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 and Employability Skills
To provide students with the essential knowledge and techniques that explain, underpin and enhance the requisite skills needed for success in an academic environment, while supporting transferable, sustainable, lifelong learning. In addition students will be equipped with practical and logical problem-solving skills essential in typical laboratory or workshop environments.
Computer Architecture and Networks
This module will provide the student with an understanding of the key concepts and building blocks of computer systems and also clarify the issues associated with network use and how this has developed. It will identify the architectural concepts behind networking and help develop the preliminary skills necessary to install and manage networks.
Data Analysis and Visualisation
To develop the knowledge and skills required to perform basic statistical analysis of experimental data and introduce a wide variety of techniques used to display different types of data effectively. The students will learn to design data presentations for both static and interactive displays.
To introduce students to the underlying concepts of systems analysis and design of computer-based systems with an emphasis on requirements analysis, continuing through to the analysis of data. Database design techniques are studied and used to translate theoretical skill into practical applications.
Internet Technology and Security
To provide students with an understanding of the underlying concepts and principles necessary for the implementation of web technologies including the analysis of the security of an Internet/intranet system with regard to internal and external threats.
To introduce students to software constructs and to development of software using a high level programming language. Simple design concepts and good programming practice will be adopted.
Note: HNC students will study the above modules over 2 years, part time
- 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/Numeracy and English Language/First Language Welsh 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
- £1899* (subject to change for the new academic year)
- Please contact 01437 753134 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
*Fees per academic year
For careers in business and industry as trainee IT support staff, computer technicians, programmers, analysts or related careers.
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.
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.