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Course Essentials

Businesses are now increasingly more reliant on computing and technology in today’s modern workplace, and there aren't enough graduates with the skills required entering the job market. This results in a skills gap and increased demand for people with an understanding of digital and technology solutions.

Arden University offers a degree designed to help you fulfil this business need. The BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions Degree has 3 different specialist pathways: Software Engineering, IT Consultancy and Data Analysis, allowing you to focus your studies on the area that interests you the most.


Career Prospects
Upon successful completion, you’ll gain an Undergraduate Degree in BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions and will be equipped with valuable skills and confidence to take on a senior role within the digital and technology sector.

You will have gained sought-after skills and knowledge relating to a specific subject area you are interested in and selected to study with your chosen pathway.


Arden University Blended Learning Degree example time table

When can I study?

Requiring 8 hours of classes a week at your chosen UK study centre, courses are scheduled as follows: 

  • Weekdays*: 2 days per week, 4 hours per day (either 9.00–13.00 or 13.30-17.30)
  • Evenings**: 2 evenings per week 17.30–21.30
  • Weekends**: Saturdays

In addition to the 8 hours of face-to-face teaching each week, you will have an additional 12 hours of online tuition and 13.5 hours of recommended self-guided study time. This is perfect if you want more guided learning, but need the flexibility to study around work, family or other commitments.
*hours will be allocated by Arden
**subject to numbers

 



Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
I301
Course Title:
BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions
Duration:
3 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Blended learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Study Centre:
LON, BIR & MANC Based
Next Open Day:
Sat 5th Oct
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Study Centres

For those who wish to develop their practical and intellectual skills in the deployment of technology in the workplace, Arden University’s BSc (Hons) Digital Technology Solutions is perfect.

Choose one of three specialist pathways: Software Engineer, IT Consultancy and Data Analysis. Each pathway offers valuable computing and business skills including the fundamentals of databases, programming, security, systems analysis and design.

You’ll study via the Arden Blended Learning method, which combines classroom and online learning at one of our study centres. Your studies will be fully supported by tutors and our Arden Student Support Coordinators so you will have all the tools you need to succeed.
 

Module Details
3 pathways: Software Engineer, IT Consultancy, and Data Analysis

Level 4

  • Professional Development
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Information Systems in Organisations

Plus 3 modules from your chosen specialism:
Software Engineer: Data Structures and Algorithms; Website Design; Mobile Technology Implementations.
Consultancy: Management Accounting; Consultancy Skills; Risk and Incident Management.
Data Analysis: Data Design; Mathematical Concepts; IT Governance.

Level 5

  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Programming
  • Database Design and Implementation
  • Data Communications

Plus 2 modules from your chosen specialism:
Software Engineer: Software Engineering; e-Commerce Systems.
Consultancy: Organisational Analysis; Learning in the Organisation.
Data Analysis: Data Analytics Fundamentals; Decision Making.

Level 6

  • Emerging Technology
  • Business Organisations
  • Project Management and Strategy
  • Computing Project

Plus 1 module from your chosen specialism:
Software Engineer: Advanced Programming
Consultancy: Enterprise Architecture
Data Analysis: Data Visualisation

 

Assessments

Arden offers a wide range of assessments to enable you to demonstrate your strengths and understanding. Some of the assessments for this Digital Technology Solutions Degree may include:

  • Open book exam
  • Creation of practical artefacts
  • Presentations
  • Preparing technical documentation
  • Scenario based case studies
  • Reflective accounts
  • Policy development

 

To be eligible for this BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions course you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in English and Maths, plus one other subject, at GCSE level or equivalent;
    or
  • Have completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.
  • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Candidates who demonstrate an ability to study the programme as evidenced through previous vocational experience will be required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-500 words) that addresses their motivation for undertaking the Digital Technology Solutions programme; including their reference contacts, relevant prior experience and qualifications.

If you feel that you can demonstrate and provide evidence of related work experience, you may be able to gain module exemptions.

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

What study centres are available at Arden University?

Our Blended Learning courses are available at study centres throughout the UK and include:

Can't decide? Discover all Arden study centres


Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

If you study with our Blended Learning method, you'll get the benefits of both face-to-face and online learning. This Arden University method combines the structure and personal attention of the classroom with the rich resources of online learning. This method is an ideal solution for students who want the structure of an on-site Undergraduate Degree, without the full-time campus commitment.


What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend 2 days a week at your chosen study centre
  • These four-hour classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • As it implements online learning, you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums which make up the recommended 25.5 weekly self-guided study hours
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact your tutor via email or the support team via email or phone

Arden's Blending Learning model is a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

 

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

Our modern study centres have helpful, engaging tutors and staff and offer the technology and services you need to support your studies.
Outside of your classes, you can expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group study space


Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your short online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

For those who wish to develop their practical and intellectual skills in the deployment of technology in the workplace, Arden University’s BSc (Hons) Digital Technology Solutions is perfect.

Choose one of three specialist pathways: Software Engineer, IT Consultancy and Data Analysis. Each pathway offers valuable computing and business skills including the fundamentals of databases, programming, security, systems analysis and design.

You’ll study via the Arden Blended Learning method, which combines classroom and online learning at one of our study centres. Your studies will be fully supported by tutors and our Arden Student Support Coordinators so you will have all the tools you need to succeed.
 

Module Details
3 pathways: Software Engineer, IT Consultancy, and Data Analysis

Level 4

  • Professional Development
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Information Systems in Organisations

Plus 3 modules from your chosen specialism:
Software Engineer: Data Structures and Algorithms; Website Design; Mobile Technology Implementations.
Consultancy: Management Accounting; Consultancy Skills; Risk and Incident Management.
Data Analysis: Data Design; Mathematical Concepts; IT Governance.

Level 5

  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Programming
  • Database Design and Implementation
  • Data Communications

Plus 2 modules from your chosen specialism:
Software Engineer: Software Engineering; e-Commerce Systems.
Consultancy: Organisational Analysis; Learning in the Organisation.
Data Analysis: Data Analytics Fundamentals; Decision Making.

Level 6

  • Emerging Technology
  • Business Organisations
  • Project Management and Strategy
  • Computing Project

Plus 1 module from your chosen specialism:
Software Engineer: Advanced Programming
Consultancy: Enterprise Architecture
Data Analysis: Data Visualisation

 

Assessments

Arden offers a wide range of assessments to enable you to demonstrate your strengths and understanding. Some of the assessments for this Digital Technology Solutions Degree may include:

  • Open book exam
  • Creation of practical artefacts
  • Presentations
  • Preparing technical documentation
  • Scenario based case studies
  • Reflective accounts
  • Policy development

 

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions course you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in English and Maths, plus one other subject, at GCSE level or equivalent;
    or
  • Have completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.
  • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Candidates who demonstrate an ability to study the programme as evidenced through previous vocational experience will be required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-500 words) that addresses their motivation for undertaking the Digital Technology Solutions programme; including their reference contacts, relevant prior experience and qualifications.

If you feel that you can demonstrate and provide evidence of related work experience, you may be able to gain module exemptions.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Study Centres

What study centres are available at Arden University?

Our Blended Learning courses are available at study centres throughout the UK and include:

Can't decide? Discover all Arden study centres


Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

If you study with our Blended Learning method, you'll get the benefits of both face-to-face and online learning. This Arden University method combines the structure and personal attention of the classroom with the rich resources of online learning. This method is an ideal solution for students who want the structure of an on-site Undergraduate Degree, without the full-time campus commitment.


What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend 2 days a week at your chosen study centre
  • These four-hour classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • As it implements online learning, you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums which make up the recommended 25.5 weekly self-guided study hours
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact your tutor via email or the support team via email or phone

Arden's Blending Learning model is a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

 

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

Our modern study centres have helpful, engaging tutors and staff and offer the technology and services you need to support your studies.
Outside of your classes, you can expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group study space


Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your short online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Applying for a course in 6 steps

1. Find your perfect course

2. Apply online

3. We’ll process your application

4. Supporting your next steps

5. Accept & complete the application

6. Begin your course with an online induction

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