BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Top-up)
On campus, dual delivery
*Jan starts: You will join this Top-Up final year in January and complete your first semester before the summer break and your second semester after the summer break, completing your studies and gaining a full BSc (Hons) in just one year.
The fight against cyber attacks is getting tougher. Now their frequency and ferocity is a threat to organisations of all sizes. Join us to explore a broad range of topics and develop skills in security, networks and their management.
Business and government agencies need to protect their systems and data from potential risks. Because of this, there is a demand for qualified cyber security professionals.
We’ll help you understand how to address challenges facing businesses and become the expert they desperately need. Develop your technical knowledge of cyber threat intelligence, risk management and relevant industry standards.
You’ll be taught by a teaching team with extensive experience applying security-related technologies to industry and possess substantial experience of the application of security-related technologies in industry. They’ll cover everything from cloud computing to project management, as well as sharing their own research.
Our Docklands campus has fantastic computing resources, including specialised labs to explore networking and operating system environments. With our mental wealth modules, we’ll cover areas like IT project pitching too.
Our Computer Science course is ranked 1st for student satisfaction amongst all London Universities (Guardian 2019)
Our computing courses are 2nd in London and 3rd in the country overall amongst all modern universities (Guardian 2019)
Top-up your diploma
Join the third year of our Applied Computing course and top-up your Diploma or Foundation Degree to a full BSc
Fees and funding
Tuition Fee Loan
You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.
To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance
You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,729.
To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance
The government also offer the following additional support:
- Parents' Learning Allowance
- Adult Dependants' Grant
- Childcare Grant
- Disabled Students’ Allowance
For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance or contact Student Finance England.
All students will receive:
Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply
- Care Leaver and Foyer Bursary - up to £1,500
- Progression Bursary - up to £2,000
- Engagement Bursary - up to £2,000
- Hardship Bursary - up to £2,000
- Helena Kennedy Foundation - £1,500
- Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700
Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply
- Vice Chancellor Scholarship - up to £27,750 over three years
- Dean Scholarship - up to £13,500 over three years
- Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000
- EU Scholarship (EU Only) - £1,000
- ELSEF Scholarship - £1,000
- UTC Scholarship - £1,500
- Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000
There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.
Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.
The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.
We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.
Phone: 020 8223 4444
At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.
The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.
You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money. Please make sure you also factor in the fees for the visa application and immigration health surcharge when budgeting.
* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.
Deposits and paying by instalments
International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here.
After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.
What you'll learn
Throughout the course you’ll be encouraged to apply your skills to a range of practical problems. In your first year, you’ll gain a solid grounding in computer science fundamentals, including information systems modelling and design, software development, networks, web technologies and mathematics tailored to computing.
In your second year you’ll learn about databases, operating systems and data structures, and will complete a 70 hour work placement.
For your final year you’ll have the chance to specialise in areas such as mobile application development, network security, distributed systems and artificial intelligence.
You’ll be encouraged and supported to find work experience to enhance your practical skills, and we’ll help you to find a work placement if you choose to work for a year in the industry during your course.
In addition to your practical skills, you’ll learn about the social and cultural implications of the digital revolution, gaining an understanding of professional and ethical issues in computer science.
What you'll study and when
We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.
- All core
How you'll be assessed
We’ll assess you through a combination of coursework and exams. Coursework will include presentations, software demonstrations, research-based assignments and practical exercises involving system or program specification, coding and testing. You’ll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL’s assessment and feedback policy.Course specification
How you'll learn
We offer dual delivery which combines traditional on-campus face-to-face teaching and online teaching simultaneously, allowing you to interact as if you were there in person. You can move smoothly between online and on campus teaching subject to your individual timetable (and health requirements).
Students can interact and collaborate in person and online in any of these live-streamed sessions. Live-streamed sessions will also be recorded, so you can login when you want, playback and watch from the comfort of your home and whilst on the go.
When not attending timetabled lectures you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. As a computer science student, you’d expect a lot of your learning to take place via technology, and you’d be right!
Our Docklands campus has excellent computing resources, including specialised labs to study networking and operating system environments such as Windows and Linux.
You’ll be given software tools for programming, database development, computer-aided software engineering, internet access and web-based development.
You’ll gain insights from our industrial partners through guest lectures and visits which ensure that you stay on top of what this dynamic industry demands.
A significant proportion of your time will also be spent working in groups with your fellow students. Experience of group working is essential for graduates who wish to work in the IT industry. The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity.
This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year dependent on your course. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm.
But let’s not forget the personal touch, computer science may involve the study of robotics, but we’re not robots and neither are you.
Our teaching staff will give you a great deal of personal attention and feedback as you get to grips with the course content. You’ll have an academic adviser to oversee your progress, module leaders for different parts of the course and tutors for each year group.
Who will teach on this course
The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.
Your future career
Think of almost any business sector that exists and then imagine it without computer systems. Tough, isn’t it? That’s because industries as diverse as agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing and financial services all rely on computers and software to function effectively.
As a graduate from the University of East London, you'll have a solid understanding of the main disciplines that fall under the computer science banner. With a BCS accredited degree (subject to confirmation) and our status as a Microsoft IT and CompTIA Academy your degree will be respected within the IT sector and further afield.
A computer science degree is the perfect springboard for a career in almost any sector, in addition to the tech and digital industries.
The kinds of role you could go into include:
• Information Security
• Software Design
• Data Analytics
• Software Engineering
• Network, System or Database Administration
• Systems Architecture
• Technical Sales
This qualification also lends itself to postgraduate study and research. Or, if you have an entrepreneurial impulse, we can support you with that too and give you help and advice on launching your own start-up.
Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal