This course is available to UK/EU students only.
The Foundation degree in Computing technologies (Software Development) 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.
Take a look at the course booklet to find out more.
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:
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 (Software Development)
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).
When you have completed your Foundation degree you may want to progress your studies and take a BSc(Hons) in Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire. Alternatively, you will be prepared for a career developing, engineering and producing software. This could be within a software specialist or within any organisation that develops and maintains in-house software.
|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|
|Internet Technologies - NHC||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Internet Technologies - WHC||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Software Development 1 - NHC||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Software Development 1 - WHC||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|WBL Project - Software Development - NHC||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|WBL Project - Software Development - WHC||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Data Analysis and Database Design - NHC||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Data Analysis and Database Design - WHC||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Computing in Organisations - NHC||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Computing in Organisations - WHC||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Software Development 2 - NHC||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Software Development 2 - WHC||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Object Oriented Programming - WHC||15 Credits||Compulsory|
*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.
The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.
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
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