This course aims to provide you with a range of practical skills and knowledge to enable you to work in a variety of positions within the Computing industry. You will develop technical skills, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
You will study up-to-date topics such as programming, web development, systems development process.
Focusing on professional skills within the IT industry, you will gain the ability to apply relevant principles and techniques to the analysis, design and development of modern software solutions. You will develop the academic skills needed to cope with a rapidly evolving environment.
This HND course provides an excellent stepping stone to allow you to move directly into a career in Computing.
What happens on the course?
You will gain a thorough grounding in programming, web development, data management, and systems analysis and design.
You will have the opportunity to undertake independent investigations and group projects. In addition you will gain essential employability skills.
You will work on a variety of projects and develop your skills in problem solving and communication.
The course focuses on meeting the needs of the Computing Industry, providing you with skills and understanding of the latest innovations in Computing.
Successful completion fo this course would enable you to study one of our many top-up degree courses enabling you to convert your HND into a full BSc (Hons) degree in an IT/Computing related subject.
A practical approach is taken to the course delivery ensuring that you are equipped with the necessary skills for employment within the Computing Industry.
Your HND leads to a range of employment opportunities in the IT industry such as:
IT and User Support Services
You also have the option to progress to a full honours degree in a related computing subject.
What skills will you gain?
You will apply relevant principles and techniques to the analysis, design and development of modern software solutions.
This course will enable you to apply a range of technical and methodological skills relevant to the development of computer systems.
There will be opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the essential facts, concepts, principles and practices relating to Computing.
You will develop generic transferable skills such as problem solving, communication, working individually and in teams.
This course will develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities attributes and global responsibilities essential for successful performance in working life.
You will be able to demonstrate the necessary academic skills to enable progression to higher or professional qualifications.
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course
The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed
# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.
Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.
Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.