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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.

Your 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 of the HND in Digital Technologies course takes you further with in-depth knowledge of specialist tech areas such as emerging technologies, digital marketing and digital sustainability.

This HND in Digital Technologies course will prepare you for entry into a professional career within the technology sector, or to continue your studies at the undergraduate and then postgraduate level.

Intakes
January, March, June, September

Duration
2 year

Awarding Institution
Pearson

Delivery
Weekdays/weekends/evenings

Locations
Dubai

Fees
AED 40,000 per year
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What will you achieve?

With the hands-on and practical approach to learning in this HND in Digital Technologies course, you will graduate with more than just a qualification. You'll have gained specific specialist tech knowledge alongside key workplace skills such as effective teamwork, research and analysis, flexibility, and working cooperatively with others.

Career opportunities

If you're thinking of a career in digital technology, our digital technologies 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 HND in Digital Technologies 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 9: Emerging Technologies

Unit 10: Applied Security in the Cloud

Unit 11: Digital Sustainability

Unit 12: Pitching and Negotiating Skills

Unit 13: Business Intelligence

Unit 14: Internet of Things

Unit 15: Applied Cryptography in the Cloud

Unit 16: 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

To study at GBS, you must demonstrate that your English level is at the standard required. We accept a number of different English language qualifications/tests for entry onto our courses, Please see the following page for more details - English Requirements | GBS Dubai | Global Business Studies

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 9: Emerging Technologies

Unit 10: Applied Security in the Cloud

Unit 11: Digital Sustainability

Unit 12: Pitching and Negotiating Skills

Unit 13: Business Intelligence

Unit 14: Internet of Things

Unit 15: Applied Cryptography in the Cloud

Unit 16: 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 March'24

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