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University Campus Oldham

Computing

UCAS Code: CS56

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


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64

The minimum entry requirement is 64 points at: A2 or AVCE, A Level Computing/Computing Science or equivalent DD, BTEC National Diploma Computing/Computer Science MPP, or Access to HE Computing with Pass. Or equivalent qualifications at Level 3 in related subject areas, plus GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 or above. Students whose first language is not English must achieve an IELTS 6.0 (with no component score less than 5.)

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2.0years

Full-time | 2021

The foundation degree in computing has been developed by The School of Physical Sciences and Computing at the University of Central Lancashire and is delivered at University Campus Oldham, Higher Education at Oldham College.

The course introduces you to the latest innovations in technology and business systems. It is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in a range of careers within the computing and information technology industries, whilst enabling you to develop essential skills that are relevant to many other careers.

Exploring new developments in mobile applications, programming, systems design and systems management, the course offers a balance between program development, practical computing theory and the use of applications to help you respond to the needs of today’s businesses.

The course includes a work placement to enable you to gain professional practice and develop employability skills to ensure you are fully prepared for the demands of the IT industry.

Modules

Year 1

Practitioner Skills, Programming, Systems Analysis & Database Design, Introduction to Networking, Interactive Applications, Computer Systems and Security.

Year 2

Agile Development, Human Computer Interaction, Database Systems, Internet Application Development, Work Placement Project, Computer Security, Network Management, Information Systems Management, Advanced Programming.

Assessment methods

Students will attend lectures on the given subjects. Resources will be made available through our VLE and students encouraged to widen their knowledge through directed study. Students will collaborate with peers and gain links with local employers on their individual project module. Students have access to a full range of UCLan resources, including their library and journal subscriptions, alongside the UCO HE Library and Resource Centre.

Students will be assessed through a range of methods including - academic reports, practical activities and presentations of their findings.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,500
per year
EU
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,500
per year
Scotland
£7,500
per year
Wales
£7,500
per year

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University Campus Oldham

Department:

Computing

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