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University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Computing and Digital Technologies

UCAS Code: I160

Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

64

students are required to obtain 64 UCAS points from a full level 3 qualification and 4 GCSEs grades 4-9 to include Maths and English; Equivalent L2 in English may be considered

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Internet technologies

We are living in one of the most documented, recorded, analysed and inter-connected periods in our history with many aspects of our daily lives now being assisted by increasingly complex computerised technology. From smartphones and smart TVs to self-driving cars and big data systems, our economy places great importance on serious computing and programming skills to shape the future of society. Develop skills in computing and digital technologies and you'll be employable the world over. This industry sector continues to grow and this degree has been carefully designed to equip you with the vital technical skills employers require for their workforce. Included in our provision is a commitment to developing your professional skills, in order to enhance our employability upon graduation.

Modules

Modules can include
Year 1
* Programming and Software Fundamentals
* Web Application Development
* Networking and Cyber Security Essentials
* Databases and Information Systems
* 3D Visualisation and Interaction Fundamentals
* Professional Skills and Practices

Year 2
* Advanced Programming and Software Engineering
* User Experience (UX) and Full Stack Development
* Advanced Networking and Cyber Security
* Big Data and Data Science
* Virtual Reality and Immersive Technologies
* Digital Technologies Industry Project

Assessment methods

Our specialist teaching staff have hands-on experience of working in computing, and offer expert tuition in labs and classrooms. Assessment is through a mix of assignments, practical work, reports and presentations, there are no formal examinations only coursework. As part of the course, you will be required to undertake projects both in groups and individually.

A prominent feature of the course is the use of in-curse assessment, where modules are assessed by the course teaching team as you complete them.

The Uni


Course location:

Taunton Campus

Department:

Business and Computing

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