Foundation Year Programs in Computer Science

A foundation year gives students an opportunity to learn about a degree program in which they’re interested, but not yet ready or qualified to enter. They may be seeking credits for eligibility or simply exploring a program to decide if they want to pursue it. They may receive some sort of accreditation for completing foundation year studies. What is a foundation year in computer science? A… Read more

A foundation year gives students an opportunity to learn about a degree program in which they’re interested, but not yet ready or qualified to enter. They may be seeking credits for eligibility or simply exploring a program to decide if they want to pursue it. They may receive some sort of accreditation for completing foundation year studies.

What is a foundation year in computer science? A computer science foundation year introduces students to the field and can include courses such as programming fundamentals, program design, software testing, electronics, and computer-related mathematics. A foundation year is typically intended to provide the prerequisites that enable students to move on to further studies, usually undergraduate degree coursework. Some programs may also offer certifications that prepare students for entry-level employment.

A computer science foundation year can prepare students to move to further computer science coursework or possibly for entry-level employment. It can also hone critical thinking skills that are useful in many areas of life.

The cost of a computer science foundation year can vary. There are many programs available and students enter these programs with different needs. Interested students should research several programs and choose one that best fits their needs and budget.

Students who complete a foundation year in computer science can generally look forward to a successful career. Computer science is a strong industry right now and is expected to remain so for at least the next decade. Computer science graduates are in high demand and can establish careers in many capacities, including programming, information technology, and cybersecurity. Nearly every industry needs computer science people, and starting salaries are typically excellent.

A foundation year in computer science can prepare students to pursue undergraduate degree in computer science or possible employment. If you’re interested in learning more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling the lead form.

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Harbour Space
Barcelona, Spain

If your Math level is not sufficient, you can first join our intensive, one year preparatory Math as a Second Language (MSL) course before starting the math-intensive degree s ... +

If your Math level is not sufficient, you can first join our intensive, one year preparatory Math as a Second Language (MSL) course before starting the math-intensive degree studies. After successful completion of MSL students are granted an automatic right to enter all math intensive degrees at Harbour.Space. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

The goal of the Computer Science MSc program is to train Computer Scientist with a professional knowledge-based on solid theoretical background knowledge. The job of a Compute ... +

The goal of the Computer Science MSc program is to train Computer Scientist with a professional knowledge-based on solid theoretical background knowledge. The job of a Computer Scientist synthesizes the constructive activity of engineers with the general problem-solving attitude of mathematicians while participating in teams of large-scale projects. Students of the Foundation Year learn the methodologies as well as the programming languages and tools used in software development. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
07 Sep 2020
30 Apr 2020
Campus
 
ICP International College Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Students can enter at Stage 1 (University Foundation) and are guaranteed progression to the first year of a relevant degree, providing that progression criteria are met. Stage ... +

Students can enter at Stage 1 (University Foundation) and are guaranteed progression to the first year of a relevant degree, providing that progression criteria are met. Stage 1 takes place in ICP using dedicated lecturers and benefit from small class sizes. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
University of Northampton International College
Northampton, United Kingdom

The internet, web and social media are vital to our personal and business lives. The pace of technological advancement means the need for skilled and qualified Business Comput ... +

The internet, web and social media are vital to our personal and business lives. The pace of technological advancement means the need for skilled and qualified Business Computing graduates are in high demand within the modern-day business. This fantastic undergraduate pathway has a very practical focus and gives students the opportunity to learn a range of developmental tools. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Lancaster Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany

International Foundation Year is designed for students who either do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry (English level, school qualifications, etc.) or would lik ... +

International Foundation Year is designed for students who either do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry (English level, school qualifications, etc.) or would like to gain additional subject or academic skills confidence prior to the start of their degree course. International Foundation in Computer Science provides an introduction to the IT world and guarantees progression onto BSc (Hons) Computer Science or BSc (Hons) Software Engineering (subject to meeting the required criteria). -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
28 Sep 2020
Campus
 
The Manchester College
Manchester, United Kingdom

This course has been developed in partnership with Cisco and Microsoft to equip students with the skills and knowledge employers need for a range of professional IT careers re ... +

This course has been developed in partnership with Cisco and Microsoft to equip students with the skills and knowledge employers need for a range of professional IT careers related to networking. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 years
Campus
 
University of Kent - International Pathway Programmes
Canterbury, United Kingdom

With academic subject modules modules taught by highly qualified University of Kent tutors, the Computer Science IFP leads to a range of degree programmes in the School of Com ... +

With academic subject modules modules taught by highly qualified University of Kent tutors, the Computer Science IFP leads to a range of degree programmes in the School of Computing (Technology Studies) and the School of Engineering and Digital Arts (Engineering Studies), including: Business Information Technology Computer Science Computer Systems Engineering -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Concorde International
Canterbury, United Kingdom +1 More

On successful completion of our International Foundation Year in Business or IT/Computing, students can study BA or BSc degrees in diverse areas

On successful completion of our International Foundation Year in Business or IT/Computing, students can study BA or BSc degrees in diverse areas -
Foundation Year
Full-time
22 weeks
Campus
 
Cavendish University Uganda
Kampala, Uganda

Lay the foundation for your degree with the Cavendish University Uganda’s Foundation Program. Gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills to keep you a step ahead of your p ... +

Lay the foundation for your degree with the Cavendish University Uganda’s Foundation Program. Gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills to keep you a step ahead of your peers as you begin your journey to success. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
South Eastern Regional College
Lisburn, United Kingdom +2 More

This Foundation Degree covers a range of IT related topics including computer systems, programming, database development with SQL Server, web technologies, mobile application ... +

This Foundation Degree covers a range of IT related topics including computer systems, programming, database development with SQL Server, web technologies, mobile application development and software application testing. The Foundation Degree in Computing aims to develop industry current skills to ensure that the future needs of the IT sector are fully met. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Northampton International College
Northampton, United Kingdom

As technology advances and our reliance on computers in and outside of work increases, so does our need for highly skilled computing professionals. Our Computing, Engineering ... +

As technology advances and our reliance on computers in and outside of work increases, so does our need for highly skilled computing professionals. Our Computing, Engineering and Technology Foundation at UNIC will equip you with all the skills needed to be successful in your University degree studies. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
The Manchester College
Manchester, United Kingdom

The course teaches students to develop an understanding of how computing relates to different aspects of modern business.

The course teaches students to develop an understanding of how computing relates to different aspects of modern business. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 years
Campus
 
The Manchester College
Manchester, United Kingdom

In addition to the highly technical and specialist skills within the foundation degree, business awareness skills are also taught, at the request of employers involved in the ... +

In addition to the highly technical and specialist skills within the foundation degree, business awareness skills are also taught, at the request of employers involved in the design of the programme. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 years
Campus