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Foundation Degree in Science in Computing

Computers are part of everything we do. We use them constantly, whether it’s checking the weather, the football scores or the best holiday destinations, and for anyone working in an office, it’s hard to imagine working away from the monitor. In any conceivable future, computing and IT jobs will continue to be common, with jobs developing in sectors as wide ranging as agriculture, retail, hairdressing and nursing. For anyone unequipped in this area, it can feel like a disadvantage.

Computer skills hold the power to enhance and amplify our qualifications, or leave a gaping hole in our CV. As far back as 2012, then culture minister, Ed Vaizey said the British public must start to place as high a value on their computer skills as they do on their ability to string a sentence together.

Now, South West College can take students further than ever before when it comes to excelling and having the best possible computer skills and qualifications to work in industry.


Ulster University Foundation Degree in Science in Computing

South West College offers computing courses at all levels, with opportunities and qualifications suitable for people at any level of education, computer skill and experience. At the higher level of this is the
Ulster University Foundation Degree in Science in Computing, with focuses on all elements of computing, including: computer technologies; computing mathematics; programming and programming mobile applications; database systems design; server management and work-based learning; and much more.

Learners will gain the knowledge, understanding and design skills to formulate solutions to computing problems and the practical skills to implement those solutions.

Ulster University Foundation Degree in Science in Computing

This course is designed around the computing requirements of local industry. Students will gain the knowledge, understanding and design skills to come up with solutions to computing problems and acquire the practical skills to implement these solutions. Additionally, ‘soft’ skills will be developed in teamwork, communications, professional practice and time management.

Progression

This foundation degree can lead to several University honours degrees, namely: Ulster University BSc Hons Computing Science (Fulltime / Jordanstown); Ulster University BSc Hons Computing Systems (Part-Time / Jordanstown); and the Ulster University BSc Hons Computer Science (full-time: part-time / Magee).

You may also progress to other universities to complete your degree, and of course the foundation degree is a qualification in itself. As well as leading on to further study, it can also lead to employment in multiple industries, and as it’s available both full-time and part-time, there are flexible options to make sure that whatever your circumstances or ambitions, South West College can help ensure that computing is central to your future career.

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