The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Information Technology BSc (Hons)
This is a full-time single honours programme within the Information Technology subject area.
- Subject area: Information Technology
- Award: BSc (Hons)
- Code: G503:K
- Location: Medway
- Honours: Single
- Mode of study: Full-time
- Duration: 3 years
- Start: 2013
- Year in industry: No
- Year abroad: No
- Institution(s): University of Kent
The Information Technology (IT) degrees give you the skills you need for the practical application of computing to areas typically found in industry. These include e-commerce, information systems, and computer consultancy. The Business Information Technology degree incorporates much of the IT course, but also includes business oriented modules.
Our IT course can be studied as the Information Technology general degree, where a subject focus is decided during the course of the study, or as the themed degree, Information Technology (Consultancy), where the specific focus is decided at the time of enrolment and named in the degree title.
Over half our students choose to do a Year in Industry. This gives you work experience, a salary and the possibility of a job with the same company after graduation. The Kent IT Clinic option offers the opportunity to learn how to become an IT Consultant by providing computing support to local businesses while earning credit towards your degree.
The School of Computing is an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence for programming education, with 95% of our research judged to be of international quality. The School is also home to two National Teaching Fellows, authors of widely used textbooks and award-winning Java teaching systems such as BlueJ and Greenfoot.
You take eight 15-credit core modules which are likely to cover the following topics: computing concepts, computer systems, information systems, programming, and business/marketing, depending on your chosen subject.
You take eight 15-credit core modules which are likely to cover the following topics: databases, networking, information systems, consultancy, software engineering, finance and management.
Stage 3Core module
- Computing Project or Consultancy
Modules chosen from a range, covering consultancy, enterprise, security, computing law, operations management, business law and strategy, etc.
Teaching and assessment
Most modules run for a single 12-week term, and usually include a combination of lectures, seminars, private study and practical sessions.
Teaching is based on lectures, with practical classes and seminars, but we are also introducing more innovative ways of teaching, such as virtual learning environments and work-based tuition. Work includes group projects, case studies and computer simulations, with a large-scale project of your own choice in the final year. Assessment is by a combination of coursework and end-of-year examination and details are shown in the module outlines on the web. Project modules are assessed wholly by coursework.
Graduates who have both IT knowledge and business skills can expect excellent career prospects. Our recent graduates now work at Accenture, Barclays Capital, BT, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Intel, KCC, Kent Police, Lilly, Microsoft, Oracle, Thomson Reuters, T-Mobile and Thales.
For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability
This programme has Initial Full BCS CITP accreditation.
Passing the computer science pathway of the Kent IFP guarantees you entry onto the first year of these degree programmes.
ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points overall or 16 points at Higher Level.
BTEC National Diploma Distinction, Distinction, Merit.
GCSE Mathematics grade C or IB Diploma Mathematics 4 at HL or 5 at SL.
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Key Information Sets
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