Truro and Penwith College

BSc (Hons) Applied Computing Technologies

Rated Ofsted Outstanding (2016), Truro and Penwith College provides a range of quality degree courses with employer needs in mind. All students benefit from an excellent support network that helps to put them on the best footing for a successful future after graduating. Finding themselves at home in purpose-built buildings with expert lecturers and access to industry-standard equipment, students can study a quality university course right here in Cornwall.
A variety of people enter higher education with an assortment of experiences and commitments, but with the flexibility at the heart of our programmes, the College offers a compressed timetable and small class sizes to allow students to study in a relaxed and supportive environment. Whatever your background, studying University courses at Truro and Penwith College means an opportunity to study locally, the chance to fit home or part-time work around your lectures and the one thing all our students have in common – the shared experiences of a quality education right here in Cornwall.
For more information visit the Truro and Penwith College website.

Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Emerging Technologies (TRUR3121)

      This module allows students to identify, evaluate and discuss current and future technical trends and moral, legal and social issues relating to the use or development of technology.

    • Cloud Computing (TRUR3122)

      This module introduces and examines cloud computing, describing the software components from which cloud infrastructure and platforms are constructed. Methods for building scalable cloud applications are described and explained together with the concepts of virtualisation and the practical implementation of cloud computing infrastructures.

    • Advanced Networking and Simulation (TRUR3123)

      This module covers issues relating to network monitoring and management together with simulation technologies and the fundamentals of simulation design. Common monitoring techniques and methods of network supervision are covered as well as advancing knowledge of networking principles and network design

  • Year 2

  • Core modules

    • Professional Project (TRUR3120)

      The professional project gives an opportunity for learner to undertake a major computing related project in an area relevant to the programme of study. This module supports learners to manage their own research or development activities, plan a project from realisation of an idea, through to design, implementation, testing and review, and develop specialist expertise within the project subject area.

    Optional modules

    • Advanced Cyber-Security (TRUR3124)

      This module covers issues surrounding the management of information security and the security of applications, media and information within an organisational context. Consideration is given to common threats facing IT systems and the practical measures that may be used to reduce such risks. Issues related to security policies, risk analysis and techniques for the investigation of cybercrime incidents are also explored.

    • Applied Programming (TRUR3125)

      This module introduces the concept of applying software patterns to existing code to begin to improve code and provide efficient solutions to repeated problems. Learners will use design patterns to refactor code to improve quality and efficiency of code. Learners will understand how design patterns are used in agile projects.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Our partnership with Truro and Penwith College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Please contact Truro and Penwith College to apply for this course:

Truro and Penwith College
College Road

Tel: +441872267000

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Truro and Penwith College

We’re one of the leading colleges in the country, delivering teaching and learning to the highest level. With three modern campuses at Truro, Penwith (at Penzance) and Tregye, we provide you with a unique university experience.
Plymouth students working on a group project