Truro and Penwith College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Computer Technology

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Course summary

The course has at its core an understanding of the architecture, processes and applications of contemporary computer technology. You will develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of computing and apply this to gaining skills in the use of modern technologies. Issues such as customer support and system administration are investigated, developing knowledge of the methods and approaches to professional computing practice. You will acquire an understanding of the management of computing resources and the Stage Two will include a group project which allows students to develop their own interests, while also acquiring and developing skills of research, investigation and project management. This course has been devised to develop a wide range of employable skills and knowledge in the field of computing and is the result of consultations with employers, experts and specialist staff. This qualification covers a number of different aspects of the use of computing technologies, opening the door to a range of employment prospects. The course itself has been designed to address the shortage of skilled individuals within the IT community and the jobs enjoyed by our successful students include work in network management, IT support, computer security, web development and teaching (Further Education and schools). You will spend a period of time working with an employer in business, commercial sectors and/or the voluntary sector (Work-placement) that will be assessed as part of your programme of study. You will also be encouraged to work with an external organisation for your 2nd-year group project which will benefit you by gaining experience working with a business. FdSc graduates often choose to continue their studies by taking an additional one year course which provides a ‘top-up’ to a full Bachelor's degree, including the BSc (Hons) Applied Computing Technologies offered at Truro and Penwith College.

Course details


First Year Networks Client-Server Scripting Computer Systems Databases Problem Solving & Programming Digital Media Concepts Second Year IT Security Forensics Object Orientated Programming Project Management & Group Project Network Services Shell Programming & Scripting Managing IT Modules may be subject to change.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6223 Year 1
England £5483 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5483 Year 1
Scotland £5483 Year 1
Wales £5483 Year 1
Channel Islands £5483 Year 1
International £6223 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Computer Technology at Truro and Penwith College - UCAS