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

Level 6
Full-Time/Part-Time
24/25
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.

South West College is approved by The Open University as an appropriate organisation to offer higher education programmes leading to Open University validated awards. The Open University regulations can be found https://swc.ac.uk/assets/uploads/Regulations-for-validated-awards-of-the-OU.pdf

You can also 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:

  • 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 an ordinary degree (bachelor's without honours) in this subject area, and who wish to top up to a full honours degree (bachelor's with honours), may 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.

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

English language requirements for international applicants is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE – Pass at Level 3 also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.


Various assessment methods may be involved throughout the course consisting of coursework assignments, coursework practical, 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

2024/25 fees:

Full-Time: £4.750 per year (payable on an annual basis)

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

For 2025/26 fees, please refer to our Fees and Charges Policy on the College website.

International Student Fees

2024/25 fees:

Full Time: £9,500 per year

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 or more 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

16.5

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

24/25

Academic Year

09/09/2024

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

John.Lyons@swc.ac.uk

Coordinator(s)

Total Annual Fee £4,750.00

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

24/25

Academic Year

09/09/2024

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

16.5

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

24/25

Academic Year

09/09/2024

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Bronagh.McNamee@swc.ac.uk

Coordinator(s)

Total Annual Fee £4,750.00

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

24/25

Academic Year

09/09/2024

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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