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Computer Science

University Centre Peterborough

UCAS Code: GG40 | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

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2.0years

Full-time | 2022

This course is based at our Stamford campus and suitable for those who wish to further develop their careers in the IT industry. Work based learning elements are key throughout your studies on the foundation degree and, therefore, it is ideal for either full-time or part-time study alongside an existing IT position.

The foundation degree was created by consulting with local employers such as BGL Group (Compare the Market) to ensure the course meets their needs and ensures graduates have the skills required for industry.

Computing is changing our world by the way we work and the way we live. To study computer science is to put you at the forefront not just of technological change, but of social change too. This course studies the principles and technologies underpinning the systems that are driving this change.

You will study a number of modules designed to promote your professional growth and personal development whilst providing an opportunity to build upon these directly through a combination of work- based learning projects and traditional classroom based study. During your studies you will be encouraged to acquire key practical skills to help you build specialist knowledge within computing.

The field of computing offers a wealth of opportunities across a range of specialist fields and the variety of course options on offer means that you can fine tune your degree to focus on particular areas of interest or to meet the requirements of a favoured career.

Modules

Year One core modules: Systems Design and Development Programming and Concepts Maths for Computing Computer Architecture and Networking IT at Work Workplace Practice Year Two core modules: Principles of Digital Security Developing Interactive Web Solutions Advanced Database Design Workplace Project Year Two optional modules: Networking Essentials E-commerce and E-crime Database Driven Websites Design Patterns for Software Engineering OO Programming Development Management of Information Technology The Mobile Web Advanced Network Routing

Assessment methods

Assessment is via a mix of work-based projects, assignments, presentations, class and laboratory-based tests. These develop your abilities to solve problems, to communicate effectively, and become self-motivated.

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University Centre Peterborough

Department:

Stamford College Campus

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