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Cornwall College

Computing, Networking and Software Development

UCAS Code: I1I3

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

At least 32 points must be at A2 level when considered alongside AS levels.

Pass Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3, Merits and Distinctions may be required for particular subjects.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.

PPP grades in an appropriate subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

In an appropriate subject.

A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.

UCAS Tariff

48

From acceptable level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

3.0 years | Part-time | 2020

This foundation degree has been specifically designed and written to ensure that you join the industry fit for purpose, professional and with the ability to respond to its rapidly changing demands. This is achieved by combining formal lectures, hands-on practical experience, the embedding of work-based learning and the incorporation of preparation for Cisco vendor qualifications.

Resources are exceptional with access to specialist computer suites, Cisco Regional Network Academy networking facilities, Microsoft Professional Training suites, test centres and an open access suite.

The programme offers you a common first year with the opportunity to specialise in software development or computer networking in the second year. The content for Cisco networking qualifications are embedded within your foundation degree which will help you to gain employment on completion of your programme. We have liaised closely with local industry to identify local needs and the Sector Skills Council, e-skills, to identify national trends in demand. The programme is broad-based, giving a good grounding in current practice and developments.

You have the opportunity to pursue areas of special interest, through optional modules, to focus on computer networking or software development, together with your integrated project undertaken in Year 2. During the foundation degree, you will also study towards the Cisco Certified Network Associate and Cisco Certified Security Content. This complementary study will prepare you to undertake the industry recognised awards of CCNA and CCNS which will provide you with a unique qualification, putting you in a strong position for future employment or career progression.

Exceptional resources with access to specialist computer suites, CISCO Regional Network Academy networking facilities, Microsoft Professional Training suites, test centres and an open access suite.

Students will benefit from guest lecturers from industry and trips to local companies.

Possible careers available with this qualification:

Programmer or Programme Tester
IT Analyst
Government Communications Headquarters Analyst
Help Desk Support or Website Developer
Network Administrator, Engineer or Installer
Network Support Technician

Modules

YEAR 1: - Networked Communications Technologies (20 credits) - Databases & Information Systems (20 credits) - Converging Technology & Information (10 credits) - Human Computer Interaction (10 credits) - Website Development (20 credits) - Introduction to Programming (10 credits) - Numerical Solutions in Business (10 credits) - Personal & Employability Skills Development (20 credits) YEAR 2: - Systems Analysis & Design (10 credits) - Object Orientated Programming (20 credits) - IT Management & Security (20 credits) - Application of E-Business Technologies (10 credits) - Multi-User Databases (10 credits) - Planning & Managing Projects (10 credits) - Project (20 credits); YEAR 2 OPTIONAL MODULES (One option to be chosen) Computer Networking option: - Local & Wide Area Networks (20 credits) or Software Development option: - Visual Programming (10 credits) - Server Side Programming (10 credits)

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,950
per year
England
£8,600
per year
EU
£8,600
per year
International
£9,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,600
per year
Scotland
£8,600
per year
Wales
£8,600
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cornwall College Camborne

Department:

Science, Engineering and Technology

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