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Undergraduate Pathway in Computer Science

This pathway will help you gain the skills and knowledge on the core concepts needed to understand computing and their application in organisations. With the fast-changing pace of technological advances, you will experience learning at an individual as well as group level, ranging from report writing to designing your own business web page.

Your Pathway to Brunel University London

High School

Fees*

2020 Foundation Studies First Year University Studies

EU**

£9,250

£9,250

International

£14,900

£15,700

**September is the only available intake for EU students who are applying for a Student Finance Loan.

*All LBIC course fees may be subject to a review; please note these fees are a guide only and are subject to change.

Pathway progression

Upon successful completion of your pathway programme you will progress onto Brunel University London. Find out more by watching the video below.

Location

Duration

  • Foundation Studies: Two Semesters
  • First Year Studies: Two Semesters

Intakes

  • Foundation Studies: January, May, September
  • First Year Studies: January and September

    *September is the only available intake for EU students who are applying for a Student Finance Loan.

    Foundation Studies

    Typical Modules

    • Business Mathematics/ Mathematics for Economics and Finance
    • Economics
    • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 1
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Principles of Accounting
    • Principles of ICT
    • Statistics

    Foundation Overview

    First Year University Studies

    Typical Modules

    • Data and Information
    • Group Project Lab
    • Group Project Lecture
    • Group Project Tutorial
    • Information Systems and Organisations
    • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 2
    • Introductory Programming
    • Logic and Computation

    First Year Studies Overview

     

Course outline

In all Brunel University London business, economic and finance and computer study degrees, students develop a range of skills valued by employers such as communication, critical thinking, analysis, teamwork, career planning and project management. Each programme has a strong contemporary feel and relates theory and concepts to the practical issues facing employers and employees in the 21st Century. Successful completion of the degree can lead to career opportunities in marketing, enterprise, business accounting, accountancy, business operations, HRM, finance, recruitment consulting and other graduate level job depending on which degree path is followed after the Foundation study is completed.

The Programme will be delivered using a combination of Lectures/Labs/Tutorials/Self-directed study:

Lecture 

    • Purpose: To deliver basic module material. 
    • Structure: Each module has 4 hours contact time per week which is normally delivered in 2 hour blocks. No period of contact should exceed fifty (50) minutes at one time without a minimum of a ten (10) minute break.

Lab 

    • Purpose: Lab sessions provide a forum in which students can practice their practical skills. 
    • Structure: Each lab is normally of two hours in duration whilst breaks are to be provided at the discretion of the lecturer. No period of contact should exceed fifty (50) minutes at one time without a minimum of a ten (10) minute break.

Tutorial 

    • Structure: Sessions are normally conducted according to preparation for specific topics and provide a collegiate atmosphere to encourage students to interact with class members building their class, or ‘team’, knowledge and skills. For each module there is one hour a week tutorial session.

Self-directed study

Each student is expected to undertake a minimum number of hours in individual study per week in order to support and build the skills, knowledge and understanding presented in each lecture and small group tutorial session per week. It is expected that students will increase the number of individual study hours as they approach formal assessment events. The ability for students to expand their learning by creating effective self-directed study patterns is a transferable skill deemed fundamental to further academic success as well as a key time-management tool. Formative assessment is a key aspect of the programme and is varied to ensure that a student has a variety of learning opportunities. This will include: individual and group formative assessment methods: presentations, individual and group work; and peer review. All students are provided with access to a range of on line resources through the student portal. Electronic journals and electronic books are available through the Brunel University e-resources gateway. There will be a focus of using freely available tools and benefiting from the resources available on the internet to support learning. Guest speakers from relevant industries will provide additional perspectives for students.

Our Fast Track programme will enable you to complete your foundation course at LBIC and degree at Brunel University London in three years, instead of four.

How this will work:

  • Foundation Studies: May 2020 - December 2020
  • Year 1: January 2021 - August 2021
  • Year 2: September 2021 - May 2022
  • Year 3: September 2022 - May 2023

The Fast track programme will enable you to complete your foundation course at LBIC and degree at Brunel University London in 3 years. 

Start in May 2020 to complete your fast track degree in 3 years (instead of 4)!

This pathway leads to the following Brunel University London degrees:

Careers and your future

During your computer science degree, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge needed to prepare you to enter the fast-paced computing industry. Our computer science graduates enjoy excellent employment prospects. With the ability to handle the increasing demands of scientific, technological and commercial development in the 21st century, you’ll be in high demand with the wide-ranging companies including, Accenture, Toshiba, British Airways and 02.

You might start out as a general analyst or programmer, or join a consultancy firm. These are often the first steps towards setting up your own business. Recent graduates have gone on to work for household names including Microsoft, IBM and Toshiba.

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