A one year Foundation year course in Computing. The course includes instruction in computer systems, programming and study skills. Success in this one year course guarantees you a place on our degrees in: Applied Computing, Data and Information Systems, Games Development, Software Engineering, Web Development. This course is very suitable for those who have not studied in the Computing area before, either at school/college or because you are seeking a career change.
Cert HE STEM (Computing) • Academic Skills (20 credits; compulsory) • Analysing and Solving Problems (20 credits; compulsory) • Integrating Project (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Computer Programming (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Computer Systems (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Mathematics and Science (20 credits; compulsory).
Our aim is to generate work that is mainly student-driven, individual, reflective and vocationally orientated. Feedback to students will occur early in the study period and continue over the whole study session, allowing for greater value added to the student’s learning. UWTSD has a principle of purchasing industry-standard facilities. Examples include our 5 axis CNC machining centre, Composites Autoclave, Engine dynamometers, Thermographic cameras, GIS mapping systems, and leading software from Solidworks, Siemens NX, ANSYS Fluent, Mapinfo, MATLAB, AutoCAD and many other specialist applications. It is a principle of the university that students have access to all facilities. This principle often generates exciting cross-disciplinary project work. Our computing students have access to state of the art High-Performance Computing (HPC) facilities, as well as leading edge development systems for computer games and mobile application development.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
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