West George College

Professional Graduate Diploma in IT

West George College
In Glasgow

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Important information

Typology Postgraduate
Location Glasgow (Scotland)
Duration 1 Year
  • Postgraduate
  • Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    1 Year

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534 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3lX


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Course programme

This level is the academic equivalent to Year 3 of a UK university honours degree. It is recognised by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) as Level 6.

By beginning the Professional Graduate Diploma in IT level course BCS assumes knowledge of the Certificate in IT and appropriate Diploma in IT level modules (or exemption) and focuses on the following:

» Modules

§ Advanced Database Management Systems
§ Management Information Systems
§ Software Engineering 2
§ Computer Services Management
§ Distributed and Parallel Systems (April only)
§ Knowledge Based Systems (April only)
§ Network Information Systems (April only)
§ Programming Paradigms (April only)
§ Realising the User Interface (April only)
§ System Design Methods (April only)
§ Web Engineering (April only)
§ User Interface Design (April only - Last ever exam April 2008)
§ World Wide Web - Beyond the Basics (April only - Last ever exam April 2008)

BCS recommends a minimum of 250 hours study per module and the course culminates in a 3 hour written exam focusing on four of the above modules of your choice. Please be aware that practical experience is required to answer some parts of the exam.

Completion of the Professional Graduate Diploma Examinations level means you are eligible to apply for BCS Membership if you have 2 years experience as an IT professional.

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