• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

The Information Technology (Hons) BSc offered by University of Derby will appeal to highly motivated students who have a strong interest in designing IT products and services that solve real problems and are used by real people to do real work.

The course covers two key themes:

  • Data Analysis, Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • UX (User Experience) and User Centred Design

These themes are supported and enhanced as you study a range of closely related computing and business topics.

The course captures how our modern global society and the developing world are increasingly reliant on IT products and services. Mass-market consumer products, such as smart and mobile devices, are harnessing the almost seamless integration of small, portable, easy-to-use IoT devices with access to the World Wide Web and wireless communication technology. This ensures access to vast quantities of information almost anywhere – and the ‘Big Data’ generated by the use of such products can be exploited to help make sound business decisions and to contribute to wider public benefit. 

The first year of the BSc (Hons) Information Technology is very much about learning the key tools, techniques and methods as a foundation for your studies in later years. You will be introduced to data analysis tools such as SAS as well as to the principles of User Centred Systems Design, designing for the mobile web and using UX design tools such as Balsamiq and Axur. In addition, you will learn the fundamentals of computer science and gain a sound understanding of the building blocks of modern IT products and services such as HTML, CSS and programming principles. 

A key aim of the second year is to equip you with skills and expertise valued by employers so that you are well prepared if you choose to undertake an optional placement year. Building on what you have learned in the first year, you will gain more advanced business intelligence and database skills using SAS and UX Design which you will then hone on more substantial IT projects. 

A particularly important module here is the IT Team Project, where you will be working in design and development teams to deliver an IT product or service that addresses a real problem for a real client. Typically, these clients are local charities who need your IT skills to help them tackle a key business challenge. 

Careers

As a BSc (Hons) Information Technology graduate, you will find career opportunities in virtually any area of computing and information technology, particularly data analysis, business intelligence or web and mobile design. You could progress to become a data analyst, an IT trainer, a reporting specialist, a project manager or even advance to IT director roles.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The IT Design Studio
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Introduction to Data Analysis
  • Understanding People in Organisations
  • Programming Principles
  • Client Side Web Development.
  • IT Team Project
  • IT Product Design
  • Databases
  • IT Services Management
  • Data Management and Business Intelligence.
  • Independent Studies 
  • Emerging IT Product Developments
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Sustainable Information and Corporate Governance
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Information Security and Assurance

                                English Language Requirements

                                You need the following IELTS score:

                                • Minimum required score:

                                  6

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                                Academic Requirements

                                Typical entry requirements:
                                • UCAS points - 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels).
                                • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
                                Alternative entry qualifications:
                                • BTEC - DMM
                                • Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

                                          Tuition Fee

                                          • International Applies to you

                                            13250 GBP/year
                                            Tuition Fee
                                            Based on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                          • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                            9250 GBP/year
                                            Tuition Fee
                                            Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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                                          Living costs for Derby

                                          • 540 - 860 GBP/month
                                            Living Costs

                                          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                                          Funding

                                          • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
                                          • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
                                          • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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