Software Development with Cyber Security (in conjunction with Stirling Uni) (2nd Year Entry)

Forth Valley College


Falkirk Campus


This course is a unique and exciting opportunity which will kick start a career in one of Scotland’s most thriving industries.

This degree has been developed with input from employers across the Scottish ICT community and will deliver the skills required to take advantage of the 11,000 job opportunities available each year. Students will develop skills in key ICT areas with a focus on software development and analytical skills.

There will be an emphasis on employability skills and industrial awareness to ensure graduates are ‘work-ready’ on completion of their course.

The degree is taught jointly by Forth Valley College and the University of Stirling.

Year 2 modules:
Software Development; OOP; Systems Development; Object Orientated Analysis and Design; Developing Mobile Web Based Applications: An Introduction; Software Development: Developing Websites for Multiplatform Use; Graded Unit 2; Software Development; Data Structures; Relational Database Management Systems; SQL: Introduction.

Year 3 modules:
Software Engineering I; Multimedia and Human Computer Interaction; Database Principles and Applications; Software Engineering II; Communications and Networks; Computer Game Technologies; Information Systems; Industrial Work Placement (compulsory).

Year 4 modules:
Honours project (compulsory); Big Optimisation Spaces; NoSQL Databases; Concurrent and Distributed Systems; Technologies for ecommerce; Artificial Intelligence; Internetworking on the Wide Scale; Enterprise Portals; Computer Security and Forensics; Telecommunications Systems and Services; Web Services.

Entry Requirements

HNC Computing or HNC Cyber Security. Entry subject to interview.

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

3 years



SCQF Level