HND Applied Computing is a programme which delivers a broad range of computing content. This programme has some compulsory modules and a large range of optional modules. This allow students to tailor their learning and take modules that they consider most relevant to their career path. Topics covered include software development, web development, geographical information systems, data analysis and visualisation, database design, computer networks, cyber security, operating systems, usability.
Year One – Level 4 (HNC, HND & BSc) • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems (20 credits; compulsory) • Data Analysis and Visualisation (20 credits; optional) • Introduction to Web and Database Concepts (20 credits; compulsory) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Mathematics (20 credits; optional) • Networks and Cyber Security Essentials (20 credits; compulsory) • Software Development (20 credits; compulsory). Year Two – Level 5 (HND & BSc) • Advanced Networking (20 credits; optional) • Advanced Software Development (20 credits; optional) • Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Cloud Computing Architecture (20 credits; optional) • Computer Forensics (20 credits; optional) • Data Security and Compliance (20 credits; compulsory) • Databases and Application Development (20 credits; optional) • Games Architecture and Mechanics (20 credits; optional) • Geographical Information Systems (20 credits; optional) • Indie Game Development (20 credits; optional) • Network Operating Systems and Services (20 credits; compulsory) • Network Programmability (20 credits; optional) • Object Oriented Programming and Algorithms (20 credits; optional) • Software Engineering Principles and Testing (20 credits; optional) • Statistical Programming (20 credits; optional) • Web and Mobile Technologies (20 credits; optional).
The School of Applied Computing aims to produce graduates that help shape the future of computing and information systems development. The course content is contemporary and shaped for employability through close links with local and national employers. Students are assessed through a combination of worksheets, practicals, presentations, projects and examinations. Module assessment is often by assignment, or assignment and examination. The final mark for some modules may include one or more pieces of coursework set and completed during the module. Project work is assessed by written report and presentation. Students are encouraged to use our links with Software Alliance Wales and Go Wales to work on commercial schemes for their Major Project module. Go Wales provides the opportunity of paid work placements with local businesses.
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- British Computer Society
How to apply
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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||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
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