Applied Computing: Software Applications - BSc (Hons) [Top-Up] [Full-Time]

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

Subject Area Computing

Attendance Full-Time

UCAS Code  8G12

Overview

This course is for students interested in pursuing a career in software applications development. This course will give you the skills you need to be an effective programmer and the capability to  gain employment as a website developer or mobile applications developer.

Like all of our programmes of study, we have worked closely with local employers to ensure the course content and skills that you will develop on this course, is that sought after by industry.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk.
Duration: 1 Year
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 Software Applications, Computing, Web Development and Management, 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 within the IT industry. 

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

There is a significant demand for people who can develop websites and software 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 (Software Applications) qualification.

How to Apply

Apply 

Applications for full-time degrees at Newcastle College University Centre need to be made through UCAS. You can visit our institution page on UCAS here.

If you are an international student please visit our international application section for further information about how to apply and entrance requirements. Additional start dates may be available please speak to our International Office on +44 191 226 6323 or email international@ncl-coll.ac.uk

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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:

Modules

  • Dissertation / Project
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Collaborative Development
  • Web Based APIs
  • Advanced Mobile Development

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
  • Viva Discussions

 

Progression Opportunities

You can choose a range of optional modules that will enable you to enter employment within the IT industry as a website developer or a mobile applications developer. 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, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

 

Course Costs

Higher Education courses

Newcastle College’s tuition fee for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students studying a degree starting in 2019 is £9,000 per year. Students can choose to pay their tuition fees upfront or take out a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company, which currently defers payment until individuals earn over £25,000 per year after graduation. Students can apply for student finance by registering their details at gov.uk/studentfinance or alternatively they can apply for student finance on their UCAS application form.