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FdSc Computer Technologies (Software Development)

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Two years full-time.

Typical Offer: 

80 UCAS tariff points (or above)
CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC).

Please see Entry Requirements below.

Next available intake: September 2020


This course offers specific background and develops the skills necessary for the world of contemporary computing, as well as the applications that all organisations employ.  Students get involved in a range of activities including setting up and exploiting web applications and mobile technologies, exploring the architecture of computer systems and the human-computer interactions, developing skills in IT project management, understanding programming as well as examining contemporary programming languages in detail and building their academic skills through research projects. 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. 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) Computer Technologies (Software Engineering) (Progression Route) at the 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 [former title of the FdSc Computer Technologies (Software Development)]

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.

Personal Development (Mandatory)
Human Computer Interactions (Requisite)
Computer Systems Architecture (Requisite)
Understanding Programming (Requisite)
Structured Modelling (Requisite)
Introduction to VB.Net (Requisite)
Work-based Learning Project (Mandatory)
Introduction to C# (Requisite)
Relational Databases (Requisite)
IT Project Management (Requisite)
Web Applications and Mobile Technologies (Requisite)
Research Skills (Mandatory)

Fees and finance


  • Full-time tuition fee: £8,220 p.a.
  • International tuition fee: £13,330 p.a.

Further Information

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  • 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. 

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC).

All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.

If you do not hold these qualifications please contact Admissions directly on 01473 338348 to discuss.

How to Apply


International Requirements

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

International and EU


Transferring Credit

If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.