BSc. Computer Science (top up)
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2020/2021. Please refer to the Programme coordinator for further details.
This computing course enables you to ‘top-up’ your existing qualifications to the internationally recognised ‘bachelors degree’ classification if you have an HND or an undergraduate level certificate, diploma or equivalent, in computing or a closely related field.
Mature students who do not have the formal qualifications, but who have a firm background in computing, will also be considered for entry to the programme. Professional references and a personal statement will be required to determine suitability.
Delivered fully online (part-time) means you can study at a pace and place that suits you.
You can pay for this course flexibly on a module-by-module basis. This means that you don’t have to pay the full course cost upfront.
This course will allow you to develop a critical understanding of the analysis, design, development, testing, and evaluation of computing systems. In the modern world, regardless of the career path that you take, some aspect of computing is increasingly likely to play a role in your work. A degree in this area gives you a foundation for exploiting this trend.
The course contains additional professional modules which are:
- Project Management for Information Systems
- Artificial Intelligence
- Web Technologies
- Software Engineering Methods
- Software Development
- Database Systems
Required documents required
- Copies of your educational certificates (HND, Diploma or equivalent, SSCE or equivalent with 5 credit passes at most 2 sittings)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Mathematics GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent)
- A substantial personal statement about why you want to study this programme, what you hope to gain from the course and where you see your future development taking your career.
- A copy of the photo page of your passport
How you’ll be taught
This top-up course is delivered fully online and will take between 6 and 12 months to complete, subject to your pace of study and module availability. You’ll study all your modules at a time over 4 accelerated semesters. The online materials have been designed to support you to study at a place and pace which suits your needs.
Study modules and courses mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study or what the university uses as their naming standard.