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This higher education course is for students looking to pursue a career in the computer science field such as: programming, network engineering, systems analysis, games development, database administration, IT consultancy or project management.

Course description

The emphasis is on implementing computing solutions for the modern computing environment e.g. energy, transport, high-tech houses, mobile technology, monitoring & smart sensors, green & sustainability technology to name a few. In the first year you will have one mini-project and one group project. In the second year you will have one/two mini-project/s and a main project. This will enable you to apply the skills that you have developed to complete a practical task of your choice. In the past, previous students have designed websites, mobile apps, Windows apps and networks.

What areas will I study?

  • Business and management (employability and professional, ecommerce, project)
  • System infrastructure (computer system, SOHO, LANS, WANS)
  • Software development (procedural programming, event driven and object oriented programming)
  • Internet and web technologies (client/server website application development using html, css, javascript, php/mysql, xml)
  • Problem solving (system analysis, algorithms, developing app)

What are the entry requirements?

You will need to be aged 18 years or over on or before 31 August of the academic year the course commences.

You will need a minimum of 48 UCAS points which may be gained from the following qualifications:

  • Two A Levels
  • A BTEC National Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • A BTEC National Certificate
  • A Level 3 Diploma or equivalent such as NVQ, GNVQ, International Baccalaureate, Scottish Certificate of Education
  • A recognised (Kitemarked) Access course

In addition, you will need GCSE English and maths at Grade 4-9 or Level 2 equivalent.

Alternatively, if you have significant relevant work experience or other professional qualifications, you may be eligible for the course. Contact the College who will be able to advise and discuss your suitability for the course.

To find out more about UCAS points, please visit

Where can I progress to next?

You could top-up your HND and your natural progression might be to enrol onto a university degree programme in a range of computing related subjects, such as:

  • Computer science
  • Computing and applied computing
  • Commerce and computation apps
  • Information systems and management
  • Information technology and business
  • Software engineering and development
  • Software engineering and networking

To progress onto the final year of a university degree programme in order to obtain a full honours degree, you must achieve the grades required by the particular institution.

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Course options

  • 2019/20 Full Time Day


    South & City College Birmingham


    Digbeth Campus

    Mode of attendance

    2019/20 Full Time Day


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    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    - September | 2019/20 £0.00 Fees to be confirmed 2 Academic Year(s) -
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
    - - - - - 6,500.00

    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
    0.00 - -
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    UCAS Application Information

    Institution Code Name: SCCB
    Institution Code: S20
    Course Code: 004G
    Click here to apply for this course on UCAS website.