MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (Software Development)
2 years full-time
BTEC Registration Fees
MCAST-BTEC Diploma in IT or 4 SEC/O-Level passes Compulsory: Mathematics and Computer Studies Preferred: English Language and one subject from Physics, Accounting and Business Studies
This intensive course aims to take further the knowledge and training you received at Level 3. It also provides you with the required skills to work in the IT Industry.
In the second year of the course, you will specialize in Software Development. You will study those subjects which are relevant to the needs of Industry.
The course is based around an in-person training by qualified lecturers and is a mix of lectures and supervised practical work both in class and in specialised labs whenever necessary. A student is expected to do a significant amount of additional study work at home, since most of the specialised modules require a great deal of practice to master
Assessment of each module is based on a system of continuous assessment through various numbers of assignments. The assignments can be home, class or practical work. Each assignment tests a number of criteria covered during lessons. To successfully complete the course a student must pass ALL Pass criteria from all assignments. Two attempts are allowed for each assignment. To achieve an overall grade of Merit the student must achieve all Pass and all Merit criteria. To achieve a Distinction additionally to the Merit requirements the student must also achieve all Distinction criteria.
Programme Learning Outcomes
× Design, implement and administer midsized computer networks × Assemble and troubleshoot computer hardware × Apply modern technologies in software development × Develop and maintain websites with interactive multimedia content.
Core Study Units
• Communication and Employability Skills for IT • Computer Systems • Information Systems Communication Technologies Developing Computer Games Database Design Client Side Customisation of Web Pages Mathematics for IT Practitioners Digital Graphics 2D-Animation Production Event Driven Programming Entrepreneurship Software Design and Development Systems Analysis and Design Object Oriented Programming Data Analysis and Design Human Computer Interaction Web Server Scripting Oracle Database Design and Programming with SQL
Progress After Completion
MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computing and Systems Development MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Interactive Media
Software tester Programmer Programme developer Systems analyst