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Start Date2 Sept 2024
Course: Ulster University Level 5 Foundation Degree (FdSc) ComputingCampus: Strand RoadType: Full TimeStart Date: 02/09/2024Fees:
- Site location Strand Road
- Year 1 Programming Fundamentals (20 credits)
- Year 1 Database Design (20 credits)
- Year 1 Object-oriented Programming (20 credits)
- Year 1 Computer Technologies (20 credits)
- Year 2 Work Based Learning (40 credits)
- Year 2 Cyber Security (20 credits)
- Year 2 Software Testing (20 credits)
- Year 2 AI Fundamentals (20 credits)
- Year 1 Mathematics for Computing (20 credits)
- Optional module: UX Design (20 credits)
- Optional module: Introduction to Virtualisation (20 credits)
- Year 1 Web Development (20 credits)
UK Requirements64 UCAS points plus GCSE Maths Grade C minimum AND GCSE English Grade C OR Essential Skills Level 2 Communications; OR APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) may apply for entry (visit www.nwrc.ac.uk/apply for details).
ROI Requirements64 UCAS points plus OLC (Grade 04 or above) to include Maths and English; OR APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) may apply for entry (visit www.nwrc.ac.uk/apply for details).
Work placement will take place in the 2nd year of full- time study. Students will be supported to find a suitable work placement. To enhance career opportunities upon completing the course, students will undertake a 400-hour Work-based Learning module during their final year. The course will allow students to enhance industry networks and prospects in a range of job roles within the sector upon completion of the course. There will be many opportunities to link with: local employers through work-based learning including arranged guest speakers, site visits and career networking events.
Further StudySuccessful completion of the course depending on grade enables progression to the second year of the BSc (Hons) Computer Science at Ulster University, to similar degrees at other universities, or directly into Computing and IT related employment.
Career ProspectsA pathway to a diverse range of Computing and IT related career opportunities, including; Web developer Mobile application developer Software engineer Data engineer Computer programmer Network engineer System analyst Service desk engineer
It made sense for me to study in an area where I could work alongside my studies. There is a huge benefit to the HLA because you can study locally, there’s no course fees and you learn about the industry while you’re working. There are so many employment opportunities!Roberta Deehan (HLA in Hospitality and Tourism Management)
My time at the College has been amazing. The tutors are so helpful and encouraging, even in these difficult times where things are anything but normal. I can not recommend this course enough for anyone who has a passion for Art and Design!Rachel Buckley