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FdSc

Computing

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  • UCAS code(s): I122
  • Level(s) of study: Foundation degree
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: NTU at Mansfield
  • Starting: September 2021
  • Course duration: Two years full-time
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FdSc Computing
Find out more about the foundation course in Computing

What you'll study

Taught in Mansfield, this course is highly practical and provides a strong grounding in computing fundamentals. It gives you a comprehensive understanding of database systems, e-commerce, business information systems and Internet technologies. Practical skills developed will include involvement in multimedia and virtual reality projects.

On completion of the foundation degree you will be eligible to top-up to degree level study in Computing.

  • Year One

    There are six modules in year one each worth 20 credit points

    • Essential Skills for Computing Professionals
    • Professional Development for IT Practitioners
    • Introduction to Programming
    • Web Technologies & Online Presence
    • Structured Analysis and Design of Information Systems
    • Internet Programming & Tools
  • Year Two

    There are five modules in year two -  four modules worth 20 credit points and the one module worth 40 credit points

    • Information Management and Database Engineering
    • Interface Design and Development
    • Web Application Development
    • App Development for Mobile Devices
    • Industrial Project with Placement and Professional Development (40 credits)

Course specification

View the full course specification
Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

How you’re taught

Covid-19 Planning

We will be adopting a range of blended teaching and learning techniques including online and face-to-face (where practical) to ensure that students can meet their learning outcomes in full. We will respond proactively to any national or local policy changes (including lock down) to ensure student safety as our primary concern whilst continuing to focus on offering a comprehensive student academic experience and will work flexibly with our students to ensure they are not disadvantaged by Covid-19.

Further information on how you're taught

Covid-19 Planning

We will be adopting a range of blended teaching and learning techniques including online and face-to-face (where practical) to ensure that students can meet their learning outcomes in full. We will respond proactively to any national or local policy changes (including lock down) to ensure student safety as our primary concern whilst continuing to focus on offering a comprehensive student academic experience and will work flexibly with our students to ensure they are not disadvantaged by Covid-19.

Further information on facilities

Facilities

We are continually investing in our facilities and transforming our learning and teaching environment to create an inspiring and innovative atmosphere. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has announced an exciting new partnership with West Nottinghamshire College, which will see its higher education (HE) provision delivered from the College’s main campus in Mansfield. Teaching will take place at the College’s £6.5 million University Centre,  which is equipped with the latest facilities and state-of-the-art technology. Facilities include:

  • Diner and Courtyard Café
  • Learning resource centre
  • Social spaces
  • Sports hall
  • Student support services
  • Students' Union
  • Dedicated study zones including PC suites

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A-levels – DDE, including grade D in a Science, Maths or Computing subject; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – MPP, including relevant Science, Maths or Computing modules at Merit level; or
  • 64 UCAS points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including grade D in a Science, Maths or Computing subject; and
  • GCSE – Maths and English grade C / 4

NTU may admit a student with advanced standing beyond the beginning of a course, through an assessment of that student's prior learning, whether it is certificated or uncertificated. Our Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy outlines the process and options available to these prospective students, such as recognising experiential learning or transferring to a similar course at another institution, otherwise known as credit transfer.

All prospective students who wish to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning should initially contact the central Admissions and Enquiries Team who will be able to support you through the process.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU on our Your Application page. Good luck with your application!

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please call us on +44 (0)115 848 4200 or complete our enquiry form.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418