Truro and Penwith College

FdSc Computer Technology

Designated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and achieving ‘full confidence’ from the Quality Assurance Agency, our national reputation as one of the leading colleges in the country speaks for itself. Study a specialist degree with us. Be part of our close-knit community. Learn from our dedicated staff. You’ll graduate with a degree from one of the top three modern universities in the UK, as ranked by the Sunday Times University Guide. 

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • TRUR1105 Networks

      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.

    • TRUR1106 Client-Server Scripting

      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.

    • TRUR1107 Computer Systems

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

    • TRUR1108 Databases

      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.

    • TRUR1109 Digital Media Concepts

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

    • TRUR1168 Problem Solving and Programming

      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.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • TRUR2109 IT Security Forensics

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

    • TRUR2110 Object Oriented Programming

      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.

    • TRUR2111 Managing IT

      This module is designed to provide candidates with an extensive knowledge and understanding of the working environment of an IT professional. It will provide candidates with a broad knowledge of the ethical, social, procedural and legal aspects of professional IT management.

    • TRUR2112 Project management and group project

      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.

    • TRUR2113 Network Services

      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.

    • TRUR2114 Shell Programming and Scripting

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 Truro and Penwith College

Plymouth University 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 Plymouth University. 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 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