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Software Development (Level 5 Foundation Degree)

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Computing & IT

Course Overview

Offered in partnership with Ulster University, this course is designed to prepare you for a career in the software development industry or for further study at honours degree level. The programme is designed on a modular basis that will allow you flexibility in terms of your final choice of career specialism with a focus on computer programming. The course modules have been designed to reflect current trends in industry. They will give you the opportunity to apply and develop the knowledge and skills you have acquired in real projects and particularly in the Work-based Learning module. Many graduates from the course have been offered full-time employment as a result of their performance in the workplace.
  • Start Date
    1 Sep 2023
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 years full time / 3 years part time
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: Ulster University Level 5 Foundation Degree (FdSc) Software Development
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Awarding Body
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Course Modules

  • Network and Computer Architecture
  • Programming I
  • Software testing
  • Programming II
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Database Systems
  • Web technologies
  • Programming III
  • Data Science
  • Mathematics for Software Development
  • Work-based Learning
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

Full Time:64 UCAS points plus GCSE Maths Grade C minimum AND GCSE English Grade C OR Essential Skills Level 2 Communications. ORAPEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) may apply for entry (visit www.nwrc.ac.uk/apply for details).Part Time:56 UCAS points plus GCSE Maths Grade C minimum AND GCSE English Grade C OR Essential Skills Level 2 Communications. ORAPEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) may apply for entry (visit www.nwrc.ac.uk/apply for details).

ROI Requirements

Full Time: 64 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). Part Time: 56 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

Yes

What's Next?

Further Study

Successful 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 to computer related employment opportunities.

Career Prospects

Software Development, Software Testing

Enquiry

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    My time studying Art & Design at Limavady campus allowed me to fully develop my creative and technical skills that I use every day running my own business, Amity Tattoo, in Ballymoney.
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