*Returning to Campus Update* 

We look forward to welcoming all our new and returning students to the College for the 2020/21 academic year. In light of COVID-19 we have implemented a number of changes to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone at the College. It is important that we respect and adhere to these new measures. Please practise social distancing and follow the one way traffic system around campus. We also encourage students and staff to wear face coverings in public spaces and to use hand sanitiser available at stations around each campus.

For more information please visit https://www.src.ac.uk/the-college/covid-19-info or get in touch via email info@src.ac.uk or call 0300 123 1223.

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Computing, IT & Multimedia

SCIENCE IN COMPUTING Level 5 Foundation Degree


Ulster University Foundation Degree in Science in Computing



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Level
Level 5
Mode of Study
Full Time
Course Type
Higher Education
Location
Portadown Campus

OVERVIEW

This course is designed to prepare you for a variety of careers across the IT industry. It aims to equip you with practical and professional abilities in specific areas, as well as providing a broad range of analysis, design and implementation skills.

Ongoing consultation with employers ensures the industrial relevance of the programme and provides preparation for a range of career paths.  An integral part of the programme is appropriate work based learning and in Year 2 full-time students will undertake a supervised work placement of approximately 14 weeks.

The taught modules are delivered by experienced lecturing staff. You will normally have classes for 17 hours per week comprising lectures and practical sessions.  In addition, you will be expected to undertake independent study of approximately at least 20 hours per week.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All applications must satisfy Ulster University general entrance requirements.

Applicants must have:

  • Achieved a minimum of 64 UCAS points
  • GCSE Maths grade C or Ulster University approved equivalent*
  • GCSE English Language grade C or Essential Skills L2

MODULES

Students will study:

  • Computer Technology
  • Programming I
  • Programming II
  • Interactive Web Authoring
  • Database Systems
  • Visual Programming
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Systems Software
  • Networking
  • Work Based Learning

DURATION

2 years full-time

ACCREDITED BY

This course is accredited by Ulster University.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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OTHER FEES

N/A

PROGRESSION

On successful completion of this course, and depending on your final grade, you may progress to year 2 of BSc (Hons) Computing Science or BEng (Hons) Software Engineering at Ulster University. You may also progress to year 2 of the BSc (Hons) Computing Systems (part-time).

In all of these cases, as you have passed your work-based learning module, you will be exempt from the placement year. You can therefore complete an Honours Degree in the same time period as a student enrolled directly on the degree at Ulster University.  Alternatively, you will have the opportunity to go straight into employment.

Note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to check each University’s admission and progression requirements before enrolling on a course at the College.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply now using our online application form!

CONTACT

Portadown Campus
Cormac Magee
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Newry Campus
Geraldine Doran
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028 3025 9643


IMPORTANT COURSE & DELIVERY STATEMENT

In light of the continuing Covid-19 situation, Southern Regional College may have to amend the delivery methods for a number of courses for the new academic year, or should the need arise effect a temporary College closure. This may also lead to restrictions when accessing student services. Please be assured that the safety of our students is paramount and as such we will be implementing a range of measures in line with government advice and protocols. We will make all appropriate and reasonable adjustments to maintain the ongoing quality of teaching and learning and our support services.

In accordance with the Consumer Rights Act 2015, you will be notified of any such changes, the reasons for the changes and any options available to you to avoid such changes having an adverse impact on your future career. All higher education students and applicants should refer to the Consumer Protection page.


FEES POLICY

Information about our fees policy including details on registration and reduced fees as well as refunds can be found HERE

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  • Course Code
    P0005PF
  • Start Date
    07/09/2020
  • Day and Time
    Subject to Timetable
  • Weeks
    30
  • Fees
    £2500 (Course)
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