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Computing (Software Engineering) HND

Our specialist course will give you a technical understanding of the most widely used system architectures, as well as an introduction to the wider areas of computing, such as cloud systems and media technology. When you graduate from this course you will be able to develop robust and reusable software systems. You will have opportunities to reinforce your theoretical knowledge through practical work in our computer facilities.

During your first year you will study common modules with all Computing students, giving you flexibility and choice when you specialise for your second year. These will cover fundamental principles such as computer systems, communications, problem solving, programming and internet technology. In the second year you will specialise in Software Engineering where you will explore the formal specifications for software systems as well as system design and development. You will also focus on the design of microprocessor systems as well as digital signal processing, and you will examine how to design, programme and optimise graphics for 2D platforms.

You will complete a group project in the second year, where you will be part of a small design team working to produce an innovative and bespoke solution to a real world challenge.

When you graduate from the HND, you may be able to study for an additional year at the University of Northampton to achieve the BSc (Hons) qualification.

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Two years full-time. Part-time available.

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer is around 64 UCAS points, grades DEE at A level, or MPP at BTEC. You will also be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above.

English Language requirements: All international and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level. For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an international student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply - international students page.