The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is offered in full-time mode
as a one-year conversion option for graduates from a non-computing
background. The programme takes an integrative approach, focusing on the
synthesis of knowledge and practice from the business-related areas of
the computing domain. It aims to provide participants with up-to-date
knowledge of core elements of computing, preparing them for a career in
business computing with a focus on quality assurance or software project
management. Participants will gain a general foundation in Software
Development, with a particular emphasis on Web development, User
Experience (UX) and Software Testing.
Upon completion of this programme, graduates will possess much sought-after skills in software testing, including test design techniques, test management, test tool evaluation and static analysis skills. The course covers both manual and automated testing and will prepare graduates to work as testers and QA specialists in any IT domain.
Participants will also gain valuable skills in Web development and database design and implementation, positioning graduates to obtain employment in a web application development environment. Additionally, skills developed in database design are fundamental skills utilised in the wider IT development environment.