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Course summary

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.

Modules

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).

Assessment method

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.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Computer Society

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
ACO8
Institution code:
T80
Campus name:
SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
Campus code:
T

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Applied Computing at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS