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University Centre Peterborough

FdSc Computing and Information Systems

UCAS Code: G020

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


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A levels required; 2 A levels in related subjects. BTEC/Access required; a BTEC National or a full Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required; 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

This course is 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 FdSc, and therefore it is ideal for either full-time or part-time study alongside an existing IT position.
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.
Employability is a key focus of the FdSc course with guest speakers from industry, real case studies, vocational assignment scenarios and modules that have been developed alongside employers to meet the needs of the local computing industry. Work-based learning modules will encourage you to reflect on and further develop the professional skills gained in the work place. Students and staff also take part the Global Day of Code and Agile Peterborough events, along with regular sessions for meeting professionals and developing agile working practices.
The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

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.

Tuition fees

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