HND Computing & System Development

Our HND in Computing and Systems Development is studied over two years and will help you to develop your skills in front and back-end design technologies.

You will be given a more practical and vocational perspective as you develop key knowledge in e-commerce related systems and the business related skills you’ll need for a successful career in the IT industry.

Our expert tutors will help you expand your commercial awareness, while studying computer and network infrastructures. There will be a strong element of design and creativity throughout the course, and we will also help you to develop a good mix of employability skills as well as the essential knowledge needed to progress onto higher levels of study.


Hastings (Ore)


Level 5

Course Type

HE (Degree Level)



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Options Course Code Starts Ends Days Annual Fee Overseas Fee
enquire apply 12000y1 23/09/24 19/06/26 Various £5950 £9000

What will I study?

During the two years your learning will span a whole range of computing disciplines, focusing on hardware, systems analysis, web technologies, programming databases, networking and multimedia. You will become familiar with a range of computer systems and networking technologies, be able to explore a range of website and database design concepts, and learn how to effectively manage them. You will be able to get creative while designing and building a range of web applications, all while relating your projects and assignments to real-life working examples to expand your learning.

Core modules include:

  • Business Skills for e-Commerce
  • Computer Systems
  • Employability and Professional Development
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation

Optional modules There are a number of optional modules that you can choose from to complete the qualification (offered subject to demand and availability of resources).

  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Quality Systems in IT
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Web Applications Development
  • Computer Games Design and Development

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

Minimum of 48 UCAS points (120 old system) from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma / A Levels / Foundation Diploma / Access Diploma in a related subject; if English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 5.5 with a 5 in writing; proof of qualifications; a satisfactory reference.

What can I do after completing this course?

Once you have completed the HND you will have a diverse range of transferable skills that will enable you to either; start your career in a number of IT technician roles or continue with your studies and top-up your qualification with the full BSc Honours on our BSc (Hons) Computing and Systems Development course.