A Degree with a Foundation Year gives you guaranteed entry to an Undergraduate course.
Whether you’re returning to learning and require additional help and support to up-skill, or if you didn’t quite meet the grades to pursue an Undergraduate course, our Degrees with Foundation Year provide a fantastic entry route for you to work towards a degree level qualification.
With our guidance and support you’ll get up to speed within one year, and will be ready to seamlessly progress on to undergraduate study at Bedfordshire.
The Foundation Year provides an opportunity to build up your academic writing skills and numeracy, and will also cover a range of subject specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree.
This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will need to successfully complete the Foundation Year to progress on to the first year of your bachelor’s degree.
In your first year, you gain a solid foundation in databases and computer networks; software engineering; computational thinking; programming; and data structures. Moving forward, you then have the opportunity for specialist study in areas such as desktop applications development; mobile application development; web technologies; and software for enterprise. Your final-year project will allow you to work with greater focus, opening up the possibility of conducting further research in the future.
Why Foundation Year?
Broad-based yet enough depth to give you credible vocational skills
Coverage of a variety of areas typically delivered by an expert in this area
Gain an understanding of a subject before choosing which route you wish to specialise in
Great introduction to further study, and guaranteed progression on to one of our Undergraduate degrees
Broadly based yet enough depth (programming skills, testing skills etc.) so as to give you credible vocational skills in Software Engineering;
Coverage of the entire Software Engineering life cycle and comprehensive skills in applied programming and in applied Software engineering topics.
Taught by staff with both a strong academic research background who’re also actively engaged in knowledge transfer (e.g. to local SME’s), and who are at the forefront of their field;
Emphasis on the life-cycle but also in depth skills such as programming and analysis.
The degrees offering a Foundation Year provide excellent preparation for your future studies.
During your Foundation Year you will get the opportunity to talk to tutors about your degree study and future career aspirations, and receive guidance on the most appropriate Undergraduate course to help you achieve this; providing you meet the entry requirements and pass the Foundation Year.
Career / Future Opportunities
B.Sc Software Engineering will equip you to develop the intellectual and pragmatic skills needed to develop quality software artefacts that not only function, and meet client requirements, but also fit within the pragmatic constraints.
Recent graduates have obtained a variety of graduate trainee positions both in industry and the public sector, with good prospects for further promotion in a competitive job market.
Initially, you are likely to gain roles such as a trainee skilled practitioner with the prospect for later progression leading to posts of responsibility supervising work within a team-based development and support settings within industrial and commercial settings.
From the game developers to manager of IT and communications services, you will have a range of opportunities open to you as a BSc(Hons) SE graduate.
Jobs related to your degree are:
Information Systems Manager
Jobs where your degree would be useful are :
IT Sales Professional
Social Media Manager
Web Content Author
The Units which make up the course are:
PFP001-1 Learning English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills
PFP002-1 Writing for Academic Purposes
PFP003-1 Personal and Professional Development
PFP004-1 Fundamentals of Computers
PFP005-1 Basic Statistics
PFP001-2 Introduction to Algorithm and Programming
PFP002-2 Internet and WWW
PFP003-2 Basic Mathematics
PFP004-2 Introduction to OOPs
How will I be assessed?
You are assessed in a variety of ways. Most units are assessed through coursework, Case study group and individual projects, portfolios, essays, presentations, or exams. Constant feedback and advice from a supervisory or unit team will be provided to support you in your work.
You are assessed on your understanding of the Foundation course. You are required to comprehend the basic range of intellectual concepts which form the foundations of the subject and application area and will be assessed on your ability to articulate such concepts in a coherent manner, in a variety of written assessments/written briefs.
The basic criteria required for entry to the courses are listed as follows:
The applicants should have any of the following:
Successfully pass Plus 2 with minimum 55% OR 2.2 GPA in Grade XII and minimum C in individual subject
OR 2 A level passes (with minimum C and D Grades)
OR Successfully complete Foundation year (from a recognized university or HE institution)
English language requirements are as follows :
Valid IELTS overall score of 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in each element
OR Nepalese High School 12th English minimum 60% or B Grade.
University of Bedfordshire ELAS with minimum of B2 Grade.
Corporate Readiness Program
Enabling our IT graduates become industry-ready by acquiring and reinforcing the knowledge, skills and attitude required to deliver organizational goals.
Corporate Readiness Programme is provided in partnership with Coursera with a pure objective of helping our students to discover the path to a rewarding career. Corporate Readiness Programme is a customized set of courses that’ll take you on a journey of learning and help you become a successful and future ready professional. Under this programme we offer more than 50 industry relevant online certification training courses, worth above NPR 6 lakhs, along with your degree to enhance job readiness.