Applied Computing BA/BSc (Hons) Top-Up

Applied Computing BA/BSc (Hons) Top-Up

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Applied Computing BA/BSc (Hons) Top-Up

If you are interested in a systems development and management career and currently hold a Foundation Degree or HND (Higher National Diploma) or equivalent, the BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Top-Up) allows you to gain a full undergraduate degree within one year of study.

Students study intensively over one year to build the advanced programming, web development, systems analysis and networking skills required by graduate employers.

The programme builds on students’ existing knowledge and skills to enable them to operate immediately at a professional level in IT sectors of commerce and industry.

It develops appropriate personal, intellectual and subject-specific skills to enable students to consider and evaluate a range of technical and broad-based issues from a strategic perspective.

You will gain the technical and business computing knowledge required by industry whilst developing the problem solving skills expected of future computing professionals.

Covering key advanced topics software development, internet technology, network security, and IT strategy, the course equips students for a career in the computing industry.

The Applied Computing BA/BSc (Hons) Top-Up course includes a project module that provides the student with an opportunity to specialise in an aspect of computing that is of particular interest to the individual. The course is delivered within fully equipped computing labs that provide access to industry-standard computer hardware and software. These courses help students develop vocationally related technical skills and abilities, along with academic insight and understanding. They are designed to reflect contemporary computing practice.

You will also undertake a significant project; selecting, developing and justifying the need for a practical application for a business-related situation. This project will develop your skills in research, assessment of feasibility and project management and will allow you to tailor your study to your desired career pathway within the computing industry.

Course Length: 1 years;

Start dates:  January / May / September;

Applied Computing BA/BSc (Hons) Top-Up

Course Structure

    • Mobile Application Development
    • Object-Oriented Modelling & Design
    • Project Management & Professional Development
    • Web Application Development
    • Object Oriented and Web Programming
    • Security Management


    * The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

You will study a wide range of topics, from systems development and strategic systems management, to social and current issues in computing, and professional management and practice. You will also complete a case project, which will provide you with the opportunity to apply all of your existing skills to a substantial software development problem. You will be taught using a range of methods, including: lectures, seminars, and practical workshops, where you will develop your skills in specialist computing laboratories. Each module of study is assessed by coursework assignments or end-of-module examinations or both.

The individual project may be initiated by the University, the student, or an external client and consists of an end product and a report explaining and evaluating the project process. All modules have some elements of practical work, the majority of which require the use of computer systems.

After completing your undergraduate degree, if you decide to enhance your career prospects even further you can apply for a postgraduate Master program. For more information regarding progression please contact Atlantic London.

You could work in telecommunications, aerospace, security, financial services, marketing, public service, the creative industries and teaching. You will be prepared to be a software developer, database administrator, web master or project manager.


You can further your career in professions such as:


  • Network Manager
  • Computer Network Architecture
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • It Security Consultant
  • It Specialist
  • Fraud Analyst
  • Business Analyst/Technical Writer
  • Technical Product Manager
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Tester/Developer
  • Systems Designer/Analyst
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Fraud Analyst
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Project Manager
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Application Support Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Technical Program Manager
  • Web Application Developer
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Systems Analyst

And more;

  • The (Top-Up)  course is designed for applicants holding a Level 5 qualification such as a Higher National Diploma, or other equivalents or have completed the second year of a relevant and comparable degree;
  • Applicants must have a relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits in any Business and/or Management related areas;
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language;
  • Qualifications are checked before enrolment by the institution where you’ll apply;
  • Students must bring their original diploma when coming for registration;


The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.


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If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.