Course Information


BSc (Hons) Computing Science (Top-Up) (Validated by The Open University)

The Open University
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 12 September 2022
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 16
Total Hours: 480
Fee: 4630
Places Available: 24
Course Coordinator: John.Lyons@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 12 September 2022
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 8
Total Hours: 240
Fee: 930
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: John.Lyons@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 12 September 2022
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 16
Total Hours: 480
Fee: 4630
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Bronagh.McNamee@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 12 September 2022
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 8
Total Hours: 240
Fee: 930
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Bronagh.McNamee@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 12 September 2022
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 16
Total Hours: 480
Fee: 4630
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: Shauna.McKeown@swc.ac.uk

Description

This course aims to produce high quality graduates who have obtained the relevant competencies to undertake roles within one of the many computing disciplines. The programme has been developed to produce professional and competent staff for the computing industry.

Additional Information

Full Time: 1 Year - 2 Semesters Per Year Part Time: 2 Years - 2 Semesters Per Year

  • Please see link to OU Regulations for validated awards of the Open University here
  • Download the full programme specification here

  • Teaching Delivery Statement

    The teaching and learning strategy within this programme will comprise of a range of delivery methods such as face to face, online and blended. All methods used have the full agreement of students, external examiners and awarding body partners
    *The fees quoted are payable for each year.

    Terms & Conditions

    Students are required to:• Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: www.swc.ac.uk and on the College VLE).• Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.• Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme.*In order to achieve a BSc hons a student will have to have gained at least an average of 50% across all their modules.*However, students can exit the course with an average of 40-49% and gain a BSc Computing qualification.

    Course Content

    This course aims to produce high quality graduates who wish to top up from a Foundation Degree or HND to a full BSc Honours Degree in Computing Science in one year.

    Core Modules

    Research Methods and Design

  • Device Programming
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Digital Business Technology
  • Dissertation

    Optional Modules

    N/A

    Assessment Method

    Various assessment methods may be involved throughout the course consisting of; coursework assignments, coursework practical's, in-class tests and formal examinations.

    Progression Opportunities

    The articulation route for successful graduates from the BSc (Hons) Computing (Top Up) allows for progression onto university master degree courses in computing related disciplines subject to individual course requirements. Employment opportunities may also exist on successful completion.

  • Entry Requirements

    For admission to this course the following qualifications are accepted:

  • Two A'levels (grades A-E) and three passes at GCSE (Grades A-C/4-9)
  • BTEC National Qualifications awarded by Pearson
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Diploma
  • Relevant Level 3 National Vocational Qualifications with Substantive Experiential Learning
  • European, International or Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Higher or Advances Highers of the Scottish Qualification Authority
  • Irish Leaving Certificate with a combination of Ordinary and Higher levels
  • Successful completion of an access course or relevant foundation course
  • A relevant BTEC Higher National Certificate Awarded by Pearson. Students who do not hold any formal level 3/4 qualifications but hold significant and relevant Industrial experience may gain admission through experiential learning and should request for the College Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure. In addition entry to the BSc Honours Computing Top-Up programme requires applicants to have successfully completed an Ulster University or Queen's Foundation Degree with a pass mark of 55% or above in Level 5 modules (or other relevant Level 5 qualification such as a Pearson's Higher National Certificate/ Diploma) in a Computing related discipline. Candidates presenting with Foundation Degrees or Higher National Certificates or Diplomas from other awarding bodies will be considered under RPL procedures. Students must also hold GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 (grade C) or above. (Level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are also accepted). Have reached the age of 18 years on admission.

    International Student Entry Requirements

    Full Time Option: International students must meet the general entrance requirements for admission to any College First Degree, Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma. English language requirements for international applicants is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE – Pass at Level 3 also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.