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Course summary

Progress your skills, knowledge and ability for further study or to prepare for employment in the computing industry, with our HND in Computing. This course starts each September and is awarded by Pearson. • This course provides a route into careers related to computing including software design, computer networking and more • You will have the opportunity to gain a CISCO CCNA 1 qualification during your degree • One-year qualification to be followed up with a top-up degree • Taught at University Centre Farnborough, with modern facilities including our high quality computing suite with access to the latest software Information technology is the glue that connects millions of people, aiding businesses and communities all around the world, every day. According to Prospects, there are currently one million people employed in the UK's IT industry, making it a thriving sector to work in. At Farnborough, you will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to succeed in an IT working environment. Not only will you develop skills specific to IT but our course provides opportunities for you to develop behaviours for work. For example by undertaking a group project, or responding to a client brief. As part of the course you will also earn vendor qualifications including CISCO CCNA part 1, which is recognised by employers. An HND in Computing will allow you to study key areas of computing before moving onto a top-up degree to gain a full honours degree. WHO IS THE PROGRAMME FOR? This computing programme is perfect if you have an interest in the world of information technology. You might currently be studying an HNC in Computing, already working in the sector, be returning to education after a break, or wish to transfer from another college or university. WHAT WILL I STUDY? You will learn about project design, data analysis, data structures and algorithms. You will also explore the creative element of games design and development and improve on your knowledge of writing programmes in different computer languages.


During your course you will develop the necessary skills to progress onto a top-up degree through a combination of core and specialist units. Examples include: • Project design, implementation and evaluation • Knowledge-based systems • Data analysis and design • Data structures and algorithms • Web applications development • Computer games design and development • Distributed software applications • Programming

Assessment method

A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes in-class tests, assessed practical work, assessed coursework/assignments, and formative assessment through assignment work feedback, practical demonstrations, project report, project presentation and examination. HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT? You will be taught in a variety of ways. This includes lectures, individual presentations, practical’s, independent and group exercise instructions. You will normally attend around 12 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 14–16 further hours of independent study and assignments as required.

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

Tuition fees

England £5000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5000 Year 1
Scotland £5000 Year 1
Wales £5000 Year 1
Channel Islands £5000 Year 1
EU £5000 Year 1
International £7500 Year 1

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Computing and Systems Development at University Centre Farnborough - UCAS