Chichester College

Computing (BSc Hons Top-up) Chichester College Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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This comprehensive computing degree provides the diverse skills and knowledge you’ll need for a career in a wide range of computing roles. The course includes units on software development, databases, web development, network management and HCI. A range of assessments will help you build practical experience in developing mobile applications, databases and managing networks, culminating in a final project.

The top-up degree is a perfect complement to the HND program of study, and with only one academic year of study the student can achieve a BSc(Hons) in Computing that is highly desirable to any employer in the Computing industry. Students study under the guidance of experienced lecturers who provide technical tuition alongside vital industry context.

The aim of the course is to provide you with the skills and knowledge within a wide range of computing disciplines which should adequately prepare you for the world of work. In order to achieve this, it is important that we acknowledge and respond to the fact that we are preparing you for a dynamic and fast changing professional environment. As a result, you will encounter many new and emerging technologies in this course, reflecting and building upon the diverse backgrounds, research interests and expertise of our own staff.

This qualification is accredited by Southampton Solent University.

Course details


You will be expected to study and complete 5 modules; 3 in semester one and 2 in semester 2. These comprise: Network Management, Engineering Mobile Applications, Data Science, Human Computer Interaction and a final Project. This project is a core unit offered in the second semester and is a double unit worth 40 CATS. This unit is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to conduct a self-managed project of significant scale and complexity. The project should reflect theory and practice drawn from the named award being undertaken by the student and be related to real world applications.

Assessment method

The course uses a variety of assessment methods (report, professional discussion, presentation, portfolio and timed assessment) to ensure you graduate with well-rounded business skills and can apply theory in practice. Each module sets out the required assessment which usually consists of one to two assessment methods. The course is designed to be as flexible as possible to fit around your
work and personal commitments. Taught interactive sessions will mostly take place on Tuesday (6pm- 9pm) and Wednesday evenings
from 5pm-9pm. There are some flexibilities within the timetable to choose an option that is of most interest, or perhaps better fit your
other commitments. Term 2 and 3 are focused on work placement, or setting up your own business and independent research.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code I100
Institution code C57
Campus name Chichester Campus
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted

You would typically have a Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree in Business with 240 credits. We recognise that learning can be achieved in many ways and it may be possible to enter the programme with evidence of relevant prior learning at level 5/6.

Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 No factor below 5.5. For those resident in the UK who have suitable work experience, a college English test is available to show competency in English.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Whole course
EU £9,250 Whole course
England £9,250 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9,250 Whole course
Scotland £9,250 Whole course
Wales £9,250 Whole course

Additional fee information

This fee is exclusively for those studying the Bachelor of Science and Arts Level 6

Provider information

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Chichester College
Westgate Fields
PO19 1SB

Course contact details

Higher Education Admissions

01243 786321

Fax: 01243 539481