Gain skills in software development, networking and cyber security, with our Computing foundation degree in Peterborough.
Peterborough is a globally recognised ‘smart city’ with a gigabit network, located in Cambridgeshire, the home of ‘Silicon Fen’ a centre for high-tech companies; what better place to kick-start your career in the IT-sector than at ARU Peterborough on our Computing degree course?
Our foundation Computing degree is designed to equip you with a solid, employability-focused overview of Computer Science and prepare you for your first professional role or to continue your studies, should you so choose.
You will learn and hone skills in software development, networking and cyber security. The course is designed to allow to you to keep your options open as to which part of the diverse IT industry you want to specialise in, offering the core elements of computer science and modules to support specialisation in areas including Software Development, Internet and Cloud Applications, Network Administration and Technical Support.
Courses at ARU Peterborough are designed to help you become a life-long learner, ready to pivot in your career and respond to changes in this fast-moving industry. When you graduate from this course, you will have developed your powers of autonomous and analytical thinking, learned the essential skills valued by employers in the IT sector and have experienced multi-disciplinary team-working which mirrors real-world industry standards.
On this course you’ll spend lots of time in our dedicated computing labs in our brand new, purpose-built university building, in the heart of Peterborough. You’ll learn on industry-standard equipment and software on a course that we co-created with regional employers, so you can be confident that you’ll graduate with the skills in-demand in the sector.
You won’t only learn from your tutors, but enjoy guest lectures, live briefs and team projects. Delivering your work in range of formats, including presentations, will help you develop the confidence and communication skills that can give you an edge in your future career.
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As a Computing graduate, you’ll have essential technical skills, and experience of addressing realistic challenges through live briefs, coursework, and projects.
You’ll also have key transferable skills, such as team working, research and investigation, preparing documentation, giving presentations, and reporting on progress.
We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge and skills they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they can offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through live briefs, work-based projects, and placements.
Our free Employability Service will help you take practical steps to follow your chosen career path, secure jobs, and work experience, or even start your own business.
Our foundation degree also offers a progression route (with 50% or higher overall grade) to our BSc Computing degree. 195 credits will be awarded on progression.
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This course offers a foundation year – an extra year of study to help you prepare for university, and build your knowledge and skills.