The International Foundation Year in Engineering and Computing provides a route to undergraduate degree study in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Lancaster University.
If you have studied computer sciences, you will have gained many technical and non-technical skills which are highly valued by employers, from leadership to programming. The increasing scope of computer science means you have plenty of choice in a wide variety of highly specialized areas. With computer technologies playing an ever growing role in all aspects of modern life, you re likely to find your computer science skills in high demand across many different industries. These include: financial organizations, management consultancy firms, software houses, communications companies, data warehouses, multinational companies (IT-related, financial services and others), governmental agencies, universities and hospitals. However, unsurprisingly, most graduates go into roles within the computer industry.
As always, it's extremely beneficial to have completed relevant work experience. You should also consider compiling a portfolio of your own independent projects outside of your degree, which could be in the form of programming, moderating online or even building an app. This will demonstrate to employers your interest in the subject and your problem-solving skills, creativity and initiative.
Degree options include Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology for Creative Industries, and Mathematics and Statistics. What will I study During the International Foundation Year in Engineering and Computing at Lancaster University, you will study a combination of core modules, including English Language and university study skills, and subject specific modules. I want to find another Preparation Course Core modules Academic English Skills (AES 1,2 & 3) You will develop your English communication skills and learn a range of study skills, including writing and reading strategies, presentation and seminar participation, organisation of time and materials, meeting deadlines and responding to feedback. When you have completed these modules you will be able to take notes and write essays in English. You should also have the confidence to five presentations, answer follow-up questions and contribute to seminar discussions. Project and Research Skills You will complete a self-study project on a topic that you will relate, in consultation with your tutor, to the academic subject that you will subsequently study at degree level. This is completed over two terms.
Programme Structure Subject specific modules Pure Mathematics 1 Pure Mathematics 2 Applied Mathematics 1 Applied Mathematics 2 Physics 1 Physics 2
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent English Language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (minimum 5.0 in writing)*, or Pearson Test of English or equivalents