HND Network Engineering And Communication Systems



Course Overview

This two-year Higher National Diploma (HND) offers an in-depth study of technologies and communication networks. Students will investigate real-world environments through a combination of assignments, case studies, and future scenarios. The course covers areas such as establishing computer networks within a business environment and the design of websites and databases. Students are required to undertake a 2nd year project, researching a topic of their choice. Successful completion of the course gives access to the final year of most BSc degrees in ICT*. The course is delivered over two years, with approximately three units (modules) studied during each one of the six terms.

Career Direction:

Network management, network operations, or network engineering and design. Students can consider careers in mobile communications or research and development of new networking technologies.

Year 1:

• Computer Systems

• Networking Concepts

• Programming Concepts

• Networking Technology

• Database Design Concepts Systems Analysis

• Website Design

• Personal Skills Development.

Year 2:

• Telecommunication Technology

• Network Operating Systems

• IP Networks

• Internet Server Management

• Networking Infrastructure

• Switch Engineering

• Telecommunication Business Environment

• Network Engineering and  Telecommunication Systems Project.

Facts And Requirements:

Academic level: 5

Duration: 24 months

Start date: March 2018

Awarded by: Pearson Edexcel

• Level 3 qualification or equivalent

• GCE Advanced level profile demonstrating  strong performance in a relevant subject or an  adequate performance in more than one GCE  subject

• An Access to Higher Education Certificate  awarded by an approved further education  institution

• Mature learners without formal qualifications  are required to present a profile of  achievement in the form of 2 years related  work experience (paid or unpaid) and will be  subject to relevant entry assessments• All applicants must pass an Academic  Interview

• Proficiency in English at a standard  commensurate to IELTS 5.5.

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