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Computing and Systems Development at Empire College London

Course description

The HND in Computing will offer a qualification that provides access to university, careers in computing and higher level courses. Current trends towards widespread communication, e-business and a proliferation of electronic devices in our society indicate the need for students to develop a detailed range of computing skills and techniques. The course will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of students in the field of computing, that are essential for successful performance in the modern workplace.

The HND programme is an equivalent to a 2nd year of a UK University Degree.

This course leads to a recognised qualification which is accepted by several universities for direct entry into the final year of a Degree program.


The full programme consists of the following which will be studied full time throughout the two years.

Unit 1 – Business Skills for e-CommerceUnit 29 – e-Commerce Strategy
Unit 2 – Computer SystemsUnit 30 – Information Systems in Organisations
Unit 3 – Employability and Professional DevelopmentUnit 32 – Quality Systems in IT
Unit 4 – Project Design ImplementationUnit 33 – Data Analysis and Design
Unit 6 – Management in ITUnit 34 – Data Structures and Algorithms
Unit 14 – Website DesignUnit 43 – Networking Infrastructure
Unit 16 – e-Commerce TechnologiesUnit 44 – Local Area Networking Technologies
Unit 18 – Procedural ProgrammingUnit 50 – Work-based Experience

Entry requirements

Applicants must be aged 18 and should have GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above or equivalent. They also must hold A levels or other level 3 qualifications, e.g. BTEC National Diploma. Applications from mature students may be accepted where relevant work experience is being undertaken, subject to an initial assessment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Empire College London directly.

Last updated date: 18 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years