Applied Computing (Top-Up) BSc (Hons)

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UCAS code: I102
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Top-Up), home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Top-Up), international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 14580 Per year

What makes this course different

  • 1st

    Our Computer Science course is ranked 1st for student satisfaction amongst all London universities (Guardian 2019)

  • 2nd

    Our computing courses are 2nd in London and 3rd in the country overall amongst all modern universities (Guardian 2019)

  • Top-up your diploma

    Join the third year of our Applied Computing course and top-up your Diploma or Foundation Degree to a full BSc

Course modules

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Mental Wealth; Professional Life 3 (Project)

Computer and Network Security

Enterprise Architecture and Cloud Computing

Project Management

Work Based Learning

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

No industry can survive without computer systems. Graduate with a BCS-accredited degree and industry standard recognition from Microsoft IT and CompTIA. Your computer science expertise will be recognised across sectors. This degree is a springboard for professional careers in any sector. Or, if you have an entrepreneurial impulse, we can support you with that too. We will give you help and advice on launching your own start-up; we are ranked sixth in the UK for annual graduate start-ups.

Industry links

We have links with Microsoft IT, CompTIA Academy, Cisco and AWS.

Graduate employers


Job roles

The kinds of roles you could go into include information security, software design, data analytics, software engineering, network, system or database administration, systems architecture, education or technical sales.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

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The lecturers have excellent links with industry through which I was able to secure a placement and land my dream job as a software developer before graduation."
Roman Shrestha

BSc (Hons) Computer Science graduate

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top. 

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

We encourage an educational experience that is active, social, collaborative, engaging and student-owned.

You will have access to a variety of resources ensuring your learning experience goes beyond the classroom. Our Docklands campus has excellent computing resources, including specialised labs to study networking and operating system environments such as Windows and Linux.

    Guided independent study

    When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects and preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, and specialist facilities, such as game labs, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

    Academic support

    You'll be given software tools for programming, database development, computer-aided software engineering, internet access and web-based development. 

    You'll gain insights from our industrial partners through guest lectures and visits which ensure that you stay on top of what this dynamic industry demands.

    Dedicated personal tutor

    Computer science may involve the study of robotics, but we're not robots - and neither are you. Our teaching staff will give you a great deal of personal attention and feedback as you get to grips with the course content. You'll have an academic adviser to oversee your progress, module leaders for different parts of the course and tutors for each year group.



    Your timetable

    You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year depending on your course. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm.

    Class sizes

    A significant proportion of your time will also be spent working in groups with your fellow students. Experience in group work is essential for graduates who wish to work in the IT industry. The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work.

How you'll be assessed

Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the workload manageable. Assessment methods include group work, exams and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development and practical activities depending on the nature of the course. All grades count towards your module mark. 

More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides. You will always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face-to-face assessments.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.


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Statistics for BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Top-Up) Degree, Full Time

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What our students and staff say

Dr Aaron Kans
It is a huge privilege and honour to be able to make a difference to people's lives, from all backgrounds, and to be part of a university that offers these transformational opportunities to students that may have not been given these opportunities before."

Dr Aaron Kans

Head of Department (Computer Science & Digital Technologies)

Computer game design story development
The curriculum is delivered by highly skilled and qualified lecturers who are always willing to help us not only in the areas pertinent to their modules but also in our endeavours outside of the classroom. The assessments are well-planned for the overall development of our ability to think outside the box whilst working on real-life projects. The world-class facilities and support I have received as an international student from Nepal have made me realise that choosing UEL to mould my career path was the best decision that I’ve ever made."

Roman Shrestha

BSc (Hons) Computer Science graduate