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Ulster University Foundation Degree in Science in Computing

Level 5
Full-Time/Part-Time
23/24
EXC50002
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Overview

This course is designed around the computing requirements of local industry. Learners will gain the knowledge, understanding and design skills to formulate solutions to computing problems and the practical skills to implement those solutions.

Additionally, ‘soft’ skills will be developed in teamwork, communications, professional practice and time management.

Optional Modules

Modules are subject to change.

Dungannon (Options Available)

Year 2 Semester 1 - Network Database Management Systems or Software Testing and Administration

Year 2 Semester 2 - Programming Mobile Devices or Emerging Technologies

Omagh (Compulsory modules may change each year)

Year 2 Semester 1 - Software Testing and Administration

Year 2 Semester 2 - Emerging Technologies

Enniskillen (Compulsory modules may change each year)

Year 2 Semester 1 - Network Database Management Systems

Year 2 Semester 2 - Programming Mobile Applications

Year One

  • Computer Technologies
  • Computing Mathematics
  • Programming in Python and Java
  • Programming Mobile Applications for Android
  • Database Systems Design and Application
  • Software Systems
  • Interactive Web Authoring
  • Computer Networks
  • Work Based Learning (The Work-Based Learning module requires learners to complete an industrial placement of 400 hours.)
  • Network Database Management Systems (Refer to Description)
  • Software Testing and Administration (Refer to Description)
  • Programming Mobile Devices (Refer to Description)
  • Emerging Technologies (Refer to Description)
  • Network Database Management Systems (Refer to Description)
  • Programming Mobile Applications (Refer to Description)

A minimum of 64 (CC) UCAS tariff points for Full-time, 56 (CD) UCAS tariff points for Part-time, with passes in 4 different subjects including grade C/4 or above grade C for GCSE English and Maths. Entry is also subject to successful interview.

Where an applicant does not hold the formal academic requirements for entry to the programme, but can demonstrate relevant experiential learning across a range of industries, they may apply for admission through the College Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) process. In such cases, contact the Course Director for the programme who will advise further.

In the event of over-subscription entry criteria may be enhanced. Refer to general entry requirements.


Assessment is by the use of coursework assignments with some module examinations throughout the duration of the course.

The articulation route for successful graduates from the South West College Foundation Degree in Science in Computing is as follows and depends on the overall grade achieved: ·

  • Ulster University BSc Hons Computing Science (Full-time / Belfast)
  • Ulster University BSc Hons Computing Systems (Part-Time / Belfast)
  • Ulster University BSc Hons Computer Science (Full-time: part-time / Magee).
  • You may also progress to other universities to complete your degree ·
  • The Open University BSc Hons in Computing Top-up (one-year full-time or two-years part-time) at SWC Dungannon/Enniskillen Campuses BSc (Hons) Computing Science (Top-Up) (Validated by The Open University)


Career Opportunities

  • Software Engineering
  • Web Developer
  • App Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Security Specialist
  • Analyst
  • Technician/Systems Administrator

Tuition Fees

2023/24 fees:

Full-Time: £2,700 per year (payable for each year)

Part-Time: £265 per 20-credit module. £530 for 40-credit Work Based Learning Module

For 2024/25 & 2025/26 fees, please refer to our Fees and Charges Policy on the College website.

Other Fees Associated with the Course:

Access NI disclosure is required and costs £33. During your course you may be required to purchase course text books and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year.

6 Available Sessions

*The fees quoted are per annum and are payable for each year of the course’s duration.

Dungannon

Full-Time

P5002DF10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

20

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

23/24

Academic Year

11/09/2023

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Sinead.McGee@swc.ac.uk

Coordinator(s)

Total Annual Fee £2,700.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

Enniskillen

Part-Time

P5002EP10A

Session Code

3 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

13

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

23/24

Academic Year

11/09/2023

Start Date

09:00-22:00

Time

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Heather.Ellison@swc.ac.uk

Coordinator(s)

Total Annual Fee £1,060.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

Omagh

Full-Time

P5002OF10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

20

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

23/24

Academic Year

11/09/2023

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Shauna.McKeown@swc.ac.uk

Coordinator(s)

Total Annual Fee £2,700.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

Omagh

Part-Time

P5002OP10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

13

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

23/24

Academic Year

11/09/2023

Start Date

09:00-22:00

Time

Monday

Day/s

Shauna.McKeown@swc.ac.uk

Coordinator(s)

Total Annual Fee £1,060.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

Enniskillen

Full-Time

P5002EF10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

20

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

23/24

Academic Year

12/09/2023

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Heather.Ellison@swc.ac.uk

Coordinator(s)

Total Annual Fee £2,700.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

Dungannon

Part-Time

P5002DP10A

Session Code

3 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

13

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

23/24

Academic Year

13/09/2023

Start Date

09:00-22:00

Time

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Sinead.McGee@swc.ac.uk

Coordinator(s)

Total Annual Fee £1,060.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

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