Cornish Software Industry Shapes Degree Offer - Software Cornwall

We are extremely pleased to welcome the launch of a new computing degree being offered at Cornwall College Camborne!


The BSc Honours in Computing Technologies will be awarded by Plymouth University, and has been designed with help from Software Cornwall as part of our many initiatives to fill the skills gap in this industry.

Programme Manager for the new degree, Caroline Cripps, said: “It has been fantastic to work with local employers to create the top up degree which we know fits exactly what the market is looking for. We are excited to offer this opportunity to those looking to further their qualifications in the digital technologies sector.”

The BSc (Hons) Computing Technologies Degree is a third year top-up to the existing two year Foundation Degree in Computing, Networking and Software Development already offered by The Cornwall College Group, allowing students to complete a full honours degree in Cornwall rather than needing to travel to Plymouth or beyond.

The syllabus has been designed together with Software Cornwall to provide the most up-to-date skills required by employers; modules include Agile Methods, E-Business, Digital Forensics, Cloud Computing and Security, and with an option for either Advanced Networking or Advanced Object Orientated Programming. Critically the programme also provides a pathway to employment through a major project component which will be delivered in conjunction with Software Cornwall members.

CEO of Packet Ship and HE Lead for Software Cornwall, Paul Clark, said: “Our group of local software companies has been delighted to be involved in the design of the new honours degree top-up programme and we look forward to engaging with the staff and students with a view to nurturing and recruiting home-grown Cornish talent.”

Director of Business and Professional at The Cornwall College Group, Dr Tanya Ovenden-Hope said: “Working in partnership with digital technology employers across Cornwall has enabled us to design an ambitious and sector relevant honours degree in computing which is validated by Plymouth University. The BSc (Hons) in Computing Technologies, will start in September 2015 and provide huge opportunities for those seeking a career in computing.”

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