Applied Computing

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 BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (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

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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;

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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.

 

Government Founds                                                                                                         

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.

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BA/BSc (Hons) Applied Computing

The BA/BSc (Hons) Applied Computing degree is designed to develop a number of practical skills which are useful in any field of computing. Students gain invaluable skills in using the latest technology and specialised software, thus enhancing their employability. Computing is one of the biggest drivers in the global economy and the way we live our lives today. By entering the IT sector, you’re joining one of the fastest-growing around. There’s great demand for expert IT and computing skills in every industry. The degree would be ideal for students in graphics arts and electronic publishing, and would provide an appropriate foundation for a student who wishes to pursue a career in the emerging field of education technology.

BA/BSc (Hons) Applied Computing degree emphasises hands-on opportunities to gain competence with a range of technologies including databases, website development tools, and visual software development environments. You will learn to use these tools to solve real problems, focussing on business applications. Since computing is a fast-changing field, you will also develop skills to keep up to date with new technologies, including skills in new software – by building on what you know about how software-based systems work. Applied Computing is where computing, science, design, and society meet. You will learn how technologies are integrated to build systems, how to find out what your customers’ software need are, and how to design useful and usable software.

Throughout the course 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. Develop the knowledge and skills you need to create technologies and applications that will change the world. Developed with leading employers, this course will fully prepare you for a fast-paced, rewarding career. Using a combination of work-based learning and lectures, we’ll help you develop a thorough understanding of computing theory, principles and technologies, along with practical training in how to apply them to many different fields and needs. Course content is constantly developing, in line with the latest research, technology and industry demands. By the time you graduate you’ll be a highly trained computer scientist, with a sound general knowledge of the field, a solid range of specialisms and the skills needed to translate user needs and available technologies into creative solutions.

 

Course Length:  3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;

Start dates:  January / May / September

Course Structure

Year 1

  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Computer Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Web Development
  • Data visualisation
  • Physical computing

 

Year 2

  • Software Engineering
  • Network Routing
  • Database Design and Implementation
  • Network Services Engineering
  • Interaction and Usability
  • Computing Research Methods
  • Computer systems

 

Year 3

  • Professional Issues: Computing and Society
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Undergraduate Major Project
  • Database Systems
  • Secure Internet Programming
  • Networks and Data Communications

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

This course is taught using a range of methods, including: lectures, seminars, and practical workshops, where you will develop your skills. Each module of study is assessed by coursework assignments, 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.

This course will prepare you for a career in technical fields, such as, computer operations, computer systems sales and service, programming, systems analysis, software engineering and technical authorship. You’ll also be well equipped to work in professions that require a combination of computing and other capabilities, especially in the world of business and commerce.

 

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;

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) and/or relevant work experience;
  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed provided they could demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.
  • If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree.
  • 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.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Self-Founding

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.

 

Government Founds                                                                                                         

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.

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HND Applied Computing

The HND in Applied Computing is the use of technology to enhance the speed and the efficiency of the transfer of information. You will learn about the key areas of computing, which are networking, computer hardware, programming, web design and information systems such as databases. You will have chance to explore and develop new skills, including some of the latest elements of computing such as HTML5.

The enormous growth of the Internet, the proliferation of computer networks, programmable devices and information systems in various forms, and the highly accelerated rate of change ensures a continuing requirement for employees with contemporary computing related skills and qualifications.The Internet, in particular, is a major technological revolution that is having and will continue to have an enormous impact in society. The radical, transformational change that has been observed in the arena of computing, and organisations’ dependence on technology for competitive advantage are compelling reasons to incorporate new ideas, paradigms and technologies into computing related programmes.

The qualifications provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in their related sector and allow for direct progression to employment or progression to higher education.

HND Diploma in Applied Computing will provide you with a range of skills in a technological and management context. The award has good coverage of programming languages but in recent times computing has come to also include networking and the software associated with data storage and information retrieval and management. The broad choice of computing modules, together with significant project work enables you to customise your award in your area of interest. You will study hardware and software associated with storage, management of data and the retrieval of information. During the second year you will undertake a major project, which allows you to customise your award in the area you are interested in. You will be supported and facilitated throughout your period of study to ensure it is an enriching experience. You will develop your transferable skills such as teamwork, verbal and written communications and personal organisation and be encouraged to take responsibility for your own decisions and learning.

 

Course Length: 2 years;

Start dates: January/February, April/May, June/July, August/September;

Course Structure

Year 1

  • Business Skills for e-Commerce
  • Computer Systems
  • Employability & Professional Development
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Website Design
  • Database Design Concepts
  • Procedural Programming
  • Network Technologies

Year 2

  • Project Design, Implementation & Evaluation
  • Data Analysis & Design
  • Web Applications Development
  • Internet Server Management
  • Digital Image Creation & Development
  • Programming in Java
  • Wide Area Networking Technologies
  • Computer Games Design and Development

 

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

Assessment is based on assignments, typically one assignment per unit. These assignments will vary and include a mix of formal reports, presentations and practical tasks, but there will be no formal exams.  You won’t have to write any exams during your HND; instead you will focus on gaining practical, applicable skills through real-world case studies and group and individual assignments.  Learners are assessed using a variety of methods, including group work, tutorials, lectures, seminars presentations, role play and case study analyses, written assignments. All units will be individually graded as ‘passes, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. To achieve a full qualification you must pass all 8 units to achieve the higher certificate and all 16 units to achieve the higher diploma.

This course can lead to direct progression to the second or third year of an honours degree in computing, or a closely related discipline, at a university. It will also enable progression on to further study such as a Professional Development Qualification or vendor qualifications offered by Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, CompTIA, Oracle and VM Ware. For Top-up you can choose courses like Applied Computing, Computing Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems and more.

The course is highly relevant to a range of careers in the IT sector such as information system design and management, IT manufacturing, IT maintenance and technical services areas, e-business strategy and/or technical support, systems analysts, software engineers and developers.

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) or relevant work experience;
  • 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;
  • An interview with the college is compulsory prior student registration.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Self-Founding

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.

Government Founds                                                                                                         

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.

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