Northumbria University Newcastle - Computing and Information Technology Foundation Year

Northumbria University Newcastle

Computing and Information Technology Foundation Year

The Computing and Information Technology Foundation Year offers a wide-ranging and rigorous introduction to the various facets of computing and information science and gives you the experience to make an informed decision about which degree course to study.

From day one, you will be immersed in an exciting, innovative environment where you will develop your theoretical and technical knowledge and skills which will be directly relatable to your future career.

The modules will provide you with a solid introduction to information technology, information systems and computing, and students who successfully complete the course can progress onto the following degree courses:

BSc (Hons) Computer Science
BSc (Hons) Artificial Intelligence
BSc (Hons) Data Science
BSc (Hons) Games Computing
BSc (Hons) Networks and Cyber Security
BSc (Hons) Business Computing

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

80 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

We place a real emphasis on developing the transferable skills that will open doors to a range of careers. These include communication, analytical and problem solving skills, technical skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared to progress onto a full degree course. 

Course Details

On this course, you will learn through a mix of formal taught sessions and guided independent research. You will experience a wide range of learning opportunities in a stimulating, challenging, and dynamic learning environment and you will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical sessions.

You will be expected to play an active role in seminars and workshops as part of your learning and development and be encouraged to develop independent learning skills and techniques. You will have the opportunity to research topics independently and in small groups to deepen your learning and understanding and you will be taught the skills to communicate the findings of your research and investigations in a number of ways.

Foundation Year

Personal, Academic and Skills Development (Core,20 Credits)
Digital Technologies (Core,20 Credits)
Introduction to Information Systems (Core,20 Credits)
Code wrangling for beginners (Core,20 Credits)
Exploring the Digital Society (Core,20 Credits)
Digital Society Case Study (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Computer and Information Sciences (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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