Cornwall College

FdSc Computing, Networking and Software Development

Small study groups. An open door policy from our tutors. All the one-to-one support you need. Get involved with courses designed in conjunction with employers and delivered by industry professionals. Work on live projects and start your career before you even graduate. It’s why 9 out of 10 of the 2,000 learners who study with us every year go on to the career of their choice. 

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CORC1013C Personal and Employability Skills Development

      This module is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop themselves in terms of their personal and employability skills.

    • CORC1063 Databases and Information Systems

    • CORC1065 Human Computer Interaction

    • CORC1066 Website Development

    • CORC1129 Networked Communications Technologies

      This module introduces the students to the fundamental technologies that allow global and local network communications. It provides essential underpinning theoretical knowledge for an understanding of computers and networks, together with essential practical skills and theoretical knowledge for an understanding of routing protocols and internetwork connectivity concepts.

    • CORC1130 Converging Technology and Information

      This module will introduce the convergent technologies associated with the communication needs of an organisation. It will provide the necessary knowledge required to understand how data is managed.

    • CORC1131 Introduction to Programming

      This module introduces programming using a structured programming language, reinforcing the need for a high standard of program design, coding and documentation.

    • CORC1132 Numerical Solutions in Business

      The collection, manipulation and presentation of data appropriate to business, together with the necessary underpinning mathematical and statistical knowledge required. The module will be very practical and will cover the use of spreadsheet software to process and present data.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • CORC2046 Planning and Managing Projects

    • CORC2047 Project

    • CORC2105 Systems Analysis and Design

      This module provides students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to carry out systems analysis and design techniques best suited to a particular scenario.

    • CORC2106 Object Orientated Programming

      This module is designed to extend the programming knowledge and skills of the students. It will enable students to produce programs developed in an object oriented environment.

    • CORC2107 IT Management and Security

      The module explores a number of technologies and techniques, such as ICT management, computer security, computer forensics, and legal issues required to be able to make informed decisions regarding the management of an ICT infrastructure.

    • CORC2108 Application of E Business Technologies

      This module is designed to enable students to apply their knowledge to the fusion of technology and business techniques to the Internet. It will outline the unique problems associated with Internet trading.

    • CORC2109 Multi-User Databases

      This module will introduce students to multi-user, networked relational database environment (ORACLE) and SQL, focus on access, construction, data manipulation and reporting.

    Optional modules
    • CORC2049 Visual Programming

    • CORC2050 Server Side Programming

    • CORC2110 Local and Wide Area Networks

      This module introduces techniques used in the more complex local and wide area networks. It investigates the functions and processes involved in a switched networked system. WAN protocols, addressing plans and modern internetwork technologies are covered in depth.

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

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.



Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/business-partners/partnerships/academic-partnerships/study-guide/progression-to-honours-degree

Our partnership with Cornwall 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 Partners 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. 

Studying with Cornwall College

Looking to study a specialist subject at university level? Want to do it in one of the most beautiful places in the world? Our wide range of courses gives you the chance to pick up the skills and experience you’ll need for your chosen profession.

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