Course Information

Ulster University Foundation Degree in Business information Technologies

Ulster University

Level 5


This Foundation Degree equips learners for work in any business which uses Information Technologies, including databases, website design, spreadsheets, digital marketing or information systems. The course has a significant aspect of Work-based Learning where learners carry out projects within business.


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During your course you may be required to purchase course text books and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year.

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Course Content

Computer Technologies; Business Information Systems; Professional Development; Software Programming (1); Introduction to Databases; eBusiness and eCommerce Technologies; Systems Analysis and Design; Website Design and Development; Software Programming (2); Computer Networks; Digital Technologies for Communications; and Work-based Learning.

Assessment Method

Assessment is by the use of coursework assignments and end of module examinations throughout the duration of the course.

Progression Opportunities

The articulation route for successful graduates from the South West College Foundation Degree in Business Information Technology is as follows and depends on the overall grade achieved: Ulster University BSc Hons Information Technologies. You may also progress to other universities to complete your degree.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum 48 UCAS points (120 in old UCAS points), and minimum Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. In the event of over-subscription, entry criteria may be enhanced. Refer to general entry requirements. International students must meet the general entrance requirements for admission to any College First Degree, Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma. English language requirements for international applicants is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE – Pass at Level 3 also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Further Information

Tuition Fees Part-Time - £250 per module which includes your Ulster University fee. Full-Time £2600 which includes your Ulster University fee. Students are required to: / Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: and on the College VLE). / Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted. / Pass* all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme. / The minimum overall pass* mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.

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