Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) Programme

Higher National Diploma in Computing (IT)

Summary   |   Description  |   Objectives   |   Opportunities   |   Requirements   |   Qualification

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Course Summary

Programme Category: Higher National Diploma (HND)
Time: 6 semesters (2 years)

Study Mode: Full Time & Part Time
Intakes: January, May and August
Admission Requirements: KCSE / IGCE
BTEC Level 3

Fees:                                                                                                 Admission Fee: Kshs. 10,000 (One Time)
Tuition Fee: KShs. 105,000 (per semester)
BTEC Registration Fee: 45,000 (One Time)
Exam Fee: Kshs 16,000 .(Annually)

Programme Description

The BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computing is examined by Pearson BTEC (UK) and meets international standards of quality delivery. It covers a broad range of computing principles and applications that are used by businesses today. Students develop a range of specialist technical skills in network engineering, software engineering, data analytics, security, intelligent systems, and applications development relevant to the current requirements of the IT industry. This programme aims to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of graduates in the IT field.

Programme Objectives

To equip students with computing skills, knowledge and understanding, necessary to achieve high performance in a global computing environment

To provide opportunities for students to enter/progress in employment in the Computing field or pursue further education studies

Career Opportunities

Software Engineers

Cloud Engineers

Computer Animators

Data Analyst

Computer Scientist

IT Officer

Database Manager

Website Developer

Intelligent Systems Administrator

Mobile App Developers

Business Systems Analyst

Network Engineer

Admission Requirements

Requirement 1

BTEC Level 3 qualification in Computing
IGCE – ‘A’ level with passes in English and Mathematics
KCSE – C (Plain) with C- in English and Mathematics(Credit transfer from prior recognized qualifications or relevant work experience will also be considered)

Requirement 2

ICT Proficiency - ICDL or any other proof of basic computer literacy

Qualification for the award

To qualify for a Higher National Diploma in Computing award, a student must take a total of 16 units, comprising of 8 Core units and 8 Electives. However, a student can earn a Higher National Certificate (HNC) after one (1) academic year of specific course combinations.

Course Duration and Timetable

Two (2) academic years which is equivalent to 6 semesters

Full Time:

Monday to Friday:
08:30 am – 10:30 am
11:00 am – 01:00 pm

Tutorial Sessions:
02:00 pm – 04:00pm

Part Time:

Monday to Friday:
05:30 pm – 08:00 pm

08:30 am – 10:30 am
11:00 am – 01:00 pm

Course Fees

Admission Fee:KShs. 10,000One Time
Tuition Fee:KShs. 105,000Per Semester
Extra Unit:KShs. 35,000Per Unit
BTEC Registration Fee:Kshs. 45,000One Time
Examination Fee:Kshs. 16,000Annually
Administrative (Printing):KShs. 1,500Per Semester
Activity:Kshs. 3,000Per Semester

Course Schedule (Modules)

Year One (Level 4)

Core Units (ALL are Compulsory)

  1. Programming
  2. Networking
  3. Professional Practice
  4. Database Design & Development
  5. Security
  6. Managing a Successful Computing Project

Electives (Any TWO are required)

  1. Strategic Information System
  2. Website Design & Development
  3. Software Development Lifecycles
  4. Cloud Computing
  5. Network Security
  6. Data Mining
  7. Data Analytics

Note: Professional and Short Courses are also available on recommendation by the Academic Board based on your area of interest.

Year Two (Level 5)

Core Units (ALL are Compulsory)

  1. Computing Research Project
  2. Business Intelligence

Electives (Any SIX are required)

1. Forensics 8. Network Management
2. Artificial Intelligence 9. Advanced Programming
3. Application Development 10. System Integration
4. Ecommerce & Strategy 11. Database Management Systems
5. Emerging Technologies 12. Risk Analysis and System Testing
6. Internet of Things 13. User Experience and Interface Design
7. Information Security Management

Admission Process

Step 1
Complete the online admission form via the button below
Step 2
Attach certified copies of academic credentials, two (2) passport size photos and proof of identification (National ID or Passport)
Step 3
Pay Admission Fee of KShs 10,000/- by MPesa Paybill or cheque payment direct to the college account. Account details to be provided on request
Step 4
Submit the above items to INtel College

What next after HND

After successfully completing the Higher National Diploma in Computing, a student can proceed to further studies in a related area.

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Why INtel?

INtel courses offer students and working professionals solid, international qualifications that help them stand out in any modern business context.

At INtel College, everything you learn can and will be applied to the context around you. You will have opportunities to put your principles to practice in an ecosystem designed to challenge and stimulate. 

Our approach combines local context with an international accreditation that is applicable to any job market. Think beyond the textbook and four classroom walls. We will help refine your goals and career path as you go deeper into your chosen field. 

That’s not all. The peaceful and pleasant environment on campus provides the perfect backdrop to your student journey.

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