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Computing - BSc (Hons) top-up
This top-up year is for people with a higher diploma in an I.T. subject. By studying this course, you will graduate with a BSc in Computing awarded by Oxford Brookes University. You will study this course at the Oxford Brookes Wheatley Campus.
This course has been designed to meet the needs of the industry. You will develop the high level technical abilities and knowledge needed to solve complex problems using computing technologies. You will have access to highly specialised computer laboratories where you will learn cutting-edge theoretical skills and techniques.
The modules you will study will equip you with all of the technical abilities required for a successful career in computing and I.T. You will also develop research skills which will enable you to be innovative and forward thinking.
The final project will provide you with the opportunity to put into practice the academic knowledge and skills you have acquired during the degree.
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Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
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Learning and assessment
This course builds upon the knowledge and skills gained in a Foundation Degree in Computing. You will continue to develop and expand your knowledge of computing through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical work.
During this 1 year course you will develop core computer science skills. You will study;
- computer programming
- project management
- the software development process
- computer networks and multimedia content
- the mathematics specific to computer science.
After you graduate
Our computing graduates enjoy great success in finding employment in business, industry, research and education. Career opportunities include all aspects of software development, computer applications in organisations, and managing information technology.
Jobs in computer science are highly varied, and range from developing interactive TV, to network security testing, to games development, to risk management, and much more. Some roles are highly technical, and involve programming, or computer systems design, or mathematical methods. Other roles have a greater focus on business objectives, strategy, communication, people management, or finance.
Information technology related jobs can be found in virtually every type of organisation, both those that develop computer software, such as Microsoft, and those that involve complex IT infrastructures, such as BP, the NHS, and telecommunications companies.
Whatever career interests you, the Computing Top-up course at Brookes is designed to provide you with the foundations you need for a lifetime, as well as the specialist study for your particular interests at the moment.
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.