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Computer Science HND @ SCQF Level 8

Dumfries and Galloway College

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  • Qualification

    HND - Higher National Diploma

  • Location

    Dumfries Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    23-AUG-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Introduction

This programme builds on the skills and knowledge gained in the HNC to develop an awareness of current professional practices and technologies within the domain of computer science whilst focusing on software and systems development. A key area will be to develop a range of specialist knowledge and skills that reflect recent, in-demand developments in project management, web servers and database developments.

This award aims to prepare you for employment in an IT-related post at technician level, to prepare you for further study or to develop an employee’s IT skills to improve their effectiveness in the workplace.

Progression

Successful completion of the full HND Computer Science course with a minimum Grade ‘B’ in the Graded Unit 2 will allow direct entry to the third year of the BSc Computer Science degree at the University of the West of Scotland (Dumfries campus) or similar with other Universities.

Career Prospects

On completion of the course you could apply for a wide variety of jobs, including: IT Systems Support Officer, Database Administrator, Information Systems Administrator, Trainee Systems Developer, Trainee Programmer or Computer Trainer.

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

Successful completion of the HNC Computing Science (15 credits) and a satisfactory internal reference.

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University information

Dumfries and Galloway College

  • Campus address

    Dumfries and Galloway College, College Gate, Bankend Road, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, DG1 4FD, Scotland

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