Overview

From smartphone apps to the networks that connect communities and businesses across the world, computing is behind the systems millions of people rely on every day.

On this HND Computing course, you'll prepare yourself for further study or employment in the computing industry. You'll learn about topics such as programming, networking, business intelligence and IT security and get to apply what you learn on a work placement and on community projects.

When you complete the course, you'll have the skills, knowledge and experience to start a career in the computing industry. You could also top up your HND to a Bachelor's degree.

What you'll experience:

  • Learn skills relevant to your future career from staff who have experience working in the industry
  • Get an insight into how to use computing to develop community opportunities and enhance lives
  • Tailor what you learn to your interests and career aspirations
  • Access the latest learning resources, journals and publications
  • Get experience of working in the computing industry on a work placement
  • Have further opportunities to apply what you learn in the community, by running computing events, for example
  • Study at Stanmore College in London

What you'll study on this HND Computing course

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1

  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Professional Practice
  • Database Design and Development
  • Security
  • Managing a Successful Computing Project
  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Website Design and Development

Year 2

  • Computing Research Project
  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Advanced Programming
  • Database Management Systems
  • Discrete Maths
  • Operating Systems

How you're assessed

The way you're assessed on this course reflects the requirements of the computing industry. You'll be assessed through:

  • examinations
  • essays
  • reports
  • projects, portfolios and case studies
  • practical demonstrations
  • oral assessments through presentations or discussion groups

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities

The computing expertise you develop on this course will set you up for employment in areas including systems design and analysis, commercial or scientific systems development and web development.

HND Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
2 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

64 points from A levels, or equivalent. All applicants are subject to interview.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5. 

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