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Computer Science with Integrated Foundation Year

University of Sunderland
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Sunderland
English

Program description

Computer Science with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BSc (Hons) Computer Science course, with an integrated foundation year. Study the fundamentals of computer science and systems administration. Design and develop for web, multimedia and mobile platforms. Challenge your creativity and technical skills with a series of challenging, hands-on practical projects.

This interesting and challenging course combines hands-on development with the theories behind how and why computers work as they do. You will have full access to the University’s outstanding IT facilities, which include specialist networking laboratories. We provide professional-level developer software and advanced hardware through accreditations with Cisco and other major companies.

Topics include programming, software development, database systems, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and Cybersecurity.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements are provided for guidance only and we may offer you an entrance interview which will help us determine your eligibility for your chosen degree. This enables us to consider making you an offer if you are perhaps a mature student who has been out of education for a period of time, or you have gained significant knowledge and skills through employment rather than traditional education.

Eligible entry qualifications:

1. Normally a minimum of three Level 2 qualifications (NVQ, GCSE or equivalent), including Maths and English at grade C or above** and a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A or AS Levels, BTEC certificates/diplomas, access courses or equivalent)

OR

2. Demonstrable evidence of appropriate knowledge and skills acquired from at least three years of post-school work experience.

If you are unsure of whether you think you might be suitable for the course, please contact us!

English language Requirements

We accept a wide range of English language qualifications. The standard of English language required varies between courses so please check each course page carefully.

If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. After 6 April 2015, you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website.

Pearson Test of English Academic

You need an overall score of 56 with no less than 51 in each skill.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

You need grade C or above.

Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE)

You need grade C or above.

O-Level English Language or GCSE English Language

You need grade C or above (UK Exam board).

Malaysian SPM 1119

You need grade 6 or above (only grades 1, 2 or 3 are acceptable for Law).

Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II

You need Merit or Distinction

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Foundation Year

The Computing Integrated Foundation Year includes five modules:

  • Essential Study Skills
  • Maths
  • Foundation module
  • Project
  • Subject Specialism

Year 1 (national level 4):

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Software Development
  • Web Applications and Data Management
  • Computer Systems and Networks
  • Computational Thinking

Year 2 (national level 5):

  • Personalised Skills Development
  • Software Enterprise Project
  • Intermediate Software Development
  • Advanced Software Development
  • Database Systems Development
  • Internet of Things

Year 3:

  • Industrial placement (optional)

Final year (national level 6)

Core modules:

  • Computing Project
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Advanced Cyber Security

Optional modules (choose two):

  • Android Mobile Development
  • Advanced Data Technologies
  • Software Enterprise
  • Students into Schools
  • User Experience Design

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, Please visit university website for more information.

Tuition fees

The annual fee for this course is £9,250 if you are from the UK/Ireland/EU settled/pre-settled.

Career opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to become web programmers, IT managers, information analysts and software developers. Employers that have taken on our graduates include Sage, British Airways and the NHS. Other graduates have started their own businesses or become software contractors earning over £50,000 a year.

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University of Sunderland

Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road
SR1 3SD Sunderland

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