Foundations of Information Technology (BSc)

Brunel University London the United Kingdom

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How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 1645

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 9750

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About Foundations of Information Technology at Brunel University London

This course provides an introduction to a variety of exciting and fast-moving disciplines in Information Systems, Mathematics and Technology. The programme enables young people who originally chose another career route to switch to a challenging and exciting career in information technology. It is also an opportunity for mature people wishing to return to study.Entry RequirementsUCAS Tariff - 210 points, from:GCE A and AS-level Tariff points typically from 3 A-levels, together with either 1 AS-level or Extended Project Qualification, preferably including Maths and/or Physics. General Studies/Critical Thinking accepted.Irish Tariff points from 5 subjects.Scottish Tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers, together with 1 Higher.Advanced Diploma Tariff points accepted in the following subjects including an A-level for Additional and Specialist Learning: Construction and the Built Environment; Engineering; Society, Health and Development; IT; Environmental and Land-based Studies; Manufacturing and Product Design; or Business, Administration and Finance.BTEC ND MMP in a related subject.BTEC NC DD in a related subject.IB Diploma or certificates with a total of 26 points.Access Pass For all of the above, 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above are also required, to include English and Maths.Course AimsFoundations of Information Technology (FoIT) provides an introduction to a variety of exciting and fast-moving disciplines in Information Systems, Mathematics and Technology. Having successfully completed Foundations of Information Technology you will be able to make a well-informed decision as to where your interests lie. You might be interested in computer science with the never-ending development of more sophisticated computer technology and information systems. Alternatively you may be attracted to mathematics where you can learn to model and solve problems from the worlds of business, finance and science. Perhaps you will be attracted by engineering and technology where you can study the design and management of multi-disciplinary engineering projects. Foundations of Information Technology was created: to enable those who originally chose another career route - for example, A-levels in arts or humanities - to switch to a challenging and exciting career in information technology; for those wishing to return to study. FoIT is designed for those who have been successful in another field (for example, in further education or industry) and would like to change to a career in information technology. Equally FoIT aims to provide a sound education and to communicate the interest and excitement of a dynamic and exciting field.Course ContentThe Foundation Year has been designed to equip you for any degree course in Brunel's School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics or for some degree courses in Brunel's School of Engineering and Design.Typical ModulesStudy Skills Discrete Mathematics Mathematical Methods Programming and Software Design StatisticsAfter the Foundation YearOnce you have successfully completed the Foundation Year, you progress to Level One of one of the linked degree courses offered by the School. By this stage you will have had a 'taster' of several undergraduate courses, you will know what the courses are like and the careers they lead to. Your lecturers and personal tutor will help you choose a degree that is right for you! Currently, the courses onto which you can proceed are: Computer Science* Computer Systems Engineering Financial Computing Financial Mathematics Information Systems** Internet Engineering Mathematical and Management Studies Mathematics Mathematics and Computing Mathematics and Statistics with Management Mathematics with Computer Science Mobile Computing * May be taken with specialism in Artificial Intelligence, Digital Media and Games, Network Computing or Software Engineering. ** May be taken with specialism in Business, eCommerce, Human Computer Interaction or Social Web.Teaching and LearningUp-to-date teachingWe have an active and dynamic research centre. Academics' work is frequently supported by external grants and contracts with leading industry and government establishments. Lecturers are consequently at the frontiers of the subject and in active contact with modern users of mathematics. This in turn helps to ensure that our undergraduate degrees are truly up-to-date.Broad spectrum of thinkingWe can offer a wide range of expertise in a variety of subjects. Many of our lecturers are widely published and highly recognised in their fields. AssessmentThe ratio of exams to coursework is approximately 60:40. Coursework consists of mainly of short tests and project work.CareersTalented people who have a good technical or scientific qualifications, as well as imagination, enthusiasm, communication and organisational skills, are always in great demand. A wide variety of interesting and well-paid career opportunities are available. Our combination of academic and professional expertise gives our graduates, especially those who have carried out a professional work placement, a significant advantage over those with comparable academic qualifications. What is more, career advancement for our students is often faster.

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  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 1645International course feesGBP 9750

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