City College Plymouth

Software Development City College Plymouth Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Plymouth


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Course summary

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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.

Course details


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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code G602
Institution code C83
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points

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

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,450 Year 1
EU £7,450 Year 1
England £7,450 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,450 Year 1
Scotland £7,450 Year 1
Wales £7,450 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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City College Plymouth
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Course contact details

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