This course offers a specific background into the world of commercial computing, its decision making processes and the finances and budgets involved, as well as the applications that all organisations employ.
Students get involved in a range of activities including setting up and exploiting web services from simple web pages to data rich sites with database connections, building and testing networks and internetworks, designing and coding software using a variety of programming languages (including VB.Net, C# and Java), system administration, analysing user needs and developing robust database systems.
These courses help students develop vocationally related technical skills and abilities, along with academic insight and understanding. They are designed to reflect contemporary computing practice.
Content and Modules
FdSc Applied Computing equips students for employment or self employment in Computing and Information Technology and related areas.
Year One - Personal Development; Software Technology; Business Environment; Platforms; Structured Modelling; Finance & Business Maths.
Year Two - Network Essentials; Exploiting IT within Organisations; Relational Databases; IT Project Management; Multimedia: Web Design and Construction; Research Skills
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Assessment is through a variety of methods including examinations, assignments, group projects, presentations. The Progression Route includes a dissertation or research project. Assessment will normally focus on practical as well as academic abilities.
These courses provide students with relevant and up-to-date skills required to enter the IT professions. Students canalso progress on to the BSc (Hons) Applied Computing degree at UCS.
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“This course offered me te opportunity to study at university while allowing me to support my family commitments. The course subjects offered me exactly what I needed to study for my career path and although the work is challenging it is very enjoyable and I am glad I made this choice. The support here is great, we never feel we have no-one to ask the questions we need answering”
Will Logan, FdSc Applied Computing
What is included in your tuition fees
At UCS your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.
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