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The Computer Science with Foundation Year programme is perfect if you want a degree in the field, but do not have the standard entry requirements. The purpose of the extra Foundation year is to prepare you for your Computer Science programme, equipping you with the necessary academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Our course is taught by both leading researchers and industry practitioners who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in this rapidly changing field, ensuring you are up to date with the latest developments. You will learn the key subjects of the discipline, including software engineering and programming languages, as well as computer systems, computer architecture and data structures. In addition you will learn about the impact of technology on individuals, organisations and society. With the option of a year’s work placement in industry and a work-based learning module, you will also have the chance to develop your skills and enhance your CV.
Foundation : Academic and Computing Skills (core) Business Information Systems (core) Introduction to Computing (core) Applied Mathematics (core) Year 1: Information Systems Modelling and Design (Core) Introduction to Software Development (Core) Introduction to Computer Systems and Networks (Core) Introduction to Web Technologies (Core) Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science (Core) Year 2 : Database Systems (Core) Operating Systems (Core) Computing in Practice (Core) Advanced Programming (Core) Data Structures and Algorithms (Core) Data Communications and Networks (Core) Data Science (Core) Software Engineering Group Project (Core) Year 3 :Project (Core) Computers and Network Security (Core) Formal Software Engineering Methods (Core) Distributed Systems (Core) Programming Languages (Core) Enterprise Architecture and Mobile Application Development (Optional) Computer Graphics (Core)
We will assess you through a combination of coursework and exams. Coursework will include presentations, software demonstrations, research-based assignments and practical exercises involving system or program specification, coding and testing. You will always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Docklands Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||64 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MM|
For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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