• HND Computing & Systems Development

HND Computing & Systems Development

Overview

Overview

Computing technologies are changing the world at a phenomenal rate. Introduce yourself to some of the most interesting career opportunities, including multimedia, mobile applications development, computer modelling and animation, data and networking security, database design, web application development and programming.

The HND in Computing & Systems Development provides solid background and training across contemporary computing skills and competencies, leading to an HND diploma awarded by Pearson (UK).

Follow your interest and get the practical educational foundation to start a good career. And when you are ready, you can join us for further study with direct entry to the final year of our BSc (Hons) Computing degree.

A Practical Education

  • Technical skills developed to meet the needs of employers in the IT sector.
  • Opportunities to work on real projects and competitions.
  • Modern labs with industry resources appropriate for class and subject areas; PC labs; advanced Adobe and Autodesk software; specialist multimedia tools.
  • Chances for work experience and internships during the programme.
  • Outstanding lecturers and guest speakers; small class sizes; excellent support.
  • Provides 120 ECTS (240 UK) university credits.

Career opportunities

There are job opportunities in computing, IT and multimedia in almost every industry and organisation. The HND in Computing & Systems Development provides solid background and training for a career.

Faculty


Teaching Faculty

  • Veronika Douchova

    Veronika Douchova

    Head of School of IT & Computing

  • Stefano Cavagnetto

    Stefano Cavagnetto

    Head of the School of Business

  • Jorge Carrillo

    Jorge Carrillo

    Associate Lecturer

  • Bohus Ziskal

    Bohus Ziskal

    Programme Leader, HND Computing

  • Pascal Silondi

    Pascal Silondi

    Principal Lecturer

  • David Petryca

    David Petryca

    Principal Lecturer

  • Joel Imhoof

    Joel Imhoof

    Principal Lecturer

  • Viliam Simko

    Viliam Simko

    Associate Lecturer

  • Radek Honzik

    Radek Honzik

    Associate Lecturer

  • Alexandru Mihnea Moucha

    Alexandru Mihnea Moucha

    Associate Lecturer

  • Joel Imhoof

    Joel Imhoof

    Principal Lecturer

  • Dusan Veljkovic

    Dusan Veljkovic

    Associate Lecturer

Modules

What you study

Students have an opportunity to focus on General Computing or Multimedia Design & Development during the first two years by choosing the appropriate pathway.

General Computing Pathway

Students acquire a sound knowledge in several IT branches including systems analysis, programming, database design/administration, web design and project management.

Multimedia Design & Development Pathway

Students acquire knowledge to build a career in multimedia design, computer modelling and animation, and games development.

YEAR 1

  • Study & Writing Skills
  • Website Design
  • Object-oriented Programming
  • Mathematics for Software Development
  • Procedural Programming
  • Networking Infrastructure
  • Digital Image Creation & Development
  • Systems Analysis & Design
    • General Computing Pathway
  • Information Systems in Organisations
    • General Computing Pathway
  • Digital Media in Art & Design
    • Multimedia Design and Development Pathway
  • 3D Computer Modelling & Animation
    • Multimedia Design and Development Pathway

YEAR 2

  • Project Design, Implementation & Evaluation
    • To develop students’ skills of independent enquiry by undertaking a sustained investigation of direct relevance to their vocational, academic and professional development. This module gives students opportunities to develop skills in decision making, problem solving and communication, integrated with the skills and knowledge developed in many of the other units within the programme to complete a realistic project. The module requires students to select, plan, implement and evaluate a project and present the outcomes, in terms of the process and the product of the project.
  • Programming in Java
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Computer Systems
  • Business Skills for eCommerce
  • Data Analysis & Design
  • Employability & Professional Development
  • Networking Security
    • General Computing Pathway
  • Digital Forensics
    • General Computing Pathway
  • Web Applications Development
    • General Computing Pathway
  • 2D, 3D, & Time-Based Digital Applications
    • Multimedia Design and Development Pathway
  • Computer Games Design & Developments
    • Multimedia Design and Development Pathway
Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

1. High school or previous college education, which could be one of the following:

  • a Czech high school diploma (maturita)
  • two A-level passes or LCCIEB equivalent
  • a Prague College Diploma
  • equivalent education from other countries, assessed individually

Students with experience or equivalent education in some subjects of the programme may be granted advance credit towards the HND after completing the required Assessment of Prior Learning or Experience documentation.

2. Proof of English level upon entry, which could be one of the following:

  • ELSA score of at least 380, administered at Prague College or elsewhere in the world
  • TOEFL iBT score of at least 79, IELTS score – 6.0 or FCE (A)
  • other equivalent English assessment, subject to Prague College approval

If you need to improve your language skills, you can take one of our access programmes.

3. A letter of motivation (300 words) that identifies why you want to study at Prague College and in this particular programme.

4. Final interview – a formal discussion with the applicant and final confirmation of the application process.

Modules

Tuition & Payment

The Prague College academic year has two semesters starting late September and mid-February. An intensive summer semester runs in June.

Prague College Scholarships

All applicants are eligible to apply for scholarships which may be awarded in consideration of academic excellence, social engagement in school activities or generally in society, financial need and special circumstances. We also have a special fund to support students coming from Czech-language and Slovak-language secondary schools and universities

Typically scholarships will cover up to 10%, 20%, 50% or 80% of tuition for either a single academic year or the duration of the programme.

Apply early. The number of scholarships is limited. Ask us for details!

Financing

Czech students are eligible for Gaudeamus student loans from Komercni Banka. Some students from other countries have received funding from their home countries to study at Prague College, and if you think you may be eligible for funding from your home country do not hesitate to ask for our advice and support.

When to pay

A deposit on tuition ensures new students a place on the programme. Full tuition for the first semester is due two weeks before starting the programme, except in the case of late registrations.

International students pay the first semester, relevant registration fees and the first semester rent for accommodation before starting the visa application process.

Continuing students pay the next semester tuition two weeks before the end of the current semester.

Early payment discounts 

You can save up to 8% if you pay the academic year in advance. The discount is calculated as 1% per month for each month the individual semester payments are paid early.

New students do not receive a discount on their first semester, but if they choose to pay the first year up front, then they would receive the discount for the second semester.

Payment plans

Students who have finished the first semester, and who make all their payments by the due date, can apply for a payment plan for an administrative fee of 700 Czk per semester plus 1% surcharge for each installment.

Contact us now if you have any question regarding tuition deadlines, early payment discounts or your eligibility for a payment plan.