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Ulster University Foundation Degree in Science in Computing

Level 5
Full-Time/Part-Time
24/25
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.

Year One

  • Computer Technologies
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Database Design and Development
  • Web Development
  • Cyber Security
  • Work-based Learning (The Work-based learning module requires learners to complete an industrial placement of 400 hours.)
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Software Testing
  • Data Analytics

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.

International students (for whom English is not their first language), must demonstrate their competence in written and spoken English at IELTS – Academic 6.0, with minimum 5.5 in all four elements of the test. Trinity ISE - Pass at Level 3 also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

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 routes for successful graduates from the South West College Foundation Degree in Science in Computing includes but depends on the overall grade achieved: ·

  • BSc Hons Computing Technologies at Ulster University, Belfast Campus (FT)
  • BSc Hons Computing Science at Ulster University, Belfast Campus (FT)
  • BSc Hons Computer Science at Ulster University, Derry-Londonderry Campus (FT & PT)
  • BEng Hons Software Engineering at Ulster University, Belfast Campus (FT)
  • BSc Hons Computing Systems at Ulster University, Belfast Campus (PT)
  • BSc Hons Information Technologies at Ulster University, Derry-Londonderry Campus (FT & PT)
  • BSc (Hons) Computing Science (Top-Up) (Validated by The Open University) at South West College.


Tuition Fees

2024/25 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 may be required to undertake a work placement in some settings and costs £33. During your course you may be required to purchase course textbooks and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying, and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £100 or more per year.


4 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

18

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

24/25

Academic Year

09/09/2024

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?

Omagh

Full-Time

P5002OF10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

18

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

24/25

Academic Year

09/09/2024

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?

Enniskillen

Full-Time

P5002EF10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

18

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

24/25

Academic Year

10/09/2024

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

24/25

Academic Year

11/09/2024

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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