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2014/15 Introduction to Computers

Location Fully Online
Level Undergraduate
Credit Points 5
Start Date The course can be started at any time

The Programme

This module introduces modern computer systems and information systems. Key concepts are presented together with well-selected real-world examples to give students both a theoretical and practical perspective. The module begins with an introduction to typical PC elements and progresses into the elements within a computer and their operation, as well as interfacing to peripheral devices. Finally the professional and ethical issues relating to computers are also studied.


Fully Online


Fully Online


This course is worth 5 credits, should you wish to accumulate credit towards an award.


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These undergraduate short courses sit within the Certificate of Personal and Professional Development (CPPD), which lets you study a variety of accredited modules (from 5 to 20 credits), regardless of your previous qualifications or experience.

CPPD modules are totally flexible study as many or as few as you want, with no time limit. Once you're accumulated 60 credits, you will be awarded an Undergraduate Certificate in Personal and Professional Development from the University.

Of course, the modules can also be studied as standalone courses.

How do I apply?

The following page explains the Undergraduate short course application procedure.