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De Montfort University

Information and Communication Technology

UCAS Code: HG64

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

Entry requirements


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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104

from at least 2 A-Levels Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language and Mathematics or equivalent.

94%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Business information technology

Information and Communication Technology at De Montfort University has a focus on understanding organisational, technical and business problems and searching for appropriate solutions in a global information and communication technology (ICT) environment. The course will allow you to develop a broad range of technical and managerial skills, allowing you to understand a client’s needs for information, systems and services. You will gain the ability to analyse an organisation's need for services and technology requirements, to assembling the hardware and software, and managing people resources to meet these needs. You will learn how to technically design information systems, create tailored web front-ends for systems and the linking of systems and resources together to create coherent ICT solutions and services giving you a diverse skill set. 100% of our Information and Communication Technology graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report.

Modules

First year
Core modules:
• Introduction to ICT
• Information Systems Development Visual Web Development (C#)
• Mathematics and Business Management
• Devices and Networks
Second year
Core modules:
• Management of ICT
• ITIL IT Service Management Systems Thinking
• Project Management and Development
• Database Design
• Introduction to Research and Ethics

Third year
Core modules:
• Computing Project
• Computing Ethics
• Information Systems Strategy and Services
Optional modules:
• Systems Building: Methods and Management
• Advanced Database Management
• Data Mining
• Project Management PRINCE2
• Research Methods

Assessment methods

You will be taught by experts who are experienced in the areas of ICT professionalism, services and software practice. Teaching takes place through sessions in state-of-the-art computing laboratories, tutorials, lectures and self-directed study.
In the first year, you will develop your skills and understanding of information system design, business IT and the creative employment of visual web and internet technologies. You will also develop business information presentations and gain an understanding of the social and technical components of ICT.

The second year focuses in more detail on business ICT and methods of rapidly developing information systems. You will also explore the management of ICT in organisations.
The final year develops your analytical, reporting and presentation skills with a practical project that tackles a business problem of ICT delivery, implementation or support.
You will normally attend around 12-16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 24 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Computing, Engineering and Media

TEF rating:

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What students say


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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

After graduation


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What are graduates doing after six months?

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£21,360
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

52%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
11%
Information technology technicians
5%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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