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HE Tuition Fee - £2560.00
Please Note - These fees are for the 2018/19 Academic Year and are subject to change annually. Fees are payable for each year of study.
Days, Times and Fees for Part Time and HE courses are subject to change. HE Tuition Fees will be confirmed April 2018.
No applications from overseas non-EU students
For part-time students, the course comprises 120 credits at Level 4 in the first year, and 120 credits at Level 5 in the second. The course will be studied on a part-time basis over three years (80 credits per year). At Level 4, the HND ICT provides a broad foundation of core computing and develops skills in software development, web development, systems analysis, computer systems and networking and problem solving.
At Level 5 most of those themes are developed further. Students will develop professional skills in software development, systems analysis, computer systems, systems security and strategic management to a level suitable for employment. They will use their problem-solving and technical skills on an individual project that is negotiated with their project supervisor.
Admission requirement for an undergraduate degree programme is 80 UCAS points from 6 or 12 unit GCE/VCE qualifications, supported by three GCSEs at grade C or above.
Completion of a suitable level 3 program.
Mature students, over 21, will be considered on an interview basis where they can show competence for the course.
What will I study?
Professional Practice in Computing 10 credits
Software Development 10 credits
Information Systems Analysis and Design 1 20 credits
Computer Systems & Networking Concepts 20 credits
Computer Programming 1 20 credits
Web Development 20 credits
Problem Solving for Computing 20 credits
Information Systems Analysis and Design 2 20 credits
HND Individual Project 20 credits
Systems Architecture and Modelling 20 credits
Responsive Web Development 20 credits
E-business 20 credits
Computer Systems Security 20 credits
Strategic Business Analysis 20 credits
How will I be assessed?
Students are required to apply their knowledge to a variety of assignments and activities, with a focus on the holistic development of practical, interpersonal and higher level thinking skills. Assessment within units will typically be assignment based tasks and classroom activities and tutorials.
Career Opportunities and Progression
Upon completion of the course you will be able to apply for a career within the computer industry. Employers recognise and value the HND qualification. You will be able to apply for a wide range of careers in computing at technician, junior or trainee level in a wide variety of organisations.
If you wish there is also the opportunity further your studying by going on to top up to a full degree at university.