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BSc (Hons) Computer Technologies (Software Development) (Progression Route)

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East Coast College (Lowestoft)


One year full-time

Next entry is September 2022 

Typical Offer: 

A Foundation degree (or equivalent)



The BSc (Hons) Computer Technologies (Software Development) course provides a one year progression route to an honours degree for students who have studied a foundation degree in computing, such as the FdSc Computer Technologies (Software Development) or FdSc Computing and Networking at University of Suffolk or elsewhere. 

Covering key advanced topics such as software research and development, mobile computing, security principles and web scripting, the course equips students for a career in the computing industry.  The course includes a project module that provides the student with an opportunity to specialise in an aspect of computing that is of particular interest to the individual. 

The course is delivered within fully equipped computing labs that provide access to industry-standard computer hardware and software.  The course helps students develop vocationally related technical skills and abilities, along with the academic insight and understanding.  The course is designed to reflect contemporary computing practice.

Assessment is through a variety of methods including examinations, assignments, group projects and presentations. Assessment will normally focus on practical as well as academic abilities. Almost every organisation requires Computing forms and when you graduate from our course you will have the up to date skills to enter the IT professions and a wide range of industries. You could work in telecommunications, aerospace, security, financial services, marketing, public service, the creative industries and teaching. Students completing the BSc Applied Computing may wish to progress to a Masters degree. 

Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Software Research and Development (Requisite)
Mobile Computing (Requisite)
Security Principles (Requisite)
Advanced Web Scripting (Requisite)
Dissertation Project (Mandatory)

Fees and finance


  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a
  • Full-time International tuition fee: £14,598 p.a

Further Information                                                       

At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for. 

* 2022-23 tuition fees are subject to change in line with inflation, or a government change in the fee cap.

Entry requirements