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International Year Zero - Computing

An undergraduate degree in Computing will provide you with the understanding and ability to design and develop all types of software. This includes the fundamentals of computer science, the principles of programming and algorithms. Computing offers access to a range of future career opportunities such as Software development, Systems Analysis and Information Management.

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Overview

The IYZ is the equivalent to the first year of a four year Scottish undergraduate degree. This programme is designed to help you develop your academic knowledge and skills within your subject area. You will also focus on improving your English academic literacy in preparation for continuing onto your chosen University of Dundee undergraduate degree. Studied across three terms, you will continue straight onto year two of your degree course at the University of Dundee once you have successfully completed the pathway.

Key Information

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Duration

4 years:

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Start Dates

September 2022 | November 2022 | January 2023
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Pathway Tuition Fee

£12,995.00

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge for your chosen field of study.

Core Modules

This module will provide students with the fundamental knowledge and basic skills required to design and develop software.

In this module, students will learn the theory and Java implementation of commonly used data structures in computing and to improve general programming skills by applying these data structures to solve problems.

This module provides students with the mathematical terminology, notations, conventions, and units required in Science, Engineering or Computer Science, including algebra, differential calculus, set theory and probability and experimental laws.

In this extension module, students begin to study advanced mathematical techniques, problem solving and scenario modelling, including algebra, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry and vectors & forces.

Continuation degrees

This study route offers you a pathway to the following degree course

BSc (Hons)
Computing Science

Students will learn how to design and develop all types of software to make computers do new things or manage tasks more efficiently.
This could include applications for mobile devices, developing websites, or programming software. This degree teaches students how to use technology to find solutions.

Supporting students to success

Learn more about what our students have to say when studying across our education network.

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)