Information Technology BSc (Hons)
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University of Derby Kedleston Road Derby DE22 1GB
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Duration and mode of study: Full time: four years including a placement year. Fees: This is a resource intensive course, so it costs £8,600. Start date: You can start this course in September.
Throughout my studies there has been a lot of information and guidance relating to the ultimate goal of attaining a career. The workshops, CV guidance and mock interviews have been really useful. Alex Nazaruk
Teaching and learning Throughout the course you will gain the knowledge and develop the skills that the industry are looking for. You will study in our state-of-the-art facilities, including our dedicated computing labs. You will also spend a year in industry on placement, working alongside industry professionals, enhancing your career prospects and giving you a distinct advantage in the job market. What you will cover Throughout the course you will develop a sound knowledge and expertise in the design of IT products and management of IT provision starting with small projects in your first year and moving to more substantial projects as you progress. You will also expand your understanding of business.
Computer Architecture, Networks and Security
Understanding People in Organisations
Client Side Web Development
About the course In your first year you will explore different areas of IT and business to give you a solid foundation in the subject before you go on to develop expertise in information technology.
Information Technology in Context
IT Service Management
IT Product Design
Multi-User Database Systems
IT Team Project
Entry requirements: You will usually need 240 UCAS points from accepted qualifications (see www.derby.ac.uk/entryreqs for a full list).
The IT Design Studio
Data Management and Business Intelligence
UCAS code: G502
This course has been designed and developed with industry to ensure you develop valuable and much sought after skills in the design, development and management of IT products and services.
Where you will study: Derby Campus, Kedleston Road
Why choose this course?
Emerging IT Product Development
Sustainable Information and Corporate Governance
Small Business Start-up
Options Stage Two Digital and Social Media Business Simulation Innovation and Knowledge Transfer Stage Three Information Security and Assurance Enterprise Systems Additional information This course is taught by experienced information technology specialists and ex-industry professionals who continue to maintain active links to the industry. We work closely with the
SAS Academic Alliance and teach with their software on this programme. You will also study a common year which is shared amongst all our technical degrees to ensure students possess the foundational knowledge needed to complete their studies. Your career As an information technology graduate you will find career opportunities in virtually any area of computing and information technology. You could become a systems architect, IT director, help-desk supervisor, systems engineer, or a network technician. Alternatively you could start your own business developing and managing your own IT products and services.