The Higher Diploma in Science in Applied Computing aims to provide a career route into the IT sector for graduates whose primary degree is in a discipline other than computing.
The programme has been revised to meet the current needs of the ICT sector for graduates of cognate disciplines that require a conversion programme to allow them graduate entry level to the ICT sector. In one academic calendar year, this course will provide the non-IT graduate with core skills in the areas of software development, networks, web design, databases and software testing.
Delivery consists of a combination of lectures, practicals, tutorials, projects, presentations and speakers from industry. Students have access to state-of-the-art computer laboratories including specialist labs for multimedia, network administration, computer architecture, software development and software testing. All computing students have access to e-learning systems (Blackboard).