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BSc (Hons) (top-up) Computing (full-time)

Key course information

Computing and Information Technology


1 year

University Level

7570.00 per year

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Course Overview

Delivered at our Chippenham campus, the design of this programme is informed by the industry needs and modules studied ensure you will acquire the high level technical abilities and knowledge needed in the industry as well as developing research skills to be innovative.You will have access to industry standard software and will be able put into practice the theory in workplace settings.The course aims to provide you with a balanced set of knowledge and skills emphasising the personal, interpersonal and project skills necessary to make these skills applicable to the modern workplace. The Computing project will provide you with the opportunity to put into practice the academic knowledge acquired during the degree.

What will I learn?

The top-up year typically involves modules in the following subjects:

- Computing Project
- Artificial Intelligence
- Software Engineering
- Software Project Management
- Principles of Secure Operating Systems
- Cloud Computing and The Internet of Things
- Advanced Object-Oriented Programming

Please note:

Modules and course content are subject to change.

Entry Requirements

This top-up year has been designed as a progression route for the Foundation Degree in Computing at Wiltshire College & University Centre.

In order to progress onto the top-up year, Foundation Degree students will need to achieve a Merit in the Foundation Degree in Computing.

It will also be open to students from other institutions and other Computing related programmes that possess the following qualifications:

- At least Merit (55%) in a Foundation Degree in Computing subject.

- At least Merit in HND in a Computing subject with a software development component.
- Direct entry after having completed level 5 at university level in a computing related subject.

Students for whom English is not their main language also need to show that their English is at a high enough level to succeed in their studies.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment across the programme includes written assignments including reports, case studies and presentations.

The emphasis is on assessment via coursework. However, you may have to complete short in class tests and / or examinations to support completion of criteria and to test your understanding within classes.

Additional Costs and Information

You may be required to attend an interview and you can apply for this programme via the UCAS website.

The UCAS institution code for this programme is O66.

The UCAS course code for this programme is I102.

The cost of this programme is £7,570 per year (£9,270 for international students).

There may be additional costs for educational trips and visits. However, these are to be confirmed.

You may be required to purchase additional books as identified by your individual lecturers.

The Office for Students (OfS), the new independent regulator for Higher Education in England, has confirmed that Wiltshire College is successfully registered as a provider for Higher Education and that students are eligible for funding and student support from Student Finance England. Please visit for more information.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

On completion of the top-up year, you could choose to progress into one of the following careers:- Data / System Analyst - Network Technician - Project Manager - Software Engineer - Systems Engineer - System Support Technician - Web Developer

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