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Preparatory Year Programs in Computer Science

A preparatory course is often used to help college-bound students increase their scholastic opportunities during high school. These programs are especially helpful for students whose high school academic opportunities don’t match the stringent requirements for competitive universities. What are preparatory programs in computer science? The courses involved in completing this path may introdu… Read more

A preparatory course is often used to help college-bound students increase their scholastic opportunities during high school. These programs are especially helpful for students whose high school academic opportunities don’t match the stringent requirements for competitive universities.

What are preparatory programs in computer science? The courses involved in completing this path may introduce high school students to the academic study and challenges of college. The field of computer science includes a study of the growth of technological development. Classes may include an introduction to computation or coding, mathematics, electronics, the mechanics of electricity and optics, computer architecture, or operating systems. Topics may include the use of algorithms to interpret and process information. Coursework may also involve programming in WEB, Java and C .

As students leave their preparatory programs, they tend to have developed improved college research skills and better time management skills. Some students may find that their math and organization skills have led to improved budgeting habits or that their understanding of software and operating systems has led to fewer problems with malware and viruses.

The costs of participation in preparatory programs may be affected by factors such as the universities offering the courses, any financial resources available in the community and eligibility requirements. Interested students should research their possibilities by contacting prospective universities or colleges directly.

A preparatory program doesn’t result in a traditional college degree, but it could open many doors in the computer science industry. Some options may include internship positions with research and development agencies or assistant positions for a professor. With enough evidence of their skills and abilities, graduates from preparatory programs may be able to move directly into jobs as a computer scientist or engineer, computer systems analyst, software engineer, data science researcher, or computer programmer.

These programs are available in many areas around the world. Some of the preparatory courses may be available on a distance learning or online platform. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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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
Feb 2022
Campus
 
Junia Graduate School of Engineering
Lille, France +2 More

Junia HEI and Junia ISEN offer students the opportunity to join their international preparatory cycle. The program is open to both French and international candidates followin ... +

Junia HEI and Junia ISEN offer students the opportunity to join their international preparatory cycle. The program is open to both French and international candidates following successful completion of their high school diploma. Classes are in English: sciences, soft skills, and project management, with more computer science and mechanics options introduced in the second year. The pathway gives the option of a third-year outside France at one of our partner universities, such as Coventry University, and the opportunity to obtain an undergraduate degree or diploma. Students return to France for their fourth year at Junia HEI or Junia ISEN to earn their Master’s in Engineering. Students also have the option of staying in France during their third year if they prefer. -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
3 years
English
Nov 2021
Campus
 
Arden University
Coventry, United Kingdom

Arden’s BA (Hons) Business & Computing degree is available to study with a fully integrated, supportive foundation year. The foundation year equips you with academic skill ... +

Arden’s BA (Hons) Business & Computing degree is available to study with a fully integrated, supportive foundation year. The foundation year equips you with academic skills to succeed on your full undergraduate degree in business and computing, including basic numeracy and research skills, as well as IT and business topics. In this computing course, you’ll study computer technology, information systems and the business environment, which apply to a range of sectors. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 12 years
English
Nov 2021
Online
 

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Harbour.Space University
Barcelona, Spain +1 More

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
 
Stars International University
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

This Level 3 qualification award is a full-time one-year bridging program taking international students from 12 years of high school education and preparing them for their und ... +

This Level 3 qualification award is a full-time one-year bridging program taking international students from 12 years of high school education and preparing them for their undergraduate entry. All unit content is drawn from the (UK) national program of study for their A-level counterparts and assessed at a Level 3 standard. The assessment is highly controlled whereby NCC Education produces all the assessment and marking schemes, with examinations marked by NCC Education in the UK (and that would include all the science units) whilst assignments are marked by the centre and moderated by NCC Education staff again here in the UK. L3IFDHES is designed for international students who have studied usually in a 12-grade system and who need to complete extra study to meet the UK’s Higher Education entry requirements. The L3IFDHES prepares students linguistically and socio-culturally in areas such as the English language, Computing, Business, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics to enter the first year of a United Kingdom degree course. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Heriot-Watt University Dubai
Academic City, United Arab Emirates

This programme is designed to provide students with a pathway into an undergraduate degree in Engineering or Computing at the Dubai Campus. It is specifically designed as a fo ... +

This programme is designed to provide students with a pathway into an undergraduate degree in Engineering or Computing at the Dubai Campus. It is specifically designed as a foundation programme that will help students to bridge the gap between their school qualifications and the demands of a university degree. Students who complete the programme successfully will be able to progress directly into the first year of their chosen degree programme. The programme will help students to develop their subject knowledge whilst providing a firm foundation in IT, research and writing skills, academic English, and assessment and examination techniques. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom

One of the largest and best established in the country, our School of Computer Science offers software development, artificial intelligence and robotics, networking and securi ... +

One of the largest and best established in the country, our School of Computer Science offers software development, artificial intelligence and robotics, networking and security, software engineering, business applications, IT strategy and management. You’ll learn from experts, as many of our highly qualified and supportive teams have experience in applying advanced technology in the real world. Our strong links with business will also give you opportunities to work with industry leaders on placements at companies such as Accenture, Apple, Microsoft or GlaxoSmithKline. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
24 Jan 2022
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
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
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
Campus
 
University of Plymouth International College
Plymouth, United Kingdom

Modern life relies on computer networks, and cybersecurity has become an international priority. After completing our Foundation in Computing, you will progress to the Univers ... +

Modern life relies on computer networks, and cybersecurity has become an international priority. After completing our Foundation in Computing, you will progress to the University of Plymouth degree of your choice and train as a creative and resourceful specialist, benefiting from advanced, industry-standard facilities and British Computer Society (BCS) accreditation. -
Foundation Year
English
Campus
 
Bellerbys College
Greenwich, United Kingdom

The UK has a long history as a place of innovation and discovery in the world of computing. Studying our Computing Foundation programme will provide you with all of the skills ... +

The UK has a long history as a place of innovation and discovery in the world of computing. Studying our Computing Foundation programme will provide you with all of the skills, knowledge and understanding you need to progress to undergraduate study. This Foundation is taught at our college in Brighton, in a city famous for its creative spirit and vibrant tech scene. -
Foundation Year
English
 
Fundación Universitaria Católica Lumen Gentium UNICATOLICA
Cali, Colombia

The Software Development Technology program trains ethical professionals, committed to social development; with a systematic approach and skills to apply the software life cyc ... +

The Software Development Technology program trains ethical professionals, committed to social development; with a systematic approach and skills to apply the software life cycle in environments for agile development in web and mobile environments, supported by quality standards for its construction, in a way that responds to the needs of the regional or national context. -
Preparatory Programs
Spanish
Jan 2022
 
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Schnecksville, USA

This program is intended for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university for a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Science.

This program is intended for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university for a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Science. -
Preparatory Programs
English
 
Fulton- Montgomery Community College
Johnstown, USA

Fulton Montgomery (FM) is a College of the State University of New York. Fulton Montgomery graduates will have a solid foundation, working with hardware, software and informat ... +

Fulton Montgomery (FM) is a College of the State University of New York. Fulton Montgomery graduates will have a solid foundation, working with hardware, software and information management. -
Preparatory Programs
English