James Watt College

HND Computing: Software Development

James Watt College
In Greenock

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Typology HND
Location Greenock (Scotland)
  • HND
  • Greenock (Scotland)
Description

This course provides the essential skills and knowledge required in the sophisticated and expanding area of software development. Problem solving, independent thought and critical evaluation skills are developed and encouraged. On completion, students may progress to year 3 of a university degree.

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Location

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Greenock (Renfrewshire)
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James Watt College Of Further & Higher Education Finnart Street, PA16 8HF

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· Requirements

Two Higher Grade passes, plus three Standard Grade passes. Applicants with suitable industrial experience but no formal qualifications may be considered.

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Course programme

HND Computing: Software Development

Course Aims:
This course provides the essential skills and knowledge required in the sophisticated and expanding area of software development. Problem solving, independent thought and critical evaluation skills are developed and encouraged. On completion, students may progress to year 3 of a university degree.

Course Content:
  • Software Development: Object Oriented Programming
  • Computing: Planning
  • Computer Architecture 1
  • Working Within a Project Team
  • Computer Operating Systems 1
  • Project Management
  • IT: Applications Software 1
  • Systems Development: Object Oriented Design (Introduction)
  • Graded Unit
  • Mathematics for Computing
Progression Opportunities:
Successful candidates may progress onto the degree in Software Technology (Napier University) - delivered at James Watt College or Software Engineering (University of the West of Scotland) - quota places or degrees at other universities including the University of Glasgow.

Career Potential:
Employment opportunities include careers in IT/helpdesk support, junior programming, database programming and web programming.

Course Assessment:
The course is assessed by class tests, home-based exercises, demonstrations, projects, reports and an exam.


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