Computing (Top-up) at University Centre Farnborough - UCAS

Course summary

Complete your computing studies with our one-year top-up degree. If you have previously studied a HND or foundation degree in computing this programme will enable you to ‘top-up’ your existing skills and qualifications into a full honours degree. This top-up degree starts each September and is awarded by the University of Surrey. • One-year qualification to ‘top-up’ existing qualifications to a full honours degree • A route into careers related to computing including software, design, development and more • Gain industry recognised certifications, such as the CISCO CCNA semester awards • Taught at University Centre Farnborough, with modern facilities including our computing suite with access to the latest software • Enhance your knowledge, understanding and skills ready to enter into successful employment in the computing industry Whether it is for work or home, information technology is at the heart of our everyday lives. According to prospects, there are currently one million people working in IT in the UK. Being a graduate with proficient computing skills could open up opportunities in a diverse range of careers in different sectors. At Farnborough, you will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to succeed in an IT working environment. Not only will you develop skills specific to IT but our course provides opportunities for you to develop behaviours for work, for example by undertaking a group project, or responding to a client brief. As part of the course you will also earn vendor qualifications including CISCO semester awards, which are recognised by employers. WHO IS THE PROGRAMME FOR? This computing programme is perfect if you have an interest in the world of information technology. You might currently be studying a HND in Computing, already working in the sector, returning to education after a break, or wish to transfer from another college or university. WHAT WILL I STUDY? Learning in our dedicated IT suites, you will build on your existing knowledge of theory while developing essential critical and analytical skills. During this course you will expand your computing skills, exploring topics such as artificial intelligence, networking, systems integration and cyber security.


• Advanced Web Management • Artificial Intelligence • Advanced Networking (inc. CISCO semesters three & four) • Database Administration • Final Year Project • Real Time & Embedded Systems • Systems Integration

Assessment method

A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes in-class tests, assessed practical work, assessed coursework/assignments, and formative assessment through assignment work feedback, practical demonstrations, project report, project presentation and examination. HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT? You will be taught in a variety of ways. This includes lectures, individual presentations, practical’s, independent and group exercises.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

This degree is suitable for students with a Foundation Degree or equivalent. HE Level 5 in a relevant subject, Pass 50% average where classified.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Channel Islands £8000 Year 1
EU £8000 Year 1
International £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Computing (Top-up) at University Centre Farnborough - UCAS