IFD Computing Stream

Level 3

International Foundation Diploma in Computing

The NCC Education Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Computing is an Applied General qualification which will enhance student’s mathematical understanding and applied IT competency, as well as an understanding of the essential concepts of computer programming.

SIPS International Foundation in Computing prepares students in all disciplines of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Graphics, Vision and Games, Business Information Technology and Software Engineering etc.

Computer Modules

Study and Communication Skills

Equips student with the essential study skills needed to succeed at university level. They will learn the basic skills necessary to conduct independent research, write academic papers, give formal oral presentations and apply what has been taught during lectures.

IT Skills

Provides an introduction to the key IT skills that will be required in their studies. They will learn basic skills in word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software. The unit will focus on the Microsoft Office suite, but has been designed to allow students to gain the relevant skills regardless of the software version being used.

Introduction to Computer Science

Provides a basic introduction to a range of IT topics including organization of a computer system, the relationship between hardware and software, applications of computers, databases, networking (with a focus on the Internet), graphics and multimedia.

Introduction to Programming

Exposes students to extensive practical use of the modern programming language Visual Basic to illustrate the classic programming principles of sequencing, selection and iteration in the context of object-oriented computer programming.

Foundation Mathematics

This module builds upon student’s knowledge of mathematics whilst introducing new topics appropriate across a range of academic disciplines and for their future career.

Progression Degree

BSc Computer Science
BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Computer Forensics
BSc (Hons) Games Programming
BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology
BSc (Hons) Financial Computing

Assessment & Examination

Students are assessed through written assignments and examinations to ensure that effective learning of the content in each unit has taken place.
Students are required to submit their written assignments which will be provided to them with complete instructions. This would include written reports, power point slides or poster and oral presentations. Students are given the opportunity to receive feedback on their performance in formative tasks before submitting assignments.

Students are given opportunities to take mock exams before the final examinations, which they will need to complete under timed examination conditions. Once an assignment has been submitted the tutor will provide written feedback and a grade. Students will have a reasonable opportunity to resubmit work if necessary to pass.
All assessments will be based upon the tutor’s academic judgments, but these will be verified by internal assessors. Students are given the opportunity to appeal the decisions.