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CLOUD COMPUTING,ANALYTICS AND SECURITY FOR INDUSTRY Level 5 Foundation Degree


Open University Foundation Degree in Cloud Computing, Analytics and Security for Industry DR-P



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

OVERVIEW

The programme aims to produce graduates who can apply their understanding, experience & specialist skills to the modern computing industry to be economically valuable within the Northern Ireland and UK economy and beyond.

The programme will produce graduates of the highest academic quality who understand the underlying principles of computing, who have a broad knowledge, who can research and evaluate, design and implement solutions to problems.  

The programme graduates will have the computing and transferrable skills to develop new concepts and ideas in computing that will add value and inform the strategic direction of an organisation.  

The proposed modules will provide a perfect balance between required core skills and new and emerging skills required for industry.

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 work-based learning and in Year 3, students will undertake a supervised work placement over approximately 12 weeks.

The taught modules are delivered by experienced lecturing staff. You will normally have classes for 10 hours per week, comprising lectures, practical sessions and some blended learning. In addition, you will be expected to undertake independent study of approximately 12 hours per week.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on or before 1st July in the year of proposed entry to the course. 
  • Applicants should have obtained a minimum of 48 UCAS points achieved through the completion of A Levels, National Awards, Access or other alternative approved level 3 qualifications. 
  • Applicants should have attained at least 15 points at Level 2 or above (e.g. GCSE) or have alternative approved qualifications. This must include GCSE English Language Grade C or Essential Skills Communication Level 2 and GCSE Mathematics Grade C or Essential Skills Numeracy Level 2. In addition, applicants must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English Language. 
  • Applicants who do not meet the criteria outlined above but have evidence of substantial knowledge or relevant industrial experience and skills, which has not been formally assessed, should refer to the College’s Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) Policy at https://www.src.ac.uk/the-college/policies. 

Please Note: The entrance criteria above may change subject to awarding body regulations. The College reserves the right to enhance the entrance requirements beyond the minimum 48 UCAS points where demand exceeds the number of available places. In addition, where places remain available the College reserves the right to offer places to candidates with a profile less than 48 UCAS points.

Applicants progressing to higher education courses at Level 4 and above in the College or UK Universities may require a specific GCSE/ A Level profile. In some cases, the Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy may not be a suitable alternative to a GCSE. The list of acceptable qualifications for equivalency to English and mathematics for Ulster University is available from the following link: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements#eng. It is the responsibility of the applicant to check each University’s progression requirements before enrolling on a course at the College.

MODULES

  • Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals.
  • Introduction to Networking.
  • Database Design and Development for Cloud.
  • IoT Development.
  • Introduction to Virtualisation Technologies.
  • Mobile Development.
  • Cloud Computing.
  • Cyber Security.
  • Data Analytics.
  • AI Fundamentals.
  • Work Based Learning.  

DURATION

3 Years

ASSESSMENT

Students will be assessed by a combination of exams, practical assessments and coursework. 

ACCREDITED BY

The Open Univeristy

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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OTHER FEES

None

PROGRESSION

Students can progress onto the part-time Level 6 BSc (Hons) Degree in Computing for Industry offered by SRC (in collaboration with Open University).

Students can also progress to other degree programmes, dependent on the entry requirements. 

HOW TO APPLY

All full-time courses starting in September 2022 are open for applications. Please click on the Apply Now button (top right in the blue box) to begin your application. 

If you require any assistance with your application you can call us on 0300 123 1223.

CONTACT

Kenneth Milligan

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028 3025 9686


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
    P2946PD
  • Start Date
    12/09/2022
  • Day and Time
    Mon
    09:00
  • Weeks
    32
  • Fees (Each Year)
    £704.00 (Course)
    £550.00 (Exam)
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