Our full time HND in Computing (App Development) is a computing course which specialises in programming and application development. 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 programming, web application development, virtual and augmented reality technologies using a range of specialist coding and scripting languages. 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
- Virtual and Augmented Reality Development
- Application Programming Interface Design
- App Development
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|
Additional fee information
Heart of Worcestershire College is offering HE Bursaries of up to £1500 each to all first year full time HE students. The funding will paid in 3 instalments in November, January and May. If you are applying for your first year of your first Higher Education course and have “Firmly” accepted an offer of a place on a HE programme at Heart of Worcestershire College as your first choice (not insurance) you may be eligible. To be eligible you must meet the national criteria: • Normally resident in England • Have a household income of less than £25,000 (as assessed through Student Finance England) • Self funding, not sponsored by an employer, the NHS Bursary nor the Training and Development Agency for Schools. Please note that due to the limited nature of these funds meeting the criteria does not equate to an entitlement to a scholarship. Each application will be considered by the panel of senior staff based on the information provided.