Do you have a passion for computing? Are you fascinated by modern technologies?
This degree programme focuses on the technical aspects of computing, placing a strong emphasis on programming skills. This will help you to attain the vital technical knowledge required to pursue a range of IT careers, as well as the transferable employability skills needed to secure your first role.
The BSc (Hons) Computing with Foundation Year is a hands-on degree programme that encourages students to develop an extensive knowledge of computer programming. You will have the opportunity to develop these skills by designing, building and implementing computer systems, culminating in a major final-year software development project.
This course is delivered as part of a partnership between QA Higher Education and Solent University. The programme is validated by the University and delivered by QA Higher Education.
The course information displayed on this page is correct for the academic year 2021/22. We aim to run the course as advertised however, changes may be necessary due to updates to the curriculum (due to academic or industry developments), student demand or UK compliance reasons.
Response to Covid-19
Our focus is on providing a safe and welcoming learning environment for our students. We have taken every measure in line with Government guidance to ensure continued access to learning.
As part of our response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic we are planning to deliver this course through a mix of live online classes and face-to-face learning opportunities at our London, Birmingham and Manchester Centres, continuing to follow Government guidance and any social distancing measures that may be in place. As restrictions ease, face-to-face opportunities will be increased where appropriate and it is safe to do so.
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What you'll learn
Through engaging, contemporary and industry-relevant units that are academically rigorous, stimulating and challenging, you will build specialist transferable skills that facilitate your development as an independent learner, whilst gaining expertise in a range of business functions and topics.
On this programme, you will develop a range of applicable IT skills such as programming, databases, networking, usability and web technologies, whilst an emphasis is placed on enhancing your personal attributes in communication, project management, teamwork and presentation skills through group and project work.
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Duration study load
48 UCAS points
A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP or BTEC Diploma at MP or equivalent
We will consider mature students who haven’t recently undertaken a formalised course of study at A-level or equivalent, but who can demonstrate relevant workplace or voluntary experience, indicating their ability to complete the course successfully
English language requirements
GCSE English at Grade 4 or above (previously grade C)
IELTS 5.5 with no component less than 5.0 in each band, or equivalent. (Alternatively, applicants can sit the QA Higher Education English test)
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Assessments are based on coursework and exams.
Develop the skills for the digital workplace with blended learning
The world is fast becoming a digital-focused society with blended working a permanent feature for many businesses globally. Our priority is ensuring our students are equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to achieve course learning outcomes and the confidence to succeed in the digital revolution. Learning in a blended way helps you to develop the digital skills needed to work in a digital workplace.
Balance studying in and around your commitments with blended learning
Our approach to blended learning combines live online learning with face-to-face on-campus sessions. This flexibility of learning means our students can balance studying in and around other commitments as well as build friendships and join a community both live online and on-campus.
All units are core and are worth 20 credits unless specified.
Group Technology Project
Digital Media Technologies
Individual Degree Related Project
UX – User Experience
Introduction to Networks and Security
Problem Solving Through Programming
Introduction to Databases
Data Analysis Tools and Application
Advanced Database Systems
Analytics & Business Intelligence
Research Methods Project
Web Application Development
Contemporary Web Applications
Industrial Consulting Project
Dissertation Project (40 credits)
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Course fees for 2021/2022– £9,250 per year (UK/EU)
Total course fees – £37,000 (UK/EU)
Student finance is available subject to eligibility
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About Solent University Centres
Solent University Centres is all about creating opportunities: for its students, for its staff, for its partners. It offers expertise and experiences you couldn’t get anywhere else, opening doors and making introductions.
We’re focused on the practical side of higher education – giving our students the connections, experience and confidence to turn their newfound knowledge into a career with real, meaningful impact. Whoever you are, whatever your goals, we want to help you make your mark.
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