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: Information technology (IT) is an integral part of our lives. Working with IT involves finding technological solutions to everyday communication needs – if you have a logical mind, enjoy problem solving and prefer working with people and packages (rather than programming) then the IT sector could be an ideal career for you. The skills developed on this degree are highly sought after by employers and will build a strong foundation for working in industry. You explore the complex body of knowledge relating to computer science at the current boundaries of research and development. You develop skills in project management, problem solving, rapid systems development, using specialist tools, working closely with users, and professional ethics and legal issues within IT. Successful students will merit relevant exemption from British Computer Society (BCS) professional examinations. During your degree 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 Dupont, Accenture, General Electric, Nissan, HMRC, Nicander, Red Embedded, Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Thomson Reuters, GlaxoSmithKline, GCHQ. After the course: The combination of academic study and intensive practical work will prepare you for a variety of specialist roles in user support, systems analysis and systems development. Selected option paths could also lead to careers in network support or web design.