East Riding College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull


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Course summary

TEF Silver

East Riding College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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Can you create tomorrows technology then start here! The Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Computing is designed to give students a choice of progression including completing a top up year to a full degree with The University of Hull or directly into employment in the computing industry. During the course you will have the opportunity to develop software using C# and web languages such as HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL as well as creating games, building networked systems and creating physical computing solutions using Arduinos or Raspberry Pi. These are often real world problems that you will be solving either through our in house web hosting company Enterprise Solutions or through your work placement. The course involves a substantial work placement element. Applicants choosing the foundation degree will be expected to study 12 modules including the two work-based learning modules. All programmes are led and taught by experienced teaching staff who are vocational specialists. They are qualified, and often have extensive experience within the industry or the sector being studied. All teaching staff meet or exceed the requirements set by the awarding institute or body.

Course details


Full time: Year 1: • Maths for Computing • Information Technology and Personal skills • Introduction to Programming • Software Engineering with HCI • Computer Hardware • Work Based Learning 1 Year 2 • Computer Networking • Project Management • Object-Oriented programming • Data Analysis and Database Design • Website Development • Work Based Learning 2 You are expected to have a work placement for both years of the foundation degree.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include exams, practical assessments, presentations, group work, individual assignments, employer contribution and reflection. Examinations typically take place at the end of a module with the other assessments spread throughout the semester.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• A relevant level three BTEC diploma (in Computing) or equivalent, totalling 48 UCAS Tariff points. • The TEC Partnership will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work (entry assignment) and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience. Accreditation of prior learning Applicants may be admitted with credit for prior certificated learning (APcL) or work/life experience or other uncertificated learning (APeL) - refer to East Riding College Admissions Policy.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6995 Year 1
Scotland £6995 Year 1
Wales £6995 Year 1

Additional fee information

• Beneficial to have a laptop • DBS Fees £44
Computing at East Riding College - UCAS