Pearson International BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing (Software Engineering)

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Software Engineering cultivates expertise in software design, development, and computer system construction. The curriculum encompasses a broad spectrum of competencies, spanning programming, requirement analysis, and database development. Students acquire comprehensive skills essential for designing and building robust software applications to meet diverse industry needs. 

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirement:
Grade 12 High school Certificate with Pass Grade or Level 3 Vocational qualification in the relevant field.

English Language Requirement:
Non-native English speakers and who have not carried out their final two years of schooling in English can demonstrate ability at a standard equivalent to:

  • PTE Academic 51, or
  • IELTS 5.5 (reading and writing must be at 5.5)

Study Plan

  • Total guided learning hours = 960 hours 
  • Total qualification time = 2, 400 hours Requires 240 credits, of which 
  • 120 credits are at Level 5 (7 units) and 120 credits are at Level 4 (8 units) 
  • Mix of core, specialist, and optional units, totaling 240 credits
Year 1Year 2
ProgrammingComputing Research Project (Pearson-set)
NetworkingBusiness Process Support
Professional Practice Discrete Maths
Database Design & Development Data Structures & Algorithms
Security Computing Research Project (Pearson-set)
Planning a Computing Project (Pearson-set)Applied Programming and Design Principles
Software Development Lifecycles Client/Server Computing Systems *
Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (AI)* Internet of Things*


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Career Opportunities

  • Software Developer/Engineer
  • Full-Stack Developer
  • Front-End Developer
  • Back-End Developer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer
  • Software Architect
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Embedded Systems Engineer
  • Blockchain Developer
  • Game Developer
Market Growth Rate
18 %

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