The Foundation Degree also provides students with an opportunity to undertake a structured work-based learning placement within the computing industry during the final year of the programme. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain a suitable work placement employer, however assistance will be provided by the college as required.
This course will grant you the status of Ulster University Associate Student.
Students are required to undertake mandatory modules equating to 180 credits.
Mandatory modules will include:
- Introduction to Programming 1
- Computer Systems
- Effective Learning in Computing
- Introduction to Databases with SQL
- Introduction to Programming 2
- Network Technology
- Computational Mathematics
- Professional Practice in an ICT Context
- Object-oriented Programming
- Work-based learning
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
- Software Testing Methods
- Web Application Development
- Games Development
- Mobile Application Development
Pathway 2- Infrastructure Support
- Wide Area Networking
- Internet Server Management
- Networking Infrastructure
- Network Security