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Foundation Degree in The Internet of Things

Course Summary

Many household items and services now connect with our phones and computers, enabling us to live and work more efficiently, saving time, energy and money. This course has been created to help develop skilled professionals who can maximise the opportunities of this growing sector.

This course is delivered at Nescot as part of the Sussex and Surrey Institute of Technology

Nescot is approved by The Open University as an appropriate organisation to offer higher education programmes leading to Open University validated awards.

Objectives:

At the end of the programme students will be able to work effectively and with expertise, skill, disposition, and motivation to:

  • Confidently apply software and hardware technologies to a range of employment settings and contexts.
  • Recognise and utilise the emerging technologies and applications of the Internet of Things.
  • Embed the importance of continued professional development.
  • Develop successful working relationships with a range of clients.

Traditional Entry Route:

Level 3 Computing qualification (or equivalent such as engineering) at merit average or above (eg. BTEC – MMM or above, T-level merit or above).

And / or

A-Levels in relevant subjects will also be considered at a minimum of 96 UCAS points.

Evidence of Level 2 Literacy is required, for example key skills or functional skills at Level 2 or GCSE English language at Grade C/4 or above. If applicants do not have evidence of Literacy at Level 2, it will be necessary to complete a piece of writing to demonstrate competence in written English.

Other entry routes:

Will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that is equivalent to the typical offer.

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is offered for those who are unsure of the current value of their qualifications or have gained experience working in computing related industry without a traditional Level 3 qualification.

We actively welcome applications from mature students from a variety of backgrounds.

We are seeking people who wish to bring graduate leadership to employment settings where the skills and knowledge gained on the course can improve productivity and employment prospects.

Other Requirements:

The selection process involves an interview at Nescot, including a programming task to measure ability to solve logical problems.

Potential students are expected to seek out a suitable work placement and/or be in employment in the technology sector prior to starting the programme.

Overseas students need a minimum IELTs score of 6.5 to show competence in all four assessed areas.

Fees for Academic Year 2024/25

Annual tuition fees: £8,000

Full fee information here

Concession: NO
Government Subsidised: NO
Student Loan Available: YES (Higher Education funding available)

Fees are for 2024/25 entry and are for UK students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

The Foundation Degree in The Internet of Things will equip students with the knowledge and skills for further training and/or employment in the emerging field of connectivity between objects, people, devices and networks. Upon completion of the programme students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical understanding and knowledge of principles and techniques across a range of technical (hardware, software, interconnected) solutions to users’ problems
  • Apply principles of computer science to create a range of software and hardware entities
  • Analyse, design, develop and evaluate a range of projects that utilise core concepts of computing in the Internet of Things
  • Work effectively independently and as part of a team
  • Develop and utilise transferable skills and enhance subject-specific expertise in the technology associated with the Internet of Things

The course aims to develop students:

  • As independent reflective practitioners, with a sound understanding of the wider issues relating to the Internet of Things
  • Willing to investigate appropriate technological problem solving, supported by research and theory, to meet the needs of clients and users.
  • Who understand the significance of regulatory legislative, quality frameworks and application of the Internet of Things, within national and international contexts, and the societal and cultural uses and impact of such technologies.
  • Personal and practical skills, required to build relationships; lead change; communicate effectively; teamwork and to utilise current and emerging ICT and social media platforms safely.


The Open University Regulations for Validated Awards

Open University Students Guide

Full course specification here

Click here for more information for university-level students

Disclaimer

This website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2024. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last Update 09/10/23

Overview

  • Course Code:

    N3902

  • Study type:

    Full Time

  • Award:

    Foundation Degree

  • Awarded by:

    Open University

  • Course length:

    2 years.

  • Start date:

    October 2024
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  • Course Code:

    N3902

  • Study type:

    Full Time

  • Award:

    Foundation Degree

  • Awarded by:

    Open University

  • Course length:

    2 years.

  • Start date:

    October 2024

Objectives:

At the end of the programme students will be able to work effectively and with expertise, skill, disposition, and motivation to:

  • Confidently apply software and hardware technologies to a range of employment settings and contexts.
  • Recognise and utilise the emerging technologies and applications of the Internet of Things.
  • Embed the importance of continued professional development.
  • Develop successful working relationships with a range of clients.

Traditional Entry Route:

Level 3 Computing qualification (or equivalent such as engineering) at merit average or above (eg. BTEC – MMM or above, T-level merit or above).

And / or

A-Levels in relevant subjects will also be considered at a minimum of 96 UCAS points.

Evidence of Level 2 Literacy is required, for example key skills or functional skills at Level 2 or GCSE English language at Grade C/4 or above. If applicants do not have evidence of Literacy at Level 2, it will be necessary to complete a piece of writing to demonstrate competence in written English.

Other entry routes:

Will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that is equivalent to the typical offer.

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is offered for those who are unsure of the current value of their qualifications or have gained experience working in computing related industry without a traditional Level 3 qualification.

We actively welcome applications from mature students from a variety of backgrounds.

We are seeking people who wish to bring graduate leadership to employment settings where the skills and knowledge gained on the course can improve productivity and employment prospects.

Other Requirements:

The selection process involves an interview at Nescot, including a programming task to measure ability to solve logical problems.

Potential students are expected to seek out a suitable work placement and/or be in employment in the technology sector prior to starting the programme.

Overseas students need a minimum IELTs score of 6.5 to show competence in all four assessed areas.

Fees for Academic Year 2024/25

Annual tuition fees: £8,000

Full fee information here

Concession: NO
Government Subsidised: NO
Student Loan Available: YES (Higher Education funding available)

Fees are for 2024/25 entry and are for UK students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

The Foundation Degree in The Internet of Things will equip students with the knowledge and skills for further training and/or employment in the emerging field of connectivity between objects, people, devices and networks. Upon completion of the programme students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical understanding and knowledge of principles and techniques across a range of technical (hardware, software, interconnected) solutions to users’ problems
  • Apply principles of computer science to create a range of software and hardware entities
  • Analyse, design, develop and evaluate a range of projects that utilise core concepts of computing in the Internet of Things
  • Work effectively independently and as part of a team
  • Develop and utilise transferable skills and enhance subject-specific expertise in the technology associated with the Internet of Things

The course aims to develop students:

  • As independent reflective practitioners, with a sound understanding of the wider issues relating to the Internet of Things
  • Willing to investigate appropriate technological problem solving, supported by research and theory, to meet the needs of clients and users.
  • Who understand the significance of regulatory legislative, quality frameworks and application of the Internet of Things, within national and international contexts, and the societal and cultural uses and impact of such technologies.
  • Personal and practical skills, required to build relationships; lead change; communicate effectively; teamwork and to utilise current and emerging ICT and social media platforms safely.


The Open University Regulations for Validated Awards

Open University Students Guide

Full course specification here

Click here for more information for university-level students

Disclaimer

This website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2024. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last Update 09/10/23

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