Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

The BSc Digital and Technology Solutions degree apprenticeship is designed to develop graduate'level software engineers through a combination of work'based training and academic learning. The programme delivers the UK Government Apprenticeship Standard for Digital and Technology Solutions Professionals. It allows apprentices to work during the day and study during the evening.

The BSc Digital and Technology Solutions degree has Tech Industry Gold Accreditation. Tech Industry Gold degrees and degree apprenticeship programmes have been assessed as meeting the employer'relevant standards defined by the Tech Partnership, an employer'led apprenticeship trailblazer group.

The degree is suitable for apprentices and existing employees working, or preparing to work, in the following areas:

•software engineering

•computer programming

•systems analysis

•systems design

•software development

•software testing.

From May 2017, levy'paying employers will fund their apprentices' studies via their digital account from the Digital Apprentice Service. Find out more about apprenticeship funding and how it all works.

Please note: apprentices on this degree are funded by their employer so are not eligible for a student loan.

Course Modules

You take a range of compulsory modules, including a final'year project in Year 4, and you also choose one option module in Year 4.

Year 1:

• Computer Networking

• Information Systems Concepts

• Introduction to Programming

• Management Studies I

• Mathematics for Computing

• Personal and Professional Development I

Year 2:

• Data Structures and Algorithms

• Information Systems Management

• Software and Programming I

• Software Engineering I

• Work'Based Learning Module

Year 3:

• Database Management

• Information Security

• Professional Issues in Computing

• Software and Programming II

• Strategic Information Systems

• Working in Teams

Year 4 core module:

• Final Year Project (Software Engineer)

Year 4 compulsory modules:

• Enterprise Computing

• Software and Programming III

• Software Engineering II

Year 4 option modules:

• Computer Organisation and Systems Software

• Concepts of Machine Learning

• Introduction to Search Engines and Web Navigation

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £6,750 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £10,025 Overseas Fees