Computing (Top-Up)

BSc (Hons)

Study level
Undergraduate
Years
1-3 years
Study Options
Blended or Online
BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-Up)

Course Overview

Designed to launch your career in computing, this top-up degree will teach you the skills you need to demonstrate your potential to employers. If you’re ready to support real business changes, develop your knowledge on 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, this top-up degree covers all aspects and key disciplines of computing, leaving you to decide where you want to go on your future career path. This fast-track route to your qualification is the equivalent of the final year of undergraduate study, quickly accelerating you to graduate status. Ready to get started?

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On this computing top-up course, you’ll be keeping your finger on the pulse of current developments in an ever-changing and 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 in an industry you love. 

Modules

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

How do we assess you?

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: 

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

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.

Eligibility

To be eligible to study this BSc Computing top-up degree, we need to see that you have: 

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

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. 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.

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Use the dropdown above to find course fees and funding information for your country. If you can’t find information for your country in the dropdown, visit our International support page.

Before getting started with any degree, it’s always nice to know exactly who you’ll be learning from and spending your time with. The School of Computing is made up of a group of experienced, qualified and enthusiastic tutors who design the courses alongside leaders from the business community. 

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.

What can a top-up degree in computing do for me?

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:

  • A specialist understanding of system design and development and web-based solutions
  • The ability to learn and solve problems in multiple areas of computing and business 
  • An in-depth knowledge of computing and the ever-changing trends surrounding it 
  • A demonstrated ability to learn and solve problems
  • A variety of transferable business and management skills

What can I do after Arden University?

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:

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

Your next step into the professional world

Achieving your BSc Computing top-up degree will help you to accelerate your career progression. But there’s more! Beyond the core programme itself, Arden students receive additional support and guidance, developing your employability and CV even further.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you through your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll receive direction at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies.

Which study mode is right for you? You’ll have the choice to complete your degree via online learning or blended learning. Here’s a quick summary of both options, so you can choose the flexible learning model that works best for you. 

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I have learned a lot from the course program and it has given me a good foundation for me to expand my knowledge. The module structure is designed according to my knowledge requirements of my personal IT goals.

Janka Krsteva
Janka Krsteva
BSc Computing Online

Blended Learning

How does it work?

Blended learning involves face to face, on campus, teaching, including eight hours of time-tabled classes spread over two mornings, afternoons, or evenings, at one of our study centres. This study mode provides an element of structure to your day, where you’ll join your fellow classmates at specific times to learn. 
 
Students are then required to complete the rest of their studies online at a time and place that suits them.

Find out more about Blended Learning.

Online Learning

How does it work?

With online learning, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.