BSc (Hons) Computing Technologies Level 6

For 2020 start

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 6 Digital Academy

The programme is designed as a one year top-up to the FdSc Computing, Networking & Software Development programme offered at Cornwall College or an equivalent FdSc. It offers development and in depth study in the field of evolving computing technologies and also gives you the opportunity to further your specialisation in either the field of networking or software development. The
preparation of study for vendor certifications alongside the academic qualification ensures you will meet the needs of industry.

You will study an individual 40-credit project module, together with a common core of 60 credits. These include E-Business for the Entrepreneur, Digital Forensics and Agile Methods. There are a further 20 credits of electives for you to choose, from either the Networking route, studying Advanced Networking, or the Software Development route, studying Advanced Object Oriented Programming. Programme content is informed by and supported by national and local industry.

Study will be through formal lectures, tutor led seminars, blended learning and self-directed research and study. There will be practical workshops in computer suites and in the Cisco Networking Lab.

Assessment is by means of written reports, presentations, case studies, in-class tests and skills based assessments.


Possible Progression (subject to availability) 

– Postgraduate study in a relevant field
– Cisco CCNP Routing & Switching Vendor Certification
– CCNA Security Certification
– BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile Curriculum


Possible Careers 

– Network Security Specialist
– Network Engineer Manager
– Network Technician Manager
– Software Engineer
– Analyst Programmer
– Systems Analyst
– Web Developer
– Database Developer
– Agile Project Manager
– Teacher

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: 221B
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Awarded by: University of Plymouth
  • Fees: Fees Explained
Entry Requirements

240 credits with 120 at level 5 from a relevant Foundation Degree, HND, or equivalent in an appropriate subject.  All qualifications and subject grades will be considered on an individual basis.  HND qualifications may require additional bridging modules.

A DBS check will be required where work experience is carried out with young people under 18 and vulnerable adults.

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Course Documents

BSc (Hons) Computing Technologies (Top up) Handbook (2019-20)
BSc (Hons) Computing Technologies (Top up) Module Appendix Handbook (2019-20)


Programme Modules

  • Honours Project
  • Entrepreneurship for E-Business
  • Digital Forensics
  • Agile Methods
  • Cloud Computing & Security

Networking Pathway

  • Advanced Networking

Software Development Pathway

  • Advanced Object Oriented Programming

*Modules are subject to change and availability



BSc (Hons) Computing Technologies (top-up)

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1 year full-time

BSc (Hons) Computing Technologies (top-up)

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2 years part-time

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information