BSc (Hons) top-up Business Computing

Start date(s):
11 Sep 2017
1 year
Level 6
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Attendance Pattern:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
£3000 per year


The computing sector is experiencing more growth than any other area of business, which means computing graduates will be in demand by employers. This new and dynamic programme will top-up your foundation degree in an IT related area to a degree. It can help you to develop a career as a business computing professional in areas such as web programming, IT management, information analysis and software development.

You will study modules that focus on areas such as research methods, business intelligence, project management, mobile application, digital media business and marketing and social media.


Research Methods – this module aims to introduce a variety of research methodologies and examines how to specify and contextualise a research problem, collect data, analyse and present data and evaluate the methodology applied.

Business Intelligence – this module examines the most significant technologies associated with business intelligence, big data and data analytics with an emphasis on applications in the corporate sector.

Project Management – this module aims to develop a modern approach to the design, implementation and management of IT related projects applying latest principles, techniques and research.

Mobile Application Project – This module is involves the development of a substantial artefact related to digital media. This will be accompanied with a detailed report and presentation to demonstrate and discuss the end product.

Computing Project - This module enables learners to explore computing, information and communications technologies in substantial depth. It provides learners the opportunity to develop their abilities in solution development and gain practical experience of independent learning and reflective practice in solution development.

Social Media – This module examines developments in communication channels and the business implications of social media technologies. You will develop a sound appreciation of the applications and opportunities for the commercial sector to capitalize on social media.


Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.

You could progress to a master's degree or apply for a wide range of graduate level jobs in the industry.

What else?

The industry standard CCNA certification is included as part of this programme.


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Entry Criteria

HND or foundation degree in a subject related to computing / IT with 240 credits or equivalent of a recognised UK undergraduate award in a relevant subject.