BSc (Hons) Computing & Systems Development (top-up)

Our Computing and Systems Development top-up course has specifically been designed to help you achieve a full BSc (Hons) degree in this specialism. You will build on the knowledge and skills you have attained from previous study and expand your learning of networks, e-commerce and mobile technologies with imaginative and interesting lectures.

You will explore fundamental programming concepts, paradigms and programming languages, while thinking logically and imaginatively to develop creative solutions to problems.

You can study this top-up course full-time for one year, or part-time for two years, but either option will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and applications of computing and systems development preparing you for a career in the design and implementation of web and mobile based systems.


Hastings (Ore)


Level 6

Course Type

HE (Degree Level)


Higher Education (HE)


Options Course Code Starts Ends Annual Fee Overseas Fee
enquire apply 16647 25/09/23 14/06/24 £7995 £9000

What will I study?

You will be able work in your own dedicated space, with access to the latest PC and Mac equipment and software.

  • Visiting guest lecturers, industry experts, and returning students will provide you with thought-provoking lectures, giving you a real insight into real-life computer and computer system scenarios.
  • You will have the advantage of being part of smaller class sizes giving you increased contact time with your tutors, providing you with real value for money.
  • You will learn an abundance of transferable skills that will provide you with intellectual flexibility and dynamism to take into your future career.
  • This course is available to study full-time and part-time. So if you are working in the industry you can study this qualification alongside your current role.

During your top-up degree you will be able to get creative with mobile application design, you will explore emerging computer technologies, and develop a sound understanding of web and network management. You will also understand and analyse advanced databases, and demonstrate your newly found skills in an end of year project.

Core modules

  • Mobile Application Design
  • Emerging Computing Technologies
  • Web and Network Management
  • Advanced Databases
  • Individual Project

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

Successful completion of an HND or Foundation Degree or equivalent accreditation (240 CAT points); if English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 with a 6 in writing; proof of qualifications; a satisfactory reference.

What can I do after completing this course?

Once you have graduated, you will have a diverse range of technical and transferable skills that will enable you to may pursue a career in the design and implementation of web and mobile based systems. Your knowledge of network design and management may also open opportunities for you to work in the vast arena of networked computer systems, in sectors such as banking, retail and insurance. You may decide to progress on to further study on MA programmes or complete a Post Graduate Certificate of Education.