University of Bedfordshire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Science with Foundation Year

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Course summary

This course shares its first stage with our other related BSc degrees to give you a foundation in the subject while providing a platform for specialist study in the second and third stages. The course is broadly based yet carries enough depth to provide credible vocational skills; because of the wide range of courses taught in the department a number of special equipment is accessible in areas such as biometrics, robotics or computer graphics, which allows you to encounter the context of use of various concepts in Computer Science. Computer Science is a complex and wide-ranging subject, and includes the study of computation theory, the design of systems and artificial intelligence. You will concentrate on essential areas such as systems architecture and security, acquire practical programming, modelling and software development skills before focusing on a chosen specialist area for your final stage project. Foundation Year In the foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. The course has been designed to develop your skills and to prepare you for entry onto the first year of your chosen course. It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your bachelor’s degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years. Why choose this course?

  • Learn a broad-based range of subjects but in enough depth to give you high value vocational skills
  • Study in a carefully structured but flexible way, sharing the first foundation stage with our other related BSc degrees before specialising in the second and third stages
  • Develop your practical skills in a variety of programming languages
  • Gain confidence in the use of specialist biometric, robotic and computer graphic equipment
  • Explore the latest developments in artificial intelligence
  • Challenge yourself as you decide which specialist area you would like to focus on
  • Benefit from studying with highly qualified specialists in dedicated laboratories using the latest hi-tech equipment

Course details

Modules

Areas of study include:

  • Databases and Computer Networks
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Concepts for Computational Thinking
  • Principles of Programming and Data Structures
  • Concepts and Technologies of Artificial Intelligence
  • Desktop Applications Development and Software Engineering
  • Operational Information Security Management
  • Systems Development and Modern Database Practices
  • Web Technologies and Platforms
  • Agile Project Management
  • Distributed Service Architectures
  • Undergraduate Project in Computer Science
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Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Computer Society

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
I7FY
Institution code:
B22
Campus name:
Luton Campus
Campus code:
D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
50%
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
70%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13200 Year 1

Additional fee information

For the most up to date information please check our website: www.beds.ac.uk/fees
Computer Science with Foundation Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS