Foundation year in Computing and Engineering

Middlesex University
In London (England)

£ 9,000 - (Rs 7,36,032)
VAT incl.

Important information

  • Foundation degree
  • London (England)
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • When:

The Foundation Year in Computing and Engineering is offered as an entry route to a computing or design engineering degree for students who don't yet meet the entry requirements for degree level study. You enrol on a four year course, which includes the one year foundation course.

If you complete this year successfully you progress directly onto any one of our three year degree courses. The number of students who progress to degree study are very high in fact some of these students have gone on to become some of our most successful graduates.

During the foundation year you learn how computers are used by a broad range of people and organisations as well as acquiring fundamental software development skills and knowledge of hardware. You also gain relevant mathematical and statistical skills and develop useful communication skills.

Important information
What are the course objectives?

The foundation year is for you if:

you do not have the right qualifications for a full degree

you feel you are not yet ready for degree level study

you are returning to study and feel you need some help to get up to speed with the demands of learning before embarking on a degree.

Requirements: Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions Entry onto this course does not require an interview, entrance test, portfolio or audition.


Where and when

Starts Location
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Communication Skills
Communication Training
Skills and Training
Computer Systems
Digital Technology
Analytical skills
mathematical topics

Course programme

You will study four modules over the year. Each module is one year long which means you have the chance to examine topics in depth.

Computing and Digital Technology
The module provides an introduction to some of the fundamental concepts in computing, engineering and networks. Students will learn about the latest developments within computing, both software and hardware, and gain basic understanding of the characteristics and operational behaviour of computer systems and computer communications. The module will assist students in making their degree choice for future careers.

SMART (Students Mastering Academic writing, Research and Technology)
This module provides students with the fundamental written and oral communication skills required to continue studying at degree level. Students will develop analytical skills through a problem solving approach; build their confidence working individually and as a member of a team, and gain appreciation of research techniques by using libraries and a range of e learning resources.

Foundation Mathematics
This module introduces some fundamental mathematical topics and concepts that are required in a range of subjects studied at degree level. In a structured and supportive environment students will begin to develop an appreciation of the importance of mathematics as an aid to understand and describe abstract ideas.

Foundation Project
This module provides students with experience in a range of related subject related projects that reinforce understanding of topics taught, and provide opportunities to apply the knowledge gained in other modules.

Additional information

£9,000 for foundation year, plus international course fee for specific 3 year degree