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HND in Network Engineering

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Computing provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding, and practical skills required in the IT world. Students would have the option to choose one specialist pathway from the following: Computing (General), Software Engineering, Applications Development & Testing, Data Analytics, Network Engineering, and Cyber Security. Students studying the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND will be able to progress to a degree top-up in Computing or one of its specialist areas.

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Session Intakes

September / january / April

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Course Duration

2 years

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Qualification Code

603/7596/6

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Qualification Credits

240 Credit Hours

COURSE DETAILS

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HND in Computing programme is designed to develop students as independent-thinking professionals who can meet the demands of the IT industry, employers, and MNCs in a constantly changing world. The programme provides an insight and understanding of international computing operations and the opportunities and challenges presented by a globalised market place. Holders of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma will have developed a sound understanding of the principles in their field of study and will have learned to apply those principles more widely. They will have learned to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. They will be able to perform effectively in their chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment in situations that require the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making. The aims of the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing are to equip students with computing skills, knowledge, and understanding to achieve high performance in the global computing environment. The Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computing offers the following specialist pathways for students who wish to concentrate on a particular aspect of computing:
  • Software Engineering
  • Applications Development and Testing
  • Data Analytics
  • Network Engineering
  • Cyber Security

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Course Elements

BTEC qualifications are awarded by Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked.

The programme is being offered in three sessions; September, Junuary, and April intakes each year. The class schedules are alligned to each intake and shared with students during their programme induction pack. Classes will be held at Islamabad Campus face-to-face.

Student Induction Pack would include the following documents in the Induction Pack:

  •  Student Handbook (Policies and Procedures)
  •  Course overview
  •  Assignment briefs for all units & Assignment Submission Procedure
  •  Course Timetable
  •  Assignment support sources (reading lists for units, skills development resources and definitions of verbs included in the scheme of work documents).

Each individual unit carries 15 credits. You are required to secure 240 credits to complete your HND in business management.

YEAR 1:

Mandatory Core Units:

  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Professional Practice
  • Database Design & Development
  • Security
  • Managing a Successful Computing Project
  • Software Development Lifecycles
  • Website Design & Development
  • Computing Research Project (Pearson-set)
  • Business Process Support

YEAR 2:

Core Mandatory Units:

  • Research Project
  • Organisational Behaviour

Specialist Mandatory Units:

  • Transport Network Design
  • Cloud Computing
  • Network Security

Optional Units:

  • Tapping into New and International Markets
  • Management in the Digital Economy
  • Website Design & Development
  • Maths for Computing
  • Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Intelligent Systems

All Learners (students) will be assessed by written Course-work / Assignment submissions against given Learning Objectives (LOs) , practical tasks, and Presentations for each module during the semesters. There are No-Exams in the entire qualification.

The assessment procedures relating to specific programmes will be made available to all students prior to the commencement of their course and will be reinforced throughout their programme of study.

Students are advised at key points; inductions, tutorials and through correspondence to follow the guidelines given to them digitally and/or posted in each classroom and on all noticeboards.

 

Students who have recently been in education are likely to need:

  • BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business, and/or  other related Level 3 qualifications OR
  • HSSC equivalent (12 Years of Education) (A-Levels / Intermediate PASSand/orAcceptable equivalent qualifications)
  • RPL/APL (Recognition of Prior Learning) cases shall be dealt case-to-case basis in accordance with the Pearson policies based on the learner's learning or experience.

Once you are registered, the academic team will contact you immediately regarding your induction to the programme, study materials and related centre handbooks will be supplied. Your programme coordinators are accessible anytime on campus, over phone and/or email. For administrative support, you will be given access to a Student Support Coordinator.

The programme is being offered Face-to-Face at our main campus. Our Teaching Zone (Virtual Learning Platform) provides an opportunity to the students to track their qualifications by following related academic timelines, learning support and study materials are available online during their entire course. Students also get the access to Plagiarism/Similarity check facility 'Turnitin' and to reference for their written course before final submissions.

At ICE, we expect our students to register immediately at HN Global plateform which is a dedicated online learning platform, containing free resources. It provides guidance to students who are on their learning journey. The global forum connects students and tutors with the opportunity to discuss common themes and share good practice. With HN Global, students can get access to course specific core textbooks, work on their CV, improve their study skills by completing online learning modules targeted at common development areas.

How to register as Learner at HN Global?

About the Instructors

All leading professionals and academics from accross the globe including Pakistan and the UK.
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Ejaz Chowdary​

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Sumbal Manzoor

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Mandy Hayward

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Course Benefits

Recognised by Foreign/Local Accreditation Bodies

Affordable and Flexible

Results in Employability Prospects Worldwide

Governed by trusted Bodies

Why is BTEC Higher National Diploma the Right Choice for You?

Recognised by HEC Pakistan and International Universities

BTEC Higher National Diplomas are widely recognised in all major countries including the UK and are also accepted globally by universities as equivalent first two years of the undergraduate programme providing more opportunities to students as compared to local or other foundation programmes.

Top up your HND to an Honours Undergraduate Degree

Students have the option to top up HND to the final year of an undergraduate degree programme; BA (Hons) at over 150 universities worldwide of your choice. The students can search for their own choice of universities and/or degree programme via the Pearson BTEC platform called  ' Degree Course Finder '

Affordable and Flexible to study

The HND programme is also significantly more affordable and students are given merit-based scholarships. At ICE, students are given the flexibility (where required) to attend online/blended sessions. The programme is delivered face-to-face and via flexible learning to help the students study as per the schedule of their choice.

Designed for your professional success

Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals have been designed to equip their students to meet the challenges in the professional environment of their choice. Recognised by employers and universities, the HND programme not only provides academic knowledge, but gears the students ready to work in the market.

Where will Higher National Diploma take me?

BTEC Higher Nationals in Computing provide a vocational context in which students can develop the knowledge and academic study skills they need to progress to university degree courseses. For Example:

FAQs

A Higher National Diploma is a two years programme awarded by Pearson UK. The HND programme is equivalent to 14 years of education (Associate Degree Programme, ADP) recognised by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. The programme is designed to help the candidates with employment by giving them hands-on skills, focusing on varnishing skills and teaching them practical application of concepts. All modules of the programme are coursework based spread over two years (4 semesters) with specialisation pathways. The HND qualifications are designed to equip the learner with up-to-date sector-related skills so as to make the employment path easier for them by focusing on the skill sets in addition to understanding and knowledge of the content and the subjects. It is a flexible programme that meets the requirements of working individuals as well.

Currently,  we are offering HND in Business, Art and Design (Fashion, Textiles), Creative Media Production, Gaming and Computing with specialised pathways. The learner can choose the pathways at the start of their session and can enroll in the designated programme. Each pathway ensures a holistic academic and vocational experience for the learner.

Students who have recently been in education are likely to need:

  • BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business, and/or  other related Level 3 qualifications OR
  • HSSC equivalent (12 Years of Education) (A-Levels / Intermediate PASSand/orAcceptable equivalent qualifications)
  • RPL/APL (Recognition of Prior Learning) cases shall be dealt case-to-case basis in accordance with the Pearson policies based on the learner's learning or experience.

A Higher National Diploma is a two years programme awarded by Pearson UK. The HND programme is equivalent to 14 years of education (Associate Degree Programme, ADP) recognised by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Choosing to do the top-up year and ensuring the undergraduate degree requirements are complete, the candidate can get equivalence from the HEC for a 16 years honors degree.

The HND programme is a skill-based qualification designed for working professionals and individuals aspiring to work in the Management, Administrative and other Professional roles. The graduates would be able to apply entrepreneurial techniques to startup their own businesses and ventures.

The HND programme is also significantly more affordable and students are given merit-based scholarships. The approximate fee of HND course is PKR 6,92,000 which includes international registration fee. The students are given flexible installment plans during the admission process.

The Higher National Diploma programme comprises 240 credit hours which is equivalent to 2nd year of an undergraduate degree.

A top-up year is the final year of the undergraduate programme. Students have the option to top up HND to the final year of an undergraduate degree programme; BA (Hons) at over 150 universities worldwide of your choice. The students can search for their own choice of universities and/or degree programme via the Pearson BTEC platform called  ' Degree Course Finder '

The HN graduates have the option to enroll into the final year (BA Hons Business Administration) of Buckinghamshire New University UK through its distance learning provision.

The programme is being offered Face-to-Face at our main campus. Our Teaching Zone (Virtual Learning Platform) provides an opportunity to the students to track their qualifications by following related academic timelines, learning support and study materials are available online during their entire course. Students also get the access to Plagiarism/Similarity check facility 'Turnitin' and to reference for their written course before final submissions.

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Ejaz Chowdary

Ejaz Chowdary brings his business expertise and visionary leadership from his experience in education management, IT and the military. He is the Director and CEO of iQualify UK and shares the ambition of bringing globally recognised professional qualification in accessibility for students and professionals in Pakistan.

Sumbal Manzoor-CMgr MCMI

Sumbal Manzoor is an experienced academician and management professional who is Head of Centre at ICE. She also holds the General Manager (Academics) position at iQualify UK and has been associated with the higher education sector, in UK and Pakistan, for the past decade working in different capacities that include Lecturer, Programme Coordinator, Education Manager and Research Supervisor.
Along with holding a Chartered Manger status, she acquired her Graduate & Post Graduate qualifications in Business Administration & Strategic Management and Leadership from Buckinghamshire New University. Sumbal continues to work with the Chartered Management Institute-UK as a Lecturer, vocational trainer and assessor pursuing professional management qualifications.

Mandy Hayward

Mandy is an experienced educator currently serving as the Programame Leader – HND Business Management, Travel & Tourism Management and Hospitality Management at the City College London since 2018. Moreover, she has also taught at Harlow College, Hertford Regional College and Anglia Ruskin University. She has also worked as a Marketing Manager at Tesco PLC