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FdSc Applied Computing

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University of Suffolk on Ipswich Waterfront
UCAS code: 
Great Yarmouth College
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Two years full-time.

Typical Offer: 

80 UCAS tariff points (or above), BB (A-Level), DM (BTEC)

Please see Entry Requirements below.


This course offers a specific background into the world of commercial computing, its decision making processes and the finances and budgets involved, as well as the applications that all organisations employ. Students get involved in a range of activities including setting up and exploiting web services from simple web pages to data rich sites with database connections, building and testing networks and internet works, designing and coding software using a variety of programming languages (including VB.Net, C# and Java), system administration, analysing user needs and developing robust database systems. This course helps students develop vocationally related technical skills and abilities, along with academic insight and understanding. It is designed to reflect contemporary computing practice.

Assessment is through a variety of methods including examinations, assignments, group projects, presentations. The Progression Route includes a dissertation or research project. Assessment will normally focus on practical as well as academic abilities. These courses provide students with relevant and up-to-date skills required to enter the IT professions. Students can also  progress on to the BSc (Hons) Applied Computing degree at University of Suffolk.  

Student Testimonial:

"This course offered me the opportunity to study at university while allowing me to support my family commitments. The course subjects offered me exactly what I needed to study for my career path and although the work is challenging it is very enjoyable and I am glad I made this choice. The support here is great, we never feel we have no-one to ask the questions we need answering."

- Will Logan, FdSc Applied Computing.  

Course modules

Personal Development
Software Technology
Business Environment
Structured Modelling
Finance and Business Maths
Network Essentials
Exploiting IT within Organisations
Relational Databases
IT Project Management
Multimedia: Web Design and Construction
Research Skills

Fees and finance

  • Full-time Tuition fee: £8,000 p.a.
  • International Tuition fee: £11,520 p.a.

Further Information

  • 2017-18 Tuition Fees.
  • Find out more about Bursaries and Scholarships eligibility.
  • Also see Loans and Grants 2016.
  • 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 you course that you will need to budget for. See Course Costs.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

80 UCAS tariff points (or above), BB (A-Level), DM (BTEC)

Also see How to Apply.


International Requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Also see International and EU.