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Foundation Degree In Software Engineering

Course Code: C5045
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
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.

This course session is currently in Clearing – please attend our Clearing day on Wednesday 22nd August to enrol. Please refer to our clearing page for information on what you need to bring with you. 

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

Entry Requirements

Please refer to the College’s Admissions Criteria which are specified at the beginning of this document. Please note that the minimum tariff accepted for this course in the previous academic year was 80 tariff points - this includes a minimum at ‘A’ level (or equivalent) of Grade C. Students are also required to have a Grade C in both GCSE English and Mathematics, or university-approved equivalent


Tuition Fee


Fees relate to year 1 of a 2 year course.

All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Important Information

Contact Information

Tel: 028 9026 5321 or  email: [email protected]