Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so. Once the Foundation Year has been completed successfully, you can then go on to complete your degree. Software is the cornerstone of the modern-world; prepare yourself for a career that can help shape the future of humanity with this British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT, accredited course. Our Software Engineering degree aims to produce industry ready graduates who have the knowledge, skills and experience to succeed. The course structure encourages you to unleash your creative side by designing and prototyping user interfaces, as well as sharpen your problem solving and analytical skills by writing code to develop software for multiple platforms. We harness current industry software tools and teach the latest techniques in software testing, deployment and overall management of projects. In parallel to studying these topics we aim for you to put these skills into practice by contributing to live projects and work placements throughout the course. Our teaching material is cutting edge, and our techniques are driven by real-world examples. As well as receiving tutoring, mentoring, guidance and support from our team, you may also experience events featuring industry professionals, or perhaps work on an extracurricular project with your peers. The course also has an integrated year in industry (sandwich year) where students will work in paid employment between Years 2 and 3.
For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.
Assessment involves a combination of assignments, project work, group work, presentations and examinations, varying in balance from module to module. In line with the requirements of industry, all our modules have been designed from the ground up to incorporate assessment of key and subject-related skills.
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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Other vocational qualifications at Level 3 will also be considered, such as NVQs. If you are a mature student (21 or over) and have been out of education for a while or do not have experience or qualifications at Level 3 (equivalent to A Levels), then our Foundation Year courses will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in your chosen degree. Please note: certain courses may require that you have studied a specific subject at GCE A Level (or acceptable alternatives), e.g. Biology, Maths or Chemistry, or GCSE Maths at grade C.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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