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Foundation Degree In Software Engineering (Validated by Ulster University) FT Millfield Campus

Belfast Metropolitan College

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree

  • Location

    Millfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


In Northern Ireland, the Software and IT industry has continued to develop at an astonishing rate and there is currently a massive shortfall in the number of skilled Software Engineers and Software Developers. This is predicted to continue. The Foundation Degree in Software Engineering (validated by Ulster University) has been designed to help you develop the skills you need to start your career in the software engineering field, whether you are interested in Software Development, Data Analytics or Software Testing, this course will give you an excellent start on your chosen career path. You will be taught by highly experienced staff in our computing labs which come fully equipped with industry standard hardware and software. You will also be given opportunities to gain additional industry qualifications, such as Microsoft Technical Associate qualifications.

The course includes a module in work based learning which is usually carried out in one of the many industries in Northern Ireland, or beyond.

For those who want to go straight into work after successful completion of this course, graduates will often accept job offers from their work placement employer, even choosing to top-up their degree part-time while working. Students have acquired employment in a number of companies such as Citigroup, Liberty IT, Allstate, Endeavour, Allsop, Civica.

This course, validated by Ulster University, offers a clearly defined progression route to university. The aim of the course is to provide you with the academic and vocational knowledge and skills necessary for progression to employment in the software engineering industry or to an honours degree at university.

How will I be assessed?

The modules are assessed by examinations and coursework.

Career Prospects

Successful completion based on overall grade and performance offers direct entry to second year of the BEng Hons in Software Engineering at Ulster University (Jordanstown Campus and Belfast). Additional progression routes are available through Ulster University. Alternatively, you can progress to other software engineering and computer science courses at other universities. There are also employment opportunities within local software companies.

Possible jobs are: Software Developer, Web Developer, Software Tester, Cyber Security Engineer, Data Analyst, IT Systems Administrator.

Our courses will get you ready to kickstart your career in the exciting world of IT and Software Engineering!

Tuition fees

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£ 2,765per year

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 96


University information

Belfast Metropolitan College

  • Campus address

    Belfast Metropolitan College, 7 Queens Road, Belfast, Antrim, BT3 9DT, Northern Ireland

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