E-Business Technologies FdSc
The e-business or e-commerce sector continues to be the fastest growing economic sector worldwide and its effects are visible on every local high street. The ability of high-tech, e-business to locate anywhere is a significant factor and has led to a growth in such companies within Somerset.
This foundation degree course has been developed in consultation with Higher Education providers and local and national employers to provide education and training of computing technologists and e-business analysts. The course would appeal to those who are employed or wish to be employed in a wide variety of types of computing and e-business roles, such as business systems developer, network administrator, software developer or a technical support role..
The following modules will be studied over the two years of the course.
- Computer Systems and Networking Fundamentals
- Introduction to E-Business
- Website Development and Production
- Data Analysis and Design
- Professional Practice
- Project Management
- Advanced Web Programming
- Transactional Database System
- Networking Infrastructure
- Software Development Project
- Supply Chain Management for E-Business
Work placements are an integral part of this course; previous placements have been at FootShop Ltd, Clarks, Ergonet and Benchmark Software.
You will be assessed using various methods which may include formal reports, practical observations, examinations, case studies or work-based assessments.
Steve Mansbridge MSc, BSc (Hons), PGCE
- Dylan Whittingham MSc IT, BA (Hons), PGCE
- David Howarth BSc (Hons), PGCE
- Deen Najubudeen LLM, LLB (Hons) (London)
The usual entry point score requirement at age 18 is 180 UCAS points (eg. National Diploma with triple Merit or above; three A Levels grade C or above; plus at least one pass at A2 Level), however experience and other qualifications will be taken into consideration. For consideration please discuss with the course tutor.
Age 25 plus entry is considered on an individual basis with the course tutor in lieu of experience, enthusiasm, and other forms of evidence of aptitude.
How to Apply
Please apply directly to Strode College, either online or complete the application form in the middle of the Higher Education Prospectus.
Applications for Higher Education courses at Strode College are accepted throughout the year.
Conditional or unconditional offers will be made subject to appropriate qualifications and or experience, successful interview and a relevant academic or vocational reference.
Acceptance of place offers is expected within three weeks of an offer being made. Please direct applications to central admissions.
2013-2014 HE Term Dates
The Higher Education term dates for 2013-14 are:
- w/c 16 September 2013 - w/e 20 December 2013
- w/c 6 January 2014 - w/e 4 April 2014
- w/c Tue 22 April 2014 - w/e13 June 2014
Successful completion of the foundation degree can lead to stage 3, final year through the approved route to the BSc (Hons) Multimedia Computing degree at Plymouth University. Computing, Computer Science, Multimedia and Business degrees are available at other universities.
Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.
Strode code: BH4EBH
Level: HE Level 5
Awarding body: Plymouth University
Length: 2, 3 or 4 years or modular
Contact: Strode College Admissions team