This course, approved by Ulster University, offers a clearly defined progression route to university. The aim of the course is to provide you with the vocational knowledge and skills necessary for progression to employment in the software engineering industry or to an honours degree at university. It is assessed by examinations and coursework and there is a component of work placement included, in the local software industry. The course provides a fantastic opportunity to gain entry into the exciting and well-paid industry of IT both locally and worldwide. Many assessments in the course are based on actual industry scenarios and there will be opportunities to meet software professionals, with regular industrial visits and guest speakers. Units studied include: Programming in JAVA and C#, Hardware and Operating Systems, Mathematics, Web Programming, Database and Systems Development and Project Skills. An additional module to enhance your employability may also be included as part of the programme.
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.
This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.
Career Opportunities / Progression
Successful completion based on overall grade and performance offers direct entry to the second year BSc Hons in Software Engineering at Ulster University (Jordanstown Campus and Belfast from 2019). Alternatively you can progress to other software engineering and computer science courses at other universities. There are also employment opportunities within local software companies
Please refer to the College’s admissions criteria. Please note, the minimum tariff accepted for this course in the previous academic year was 220 tariff points(old points), 80-96 tariff (new points) Students are also required to have a Grade C in both GCSE English and Mathematics.
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.