Use your coding and programming skills to lead the way in designing the future of software development projects. Think like a system developer while you gain knowledge in designing innovative business IT solutions, across various platforms, to deliver the techniques and tools employers demand. This course includes an optional Sandwich Placement year in industry. Do you already have skills in coding and want to take your interest further? Industry is demanding coding and software development skills to meet business requirements and this course will help you understand what they are looking for and why. We’ll begin by focusing on these business requirements and principles of software to make sure you’re thinking about how your skills will mould your career from day one. You’ll learn techniques for identifying, analysing and testing IT requirements of business scenarios and then develop the skills to design innovative IT solutions, using custom system analysis and design methods of scripting, programming, system analysis and design, and systems operation. There’s plenty of opportunity for practical work, as you carry out both individual and team tasks in the software development lifecycle, from analysis and design to implementation, testing and maintenance of a computer system, including database modelling, development and deployment. You will develop essential skills in popular and versatile programming languages such as JavaScipt, Java, PhP and .net supported by MySQL and SQLServer databases. We’re constantly looking for what’s new in the industry, to stay ahead of the game. That’s why you’ll apply new models, techniques and tools for implementing custom designs of IT solutions, while you deliver high standard software products for various platforms. Security standards and quality assurance benchmarks will run throughout everything you design, to ensure your software testing skills meet the ethical and professional standards demanded by the industry.