IFP in Computing

 

International Foundation Programme in Computing


Perfect for students who want to progress to a degree such as Computer Science after their Foundation Programme.

 

 

All students study a variety of English language modules which help prepare you for academic study in the UK. Our main focus is to teach you a range of skills so you can research and construct academic assignments in English. In addition, you will make and deliver presentations to other students, and practice note-taking skills to prepare you for university lectures.

In addition, all students undertake a module in Foundation Maths during the first part of the course, which is a requirement of all our university partners. 

For the IFP in Computing Pathway, you will also study Introduction to Computing and Introduction to Programming modules to give you specific subject knowledge which will prepare you for your university undergraduate courses. 

Below are the modules which you will cover during your time on the International Foundation Programme. At the end of the course you will take an Introduction to Computing exam, and complete a coursework project for the Introduction to Programming module.

 

Introduction to Computing

  • Introduction to Computer Systems and Hardware
  • Introduction to Application Software and System Software
  • Internal Components of Computer Hardware
  • Computer Processors
  • Storage Devices and Input and Output Devices
  • Data Representation
  • Number Representation
  • Image and Sound Representation
  • Digital Logic
  • Computer Networks
  • Network Topologies and the Internet
  • Cultural, Ethical, Legal Issues relating to Computing
 

Introduction to Programming

  • Introduction to the IDE, VB Properties and creating a GUI
  • Introduction to Data Types and Sequential Programming
  • Introduction to the Programming Construct of Iteration and Fixed Loops
  • Introduction to the Programming Construct of Selection
  • Introduction to Conditional Loops and Data Validation
  • Project Definition and Design
  • Assignment Case-Study
  • Final Assignment


 

 

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IFP Course Summary

 

 

Course Length

 

  • Start September (Pre-Sessional Course + Foundation Programme): 9 months full time 25 hours per week
  • Start January ( Foundation Programme): 6 months full time 25 hours per week

 

 

Entry requirements:

 

Start September 2020 (Pre-Sessional Course)

  • A minimum overall grade of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent or take STAR's test.
  • PLUS evidence of a successfully completed secondary school education in an appropriate range of subjects.

 

Start January 2021 (Foundation Programme)

  • A minimum overall grade of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent or take STAR's test.
  • PLUS evidence of a successfully completed secondary school education in an appropriate range of subjects.

 

If you do not currently have IELTS 4.5 you can start an English language programme with STAR at any time, prior to commencing your IFP.

We enrol new students every week.

 

Any questions? Contact us:

https://www.starexeter.com/contact

 

 

School Closure Dates 2020/21

 

  • 1st - 5th January 2020 inclusive
  • Friday 10th April
  • Monday 13th April
  • Friday 8th May
  • Monday 25th May
  • Monday 31st August
  • 19th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021 inclusive