Thinking about going to college and university? Do you want to guarantee yourself a place at Edinburgh Napier University?
This course covers the latest computing technology and ensures you are highly employable upon graduation. You will study your first two years of your degree here at Edinburgh College Sighthill campus and on successful completion of year 2 you are guaranteed a place in 3rd year at Edinburgh Napier University.
Year 1 – Edinburgh College
You will follow the framework for HND year 1 Computer Science. The course is designed to meet the varied needs of industry and commerce. Year 2 – Edinburgh College
You will follow the framework for HND year 2 Computer Science. This is a comprehensive course which covers the broad competencies in:
- Computing Hardware and Operating Systems
- Database Management
- Website Development Technologies
- Software Development
- Mobile Applications and Web Server Management.
There are no formal work placements, although opportunities for placements with IT employers may arise. Year 3 and 4 – Edinburgh Napier University
The skills you will graduate with will depend on your choice of subjects. Overall you will develop extensive knowledge in both broad-based and specialist areas of information technology and the practical skills necessary for applying this knowledge to complex IT problems and issues that will arise in the field. You will hone your analytical skills while learning to evaluate the needs of particular clients and communicate solutions effectively.
How Course Is Assessed:
- Mostly practical assessments with some written assignments and multiple choice tests. The 1st year graded unit is an exam and 2nd year graded unit is a project.
Number of Days per week:
- Three C passes at Higher. One must be in a numerate subject such as Computing and Maths or a Science.
- Two Highers may be considered if the subjects are Science, Maths or Computing based and are at a grade higher than a C.
- If you are a mature student then we will take current or previous skills and experience into account.
English Proficiency Requirements:
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements:
- At interview you may be asked to attend a screening exercise to assess your skills and there will be course information provided by a lecturer from the course.
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- Continue your studies at degree-level years 3 and 4 at Edinburgh Napier University with a guaranteed place upon passing years 1 and 2.
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