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About this Course
Who is this course for?
This is an exciting oportunity to gain a formal qualification in computing. The Foundation Degree in Computing, with option pathways in Forensic Computing, Mobile Technology and Web Design, is designed to develop both academic skills and the skills required for employment in the computer industry.
What qualifications or experience do I need ?
Minimum entry requirements for students under 21 is 100 UCAS tariff points .
Mature students (over 21 years) will need to demonstrate they have adequate skills in Maths and English to enable thems to complete the programme, and some relevant background experience in Computing.
What will I study ?
The course has a common first year. All students will study:
Introduction to programming
Underpinning Knowledge and Skills for Computing
Introduction to Databases
In addition, students will be able to take introductory modules in each of the pathways:
Introduction to Mobile Technology
In the second year, students can continue with a general computing degree or specialise in one of the specific pathways. Second year mandatory modules include:
Human Computer Interaction
In the second year of the programme, all students must undertake an internship of 2 days a week for 4 months, during which they complete a project and write a report on the work they have done.
How will I be assessed ?
Assessment will be through:
Time Constrained Assignments
What qualifications could I achieve ?
On successful completion of this course, students will achieve a Foundation Degree in Computing validated by Middlesex University
What can the course lead to ?
Students may progress to employment. Students with an excellent grade profile may progress to Year 3 of a Computer Science degree at Middlesex University. There may be opportunities for some students to progress to Year 2 of more specialist computing degrees.
How do I join the course ?
Call and arrange an interview or come along to one of the Open Events.
Will I need an interview ?
Are there any extra costs for equipment/materials ?
Students will be required to purchase text books for this course.
We aim to run this course over 3 days per week full time, or 1 afternoon and evening part-time.