Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing
The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing offers a stepping stone for students and professionals pursuing a career in various fields of information technology. Awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, this vocational qualification is recognized by universities and employers all over the world.
Students, aged 18 and above, with an academic background or related work experience in Information Technology, can acquire a comprehensive computing qualification that equips them with relevant, foundational knowledge and core skills in computing and information systems. The range of specialist modules and practical experience included in this programme familiarizes students with the working practices and develops the key skills necessary to succeed in a career in computing.
With continuous growth and developments in the IT industry, the demand for work-ready students and professionals is increasing constantly. This course offers students with the appropriate knowledge and the skills required to counter the challenges faced in a professional IT environment. With priority on enhancing technical capabilities and instilling industry-based skills, this course provides students with the necessary tools required to keep up with the rapid changes in the IT sector.
This programme offers a pathway to a rewarding career in the various fields of IT, such as systems analysis, software engineering, web development, system design & management and much more. Specifically designed to produce work-ready professionals, the HND provides a clear line of sight towards a higher education with transfers to over 200 universities worldwide or towards employment at an entry level in IT.
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Why UKCBC Dubai?
We are the first UK Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET) provider in the UAE.
- Pearson Qualifications
Our BTEC & Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) are awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, ensuring students gain global recognition for their achievements and serve as a pathway to more than 200 universities globally.
We offer attractive tuition fees and flexible installment plans.
Students are encouraged to apply their knowledge to real world events and situations when completing their assignments.
We are partnered with two prestigious universities – University of Birmingham Dubai Campus & Bath Spa University, UK to allow student progression into their undergraduate programmes.
- Student Support
Vibrant student life and dedicated support services offered, including assistance with transportation, visa and accommodation.
The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing involves both internal and external assessments. Assessments in each module is structured to meet the specified learning outcomes.
The following are some of the main types of assessment:
- Phase tests.
- Laboratory exercises.
- Practical IT demonstrations.
- Independent research projects
- Real-time software simulations.
- Presentations with assessor questioning.
Upon completion of HND in Business, you can top up to a Bachelors’ degree from over 200 universities worldwide in any of the computing majors mentioned below:
- Information technology.
- Information systems design.
- Cyber security and networks.
- Business Information systems
- Software engineering.
Qualification Credit Value: 240 credit value
Total Number of Units: 15 units
- 8 mandatory units
- 7 optional specialist units
|Unit 1: Programming||15 Credits||Level 4|
|Unit 2: Networking||15 Credits||Level 4|
|Unit 3: Professional Practice||15 Credits||Level 4|
|Unit 4: Database Design and Development||15 Credits||Level 4|
|Unit 5: Security||15 Credits||Level 4|
|Unit 6: Managing a Successful Computing Project||15 Credits||Level 4|
|Unit 13: Computing Research Project||30 Credits||Level 5|
|Unit 14: Business Intelligence||15 Credits||Level 5|
|Unit 8: Computer Systems Architecture||15 Credits||Level 4|
|Unit 10: Website Design and Development||15 Credits||Level 4|
|Unit 28: Prototyping||15 Credits||Level 5|
|Unit 34: System Analysis and Design||15 Credits||Level 5|
|Unit 37: Architecture||15 Credits||Level 5|
|Unit 38: Database Management Systems||15 Credits||Level 5|
|Unit 40: User Experience and Interface Design||15 Credits||Level 5|
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- 60% in Grade 12 CBSE, American, Filipino or Thanaweya Amma.
- 3 D’s at AS levels including either Math or Computing.
- 2 C’s at A levels including either Math or Computing.
- 5 A’s in IGCSE’s including either Math or Computing.
- IB Diploma with 24 points.
- IB certificate: 22 points, Math with minimum 4.
- Work experience in a related field.
- Additional English language proficiency may apply where medium of teaching is not English
For more information on the entry requirements, you can connect with our Admissions Officer here
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing
AED 33, 000/year (inclusive of VAT)
|One-time Application fee||
|Security deposit (refundable)||
600-800 per month depending on location/emirate
|Visa deposit (refundable)||
Scholarships and discounts available. For more details on the tuition fees, please contact the UKCBC Dubai team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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