Computing & Web

FdSc Computing


Computing is an integral part of our lives, both at home and in business. This course enables you to gain knowledge and understanding of real-world computing development, and teaches you desirable practical skills through work-related learning.

You focus specifically on:

  • networking
  • systems design and development
  • programming
  • web services
  • problem solving
  • professional skills.

Throughout the course you are encouraged to develop your employability skills. You replicate real-world practices by using specialised industry-standard tools and completing an industry-related project. You will be able to work in industry as a programmer, web developer, network specialist or database designer.

Successful completion of this course lets you apply to undertake the final year of BSc (Hons) Computing.

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What you study

In Year 1 you gain skills in a number of core areas to enable you to build on the skills in Year 2 and potentially transfer to the final year of the BSc (Hons) Computing at the end of the second year. There are no options on this programme.

How you learn

You attend a combination of lectures and practical sessions for each subject. Lectures concentrate on teaching the principles while practical sessions allow you to put these principles into practice in purpose-built labs. Throughout your practical sessions you receive feedback on your work and progress. You often spend several weeks on a small-scale project to enable you to build a deeper understanding of the subject as you work. The feedback you receive will help you to get the most out of your learning.

How you are assessed

Most of the modules are examined by course work although one or two may be assessed by examination. Some of the assessments are group assessed.

Career opportunities

This course is designed to provide you with professional-level skills in key computing areas so that you can work in industry as a programmer, web developer, network specialist or database designer.

Entry requirements

A typical offer is 40-48 tariff points. You are expected to come for an interview.

For additional information please see the undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements in our admissions section

More information

  • School of Computing facilities The School of Computing has fantastic state-of-the-art facilities including a green screen sound stage and recording studio, laboratories equipped to industry standard and running the latest software, and a motion capture studio – giving students the experience and skills needed in industry. (5 mins)
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