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University Centre South Devon

Computing

UCAS Code: G400

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


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48

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

A foundation degree is a degree-level qualification that takes two years to complete, and is equivalent to the first two years of a traditional honours degree. Foundation degrees focus on relevant, work-based skills within a particular career route or profession, and are designed to increase employability and progression opportunities. Employers are actively involved in the development of foundation degree programmes to ensure you are ready for employment when you complete your studies. At the end of a foundation degree you have the option to ‘top-up’ your qualification with an additional third year of study to convert it into a full honours degree.

The IT and computing industries are dynamic, fast-moving and constantly in need of qualified professionals. This Foundation Degree equips you with the skills that employers seek in graduates, and will open up opportunities for you in both the public and private sectors, not just in the United Kingdom but all over the world.

The course reflects industry trends with a mix of programming paradigms, hardware and networking, systems analysis and databases, client and server web development and various other topics, all of which are relevant to modern industry. This will enable you to progress and succeed within today's IT and computing sector by ensuring that you can readily transition into professional practice

This course is delivered by an experienced teaching team, who regularly monitor and update the programme to reflect industry trends, ensuring you gain valuable skills that are relevant to employment. You will be learning in small classes where there is an emphasis on support, which will enable you to make the most of your studies and to succeed in your career.

The course consists of a core curriculum that includes lectures, presentations, class discussion and project work. You will be taught in our specialist computing lab which provides access to current Cisco networking equipment and the latest industry-standard software, including packages from Adobe, Microsoft and Open Source alternatives.

Assessment methods

Year One Modules

Employability and Professional Development
Programming Concepts
Client-Side Web Development
Database: Analysis, Design and Development
Computer Systems infrastructure
Fundamentals of Computer Networks

Tuition fees

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England
£8,400
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Northern Ireland
£8,400
per year
Scotland
£8,400
per year
Wales
£8,400
per year

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