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FdSc Computer Information Systems

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What are the Course Details?

The course is designed for people who are in or intend to pursue a career in computing. This may be in a wide range of commercial organisations, particularly in the field of analysis and design, information systems and database management or networks, servers, communications and security. The course sets out to promote and develop the vocational and transferable skills necessary in today's workplace and to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to obtain employment in the computer industry.

Students are registered with, and have their qualification awarded by, the University of Lincoln but undertake all their study in Scunthorpe.

What are the Entry Requirements?

- Passes in one A level (40 UCAS points) or BTEC NC/ND or VCE A level plus 3 GCSEs at grade C or above.

We have a longstanding success rate with students who have been out of full-time education for some years, who may enter without holding the formal requirements. Work, family and life experiences develop skills which can be built on to achieve formal qualifications.

What will I Learn?

The FdSc Computer Information Systems provides exposure to those elements of computing and network development theory and practice that are required to underpin the development of personal and professional competencies and skills.

The course is made up of two semesters. Attendance is on a full time basis (2 days per week for two years) or part time basis (two evenings per week for three years).

Level Four
- Programming and Data Structures
- Computer Architectures
- Web Authoring
- Web Applications Development
- Problem Solving
- Information Systems in Practice
- Maths for Computing

Level Five
- Group Project
- Project Management (Computing)
- Human Computer Interaction
- Networks & Network Systems
- Business Processes
- Database Systems
- Professional Practice
- Cloud Computing

How will I be Assessed?

A variety of assessment methods are used including written reports, projects, presentations, mixed media assignments and in class tests.

What can I Progress to?

Upon successful completion of the course you will graduate with a Foundation Degree and will be invited to attend the University of Lincoln's Graduation Ceremony in Lincoln.

Successful students will be equipped with a range of transferable skills to apply for posts in the areas of new system development and implementation, program maintenance, network support and user support functions.

Progression to a third year of study for a BSc(Hons) Computer Information Systems Degree is possible at the University of Lincoln Brayford Pool Campus.

Equal Opportunities for All
The College is committed to reducing and eliminating all forms of disadvantage and discrimination by legislation and positive action.
The progression towards equality will ensure that no group receives less favourable treatment, thereby enabling all learners, regardless of race, religious belief, gender, sexuality, gender reassignment, pregnancy/maternity, age and disability to have equal access to the provision of goods, services, education, training, facilities and premises.
The College will develop relevant procedures to eliminate all forms of direct, indirect and combined discrimination relating to the equality strands (the ‘protected characteristics’ as defined within the tenets of the Equality Act 2010).

NB: Detailed content of this course could change as a result of Awarding Body updates. However, we do not anticipate significant change to the information above in the foreseeable future.