IYZ Computing


This course introduces a wide range of IT, communication and study skills that will prepare you for a degree in computing, enabling you to progress onto more advanced study.

This course introduces a wide range of IT, communication and study skills that will prepare you for a degree in computing, enabling you to progress onto more advanced study.

Modules you will study:

Compulsory: Problem Solving and Programming; Database Design and Usage; Information Systems and Computing Research and Technology

Problem Solving and Programming

This module introduces you to the notion of solving problems using computer applications. It provides you with a basic understanding of algorithms and their uses, with the additional experience of developing and using simple software programs. You will be taught using JavaScript as a programming language.

Database Design and Usage

Database Design and Usage aims to give a practical introduction to the technology and terminology of tabular data, as well as the construction and use of databases. You will develop a database for a given situation using current standards and appropriate software – for example, a simulated business – and use a database to identify and solve problems within that context.

Information Systems

This module will develop your understanding of information systems as a means of collecting, storing, organising and communicating information – typically in a management context. You will learn how computer software and networks support managers in the performance of their tasks, often in relation to business processes such as strategic planning, decision-making and performance measurement.

Computing Research and Technology

This course presents you with a number of technical problems and issues that occur in real-life technological contexts. You will consider both technical and ethical issues and then aim, with the support of your tutors, to identify and research possible solutions. The overall aim is to provide you with "hands on" experience of the digital world and some of the issues raised within it.

Optional Courses

Choose One:

Data Analysis

Data Analysis enables you to work with data for the purpose of solving real-life problems in the context of your chosen field of study. You will be introduced to basic statistical concepts, topics and methods, as well as statistical packages to help you collate and present data in forms that aid effective analysis and interpretation.


Pure Mathematics

The Pure Mathematics module will help develop your mathematical understanding as well as your familiarity and fluency with mathematical notation. It will prepare you to use mathematical applications for problem-solving in the sciences, engineering and computer science.

Choose One:

Digital Media

This module introduces you to a range of digital media and their uses and applications. You will also develop the skills required to build a body of digital work specifically related to your intended degree course.


Web Design and Development

Web Design and Development introduces you to HTML, a language used in the creation and display of pages on the World Wide Web. The module also provides a further introduction to the design and functionality of web pages, as well as the use of JavaScript for added functionality. You will additionally consider the use of web pages as marketing collateral to draw attention to the products and services of a business, and how web pages may be constructed and developed with this in mind.

Core modules:

As well as modules unique to your specific route, you will also study several core modules common to each course. The core modules are:

English for Academic Purposes

This module aims to help you achieve the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) for continuation to further study at University of Greenwich. Through this course, you will be made aware of the critical importance of English competence in the context of your ongoing academic studies.

Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy develops your computing skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. It further helps you to develop research skills through appropriate use of the Internet, and shows how using both the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) and social media can help you communicate effectively with your tutors and fellow students.

Project Study

The Project Study module will help you develop the skills required to plan, research, write and deliver a project within your subject area. You will have the opportunity to study all aspects of a project related to your particular field of study, identify and develop the skills to enable you to realise the project, and report your findings both in written form and through a presentation.

Continuation Degrees

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Networking)

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Cybersecurity)

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Data Science)

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Games)

BSc (Hons) Games Design and Development

BSc (Hons) Games Design and Development (Modelling and Animation)

BSc (Hons) Games Design and Development (Programming)

BSc (Hons) Computing

For more information on Entry requirements for IYZ courses please see here.