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HND in Computing and Systems Development

MQF/EQF Level:

This Diploma is recognised at MQF/EQF Level 5.



 ECTS Credits

 120 ECTS 


Description of Study Programme

The Higher National Diploma Programme is a BTEC Edexcel Diploma awarded by Pearson (UK) comprising sixteen modules spread over two academic years. The modules cover the various skills and disciplines in IT/Computer Science preparing the student for the last year of the Bachelor's Degree. The following is a list of modules.

  • Business Skills for E-Commerce
  • Employability and Professional Development
  • Computer Systems
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Digital Media in Art and Design
  • Website Management
  • Database Design Concepts
  • Networking Technologies
  • Quality Systems in IT
  • Data Analysis and Design
  • Digital Image Creation and Development
  • Programming in Java
  • Programming in .NET
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Networking Security
  • Multimedia Design

This Diploma is delivered in a flexible classroom-based method.



Method of Assessment



Entry Requirements


  • Have an A'Level standard of education; OR
  • A relevant qualification at MQF/EQF Level 4; OR
  • If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS 5.5 or equivalent


Copies of certificates should be produced. A full CV in EuroFormat with a passport-size photo are also required.

Awarding Body

Pearson (UK)


Duration of Study Programme

2 Academic Years (both for Day Sessions and Evening Sessions)



Local Price: €6,600

Refund through Get Qualified Scheme: €4,620*

Net Amount: €1,980*

 *Terms and Conditions Apply 


Who Should Apply?

Students who wish to commence their studies for a BSc (Hons) in Information Technology or Computer Science and achieve a Diploma after two years. This course is also suitable for individuals who would like to consolidate their experience by getting a qualification. It is also an ideal course for mature students who would like to change their career path and for individuals who would like to study whilst keeping a full-time job.


Next Step

Successful completion of the Higher National Diploma (HND) gives the student the opportunity to embark on the one year BSc (Hons) Top-Up Degree which is the third (and last) year of the Bachelor's degree programme. 


      This Certification qualifies for the Get Qualified Scheme.

      Terms and conditions apply. 


Last Updated: 22 Aug 2017

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