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Computing - BSc (Hons) Top up

  • Validated by:
    University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

  • UCAS code: 7JS4
  • Institutional code: H65


This top up year delivered at the Hugh Baird University Centre will include new modules and input from industry practitioners to provide a full honours degree Top up course in Computing that is unique to the Liverpool City Region.

Computing is a creative activity which applies appropriate technology to the solution of problems. Computing professionals are involved in the investigation and analysis of problems, the design and evaluation of feasible solutions and the implementation of the most cost effective. They must communicate with a wide range of stakeholders (Managers, IT users and colleagues) and be aware of the business implications of the decisions made. They must be aware of appropriate tools and techniques, and skilled in their application.

Creativity, communication and problem solving underpin the application of various technologies. This course provides a broad range of topics from which students can select the most relevant and interesting to progress in.

It is aimed at internal progressing students or direct entrants, part time students and those who want to study a programme that is coherent, but tailored to their individual needs and interests.

Acquisition of knowledge is mainly supported through lectures and directed learning. The role of directed learning increases as the course progresses. Understanding is reinforced through practical, tutorial and seminar work. This may involve a series of small exercises, extended case studies or discussions.

Teaching and learning on the course will be delivered through a range of lectures, practical workshops, research seminars, group work, analysis of current systems and visiting guest speakers. Informal and formative feedback is provided in tutorial, seminar and practical classes through class discussion and individual advice. Formal assessment is through practical and written coursework, and time-constrained examinations, which may include online multiple-choice exams, traditional examinations, open-book examinations and partially-seen questions.

What topics/modules are covered?

You will study a range of core modules, including:

  • Double Project
  • Database Driven Websites
  • System Concepts
  • E-Business
  • Advanced Database Systems
  • Mobile Computing

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need to be aged 18+ and have:

  • A Foundation Degree or HND in relevant subject
View Additional Entry and Selection Criteria

What can I do if I complete this course?

All students who successfully complete this degree may have the opportunity to progress onto a Master’s level qualification at the University of Central Lancashire or another higher education provider, or may wish to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, graduates may wish to progress directly into employment.


Career Path

Students who successfully complete the BSc (Hons) Top up in Computing will be well placed to continue on to postgraduate study or enter employment in the industry in such areas as:

  • Web Design
  • IT Technician
  • IT Communications
  • Mobile Communications
  • Information Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Technology Solutions Specialist
  • Software Developer
  • Database Administrator

Duration

One year full time or two years part time.

Contacts

Primary contact:
Elly Foran
Email: elly.foran@hughbaird.ac.uk

Other contact:
Delyth Coles
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5524 or email: delyth.coles@hughbaird.ac.uk


Cost

You don’t need to pay your tuition fees up front - Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than £21,000 per year. Student Loans will also help to support your living costs.

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £8,500 per year

The standard part time tuition fee rate for 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £1,000 per 20 credit module

The University Centre’s tuition fees are reviewed each academic year.


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