East Sussex College
Computing and Systems Development HND
East Sussex College

Key Course Facts


Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27334 £25150 £29857
25-75 percentile range £23230 - £32967 £18886 - £32933 £21689 - £41100

Course Description

Our HND in Computing and Systems Development is studied over two years and will help you to develop your skills in front and back-end design technologies.

You will be given a more practical and vocational perspective as you develop key knowledge in e-commerce related systems and the business related skills you’ll need for a successful career in the IT industry.

Our expert tutors will help you expand your commercial awareness, while studying computer and network infrastructures. There will be a strong element of design and creativity throughout the course, and we will also help you to develop a good mix of employability skills as well as the essential knowledge needed to progress onto higher levels of study.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Computing and Systems Development, HND you will study the following course modules.


Grading & Study Time

See the Pearson website for assessment methods: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-higher-nationals/computing-2022.html

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

We welcome applications from mature students without formal qualifications. We can accept mature students based on relevant work experience, and / or a portfolio. Please contact us for further information.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic) 6 International students require a 6.5 overall with a 6 in writing.

International students will need IELTS 6.5 overall with a 6 in writing. For further information about studying with us as an International student, including information about study visas, please visit: https://international.escg.ac.uk/

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Computing and Systems Development, HND, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Computing and Systems Development HND

Channel Islands £5950 year 1
Ireland £5950 year 1
EU £7500 year 1
England UK £5950 year 1
Northern Ireland £5950 year 1
Scotland £5950 year 1
Wales £5950 year 1
International £7500 year 1

Additional fee information

Studying with us will give you excellent value for money. Our lower fees, compared to many other universities, help you to save money, while getting the very best from our expert tutors.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2

About East Sussex College

East Sussex College is the largest provider of higher education in the county, and operates from four campus locations: Hastings, Eastbourne, Lewes, and Newhaven. A variety of part-time and full-time courses are offered by the college, including apprenticeships, BTECs, A-Levels, as well as numerous types of vocational qualifications such as Beauty Therapy and Construction that use facilities which imitate the students’ future workplace.

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Where is this programme taught

Ore Valley
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Hastings (Ore Valley)
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