Foundation prospectus

Computing, FdSc (Bexley)

Prepare yourself for a career as a computing and IT professional with this computing foundation degree. You’ll learn all about Java and C# programming, internet technologies and network systems.

Department

Computing & Information Systems

Attendance

2 years full-time

This computing course develops the knowledge and skills appropriate for employment as computing and IT professionals. It provides opportunities to study areas to current industry standards and is constantly being updated to cover new developments. 

The course reflects current trends and skills needed in the sector. It covers all the main branches of computing including programming using Java and C#, internet technologies, network systems, communication systems, UML in systems building and the use of SQL in database development. It also includes an element of work-based learning which allows students to engage with an employer and add to their career development.

Degree structure

The aims of the course are:

  • To enable you to study areas to current industry standards
  • To provide a constantly updated course covering new industry developments
  • To provide awareness of current trends and provision of forecasts skills needs in the sector.

On completion of the Foundation Degree, students can fast track to the third year of the BSc degree in computing at the University of Greenwich or pursue employment in the IT industry.

This course is also offered at our Bromley Campus.

What you will study

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Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C (9-4), including English language/literature and mathematics PLUS 1 or more A-level/AS-level or BTEC Diploma or Access course
  • At least 48 UCAS points.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information

Assessment

All units are graded as pass, merit or distinction. Students must pass each unit to get the overall FD Computing at the end of the programme. 

Assessment is through examinations, essay, report writing, portfolio building, project work, oral assessments and presentation.

Careers

On completion of the Foundation Degree, students can fast track to the 3rd year of the BSc degree in computing at University of Greenwich or pursue employment in the IT industry. 

A wide range of opportunities in computing and IT, including programming, networking and database systems administration - both in public and private sectors.

Specialised equipment

PC or laptop running Windows.

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