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Software Engineering

Newcastle College University Centre

UCAS Code: G612 | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

C

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Maths and English Language

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

MM

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

MM

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

MPP

Scottish Higher

C

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Software engineering

Do you have an interest in Software Development? Do you look at the latest mobile applications or software and wonder how it works? Do you want a career as a Software Engineer? Then this is the course for you! We will prepare you for an interesting and exciting career within an ever updating and growing industry. This programme links directly with the Software Developer Higher Technical Qualification and the demands of local industry. This course is designed for Higher Education applicants wishing to gain Software Design and Development skills. On completion of this course you will be ready to enter employment within the Computing industry, or progress to a BSc (Hons) Top-Up course. There is a significant demand for people who can design, develop and implement software applications, design and develop database applications. This course has been developed in consultation with key industry contacts throughout the region so you’ll get relevant, career-focussed training in a range of computing areas. This is a two-year full-time course which will prepare you for the challenges and developments in the computing industry, or to continue your studies to a BSc (Hons) Top-Up. Academic progression is available through a one-year BSc (Hons) Top-Up degrees. Upon completion of this course it may also be possible to secure employment within the Computing industry. This course will help you develop a variety of Computing skills that allow you to pursue a career in website development, IT consultancy, software development, or other industry related roles.

Modules

Year One: Academic Study Skills, Personal Development, Work Related Learning, Information Systems and Databases, Dynamic Website Development, Programme Fundamentals, Object-Orientated Programming. Year Two: Professional Development, Work Based Learning, Secure Website Development, System Design and Testing, Web Apps and Cloud Services, DevOps.

Assessment methods

Teaching and learning methods are widely varied including lectures, seminars, demonstrations and self-directed study. Assessment is carried out through written assignments, practical work, case studies, presentations and projects.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newcastle College University Centre

Department:

Digital Technologies

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