Applied Computing - BSc (Hons) [Top-Up] [Part Time]

Level 6 - Honours Degree or BTEC Advanced Professionals or NVQ Level 6 or Equivalent

Subject Area Computing

School Creative and Digital Technologies

Attendance Part-Time

Overview

If you are interested in the field of computing and don’t know what you would like to specialise in or you have interest in more than one area, this course is for you.

This course gives you the opportunity to choose from a range of option modules allowing you to specialise in the area of computing you favour the most. The available option modules include programming, networking and general computing.

On completion of this programme you can progress onto a Masters (MSc) and further specialise in your selected area of computing or move into employment within the industry.

This course can open a number of different doors for you depending on module choices you make; you could gain employment as a systems developer, website developer, applications developer, network engineer or IT analyst.
 

This course runs on the following dates:



Start Date: 17/09/2018 at 09:00
Duration: 2 Years
Venue: Trevelyan Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This programme is for applicants who have recently achieved a Foundation Degree in a computing discipline, such as Computing, ICT Support, Web Development and Management, Games Development, Computer Forensics, Computing for Games and Interactive Media, Network and Security Technologies, Software Applications Development or a closely-related subject, and would like to top up their qualification to an Honours Degree in order to gain the skills and knowledge needed to develop a successful career in their specialist area, across a broad range of disciplines.

This course is designed for Higher Education applicants wishing to enter computing employment or progress to a Masters (MSc) programme. This is a two year part-time course which will prepare you for the challenges and developments in the computing industry.

There is a significant demand for people who can design, develop, implement and manage networked environments, develop websites and software applications, design and develop database applications, and create interactive multimedia based applications, therefore the course has been developed in consultation with key computing contacts throughout the region so you’ll get relevant, career-focussed tuition in a good range of computing areas.
 

Qualification Gained

You will achieve the BSc (Hons) Applied Computing qualification.

How to Apply

Online

Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.

Post

You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
FREEPOST NT920
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 7SA

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.

Telephone

Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

The course covers a range of specialist subjects to provide you with a multi-disciplined approach to computing. Modules on this course include:

Year One

  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Collaborative Development
  • Systems Development (First Semester Option Module)
  • Secure Network Architecture and Design (First Semester Option Module)
  • Mobile Games Design (First Semester Option Module)
  • Forensics Investigation (Second Semester Option Module)
  • Advanced Mobile Development (Second Semester Option Module)
  • Management of Change (Second Semester Option Module)

Year Two

  • Dissertation / Project

Professional placements

You will benefit from our excellent employer links. You are encouraged to undertake work placements and manage live projects for prestigious companies.

This will give you first-hand knowledge and expertise that will help you to gain employment in the career of your choice.
 

Learning Methods

You will learn through a variety of different methods including:

  • Written Practical Assignments
  • Work-Based Project
  • Presentations
  • Vivas
  • Peer Work
  • Independent Study

 

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through a variety of different methods including:

  • In Course Technical Reports
  • Presentations
  • Examinations
  • Case Studies
  • Peer Assessment
  • Work-Based Projects
  • Time-Constrained Assessments

 

Progression Opportunities

You can choose a range of optional modules that will enable you to enter employment in a range of areas such as software applications development, network security and management, mobile applications development or website development.

You could progress further in education and study a Masters (MSc) and further specialise in your selected area of computing.

Career Opportunities

We have excellent contacts with a range of companies many of whom have contributed to the development of the course.

This means that not only can you be assured your course is valued by employers, but that you’ll also have the opportunity to develop your own links with companies.

Entry Requirements

Have successfully achieved 55% or above in a Foundation Degree or HND in a computing related subject.

GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics is normally required for most courses.

If English is not your first language you will also need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above.
 

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Reception
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Additional Course Costs

Higher Education courses

If you are interested in a Foundation Degree, Honours Degree or Postgraduate course you will be pleased to know that Newcastle College has some of the most competitive HE tuition fees in the country. Many people are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England to cover fees. For friendly advice please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.