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HND in Digital Technologies

If you're looking to pursue a career in the tech world, the GBS Higher National Certificate and Diploma in Digital Technologies will help you develop a range of key skills essential for entry into this exciting and ever-evolving sector.

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Course Overview

The Higher National Diploma in Digital Technologies will give you all you need to develop your specialist knowledge and skills in key areas such as networking, security and web design.

In your first year, you'll discover more about innovation and programming and you'll also develop transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis which are highly valued in higher education and the workplace. The teaching on the course is very practical and hands-on, with projects and assignments designed to reflect a real-world application for your studies.

You expert lecturers will be on hand to share their own technology industry experience, and to inspire and mentor you throughout the course.

The second year takes you one step further, and opening even more career doors. The diploma course will give you in-depth knowledge of specialist tech areas such as emerging technologies, digital marketing and digital sustainability.

This digital technologies HND will prepare you for entry into a career at senior level within the technology sector, or to continue your studies at undergraduate and then postgraduate level.

Intakes
September, January, March, June

Duration
2 year

Awarding Institution
Pearson

Delivery
Weekdays/weekends/evenings

Locations
Dubai

Fees
AED 40,000
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What will you achieve?

With the hands-on, practical approach to learning on these technology certificate and diploma courses, you will graduate with more than just a qualification. You'll have gained specific specialist tech knowledge alongside key workplace skills such as teamwork, research and analysis, flexibility, and working cooperatively with others.

Career opportunities

If you're thinking of a career in digital technology, our certificate and diploma will help you develop a range of key skills essential for entry into this exciting sector.

You'll also develop transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis – all of which are highly valued by employers.

The course leads to exciting technology careers:

  • Cyber security specialist
  • Software developer
  • Data analyst
  • Network technician
  • Software tester
  • Risk analyst
  • Lead developer
  • Network engineer
  • Business analyst
  • Data analytics consultant
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This course includes or offers the following modules.

Year 1

Units

Unit 1: Professional Practice in the Digital Economy

Unit 2: Innovation and Digital Transformation

Unit 3: Programming

Unit 4: Networking

Unit 5: Security

Unit 6: Networking in the Cloud

Unit 7: Cyber Security

Unit 8: Big Data & Visualization

 

Year 2

Units

Unit 1: Emerging Technologies

Unit 2: Applied Security in the Cloud

Unit 3: Digital Sustainability

Unit 4: Pitching and Negotiating Skills

Unit 5: Business Intelligence

Unit 6: Internet of Things

Unit 7: Applied Cryptography in the Cloud

Unit 8: Information Security Management in the Cloud

There are no formal examinations for this course. Assessments are undertaken in various ways:

  • presentation
  • writing an assignment
  • analysing a case study
  • completing a portfolio of evidence
  • writing reports

You will be required to work in your own time to complete research, homework tasks or group work. Self-study is vital to your success on this course and lecturers will give you guidance on how best to approach this throughout the study period.

Academic Requirements
Academic entry requirements vary from country to country. For academic requirements by country, contact us.

English requirements

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • PTE Academic 51 overall
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in each band)
  • TOEFL Internet-based 65 (15 in listening & writing, 18 in speaking and 18 in reading)

International Universities exempt native speakers of English from the UK, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand from English language test requirements.

If you would like to improve your English before joining your course, please contact our colleagues at English Path Dubai. They have a range of English courses that suit all needs and levels.

This course includes or offers the following modules.

Year 1

Units

Unit 1: Professional Practice in the Digital Economy

Unit 2: Innovation and Digital Transformation

Unit 3: Programming

Unit 4: Networking

Unit 5: Security

Unit 6: Networking in the Cloud

Unit 7: Cyber Security

Unit 8: Big Data & Visualization

 

Year 2

Units

Unit 1: Emerging Technologies

Unit 2: Applied Security in the Cloud

Unit 3: Digital Sustainability

Unit 4: Pitching and Negotiating Skills

Unit 5: Business Intelligence

Unit 6: Internet of Things

Unit 7: Applied Cryptography in the Cloud

Unit 8: Information Security Management in the Cloud

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GBS Dubai has partnered with carefully selected education providers. Each of them helps to broaden what GBS Dubai has to offer its students.

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Enrolling for September 2022

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