Higher National Diploma in Computing - HND Computing

Programme Aims

  •  To develop an in-depth understanding of the role, design, development and operation of computer-based information systems in the context of the information requirements of a business organisation.
  •  To provide the knowledge and skills required to contribute to the analysis, design, testing and development of computer based information systems.
  •  To expose students to current and future issues affecting the development of computer- based information systems, including ethical and environmental issues.
  •  To develop and improve the interpersonal and communications skills, particularly the investigative, formal writing, formal presentation and independent working skills that are required for the workplace or further study.
  •  To prepare students for study at degree level and develop their experiences and outlook in relation to the world of Computing.
  •  To instil the time and project management skills needed to work effectively as an IT professional in the Computing industry.

Subjects of Study and Time Table

Mandatory Units – all 8 units below MUST be undertaken
2Networking8Information Security Management
3Professional Practice9Application Development
4Database Design & Development10System Analysis and Design
5Security11Ecommerce & Strategy
6Managing a Successful Computing Project12Emerging Technologies
7Computing Research Project13Internet of Things
8Business Intelligence14Artificial Intelligence
Specialized Units – 8 units MUST be undertaken15Data Analytics
1Strategic Information System 16Network Management
2Website Design & Development 17User Experience and Interface Design
3Software Development Lifecycles 18System Integration
4Cloud Computing 19Database Management Systems
5Network Security20Risk Analysis and System Testing
6Data Mining21Advanced Programming

Time table

DaysMorning- SessionsMid- MorningAfternoon- SessionEvening(Part time)
Monday-Friday8.30-10.30am 11.00 -1.00 pm2.00-4.00 pm5.30 - 8.00 pm
Saturday (Part Time)8.30-10.30am 11.00 -1.00 pm--

Course Requirements

  •  HND Candidates should have successfully completed KCSE or GCE(A level) or equivalent or should have related work experience. Credit transfer from prior recognized qualifications will also be considered

  • Fees Structure

    HNC and HND Fees
    Admission Fee: KShs. 10,000/- Once only. (includes use of library and internet)
    Tuition Fee: KShs. 92,000/- per term
    BTEC Registration fee: UK 260 pounds (Once only) and annual exam fee of UK 120 pounds

    Admission Process

    •  Complete the admission form from here

    •  Provide 2 passport size photographs

    •   Admission fee payment of KShs 10,000/- (ten thousand shillings only) by cash deposit direct to the college account or by cheque payment, or by MPESA (PAYBILL)

    •  Submit the application and proof of item 3 above to INtel college.



    Programme Information

    What will I study on a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computing ?

    The BTEC HND in Computing covers a broad range of computing principles and applications that are used by businesses today. In addition, students develop a range of specialist technical skills in Network Engineering, Software Engineering, Data Analytics, Security, Intelligent Systems, and Application Development relevant to the current requirements of the IT industry.

    How am I assessed on the BTEC Higher National Diploma programme ?

    Students get to work on real-life scenarios through a variety of case studies. In their assessments, students are required to carry out presentations, write reports and conduct surveys. Other assessments involve keeping log books of work completed, observations of practical tasks, production of visual material and self assessment. This gives student an opportunity to work on their specific subjects throughout the term. All assessments are quality assured through internal verification, and sampled through external verifiers from the UK.