Summary: Do you have a passion for computing but lack the technical experience you need to apply to one of our computing courses? If this is the case then this integrated foundation year degree programme is designed for you. Our dedicated team helps you develop your experience in the fundamentals of programming, problem solving and mathematics. When you successfully complete the foundation year, you progress to the first year of your chosen course. Course details: You study a curriculum that meets the growing needs of industry and this course has been developed with input from leading international providers and local businesses. You can be part of the next generation of network and security graduates to support and enhance the world economy – whether that be through social developments, medical systems, education, financial institutions or heavy industry. You explore a range of different network platforms and learn about their applications: how different network architectures are used in industry; network convergence; how to deliver excellent server administration and enterprise server management; investigation of mobile services; implementing network virtualisation and virtual network security and understanding the needs of specialist networks such as automotive, robotic and sensor networks. There may also be the opportunity to achieve Cisco certification during the first two years of your course. The computer security element of this course starts with an investigation into data collection and the inherent security, ethical, legal, social and professional issues. You also study information security management principles including security for cloud-based systems, before studying advanced security techniques in your final year. There may also be the opportunity to achieve Cisco certification during your course. We advertise a variety of paid placement opportunities (subject to availability). You can apply for a year-long supervised work placement before your final year. A placement gives you a valuable opportunity to improve your employment prospects by developing new skills and deepening your understanding of your subject. Student selection is carried out by the employers through competitive interviews and often skills tests. Placements are not compulsory but are assessed and contribute to your final degree award. Our placements team gives you help and support throughout the placement process, including guidance on applications and interviews, to help you get a placement that suits you. Our students have been placed in organisations such as IBM, Microsoft, SABIC Petrochemicals and Thomson Reuters. After the course: When you successfully complete the foundation year, you can progress to the first year of the degree. Our computing graduates go into a wide range of careers, both nationally and globally. Graduates have gone on to work in a range of industries including the power industry, avionics and the pharmaceutical industry.