Software Engineering (App Development) - Foundation Degree


Course Code: IH1HE11


UCAS Code: I390


DEGREE-LEVEL

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration / Fees
13/09/2021University Centre2 Years / £8,750 per yearEnrol
13/09/2022University Centre2 Years / £8,750 per yearApply

Course Overview

Course timetable                                                                                 

Duration: 1 day and 1 evening a week
Day/s of week: Tues daytime and Wed Evening     
Time: Tues 9.00 am - 3.45 pm/Wed 5.15pm - 8.15 pm
Indicative Delivery Daytime On-site at the University Centre Campus  and Evening On-line (occasional On-site)

Gain the skills needed to compete for the best roles in app development with our cutting edge Foundation Degree Software Engineering (App Development).

With the focus on industry-relevant tools, languages and techniques you will eventually develop an impressive portfolio to showcase your abilities and aptitudes for key development roles.

This degree has been co-created with employers to provide the expertise needed to progress into high-level roles, whether you’re new to the computing industry or not.

You will also benefit from experienced tutors, first-rate resources and coveted accreditation by the British Computer Society.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 96 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline:

  • MMM from Extended Diploma or DD from Diploma in any level 3 Computing/IT course
  • We will strongly encourage and support those who do not hold GCSE Maths/English at grade C/4, or equivalent qualification, to pursue a Maths/English qualification alongside the main programme.

The entry criteria for direct entry onto Level 5 of the programme is:

  • Successful completion of the HNC Computing at Blackpool & The Fylde College

Applicants for whom English is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component

Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.

Qualification Obtained

FdSc Software Engineering (App Development)

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Coursework

Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently.

Exam

Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below.

Practical

Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor.

Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6
Coursework94%88%0%
Exam0%6%0%
Practical6%6%0%

Course Structure

Level 4 Modules

TitleCodeCreditsOptions
Intro to ProgrammingIH4MD02720Mandatory
Mobile Graphics and AnimationIH4MD02820Mandatory
Networking Concepts and ProgrammingIH4MD02920Mandatory
Database Concepts and ProgrammingIH4MD03020Mandatory
Responsive Web DesignIH4MD03120Mandatory
Introduction to Academic Study Comp Sci EngIH4MD05620Mandatory

Level 5 Modules

TitleCodeCreditsOptions
Software Eng and Technical Design DocIH5MD02820Mandatory
Native Mobile App DevelopmentIH5MD02940Mandatory
Utilising App Creation EnvironmentsIH5MD03020Mandatory
Responsive Dynamic Web DevelopmentIH5MD03120Mandatory
Work Based LearningIH5MD06120Mandatory

Teaching and Learning Methods

Scheduled Learning

Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.

Independent Study

Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.

Placement

Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.

Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6
Scheduled2882720
Independent9128980
Placement0300
Total120012000

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

Programme Handbook

Programme Specification

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