What will I learn?

The Foundation Year in Computing and Engineering is offered as an entry route to a computing or design engineering degree for students who don't yet meet the entry requirements for degree-level study. You enrol on a four-year course, which includes the one-year foundation course. During the foundation year you will learn how computers are used by a broad range of people and organisations as well as acquiring fundamental software development skills and knowledge of hardware. You also gain relevant mathematical and statistical skills and develop useful communication skills.

Overview

Learning about computer-based systems can open a lot of different career doors. Our information technology course combines theoretical knowledge with practical experiments to prepare you for the world of work. You’ll have access to a wide range of advanced equipment and software. Our interworking labs come equipped with telecommunication equipment, high-end simulation software, and much more.

A degree in information technology is a great step to a career in the IT field. You can look forward to securing a key role in the IT support sector, IT project development and anywhere else that database and multimedia skills are needed. Past graduates from this course have gained employment with KPMG, IBM, TalkTalk and other prestigious companies.

What will you gain?

You will have the opportunity to put what you've learned to practical use and make valuable industry contacts, especially if you decide to complete a work experience placement in your second year.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a variety of means, including exams, tests, project work (including software and hardware development), practical work, essays, reports, logbooks and other written work, presentations, case studies and problem-solving exercises. We also use less traditional forms of assessment, such as blogs and video stories. Some modules are also partly assessed by vivas.

You will receive regular feedback on your work, and some assessed work will be group work. Literacy and numeracy are important elements of this course. You will be expected to convey ideas in a well-structured and well-written manner, correctly referencing your sources and using material to support arguments and justify decisions. You will also be expected to be able to present information succinctly and analyse quantitative data.

Careers

Our degree prepares you for a wide range of varied careers. As a graduate you will have excellent career prospects and the range of potential employers will be vast across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. There is also the potential to work as a self employed director of your own business. Careers include key roles in the IT support sector, in the wider area of IT project development and wherever practical web, database and multimedia skills are required.

Which department am I in?

Computer Science and Information Technology

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,000.00 (14,34,247) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

October 2022

Venue

Hendon Campus

The Burroughs,

London,

Barnet,

NW4 4BT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have achieved composite score of 23. They must have also completed either High School diploma with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.2 or International Baccalaureate Diploma.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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