Computing - BSc (Hons) Level 6 Top-Up

Course Overview

This course will enable students to develop their skills, have a greater understanding of the importance of software development and working within the industry. This is a fast grwoing area of computing due to the digital world we now live in. The Open University Business BArometer reports that "63% of UK organisations are currently experiencing a shortage of digital skills so this is a great time to be studying in this area.

In terms of Subject Skills, you will:
Develop an understanding of computing programming languages, e.g. Java, PHP, SQL, C, C+, HTML,, as well as design concepts e.g. UML, Object Oriented Designs.
Develop an understanding of different platforms and technologies e.g. visual studio, android emulator, emerging web technologies.
Develop and apply problem solving skills.
Develop a range of skills and knowledge to design, test and implement systems/applications.
Develop and apply policies and ethics relating to the COmputing Industry.
Develop a range of skills and knowledge within IT project management, quality frameworks and standards.

Course Requirements

Successful completion of a HND in Computing, alternatively a Foundation Degree in Computing or Software Development/Software Engineering. You must also have a GCSE in English and Maths at grade C or above or numeric score of 4/5), an alternative English and Maths qualification would be considered.

Course Assessment

A mixture of assessments will be used throughout the course such as coursework, demonstrations, presentations and examinations.

Course Finance

Please contact the College for further information.Advised you have an adequate computer to work from home, this can be discussed before the course, books, some software.

Course Includes

Example of units and course content:

Management of IT Projects
Advanced Web Applications
Mobile Applications
Case Studies in Software Design
Computing Project


Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a BSc honours degree in Software Development

Course Potential Careers

You could further your studies applying for a Master’s Degree or enter into the computing/software industry.

Course Dates


Email Contact

Examining Body

Validated by Sheffield Hallam University.

Hours Per Week

12 hours a week

Phone Contact

0300 300 0090


32-34 weeks