Computing - FdSc


Approved by:
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Start:
September
Location:
University Centre
Level:
4-5
Institution code:
H65
UCAS code:
2C36

Course Details

This course offers a balance between program development, practical computing theory and the use of applications to help you respond to the needs of today’s businesses.

It will give you an educational foundation for a range of careers within the computing and information technology industries and you will develop essential skills that are relevant to many other careers.

You will also gain industry experience and make valuable contacts through your work placement.

The Foundation Degree in Computing (FdSc) introduces you to the latest innovations in technology and business systems. You will explore new developments in mobile applications, programming, systems design and systems management.

You will also complete a work placement to gain professional practice and develop employability skills to ensure you are fully prepared for the demands of the IT industry.

You will study a range of core modules:

Year 1:

  • Practitioner skills
  • Programming
  • Systems Analysis & Database Design
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Interactive Applications
  • Computer Systems and Security

Year 2:

  • Agile Development
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Database Systems
  • Internet Application Development
  • Work Placement Project

In year 2 you will choose one of the following:

  • Network Management
  • Computer Security
  • Advanced Programming
  • Information Systems Management
For full entry criteria, please see the Programme Specification.
Two years full time, three years part time.
Students who successfully complete this Foundation Degree may choose to complete a further one year of study to gain a full honours degree and will be offered a guaranteed interview for any relevant Honours Top up programme at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, they may wish to apply for a top up year at another higher education institution or progress directly into their chosen career path.

Students who successfully complete the FdSc Computing will be well placed to continue on to further study or enter employment in the industry. Your career possibilities could include:

  • Web Design
  • IT Technician
  • IT Communications
  • Mobile Communications
  • Information Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Technology Solutions Specialist
  • Software Developer
  • Database Administrator

Primary contact:
Elly Foran
Email: elly.foran@hughbaird.ac.uk

Other contact:
Delyth Coles
Email: delyth.coles@hughbaird.ac.uk

How much will this course cost me?

Tuition fee loans cover university/college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university/college by Student Finance England, so you don’t need a pot of money up front.

They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than a certain amount.

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It’s never too late to learn

We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 years or above). Even if you don't have the entry requirements, you may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience, so we would consider your application on an individual basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

We want to make your university education as flexible and affordable as possible. We offer a number of financial support options to help you go further by staying local. You don’t need to pay for your tuition fees up front - Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England.

They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn. You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to help support your living costs. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

Yes. We have a dedicated team of staff on hand to help guide you through the admissions process, from selecting the right course, to completing your UCAS application and applying for financial support.

If you have any questions, or need help at any stage, call the Retention and Progression Team on 0151 353 4444, or email careers@hughbaird.ac.uk.

Important terms, conditions and disclaimer information about our courses can be found on our Wider Information Set.