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Computing HND

Course Overview

The course aims to enhance your IT skills across a range of key areas in order to develop your knowledge and experience in preparation for further study or employment.

What topics are covered?

Network security, Advanced programming, Forensics, Application Development, Games Development.

What are the entry requirements?

HNC Computing or equivalent.

What qualifications will I gain?

You will gain a HND (Higher National Diploma) in Computing

Who is the awarding body?

Pearson

How will I be assessed?

The course is largely based in the Undergraduate Centre in the Roper Building, at Bath College City Centre Campus, with state of the art computer rooms and a dedicated undergraduate hub. The course also uses a dedicated hardware and networking lab. Students will have access to a wide range of software at no cost via the College’s Microsoft Web store. The software currently in use includes: Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office Professional, RStudio, Notepad++, PHPMyAdmin, Apache Web Server, Microsoft Project and Visual Studio. The computer software and hardware is ever-changing, reflecting the nature of the industry. There are normally 2 or 3 assignments set for each unit. In order to meet the specific assessment criteria of the unit undertaken, each assignment will require you to demonstrate your ability to carry out research and solve computing related problems. Assessment evidence includes written reports, presentations and completed artefact/prototype (such as a website or database system). Assignments test understanding and ability to apply knowledge, carry out research and solve computing related problems.

What can I do after this course?

Successful  completion  of  the  course  usually  leads  into  employment  or  on to a BSc Top-up at a university.

How much does this course cost?

This course costs £6000, and can be completed over one year at a cost of £6000, or two years at a cost of £3000 per year.

What funding is available?

You can apply for a loan to cover your tuition fees and a maintenance loan for living expenses. To check if you are eligible for funding, please go to the Funding for HE Students page.

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you apply for your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check here for term dates.

How do I apply?

Click the Apply button at the top of this page to be taken through to the UCAS website where you can make an application.

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