D12 Diploma in Computing - Awarded 1998
This diploma should be particularly valuable if you are studying in
this area for career development purposes and do not want to complete a full
degree or want to obtain an interim qualification on your way to a full degree.
Diploma in Computing is made up of Level 2 and Level 3 courses taken from our
undergraduate programme. There are no entry requirements but you must be
suitably prepared for study at a level equivalent to the second year of an
ordinary degree. The normal preparation would be one of the Level 1 courses MU120
Open mathematics, MST121
Using mathematics or T102 Living with technology.
You can register your intention to study for the diploma when you reserve
your place on individual courses, or you can ask us at any time to link towards
the diploma courses that you have already studied. This gives you the
flexibility to delay your decision or to change your mind as your studies
progress. You cannot count a course towards more than two final OU
qualifications and you cannot count the same course towards both the Diploma in
Statistics and the Diploma in Computing.
the full descriptions of the courses underlined, please click on their codes or
You must take:
Computing: an object-oriented approach (60 points)
Software systems and their development (60 points)
Relational databases (30 points)
AND one of the following:
Putting computer systems to work (30 points)
Mathematics in computing (30 points)
Microprocessor-based computers (30 points)]
can count towards this diploma for a maximum of three years after we have
stopped presenting them (please read the full course descriptions for details of
planned course lives). Also we cannot guarantee that the same selection of
courses will continue to be available. We have a general university regulation
that prevents you from studying more than 120 points' worth of courses (the
equivalent of full-time study) in any 12-month period but, because of the
demands that the courses in the diploma will make on you, we in fact recommend a
lower limit of 60 points, particularly in your first year.
courses that are now discontinued may also count towards this qualification
You will need to ask us to link your previous course record to the
qualification and we will check our regulations at that stage to ensure the
course is eligible.
courses cannot be counted towards the same qualification because their content
overlaps. If a course forms part of an excluded combination we mention it in the
detailed course description.
for previous study elsewhere
qualification we do not allow you to count credit for study you have done
successful completion of the required courses you will be awarded a Diploma in
Computing and will be entitled to use the letters Dip Comp (Open) after your
find out more about this diploma in the Courses, Diplomas and BA/BSc Degrees
prospectus, which you are welcome to request.