Our aim is to provide you with an education in the technology that will enable you to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to pursue a degree course in computing and to develop your career in industry or commerce. We wish to encourage you to adopt a critical and independent approach to learning. It is very important to "learn how to learn”. After having successfully completed the course you will be offered admission to a computing related degree according to your needs and qualifications.
The course covers core subjects in computing principles, and helps develop your mathematical and study skills. The material is of A-level standard and prepares you for a university degree course in broad computing-related subjects including media technology, networking, IT and software design.
This is normally a one-year course and you will need to take a total of eight modules in two semesters. As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules available may vary from those listed here.
You will need to take the following compulsory modules:
- Foundations of Computer Systems
- Foundations of Computer Programming
- Study Skills and Preparation for Higher Education
- Essential Mathematics for University Study
You will have to choose other modules from the following list:
- Foundations of Business
- Basic Survey Methods
- Basic Data Analysis
- Basic Mathematical Methods I and II
- Basic Electronic Engineering Principles
- Foundations of Robotics
- Database IT Skills
- Graphics and the Web
- Basic Communications and PC Networking
Study abroad To find out whether you can study or work abroad while on this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free language courses for students - the Open Module
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:
- studying at a Brookes partner college
- studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.
Planned next generation facilities
This programme is currently based in purpose-built facilities at the Wheatley Campus. As we continue our estates strategy for the future we are planning next-generation facilities for computing, networking and digital media courses, with the continuing aim of providing an environment in which technical expertise is enhanced by creativity and imagination.
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