BSc (Honours) Computing and IT
DescriptionCourse Code: Q62 Course Level: Undergraduate Subject Area: Computing and IT Course Qualification: Degree This course is available for study in: Aland Islands, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City State
What you will learn
The BSc Computing and IT offers a choice of two pathways, giving you the opportunity to specialise in digital t…
Frequently asked questions
What you will learn
The BSc Computing and IT offers a choice of two pathways, giving you the opportunity to specialise in digital technologies or software solutions development.
Computing and IT skills have become fundamental to the way we live, work, and socialise. This degree course opens up the world of technology and an array of exciting careers in a wide range of sectors – from finance, government, health, education to business, gaming and commerce.
Read more detailed information about the learning outcomes, and how they are acquired through teaching, learning and assessment methods.
Time required and cost
You require 360 credits to complete this course. Time to complete studies can range from 4 to 16 years depending on how many credits are studied each year. Typically 9 hours of study a week equates to 30 credits achieved in a year.
What you pay is based on the number of credits you study in a year and this depends on the modules you choose. Fees for study commencing in academic year 2013/2014:
- £5,124 if you study 120 credits in a year (full-time)
- £2,562 if you study 60 credits in a year
- £1,281 if you study 30 credits in a year.
NB: Costs and course content is subject to change.
This degree course is relevant if you already work, or would like to work, with computing and IT systems and are looking for a qualification that gives you a sound grasp of the principles of hardware-based, or systems-based technologies. Depending on your choice of modules, you’ll gain a good preparation for employment in communications, software development or web technologies.
Please see the table shown on the Pathway pages via the links shown at the bottom of this page.
There are no formal entry requirements to study this degree. You will however need to be proficient in English, to an IELTS standard of 6.0. If you are unsure you will be able to take a free English test as part of the registration process.
Classification of course
On successful completion of the required modules you will be awarded a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Computing and IT degree.
Your honours degree will be classified either as first-class honours, upper second-class honours, lower second-class honours or third-class honours. The class of degree is determined by the best grades you achieve in 240 credits from those modules above Level 1. At least 120 of those credits must come from modules at Level 3 and will include the grade you achieve in the 30-credit project module whether or not it is among your best grades at that level.
For information on Credits, click here.
As a student of The Open University, you should be aware of the content of the following regulations:
- Student Regulations
- Module Regulations
- General Qualification Regulations
- BSc Computing and IT
- Schedule A to the Qualification Regulations.