BSc Applied Computing

University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work) BSc in Applied Computing

All our programmes follow our 2+1 system, studying two years in Istanbul and one year with the UK partner university. The last year of this course will be studied with the University of Portsmouth via distance learning and it can be studied wherever is most convenient for you and you can schedule your studies around your existing commitments.

In the digital age, it’s essential to keep your skills up to date if you work in IT or computing.  In the BSc (Hons) Applied Computing Learning at Work course, you can sharpen your IT and computing skills and get a degree while you work.

Year 1

  • Programming (Core, 15 Credits)
  • Networking  (Core, 15 Credits)
  • Professional Practice  (Core, 15 Credits)
  • Database Design and Development (Core, 15 Credits)
  • Security  (Core, 15 Credits)
  • Managing a Successful Computing Project  (Core, 15 Credits)
  • Computer Systems Architecture (Optional, 15 Credits)
  • Maths for Computing (Optional, 15 Credits)

Year 2

  • Computing Research Project (Core, 30 Credits)
  • Data Structures & Algorithms (Specialist, 15 Credits)
  • Applied Programming and Design Principles (Specialist, 15 Credits)
  • Discrete Maths (Specialist, 15 Credits)
  • Information Security Management (Optional, 15 Credits)
  • Application Development (Optional, 15 Credits)
  • Advanced Programming (Core, 15 Credits)
  • Business Intelligence (Specialist, 15 Credits)
  • Network Management (Optional, 15 Credits)

Progressing to level 6 is subject to the successful completion of the first 2 years at Axcel and meeting the university entry requirements. 

Year 3

  • Learning and Management module (40 credits) *
  • Work-based learning Project (40 credits) *1
    In addition to an optional module from the list below:
  • Computer Aided Engineering (Production Realisation) *2
  • Advanced Database Concepts *3
  • Web Management and Development *4
  • Management of Information Systems and E-commerce *5

*This module includes 3 assignments.  Firstly, completion of definitive learning contract, second is a research methods assignment and lastly, end of contract report

*1*2 This project involves the student completing a project that is based in the workplace.

*3*4*5 These are indicative modules that could be selected by the student, other modules are available.  Modules may be withdrawn, amended, or may not run in the academic year or teaching block.


Throughout the programme at Axcel, you will learn essential skills to become a proficient computer programmer, capable at developing software and learning how to use the necessary tools and methods underlying software. 

During the final year at the University of Portsmouth, you can tailor the course to match your professional and personal aspirations and your employer’s objectives. You can specialise in areas such as emerging technologies, programming or web design.

AgeMust be over the age of 16 to gain access onto the Programme
Educational QualificationFoundation year or GCE equivalent
English ProficiencyMinimum IELTS UKVI 5.5 or Pass Axcel English Proficiency Test (AEPT)

Please refer to our entry terms for more details


The purpose of assessment is to ensure that effective learning has taken place of the content of each unit. Evidence of this learning, or the application of the learning, is required for each unit.

Progression Opportunities

Students graduating from this programme get the opportunity of career progression in their chosen field, with particular emphasis on achieving management level positions, professional recognition and beyond. Because what they learn is related to their jobs, they will be able to enhance their career and professional skills, and learn from the specialists. As a result, this will open doors of new opportunities for the students.


Duration 3.5 Years
Skill level Undergraduate
Language English
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