International Foundation - Computer Science

'Germany’s ICT market is the largest in Europe, and for good reason. The country is both an innovative driver and extensive customer base for computing, communications and security solutions. ‘Made in Germany’ is a brand that stands for quality, innovation and expertise in global markets.'

Source: Germany Trade and Investment

Structure and Fees

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4

University Foundation

First Year Degree

Second Year Degree

Final Year Degree

International €15,000

EU €9,000

International €15,000

EU €9,000

International €15,000

EU €9,000

International €15,000

EU €9,000

Duration

Two Semesters

 

 

Intake Dates

6 January 2020

21 September 2020

Apply now for January 2020!

 

 

Educational Aims

The educational aims of the programme are to:

- Develop students’ fundamental knowledge and understanding of the relevant disciplinary elements in computer science and related fields.

- Develop in students a broad range of transferable academic literacy, research and analytical skills to succeed in undergraduate study.

- Ensure that students have attained the prescribed level of English language competence to succeed on specified Lancaster University undergraduate programme.

- To prepare students to operate effectively and autonomously within the framework of higher education.

- Develop students’ graduate attributes to optimise future employability prospects in a global environment.

The programme is subject to final confirmation and all applicants will be kept fully up to the date of any changes to the delivery of learning outcomes associated with the International Foundation Year. Please note that the list of topics is not exhaustive.

Modules

Module

Credit Points

Academic English and Skills

45

Introduction to Computing and Programming

15

Application Development

15

The Evolution of Computing and Communications

15

Mathematics for Computer Science

15

Progression Options

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Computer science is a dynamic discipline with a diverse range of applications and career paths. This programme explores the theory and practice of innovative and experimental computer science, allowing you to develop well-rounded professional and technical skills.

The Computer Science programme is accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS) and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), and provides you with the knowledge and skills required to become a computing professional.

Modules will include:

  • Digital systems
  • Software development
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Information systems
  • Advanced programming
  • Computer networks
  • Software design
  • Human-computer interaction
BSc (Hons) Software Engineering

Software Engineers are programming architects, who apply computer science, engineering and mathematical analysis to the design and development of large, complex, and critical software systems.

This programme provides you with a comprehensive grounding in computer science, while equipping you with the specialist skills required for a profession in software engineering and design.

Year One/Two will be in line with the modules studied within the BSc (Hons) Computer Science. However, in Year Three students will specialise in software design, development and engineering.

Modules will include:

  • Digital systems
  • Software development
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Information systems
  • Advanced programming
  • Computer networks
  • Software design
  • Human-computer interaction

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