Open University overhauls IT curriculum

The Open University has revamped its computing degrees to make its graduates better suited to the needs of UK employers

The Open University has revamped its computing and IT degree curriculum, in a move it hopes will make its computing graduates better suited to the needs of UK employers and inspire more students to study IT.

The Open University, whose students study remotely rather than by attending a teaching campus, will offer two new undergraduate IT degrees starting in October: a BSc in computing and IT, and a BSc in computing and IT and a second subject, such as maths, stats, design, business or psychology.

The new computing degrees have an emphasis on vocational and work-based learning — allowing students to gain credits towards their degree for previous industry work experience or accreditation and internationally recognised vendor certification.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Open University revamps degrees with employers in mind — and its own box of tricks on silicon.com.


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