Strode College

FdSc E-Business Technologies

Consistently beating the national average with our results, you’ll also enjoy the newest technology and specialist equipment in your studies at Strode. We’ve invested over £12 million in our facilities, after all. Our partnership with Plymouth University started in 2006, so you’ll move on with a degree from one of the top three modern universities in the UK, as ranked by the Sunday Times University Guide. 

UCAS tariff
UCAS course code
Institution code
2 years
Start date
September 2014
Course type
Strode College

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • STRO1011 Computer Systems and Networking Fundamentals

      Learn the functionality of hardware and software components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance and safety issues. Assemble and configure computers, install software and operating systems, trouble shoot systems and build simple networks.

    • STRO1012 Data Analysis & Design

      In the world of E-Business we see the website or front end of an online business, but it's the hidden database that sits behind it that is the real power in this software combination. Databases are predominant and a good understanding of how they work is essential to an understanding of e-business.

    • STRO1002 E-Marketing

      The phenomenal growth of e-business since the mid nineties has meant that it¿s no longer enough to have a good website you still might be lost amongst the millions of sites in the vast expanse of cyberspace. Being found has become a complex and ever changing process in which search engines, directories, links and portals all play their part.

    • STRO1001 Introduction to E-Business

      The phenomenal growth of E-business has transformed the commercial world for both producers and consumers with new forms of business organisation. Student will examine the development of online businesses and devise a business plan for an online business.

    • STRO1008B Professional Practice

      This module is designed to enable students to demonstrate that they have all the qualities and transferable skills necessary for relevant employment requiring the exercise of responsibility and decision making, including the ability to relate their professional practice to underlying theory and principles.

    • STRO1013 Website Development & Production

      Website development and production is fundamental to any E-Business. The focus is on identification of need, design, build, upload, test, maintenance and review. Learners will develop skills in specific techniques that enable them to select when and where they are most appropriate, basing this decision on client and user needs.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • STRO2012 Advanced Web Programming

      One of the most important elements of an E-Business is the interaction between the website that gathers user data and the database where this is stored and updated. The focus is on creating and interacting with web enabled databases. There will also be a focus on the security issues surrounding this area.

    • STRO2014 Networking Infrastructure

    • STRO2013 Project Management

      Managing projects effectively is a key element in their success; this module prepares students for participation in project based activity in the field of E-Business. Students will identify and apply appropriate project management techniques to case studies and to their final major project.

    • STRO2015 Software Development Project

      To link and integrate the knowledge and skills acquired during the programme to produce a practical solution to a realistic problem. This will develop the ability to produce a suitable, realistic software solution to an agreed specification within a defined timescale.

    • STRO2017 Supply Chain Management for E Business

      A transactional database is a DBMS which allows write operations to be rolled back if they are not completed properly. The concept of a transaction is central to the success of database which is both online and commercial. Students will set up a transactional database.

    • STRO2016 Transactional Database Systems

      A transactional database is a DBMS which allows write operations to be rolled back if they are not completed properly. The concept of a transaction is central to the success of database which is both online and commercial. Students will set up a transactional database.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Fees & 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 to this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Further study & progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with Plymouth University.

*Your progression route application must be submitted by 15th January the year you wish to continue with your studies and is subject to availability.

Our partnership with Strode College

We know how important it is to land that first job after you graduate. We know you might want to learn in your local area. We know you may want to study a specialist degree – using unique facilities – that’s not available nationally. Which is why, through our Academic Partnerships, we collaborate with regional, national and international partners to create a hands-on learning experience that simply can’t be found on large university campuses. 

With 15 partner colleges and two partner institutions, the great work we’ve done with our partners won us the Queen’s Anniversary prize. And in 2005, we were awarded a £4.5 million grant to carry on the good work.

So, 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 us. And, as well as the facilities and services your college provides, we’ll give you all the additional support and resources you need. You’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

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

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Strode College
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BA16 0AB

Tel: +441458844400

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This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

Plymouth University open days

You are also very welcome to attend a Plymouth University open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Strode College

Want to be part of a modern and thriving campus? Located in Street, central Somerset, we’ve specifically developed our foundation degree courses with support and advice from a wide range of local employers.

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