School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Computing Software Development (Top Up)

BSc (Hons)

The programme aims to produce graduates who will be able to demonstrate a detailed understanding, knowledge and experience of the theory, practice and applications of software engineering, and be equipped to contribute to the development of computer based systems.

The programme aims to produce graduates who will be able to demonstrate a detailed understanding, knowledge and experience of the theory, practice and applications of software engineering, and be equipped to contribute to the development of computer based systems.

Why choose this course?

The programme aims to produce graduates who will be able to demonstrate a detailed understanding, knowledge and experience of the theory, practice and applications of software engineering, and be equipped to contribute to the development of computer based systems.  Graduates of this course will also have the essential skills to support continuing professional development.

What happens on the course?

Building on your previous experience of programming, you will study the theory and practice of Software Development including the study of systems programming and advanced software engineering.

This course also offers the flexibility to pursue a subject of particular interest to you and you will engage in studies focused on developing your professional and entrepreneurial skills.

You will be offered the opportunity to undertake a placement year, where you gain invaluable experience in the workplace. Many students have found this to be a real asset when it comes to finding a job after graduation.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

By studying the Computing Software Development (Top-Up) course, you will have the chance to go out into industry working on software development programming projects.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

With staff working on cutting edge applications, you are ensured that the software you are taught will always be up-to-date.

 You will be offered the opportunity to undertake a placement year, where you gain invaluable experience in the workplace. Many students have found this to be a real asset when it comes to finding a job after graduation.

The learning activities on your course will develop distinctive graduate attributes that will make you stand out and enhance your employability. nce that they often expect.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  •  apply a full understanding, knowledge and experience of the principles of systematic software development  (e.g. best practice methodologies in software design and development, testing and evaluation, object oriented design methods) and its applications to the design and production of dependable computer systems
  • demonstrate and apply knowledge of computer hardware and software with particular reference to  the application of software development practice to the delivery of high quality software systems.
  • apply appropriate theory, tools and techniques (e.g. practice of programming, object-oriented data systems, design and construction of web systems, networks) to the analysis, design and synthesis of solutions to requirements in the domain of computing;
  • demonstrate mastery of the essential facts, concepts, principles, theories and practices enabling graduate employment in applications of computing (e.g. system support and management, systems engineer, web system development);
  • demonstrate a range of transferable skills in: problem solving; communication; project management; working individually and in teams; self management ; and the ability to gather, evaluate and reflect on information from relevant sources and synthesise new knowledge and solutions to requirements in the domain of applications of computing;
  • demonstrate a range of social, legal, ethical and professional skills required for continuing professional development in the computing discipline within a world-wide context.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Sandwich £12000 per year 2019-20
International Sandwich £12250 per year 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2019 Entry

  • A Foundation Degree or HND in Computing or related subject
  • Successful completion of the Foundation Degree (Science) Computing at Telford College of Arts and Technology  http://courses.wlv.ac.uk/course.asp?code=CC006F31TCD
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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