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BSc Information Technology

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English and Maths at C/4 or above

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112-128

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Information technology

**Why study information technology with us**
Learning about computer-based systems can open a lot of different career doors. Our information technology course combines theoretical knowledge with practical experiments to prepare you for the world of work. You’ll have access to a wide range of advanced equipment and software. Our interworking labs come equipped with telecommunication equipment, high-end simulation software, and much more. We even have remote access for the features you will need.

A degree in information technology is a great step to a career in the IT field. You can look forward to securing a key role in the IT support sector, IT project development and anywhere else that database and multimedia skills are needed. Past graduates from this course have gained employment with KPMG, IBM, TalkTalk and other prestigious companies.

Middlesex University is ranked 176-200 in the world for computer science (THE World University Ranking, 2019).

**How you’ll apply your new skills**
You’ll learn to apply your theoretical knowledge with practical experiments in our modern labs or using remote access, component kits and a wide range of software. Teaching is made up of different styles like lab and group work alongside individual projects, which include designing websites and IT systems.

Our course gives you the option to extend your studies by a year to spend the third year doing a paid work placement in an IT-based industry. You’ll enhance your career prospects and practice your knowledge before the final year, possibly leading to a better grade. We’ll help you secure your placement and even cover your tuition fees for the year.

There’ll be lots of career events throughout your time studying so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet and talk with potential employers before you graduate.

**Course highlights**
- You’ll combine theoretical knowledge of computer-based systems with practical experiments in modern labs, with access to advanced equipment, component kits and software

- You’ll develop skills through different learning styles like lab and group work, along with individual projects including web design and IT systems

- You’ll have the option to extend study in third year with paid placements in the IT industry to apply knowledge and enhance career prospects

Modules

Year 1:
Emerging Technologies in Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
Information Systems Foundations (30 credits) - Compulsory
Information in Organisations (30 credits) - Compulsory
Introduction to Programming (30 credits) - Compulsory
Year 2:
IS Analysis and Design (30 credits) - Compulsory
IT Infrastructure (30 credits) - Compulsory
Web Development (30 credits) - Compulsory
Web Services (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Year 3:
IT Project (30 credits) - Compulsory
Artificial Intelligence (30 credits) - Optional
Digital Multimedia Engineering (30 credits) - Optional
Human Factors in Design (30 credits) - Optional
Human Factors in IT (30 credits) - Optional
Innovation and Technology Management (30 credits) - Optional
Open Source Software (30 credits) - Optional
Social, Professional and Ethical Issues in Information Systems (30 credits) - Optional
Strategic Management and IS (30 credits) - Optional
Image Processing with MATLAB (30 credits) - Optional
Introduction to Ubiquitous Computing (30 Credits) - Optional

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,700
per year
International
£14,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Computer Science and Information Technology

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

67%
med
Information technology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Information technology

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
67%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
67%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
79%
Male students
21%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
23%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
C
D

After graduation


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£21,000
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Average annual salary
81%
low
Employed or in further education
62%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Managers and proprietors in other services

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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£30k

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