Truro and Penwith College

FdSc Computer Technology

Rated Gold (2017) by the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and 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

    • Networks (TRUR1105)

      This module introduces students to the foundation topics underlying the design and implementation of Networks, the topics covered will include the OSI model, media, LAN & WAN concepts, technologies, cabling, routing, addressing and protocols.

    • Client-Server Scripting (TRUR1106)

      Students studying this module will learn how to design and build web sites using (X)HTML, CSS, Query and php. By using these scripting languages in both a client and server side context students will be able to gain the knowledge necessary to produce fully functional code delivering a standalone solution or support previous developments in an upgrading or trouble shooting capacity.

    • Computer Systems (TRUR1107)

      Students studying this module will learn about the operation and structure of the hardware and software components of modern digital computer systems.

    • Databases (TRUR1108)

      Students studying this module will learn the fundamentals of relational database design. They will develop an understanding of Structured Query Language and develop skills in its use.

  • Year 2

  • Core modules

    • Problem Solving and Programming (TRUR1168)

      This module introduces problem solving techniques, and shows how these will lead into the development of algorithms using pseudocode and from there into a programming language. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between problem, their solutions, and code.

    • Digital Media Concepts (TRUR1192)

      To provide students with the skills, practical and conceptual to construct creative digital media using a variety of digital assets.

    • IT Security Forensics (TRUR2109)

      This module introduces students to the detection, diagnosis, prevention and reporting of attacks on computer systems and networks.

    • Shell Programming and Scripting (TRUR2114)

  • Final year

  • Core modules

    • Object Oriented Programming (TRUR2110)

      This module introduces students to the concepts and practice of Object Oriented Programming. Through a largely practical approach, students will learn how to develop applications in Java.

    • Project management and group project (TRUR2112)

      This module aims to teach methods of planning for a project and to monitor its status as it progresses through its lifecycle. A group-based project assigned by the College, which will involve a third party use; the project will constitute 50% of the module mark.

    • Network Services (TRUR2113)

      Students studying this module will develop an understanding of a range of network services that support modern business processes. Students will learn how to install, configure and monitor servers in a local area network environment.

    • Managing IT (TRUR2172)

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.

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the changeable nature of the situation and any updates to government guidance, we may need to make further, last minute adjustments to how we deliver our teaching and learning on some or all of our programmes, at any time during the academic year. We want to reassure you that even if we do have to adjust the way in which we teach our programmes, we will be working to maintain the quality of the student learning experience and learning outcomes at all times.
Fees, costs and funding

The UK is no longer part of the European Union. EU applicants should refer to our Brexit information to understand the implications.

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.

Find out more about studying at Truro and Penwith College