FdSc Computing

Introduction to this course

This course is for people who are interested in a career in the diverse and rapidly changing areas of internet technologies, web-based solutions and related fields. During the course, you will gain the skills and understanding needed to develop the technical and managerial competencies to plan, execute and support the introduction, development and expansion of computing and business solutions.

Who is this course for?

If you have decided that you want a career in the IT/Computing sector, this course is for you. It aims to prepare you for employment and is for people who are studying a related A Level programme or have completed a relevant Level 3 qualification in IT/Computing. This course is also good for mature students who want to enter a specialist area of employment in IT/Computing or simply progress their education further.

How to Apply?

To study this course full-time, you need to apply through UCAS (Institute name: YEO, Institute code: Y25, Course code: G420). For the part-time route, apply direct to University Centre Yeovil by calling 01935 845454 or emailing university.centre@yeovil.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

You need 48 tariff points including 80 points from a Computing-related subject, such as a grade C or above in A Level Computing. GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above are also required, although grade B is preferred. Applications are particularly welcome from students currently working professionally in Computing.

Duration of this Course

Two years (Full-time), three years (Part-time) (Note: Blended learning is available on this programme)

Career Prospects

If you successfully complete this qualification, you can apply for ‘top up’ BA/BSc Honours degrees in related subjects, such as Computing or Computer Networks at universities including Bournemouth University. Alternatively, you may want to look for employment in a related specialist field.

Students have gone on to successful careers and employment in wide range of areas, such as Computer Support, Systems design, Hardware installation and maintenance and a diverse range internet-focused job roles.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through coursework and some examinations.

Course content/units

Computers and Networks, Database Systems, Systems, Programming, Internet Technologies, Website Development, Network Infrastructure Design, Internet Applications Development, Human Computer Interface

You will be taught using a mixture of classroom lectures, seminars, tutorials and online/blended learning using both the internet and our Virtual Learning Environment, MyUCY.

Expenses for this course

Part-time Course Fees 2017/18: £4000

This is a minimum course cost. Please note that fees vary depending upon your personal circumstances and government funding. Additional membership and exam fees may also apply. First year cost only. Additional fees will apply for further years of the course. Please contact the Student & Customer Services Team on 01935 423921 for more information.

Access to computers and software and hardware labs is provided.

At home or work, you need access to a computer or laptop which runs standard ICT software so that you can continue your studies. Please contact the University Centre to discuss relevant software and hardware requirements.