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FdSc Computing*

UCAS Code: Coming Soon Institution Code: S51
Start Date: September 2017
September 2018
Duration: 2 years full-time
Course Contact: Paul Hannaford Telephone:
01744 623163
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Applied Computing Programme Specification
Coming Soon
*NOTE: In order to maintain the quality of all our courses. any new degrees or changes to courses have to go through a validation or re-validation process. This course is currently subject to re-validation for 2017 entry and may not run as it appears on our website. As soon as validation takes place, course details will be updated.

There is a continuing growth in the demand for computing skills across all areas of industry and commerce.

Our Foundation Degree in Applied Computing will enable you to thoroughly develop the relevant theoretical knowledge and the practical skills needed, to successfully secure work and pursue a career within the computing industry. On completion of this foundation degree, you could progress onto a higher level of study to further enhance your expertise in this field.

Course in-depth

What will I study?

Year 1

In the first year you will look at, and develop, skills in maths and problem solving. You will also explore hardware and networks and systems analysis and design. You will also gain knowledge in dynamic web and media alongside programming concepts. You will develop your professional communications and digital skills.

Year 2

The second year will develop your knowledge further through the opportunity to plan and manage your own project from using the skills you have acquired throughout the duration of the course. You will also explore interactive websites and how to create engaging sites. You also have the opportunity to create object oriented programming with graphics, database administration and design and network server administration.

How will I study?

Learning will be through theoretical and practical lectures, workshops, seminars, group work, practical based sessions and presentations.

You will have access to a range of resources, including the Uni Hub, an area dedicated to the study of degree students.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment occurs throughout the duration of the course and may include, practical and research based coursework assignments, time-constrained phase tests, occasional examinations, individual and group-based presentations, portfolio submissions, report writing, demonstrations, work based learning and practical project work.

Who will be teaching me?

An experienced team with a wide range of interests reflecting all areas of IT and computing will work with you. Our lecturers are active researchers in their fields and have extensive industry experience.

Ref: Paul Hannaford

University Centre St Helens Open Day - 19th June 2017



Why study Computing and IT with us?

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Impress future employers and universities by gaining MOS status alongside your course.


Tutors are passionate about the subjects they teach with years of experience.

Progression Routes

Progress onto university, an apprenticeship or into employment.

Valuable Work Experience

Gain valuable work experience in the computing and IT industry to boost your CV. 

Diverse Range of Skills

You'll learn everything from programming and web design to multimedia application production.

Technical Support

You'll have access to the latest software to help you get the most out of your course.