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Foundation Degree in Cloud and Application Development (Open University)

Course Code: C5157
Campus: Castlereagh
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
15 Jun 19

This is a two year part-time course, validated by The Open University (subject to approval) and offers a clearly defined progression route to university. Software development is one of the leading areas of ICT in Northern Ireland and there a predicted growth in the areas of cloud and application development. The aim of the course is to provide you with the vocational knowledge and skills necessary for progression to employment in cloud and application development as well as 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 an 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.
This course will provide you with skills in the following areas: • programming • Programming • Application Development • Secure Programming • Cloud • Cloud fundamentals • Cloud development • additional • database design and development • Data Analytics • Data Visualisation • Professional Development • Systems Design • Work Based Learning • Vendor Qualifications • MTA Introduction to Programming in Java • MTA Programming in Python • Comptia Cloud Fundamentals


Belfast Met applies The Open University methods and approach to delivery and assessment. Teaching methods: modules are typically assessed through one or more coursework assignments. Depending on the nature of a given coursework assignment, you may be given the assignment specification at the beginning of the module for hand-in at the end of the module, or it may be given later in the module to complete for a set deadline. Normally, you receive feedback on coursework within three weeks of submission or completion. Modules also provide ample opportunities for formative feedback to guide you in your learning. A common approach is for activities to be set based on the content of an online unit and then provide you with the opportunity to discuss this work in online discussions. The feedback may be in groups or to you individually.
Coursework assignments may involve essays, reports, projects, software development, answering questions, or various combinations of these submitted as a portfolio of work. Coursework assignments may also be individual or collaborative (i.e. involve group work).

Career Opportunities / Progression

Successful completion allows for progression onto university degree courses in software engineering and computer science, subject to individual course requirements. There are also employment opportunities upon successful completion of this course

Entry Requirements

Please refer to the College’s admissions criteria, which are outlined at the beginning of this document. Please note the minimum entry requirements for this Foundation Degree are 160 UCAS points or 64 tariff points, GCSEs at Grade C or above in English and Maths, or equivalent qualifications, such as Level 2 Essential Skills in Maths and English.

Cost

Tuition Fee

£1256.00

Fees relate to year 1 of a 2 year course.

All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Important Information

Successful completion allows for progression onto university degree courses in software engineering and computer science, subject to individual course requirements. There are also employment opportunities upon successful completion of this course

Contact Information

Contact Tel: 028 9053 3151 / 028 9026 5385 or  email: [email protected]