Software Development at City College Plymouth - UCAS

City College Plymouth

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Software Development

Course summary

A Graduate of the FdSc Software Development is someone who has studied the fundamental technical aspects of computing. They have chosen an academic pathway that enables them to develop further their understanding of how reliable and secure software is developed. They will have developed software using a variety of different paradigms, using a range of languages and will have developed confidence in being able to use any new languages that they are required to use in the future. They will understand how to use models in the software development process to model systems and organisations, and to solve complex software development problems. They will also be able to program user interfaces that are fit for their intended purpose, allowing users to interact with systems securely and safely. They will have taken opportunities to meet with local businesses in the digital industries, and applied their knowledge and skills to developing software solutions to computing problems.

This Higher Technical Qualification is approved against occupational standards decided by employers. Learn more about Higher Technical Qualifications.


The course includes the following subjects: computer platforms, project management, analysis and design of software, program concepts, mathematics for software development, data analysis and database design, human – computer interface, data structures and algorithms, research project, statistical and computational mathematics.

Assessment method

Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants will be asked to complete a fee assessment. This allows us to confirm an applicant's nationality, immigration status and residency to correctly assess fee status. Applicant's will be asked to include copies of the relevant pages of their passport, any letters from the Home Office confirming immigration status in the UK and any other relevant documentation (copy of visa stamps, marriage certificate, etc.).

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Four GCSEs at Grade C (4) or above including English and Maths.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £7450 Year 1
England £7450 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7450 Year 1
Scotland £7450 Year 1
Wales £7450 Year 1
Channel Islands £7450 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Software Development at City College Plymouth - UCAS