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Computing

Walsall College

UCAS Code: 204G | Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


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120

From completed Pearson HNC Computing - Software Development (Pass grade)

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Our HND is a highly practical course with a central focus on software development or computer networks, depending on the optional module group chosen. A nationally recognised level 5 computing qualification, the HND is ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in the computing and digital industry, or who wish to progress onto the final year of a degree programme.

The content of your Computing HND depends on the optional module group chosen; you can choose to specialise in software development or computer networks.

The software development pathway will give you a comprehensive understanding of database design using the Oracle DBMS, mobile applications development for Android, and computer games development using the Unity game engine. You will also have an opportunity to study towards additional vendor qualifications, including the Oracle Associate Certifications.

The computer networks pathway will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of network design, network management and the client/server operating systems model. You will also have an opportunity to study towards additional vendor qualifications, including the CISCO CCNA Certification.

The units of study reflect the latest technology innovations, and current employment opportunities within the software development and network technology industries, such as mobile app development, database design, development and management, cloud computing and network security. The course also aims to develop skills such as communication literacy, critical thinking, analysis, reasoning and interpretation, which are crucial for gaining employment and developing academic competence.

Modules

Computing Research Project (Pearson-set),
Business Intelligence,
Advanced Programming,
Application Program Interfaces,
Systems Analysis and Design,
Database Management Systems,
Games Development,

Assessment methods

25% Pearson set assignment
75% coursework

Tuition fees

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England
£5,900
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£5,900
for the whole course
Scotland
£5,900
for the whole course
Wales
£5,900
for the whole course

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Course location:

Walsall College

Department:

Science, Mathematics, Computing and IT

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