Course overview

Computing (Network Engineering) HND City of Bristol College

This one year, full-time course is for students that have completed the Level 4 HNC Computing and wish to dedicate themselves to the Level 5 HND Network Engineering pathway.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for people looking to study computing at a higher level.

What you'll learn

The HND in Computing (Network Engineering) is equivalent to the second year of a degree and allows the completion of a full HND.

Modules may include:

Year 2 – Level 5*

  • Computing research project
  • Business intelligence
  • Emerging technology
  • Transport network design
  • Cloud computing
  • Network security
  • Client/server computing systems

*Please note that these units may be subject to change.

Course entry requirements

Students usually need to have completed the Level 4 HNC in Computing.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

The course is delivered through a variety of lectures and workshops with assessment from coursework and one externally assessed unit.

Future career and study opportunities

HNC and HNDs are well known among employers and there is a great demand for computing and high-tech jobs in the South West.

You could also explore progress to a dedicated Level 6 Computing Top-Up to complete your full degree.

Our courses will give you access to IT software and hardware, offer you support from enthusiastic staff who have real industry experience and equip you with the knowledge that you’ll need to either begin your career, or continue onto a ‘top-up’ degree.

Career opportunities

  • Communications Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer (Cisco)
  • Programmer
  • Project Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Tester
  • Technical Support Worker
  • Web Developer

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning. 

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