Applied Computing (Top Up) - BSc (Hons)

Applied Computing (Top Up) - BSc (Hons)

Apply Full Time Apply Part Time Enquire Now

This course is validated by The Open University.


This programme has been developed and designed to build upon Foundation Degree and other HE equivalent programmes.

It will give students in the workplace the opportunity to access their top up qualification  - as it is offered one evening and one full day first semester and one evening and supervisory tutorials second semester to fit in with their work life commitments.

The programme builds on students' existing knowledge and skills to enable them to operate immediately at  a professional level in IT sectors of commerce and industry.

It develops appropriate personal, intellectual and subject-specific skills to enable students to consider and evaluate a range of technical and broad-based issues from a strategic perspective.

Successful students will achieve a BSc (Hons) Applied Computing.

For full time students the course lasts for one academic year whereas the course duration is 18 months for part time students. 

Duration 1 year Full Time, 18 months Part Time (on an infill basis)
Study mode Full Time or Part Time
Start date 16/09/2019
Campus The University Centre
Course code 72205-10
Fee £7,250 Full Time or £3,625 Part Time (per academic year)

What you learn

The BSc (Hons) Applied Computing comprises 4 core modules and one optional module consisting of:

  • Project - This is a double module - Students will be expected to carry out an in depth critical analysis of a particular area of IT with a view to producing a thesis or a showcase.
  • Research Skills - This module will equip you with all the skills necessary to undertake a major project. It will develop knowledge and understanding of the use of appropriate research methods as well as selecting and applying appropriate research methods for an independent study.
  • Internet Technologies - Continue the development of your Web Skills - There are so many different tools and technologies available on the internet today, and so many associated terms and concepts that you will be become adept at studying this module.
  • Mobile Application Development - The growing trend of developing Apps for mobile devices is one that requires software development skills which you will develop during this module. This module aims to extend the student's existing knowledge of software programming and software development. It will develop skills in mobile application development including networked data and data stores, mobile device networking, working in a mobile app development environment using mobile related code and APIs. It will also allow students to demonstrate software development methodologies and techniques.
  • Database Administration and Management (Optional) - will provide you with a solid foundation in basic database administration. The overall focus is to make the student aware of the need for effective management of a database environment. Lecture topics are reinforced with structured hands-on practices that will prepare you for a database administrative role.
  • Project Management (Optional) - will use PRINCE2 which is a process based method for effective project management skills. This module will develop those sought after skills so much in demand in industry for Project Managers.  Reviewing a number of methodologies such as Prince2, Agile and Scum which are used on a daily basis, the students will then be asked to work in Project Teams on a real project utilising one of the appropriate methodologies most suited to that project.  This has been received positively from students who develop much needed transferable skills whilst working on a live project.

Benefits / Skills you will develop

You will enhance and develop your broadbased IT skills which are so much in demand in this dynamic industry.

Completing your dissertation will provide evidence to take to employers of your transferable skills such as research, problem solving, analysis and communication.

How you will be assessed

Continuous assessment ensures that student progress is supported and facilitated through tutorials and personal tutor support.

Each module is assessed by one assessment which is broken down into tasks.

A variety of assessment methods are used including:

  • Practical demonstrations and portfolios
  • Reflective portfolio
  • Presentations
  • Report
  • Examination
  • Coursework
  • Case Study
  • Self - Evaluation
  • Project

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

This course will be delivered at the University Centre where students will have access to a HE-specific study zone, including computer facilities, and social area.

Programme Specifications

For the latest version of the programme specifications for this course please see the following link:

Entry requirements

A typical offer is likely to be 55% average at Foundation Degree or a Merit profile in a relevant HND, together with a number of GCSE grades at C or above including English and Maths.

International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria. Speakers of other languages need to have an IELTS score of at least 6.0 or a recognised level 2 English qualification.

In the absence of formal learning qualifications applications are welcomed from persons who can demonstrate relevant work experience, including work in a voluntary capacity.

The course structure actively supports claims for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

How to apply

If you would like to apply for any of the Leeds City College full-time Higher Education programmes for 2019 entry, (unless otherwise stated) please do so via UCAS at

The UCAS code for this course is G491 and the Leeds City College institution code is L21.

If you wish to apply for one of our part-time Higher Education courses, please apply here

What's next

You will gain a nationally recognized and highly portable IT qualification, which will develop your specific subject knowledge, give you a range of new skills and build your self-confidence.

You will gain professional qualifications such as PRINCE2, ORACLE, WEB3C for appropriate modules together with your foundation degree.

On successful completion of BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Computing at Leeds City College, you may then carry on your studies at another university to a Masters Degree.

You will be equipped as an all round IT graduate to apply for any number of appropriate graduate schemes and jobs within the IT industry.

If you carry your studies further you can become eligible for membership of the British Computer Society, the professional body for IT specialists.

You will gain a nationally recognised and highly portable IT qualification, which will develop your specific subject knowledge, give you a range of new skills and build your self-confidence.

Campus Locations

University Centre

Park Lane
West Yorkshire
0113 216 2406
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.6 MilesWebsite