The aim of the programme is to train and support professional computer programmers, web developers and software engineers. The course is fast-paced and heavily practical, encouraging students to combine theory and practice whilst not compromising on academic quality. The course is ideal for those who enjoy writing code, creating applications and have a wish to develop a logical approach to problem solving. On completion of this course you will receive a Foundation degree in Software Development. You will then be able to complete a top-up year to study towards a BSc in Software Development.
Examples of current modules- Introduction to Operating Systems Introduction to Programming Introduction to Databases Employment & Academic Development in Technology Introduction to Web Scripting Introduction to Web Development Level 5 Units Research Project Database Driven Websites Object-Orientated Programming Data Structures and Algorithms Interface Design
Level 4 100% Assignments Level 5 67% Assignments 33% Exams
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.
Students that have passed a recognised Access programme will also be considered. We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4.
Additional entry requirements
Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview. An interview is required for those applying who do not meet the entry requirement. You will be asked to write a 500 word academic report and/or a practical assessment to gain an understanding of your writing and technical skills prior to the course.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8000||Year 1|
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