Designed to launch your career in computing, this top-up degree will teach you the skills you need to demonstrate your value to employers. If you’re ready to support real business changes, develop your knowledge of IT security, and explore technology trends from all over the world, then this is the right course for you.
Developing your professional level business skills and an understanding of computing, this course will fulfil your career aspirations in the world of computing and business - whatever your goals are. Designed to bring out your best potential, your top-up degree cover all aspects and key disciplines of computing, leaving you to decide where you want to go on your future career path.
The perfect choice for anyone who’s already completed a HND in computing (or equivalent), this fast-track route to a full degree is the equivalent of the final year of undergraduate study, quickly accelerating you to graduate status.
On our computing top-up course, you’ll be keeping your finger on the pulse of current developments in an exciting field. You’ll also have the opportunity discover, analyse, and evaluate the principles and theories used in system design and web-based solutions. These skills are designed to set you up for a successful future as a confident professional.
The course gave me the confidence and skills to go for senior jobs that I wouldn’t have previously. I have been promoted several times since.
"I was already in the working world and running two businesses. Not to mention I also have a young family, so the freedom online learning offered, and the cost effectiveness of the course, was a big draw for me."
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Authentic assessments that relate to potential careers. Our assessments are based on the skills needed by employers in the real world – we don’t have any exams because you won’t be sitting exams in the field. On our computing course assessments are designed to prepare you for the world of work, focusing on practical application of knowledge through the creation of artefacts, presentations, case studies and reports.
The way we assess our students offers you regular opportunities to demonstrate your strengths and knowledge in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to assess and track your progress. These methods include:
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
To be eligible to study this BSc Computing top-up degree, we need to see that you have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.
We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this computing top-up degree.
We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experience.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
Arden University’s industry aligned computing programmes are focused on your needs as a student and the skills required by employers. We provide you with one-to-one support and contextualised learning so that you fully understand the latest developments and concepts being put into practice in data analytics, cloud-based technologies, software development and databases. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
It’s your graduate status that employers will be interested in, along with the transferable skills you have gained during your degree. These include analytical and critical thinking, problem solving, strong interpersonal and communication skills and an appreciation of organisational behaviour and structures. These skills show strong potential for future development in multiple areas, leaving your career options wide open.
By developing a wide range of transferable skills throughout your studies, you’ll graduate with an exciting variety of employment opportunities. Once you’ve completed your degree, you’ll have:
Graduates of this computing top-up degree have a much wider range of options available to them than just the subject matter of their course. So the possibilities are endless! Some of the typical job roles you might want to explore include:
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include:
To help support your academic journey, Arden University pays for your student membership in the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
The IET is recognised globally as a hallmark of quality and professionalism and can help boost your prospects with tips, tools and techniques you’ll use for life. It is home to more than 154,000 engineering and technology professionals in 148 countries.
As a student member of the IET, you’ll have access to the student hub, which includes a digital library (IET’s research and intelligence resources), virtual library (thousands of online eBooks, eJournals, magazines, and reports), IET.tv, and valuable mentoring opportunities.