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Computing and Systems Development

Course Code: UF9001, UF9002

Level: 4, 5
Subject area: Media, Games & Computing
Awarding body: University of Plymouth
Qualification: Higher National Certificate, Higher National Diploma
Course type: Full-time, Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One - two years

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About the course

This course provides an in-depth introduction to various aspects of the computing discipline. Whilst all areas are covered, there is an emphasis on computing hardware and networking, with some specialist units on security and computer forensics. The course also includes the necessary units on programming which give the fundamentals required for any computing professional, whatever their chosen career path. We engage with local employers and work hard to provide up-to-date skills and theoretical underpinning to make our students highly employable practitioners.

What you'll learn

This course includes the following subjects:

HNC

  • computer systems
  • project management
  • programming
  • web and app development
  • computer networks
  • e-commerce
  • databases.

HND

  • internet servers
  • mathematics
  • systems analysis
  • object orientated programming
  • computer forensics.
Entry requirements

We welcome applications from those who have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including maths, English and combined science, and one or more of the following:

  • 48 UCAS tariff points
  • a BTEC National Award in a related subject
  • an Advanced Apprenticeship
  • a NVQ level 3 in a related subject
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

Assessments/Exams

Most of the assessment is based on assignments, which have a very practical nature. You will need to investigate theory and apply it to a practical problem. There are no formal exams.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you may be able to progress to:

  • the HND (if you have undertaken the HNC)
  • the second or final year of a degree programme at a university (depending on requirements)
  • a wide range of careers in the computing industry.
Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

Full-time

Course Code: UF9001

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £3550

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: UF9002

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £6950

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.