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New College, Swindon

UCAS Code: DA22 | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

A Level subject/s should be in a discipline related to IT Engineering

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Also, a minimum of three GCSE passes at grade 4 or above to include English and maths (maths at grade 5 or above).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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BTEC should be in a discipline related to IT or Computing

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Students will learn about a wide range of professional and transferable skills including professional behaviours needed in the workplace, as well as application of academic skills to the workplace. To this end the programme structure includes modules of work based leaning at level four an a project module at level five that is also work based, allowing students to connect to real life, real work situations and opportunities to enhance their understanding and professional competence, making them valuable employees. The course will benefit from links to the professional workplace including guest speakers. This specialist pathway will include the skills and knowledge needed to collect, organise, provide and study up to date data, providing analysis for the organisation. They will develop a good understanding of data structures, software development procedures and how to employ a range of analytical tools used to undertake a wide range of standard and custom analytical studies. Analytical techniques such as data mining, time series forecasting and modelling techniques will be learnt to identify and predict trends and patterns in data. Candidates will also be able to present a range of data visualisation to a range of stakeholders. On successful completion, the candidate may wish to enter into a variety of computing roles where a Data Analytics qualification is desirable. Those already in professional roles may progress into more senior positions. Students may also wish to progress into higher study at level 6, gaining a full BSc degree in a computing discipline.

Modules

Year 1: DT4001 - Computers and Security; DT4002 - Principles of Programming; DT4003 - Maths for Data Science; DT4004 - Systems Design & Development; DT4005 - Independent Work-Based Project. Year 2: DT5010 - Professional Issues; DT5011 - Managing the Security if Information; DT5012 - Agile Development; DT5013 - Further Programming; DT5014 - Supervised Professional Work Experience; DT5023 - Data Analytics; DT5024 - Artificial Intelligence

Assessment methods

Assessments will include a range of work including, portfolios, artefacts, presentations as well as reports and open book exams to support students in providing many forms of evidence for academic and professional development, and these assessment methods are reflective of real work situations.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,000
per year
International
£8,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,000
per year
Scotland
£7,000
per year
Wales
£7,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology

Department:

New College Swindon

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