)
- Web Application Architecture and Development
- Computing Project
- High School Diploma
- Professional employment or engagement
- Typical age is 21 or above
- Sufficient English language level (IELTS 5.5)
- Letter of motivation
- Letter of recommendation
- Evidence of knowledge and skills gained prior to study at Prague College
- Interview assessment - If relevant, the Programme Leader will determine what credit the applicant is eligible for, upon review of their qualifications and experience.