Computing HNC

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
2 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 24/09/2018

This introductory course has been designed for those wishing to expand their current skills and understanding with the potential to continue your studies to gain a full undergraduate degree. Our courses are industry focused and have been developed to fit around your working life.

Course

Highlights

  • Part-time flexible study.
  • Progression courses available.
  • Industry focused.

Additional

Information

Further information

For further information, come along to our next Open Day or contact our Study team study@northampton.ac.uk.

Course Details

This programme is split into two stages each taking one year, part-time, to complete. Each stage will explore new areas of computing and expand your skills within a variety of areas. You will undertake individual and group work to enhance your communication, research and presentation skills. You will also explore the use of computer networks as well as the development of databases and operating systems to meet the needs of specific users.

To gain the HNC qualification you must complete eight compulsory modules to a total of 160 credits and it may be possible for you to progress onto the HND or BSc (Hons) qualifications at the University of Northampton on completion of this course.

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Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Many graduates have entered into a number of different computing areas including computer systems hardware development, computer networking, software development and internet technology. Alternatively, graduates have progressed onto the HND and BSc (Hons) programmes at the university.
Course content

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

 

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer could be 40 UCAS tariff points. In addition to standard entry requirements, applicants will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C or above. Previous experience of computing is desirable. We welcome international applicants and applications from those with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Computer Communications ( Credits)
    Module code: CSY1017
    Core Module Y
  • Computer Systems ( Credits)
    Module code: CSY1014
    Core Module Y
  • Web Development ( Credits)
    Module code: CSY1018
    Core Module Y
  • Problem Solving and Programming ( Credits)
    Module code: CSY1020
    Core Module Y
  • Databases 1 ( Credits)
    Module code: CSY1026
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

This industry focused, diverse programme develops the knowledge and experience that you will need to be successful in your future career. During Stage One, you will be introduced to various factors relevant to the computing industry whilst gaining a broad understanding of a number of computing specialities.

Progression courses

HND or BSc

On successful completion of the HNC, you may be eligible to join the Computing HND or Computing BSc (Hons) courses.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Part Time: £5,400 for 80 credits

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Updated 24/09/2018

  • This introductory course has been designed for those wishing to expand their current skills and understanding with the potential to continue your studies to gain a full undergraduate degree. Our courses are industry focused and have been developed to fit around your working life.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Part-time flexible study.
    • Progression courses available.
    • Industry focused.
  • This programme is split into two stages each taking one year, part-time, to complete. Each stage will explore new areas of computing and expand your skills within a variety of areas. You will undertake individual and group work to enhance your communication, research and presentation skills. You will also explore the use of computer networks as well as the development of databases and operating systems to meet the needs of specific users.

    To gain the HNC qualification you must complete eight compulsory modules to a total of 160 credits and it may be possible for you to progress onto the HND or BSc (Hons) qualifications at the University of Northampton on completion of this course.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Further information

    For further information, come along to our next Open Day or contact our Study team study@northampton.ac.uk.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Many graduates have entered into a number of different computing areas including computer systems hardware development, computer networking, software development and internet technology. Alternatively, graduates have progressed onto the HND and BSc (Hons) programmes at the university.
      Course content

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer could be 40 UCAS tariff points. In addition to standard entry requirements, applicants will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C or above. Previous experience of computing is desirable. We welcome international applicants and applications from those with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Computer Communications ( Credits)
      Module code: CSY1017
      Core Module Y
    • Computer Systems ( Credits)
      Module code: CSY1014
      Core Module Y
    • Web Development ( Credits)
      Module code: CSY1018
      Core Module Y
    • Problem Solving and Programming ( Credits)
      Module code: CSY1020
      Core Module Y
    • Databases 1 ( Credits)
      Module code: CSY1026
      Core Module Y
  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Part Time: £5,400 for 80 credits

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

    The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour