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Information Technologies BSc (Hons)

Ulster University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Magee, Londonderry

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Overview

This course provides a broad-based education in Information Technologies and produces graduates able to apply best practice in the use of IT systems.

Summary

This course is offered at the Magee campus by the Faculty of Computing and Engineering. If you wish to develop your knowledge of Information Technologies (IT) to an advanced level, this is the course for you. This course will enable you to learn about the underlying principles of information technologies and to acquire skills for the development and maintenance of computer-based systems in modern organisations.

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The Information Technologies course aims to deliver graduates who can apply best practice in the application of computing and information systems principles in organisations. There are three broad streams of study within the course: Programming Principles; Networks/Systems' Security; and Web/Database Systems Development.

​During the first half of the course, you will advance your programming skills and develop the capabilities necessary to design, build, operate and maintain complex computer and information technology systems.

During the second half of the course, you will get exposed to more advanced topics that will consolidate your knowledge and understanding of the different roles that you can undertake in industry. You will also have the opportunity to gain practical experience in the planning, development and implementation of an IT System through your Final Year Project and this can be used to showcase your skillset to future employers.

Members of the teaching team are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy and Members of the industry professional body - the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. Through their research, knowledge transfer and placement activities, teaching staff are also actively engaged with the local software and IT industry, and many modules on the course are directly informed by staff research activities.

Job roles

With this degree you could become:

  • Database Administrator
  • IT Support Specialist
  • PHP Programmer
  • Systems Security Specialist
  • Web Developer

Career options

Graduates with computing skills have many career opportunities available to them, for example in developing new software, in project management, in systems analysis, in planning and technical management, or in information and database management environments.

Opportunities for postgraduate study in computing or a related area are broad.

Professional recognition

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 15,360per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BBC

All subject areas considered.Desirable Subject Offer CCCFor those applicants offering desirable subjects at A level (Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry/Software Systems Development/Computing (not IT/ICT)) TWO grade reduction will be applied at the time of offer. Applicants offering qualifications as an alternative to A-levels will receive the equivalent reduction when those qualifications include a significant proportion of mathematics, software development and/or physical science.

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University information

Ulster University

  • University League Table

    44th

  • Campus address

    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Ulster delivers a world-class UK university experience with the added benefit of being one of the UK's most affordable locations.
An international student experience team delivers a bespoke orientation programme and offers pastoral support to international students during their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 113 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    127 57%

    59th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88.0 88%

    41st

    36
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    53rd

    29

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