Essential information:

Title:

Higher National Diploma - Computing and Systems Development

Code:

005515/1/2

Start date:

04/09/2017

End date:

04/07/2018

Weekly hours:

12 hours with additional tutorial support and independent study required.

Location:

Broadstairs

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Content

What does this course involve?

You will learn through a variety of taught lectures and seminars, practical workshops and self-directed study sessions. Units and MTA qualifications are delivered through a combination of lectures and classroom based activities, as well as practical workshop practice (both supported and self-directed), which are all reinforced by group and individual-based learning outside of your normal timetabled sessions. During your HND studies, you will undertake practical and theoretical learning using industry standard techniques and resources within a range of specialist subject areas. In Year One, these will include a selection of units from the following: Business Skills for e-Commerce, Employability and Professional Development, Computer Systems, Networking Technologies, Website Design, Object Oriented Programming, Mathematics for Software Development, and Research Skills as well as Microsoft MTA qualifications. In Year Two, these will include a selection of more specialised units from the following: Computer Games Design and Development, Data Analysis and Design, IT Security Management, Programming in .NET, Programming in Java, Data Structures and Algorithms, Project Design Implementation and Evaluation, and Web Application Development. An additional Microprocessor Systems engineering unit is taught for experiential practice and development.

Requirements

What qualifications do I need?

An offer of a place on the Higher National Certificate is offered in terms of grades up to a certain number of UCAS tariff points. For example, a typical offer for entry to an HNC is 48 UCAS tariff points and you should possess or be working towards GCSE grades C and above in English and maths. Entry to year two of the HND is via achievement of a Pass on the HNC. All applicants will be interviewed.

Assessment

You will learn through a variety of taught lectures and seminars, practical workshops and self-directed study sessions. Units and MTA qualifications are delivered through a combination of lectures and classroom based activities, as well as practical workshop practice (both supported and self-directed), which are all reinforced by group and individual-based learning outside of your normal timetabled sessions. The delivery strategy will enable you to reflect upon your own performances, integrating theory and practice into a coherent learning development process. You will be assessed through written reflection, written report-based assignments, ongoing coursework, practical workshops, video-based submissions, individual and group project work, presentations, individual journals and portfolios, and group work for some assessments. Electronic resources (such as e-journals, e-books, research resources) as well as assessment submissions will be co-ordinated via the College’s Moodle (VLE) site.

Fees & Costs

For UK students £6,000 per year (two year programme)
For non-EU students £6,600 per year (two year programme)
For more information about financing your course visit www.gov.uk
All prices quoted are given as a guide, and may be subject to change. Eligible students may be able to get help with course related costs such a travel, equipment and childcare.

Opportunities

This is a Level 5 qualification and therefore is equivalent to the second year of an undergraduate degree programme. This programme is excellent preparation for employment; provides effective skill development if you are already employed; and offers direct progression on to Computing related degree programmes at University if you wish to continue your studies. Depending upon the degree applied for, it may be possible to begin studies at Year Three (level 6) of the chosen degree programme. The UK has a significant shortfall of specialist and skilled I.T. & Computing personnel, and recent industrial statistics have shown that I.T. and Computing skills are in demand, in particular when combined with the ability to manage projects. Typical career progression after completing a HND qualification would include: Computer Programmer / Systems Developer 2nd / 3rd Line Network Engineer / Remote Support Engineer Games Designer / Developer / QA Tester 2nd / 3rd Line IT Support Technician / Specialist

UCAS Search options

  • Institution Code Name: CANT
  • Institution Code: C12
  • Campus Code: 1 (Broadstairs)
  • Course Code: I101

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