“Thank you for your interest in the Digital Tech Department! Whatever the status of your application, I hope the following information will inform you of the options available to you, and maybe even help you decide that Bury College University Centre is the place for you. We are looking forward to exploring this new course with our students.”

Lee Chadwick - Team Leader for Computing and Digital


Why should you study at university?

For those still thinking about their options, our current students have provided some reasons why they chose to pursue a university education:

  • Better earning potential
  • Greater opportunities to broaden your skills, knowledge to take into future employment
  • Develop transferable skills you can use in your future career
  • Meet new friends, new lecturers, and new people who are interested in the same industries you are


Modules and course information

The course has been specifically designed for students who want to build their understanding of higher-level concepts in the computing world. The one-year course gives you the flexibility to progress into employment or into further study.

There are three pathways available on the HNC:

  • Cyber Security and Cloud Networking
  • Software Development and Programming
  • Games and Animation

Modules you may study include:

  • Programming
  • Networking and Security
  • Database Design and Development
  • Innovation and Digital Transformation
  • Cyber Security
  • Game Development - Principles of Animation
  • Big Data
  • Artificial Intelligence

During the course, you may also have the opportunity to gain additional professional IT qualifications through further study, including CISCO and UNITY.


How you will be assessed

Assessment will be on a continuous basis throughout the year, and may include coursework portfolios, presentations, projects and practical activities.


Career Opportunities

You may choose to pursue a career as a:

  • Software developer
  • Database analyst
  • Web developer
  • Network engineer
  • Network and cyber security engineer
  • Games design & developer – animator


Get in contact

Our friendly staff are happy to answer any questions you may have about your course or the University Centre. We can also put you in contact with your course tutor for a chat. Please email victoria.rowcroft@burycollege.ac.uk with any queries.