Our full time HND in Computing (Security) is a course which specialises in computing and cyber security It is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment in an ever expanding IT industry. You will establish essential skills in network design, computer architecture, software development & systems, web design and systems security as well as professional development at Level 4 before choosing specialist option modules at Level 5 to increase your knowledge and skills in cyber security, cryptography, digital forensics and computer network security. Throughout your final year you will also undertake an individual project working with a real client and employability skills are developed through work experience and links within our employment partners. Class sessions will be complemented by independent, self-directed learning using a Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle). Full-time study is fifteen hours per week, over two semesters, including tutorial time. It is expected that for every hour spent in the classroom, the equivalent is dedicated to independent, self-directed learning outside contact hours. Units will be taught using a variety of teaching and learning styles: formal taught sessions, directed learning, tutor-led discussion and seminars, practical workshops with students working individually and/or in groups according to need and their learning preference. The delivery of the course may be a combination of online and face-to-face delivery if required.
Year 1 – Level 4
- Professional Practice
- Computer Systems Architecture
- Website Design and Development
- Managing a Successful Project
- Database Design and Development
- Computing Research Project
- Business intelligence
- Emerging Technology
- Information Security Management
Units will be assessed using a variety of methods: reports, seminars, presentations, practical workshops, academic essays, screencasts and portfolios of evidence. Alternative assessment methods may be used where appropriate.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8000||Year 1|