There is a strong emphasis on developing learning skills and approaches in preparation for higher education study in the UK in order that students who graduate from our programme are well equipped with the skills and attributes required for degree level study.
In the first part of the foundation programme in Computer Science, there is a focus on improving academic, mathematical and language skills as well as introductory modules to computer systems and programming. In the second and third parts of the course, the main focus is on the three depth modules of computing, further mathematics and business studies.
The computer science module covers a wide range of topics including programming, databases, networks and web development. The course is practically based with a strong emphasis on applying to learn to real-life situations in different fields. Students also have the opportunity to complete a project which allows for more in-depth study of a chosen topic and helps to develop research and analytical skills which are so important in order to succeed at a higher academic level.
Further Mathematics is an essential topic for students wishing to apply for computer-related degree courses and this module provides a sure foundation for later studies in these fields.
The Physics component of the programme is divided into Core Physics and Further Physics. The aim of these modules is to develop knowledge and understanding as well as an appreciation of the applications of physics and their importance to different fields of human activity. In Further Physics modules, there is also an emphasis on the development of skills in designing and executing experiments.
The university foundation programme in Computer Science is taught by tutors with a passion for their subject and have, in many cases, practical experience in different business and computing industries. IFG will provide you with thorough preparation for your degree level studies and also an insight into the career options available after you have graduated.