The foundation year (Year 0) is carefully designed to provide the subject specific knowledge and the academic study skills that are essential for success. In this first year of your programme you will be introduced to the major aspects of computing systems and programming, alongside other modules such as: Mathematical Functional Skills Essentials and English Academic Skills.
In Year 1, you will acquire an understanding of the core principles in a range of computing Technologies. Example modules for Year 1 include: Web Development, Maths and Algorithms, Object Orientated Programming, Systems Analysis and Design, Data Modelling and SQL Language, and Data Communications and Network Routing.
In Year 2, you will you will be introduced to mobile technologies, further aspects of networking, UX design, cloud computing, the foundations of computer security and data analytics. Example modules studied in Year 2 include: Mobile App Design and Development, User Experience Design, Network Design and Troubleshooting, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics and Web Application Security.
In your final year, you will be given the opportunity to conduct a substantial piece of independent research and development work using appropriate software engineering process models. Modules studied in your final year are likely to include: Dissertation (Major Computing Project), Cyber Security, Project Management and Professional Issues, Data Science, and Designing and Developing Products for the Internet of Everything (IoE).
You will be taught through a range of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars, workshops and labs, around 12 hours per week. You are also expected to engage in independent study, around 35-38 hours a week.
You will be assessed via coursework (both individual and group), class tests, practical assessments and exams.
To prepare you for your lectures and seminars, you will have access to our online learning portal, Moodle, where you can access course information, content and your weekly reading lists.
Location: London – Birmingham – Manchester
Study Mode: Daytime – Evening and weekend – Fulltime – 3 Year
Strat Dates: September
Tuition fees 2019/20: UK/EU – £9,250 International – £10,000