• Computing

    HND Computer Science

  • SCQF Level

    Level 8

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


Step into the future with our HND Computer Science course. In today's fast-paced world, the demand for ICT and digital technology is soaring, opening up a world of opportunities. Take the next step into computing and IT systems, mastering skills that are the driving force behind every successful business. As technology evolves, so does the need for skilled professionals.

Entry Requirements

For a direct entry into Year 2 of the HND, you'll need:

  • an HNC Computing (2012 version) with a minimum of 15 credits
  • preferably an A or B for the HNC Graded Unit
  • an interview with us

Course Content

Embark on a journey that builds on the foundation of the HNC, providing you with a diverse set of skills in computing. Throughout the course, you may explore:

  • object-oriented programming and multiplatform website development
  • security concepts and the design of secure computer networks
  • web server roles, installation, configuration, and maintenance
  • relational Database Management System (RDBMS) design and creation
  • mobile technologies, app development, and ethical considerations
  • successful project management principles
  • setting up and building an e-Business
  • engage in the STEM Ambassador Programme, visiting schools to share your knowledge
  • volunteer with CoderDojo, contributing to free programming clubs for children
  • work on live projects, like designing a website for Ayrshire and Arran Health Board
  • attend open days and hear from guest speakers in the industry

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course, you may have the choice to:

  • move onto HND Computing Games
  • progress to a degree course at one of our partner universities, such as UWS or Glasgow Caledonian University, with direct entry to year 2

Why Choose This Course?

This course equips you with the expertise needed in the dynamic IT sector. Elevate your career prospects by developing a diverse skillset that includes project management, mobile app development, and e-Business setup.

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Start Date

Aug 2024

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