Truro and Penwith College

FdSc Web Technology

Rated Gold (2017) by the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and Ofsted Outstanding (2016), Truro and Penwith College provides a range of quality degree courses with employer needs in mind. All students benefit from an excellent support network that helps to put them on the best footing for a successful future after graduating. Finding themselves at home in purpose-built buildings with expert lecturers and access to industry-standard equipment, students can study a quality University course right here in Cornwall. 

A variety of people enter Higher Education with an assortment of experiences and commitments, but with the flexibility at the heart of our programmes, the College offers a compressed timetable and small class sizes to allow students to study in a relaxed and supportive environment. Whatever your background, studying University courses at Truro and Penwith College means an opportunity to study locally, the chance to fit home or part-time work around your lectures and the one thing all our students have in common – the shared experiences of a quality education right here in Cornwall.

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Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • TCWT106 Mark-up Languages and Scripting

      This module teaches students the use of HTML, style sheets and JavaScript (Jscript) in the context of a series of web pages.

    • TCWT111 Systems and the Command Line

      This module introduces students to the practical and theoretical use of the command line interface and its role in the updating, configuring, analysing, programming and logging of computer systems including the use of computer forensics.

    • TCWT115 Database Implementation

      This module teaches the students the fundamentals of Structured Query Language using the MySQL platform.

  • Year 2
  • Core modules
    • TCWT108 Server Side Programming

      The module aims to teach students how to use server side code to produce dynamic web site content from databases. This will include the reading from, writing to and modification of stored data along with the production of display systems to present the data. Interactive forms and elements are also studied along with the submission of user responses.

    • TCWT110 Networks and Communications

      A module to build upon the student's knowledge of computer systems and introduce typical communication systems used in popular network topologies.

    • TCWT117 Digital Media for the Web

      To provide students with the skills, practical and conceptual, to construct creative digital media using a variety of digital assets, with an understanding of the constraints of the Web, including accessibility constraints, and how to work with them when developing web sites.

  • Year 3
  • Core modules
    • TCWT205 Web Site Implementation and Management

      This module introduces students to the planning, installation, configuration and management of different web sites on a range of hardware platforms.

    • TCWT206 Java

      A practical course that aims to introduce students to Java as an object-oriented programming language. Students will learn how to develop console applications and will be introduced to simple `windows¿ applications and applets. Emphasis will be placed on the use of object-oriented techniques.

    • TCWT210 Web Servers

      This module introduces students to the planning, installation, maintenance and security for a range of web servers.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • TCWT208 Project and Project Management

      This module aims to teach methods of planning for a project and to monitor its status as it progresses through its lifecycle. A group-based project assigned by the College, which will involve a third party user.

    • TCWT212 Web Design Fundamentals

      This module introduces students to the concepts and principles that underlie the design and construction of semantic web pages including techniques that aid the design process.

    • TCWT213 Software App Development

      Students studying this module will learn how to create interactive mobile platform applications using an appropriate programming language. In addition students will learn how to install and configure software used for writing mobile platform applications including virtual devices for testing.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

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Our partnership with Truro and Penwith College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with Truro and Penwith College

We’re one of the leading colleges in the country, delivering teaching and learning to the highest level. With three modern campuses at Truro, Penwith (at Penzance) and Tregye, we provide you with a unique university experience.

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