Databases are integral to how computers and the internet function. As the needs change through industry so does the requirements for data storage. During this unit there will be the chance to investigate both SQL and NoSQL syntax and the different approaches that these take.


Web and cloud technology play a vital part in the industry to help monitor and track traffic and resources around websites. There is heavy investment from businesses that sell online into this sector. This module aims to provide the students with a platform to enhance their understanding of setting up web servers as well as monitoring and running the resources within the server. It will allow students to investigate and critically discuss the key features of setting up and running a web server and cloud resources.


Web designers play an integral part shaping and driving a fledgling and heavily invested industry; locally, nationally and internationally. This module aims to provide the students with a platform to enhance their web development skills with JSON or XML and AJAX. It will allow students to investigate and critically discuss the key features of designing a responsive mobile first web application. It will also provide students a way of looking at scaling technology with regards to mobile or web development

BSc. Top Up Degree Researching Technology Module

Technology is constantly evolving. This module is designed to let students investigate current trends in technology both now and in the future. A creative, investigative attitude and critically consider at least one different element of modern technology. They will develop quantitative and qualitative research methods as well as following the standard research ethics while creating their reports. The research methods will be taught to students and then they will be able to display the skills developed throughout the creation of the report.

Students will be encouraged to make links between technology and how that affects real world operations and industry. Theories will be examined regarding the speed of development and how fast a product can make it from initial ideas to production phases, depending on the sector chosen


The Top up in Applied Computing is designed to be an accessible programme that will meet the needs of current and past students and local managers in the community. For several years the College has operated a Higher National Diploma Computing programme, this programme will enable greater natural internal progression to meet the needs of students and will also provide opportunities for student’s studying computing to complete their education at Selby College, benefiting the wider community and meeting employer needs. It will also prepare students for future studies or professional level qualifications.


BSc Top Up Degree