About the course
Web technology plays a pivotal role in society, and reliable, secure web systems that ensure personal information and valuable data assets are safe are highly valued. As the use of web applications continues to grow and influence the daily lives of millions of people, the need for experts who can create a reliable and secure web is more vital than ever. Through this course, you will examine the wide reaching impact of web applications and the importance of secure online systems.
You will study cyber security, cryptography, modern networks, the development of applications, design and implementation of robust databases, mobile computing and artificial intelligence techniques. This knowledge will be put to good use with real work industry practical work in our computer facilities.
This course gives you all of the skills and knowledge you need to get work in a range of roles including the design, development, installation, operation, programming and management of secure computer web systems and networks. You may also choose to continue onto postgraduate courses available at the University.
Our specialist Computing course focuses on Web Technology and Security, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to be able to manage the challenges faced in web application development and security. Web technology continues to grow and influence the lives of millions of people. It plays a pivotal role in society, where reliable and secure web systems hold our personal information and valuable data assets. There is a growing demand for experts who can create reliable and secure web applications.
During this course, you will investigate the impact of web applications and the importance of secure online systems.You will study cyber security, cryptography, modern networks, the development of applications, design and implementation of robust databases, mobile computing and artificial intelligence techniques. You will be able to put this knowledge into good use through practical work in our computer facilities that will equip you for the industry.
You can also study Computing (Web Technology and Security) at HND level.
Starting university is a big step and we want you to have everything you need from day one. That’s why if you choose to study this course full-time at Northampton from September 2018, you will be provided with your own brand new Hewlett Packard laptop* to keep at no additional cost. For more information on this and many other benefits you can enjoy, please visit our benefits webpages.
Our course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to manage the challenges faced in web application development and security. You will be given real life industry examples to reinforce your theoretical knowledge using our computer facilities.
Your first year focuses on the fundamental principles such as computer systems, communications, problem solving, programming and internet technology. These modules will be shared with all Computing students to give you the flexibility to specialise in your second and third year.
As you specialise in your second and third years, you will practice programming specific to web applications and you will develop your expertise in design and programming, as well as optimising graphics for 2D and 3D platforms. During year two, you will work on a group project and in your final year, you will complete an individual dissertation.
Methods of Learning
You will be taught through a variety of activities and problem solving challenges, so that you can apply your theoretical knowledge. Being able to analyse problems, implement statistical methods, research solutions and apply them in new ways are all skills that are highly valued in the computing industry, and you will be able to use them throughout your career to drive the industry forward.
A wide range of assessment tools are used including essays, reports and end of year examinations.
Facilities and Special Features
- Acquisition of highly relevant vocational skills – CISCO, Microprocessors, O-O Programming, Prince2.
- Exciting career opportunities.
- Up-to-date workstation hardware and software in dedicated laboratories.
- Exclusive 24/7 access to a specialist laboratory.
- An emphasis on practical learning to reinforce academic underpinnings in specialist laboratories – Robots.
- A supportive approach to tuition with small classroom and laboratory sizes.
- Student Support Initiative – Year 2 students mentor Year 1 students.
- Computing Society – the largest Student Union’s Society.