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Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Computing

UCAS Code: I129

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Computing and information technology

**Note: Due to the course delivery location and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa**.

**Location**: This is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Darlington College (campus code 1, call 01325 503030).

**Course overview**: This FdSc Computing provides a good grounding in computing, covering a wide range of topics. It provides you with real world skills and knowledge to make the most of opportunities available in computing and the digital age. You will learn how to develop technologies as well as making the best use of existing technology. You will learn key techniques and technologies required to achieve a successful I.T. career. Work based elements enable you to demonstrate and apply what you learn during the course in real world situations and help you to develop your skill set, develop a breadth of practical and communication skills and gain relevant experience. You will also learn to work as part of a team on real-life projects using leading-edge resources and industry software.

**After the course**: Successful graduates can expect to enjoy careers in IT specialisms including network management, web development, programming, database development, user support and technical support.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment methods

Assessment and feedback include a variety of methods including written assignments, presentations and the creation of a practically assessed product. Formative assessment is structured formally throughout individual modules in the form of 1-1 tutorials and there is summative and in-course assessment.

The Uni


Course locations:

Stockton Riverside College

Darlington College

Department:

Computing

TEF rating:
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What students say


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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Computing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

59%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Information technology technicians

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