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The Diploma in Computing and Software Development provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for a career in the computing sector.

You'll have the option to develop specialist skills with through a choice of module options which include web design, database design conceptions and networking technologies.

On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress to the workplace or to a  HND Diploma or the second year of a degree programme.


The HND Diploma in Computing and Software Development provides greater breadth and specialisation than the HNC Diploma. HNDs are mode free but are followed predominately by full-time learners. They allow progression into or within employment in the IT and computing sectors, either directly on achievement of the award or following further study to degree level.

The  HND Diploma in Computing and Systems Development provides opportunities for learners to apply their knowledge and practical skills in the workplace. Full-time learners have the opportunity to do this through formal work placements or part-time employment experience.


To study  HNC/HND in Computing at TransGlobal Educational you will need to be at least 18 years old and meet the following criteria.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • GCSE/”O” level or 2 “A” levels and/or relevant work experience.
  • English language qualification is required for international applicants.

HNC TO HND

  •  HNC qualification in Computing or Related field.

Structure of the Level 4 HNC in Computing and Systems Development

Unit Mandatory Units Credit
1 Business Skills for E-Commerce 15
2 Computer Systems 15
3 Employability and Professional Development 15
Unit Specialist Units - Choose Units with a Total Credit Value of 75 Credits Credit
4 Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation 20
5 Emerging Technologies 15
6 Management in IT 15
7 Research Skills 15
8 Management of Projects 15
9 Systems Analysis and Design 15
10 Human Computer Interaction 15
11 Digital Media in Art and Design 15
12 2D, 3D and Time-Based Digital Applications 15
13 Multimedia Design and Authoring 15
14 Website Design 15
15 Website Management 15
16 E-Commerce Technologies 15
17 Database Design Concepts 15
18 Procedural Programming 15
19 Object Oriented Programming 15
20 Event Driven Programming Solutions 15
21 Software Applications Testing 15
22 Office Solutions Development 15
23 Mathematics for Software Development 15
24 Networking Technologies 15
25 Routing Concepts 15
26 Design a Small Home or Office Network 15
27 Network Operating Systems 15
28 IT Support for End Users 15
29 E-Commerce Strategy 15
30 Information Systems in Organisations 15
31 Knowledge-Based Systems 15
32 Quality Systems in IT 15
33 Data Analysis and Design 15
34 Data Structures and Algorithms 15
35 Web Applications Development 15
36 Internet Server Management 15
37 Digital Image Creation and Development 15
38 3D Computer Modelling and Animation 15
39 Computer Games Design and Development 15
40 Distributed Software Applications 15
41 Programming in Java 15
42 Programming in .NET 15
43 Networking Infrastructure 15
44 Local Area Networking Technologies 15
45 Wide Area Networking Technologies 15
46 Network Security 15
47 IT Virtualisation 15
48 IT Security Management 15
49 Digital Forensics 15
50 Work-based Experience 15
51 Computer Systems Architecture 10
52 Spreadsheet Modelling 10
53 Web Server Scripting 10
54 Multimedia Design 10

 

Structure of the Level 5 HND in Computing and Systems Development

Unit Mandatory Units Credit
1 Business Skills for E-Commerce 15
2 Computer Systems 15
3 Employability and Professional Development 15
4 Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation 20
Unit Specialist Units - Choose Units with a Total Credit Value of 175 Credits Credit
5 Emerging Technologies 15
6 Management in IT 15
7 Research Skills 15
8 Management of Projects 15
9 Systems Analysis and Design 15
10 Human Computer Interaction 15
11 Digital Media in Art and Design 15
12 2D, 3D and Time-Based Digital Applications 15
13 Multimedia Design and Authoring 15
14 Website Design 15
15 Website Management 15
16 E-Commerce Technologies 15
17 Database Design Concepts 15
18 Procedural Programming 15
19 Object Oriented Programming 15
20 Event Driven Programming Solutions 15
21 Software Applications Testing 15
22 Office Solutions Development 15
23 Mathematics for Software Development 15
24 Networking Technologies 15
25 Routing Concepts 15
26 Design a Small Home or Office Network 15
27 Network Operating Systems 15
28 IT Support for End Users 15
29 E-Commerce Strategy 15
30 Information Systems in Organisations 15
31 Knowledge-Based Systems 15
32 Quality Systems in IT 15
33 Data Analysis and Design 15
34 Data Structures and Algorithms 15
35 Web Applications Development 15
36 Internet Server Management 15
37 Digital Image Creation and Development 15
38 3D Computer Modelling and Animation 15
39 Computer Games Design and Development 15
40 Distributed Software Applications 15
41 Programming in Java 15
42 Programming in .NET 15
43 Networking Infrastructure 15
44 Local Area Networking Technologies 15
45 Wide Area Networking Technologies 15
46 Network Security 15
47 IT Virtualisation 15
48 IT Security Management 15
49 Digital Forensics 15
50 Work-based Experience 15
51 Computer Systems Architecture 10
52 Spreadsheet Modelling 10
53 Web Server Scripting 10
54 Multimedia Design 10