Home / Course

COURSE

BSc (Hons) Computing with Foundation Year Entry

Foundation Entry • Level 3

BSc (Hons) Computing with Foundation Year Entry

Foundation Entry • Level 3

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA5625

UCAS CodeCS05

Study ModeFull-time.

DurationThis course lasts one year.

Awarded ByThis course is awarded by Buckinghamshire New University.

Have a question? Get in touch!

Or call us on 01282 733373

About the course

The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.
During your first year, we will help you identify what employers are looking for from their future recruits, including practical and transferable skills, personal qualities and business awareness. This new knowledge will lay an excellent foundation for you when you graduate, enabling you to present yourself effectively to employers using a CV, application form and during interviews.
We will also encourage you to develop your entrepreneurial skills. We’ll show you how to formulate a plan for a new idea or product, showing who your customers are and how their needs will be met. You’ll also learn how to pitch your ideas in a range of ways.
Other modules in the Foundation Year include Computing Essentials, covering web design and mobile apps, networking and programming, and also Digital Media which will give you the basic processing skills needed to manage content such as images, animations and audio.

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA5625

UCAS CodeCS05

Study ModeFull-time.

DurationThis course lasts one year.

CostQuestion tooltip icon

Awarded ByThis course is awarded by Buckinghamshire New University.

Cost Information

Years 1, 2 and 3 (delivered at Burnley College): The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2020/21 for UK students is £9000 per year. The standard full time tuition fee for the Foundation year for this course in 2020/21 is £6000.

Entry requirements

Our typical offer is 32-56 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies, are welcome and these applicants will be interviewed.

Modules

There are a total of five modules you will complete in your Foundation Year. These have been structured to give you an overview of Computing and Games Development skills required for your next steps as well as essential skills needed for further study. These include three units that provide an introduction to your subject, and two units designed to develop your academic and study skills that you’ll need for degree-level study. The five modules in the Foundation year are: Inquiry and Research Skills; Digital Media; Computing Essentials; Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity; Preparing for Success Self-development and Responsibility.

Assessment

We use a range of teaching methods during your Foundation Year, depending on the modules that are being taught. This involves a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical workshops, laboratory sessions as well as online learning where appropriate. You will also spend some time each week on independent study. Your Foundation Year will be assessed by a mixture of research reports, practical, software based coursework and formal examinations. Frequent progress checks will be inplace and discussed with you throughout the course with your tutors.

Careers & Progression

This course forms the foundation to progressing onto our two related degree courses at Burnley College. These are our BSc (Hons) Computing and BSc (Hons) Game Development programmes, allowing you to directly transfer onto one of these courses after successfully completing your Foundation Year, as you develop your areas of interest.

Additional Details

Equipment Supplied

The college has a number of Windows PC-based computer suites installed with all the required software that can be used for all aspects of the course.

Extra curricular activities

During the course learners will get the opportunity to make appropriate educational visits which will complement many of the modules of study in the Foundation Year. A richer experience and understanding of the field of Computing will be gained enabling an insight into the practical uses of Computing.

Have a question? Get in touch!

Or call us on 01282 733373