You will complete a Foundation Degree in Computing along with work related qualifications over a three-year period. The Foundation Degree in Computing aims to develop industry current skills to ensure that the future needs of the IT sector are fully met.
Students are required to undertake mandatory modules equating to 180 credits.
Mandatory modules include:
- Introduction to Programming 1 (10 Credits)
- Computer Systems (20 credits)
- Effective Learning in Computing (10 credits)
- Introduction to Databases with SQL (20 credits)
- Introduction to Programming 2 (10 credits)
- Network Technology (20 credits)
- Computational Mathematics (20 credits)
- Professional Practice in an ICT Context (10 credits)
- Object-oriented Programming (20 credits)
- Work-based learning (40 credits)
Students must also undertake a further 60 credits' worth of optional modules (listed below). Currently the optional modules are structured into two distinct pathways; however, it may be possible to study modules from both paths depending on timetable constraints.
Optional modules will be a choice of:
Pathway 1 – Programming
- Programming in .NET (20 credits)
- Software testing Methods (10 credits)
- Web Application Development (10 credits)
- Games Development (10 credits)
- Mobile Application Development (10 credits)
Pathway 2- Infrastructure Support
- Wide Area Networking (20 credits)
- Internet Server Management (20 credits)
- Networking Infrastructure (10 credits)
- Network Security (10 credits).
*Optional modules are subject to minimal student number requirements and therefore module availability may vary.
This course may grant you privileges as an Associate student of Ulster University and you may have access to a number of University services and facilities, including membership to the Ulster University sports centre and access to physical and online library materials. To find out more visit UU Associate Student.