BSc (Hons) Computing (Top Up)


Program Description

Save £1,000 by enrolling on this programme in the July intake! Prices will increase beginning with the October 2020 intake. Delivered 100% online, this degree will allow you to explore computing’s latest theories, techniques, and issues. You will master the practical skills and understanding you need to thrive in the fast-paced world of computing.

Course Overview

This Top-Up will enable you to achieve a full undergraduate honours degree in computing if you have previously completed an HND in computing, or equivalent. Arden University’s online BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-Up) will develop a broad understanding of the tools and theories essential for success in the field of computing.

Arden’s flexible study mode allows you to develop your professional computing and IT knowledge around your existing commitments. This programme will equip you with the skills needed to succeed in the field of computing and help take you closer to your career goals.

The full range of programmes offered by Arden features a strong focus on employability, practical skills, and career success. This programme has been designed to help you develop and manage software for a range of professional objectives, with a particular focus on current trends.

Course Modules

Current Trends in Networking
In this constantly evolving module, you’ll look at leading-edge technologies and their effects on people. You’ll evaluate whether new products improve upon the old ones, and assess the impact of innovation in the communications sector.

Management in IT
You’ll discover what it takes to be a manager in the fields of IT and technology. This module looks at how you’d outsource, deal with contractors and consultants, manage your own department, and fit within a business, as you explore your next steps.

Computer Systems Security
Taking a look at cybercrime and the law, you’ll learn about the weak spots that leave systems and individuals vulnerable to attack. This module will allow you to become familiar with cryptography, the basis of important computer security.

e-Commerce Systems
Taking an in-depth look at client-server computing, mark-up languages, client-side and server-side scripting, you’ll use this module to design and build your own e-commerce system.

Computing Project
You will have the opportunity to get to grips with an experiment, an investigation, or a practical piece of work for your last big project. You will be required to support your project with academic work and tech, and we’ll encourage you to gather your own data through surveys and interviews.

Industry Partnerships

When you enrol in the BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-Up) course, you will have the option to participate in the following business skill development programmes.


Cisco Networking Academy

Get a real-world grounding in today’s most valuable technical skills. Use real equipment, software, and simulators to gain technical knowledge in at least 1 or 2 high demand job areas.


Salesforce Trailheads

There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.


Amazon Web Services

With the increasing demand for cloud employees, AWS Educate provides an academic gateway for the next generation of IT and cloud professionals.

How does it work?

Participation with our Industry Partners is completely voluntary. Your participation or decision not to study these additional extras won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

What Our Students Say:


“I enjoyed my time studying online, you don’t have to worry about going to school physically. You can stay at home or you can go to a cafe, you can study anywhere you like. You can travel anywhere you want whilst studying, that’s the best part.”

Brianna Ronquillo,
BSc (Hons) Computing (Top Up)


"I chose this online course because I have 4 kids and a full-time job. The best part is that I can organise my time as I wish thanks to the online platform."

Peter Huszaros,
BSc (Hons) Computing

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this programme you must normally have:

  • A relevant HND or equivalent provided that the total of your learning experience allows you to achieve the aims of the programme
  • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).
Last updated Aug 2020

About the School

Here at Arden University, we believe that everyone everywhere should have access to the higher education they deserve. Whether you already hold a post-secondary degree or are just beginning your journ ... Read More

Here at Arden University, we believe that everyone everywhere should have access to the higher education they deserve. Whether you already hold a post-secondary degree or are just beginning your journey into higher education, Arden has the tools and the passion to help provide you with a truly engaging and beneficial learning experience. Read less