BSc (Hons) Applied Computing -Top Up

This programme has been specifically designed for students who wish to add to their computing-related HND or Foundation Degree (or equivalent) to a full degree, honours degree at a UK university within one year. You will study a wide range of topics, from the management of security, to social and current issues in computing, and professional management and practice. You will also complete a project, which will provide you with the opportunity to apply all of your existing skills to a substantial software development problem.

The curriculum of this programme focuses on building the practical skills and advanced understandings that modern IT employers require. There will be a strong focus on employability, industrial awareness and involvement. The degree also equips students with project management, problem solving and analytical skills that are transferable across various industry sectors. These skills can serve students well in a range of different careers. The course will equip you with the technical and managerial skills you'll need to embark on a successful IT career.

Students study under the guidance of experienced academics, providing technical tuition alongside vital industry context.

This course is ideal if you want to combine a demanding academic qualification with real-life practical examples. This allows learning to be put into real situations, utilising innovative approaches to dealing with current global challenges facing organisations and their digital infrastructure.

Qualification Title BSc (Hons) Applied Computing – Top up
Awarding Body: Solent University, UK

This is a top up programme to the final year of a degree with only final year modules.

Modules on offer include (6 to be undertaken altogether):

Core Modules:

  • Academic and Professional Practice
  • Project Research Paper

Typical Optional Modules (A choice of four):

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Animation for the Web
  • Web Design for Industry
  • Web Application Development
  • Cloud Computing
  • Security Management
  • Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence
  • Network Management
Delivery Method: On Campus Delivery
Start Dates: September, January, June
Duration: One Year
Entry Criteria:

Applicants with Level 5 qualifications (for example Higher National Diploma, ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Computing) from approved awarding bodies will be considered for transfer to the final stage of the degree programme. Applicants who have successfully completed 2 years of study at a University can be considered for direct entry with advanced standing. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this programme.

Decisions for admissions will be based on overall suitability for the programme and whether the minimum entry requirements of holding GCSE English and Maths at Grades C and above (or equivalent) are met.

Individuals who are based outside of the UK may need to demonstrate English at IELTS LEVEL 6.0

Modes of Study Full Time

This course is taught using a range of methods, including: lectures, seminars, and practical workshops, where you will develop your skills. Each module of study is assessed by coursework assignments and exams. The individual project may be initiated by the University, the student, or an external client and consists of an end product and a report explaining and evaluating the project process. All modules have elements of practical work, the majority of which require the use of computer systems.

Overall Grading Type: First class, Upper Second class, Lower Second class, third class
Fees: For details on current fees please contact the College. Flexible payment methods are available.

After completing the course, you will be well placed to pursue a career in a wide range of business or computing-focused roles, for example, in systems and application development, computer programming or project management.

With modern businesses increasingly investing in IT systems and infrastructure, the skills and knowledge that you will develop are relevant across a huge range of sectors and industries, especially IT Solution companies.

Alongside specialised knowledge you will develop and enhance a range of transferable skills and attributes which are in great demand by employers, these include your intellectual and imaginative powers, your ability to be critical, and your independence and self-awareness, effective communication, team working, leadership, problem solving and creative thinking.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will also be able to further your understanding of this subject area with the option to progress to a variety of Masters programmes including, but not limited to specialisation in Cyber Security, Web and Mobile Development Technologies.