International Foundation for Computer Science

International Foundation for Computer Science

Develop broad range of computer science skills.

Develop broad range of computer science skills.

Entry: May 2022, September 2022

1 or 2 semester route
Bognor Regis Campus
    computer science student using computer

    Overview

    The International Foundation for Computing can be undertaken as a single semester 4 module provision, or as a two semester 8 module provision.  Whether a student takes the single semester or two semester variant is dependent upon their prior educational attainment.  International Foundation for Computing feeds into International Year One Computing.

    Both the foundation and year one elements of the programme operate at Level 4, and successful completion of the International Foundation Year and International Year One component of the programme enables students to progress their studies at Level 5 BSc (Hons) Computer Science.

    Students will have opportunities to improve their English for academic purposes and enhance their English language proficiency in a supportive environment as they adapt to university life in a different culture.

    In addition, the programme is designed to equip students with the digital skills to fully participate in modern university academic programmes.

    After successful completion of your Foundation Year, you are guaranteed automatic progression into the 3-year degree programme in your chosen subject pathway, all on a single visa.

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    Teaching and Assessment

    How you will learn

    The material is delivered through a combination of formal face-to-face lectures and online resources such as pre-recorded lectures and videos.  Contact hours are apportioned 1:1 in respect of lectures to tutorials or workshops.

    The module will be interactive and practical, and the skills acquired will be underpinned by a theoretical framework.

    All material is delivered and supported in small groups (typically 15 students). Tutorials and workshops are interactive and provide opportunities for formative feedback in a supportive learning environment.

    Assessments are comprised of a combination of coursework, project work, and written examinations.

    The International Foundation programme has been designed to ensure that the articulation of students from their pathway onto their chosen degree programme is underpinned by University of Chichester’s robust quality assurance measures and the relevant QAA subject benchmarks.

    The Course

    What will you study

    Throughout this course, you will study a variety of modules including:

    • Skills for Success in Higher Education
    • English for Academic Purposes
    • Academic Integrity and Writing
    • Mathematics for Engineering and Computer Science
    • Interpersonal Communications
    • Principles of Programming
    • Critical Thinking
    • Physics in Context (Elective)
    • Applied Digital Skills (Elective)

    This list is indicative and subject to change.

    Facilities

    Study in a world-class facilities

    Where Can This Take You

    After successful completion of your Foundation Year, you are guaranteed automatic progression into the 3-year degree programme in your chosen subject pathway, all on a single visa.

    This course will enable international students to proceed onto the following undergraduate programmes:

    • BSc (Hons) Computer Science

    Course Costs

    Course Fees 2022/23

    One semester fee
    £6,950
    Two semester fee
    £13,900

    For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fees page.

    For further details about international scholarships, please see our Scholarships page.

    Entry Requirements

    One semester:
    • 5 GCSE passes at grades 9-6, or equivalent
    • Applicants will also need to meet the minimum English language requirement of an IELTS score of 5.5 overall with no component below 5.5, or an equivalent recognised test at B2 CEFR

     

    Two semester:
    • 5 GCSE passes at grades 9-3, or equivalent
    • Applicants will also need to meet the minimum English language requirement of an IELTS score of 5.5 overall with no component below 5.5, or an equivalent recognised test at B2 CEFR

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