Certified & Awarded by NCC Education, UK

A. Specialisation: COMPUTING
YEAR 1 (100 LEVEL) IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(Specialisation: COMPUTING)
The first year (100 Level) is also called the NCC Education Level 3. The Diploma in Computing (RQF) is an Applied General qualification which allows candidates to demonstrate key transferable study skills, mathematical competency and applied cultural understanding, especially in the area of digital culture, as well as an understanding of the essential concepts of computer programming.
In addition, successful candidates will fulfil the main entry requirements for the second year (200 Level) which is the NCC Education’s Level 4 Diploma in Computing or Level 4 Diploma in Business IT, as well as opening up opportunities to access a range of higher education courses or employment. Examples of higher education opportunities include, but are not limited to, progressing to university degrees in Software Engineering or Computer Science, Computer Networking Systems, Digital Media Technology, Computer Forensics and Security. Examples of employment opportunities include roles such as IT Helpdesk Professional, Data Entry Clerk, IT Support Technician and Computer Service and Repair Technician.
Students must study the following five core units:

  • Study and Communication Skills – equips students with the essential study skills needed to succeed at university level. They will learn the basic skills necessary to conduct independent research, write academic papers, give formal oral presentations and apply what has been taught during lectures.
  • Culture Studies – enables students to gain awareness and increased understanding of other cultures and their own alongside the impact of a more digitised world on those cultures. Students will be able to apply their understanding of culture to other aspects of their course and to their plans for further study and work. The course will, in part, help prepare students for studying and/or working abroad or working for multi-national companies in our highly interconnected, digitised world.
  • Introduction to Computer Science – provides a basic introduction to a range of IT topics including organisation of a computer system, the relationship between hardware and software, applications of computers, databases, networking (with a focus on the Internet), graphics and multimedia.
  • Introduction to Programming – exposes students to extensive practical use of the modern programming language Visual Basic to illustrate the classic programming principles of sequencing, selection and iteration in the context of object-oriented computer programming.
  • Foundation Mathematics – This module builds upon student’s knowledge of mathematics whilst introducing new topics appropriate across a range of academic disciplines and for their future career.

NB: The following UNIABIDJAN’s main general electives are also compulsory for all students in the first two years:
• Seminar on Developing Leadership Skills (i and ii)
• Seminar on Entrepreneurship:
(i) Developing the Opportunity
(ii) Launching the Start-Up
• Communication in French / Advanced Communication in French

YEAR 2 (200 LEVEL) IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(Specialisation: COMPUTING)
Students will be given the opportunity to develop essential thinking and study skills, not only within the computing domain, but also within the context of business through a balance of academic and vocational subjects. The qualification will allow them to understand and enter the computing profession with the necessary knowledge expected within the industry and the ability to apply the skills to a range of IT-related functions.
On successful completion of the qualification students will be able to embark on NCC Education’s Level 5 Diploma in Computing (L5DC), which is equivalent to the second year of a UK Bachelor’s degree, transfer to a university or pursue a career in the IT industry.
Students must study the following eight core units:

  • Skills for Computing – This module provides essential skills required by computing students. The skills taught include study, presentation, report-writing and data handling skills. It will prepare students for successful outcomes in their studies and provide them with skills that can be applied in the workplace.
  • Computer Networks – This module helps students to develop a good understanding of basic theory and useful practical skills of networking and communication that are vital in today’s connected world.
  • Computer Systems – This module addresses the development of practical skills in the configuration, maintenance, fault finding and trouble-shooting of modern computer systems and develops knowledge of computer architecture.
  • Designing and Developing a Website – This module provides students with the practical skills required in website design such as understanding of mark-up languages, style sheets, design techniques and testing.
  • Databases – This module provides students with thorough training in practical techniques for the design and development of database systems and develops a sound understanding of the underpinning theory.
  • Designing and Developing Object-Oriented Computer Programmes – This module provides students with a thorough grounding in programming methods, and a detailed knowledge of developing programs using C#.
  • Software Development Techniques – This module addresses the wider issues of software development together with a language-independent survey of useful data structures and algorithms.
  • Office Solutions Development – This module teaches students to develop practical skills in the automation of common office applications to support a variety of tasks.

YEAR 3 (300 LEVEL) IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(Specialisation: COMPUTING)
The third year at UNIABIDJAN is the NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computing (RQF) (L5DC), exposing students to greater detail and more advanced topics in a range of areas including database development, information systems analysis, network security and cryptography.
Students will study a balance of academic and vocational subjects in order to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to play a significant role in IT organisations.
On successful completion of the qualification students will be able to complete the final year of a degree with the NCC Education Business Computing and Information Systems Top Up validated by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), the University of Greenwich Computing Top Up delivered at the University of Abidjan (UNIABIDJAN).
Students are to complete four core units and two optional units:

  • Network Security and Cryptography– This module provides students with the underlying theory and practical skills required to secure networks and to send data safely and securely over communications networks.
  • Information Systems Analysis– This module equips students with a range of tools to analyse the function and requirements of information systems, as well as the skills to compare systems analysis models and to examine them in the wider context of the Internet and the social, economic and political climate of an organisation.
  • Database Design and Development– This module allows students to develop skills in the design and development of databases and database management systems, as well as investigating enterprise applications of databases.
  • Designing and Developing a Website – This module provides students with the practical skills required in website design such as understanding of mark-up languages, style sheets, design techniques and testing.
  • Databases – This module provides students with thorough training in practical techniques for the design and development of database systems and develops a sound understanding of the underpinning theory.
  • Computing Project– This module provides students with the opportunity to utilise the skills needed to develop a computing artefact to solve a problem, which involves research, analysis, design, coding, testing and project management knowledge and expertise.

Optional units

  • Professional Issues in IT – This module highlights the professional issues that impact the development, deployment, maintenance and use of computer systems. It equips students with the knowledge surrounding social, ethical and legal issues applicable to the IT field and also a working understanding of software quality.
  • Agile Development– This module explores the processes, people, practices and principles of agile development systems. It prepares students for future trends in software development and reinforces their understanding of the information systems development process.
  • Analysis, Design and Implementation – This module provides students with in-depth knowledge, skills and experience in the use of object-oriented techniques for the development of software. It develops students’ expertise in object-oriented analysis, design and coding, and the testing of systems.
  • Dynamic Websites – This module builds on existing knowledge of both databases and web design in order to build dynamic websites and also equips students with a range of skills to present content on the World Wide Web.

B. Specialisation: COMPUTING with BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

YEAR 3 (300 LEVEL) IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(Specialisation: COMPUTING with BUSINESS MANAGEMENT)

The Level 5 Diploma in Business Information Technology (RQF) (L5DBIT) makes up the second year of the NCC Education degree journey and builds upon the knowledge gained during the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business Information Technology. Students will be exposed to more advanced topics in a range of areas including information systems analysis, database development and the principles of business operations.
Students will study a balance of academic and vocational subjects in order to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to play a significant role in IT and business organisations.
On successful completion of the qualification students will be able to complete the final year of a degree with the NCC Education Business Computing and Information Systems Top Up validated by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), the University of Greenwich Business Information Technology Top Up delivered at the University of Abidjan (UNIABIDJAN).
Students are to complete the following six core units

  • Information Systems Analysis: This module equips students with a range of tools in order to analyse the function and requirements of information systems, as well as the skills to compare systems analysis models and to examine them in the wider context of the Internet and the social, economic and political climate of an organisation.
  • Dynamic Websites: This module builds on existing knowledge of both databases and web design in order to build dynamic websites and also equips students with a range of skills to present content on the World Wide Web.
  • Database Design and Development: This module allows students to develop skills in the design and development of databases and database management systems, as well as investigating enterprise applications of databases.
  • Business IT Project: This module provides students with the opportunity to gain practical experience in developing system solutions to open-ended problems derived from the real world.
  • Information Systems and Organisations: This module introduces students to the subject of information systems and technology in organisations, taking a broad perspective on how it can be managed effectively within the organisational context. Students will be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the role of information systems in the modem organisation, including the management of social, cultural and political aspects that are important to the successful adoption of technology.
  • Principles of Business Operations: This module helps students to appreciate and understand business operations in both the manufacturing and services sectors. It will cover the basic principles of operations within a global context from three key perspectives: understanding operations, designing operations and managing operations.

C. Specialisation: COMPUTING with CYBER SECURITY

YEAR 3 (300 LEVEL) IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(Specialisation: COMPUTING with CYBER SECURITY)

Specialist Units (Mandatory)

  • Network Security Threats and Defence Mechanisms
  • Ethical Hacking and Information Security Assessments
  • Computer Forensics and Incident Investigation
  • Business IT Project

Plus 1 elective from:
• Analysis, Design and Implementation
• Professional Issues in IT

YEAR 4 (400 LEVEL)
The final year (400 Level) is called Level 6 To p Up Degrees and it is done at UNIABIDJAN either on line/distance education or face -to- face options in the UK depending on the choice of the partner university and of course, of the specialisations too. This is explained as follows:

  • Students in Business Department shall receive a Bachelor Degree, BA(Hons) in Business Administration delivered online by NCC Education and validated and awarded by the University of West Scotland (in association with IGBS) or Anglia Ruskin University. It can also be awarded by the University of Bolton (in association with Amity University) on a full-time basis.
  • Students in Business Information Technology Department shall receive a Bachelor of Science Degree, BSc (Hons) in Business Computing and Information Systems delivered online, validated and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire.
  • Students in Computing Department shall receive a Bachelor of Science Degree, BSc (Hons) in Computing (with concentration/option in either Network Systems and Information Systems) which is to be delivered face to face at the University of Abidjan (UNIABIDJAN) but awarded by the University of Greenwich.

ENGLAND
• Anglia Ruskin University
• Arts University Bournemouth
• Aston University
• Birmingham City University
• De Montfort University Leicester
• Keele University
• Kingston University London
• Leeds Beckett University
• Liverpool Hope University
• Liverpool John Moores University
• London Metropolitan University
• Manchester Metropolitan University
• Middlesex University London
• Northumbria University
• Nottingham Trent University
• Oxford Brookes University
• Sheffield Hallam University
• Teeside University
• University of Northampton
• University Centre Croydon
• University for the Creative Arts
• University of Central Lancashire
• University of Derby
• University of Essex
• University of Exeter
• University of Gloucestershire
• University of Greenwich
• University of Leeds
• University of Liverpool
• University of London (International)
• University of Nottingham
• University of Plymouth
• University of Sunderland
• University of the West of England
• (UWE Bristol)
• University of Westminster
• University of Worcester
• University of York

IRELAND
• Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
• Letterkenny Institute of Technology
• Limerick Institute of Technology
• National College of Ireland

SCOTLAND
• Abertay University
• Glasgow Caledonian University
• University of Strathclyde

WALES
• Aberystwyth University
• Bangor University
• University of South Wales

For more information: NCC%20EDU_University-Progression-Booklet_Whats-Next-Brochure-A5_March-2020_v.pdf