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Start Date2 Sept 2024
Course: Ulster University Level 5 Foundation Degree (FdSc) ComputingCampus: Strand RoadType: Part 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).
Additional Requirements Prior to Entry
Attendance at Information Session
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
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