University of East London

Course Introduction

The Computer Science with Foundation Year programme is perfect if you want a degree in the field, but do not have the standard entry requirements.

The purpose of the extra Foundation year is to prepare you for your Computer Science programme, equipping you with the necessary academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject.

Our course is taught by both leading researchers and industry practitioners who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in this rapidly changing field, ensuring you are up to date with the latest developments.

You will learn the key subjects of the discipline, including software engineering and programming languages, as well as computer systems, computer architecture and data structures.

In addition you will learn about the impact of technology on individuals, organisations and society. With the option of a year’s work placement in industry and a work-based learning module, you will also have the chance to develop your skills and enhance your CV.

Course Modules

Foundation : Academic and Computing Skills (core) Business Information Systems (core) Introduction to Computing (core) Applied Mathematics (core)

Year 1: Information Systems Modelling and Design (Core) Introduction to Software Development (Core) Introduction to Computer Systems and Networks (Core) Introduction to Web Technologies (Core) Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science (Core)

Year 2 : Database Systems (Core) Operating Systems (Core) Computing in Practice (Core) Advanced Programming (Core) Data Structures and Algorithms (Core) Data Communications and Networks (Core) Data Science (Core) Software Engineering Group Project (Core)

Year 3 :Project (Core) Computers and Network Security (Core) Formal Software Engineering Methods (Core) Distributed Systems (Core) Programming Languages (Core) Enterprise Architecture and Mobile Application Development (Optional) Computer Graphics (Core)

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees