Cornwall College

FdSc Computing, Networking and Software Development

The Cornwall College Group offers a wide range of undergraduate courses across seven campuses throughout Cornwall and Devon, including Bicton College, Cornwall College, Duchy College and Falmouth Marine School. We offer specialist courses designed with employers and delivered by industry professionals. During your studies you will get the opportunity to work on live projects and start your career before you even graduate.

Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Networked Communications Technologies (CORC1129)

      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.

    • Introduction To The Programme and Work Based Learning (CORC1258)

      This module is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop themselves in terms of their personal and employability skills. The module will also include an element of work based learning that is a requirement of the FdSc

    • Website Development (CORC1261)

      Introduces the planning and development of a commercial website, including the practical aspects of client-side scripting, online payment, security and marketing.

    • Introduction to Programming and Software Engineering (CORC1262)

      This module introduces software engineering programming using a structured programming language. This module will reinforcing the need for a high standard of program design, coding and documentation and it will justify the importance of verification and testing.

  • Year 2

  • Core modules

    • Databases and Information Systems (CORC1259)

      This module addresses the issues associated with the effective design and use of information systems. The use of database software will include background information on the structure and creation of relational database applications and access to databases, and elementary database programming.

    • Human Computer Interaction with Emerging Technologies (CORC1260)

      This module will introduce emerging technologies associated with communications needs of companies and individuals. It will include how the data is managed and the need for a human perspective in the design of these emerging technologies and computer systems.

    • Object Orientated Programming (CORC2106)

      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.

    • Planning and Managing Projects for E- Business Technologies (CORC2250)

      This module provides students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to plan, introduce and manage change within an organisation. 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 and using project planning plan a strategy for introducing e-business technologies to a business.

  • Final year

  • Core modules

    • Systems Analysis Design and Implementation (CORC2247)

      This module will enable students to select and apply a methodological approach that best suits a scenario. It will introduce and provide a solid foundation in SQL database statements, queries and reports in multi user databases.

    • Project (CORC2248)

      This module provides students with an opportunity to research and implement a project based upon the areas they have studied during the course. Typically the project should be of the order of 100 hours of work by each individual.

    • IT Management and Security (CORC2249)

      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.

    Optional modules

    • Local and Wide Area Networks (CORC2110)

      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.

    • Visual and Dynamic Programming (CORC2251)

      This module introduces programming in a visual development environment and introduces the concepts of CGI programs and embedded scripting languages. It explores the relationship between programming and information retrieval techniques in a web-based environment.

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 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 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. 

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 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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