This course has been designed to provide students with a range of subjects in the area of computing to cover the needs of a modern computer professional.
Academic & Employability Skills (10 credits)
To provide students with the essential knowledge and techniques that underpin and enhance the learning process. Students will be encouraged to develop a positive and reflective approach to learning, and to take responsibility for their own learning. Learning the transferable skills desired in the employment context.
Computational Thinking (10 credits)
To provide the student with an understanding of the software constructs of a programming language, and the process of writing a computer program.
Computer Architecture (10 credits)
To provide the student with an understanding of the key concepts and building blocks of current computer systems, components and architectures.
Data Visualisation (10 credits)
To introduce students to a wide variety of techniques used to display different types of data effectively. The student will learn to design data presentations for both static and interactive displays.
Information Engineering (20 credits)
To introduce the student to the underlying concepts of systems analysis and design of computer-based systems with an emphasis on requirements analysis. This continues through to the analysis of data. Database design techniques are studied and used to translate theoretical skill into practical applications.
Interaction Design (10 credits)
To introduce students to the underlying concepts and principles necessary for the design of interfaces for various devices. As well as gaining theoretical knowledge, the student will learn to design and evaluate such interfaces.
Introduction to Scripting (10 credits)
To enable students to select and deploy client-side technologies in order resolve problems and to meet a set of requirements for webpages.
Introduction to Web Development (20 credits)
To provide the student with an understanding of the underlying concepts and principles necessary for the design and implementation of websites. Students will be introduced to the architectural structure and development of web applications through the use of graphical web development tools.
Software Development (20 credits)
To provide the student with the essential software concepts involved in the implementation, testing and debugging of programs. Simple design concepts and good programming practices will be adopted throughout the module.
Note: HNC students will study the above modules over 2 years, part time
Year 2 modules (HND only)
Application Design & Development (20 credits)
To further the student’s programming knowledge by including the concepts and principles of Object Oriented Programming. Furthermore, it enhances the student’s appreciation of the need for software design by employing the principles and practice of software engineering that underpins the techniques deployed in sophisticated applications.
Database Management Systems (20 credits)
To provide the student with the essential concepts involved in the design, implementation, and testing of multi-user database applications. It will also expose students to some of the more advanced concepts that underpin multi-user access and more sophisticated database applications.
Interactive Application Development (20 credits)
To provide students with the essential concepts, methodologies and technologies involved in the development of interactive applications.
Web Development (20 credits)
To provide students with a systematic understanding of web development using server-side programming languages.
Internet Security (10 credits)
To analyse the security of an Internet/intranet system, including the transmission of data, with regard to internal and external threats.
Network Services (10 credits)
To provide learners with a systematic understanding of essential principles, concepts and techniques in the design, configuration and implementation of ‘core network services’ (e.g. Virtualisation, Directory Services, DHCP, DNS) within the progressive field of enterprise networking.
Implementation Project (20 credits)
To enable the student to integrate the skills and knowledge acquired during the course to produce a solution to a realistic Information Systems problem appropriate to the pathway. The solution will be a deliverable produced to an appropriate set of standards in accordance with a schedule of timetabled deadlines.
- Continuous assessment
- Written examination
- The study of essential skills may be required
- Each application considered on individual merit
- Entry is subject to interview
- GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above.
32 UCAS points at A Level, Extended Diploma or Access to HE programme. Alternatively, relevant training and experience equivalent to NVQ Level 3.
Direct admission for applicants who have been out of full time education for more than two years will be considered based on previous learning or experience.
- An up-to-date PC computer at home would be useful, but not essential
- Stationery approximately – £30
For careers in business and industry as trainee IT support staff, computer technicians, programmers, analysts or related careers.
Progression onto Year 3 of the BSc Information Systems.
Please note applications must be made via UCAS apply
UCAS apply codes:
Pembrokeshire College- P35
Course code- R209
Short course title- HND
Offering degree courses since 1992, the College has entered into a strategic alliance with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea Metropolitan University, Coleg Sir Gar and Coleg Ceredigion. The result is a dual sector university based on a dynamic new vision for the delivery of higher education within the region, endorsed by the Welsh Assembly Government.
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