BSc (Hons) Computing


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

Arden University’s online BSc (Hons) Computing programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to help you take the next step in your career. This BSc (Hons) Computing degree will help you develop your understanding of essential computing principles, and the contemporary tools used to achieve advanced computing objectives.

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

Level 4

Professional Development
This module is designed to boost your personal and professional awareness, and help you develop strategies for the workplace. You will explore communication skills, learning styles, and problem-solving abilities.

Computer Technology
You’ll get an overview of system design, hardware, software, and the basics of networking. This module takes a practical look at the building and maintaining computer systems, and meeting the needs of users.

Website Design
During this module, you’ll discover the technologies and techniques that go into website creation. Learn about accessibility, usability, the principles of great design, and how to work with different browsers.

Information Systems in Organisations
This module looks at the ways you can collect data, determining what data you need, and what you want to get out of it to give your organisation the edge.

Database Design
Learn about ‘relational database design’ with this module, which covers how to build a smart database that is secure, robust and allows for easy access.

Software Engineering
You’ll cover a variety of different programming and engineering approaches to help you determine what your customer needs, and how to develop software for them. Along the way, you’ll encounter the quality processes that ensure everything conforms to best practice.

Level 5

You’ll become familiar with object-oriented systems, central to most programming languages, and get to grips with class design. Then using inheritance and aggregation techniques, test your skills by developing applications of your own.

Systems Analysis and Design
Learn the skills of analysis and design techniques that will help determine who your customers are and what they need. You’ll use fact-finding methods such as focus groups, questionnaires and interviews, and look critically at systems and different lifecycle models.

Database Implementation
You’ll expand your theoretical knowledge of relational databases and apply more practical skills. This module covers the design, programming and development of databases, and how to put them into practice in business.

Data Communications
Once you’ve collected all your data and built an appropriate database for it, that information needs to be transported to where it needs to be. In this module, you’ll discover how data moves around a network.

Quality Systems in IT
Quality standards are set by the International Standards Organisation (ISO). This module will explain the ISO codes important to the IT industry, how to deliver a gold standard of quality, and just what can go wrong.

Dynamic Website Development
Keeping the user, and their needs at the core of this module, you’ll focus on more advanced tech and ideas, and how databases work with web-based systems. Using dynamic content, you’ll work towards building a server-side website.

Level 6

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 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 course you must normally have:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.
  • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).
If you have work experience

We positively encourage and consider applications from those able to demonstrate their motivation to study the programme. We will ask for your personal statement, along with your CV and references in support of your application.

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

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