This 2 year Higher National Diploma (HND) offers an in-depth study of information systems development, upon which modern organisations have come to rely. Students will study the design and development of modern software-based systems that process vast amounts of data and provide the information so necessary for business and commerce. A programme of practical assignments and specification-based activities enables students to gain first hand experience of software development.
This provides them with the knowledge and skills to develop a successful career in information systems engineering.
This course is accredited by Pearson Edexcel.
This ISE course covers key areas in computer programming and software engineering. Specific subject areas focus on the establishing of software-based systems both within a fixed or mobile environment. The areas of study also includes website design, database design and computer-based applications. Additionally, students are required to undertake a second year Project, researching and developing a topic of their choice.
PROGRESS DIRECTLY TO AN IT DEGREE
Successful completion of the course can give access to a top up BSc degree in ICT, subject to the qualification holder meeting the University entry requirements for the top-up.
This HND qualification opens up a whole range a range of specialised employment opportunities within software development, software engineering or database engineering. It also opens up the possibility of a career as a web developer, a computer games developer or as a systems analyst.
Study in a global technology capital
London houses some of the most advanced technology companies in the world, making it the ideal place to study, network, and begin your career. It is also one of the world’s leading commercial and business centres. Companies based in London are amongst the world’s major users of technology, so career opportunities are readily available in this field.
The course is delivered over two years and six terms, with approximately three units (modules) studied during each term.
The Unit Schedule is as follows:
Data Analysis and Design
Personal Skills Development
Web Application Development
User Interface Programming
Advanced Programming Concepts
Information Systems Engineering Project
- Feb 2017
- May 2017
Academic Level: 5
- Entry Requirements
- Level 3 qualification or equivalent
- GCE Advanced level profile demonstrating strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject.
- An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution
- Mature learners without formal qualifications are required to present a profile of achievement in the form of work experience in the related field and will be subject to relevant entry assessments.
- All applicants must pass an Academic Interview
- Proficiency in English at a standard commensurate to IELTS 5.5