The Computing Extended Degree BSc (Hons) includes a foundation year (Year 0), designed to prepare you for the challenge of studying computing at undergraduate level at London Metropolitan University.
You’ll learn the fundamentals of computing through core subjects including programming, networking, cyber security and mathematics, all in a highly supportive environment from expert teaching staff. After the foundation year, you’ll be ready to join one of our undergraduate computing programmes.
We’ll introduce you to the theoretical concepts and practices that underpin computing, from software design to programming language, and prepare you to write and develop your own programmes and become confident in your skills.
Throughout the four-year degree, you’ll gain solid practical, problem-solving and analytical preparation to give you a strong basis for future success. The extra year really makes a difference and many students on the extended degree have gone on to obtain a first class honours followed by immediate highly paid employment.
Joining the School of Computing and Digital Media also gives you access to world-class facilities such as our CISCO labs, IT security and forensics lab, creative technology labs, technology tower, electronics and microprocessor labs.
A continuous assessment approach is adopted including regular online quizzes, lab-based tests, short answer tests, as well as individual and group assignments. Diagnostic and other formative assessments help students and staff identify where individual support is needed, for example, our maths and programming clinics.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
- Cyber Security Fundamentals (core, 30 credits)
- Design and Communication Skills (core, 30 credits)
- Mathematics (core, 30 credits)
- Programming (core, 30 credits)
What our students say
„The level of teaching and the support received from lecturers is very good. The course is interesting and the learning material is excellent. My lecturers constantly offers work experience opportunities.”
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After the course
Completion of the honours degree opens up a huge range of career options, as well as a route into further specialist training or postgraduate study. Our graduates are working as programmers, network engineers, security analysts, software system developers, IT consultants, database designers, web application developers, mathematicians, web designers and many other roles in other industries all over the world.
What is an extended degree?
Extended degrees provide applicants with an alternative route into higher education. If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing an extended degree. Extended degrees include a Year 0, which is also known as a foundation year. Once you successfully complete your first year of study you will progress into Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.