This is a 1-year, full-time, top-up programme (2 years part-time) for students who already hold the HNC Applied Computing (or equivalent). Please note that it is the full HNC/D that is a Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) that has been designed to address the increasing need for high quality professional and technically skilled staff within the computing sector. If you do not hold the HNC Applied Computing (I099) you need to apply for that course first, successful completion will enable you to progress to the HND(HTQ) for the 2nd year. This qualification has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that students are equipped with the knowledge, understanding and critical skills that are essential for success in the current and future computing industry sector. It will also prepare you for continued study at Honours degree level. Using the faculty’s IT lab facilities, with technical support and modern classroom settings, you will study a range of leading edge computing topics that will prepare you for the challenges faced by this rapidly changing industry. Practical sessions include building, programming and testing robots, performing forensic analysis of computing devices and designing and programming virtual reality applications. You could progress to… By studying this HND course, you will develop skills and understanding of exciting new technologies which will enable you to forge a career within this expanding industry sector. This is an established qualification recognised by employers within the industry. This programme also gives you the possibility of progression pathways on to university honours degree courses in their year 2 or 3. You could go on to careers in… Artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, virtual reality development or digital forensics in job roles such as: software engineer, business analyst, IT consultant, robotics engineer, VR system designer or programmer, games software developer, forensics technician. Units (for guidance only) › Computing Research Project › Business Intelligence › Artificial Intelligence › Cloud Computing › Robotics › Virtual & Augmented Reality Development › Games Development
The programme is delivered through theoretical sessions and practical workshops. In addition, you will be expected to research topics and complete assignments outside class time. You will be assessed through coursework that can be either written work, question and answer sessions or practical demonstrations.
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.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7995||Year 1|