International Year Zero - Computing, Engineering, Mathematical Sciences

Our International Foundation Programme – Computing, Engineering, Mathematical Sciences enables you to understand a range of areas relating to your further degree study. These include Maths, Data Analysis, Computer Sciences, Programming and Digital Design.

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The International Year Zero (IYZ) is the first year of a 4-year International Incorporated Bachelors (IIB). Your first year is taught at University of Kent International College (UK IC). Once you successfully complete this year, you will continue studying the remaining stages of your degree at University of Kent.

During the three terms encapsulating the IYZ, you’ll gain additional skills in your chosen study route and the necessary English language skills to succeed during your studies.

*April programme subject to academic approval

Key Information



4 years:

1 year pathway + 3 years degree

Start Dates

April | January | September

Pathway Tuition Fee


Course English Language Requirement
January and September IELTS score requirement is 5.5 with no less that 5.5 in any component / Oxford ELLT 5
April IELTS score requirement is 6.0 with no less that 5.5 in any component

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.

Course Modules

This module will develop your knowledge of how to use mathematical techniques to solve numerical problems.  You will also apply mathematical knowledge to the collation, evaluation and analysis of quantitative data including its presentation in the form of graphs and spreadsheets.

This module will explore and develop audio or visual ideas relevant to a selected creative discipline.  You will apply a range of digital production skills and learn how to respond to a creative brief.

This is an introduction to computer science, systems and the user experience. Topics will draw on a basic underpinning of binary, algebra, and functions and will introduce the role of hardware, software, multimedia, processing, memory, and operating systems.

This module is an introduction to the purpose of programming and how a programming language makes this achievable, focussing on Python as the key tool for this work.

Available Degrees

BSc (Hons)
Computer Science
Computer science is an exciting and evolving subject that affects every area of our lives. A deep understanding of computing puts you in a great position to influence the future as well as paving the way to excellent employment opportunities and well-paid careers.
BSc (Hons)
Software Engineering
This degree looks at software development including methodologies used in medium to large enterprises.The programme offers you a solid base of computing skills, equipping you for a wide range of future careers from programmer to systems analyst, software developer to computer scientist.

As DMUIC is situated in England’s most vibrant and multicultural city, I had the opportunity to make friends from different countries. The most amazing thing was that the DMUIC staff including all teachers and the office persons were very motivational and welcoming. They provide the best routes for study to every individual.”

Syed Asim Hussain Pakistan, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I’ve enjoyed studying at DMUIC, the tutors are excellent and have helped me settle into life as a university student. They are also really supportive and have helped myself and other students with other issues outside of the classroom such as accommodation.

Nafisa Bangladesh, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I have successfully progressed onto my degree course at the University of Bradford because of UBIC's reliable policies and teaching programme. To the new students, those who just started their foundation at Bradford International College, I must say you are going to pass the class, the only thing required is your attention and leave the rest on UBIC's staff because they are the one that are going to lead you to a brilliant future as it is a pathway to success.

Shoaib Khan Pakistan, University of Bradford International College (UBIC)

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)