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Excellent Tutor Support
Subject Specific Lecturers
Industry recognised certifications
Alongside the FdSc Computer Technology, you will be given the opportunity to train and obtain recognised industry certifications such as CISCO, BCS Programming and COMPTIA A+ and Network +.
Creative Practical Computing Projects
Investigate, analyse and create practical working solutions to a range of real-life business-related IT problems. Increase your ability to liaise, communicate and network with local and regional businesses and develop confidence and employment opportunities.
Workshops and Work Placements
Attend workshops, structured to encourage critical thinking and analysis, developing personal interests in various disciplines of computing. Gain valuable working industry experience within the IT sector through work placements.
What Will I Learn?
- Client-Server Scripting
- Computer Systems
- Digital Media Concepts
- Problem Solving and Programming
- IT Security Forensics
- Object Orientated Programming
- Managing IT
- Project Management and group project
- Network Services
- Shell Programming & Scripting
Where Will It Take Me?
FdSc graduates often choose to continue their studies by taking an additional one year course which provides a ‘top-up’ to a BSc (Hons) degree. In the past, FdSc graduates have progressed on to employment with both national and regional employers.
- Network Engineer
- Front End Developer
- Computer Engineer
- IT Support
- Public Services
Progression: FdSc Computer Technology graduates may progress on to a BSc (Hons) Applied Computing Technologies at Truro Campus or a BSc (Hons) Computing at the University of Plymouth.
Assessment Arrangements include coursework, reports, essays, presentations and an exam.
GCSE Level: NGCSE English and GCSE Maths at Grade 4/C together with one of the following:
- A minimum of 48 tariff points at A Level or equivalent Level 3 qualification
- Access to Higher Education: Considered on an individual basis
- National and Advanced Diplomas in a relevant subject
- Level 3 qualifications achieved in the workplace will be taken into consideration
Applications from mature students without academic credentials will be considered on an individual basis but must prove they are capable of Higher Education study.
Duration: Two years full time, three years part time
Awarding Body: University of Plymouth
UCAS Course Code: I100
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