Diploma in Computer Science & IT

Level 4 Diploma in IT (E-Commerce)
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The ATHE Level 4 Diploma in IT (E-Commerce) is made up of four core units and two elective units with six written assignments at each level. On completion of the units, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5,000-8,000 words each.

Programme Overview

The purpose of the qualifications is to provide learners with the technical skills and knowledge needed to work in the information technology (IT) industry. 

The rationale for the qualification is that it provides a career path for learners who wish to develop a broad base of knowledge and skills that will enable them to work in a variety of roles in the IT industry, notably in Java programming, website design or PC maintenance.
The technical skills and knowledge delivered through the successful achievement of the qualification are required and recognised internationally.

The Level 4 units and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree. Our Level 4 IT and Computing course is a 120-credit course, it includes  four core units and two elective units and written assignments at each level. 

While completing the course, students will have access to a variety of support services, including Tutor Support and Webinars, a Community Learning Forum, and additional materials to help in the completion of their Diploma course.

Entry Requirements
Entry to Level 4 Diploma in IT (E-Commerce)

Demonstrated some ability and possess qualifications at Level 3, for example ‘A’ Levels or vocational awards.

Spent some time in an organisational role and shown they have capability and drive to develop.

Seeking further professional development and to gain work related skills and know-how.

As an online learner, you’ll also need a suitable computer with internet connection, together with sufficient IT competence to make effective use of word processing, internet and email.

Course Content
Core units
Information Technology and IT Ethics
This unit aims to develop learners’ knowledge and use of information technology including the use of standard office applications to prepare documents and presentations. This includes computer software and hardware, basic computer operations, application software, operating systems, information systems and IT-related issues in computing.
Mathematics and Statistics for IT
This unit aims to provide an opportunity to learn mathematics and statistics and equip learners withthe mathematical skills to analyse and solve problems that will enable them to work within the field of IT.
PC Maintenance and Operating Systems
This unit aims to provide knowledge of personal computer hardware. Successful completion of thisunit will enable learners to install a computer system unit and operating system and conduct troubleshooting.
Computer Graphics Editing and Database Concepts
This unit provides the fundamental concepts of a photo editing, database system through Database Management System (DBMS), relational databases, entity relationship modelling and normalization.Learners are also required to create database systems using the database language of StructuredQuery Language (SQL).
Elective Units (Any two elective units)
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
This unit aims to provide learners with Graphical User Interface (GUI) programming skills. This includes objects, methods and instance variables, problem solving concepts, programming languagesand GUI programming.
Programming Concepts and Java for Android Programming
This unit aims to develop programming skills. This unit includes variables, control and decision (if and switch) as well as loops and program control (for, while, do-while).
Course Duration
Level 4 Diploma in IT (E-Commerce)

To complete the Level 4 Diploma in IT (E-Commerce), it will take 10 months. Every month, the student will be required to complete one assignment.

Tuition Fee

Total Programme Fee
BTN 150,000

Payment Terms
Installment plans are available on request. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information!

Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the cost of my programme?
  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Personal tutor support with online sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online community learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback
Am I eligible for this programme?

You are eligible if you meet our stipulated entry requirements.

Will there be an interview?

There is no interview process. You will have to fill out a short application form to make sure you meet the criteria.

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