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Information Technology HND

(SCQF level 8)

Applied Computing & Digital Technologies, Faculty of Business

Applications closed

Mode of Study

Full-time

Start Date

28th Aug 2017, 2 years

28th Aug 2017, 2 years

Location

City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome

Overview

The HND Information Technology computing qualification is designed to give you a solid technical understanding of information systems and technologies used by both small and large scale businesses.

You'll gain an understanding of how data is transformed into usable information through the theory and practice of relational database technologies. You'll also undertake units in web design and development, e-commerce, applications programming, operating systems and project management.

As part of the second year program you'll also undertake the Oracle Database Design and Programming using SQL vendor qualification, which is a worldwide recognised qualification that prepares the student to undertake external Oracle exams.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit: www.scqf.org.uk/the-framework/.

 

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Two Highers and three Intermediate 2 courses (including Computing or Information Systems); OR
  • Two Higher and three Standard Grades at Credit level (including Computing or Information Systems); OR
  • Two Higher and three National 5 level qualifications (including Computing or Information Systems); OR
  • A national qualification at SCQF Level 6 in a related subject such as Digital Media Computing, NQ Computing.

 

You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject.

 

What you study

  • Relational Database Management Systems.
  • E-commerce.
  • Project Management.
  • Developing Multimedia Applications.
  • Functional Areas of Business.
  • Internet Web Technology and Security.
  • Structured Query Language (SQL).

Embedded within this award is an Oracle Academy vendor qualification (Database Design and Programming with SQL) which will make you significantly more employable in the future as this, combined with the business subjects in the course, is one of the areas in IT which continues to be in high demand from employers.

 

After the course

Careers

After completing the HND you may pursue a career in business intelligence analysis, information management, database administration, trainer/teacher, hardware and software support, or web development.

 

Continuing Study

Successful students can progress on to third year of degree programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University, University of the West of Scotland, and Napier University. Other universities may accept entry to earlier stages in their programmes.

  • Mode of Study:
    Full-time
  • Start Date:
    28th Aug 2017, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome