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FdSc Computer Technologies (Software Development) *

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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: 

2017 entry: 80 UCAS tariff points (or above)
BB (A-Level), DM (BTEC).

2018 entry: 80 UCAS tariff points (or above)
CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC).

Please see Entry Requirements below.

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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 languagesin 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

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: £11,580 p.a.

Further Information

  • Detailed information about Tuition Fees
  • Find out more about Financial Support eligibility.
  • Also see Loans and Grants.
  • At the 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.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

2017 entry: 80 UCAS tariff points (or above), BB (A-Level), DM (BTEC).
2018 entry: 80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (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.