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Computing and digital technology

Equip yourself for a digital future

From computer gaming to cloud computing, we’re creative and passionate about developing ambition and careers in computing and digital technology.

Key information

Postgraduate course

Duration

  • Full Time (15-19 months)

Intakes

  • January
  • May
  • September

Location

  • Cambridge

Computing and digital technology overview

Our close links with the electronics, software, audio and creative industries mean we stay up to date with what your future employers need and ensure we’ll help you develop the skills and knowledge to become an expert in emerging and important technologies.

Improve your computer science expertise by developing industry level skills to design, develop and implement web solutions for clients worldwide. Specialise in cloud infrastructure within modern data centres, web application programming and IT security within business.

Take your computer game development skills to the next level. Study, plan, produce and test games in our specialist studios. Learn how to identify new and existing cyber threats and determine methods and processes to minimise attacks. Information technology (IT) is the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data.

Pathway progression

Successful completion of the Computing and digital technology pathway will lead to the award of the following from ARU:

Please see our International and UK/EU Course Matrix for intake information.

Stage 1: Pre-Masters

To complete the two postgraduate courses listed below at ARU, you will do the following modules during your pre-masters at ARU College:

Modules

PM1000: Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 5

Skills-based module designed to develop advanced academic skills required for successful post-graduate study.

Credits: 15
Contact hours per week: 4

Assessment

  • Oral Presentation: 10%
  • Group Report: 20%
  • Critical Reading Assessment: 20%
  • Closed Book Exam: 40%
  • PDP Journal: 10%
PM1002: Law and Governance

Study of English/EU law; Contract Law; Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

Credits: 15
Contact hours per week: 4

Assessment

  • 2500 Word Report: 25%
  • Group Presentation: 25%
  • Exam: 50%
PM1007: Principles of ICT

Skills-based module designed to develop advanced IT skills required for successful post-graduate study.

Credits: 15
Contact hours per week: 3

Assessment

  • Multiple Choice Test: 20%
  • Group Presentation: 20%
  • Assignment: 60%
PM1006: Business Management (Double Module)

Study of Business Strategy and The Economic Environment of Business.

Credits: 30
Contact hours per week: 6

Assessment

  • 2x Written Reports: 60%
  • Closed Book Exam: 40%

To complete the postgraduate courses listed below at ARU, you will do the following modules during your pre-masters at ARU College:

Modules

PM1000: Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 5

Skills-based module designed to develop advanced academic skills required for successful post-graduate study.

Credits: 15
Contact hours per week: 4

Assessment

  • Oral Presentation: 10%
  • Group Report: 20%
  • Critical Reading Assessment: 20%
  • Closed Book Exam: 40%
  • PDP Journal: 10%
PM1001: Research Methods and Skills

This module aims to enable students to understand research methods by introducing and developing an appreciation of the approaches used in scientific research.

Credits: 15
Contact hours per week: 4

Assessment

  • Written Assignment Draft: 10%
  • Written Assignment Final: 60%
  • Presentation: 30%
PM1003: Analytical Techniques for Postgraduate Studies

This module has been designed to present some of the fundamental aspects of Analytical Techniques to students.

Credits: 15
Contact hours per week: 4

Assessment

  • In Class Test: 20%
  • Close Book Exam: 30%
  • Final Exam: 50%
PM1007: Principles of ICT

Skills-based module designed to develop advanced IT skills required for successful post-graduate study.

Credits: 15
Contact hours per week: 3

Assessment

  • Multiple Choice Test: 20%
  • Group Presentation: 20%
  • Assignment: 60%

You will be required to pass all modules (75 credits) in order to successfully complete the pre-masters course.

Stage 2: Masters Degree

Location

Cambridge Faculty of Science and Engineering at ARU


Related links

For more information about intake semesters and campus location please see our course matrices.

Find out the academic entry requirements for our courses listed by country. Unless stated, requirements are standard across all courses.

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