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Computing

Petroc

UCAS Code: G401 | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

3.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Our Foundation Degree in Computing is designed to arm you with the theoretical knowledge and technical skills that you will need to take the computing world by storm. Comprised of a broad range of industry-specific modules, this course has been developed to meet the requirements of the ever-evolving IT sector. You will expand and develop your knowledge in subjects as diverse as web development, security, enterprise networks, and object-orientated programming and also gain a working understanding of the rapidly expanding areas of mobile applications and emerging technologies. This advanced technical programme leads to a nationally recognised Foundation Degree qualification which provides you with the precise skills to progress directly to a fascinating and rewarding career or open the door to Honours Degree-level study.

Modules

You’ll take a total of twelve modules that are essential to the computing sector. These can either be studied over two years for full-time students or spread over three years for those studying part-time. The modules are designed to provide you with a firm base of understanding, to allow you to advance to Honours Degree-level study and qualifications, or progress directly to employment.

The course modules you’ll study are:

Level 4
- Academic and Professional Skills: Introducing a variety of essential industry-standard skills, such as version control, project management, and presentation skills. You’ll also develop transferrable skills including basic academic research, report writing and self-evaluation
- Fundamental Concepts in Computing: A wide range of concepts and principles which underpin the development of hardware and software
- Web Design and Development: Introducing front-end web development skills using core web languages and frameworks
- Software Development: An introduction to key programming concepts progressing towards more complex techniques
- Operating Systems and Networking: Integrates theory with practical experience to understand networking and operating system infrastructure
- Security Fundamentals: An introduction to the main principles of security for IT and networked systems. Key areas of security are introduced to gain an understanding of how organisations guard against security threats

Level 5
- Group Project: Working with a customer; you’ll explore team roles and implement Agile team-oriented project management strategies, in order to develop a solution to a real industry requirement
- Mobile Applications and User Experience: Building upon the knowledge you’ve gained in the first half of the course; looking specifically at mobile app development, and exploring best practice in user experience
- Object Orientated Programming: Extending your knowledge of object-oriented programming using a common object-oriented language, introducing design patterns, and exploring effective code reuse and maintainability
- Enterprise Networks and Cloud Service: Builds on first-year module to provide in-depth study of the implementation and deployment of WANs, through practical work in our well-equipped networking laboratory
- Database Applications Development: Development of client server applications interacting with stored data
- Emerging Technologies: Encouraging independent research into a range of technologies and applications, such as AI, IoT, and machine learning combined with practical implementation of the example applications in your chosen field

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed via a combination of written and practical assignments, in-course assessments, coursework, research projects, presentations, and end-of-module formal examinations.

The Uni


Course location:

North Devon Campus

Department:

Computing and Information Technology

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