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Computer Science HND @ SCQF Level 8


What will I learn?


This programme builds on the skills and knowledge gained in the HNC to develop an awareness of current professional practices and technologies within the domain of computer science whilst focusing on software and systems development. A key area will be to develop a range of specialist knowledge and skills that reflect recent, in-demand developments in project management, web servers and database developments.

This award aims to prepare you for employment in an IT-related post at technician level, to prepare you for further study or to develop an employee’s IT skills to improve their effectiveness in the workplace.


Successful completion of the full HND Computer Science course with a minimum Grade ‘B’ in the Graded Unit 2 will allow direct entry to the third year of the BSc Computer Science degree at the University of the West of Scotland (Dumfries campus) or similar with other Universities.

Career Prospects

On completion of the course you could apply for a wide variety of jobs, including: IT Systems Support Officer, Database Administrator, Information Systems Administrator, Trainee Systems Developer, Trainee Programmer or Computer Trainer.

Which department am I in?

Dumfries and Galloway College

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed
Start date

Expected August 2023


Dumfries Campus

College Gate,

Bankend Road,


Dumfries and Galloway,

DG1 4FD, Scotland

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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