About the BSc (Hons) Computing Technologies Top Up programme
BSc (Hons) Computing Technologies Top Up (validated by the University of Hull) is a challenging programme which is aimed at creating highly employable individuals, especially those that aspire to becoming team leaders, specialist or managerial roles within the computing and digital media industries. It is designed to teach the skills and knowledge required for extending employment opportunities within the vocational field. the modules are designed to build upon level 5 study and give graduates a skill set which will enable them to reinvigorate their careers, or to allow access to higher level jobs in the industry. Primarily the programme will focus on the deeper investigation of key technical skills and knowledge combined with the importance of developing and utilising leadership and team working skills.
You will require 240 credits gained at levels 4 and 5 in an appropriate discipline such as computing and combined awards such as engineering with computing. In addition, progressing students must achieve an average of at least 50% in their best 60 credits at level 5.
What you will learn
Level 6 – Honours Stage
- Final Research Project
- Applied Security
- Adaptive Development
- Leadership in Action
- The Enterprise Architect
Learning & Teaching Methods
This course is primarily designed for face to face learning with you attending your lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted with some lessons happening in small groups and others happening using online sessions and support. We will make decisions on the delivery hours for each programme as government advice becomes clearer. We are currently reviewing this programme and some elements of the published programmes may need to change in order for students to achieve. We will advise you of these changes once they are completed.
Methods of learning and teaching are designed to support students in becoming active members of a learning community. Students will be expected to work together in an informal environment as well as in formal classes where a culture of dignity, courtesy and mutual respect with staff and their peers is essential.
A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, seminars, case studies, group activity and discussion and practical workshops. Integrating a work-based or placement opportunity, students will be visited in the workplace by a member of Institute staff to ensure a positive partnership between the employer mentor and to monitor that learning in the workplace is effective. Workplace learning is designed to support the development of an employable graduate equipped with the attributes, skills and knowledge to progress within a global market.
Employability for graduates is the driving goal throughout the BSc (Hons) Computing Technologies programme. We teach and re-enforce industry awareness, expectations and professional practices. Predictable situations are utilised and simulated throughout as students are exposed to both current and legacy hardware and software platforms and frameworks using standard tools and devices. Health and safety practices and ethical considerations are consistently embedded within the programme. The programme also aims to improve a graduate’s “ability to adapt” and “work readiness skills” (Shadbolt, 2016, recommendations 3 and 4) through a unified problem solving approach to delivery and assessment within the programme. Our local supporting organisations acknowledge that these are key factors within their recruitment and selection processes (Shadbolt, 2016, recommendation 10).
There are a number of transferable employability skills students acquire on completion of the programme.
Options for your next step include a masters degree or Vendor qualifications,. Employment in IT might include software development, database designer and analyst, teaching, network and IT support and 3D modelling.