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Computing and Digital Technologies Foundation Degree

Course Overview

This Foundation Degree will provide a rigorous study of the theory and principles underlying computing and digital technologies; developing and challenging students by establishing a high degree of expertise in the application, integration and critical evaluation of a range of computing and digital technologies, principles and practices. The programme provides opportunities for students to develop products and/or relationships with regional, national and international companies involved with computing and digital technologies, as well as foster their own professional skills to support the South West. It also enhances employability of students by providing training with industry-standard software and access to specialist resources such as the Virtual Reality, Cyber Security and Networking Labs. The modules studied may include: • Programming and Software Fundamentals • Advanced Programming and Software Engineering • Networking and Cyber Security Essentials • Advanced Networking and Cyber Security • 3D Visualisation and Interaction Fundamentals • Web Application Development • User Experience (UX) and Full Stack Development • Virtual Reality and Immersive Technologies.

Apply for Computing and Digital Technologies Foundation Degree via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

This Foundation Degree will provide a rigorous study of the theory and principles underlying computing and digital technologies; developing and challenging students by establishing a high degree of expertise in the application, integration and critical evaluation of a range of computing and digital technologies, principles and practices. The programme provides opportunities for students to develop products and/or relationships with regional, national and international companies involved with computing and digital technologies, as well as foster their own professional skills to support the South West. It also enhances employability of students by providing training with industry-standard software and access to specialist resources such as the Virtual Reality, Cyber Security and Networking Labs. The modules studied may include: • Programming and Software Fundamentals • Advanced Programming and Software Engineering • Networking and Cyber Security Essentials • Advanced Networking and Cyber Security • 3D Visualisation and Interaction Fundamentals • Web Application Development • User Experience (UX) and Full Stack Development • Virtual Reality and Immersive Technologies.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

Our specialist teaching staff have hands-on experience of working in computing, and offer expert tuition in labs and classrooms. Assessment is through a mix of assignments, practical work, reports and presentations. There are no formal examinations, only coursework. As part of the course, you will be required to undertake projects both in groups and individually.

A prominent feature of the course is the use of in-course assessment, where modules are assessed by the course teaching team as you complete them. The focus of the degree is the final year computing project, showcasing your high level computer skills in a practical project of your choice. This course is typically delivered on-site two days a week across the academic year.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

The Foundation Degree is a perfect platform for progression on to the BSc (Hons) Top-up Degree. You will be equipped with a range of computer skills that are all highly desirable to prospective employers.

Entry Requirements

Typically entrants will possess: • A minimum of 64 UCAS points from a full Level 3 qualification in a related subject area • At least four GCSEs at grade 4 and above including English and maths (recognised Level 2 in English may be considered).

Fees

The course fee is £7800.00* per year of study.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our 'Fees and Funding' page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

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