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FdSc in Computing and Information Systems (Part Time)

University of West London

Foundation Degree , Business Information Systems

Course Description

Are you looking for a part-time computing and information systems course that will equip you with the IT skills you need to succeed in this booming sector?

This course will help you to learn how to develop systems for managing information. With IT skills in higher demand than ever before, you will complete this course with valuable attributes for a career in computing.

Designed to fit around your work schedule and other commitments, the course will run on Saturdays during the academic year.

Are you looking for a part-time computing and information systems course that will equip you with the IT skills you need to succeed in this booming sector? This course will help you to learn how to develop systems for managing information. With IT skills in higher demand than ever before, you will complete this course with valuable attributes for a career in...

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Course Content

Businesses and organisations rely on computers to manage important information. They use this information for planning and development, as well as to create a vision of where they are headed. On this computing and information systems foundation degree you will learn valuable skills for developing systems to manage this vital information. 

The course will focus on preparing you for employment. It will equip you with practical skills, influenced by industry requirements and the latest research. From core industry tools and software to the latest theory and research, you will cover the key areas you need to become a confident and able computing professional.

You will have a thorough grounding in computing information systems, including the concepts and basis for producing stable applications. 

Hands-on exercises will play an important role in your learning, and wherever possible, you will be able to use your relevant work activities to complete your academic assessments. 

We will make extensive use of IT to teach, including presentations, online learning and computer simulations. You will learn through a variety of teaching methods, including:

  • lectures
  • discussions
  • tutorials
  • computer laboratories
  • small group exercises
  • seminars
  • student presentations.

Throughout the course, you will have valuable feedback from our highly qualified staff, helping you to achieve your potential.

Businesses and organisations rely on computers to manage important information. They use this information for planning and development, as well as to create a vision of where they are headed. On this computing and information systems foundation degree you will learn valuable skills for developing systems to manage this vital information.  The course will focus on preparing you...

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Entry Requirements

72UCAS points requiredfrom level 3 qualifications

These can include:

  • A Levels at grades B and C (if you have two A levels) or grades D, D and D (if you have three), or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Pass
  • Access to HE Diploma

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents.

Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the qualifications listed but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

We take pride in our inclusiveness and the diversity of our student population. We have a vibrant mature student community and look forward to welcoming you.

72UCAS points requiredfrom level 3 qualifications These can include: A Levels at grades B and C (if you have two A levels) or grades D, D and D (if you have three), or above BTEC Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Pass Access to HE Diploma You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2...

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