FdSc Software Engineering
Start Date: 9th September 2024
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This Software Engineering Foundation Degree will prepare you for a fulfilling and exciting career within the ever-growing computing industry. The demand for talented and specialised employees who can design, develop and implement software applications and databases is growing, and this demand shaped the design and content of this degree.
Working alongside industry-experienced tutors and with fantastic facilities, this practical degree will provide you with a strong foundation for your career ahead.
At Newcastle College University Centre we have collaborated with key industry contacts in the region so you will get relevant, career-focused training in a range of computing areas. Alongside this qualification, you will also be accredited with a Software Developer Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ).
This degree is an approved Higher Technical Qualification quality marked by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.
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What can I do with a qualification in Computing?
Information technology and telecommunications directors
- Ensures that new technologies are researched and evaluated in the light of the organisation.
- Prioritises and schedules major IT/telecommunications projects.
- Considers the required IT/telecommunications staffing levels, oversees recruitment and appointment of staff and directs training policy.
- Develops the periodic business plan and operational budget for IT/telecommunications to deliver agreed service levels.
- Directs the implementation within the organisation of IT/telecommunications strategy, infrastructure, procurement, procedures and standards.
- Develops in consultation with other senior management the IT/telecommunications strategy of the organisation.
Median Salary£73,040 View more
Programmers and software development professionals
- Writes operational documentation and provides subsequent support and training for users.
- Plans and maintains database structures.
- Implements and evaluates the software.
- Writes code for specialist programming for computer games, (for example, artificial intelligence, 3D engine development).
- Tests and corrects software programs.
- Develops user interfaces.
- Writes and codes individual programs according to specifications.
- Undertakes feasibility study to design software solutions.
- Examines existing software and determines requirements for new/modified systems in the light of business needs.
Median Salary£46,711 View more
Web design and development professionals
- Activates the 'live' website.
- Tests website interaction and performance prior to going 'live'.
- Writes and publishes content for the website.
- Establishes methods to ensure appropriate website security and recovery.
- Designs and develops web interfaces for relational database systems.
- Develops the website and applications.
- Designs web pages including graphics, animation and functionality to maximise visual effectiveness and facilitate appropriate access.
- Presents design options to the client.
- Liaises with internal/external client in order to define the requirements for the website.