This is a two-year 'hands-on' programme. In Year 1, students study six modules, each worth 20 credits. A total of 120 credits must be achieved to proceed to Year 2 of the programme. The six modules in Year 1 are: ‘Fundamentals of Computer Systems’, ‘Introduction to Programming’, ‘Application Development’, ‘E-Commerce and Web Development’, ‘Principles of Software Development’ and ‘The Computing Professional’.
In Year 2, students study a further five modules worth a total of 120 credits, of which ‘Industrial Placement’ (approximately 8-10 weeks) contributes 40 credits. Other Year 2 modules are: ‘Computer Networks’, ‘Object-Oriented Programming’, ‘Web Site Design’ and ‘Database Systems’. A bridging course is included for those students who wish to progress to Year 3 of the BSc in Computing.
Sam, a Foundation Degree student, stated: "As a mature student, the Foundation Degree seemed the ideal way to get back in to formal education. I was able to build on industrial experience and self-learning to become confident in computer programming and project planning."