Software Development

Software developers are needed in many different industries from biotechnology to telecommunications and transport. An SQA HND Computing: Software Development will give learners the skills and theoretical knowledge that they need as they move into higher education and employment. The software development activities covered include new development, modification, reuse, re-engineering, and maintenance.


Learning Objectives

  • Develop candidates’ knowledge and skills in planning, developing and evaluating.
  • Develop employment skills, particularly relating to the IT industry.
  • Learning and transferable skills (including Core Skills).
  • Develop study and research skills.
  • Develop Provide academic stimulus.
  • Develop English language skills.
  • To enable learners to achieve an International award which is studied and assessed in English.
  • Develop a range of contemporary software development skills that are required by industry.
  • Prepare learners for employment in competitive international markets.
  • Prepare learners for progression to degree study at the partner Universities within different countries.
  • Provide underpinning knowledge associated with appropriate vendor qualifications.

Career Opportunities

The HND Computing courses aim to equip students with the necessary skills required to follow a career in the computing field at a professional or junior managerial level.

They are also aimed at those who wish to study computing at this level before undertaking a career in another field where such skills are subsidiary, but often very necessary.

The HND Computing: Software Development award will prepare students for employment in an IT/Computing-related post at technician or professional level in a software development role.

The HND Computing: Technical Support award will prepare students for employment in an IT/Computing-related post at technician or professional level in a technical support role.

Who Does this Qualification Suit

The HND Software Development is suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

  • High School Graduates.
  • Adult returners to education.
  • Individuals in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects.

Required Textbooks

Various Text/reference books are supplied. Please see course outline forms for individual course books.

Equipment Required for this Program: Classroom equipped with a computer and Projector, Course specific Software.

Homework/Self-study Hours

Approximately 10-15 hrs./week is required from students to be successful in this fast-paced and intensive program.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

HND Software Development will provide a breadth of competencies. The specific aims of the HND Software development t are to:

  • Develop candidates’ knowledge and skills in planning, developing and evaluating.
  • Develop employment skills, particularly relating to the IT industry.
  • Learning and transferable skills (including Core Skills).
  • Develop study and research skills.
  • Develop Provide academic stimulus.
  • Develop English language skills.
  • To enable learners to achieve an International award which is studied and assessed in English.
  • Develop a range of contemporary software development skills that are required by industry.
  • Prepare learners for employment in competitive international markets.
  • Prepare learners for progression to degree study at the partner Universities within different countries.
  • Provide underpinning knowledge associated with appropriate vendor qualifications.

Software Development

Software developers are needed in many different industries from biotechnology to telecommunications and transport. An SQA HND Computing: Software Development will give learners the skills and theoretical knowledge that they need as they move into higher education and employment. The software development activities covered include new development, modification, reuse, re-engineering, and maintenance.


Learning Objectives

  • Develop candidates’ knowledge and skills in planning, developing and evaluating.
  • Develop employment skills, particularly relating to the IT industry.
  • Learning and transferable skills (including Core Skills).
  • Develop study and research skills.
  • Develop Provide academic stimulus.
  • Develop English language skills.
  • To enable learners to achieve an International award which is studied and assessed in English.
  • Develop a range of contemporary software development skills that are required by industry.
  • Prepare learners for employment in competitive international markets.
  • Prepare learners for progression to degree study at the partner Universities within different countries.
  • Provide underpinning knowledge associated with appropriate vendor qualifications.

Career Opportunities

The HND Computing courses aim to equip students with the necessary skills required to follow a career in the computing field at a professional or junior managerial level.

They are also aimed at those who wish to study computing at this level before undertaking a career in another field where such skills are subsidiary, but often very necessary.

The HND Computing: Software Development award will prepare students for employment in an IT/Computing-related post at technician or professional level in a software development role.

The HND Computing: Technical Support award will prepare students for employment in an IT/Computing-related post at technician or professional level in a technical support role.

Who Does this Qualification Suit

The HND Software Development is suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

  • High School Graduates.
  • Adult returners to education.
  • Individuals in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects.

Required Textbooks

Various Text/reference books are supplied. Please see course outline forms for individual course books.

Equipment Required for this Program: Classroom equipped with a computer and Projector, Course specific Software.

Homework/Self-study Hours

Approximately 10-15 hrs./week is required from students to be successful in this fast-paced and intensive program.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

HND Software Development will provide a breadth of competencies. The specific aims of the HND Software development t are to:

  • Develop candidates’ knowledge and skills in planning, developing and evaluating.
  • Develop employment skills, particularly relating to the IT industry.
  • Learning and transferable skills (including Core Skills).
  • Develop study and research skills.
  • Develop Provide academic stimulus.
  • Develop English language skills.
  • To enable learners to achieve an International award which is studied and assessed in English.
  • Develop a range of contemporary software development skills that are required by industry.
  • Prepare learners for employment in competitive international markets.
  • Prepare learners for progression to degree study at the partner Universities within different countries.
  • Provide underpinning knowledge associated with appropriate vendor qualifications.

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This course is Campus based

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This course is Campus based

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Students will also learn to plan and execute campaigns as part of a business’s digital marketing strategy. The program includes real-world training with a work experience placement in the field before graduation.

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Students will also learn to plan and execute campaigns as part of a business’s digital marketing strategy. The program includes real-world training with a work experience placement in the field before graduation.

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This course is Campus based

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Civil Engineering plays a key part in the creation and protection of our structural environment. If you are interested in the planning, design and construction of all forms of infrastructure and have a passion for building strong relationships with clients and contractors then Civil Engineering is for you. A Civil Engineering qualification will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, design and manage the construction of various infrastructure including residential, commercial and industrial buildings; roads, rail, dams and bridges. You will also acquire the technical knowledge and skills to draft plans, survey sites and compile engineering reports. There is great demand for technically trained Civil Engineers in New Zealand and worldwide or do further degree study. Tutors also work with local industry to provide real world experiences as part of the programme.

This course is Campus based
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