Are you thinking about a future career in computing, but would like some extra skills support before starting a university business degree? Then the BSc (Hons) Computing with Foundation Year course at our Berlin campus has been designed for people just like you.
What makes this course different to others? The BSc (Hons) Computing course at our Berlin campus in Germany focuses on the key skills and abilities that matter to organisations today. You’ll cover topics including data mining and analysis, cloud-based technologies, programming, and website coding. The course offers you two career pathways to choose from. Students who want to focus on technical employment opportunities have the chance gain in-depth understanding of data mining/ analysis and programming skills. Or, if you decide to opt for a management career in IT, you can study subjects that will give you combined skills in technical know-how and management strategy.
Our foundation year courses provide you with the extra support and skills needed to get started in higher education, helping you complete your full computing degree with confidence. These courses are the ideal pathway if you don’t currently meet our standard entry requirements, or if it’s been a while since you were in formal education and need to brush up your study skills. Once your foundation year is completed, you’ll progress the first year of the full degree course.
I have learned a lot from the course program and it has given me a good foundation for me to expand my knowledge. The module structure is designed according to my knowledge requirements of my personal IT goals.
The course gave me the confidence and skills to go for senior jobs that I wouldn’t have previously. I have been promoted several times since.
During your foundation year you’ll study 6 modules that will prepare you with the skills you need to move on to your full degree course. Then, over 3 years you’ll study a total of 360 credit hours over seventeen modules.
In years 2 and 3, you’ll study the required ‘core’ modules and choose 2 ‘elective’ modules from a choice of 4 options. This allows you to select specialised modules which cover topics that you want to learn about the most.
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How do we assess you?
Our assessment methods have been designed to allow you to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways. Throughout your studies, we’ll keep track of your progress through the following:
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
Arden University’s industry aligned computing programmes are focused on your needs as a student and the skills required by employers. We provide you with one-to-one support and contextualised learning so that you fully understand the latest developments and concepts being put into practice in data analytics, cloud-based technologies, software development and databases. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
On our BSc (Hons) Computing with Foundation year degree you’ll develop your computing knowledge alongside a wider range of workplace skills that employers are looking for, such as effective communication and problem-solving. This means you’ll be ready to take on your first role with confidence. Whilst studying this course, you will:
Your computing degree with Arden University Berlin sets you up for any number of possible career paths after graduation. And don’t forget, as a graduate from our Berlin campus, you’ll also have the chance to apply for an 18-month post-study residence permit to work in Germany after you complete the course!
Here are some of the professions that previous Arden graduates have gone on to explore:
At Arden University Berlin, we’re dedicated to making sure you get the skills and knowledge you need to start your career.
Throughout your studies you’ll have access to Arden Berlin’s student support advisors. They are here to help you settle in to life in Berlin, to guide you through our orientation process, and to give you the personal and career support that you need. This means you’ll have professional guidance at every stage of your degree.
When you’re not studying on campus, you’ll have unlimited access to our online learning platform, iLearn – which contains all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies, accessible from anywhere you want to study!