Computing is changing our world: the way we work, the way we live. To study computer science is to put you at the forefront not just of technological change, but of social change too.
Our FdSc Computing and Information Systems studies the principles and technologies underpinning the systems that are driving this change.
It provides an opportunity to learn about these directly through a combination of work-based learning and in the classroom. The field of computer science offers a wealth of opportunity across a range of specialist fields. The variety of course options on offer means that you can fine-tune your degree to focus on particular areas of interest or to meet the requirements of a favoured career.
Upon completion of this course you will:
You will also be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
Once you complete this course, you may be eligible to transfer to Year 3 of our BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems at University Centre Peterborough.
Our Computing and Information Systems FdSc course isranked in the top 25% in the UK for overall satisfaction (Subject ranking for Computer Science, NSS 2020).
When you graduate, you'll be well placed to take advantage of employment opportunities in a wide range of careers. Previous students have gone into positions in web-based marketing and IT support. You could also consider further study: once you complete this course, you may be eligible to transfer to Year 3 of our BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems at University Centre Peterborough.
Assessment is via a mix of work-based projects, assignments, presentations, class and laboratory-based tests. These develop your abilities to solve problems, to communicate effectively, and become self-motivated. You'll also undertake work experience – this is a graded element.
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.
48 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 1 A Level (or equivalent).
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of face-to-face and online learning in September 2021, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2021-22.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.
Full-time undergraduate (1 year)
Full-time, part-time undergraduate (3 years, 6 years)
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