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    Diploma in IT and E-commerce

    University 1st and 2nd Year (Level 4 and 5)

    This course is delivered via Online Business School - UK

    $671.99 per level or $839.99 for two levels together Finance your Future and Start today

    With the number of people shopping online on the rise, and the number of online stores ever increasing, it’s becoming more and more important for retailers and eCommerce stores to know how to optimise and promote their websites to increase site visitors and revenues.

    The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.

    The online Level 4 Diploma in IT and Computing and the Level 5 Diploma in IT and eCommerce  are a 240-credit qualification, it includes 10 modules and written assignments at Level 4 and 6 modules and written assignments at Level 5. The course is designed to equip you with the skills you need to Top Up to a full Undergraduate Degree and go on to become an IT professional. While completing the course, students will have access to a variety of support services, including Tutor Support and Webinars, a Social Learning Forum, and additional materials to help in the completion of their Diploma course.

    Course fees

    The fee for enrolling onto the level 4 and level 5 courses together is $839.99Alternatively students can enrol onto a single level (level 4 or 5) for $671.99 each.

    Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

    • Credit or debit card
    • Bank transfer
    • Interest free monthly instalments
    • Paypal
    • Western Union
    What is included in the cost of my course?

    All course material, including online modules and written assignments
    Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions
    Dedicated student support
    Access to an online social learning forum
    Assignment marking and feedback
    FREE NUS Extra card worth $27

    Free CV writing help on completion of the course.

    University top-up

    If you decide to top up to a full Undergraduate Degree through an accredited UK university, the costs are as follows. Please note, the below costs are for distance learning/online only. You have the option of finishing on campus; costs will vary depending on which university you wish to complete your final year.

    University of Derby

    Top up Final Year in Computing and Information Technology BSc (Hons)$6,036

    Southampton Solent University

    BSc (Hons) Information Technology for Business, fee $123, duration 9 months

    University of Lincoln

    BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Information Systems) Top-Up
    BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Network Technology) Top-Up

    University of Portsmouth

    BA (Hons) Business and Computer Studies

    BSc (Hons) Applied Computing

    University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

    BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems top-up degree – $40

    Middlesex University

    BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems (final year)

    BSc (Hons) Information Technology & Business Information Systems (top up)

    NOTE: UK/EU students may be eligible for student loans for the top-up portion of their studies. Visit for more information.

    Am I eligible for This progamme?

    To enrol onto the Level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education. Before enroling on to the Level 5 course, you must complete the Level 4 or equivalent.

    Level 4 module listing

    Introduction to computing

    This module will explore the functions of computing systems and the basics of design, configuration and routine maintenance.

    Introduction to programming

    This module examines the basis of OOS and how programming fits into the broader aspects of usage of applications.

    Introduction to databases

    This module will enable understanding of database design and development and enable students to develop and design a database and explore solutions to meet client brief . Learners will learn how to design a database.

    Requirements engineering

    This module is concerned with the analysis of IT and computing needs to develop requirement specifications and develop and test prototypes.

    Systems analysis and design

    This module provides an understanding of IS concepts and how they relate to organisation needs in respect of business processes and transformation of information.

    E- Commerce applications

    This module explores the role of e-commerce in the modern world and in particular the identification of aims and objectives within a business and the design issues arising from the definition of requirements.

    Human computer interaction

    This module will develop students understanding of principles and models of human computer interaction and evaluate existing HCI design and principles and use this to help them plan their own prototype multimedia user interface.

    IT and society

    This module examines the impact of technology on society and explores trends and changes created. It will examine management issues and potential conflicts in terms of security and data management.

    Information systems project management

    This module explores elements of project management key to successful development and implementation of specific IT projects.

    Management information systems

    This module focuses on understanding concepts of information systems and how they support business needs in terms of information processing and data processing.

    Level 5 module listing


    This unit aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to establish a new techno business. It includes understanding the characteristics of entrepreneurs, planning, marketing and finance.

    Network security

    This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge of network security issues in a networked
    environment and the process of preventing and detection common security incidents

    C#.NET Programming

    This unit aims to provide learners with the basic concepts and principles of ASP.NET programming using C#. This will enable learners to understand how to create dynamic web pages using server side programming techniques

    System Administration

    This unit aims to provide the knowledge needed to administer a system in Linux and Windows. Topics covered include user and group management; file system management; task automation;
    shell scripting; Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) servers; mail servers; domain name
    servers; files and printers sharing; basic utilities and tools; application management; registry; local
    and group policies; backup policies; restore policies and performance tuning

    Business to Consumer (B2C) E-commerce

    This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge of business to consumer e-commerce. This
    includes the concepts and techniques used in mobile e-commerce and ticketing, the psychology of
    marketing, artificial intelligence (AI) in image recognition and social commerce.

    Business to Business (B2B) E-commerce

    This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge of Business to business (B2B) e-commerce. This
    includes Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), online transaction
    processing, inventory management systems and supply chain management.

    Written assignments

    On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5,000-8,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.

    The assignment unit titles for the level 4 course are:

    1. Management information systems
    2. IT and society
    3. Computer systems and software
    4. Computer programming
    5. Relational database systems
    6. Software engineering
    7. Systems analysis and design
    8. E-commerce applications
    9. Human computer interactions
    10. Information systems theory

    More information about the level 4 units can be found here

    The assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:

    1. Technopreneurship
    2. Network Security
    3. C#.NET Programming
    4. System Administration
    5. Business to Business (B2B) E-commerce
    6. Business to Consumer (B2C) E-commerce

    More information about the level 5 units can be found here


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