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Course Essentials

If you have already completed an appropriate HND (or equivalent) then our BSc Computing Degree Top-up course could be the right one for you - it will enable you to achieve a full Undergraduate Honours Degree in Computing.

You will explore the technology, methods and evolving trends from the world of computing and acquire the practical skills that will help you pursue your career ambitions or further study.

Studied over just 1 year, you'll study everything from current trends in IT to computer security through Distance Learning with Arden University. This means you'll study your course completely online, around your other life commitments, and can learn on any device at a time and place to suit you.



Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
120
UCAS Course Code:
I1TU
Course Title:
BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-Up)
Duration:
1-2 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

If you have previously completed a relevant HND (or equivalent) then you could achieve a full Undergraduate Honours Degree with just 1 year of further study with Arden University.

Delivered completely online, our Computing Top-Up Degree has a variety of modules designed to give you the knowledge, skills and understanding of Degree level computing.

You will be keeping your finger on the pulse of current developments in the field and using the latest tools to discover, analyse and evaluate the principles and theories used in system design and web based solutions.

Modules

  • Management in IT
  • Current Trends in Networking
  • Computer Systems Security
  • e-Commerce Systems
  • Computing Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Assignments
  • Portfolios of work
  • Complete design documentation
  • Computer based activities
  • Software development & project work

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your Distance Learning studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your Arden tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your new skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

To join us as a student at Arden University you need to meet our eligibility criteria. To be eligible for this Distance Learning BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-up) Degree course you should have:

  • A relevant HND or equivalent, provided that the total of your learning experience allows you to achieve the aims of the programme

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

What can a Computing Top-Up Degree from Arden University do for me?

  • When you complete the Degree you will be ready for immediate roles within the sector and have a specialist understanding in system design and development and web based solutions.
  • If you have a Computing Degree you can expect to receive one of the highest starting salaries compared to any other subject. (Source: IT World, 2015)
  • Achieving a Degree demonstrates your ability to learn and solve problems in multiple areas
  • Every organisation needs suitably qualified IT professionals to make sure it competes effectively in both the UK and global digital economies.

Some of the jobs that Computing graduates go into include:

  • Software Engineer
  • Application Programmer
  • Systems Analysts & Designers
  • IT Solutions Specialist
  • Web Developer

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study. You could continue your studies with Arden and enrol onto any of the following Postgraduate programmes:

Our Computing Alumni

We’ve had computing students go on to a range of roles including Field Service Quality Engineer, ICT Consultant and IT Systems Administrator, for international companies such as Apple.

Mike Lawns, Computing Student said “I am a freelance programmer and usually that is what I do for a company, no lateral movement, I just go in, do the work and move onto the next project. With the things I have learnt on the course, I can now bring more knowledge on aspects of project management and I can offer my clients a broader experience which could be of use to them.”

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Arden Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

If you have previously completed a relevant HND (or equivalent) then you could achieve a full Undergraduate Honours Degree with just 1 year of further study with Arden University.

Delivered completely online, our Computing Top-Up Degree has a variety of modules designed to give you the knowledge, skills and understanding of Degree level computing.

You will be keeping your finger on the pulse of current developments in the field and using the latest tools to discover, analyse and evaluate the principles and theories used in system design and web based solutions.

Modules

  • Management in IT
  • Current Trends in Networking
  • Computer Systems Security
  • e-Commerce Systems
  • Computing Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Assignments
  • Portfolios of work
  • Complete design documentation
  • Computer based activities
  • Software development & project work

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your Distance Learning studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your Arden tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your new skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

To join us as a student at Arden University you need to meet our eligibility criteria. To be eligible for this Distance Learning BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-up) Degree course you should have:

  • A relevant HND or equivalent, provided that the total of your learning experience allows you to achieve the aims of the programme

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

What can a Computing Top-Up Degree from Arden University do for me?

  • When you complete the Degree you will be ready for immediate roles within the sector and have a specialist understanding in system design and development and web based solutions.
  • If you have a Computing Degree you can expect to receive one of the highest starting salaries compared to any other subject. (Source: IT World, 2015)
  • Achieving a Degree demonstrates your ability to learn and solve problems in multiple areas
  • Every organisation needs suitably qualified IT professionals to make sure it competes effectively in both the UK and global digital economies.

Some of the jobs that Computing graduates go into include:

  • Software Engineer
  • Application Programmer
  • Systems Analysts & Designers
  • IT Solutions Specialist
  • Web Developer

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study. You could continue your studies with Arden and enrol onto any of the following Postgraduate programmes:

Our Computing Alumni

We’ve had computing students go on to a range of roles including Field Service Quality Engineer, ICT Consultant and IT Systems Administrator, for international companies such as Apple.

Mike Lawns, Computing Student said “I am a freelance programmer and usually that is what I do for a company, no lateral movement, I just go in, do the work and move onto the next project. With the things I have learnt on the course, I can now bring more knowledge on aspects of project management and I can offer my clients a broader experience which could be of use to them.”

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Arden Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

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2. Apply online

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