BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Progression Route)


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The BSc (Hons) Applied Computing course provides a one year progression route to an honours degree for students who have studied a foundation degree in computing, such as the FdSc Applied Computing or FdSc Computing and Networking at UCS, or elsewhere.

Covering key advanced topics software development, internet technology, network security, and IT strategy, the course equips students for a career in the computing industry. The course includes a project module that provides the student with an opportunity to specialise in an aspect of computing that is of particular interest to the individual. The course is delivered within fully equipped computing labs that provide access to industry-standard computer hardware and software.

These courses help students develop vocationally related technical skills and abilities, along with academic insight and understanding. They are designed to reflect contemporary computing practice.

Content and Modules

BSc (Hons) Applied Computing is designed to emphasise advanced technical issues such as network security and commercial software development, strategic and operational decisions and provides the opportunity to focus the skills and insights gained within a double credit practical project. The course also includes scope for specialism within specific areas of Computing.

UCS Bury St Edmunds modules include: IT Strategy & Change; Network Security; Software Research and Development; Advanced Internet Technology; Dissertation.

UCS Great Yarmouth modules include: Software Technology Research; Network Security; Software Research and Development; Advanced Internet Technology; Dissertation.

Further Information

Assessment is through a variety of methods including examinations, assignments, group projects and presentations. Assessment will normally focus on practical as well as academic abilities.

Almost every organisation requires Computing forms and when you graduate from our course you will have the up to date skills to enter the IT professions and a wide range of industries. You could work in telecommunications, aerospace, security, financial services, marketing, public service, the creative industries and teaching. Students completing the BSc Applied Computing may wish to progress to a Masters degree.

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What is included in your tuition fees

At UCS your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.

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Please note, UCS reserves the right to change this information as and when required.

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Typical Offer:

A Foundation degree (or equivalent)


UCS Bury St Edmunds| (campus code B)


UCS Great Yarmouth| (campus code Y)


One year full-time

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