About the course

This course is suspended at West Herts College and North Herts College.

The Foundation degree in Computing technologies (Web Based Technologies) will give you an excellent grounding in computing while allowing you to specialise in aspects relating specifically to software development.

In year one you will develop your knowledge of programming, computer systems architecture, databases and data analysis, networks, wireless and systems analysis.

In your second year you will continue to study a mixture of modules focusing on aspects of computing as well as modules specialising in software development.

Once you have completed your foundation degree you may be eligible to progress on to a BA (Hons) top-up year at the University of Hertfordshire, subject to obtaining appropriate grades in your foundation studies.

More course information coming soon! For more information, please email ask@herts.ac.uk.

Progression to the University’s Degree Programmes:

There is a formal articulation arrangement in place for this programme, such that students are given progression to the second (level 5) or final year (level 6) of an appropriate BSc Honours programme, normally the BSc in IT or BSc in Computer Science, depending on the overall marks obtained following the second year of study. A 50% overall mark will allow a progression onto the third year of the BSc Honours programme.

Students expressing the preference early in level 5 of the foundation degree are also able to enter the sandwich placement year or Year Abroad, of the BSc Honours programme.  This is subject to successfully obtaining an approved placement of the appropriate duration.

Students who enter level 5 of the BSc programme are able to progress onto any of the awards as described below:

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) Information Technology
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Networks)
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Software Engineering)

All of the above listed awards are available as a sandwich award or a year abroad award

Students who enter level 6 of the BSc programme are able to progress onto the awards listed below:

FdSc Computing Technologies (Web Based Technologies)

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) Information Technology

Students entering at level 6 also have the option of joining the sandwich placement year or Year Abroad elements of the BSc Computer Science (and all the awards listed above, subject to successfully obtaining an approved placement or year abroad of the appropriate duration

In addition, all students can progress onto the BSc (Hons) Computer Science (delivered online).

Fact sheets 2018 Course fact sheet 1 FdSc Computing Technologies (Web Based Technologies)
Programme specifications 2018 Programme specification 1 Foundation Degree in Computing Technologies

Why choose this course?

  • Develop a broad knowledge of computing relevant to the needs of a wide range of organisations
  • Benefit from a varied programme of work based learning and vocational study
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification in two years of full-time study
  • progression routes to appropriate degree programmes at the University of Hertfordshire

Course details

Structure

  • Level 4
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Developing the Computing Professional - NHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Developing the Computing Professional - WHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Programming concepts- NHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Programming concepts- WHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Topics in Computer Systems - NHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Topics in Computer Systems - WHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Systems Analysis - NHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Systems Analysis - WHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Designing for User Experience - NHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Designing for User Experience - WHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Applied Programming - NHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Applied Programming - WHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Project Management - NHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Networking Fundamentals - NHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Networking Fundamentals - WHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Project Management - WHC 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 5
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Internet Technologies - NHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Internet Technologies - WHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    WBL Project - Web Based Technologies - NHC 30 Credits Compulsory
    WBL Project - Web Based Technologies - WHC 30 Credits Compulsory
    Data Analysis and Database Design - NHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Data Analysis and Database Design - WHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Web Application Development - NHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Web Application Development - WHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Computing in Organisations - NHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Computing in Organisations - WHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Web Scripting - NHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Web Scripting - WHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Mobile Design and Development - NHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Mobile Design and Development - WHC 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Fees & funding

    Fees 2019

    UK/EU Students

    Full time
    • £6165 for the 2019/2020 academic year
    Part time
    • £770 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    *Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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    Read more about additional fees in the course fact sheet

    Other financial support

    Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

    Living costs / accommodation

    The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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    Entry requirements

    48 UCAS points 

    IB - 48 points with a minimum of 1 HL subject at grade 4 or above (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).

    GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 or above.

    The University also accepts a number of other equivalent qualifications including BTEC, IB and Access courses – to find out more about the requirements for these and other equivalent qualifications please visit UCAS

    How to apply

    Course length
    • Full Time, 2 Years
    • Part Time, 2 Years

    2020

    Start DateEnd Date Year Location Link
    17/09/202031/05/20211West Herts CollegeApply online (Full Time)
    17/09/202031/05/20211North Herts CollegeApply online (Full Time)
    17/09/202030/09/20211North Herts CollegeApply online (Part Time)
    17/09/202030/09/20211West Herts CollegeApply online (Part Time)

    2021

    Start DateEnd Date Year Location Link
    17/09/202131/05/20221North Herts CollegeApply online (Full Time)
    17/09/202131/05/20221West Herts CollegeApply online (Full Time)
    17/09/202130/09/20221North Herts CollegeApply online (Part Time)
    17/09/202130/09/20221West Herts CollegeApply online (Part Time)