What will I study?
If you are interested in a systems development and management career and currently hold a Foundation Degree or HND (Higher National Diploma) or equivalent, the BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Top-Up) allows you to gain a full undergraduate degree within one year of study.
Throughout the course you will study a wide range of topics, from systems development and strategic systems management, to social and current issues in computing, and professional management and practice.
You will also complete a case project, which will provide you with the opportunity to apply all of your existing skills to a substantial software development problem.
How will I be taught and assessed?
Teaching on this programme is delivered through lecturers, seminars and practical workshops where you will develop your skills, totaling between 12-13 hours per week. You will also be expected to engage in independent study involving directed and self-directed learning, around 29 hours per week.
Each module of study is assessed by coursework assignments. 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 some elements of practical work, the majority of which require the use of computer systems.
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research.
Careers and further study
Upon successful completion of this course, with a minimum of a 2:2 degree, you will also be able to further your understanding of this subject area with the option to progress on to one of our postgraduate computing programmes.
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.