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Loughborough College

Computing

UCAS Code: I100

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE (or equivalent) English Language and Maths Grade 4/C or above

UCAS Tariff

64

A Level subjects with a mathematical or analytical bias OR a Level 3 BTEC qualification in a relevant computing or interactive media-based discipline

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

This HNC/HND programme has been designed to equip you with the necessary skills and understanding required to build a successful career within the computing industry. With the modern cyber-security and off-grid networking laboratory room, the programme will allow students to learn modern concepts and skills linked to a fast moving sector. The course combines theoretical understanding with practical sessions and aims to prepare you for the complex challenges that exist within the field of computing and IT.

With a learning programme that is specific to requirements of industry, this course aims to enhance your skills and improve your abilities in order to develop you as a well rounded practitioner. Studying a core of programming, computer systems and networking principles, this course also allows you to broaden your understanding and diversify your applied knowledge within the areas of computing and systems development.

Designed to meet the needs of the computing, software development and networking, we offer students industry standard software and modernised learning facilities in which to conduct both practical and theoretical tasks. You will be expected to manage your own workload and commit to a level of self-directed study however, support will be continually available from our experienced team. You will also be invited to take part in study skills sessions which will enable you to develop valuable academic skills for this Higher Education programme.

Features and Benefits
- Study a course that provides you with the essential skills and experience to enhance your employability or prepare you for further study.

- Study in a supportive environment, with a range of services at your fingertips to help you reach your full potential.

- Loughborough College was awarded TEF Silver 2017.

- Be a full member of Loughborough Students Union- consistently voted No.1 for student experience.

Modules

Year 1 Modules: Programming, Networking, Professional Practice, Database Design & Implementation, Security, Managing a successful Computing Project, Strategic Information Systems & Computer Systems Architecture.

Year 2 Modules: Computer Research Project, Business Intelligence, Advanced Programming, Forensics, Information Security Management, Systems Analysis and Design, The Internet of Things & Virtual and Augmented Reality Development

*All modules subject to change*

Assessment methods

The programme uses a variety of assessment techniques to ensure that you can demonstrate the range of learning outcomes. Subject knowledge and understanding is assessed through examinations, coursework essays, coursework reports, individual or group presentations, written evaluations, debates and posters will be used as other forms of assessment. These also assess a range of transferable skills, including confidence in academic written communication

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough College

Department:

Engineering

TEF rating:

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