Foundation Degree In Software Engineering
08 Jun 19
This two year course, validated by Ulster University, offers a clearly defined progression route to university. The aim of the course is to provide you with the academic and 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 workbased learning included, through placement in the local software industry. The course provides an opportunity to gain entry into the exciting and well-paid IT industry, both locally and worldwide. Many assessments in the course are based on actual industry scenarios and there are opportunities to meet software professionals, with regular industrial visits and guest speakers. Modules studied include: programming in JAVA and C#, hardware and operating systems, mathematics, web programming, and database and systems development. 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 components which are aimed at enhancing your employability.
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
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.