What's the Computing with Database Development Foundation Degree (FdSc) - Validated by the University of Salford course about?

The course teaches students to develop an understanding of how computing relates to different aspects of modern business. Students will develop practical skills in software design, implementation and testing, developing web and multimedia applications and in the use of databases and relevant programming languages. Students will also have the opportunity to gain experience in products used by industry.

Employers have an ongoing involvement in the design and delivery of the programme to ensure students graudate with the skills required by industry.

The course also helps students to develop other important skills such as communication, team work and problem solving skills.

Students will develop an understanding of how computing relates to different aspects of an enterprise, preparing them for changes in technology.

Students also develop practical skills in software design, implementation and testing, and in the use of databases and appropriate programming languages, such as Java.

During the second stage of the course there is a greater emphasis on the development of practical skills which help to make graduates attractive to employers.

Assessment on the programme makes use of a range of activities, including reports, oral presentations, group work, practical assignments, multiple choice question tests, time-constrained tests and peer assessment. Several end-of-year examinations and a number of assignments must also be undertaken

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

Upon successful completion of the foundation degree students may progress onto a third year and 'TOP UP' their FdSC to a BSc(Hons) Business Computing with IT (Validated by the University of Salford). Alternatively, students may progress into numerous careers, including junior IT office mangers, junior software developers, network administration assistants and end user support analysts.

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