Interested in all areas of computing? Not sure which area to specialise in? This course offers a broad training in a variety of IT disciplines and is designed to prepare students for a range of computing positions. If you have strong problem-solving skills and a mind for critical thinking, then a career in computing could be for you.
Working to the standards of Microsoft and Cisco
Throughout this course you will develop significant practical skills, balancing theory with work-related experience. We place a lot of emphasis on industry standards from Microsoft and Cisco, making graduates more desirable to employers seeking computer literate staff.
Understand the diversity of computing
You’ll discover and master IT applications and programming basics as well as networks and web development. We carry out regular and varied assessment tasks, often directly related to industry-relevant problems and during the second year you’ll take on a work-related project. This is an opportunity for students to seek live briefs from clients such as charities, local organisations or within other departments of the University.
This course provides graduates with a strong footing for a career in the IT industry and a great taste of all areas of computing. On completion of the course, graduates have the opportunity to develop their expertise in specialist areas through a conversion course for an honours degree.
UCAS CODE: G405
From business modelling and programming concepts to open source systems and database design, the Computing foundation course at Bucks New University offers a broad understanding of computer and IT disciplines. Graduates will develop skills in all aspects of computing and acquire a variety of transferable skills for the workplace.
A wealth of experience
To ensure that we evolve alongside this fast-moving industry, we invest significantly in both our facilities and experienced staff. Our computing lecturers have in-depth experience working in their respective fields and course material is based on their commercial experience and research activities.
The Computing FDSc is built on a number of professional certification programmes including Microsoft, HP and Cisco, which give graduates with an advantage when entering the jobs market.
This foundation course gives students a good understanding of the various disciplines of IT and computing. Following this course, graduates are able to further their education in specific areas of interest, specialising in areas such as programming and development, network or software engineering.
What are the course entry requirements?
A typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 80. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year; find out more.
Year 1 Modules
- Application Programming
- Business Modelling
- Computer Architectures
- Digital Technologies and Professional Practice
- Programming Concepts
- User Experience (UX)
- Web Development
Year 2 Modules
- Database Design
- Mobile Systems
- Network Systems
- Object Oriented Systems Development
- Open Source Systems
- Software Engineering
- Web Applications
- Work-Related Project
How much does it cost
Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2019-2020: £9,250 per year
Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2020-2021: £9,250 per year
Full Time International, Academic Year 2020-2021: £12,500 per year
Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks