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Computing HND (Sep'17)

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Course code: I100

Course category: Higher Education

End Qualification: BTEC Higher National Diploma

This course is validated by the University of Brighton and delivered by Brighton MET

Hours: TBC

Days of the week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Course duration: 2 years

Course aims:
People who are keen to enhance their understanding of a broad range of computing ideas and contribute to the future direction of the industry by developing innovative solutions to problems or improvements to current situations are invited to apply for this two year programme.

This exciting industry is growing and graduates from this course are well placed to drive forward future advancements in computing. You will appreciate the wide reaching influences that computers and computing technology have on the world, as well as current problems or issues that this reliance may cause.

The new BTEC Higher National qualifications in Computing are designed to address an increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways at Levels 4 and 5, thereby providing students with a clear line of sight to employment or to progression to a degree at Level 6.

The benefits of taking a Higher National in Computing are that it will provide you with the subject area knowledge and skill to lead you into a number of careers within the Computing sector, or advancement to degree. Students will be provided with the skills necessary to gain accredited certifications from CompTIA. Students will also be eligible for membership of the British Computing Society as associate membership upon completion.

Course content:
The qualification has been designed to embed key employability skills throughout the curriculum. Cognitive, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills are built in to the unit learning outcomes. You will develop valuable hand-on experience with a range of industry standard, latest generation desktop and server hardware and software.

Year 1
Professional Practice
Database Design & Development
Managing a Successful Computing Project
Computer Systems Architecture
Website Design & Development

Year 2
Computing Research Project
Business Intelligence
Network Management
Database Management Systems
E-Commerce & Strategy
Operating Systems

Assessment: A wide range of assessment strategies are used in order to support all students. These include end of year examinations and coursework that includes the following: reports, project write up, practical demonstration, set exercise, presentation, portfolio.

Entry Requirements:
Standard Entry requirements apply. A typical offer could be DEE at A Level in Computing or MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma in Computing. Applicants will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C or above.

English Language requirements for non native speakers is now stipulated: Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2, PTE 51, IELTS 6; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent
For further information on entry requirements please see this page.

Progression and links:
Students can progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as a full or part-time Degree programme in Networking, Computer science or other Computing courses. Career opportunities within Computing in the local area include network support, programming, web development and security in a variety of organisations.

Tuition fees:
The tuition fees for this course are 5500 per year. Disclaimer: Although the information given is believed to be correct at the time of publication, it does not form any part of a contract between City College Brighton & Hove and the student.

Although the information given is believed to be correct at the time of publication, it does not form any part of a contract between City College Brighton and Hove and the student. Courses may be subject to change.

Timetables are subject to change and you should check with your tutor prior to enrolment for the details of your timetable.