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BSc (Hons) Computing Science (Top-Up) (Validated by The Open University)

Level 6
Full-Time/Part-Time
23/24
OUComputingHons
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Overview

This course aims to produce high quality graduates who have obtained the relevant competencies to undertake roles within one of the many computing disciplines. The programme has been developed to produce professional and competent staff for the computing industry.

Please see link to OU Regulations for validated awards of the Open University here

Download the full programme specification here

This course aims to produce high quality graduates who wish to top up from a Foundation Degree or HND to a full BSc Honours Degree in Computing Science in one year.

  • Full Time: 1 Year - 2 Semesters
  • Part Time: 2 Years - 2 Semesters Per Year

Year One

  • Research Methods and Design
  • Device Programming
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Digital Business Technology
  • Dissertation

For admission to this course the following qualifications are accepted:

  • Two A'levels (grades A-E) and three passes at GCSE (Grades A-C/4-9)
  • BTEC National Qualifications awarded by Pearson
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Diploma
  • Relevant Level 3 National Vocational Qualifications with Substantive Experiential Learning
  • European, International or Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Higher or Advances Highers of the Scottish Qualification Authority Irish Leaving Certificate with a combination of Ordinary and Higher levels
  • Successful completion of an access course or relevant foundation course
  • A relevant BTEC Higher National Certificate Awarded by Pearson
  • Students who do not hold any formal level 3/4 qualifications but hold significant and relevant Industrial experience may gain admission through experiential learning and should request for the College Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure.
  • In addition, entry to the BSc Honours Computing Top-Up programme requires applicants to have an Ulster University or Queen’s University Belfast Foundation Degree with a pass mark of 55% or above in Level 5 modules. (or other relevant Level 5 qualification such as a Pearson’s Higher National Certificate/Diploma) in a computing related discipline.
  • Candidates presenting with Foundation Degrees or Higher National Certificates or Diplomas from other awarding bodies will be considered under RPL procedures.
  • Students must also hold GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 (grade C) or above. (or equivalent, Level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are also accepted).
  • Have reached the age of 18 years on admission.

Full Time Course - Entry Requirements for International Students:

International students must meet the general entrance requirements for admission to any College First Degree, Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma.

Students, for whom English is not their first language, must demonstrate their competence in written and spoken English at IELTS – Academic 6.0, with minimum 5.5 in all four elements of the test.

Various assessment methods may be involved throughout the course consisting of: coursework assignments, coursework practicals, in-class tests and formal examinations.

The articulation route for successful graduates from the BSc (Hons) Computing (Top Up) allows for progression onto University Master Degree courses in computing related disciplines subject to individual course requirements. Employment opportunities may also exist on successful completion.

Teaching Delivery Statement
The teaching and learning strategy within this programme will comprise of a range of delivery methods such as face to face, online and blended. All methods used have the full agreement of students, external examiners and awarding body partners.

Fees

2023/24 fees:

Full-Time: £4.710 per year (payable on an annual basis)

Part-Time: £310 per 20-credit module. £620 for 40-credit Dissertation module

For 2024/25 fees, please refer to our Fees and Charges Policy on the College website.

International Student Fees

2023/24 fees:

Full Time: £9,500 per year (payable on an annual basis)

For 2024/25 fees, please refer to our Fees and Charges Policy on the College website.

Other Fees Associated with the Course

During your course you may be required to purchase course text books or specific software and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £100 per year.

4 Available Sessions

*The fees quoted are per annum and are payable for each year of the course’s duration.

Dungannon

Full-Time

P6031DF10A

Session Code

1 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

16

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

23/24

Academic Year

11/09/2023

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

John.Lyons@swc.ac.uk

Coordinator(s)

Total Annual Fee £4,710.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

Dungannon

Part-Time

P6031DP10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

8

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

23/24

Academic Year

11/09/2023

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

John.Lyons@swc.ac.uk

Coordinator(s)

Total Annual Fee £930.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

Enniskillen

Full-Time

P6031EF10A

Session Code

1 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

16

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

23/24

Academic Year

11/09/2023

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Bronagh.McNamee@swc.ac.uk

Coordinator(s)

Total Annual Fee £4,710.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

Enniskillen

Part-Time

P6031EP10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

8

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

23/24

Academic Year

11/09/2023

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Bronagh.McNamee@swc.ac.uk

Coordinator(s)

Total Annual Fee £930.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

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