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COMPUTING FOR INDUSTRY BSc (Hons) Degree (2 year Top-Up PT)

BSc (Hons) Degree in Computing for Industry (Top-Up) (Validated by The Open University) DR-A

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Level 6
Mode of Study
Part Time
Course Type
Higher Education
Armagh Campus


The course provides students with the opportunity to apply and further expand on the knowledge gained at Level 5. Independent thinking, research skills and self-driven learning instill the professional skills required of a graduate. The modules selected will also blend in the technologies, skills, knowledge and resources required by industry.

The course supports students to develop a range of independent thinking and planning skills with the underpinning industry relevant curriculum knowledge and support to enable them to carry out a detailed research project. 

The course aims to produce graduates who can apply their understanding, experience and specialist skills to the modern computing industry to be economically valuable to the Northern Ireland and UK economies and beyond.  

The taught modules are delivered by experienced lecturing staff. You will normally have classes for 10 hours per week, comprising lectures, practical sessions and some blended learning. In addition, you will be expected to undertake independent study of approximately 12 hours per week.


  • Entry to the BSc Honours Computing for Industry Top-Up programme requires applicants to have successfully completed an Open University, Ulster University or Queen's University Belfast, Foundation Degree in a related Computing subject with a pass mark of 55% or above in Level 5 modules (or other relevant Level 5 qualifications such as a Pearson's Higher National Certificate/ Diploma) in a Computing related discipline. 
  • Applicants who do not meet the criteria outlined above or present with Foundation Degrees or Higher National Certificates or Diplomas from other awarding bodies but have evidence of substantial knowledge or relevant industrial experience and skills, which has not been formally assessed, should refer to the College’s Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) Policy at
  • Applicants should have attained GCSE English language and Maths at grade 4 (grade C) or above (or equivalent, for example, Essential Skills Level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are also accepted).
  • Have reached the age of 18 years on admission.

Please Note: The entrance criteria above may change subject to awarding body regulations. The College reserves the right to enhance the entrance requirements beyond the above where demand exceeds the number of available places.  


  • Research Methods for Computing Professionals.
  • Advanced Mobile and Cloud for Industry.
  • Emerging Technologies.
  • Programming and Web Technologies.
  • Dissertation Project.


2 Years


Students will be assessed by coursework, practical assessments and examinations.


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Each year students go on visits and attend various events etc. as opportunities arise.
While these are not mandatory for success, they complement course content and should cost no more than £20 - £30 per year, paid as and when required.  


The articulation route for successful graduates from this course allows for progression onto university master degree courses in computing related disciplines, subject to individual course requirements.

Employment opportunities may also exist on successful completion.


All full-time courses starting in September 2022 are open for applications. Please click on the Apply Now button (top right in the blue box) to begin your application. 

If you require any assistance with your application you can call us on 0300 123 1223.


Marie McArdle

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