Scarborough TEC

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: TEC Partnership

Computer Software Solutions

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Course summary

Creating computer-based solutions can be inventive, elegant and rewarding. Taking a problem from a client or business then designing and producing a solution is not only professionally satisfying but in high demand in all areas of business - locally, nationally and across the world. Our FdSc in Computer Software Solutions includes practical skills in programming, web design, mobile app development, database design and human-computer interaction. Alongside this, you will learn the theories and methodologies which will allow you to adapt your skills to different systems so you are not restricted to a particular language or software. Having gained broad experience in your first year, you will then have the opportunity to apply this to a range of substantial projects in your second, giving you the scope to apply your skills and specialise in one or more areas. Each term you will study a practical unit where you will learn or apply skills to create a solution, and a fundamental unit which underpins the theory upon which you can work with organisations and develop solutions. In Year 1 (Level 4) you will learn practical skills in programming (using high level language), website development, mobile app creation, database development and human-computer interaction (HCI) design. In conjunction, you will learn how to approach problem solving in any business situation, being able to analyse complex issues, and the knowledge and transferable skills you need to be a professional in this industry. In Year 2 (Level 5) you will apply your skills to develop client- and business-based solutions to meet their needs, and produce a final large-scale project. Furthermore, you will study how to manage large projects and teams, and critically analyse emergent technology by understanding its history. A graduate from this programme will have an exciting portfolio of work, demonstrating a range of skills in a number of disciplines, and be employment-ready with expert skills in at least one particular chosen field such as programming, app development or database design. They will have worked to live client briefs, been part of development teams and have a professional approach valued in the industry. They will not be restricted by language, software or platform due to the methodological knowledge gained, and will see problems as opportunities for solutions. This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.

Course details


Year 1 Principles of programming Professional studies Logic and problem solving Web and mobile app development Systems analysis and database design Software engineering and HCI Year 2 Client-focused solutions Development methodologies and project management Business systems development The history and future of technology Applied Project (Analysis and Design) Applied Project (Implementation and Testing)

Assessment method

Assessments are practical wherever possible, with the aim of you developing and demonstrating your skills. For example, the main part of the assessment for Web and Mobile App Development will be a website and an app created to meet a client brief. However, you will also produce accompanying documents, replicating real world, such as designs, testing logs and technical documentation. In industry you would always reflect on your work and consider how to improve in the future; as this is an academic process, you may be asked to do this overtly, such as a written evaluation or debrief meeting with your team. For other modules without a product focus, you may be assessed using a range of methods including essays, presentations, masterclasses or portfolios.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

TEC Partnership recognises a wide range of entry qualifications as being equivalent to A’ level standard; if students hold a qualification not listed above please contact TEC Partnerships admissions team on +44 (0) 1472 311222 ext 434. International students must evidence they possess a satisfactory command of English language in terms of reading, writing, listening and are expected to have achieved Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), as defined by UK Visas and Immigration

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Standard offer Standard entry requirement for the Foundation Degree will be 80 UCAS points, with a minimum of grade C/4 in GCSE or equivalent qualification in English and Maths. Non-standard offer Scarborough TEC will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. All non-traditional applicants will be assessed through an interview assessing their overall interest in the subject matter as well as current academic skills, set an appropriate piece of work (an essay to test written skills, and a practical task involving logic and numeracy and a portfolio of relevant work), a judgement is then made considering their academic potential and relevant experience and skills. For example, a person may not have a background in computing, but have excellent problem solving and logical abilities and have a desire to change careers through training. In line with a strengths-based approach to widening participation, students without direct experience will be offered extra support and will also benefit from regular tutorials with the Programme Leader so that they feel they are fully supported during their educational journey.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1
Channel Islands £7500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7500 Year 1
EU £7800 Year 1
International £7800 Year 1

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Computer Software Solutions at Scarborough TEC - UCAS