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HND in Software Engineering

Level 5 qualification, the HND (equal to the second year of a UK Bachelor’s Degree) with an embedded level 4 qualification, the HNC – Leads to the final year of a Bachelor’s Programme.

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September 2022



2 Years


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HND in Computing (Software Engineering) is created to help you develop specialized knowledge and skills needed for a career in the fields of Software Engineering. Not only does it provide further development in Software Engineering qualification, this two-year course is also an exemplary qualification for students looking for their first employment, or for people who are already in employment and searching for career development opportunities

Students can study a variety of subjects in this Software Engineering pathway including the Development of Information systems, Advanced Programming, Professional Practice, Computing Research Project, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

The credits gained on an HND are equal to the first two years of an undergraduate programme, a lot of universities in the United Kingdom and internationally can offer you a seat on the third or final year of a degree course (rather than making you start at the beginning). .

Study Option

Blended Learning (Live Lectures +Online Learning)

Course Location

International Centre of Excellence – ICE / Online  

Course Level

Entry Level


There is no assessment for this course.

Entry Requirements

12 Years of Education completed(A level pass / intermediate pass or equivalent)  

Course Element

Pearson BTEC

Classes will be held at Islamabad Campus from 1st January 2021.


The overall duration of the HND (Year1 + Year 2) is 2 years which leads on to the final year of an undergraduate programme.

Each individual unit carries 15 credits. You are required to complete 240 credits to complete your HND in Software Engineering.


  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Professional Practice
  • Database Design & Development
  • Security
  • Managing a Successful Project
  • Software Development Lifecycles 
  • Maths for Computing


  • Computer Research Project
  • Computer Intelligence
  • Discrete Maths
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Advanced Programming
  • Systems Analysis
  • Risk Analysis and System Testing

Students will be assessed by practical tasks, work projects, assignments and written work during their time on the course.

For entry in an HND programme, the student must have at least one of the following in academics

  • 12 Years of Education completed(A level pass / intermediate pass or equivalent)

All of the study materials and student handbooks will be supplied. A tutor will be allocated to you for academic support who you can contact on the phone and email. For administrative support, you will be given access to a Student Support Coordinator. 

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About the Instructors

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

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


HND is a 2-years undergraduate diploma program leading to an international graduate degree by joining the final year at an international university. It is a skill-based qualification designed to help the candidates get employment by providing them with hands-on skills.

HND Computing and HND Business.

Any student who is completed the following is eligible to apply:

  1. FSc/ICS/I.COM/A-Levels


It is equivalent to 14 years of education in Pakistan and offers a chance of employment in their elected field as this is a skill-based qualification.

The total cost of HND is 6,92,000/- PKR, including 600 GBP international fees.

Yes, the option to pay in instalments is available on the tuition fee which is a total of 4,80,000/- PKR.

There are a total of 240 credit hours divided into two years. The first 120 credit hours are also called HNC.

Cardiff University and BUCKS University.

Both online and on-campus facility is available. However, the final year will be online.

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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