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A foundation year will prepare students to complete their more advanced degree curriculum. With required courses, students get a good idea of what life will be like when they are accepted into their degree program and begin to pursue their dreams.

The incorporation of technology into modern society has often been the cause of political and philosophical debate. The main concern is whether technology truly helps or harms humanity. Some argue that overuse of technology is harmful to the environment, while others believe it is a necessary facet of human development.

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City University of London

Preparation for undergraduate degrees in computer science, business computing systems and games technology. The International Foundation combines academic study, intensiv ... [+]

Academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the first year of a university degree in areas such as computer science, business computing systems and games technology.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme? guaranteed university placement for all successful students access to City, University of London support and facilities multiple start dates

There are two course options available:

International Foundation (3 terms) – this is the standard option Extended International Foundation (4 terms) – this option features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support Where does it take me? ... [-]
United Kingdom London
January 2020
Full-time
6 - 12 months
Campus
University of Exeter

Offering direct entry into the first year of a university degree in a range of subjects such as engineering, mathematics, applied geology, renewable energy and physics. ... [+]

Offering direct entry into the first year of a university degree in a range of subjects such as engineering, mathematics, applied geology, renewable energy and physics.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme? guaranteed university placement for all successful students a campus based programme with access to university facilities multiple start dates

There are two course options available:

International Foundation (3 terms) – this is the standard option Extended International Foundation (4 terms) – this option features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support Where will it take me?

Our progression guarantee:

We guarantee to find you a place to study on an appropriate degree and university if you successfully complete your International Foundation programme, follow professional advice offered by INTO staff and meet minimum attendance requirements.... [-]

United Kingdom Exeter
October 2019
Full-time
9 - 12 months
Campus
University of Stirling

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects including Biological Sciences, Computing, Mathematics, and Software Engineering ... [+]

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects including Biological Sciences, Computing, Mathematics, and Software Engineering at the University of Stirling. With this pathway, you'll also have the opportunity to progress to one of eight other leading Scottish universities - if you choose this option, you may progress to Year 1 or Year 2 of your degree, depending on the university you choose.

Course features A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree. Study academic modules that reflect the first year of your chosen degree. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students - find out more about our money back guarantee. Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers. You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to the studying in the UK. Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you. Key course facts Course length: 3-4 Terms Start dates: 2018: September; 2019: January, June, September; 2020: January Fees: From £15,075 Class hours: 21 hours per week on average Class size: 16 Class duration: English classes per week: 6 hours Subject module classes per week: 15 hours Average total per week: 21 hours ... [-]
United Kingdom Stirling
June 2019
Full-time
9 - 12 months
Campus
ICP International College Portsmouth

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. ... [+]

Undergraduate Pathway in Computing

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 benefits from small class sizes.

Pathways at the University of Portsmouth

Stage 1: University Foundation

Location

ICP at the University of Portsmouth

Modules

ICT Skills Mathematics for Science and Computing Engineering Principles 1 Business Studies Research Method, Critical Thinking & Expression Programming Concepts Numerical Techniques 2 (Technical Steam) or Business Management (Business Stream) Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 3 Degree awards from the University of Portsmouth BSc (Hons) Computer Science BSc (Hons) Computing BSc (Hons) Software Engineering BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Forensic Computing ... [-]
United Kingdom Portsmouth
September 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
Middlesex University Mauritius

Our foundation programme gives you the best possible chance of entry to a degree course at Middlesex University. We teach in small, specialised classes and provide dedica ... [+]

Our foundation programme gives you the best possible chance of entry to a degree course at Middlesex University. We teach in small, specialised classes and provide dedicated individual support to prepare you for undergraduate-level study. The course also includes an introduction to the degree courses offered at Middlesex Mauritius.

The International Foundation Programme is a one-year streamlined course based on four modules, with a focus on a core theme. The core theme is set at the start of the course and is based on a real-world scenario. Classes are taught by specialist subject lecturers from across the University.

The course will:

Develop your study skills and give you the best chance of academic success Improve your English and develop your academic language skills Familiarise you with the culture of Middlesex University and the British education system Develop your confidence and independent learning skills Give you automatic progression onto a Middlesex degree courses upon successful completion of the course. Modules ... [-]
Mauritius Vacoas-Phoenix
February 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Kent - International Pathway Programmes

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 ... [+]

International Foundation Programme (Computer Science) - Credit

The Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) is primarily designed for international students, allowing them to develop their academic knowledge and skills and, if required, their English language ability, for entry to undergraduate study at university.

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.

Overview

The programme, on offer at the University of Kent for over 25 years, takes place on the Canterbury campus and students are full members of the University with access to University accommodation and all academic, welfare, social and sport facilities on campus. With academic subject modules and academic skills 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.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
The UK College of Business and Computing (UKCBC)

Our applied foundations in IT (BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in IT), awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, offers you a strong foundation to ... [+]

Overview

Our applied foundations in IT (BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in IT), awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, offers you a strong foundation to progress to higher qualifications in IT and management. The vocational qualification has been designed with the guidance of employers, representatives from professional bodies and higher education.

This is a perfect foundations programme for students with no knowledge of IT and for those who would like to pursue a rewarding career in the IT industry.

The course aims to provide you with an engaging and stimulating syllabus that balances your future professional needs alongside your academic progression. Some of the topics covered include website development, data modelling and IT service delivery. The course’s broad scope will leave you with many options upon graduating.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Dubai
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
South Eastern Regional College

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

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. Typically, weekly contact hours are scheduled for a minimum of 17 hours per week per semester. Student workload usually includes 2 to 5 assessments (which may contain a combination of coursework, class tests, practical assessments and/or examination) per module. The Foundation Degree also provides students with an opportunity to undertake a structured work-based learning placement within the computing industry during the final year of the programme. The teaching team consists of highly qualified staff with valuable industrial experience. Our staff are regularly trained to keep up-to-date with the changing needs of industry.... [-]

United Kingdom Lisburn Bangor Downpatrick
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Harbour Space

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 deg ... [+]

This program is taught in ENGLISH. Anyone who lacks the strong math foundation they need for a career in tech, but is eager to learn has a home in our foundational course. Students acquire all the basic tools they need to continue studies in Computer Science, Data Science or Cyber Security. Graduating MSL means opening the doors to apply for a place at Harbour.Space University and any other top-rate tech university in the world.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

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. Applicants who wish to acquire math skills in order to pursue studies in other elite technical universities at an undergraduate or graduate levels are also invited to apply to MSL. The foundational course gives students all the essential mathematical knowledge in programming, geometry, algebra, calculus and algorithms they need to develop their skills in technology.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Cavendish University 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 y ... [+]

Foundation

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.

The Foundation Program is intended for students who have successfully completed the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent but didn’t attain sufficiently high grades to enroll for Diploma or Degree programs. It’s also intended for students from countries whose secondary school qualifications are not considered equivalent to UACE. The Courses emphasize general principles and application.

Career objective ... [-]
Uganda Kampala
May 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales

Your educational journey will see you acquiring a solid basis in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics, as well as skills such as critical thinking, writing, publi ... [+]

This one-year foundation programme provides students a solid platform for further studies at the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics or the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences. Students of this programme not only acquire solid basics in the core of Science subjects but are empowered by other relevant skills such as critical thinking, public speaking and presentation techniques. On top of that, students will be given plenty of hands-on experience, essential for any student who wishes to excel in the science fields.

Laboratory Facilities Students will have access to the well-equipped science laboratories at Centre for Foundation Studies in Science (PASUM), the University of Malaya to conduct their practical class.... [-]

Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
May 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
London South Bank University

This Computing Extended Degree course is offered full-time and is ideal for mature students wanting a career in IT. ... [+]

Get into IT

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for a degree course but have the experience, maturity, and determination to succeed in a computing career, this course is for you. This isn’t a freestanding degree. Think of it as the first year in a four- year period of studying that will lead you to a BSc (Hons) in Computing or another related course.

We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2019.

Why study Computing at LSBU? Flexible framework: part of an Information Technology framework, designed to give the opportunity for specialization to suit career aspirations. We’re professionally recognized for full exemption from British Computer Society examinations. Our staff is experts, with a wide network of contacts. Specialist labs and industry-standard software mean you get the practical digital skills that employers value. Key course information - ordered by mode Mode Duration Start Date Location Full-time 4 years September Southwark Campus Modules ... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Lancaster University Ghana

Lancaster University Ghana's Foundation (FDN) Programme is a programme specifically designed by TransNational Education. It uses a unique curriculum developed for studen ... [+]

Lancaster University Ghana's Foundation (FDN) Programme is a programme specifically designed by TransNational Education. It uses a unique curriculum developed for students with partial requirements for direct entry into undergraduate programmes. The Foundation Programme establishes a pathway for students wishing to gain entry into undergraduate programmes at Lancaster University UK or Lancaster University Ghana. This programme developed by TNE helps them create a smooth transition from secondary school into university.

Course Overview

The Foundation Programme comprises three terms of 10 weeks’ teaching, one assessment week and a study break over each of the trimesters. The units taught in this program are conducted in English without any prerequisites, and students can take up to four units per term. The class duration for each unit is 2 hours per day, five days a week. Each session includes an insightful lecture and an interactive tutorial. The programme consists of seven compulsory common units and two major specific units. Foundation Routes In order to pave the way for students’ undergraduate studies at the university, the Foundation Programme at Lancaster University Ghana offers three routes or majors. The courses are: - Business (Accounting and Finance, Economics & Int' Relations, Business Studies & Marketing) - I.T. (Computer Science) - Law and Social Sciences (Law, Politics & Int' Relations and Psychology) These Foundation courses include units that focus on content useful and relevant to chosen undergraduate studies at the university. Practical projects are designed around each of these routes and incorporated in two of the three trimesters.... [-]

Ghana Accra
September 2019
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
The Manchester College

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 caree ... [+]

What's the Computer Network Management Foundation Degree (FdSc) - Validated by the University of Salford course about?

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. It is also designed to promote and develop a broad range of skills, personal qualities and approaches that will provide a platform for further study, successful career advancement and lifelong learning.

The course is suitable for people already working in networking, who want to develop their skills and gain a higher-level qualification, or those wanting to begin a career in this field. Students have the opportunity to gain vendor certifications in industry standard products, for example, Microsoft (Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional:Server Administration) and CISCO (CISCO Certified Network Associate). They develop practical skills in network administration within the infrastructure, implementation of Active directory and troubleshooting, and in the use of Windows 2008 Enterprise edition operating system and CISCO multilayer switches and routers. There are also units that develop personal effectiveness and employment skills and a key feature of the course is work-related learning. ... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Poltava University Of Economics And Trade

Foundation Course is designed for international students who want to acquire communication skills necessary for effective integration into Ukrainian educational environme ... [+]

Foundation Course is designed for international students who want to acquire communication skills necessary for effective integration into Ukrainian educational environment and gain knowledge of basic disciplines (physics, mathematics, biology, che­mistry, geography, informatics, fundamentals of economics) necessary for successful enrollment and study in Ukraine. International students often use this course as a foundation year to study abroad – this is an alternative pathway to ordinary enrollment to undergraduate course.

Students can study at one of 5-University departments:

economical IT bio- and food technologies (medical) hotel and restaurant business (tourism) linguistic (foundation course in English) ... [-]
Ukraine Poltava
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
10 months
Campus
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