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Digital Technologies BSc (Hons) (top-up from HND)

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If you have graduated with an HND in Computing, then this course will allow you to top-up to achieve a degree qualification in Digital Technologies. The course has been developed with industry leaders and builds on your existing knowledge and skills gained at HND level.

Entry requirements

You will need a HND in Computing.

Course content

The course covers a range of digital technology disciplines. The dissertation is undertaken throughout the year on a topic of the student’s choice.

Modules include*:

  • Dissertation
  • Security and Countermeasures
  • Operating Systems and Platforms
  • Advanced Databases
  • Graphics and Visualisation

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

Assessment methods

Assessment takes place through a variety of methods including exams, reports, assignments, presentations, group work, practical tasks, logbooks, portfolios and dissertation.


BSc (Hons) Digital Technologies

Further study and career options

On successful completion of the degree you can progress to a full Masters (MSc). You can enter a number of sectors in the computing industry including roles within cyber security, software development, web development, information systems, database or network administration.

Additional information

Significant additional study will be required outside College hours to be successful on this programme. Higher Education loans, grants and bursaries may be available to fund these programmes. A relevant trip is organised each year, at a cost of £25. The Computing Department runs the regional WorldSkills competitions for the sector each year.

To enrol on this course you must apply through the University & Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) using the institution code B23 and the course code DTT1. Visit or call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 7 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Please note: Days required in college to be confirmed.

Course Information & How to Apply

You will need to complete a UCAS online application form to apply for this course, available at The codes needed are located in the 'Additional information' section above. Please call the College on 01234 291000 if you have any queries about your application.

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
1 year 27/09/2021 £8000 Cauldwell Street BBF2249

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We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.