Humanities & Social Science,
CourseApplied Computing HND
This course is a stepping-stone towards a full honours degree in Computing. Delivered at Leicester College, the first two years of study lead to the award of HND after which you can top-up to an undergraduate degree in Applied Computing. Top-up to a BSc degree requires an additional year of full-time study at the De Montfort University campus.
The modules on this HND have been very carefully designed to provide a fully integrated course of study. Key skills in English and mathematics, business skills including report writing, group work, planning projects and making presentations are fully contextualised within the academic subject content.
The course is especially suitable if you wish to gain a professional qualification without immediately committing to a full term of study, if you are a mature student returning to study, or if you have entry qualifications below those required to start the full degree.
Developed in collaboration with DMU and Leicester College
Building on a long-standing partnership, with academic expertise enhancing your technical and practical skills
Gain a professional computing qualification
The first two years of study will lead to the award of HND at Leicester College, after which you can apply to top-up to an undergraduate Computing degree at De Montfort University
Gain a professional qualification without immediately committing to a full term of study. This course also provides the opportunity to access degree-level study upon successful completion
Graduates with successful careers
Computing HND graduates have gone on to work as computer and systems engineers, database managers and software developers, at companies such as the National Grid, Caterpillar, Bosch, Royal Bank of Scotland and Rolls Royce
Develop sought-after technical and practical skills
Including computer technology, database design, internet technology, programming, multimedia, interactive systems design and systems development
Develop your practical skills in our specialist facilities
You will learn in dedicated laboratories at Leicester College, equipped with high-specification PCs and professional-standard software, and benefit from state-of-the-art display facilities in laboratories and lecture theatres.