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A preparatory year, also known as a foundation year, is a program that prepares students for entry into college. It is designed for students who feel they are not prepared for the challenges that college presents, and it introduces individuals to a variety of different subjects. Students may be wondering, what is a Preparatory Year in Technology Studies? This program is designed for students who a… Read more

A preparatory year, also known as a foundation year, is a program that prepares students for entry into college. It is designed for students who feel they are not prepared for the challenges that college presents, and it introduces individuals to a variety of different subjects.

Students may be wondering, what is a Preparatory Year in Technology Studies? This program is designed for students who are interested in different areas of technology and would like to explore them more. Each curriculum is different. Some focus on technology in general, while others spend more time on a specific area such as multimedia, engineering, or information technology. Using the computer is a big part of the year, although multimedia projects and classroom discussions may be used as well.

There are a number of benefits to finishing a preparatory year. Students can ease into the rigorous curriculum that many university courses present while building personal strengths. They also build up study habits while earning college credit.

The costs related to a preparatory year will vary from one school to another. The location of the school and specific program requirements are the biggest factors. Students should get in touch with the schools they are interested in to find out what tuition and fees will be involved.

A preparatory year is a stepping stone to a career in technology. Once a degree is earned, graduates can choose from a variety of career opportunities. Some examples of future professions may include programmer, software trainer, web applications developer, systems analyst, or technical support. Hiring organizations could be media companies, engineering companies, or software businesses. Graduates may also choose to further their education and specialize in nanotechnology, biotechnology, or engineering.

You can start your technology education right away. 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

This program is recommended for future students who want to build a firm basis for their further studies in the BSc program of Computer Science. Students who get admitted to C ... +

This program is recommended for future students who want to build a firm basis for their further studies in the BSc program of Computer Science. Students who get admitted to Computer Science BSc but cannot reach the minimum level in the entrance examination will also be redirected to our Preliminary Course. -
Preparatory Programs
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
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
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
 
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 Leicester Global Study Centre
Leicester, United Kingdom

On this programme, you will enter the International Foundation Year and are guaranteed progression to the first year of your chosen degree (if you meet the required criteria). ... +

On this programme, you will enter the International Foundation Year and are guaranteed progression to the first year of your chosen degree (if you meet the required criteria). Teaching takes place in the Global Study Centre (GSC) using dedicated lecturers who know the strengths and weaknesses of each student. -
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
 
Poltava University Of Economics And Trade
Poltava, Ukraine

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

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. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
10 months
English, Russian, Chinese, Ukrainian
Campus
Online
 
The UK College of Business and Computing (UKCBC)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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 progr ... +

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. -
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