HND (SCQF Level 8)


2 years (typically 2 or 3 days a week in College)


  • Computing


  • Aberdeen City Campus

Why take this course?

Software is everywhere! More and more devices are controlled by software and the industry is constantly evolving as we continue to move towards an era where computers and software dominate our lives.

You will learn programming languages that will prepare you for a career in this ever changing industry, as you focus on Human Computer Interaction and making your programmes and software more user friendly.

Smart home devices such as the Amazon Alexa, Google Home or even the Apple Homepod were developed using the skills you will learn on this course.

What you will experience

  • JavaScript and HTML
  • Python and Java
  • Cyber Security and Software Development
  • You will be able to take part in software events such as the Hackathon which are hosted at our partner universities
  • Students on this course can apply for one our paid intern positions working on the student IT Helpdesk. This is a great opportunity to put into practice what you have learnt while supporting students at College.

As an Academic Partner of Visual Paradigm, North East Scotland College is issued online software tools for educational use, which cover UML, BPMN, ArchiMate, Agile story mapping, etc.