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Foundation Degree in Computing

Level

L5

Type

Foundation Degree

Fd

Duration

2 years

Mode

Full Time

Campus

Erith

Start Date

09/2015



Description

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Course Description

The 2 year Foundation Degree in Computing develops the knowledge and skills appropriate for employment as computing and IT professionals. It provides opportunities to study areas to current industry standards, in a programme that is constantly being updated to cover new developments. The programme reflects current trends and skills needed in the sector.

It covers all the main branches of computing including programming using Java and C#, internet technologies, network systems, mobile devices, communication systems, UML in systems building and the use of SQL in database development. It also includes an element of work based learning which allows students to engage an employer and to add to further career development.

UCAS Code - G405, Campus E

Year 1 – Units covered:

  • Computer Programming (Java)
  • Work Based Learning project 1
  • Communications Systems
  • Logical Foundations (Maths)
  • Analytical Methods for Computing
  • Computer Systems and Internet Technologies (Web)
  • Year 2 – Units covered:

  • Application and Web Development (C# & ASP.NET)
  • Network and Operating Systems
  • Professionalism in the IT Industry
  • Database Applications Technologies (Oracle & SQL)
  • Information Analysis (MYSQL)
  • Work Based Learning project 2
  • Advanced Programming (Java) (optional)
  • Principals of Security (optional)
  • Visual Application Development
  • Entry Requirements

    4 GCSE’s Grade A-C, including English and Maths PLUS 1 or more A Level/ AS Level or BTEC Diploma or Access course with at least 120 UCAS points.

    Assessment Methods

    Examinations and coursework

    Qualifications

    Awarded by the University of Greenwich: Foundation Degree in Computing

    Progression

    On completion of the Foundation Degree, students can fast track to the 3rd year of the BSc Degree in Computing at University of Greenwich or pursue employment in the IT industry.


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