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Computer Science and Digital Technologies FdSc

Blackpool and the Fylde College

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UCAS CODE: I120

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

The digital and creative sectors are expected to need 1.2 million new UK jobs by 2022 with the UK Digital Strategy 2017 recognising that investment in this area is increasing, an area of key economic strategic importance. We are the first college in the UK to be accredited to Honours level by the British Computer Society and are continually updating our resources to remain at the cutting edge and industry focused. This provides you with the best opportunities to take advantage of continued growth in the digital and creative industries, and increased demand for designer and developer roles locally, nationally and internationally.On this programme you will produce work in a range of computer science disciplines, including configuring network infrastructure, practically applying contemporary practices that support a wide range of digital systems. You will design and develop database-driven systems, including information systems that form a core part of modern business. You will become familiar with emerging cyber security trends as well as how to apply them to secure databases and websites. You will prepare for careers that are in demand as well as those that may not yet have been created. Significant practical content is complemented by a raft of transferrable skills that will enable you to be adaptive in an evolving sector and across a range of disciplines. Our cutting-edge curriculum, high quality resources, friendly and skilled staff and supportive environment will give you the best opportunities to excel in the future.Key elements of the programme include:•Setting up network infrastructure and configuring servers, using current practices employed in evolving DevOps contexts to support a wide variety of digital projects, using PowerShell and Windows Server, as well as alternative technologies.•Investigation of emerging cyber security threats and practices, performing penetration tests on web servers to identify security holes and then patch them ensuring robust solutions.•Development of a number of database-driven projects, including developing an information system prototype, the core of many modern organisations•General software engineering skills, including working with databases; sharing data between distributed components of applications; requirements gathering; producing technical designs and working to established development methodologies; and developing and testing interfaces, all of which increase the range of careers you can pursue both in and out of software and web development.•Working in team projects and individually, building collaborative and problem solving skills, which will enhance value to future employers and develop yourself, both personally and professionally.•Analysis of organisational structures in the industry and development teams, and building workplace skills so that you can adapt and thrive in modern digital organisations.

Application deadline

15 January

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UCAS Points : 64

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University information

Blackpool and the Fylde College

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    Blackpool and the Fylde College, Ashfield Road, Bispham, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY2 0HB, England

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