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FdEng Software Engineering

Software engineering is currently one of the most in demand skills in the UK. This program is based on an innovative and dynamic curriculum, designed and delivered in collaboration with key employers.

Why Choose This Course?

Students will cover a range of computing, programming, and software engineering concepts throughout the course. The course is vocationally based with lots of practical hands-on tuition and links to relevant local industry employers.

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Start date: 23/09/2024

Course code
HESWENG24T
Level
Level 5
Location
Truro College
Duration
2 years
Qualification
Foundation Degree
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Top Course Highlights

in demand skill

Links to employers

theoretical and practical understanding

Outstanding facilities

What Will I Learn?

This course covers the fundamental aspects of programming and software engineering as well as software development industry practices. You will be presented with new and challenging opportunities that will increase your level of expertise and technological knowhow.

Alongside practical programming modules, you will also gain a wider understanding of key industry concepts, such as project management, software development practices and methodologies, data analytics, management and big data, computational thinking, systems architecture and software testing. On successful completion of this course, you will have both a theoretical and practical understanding of software engineering.

Programme Quality Handbook 2023-24

Modules
• Software Development Practices
• Introductory Programming
• Systems Analysis and Design
• Data Management (Relational and NoSQL)
• Website Development
• Agile Project Management
• Data Structure and Algorithms (Design Patterns)
• Object Orientated Programming (C++ into C#)
• Software Testing
• Server-Side Programming

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Where Will It Take Me?

The FdEng Software Engineering will prepare you for a career in the software development industry, the course has a mix of practical and vocational skills along with linking basic theoretical concepts to practice and is ideal for individuals who are embarking in this exciting field. Top employment opportunities:

  • Software Developer
  • Application Developer
  • Software Tester
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Software Development Technician
  • Application Support Analyst

Top-up options

Progression onto the final year of a related degree at the University of Plymouth may be possible on successful completion of the course; please check with the Programme Manager.

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Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from a relevant Level 3 qualification and English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above.

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What you could earn

  • IT Specialist Managers
  • IT Business Analysts, Architects and Systems Designers
  • IT Engineers
  • IT User Support Technicians
  • IT Operations Technicians
  • IT Project and Programme Managers
  • Programmers and Software Development Professionals
  • Design and Development Engineers
Potential Salary

£76,405

Entry Level Salary

£25,591

Average Salary

£45,643

Annual openings in Cornwall

29

Potential Salary

£90,504

Entry Level Salary

£30,741

Average Salary

£53,881

Annual openings in Cornwall

12

Potential Salary

£37,316

Entry Level Salary

£14,721

Average Salary

£28,464

Annual openings in Cornwall

4

Potential Salary

£40,286

Entry Level Salary

£16,128

Average Salary

£25,608

Annual openings in Cornwall

17

Potential Salary

£45,393

Entry Level Salary

£17,075

Average Salary

£28,597

Annual openings in Cornwall

14

Potential Salary

£74,189

Entry Level Salary

£29,439

Average Salary

£44,168

Annual openings in Cornwall

11

Potential Salary

£75,112

Entry Level Salary

£25,698

Average Salary

£42,456

Annual openings in Cornwall

36

Potential Salary

£60,088

Entry Level Salary

£26,304

Average Salary

£39,785

Annual openings in Cornwall

7

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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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