Bolton Institute of Higher Education (University of Bolton – 2004)

(University status attained in April 2004)


Year:         1988 – 1990

Course:     BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computer Studies

Awarded:   DISTINCTION  (overall first over the 2 years)

Operating System Languages / Other

The HND course I attended at BIHE was a 2-year, full-time course made up of the following modules:

  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Programming Methodology Theory / Practice
  • Data Processing
  • Business Studies
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • System Analysis
  • Business Information Systems Theory / Practice
The old Bolton Institute for Higher Education (BIHE) building

My final year project consisted of an ORACLE SQL-forms designed GUI interface running under an MS-DOS operating system. The GUI interface provided insert, update, delete and transaction rollback facilities for recording information about students attending courses at BIHE, along with their module assignment and exam result details. The student data was held in an ORACLE SQL database set-up on a PC local to the application. The tables were designed in accordance with Third Normal form (TNF) design methodology in order to cancel out repeating student data. The resulting application catered for both snapshot and historical reports. System analysis work was carried out using SSADM (Structured Systems Analysis and Design Methodology).

The project file for this student application is available for viewing on request. More information.

Education Summary: 

1988 to 1990 : University of Bolton (previously Bolton Institute of Higher Education)
Deane Road, Bolton, Lancashire, UK. BL3 5AB

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computer Studies –
DISTINCTION – overall first over the 2 years

1985 to 1988 : Leigh College (now Wigan and Leigh College)
Marshall Street, Leigh, Lancashire, UK. WN7 4HX

2 ‘A’ Levels – Computer Science and Biology

1980 to 1985 : Park High Secondary School
Park Road, Hindley, Wigan, Lancashire, UK. WN2 3RY

8 GCE ‘O’ Levels –
All grades ‘C’ and above including Computer Studies, Maths and English

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computer Studies – Certificates:




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