Foundation Degree in Computing
Duration: 2 Years at 35 weeks per year
Start Date: September 2024
End Date: June 2025 (For FT Students)
Type: Full Time
Tutor: Ed Fitton
Course Fees: £9250
The FdSc Computing is a 2-year (Full Time) program operating at Level 4 (Year 1) and Level 5 (Year 2), based on some of the key areas of the Computer Science industry
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.
Students will learn;
- Academic Study Skills
- Computer Security
- Computational Maths
- Core Concepts of Programming
- Professional Development
- Information Systems and Databases
- Fundamentals of Computer Networks
FdSc ComputingExtra Studies:
Full time and part time students will attend a combination of lectures and practical labs around the given subjects. Resources will be made available through our VLE, Teams and OneNote and students and encouraged to widen their knowledge through directed study and self-study.
Students will be assessed through a range of methods including - academic reports, tender documents, practical activities and presentations.
- 80 UCAS points of relevant experience,
- Progression onto the foundation degree can come from completion of the Level 3 extended Diploma.
- Alternative progression is also available if you work in a relevant field or have experience of working in computing.
- Please note that entry requirements and course offer can be subject to change at any time.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be equipped with the knowledge and practical skills to build, maintain and manage computer networks, websites, databases 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.
Course costs and information:
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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.