Awarded by: University of Bath
This programme is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers across the IT industry through the provision of specialised options such as cyber security, games programming and app development. It equips students with practical and professional abilities in specific areas, as well as providing a broad range of analysis, design and implementation skills. The modules are closely linked to the needs of industry. There are many opportunities for students to develop their skills through work based projects. Your degree is awarded by the University of Bath. With university-approved lecturers and smaller group sizes than many campus based universities, we offer a supportive and friendly learning environment to help you achieve your full potential as an IT professional.
Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
30% of the course consists of generic study skills and work-based topics, with the remaining 70% specific to applied computing. This provides students with the skills necessary for higher level study, prepares them for employment in their chosen field and develops their skills in IT and applied computing. Students will study major computing topics such as IT Security and Forensic Computing, systems development, business analysis, programming, web design, databases, networking and computer hardware. In Stage two, current options include games programming, geographical information systems, multimedia, advanced databases and working in IT support on the College help desk. In addition, students will develop their personal and professional skills and undertake an individual project. This is a substantial piece of work requiring students to investigate a problem, understand its context and design, develop and test a suitable solution.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||96 points|
|A level||C C C|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|Northern Ireland||£7,500||Year 1|