Foundation Degree in Computing (Full Time)

This FdSc programme aims to produce work ready graduates who have a sound knowledge and understanding of computing systems and operations in organisations and the business environment in which they operate, whilst developing the skills and techniques to allow them to either become successful in gaining employment, provide progression opportunities in their place of work or to progress onto further higher education.

The content will enable an individual to study and develop computing skills and knowledge across a range of topics that are valued by employers. The programme will include optional work placements which will enable students to use experiential learning in the modules and apply theory to their placements, whilst developing their own professional practice in their chosen field.

Reference: 61021331
Duration: 2 Years Full Time
Course Dates: September 2022 - June 2024
Type: Full Time
Tutor: Ed Fitton

Fees: £6165 per year. There are no additional costs associated with this course.

Course Content

On the course students will study a range of modules including:

Year 1

Academic Study Skills, Personal and Professional Development, Fundamentals of Computational Maths, Computer Security Essentials, Fundamentals of Computer Networks, Core Concepts of Programming, Information Systems and Databases, Dynamic Website Development.

Year 2

Project Methodologies, Cyber Security and Encryption, Secure Website Development & Web Server Management, User Interface & Mobile Application Development, Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming, Network Management, Emerging Technologies.

Method of Study

Full time and part time students will attend lectures on the given subjects. Resources will be made available through our VLE and students encouraged to widen their knowledge through directed study. Students will collaborate with peers and gain links with local employers on their individual project module. Students have access to a full range of UCLan resources including their library and journal subscriptions.

Method of Assessment

Students will be assessed through a range of methods including - academic reports, practical activities and presentations of their findings.

Entry Requirements

80 UCAS points or relevant experience.

Progression onto the foundation degree can come from completion of the level 3 extended Diploma.

Alternate progression is also available if you work in a relevant field or have experience of working in computing.

What Can I Do Next?

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be equipped with the knowledge and practical skills to build, maintain and repair computer systems, websites, networks and software applications and can apply for related employment within the industry. Students can also choose to top up their foundation degree to a full degree by studying BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Top-Up) or similar Level 6 programme.

Other Details

It is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current employment, gaining employment or self-employment and to provide a pathway for life-long learning. Throughout the course independent thinking and analysis will be encouraged widening your academic ability as well as developing industry standard skills.

All information correct as at 01/06/2020

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