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University of Bedfordshire

Information Technology with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: I30F

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

Entry requirements


A level

C-D

Successfully completed Access Diploma course

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

PPP

UCAS Tariff

32-48

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Information technology

The BSc (Hons) Information Technology course offers in-depth technical training and professional training (eg CompTia, Security+ and CCNA) required to practice as an information technologist. By closely collaborating with local partners and companies, you will explore real world solutions to real world problems around information technology research and development.

Year 1 will give you the skills to study specialist technology topics later in the course. These include Introduction to Software. You will explore the principles of hardware and how computers are built. How computers work with databases and you’ll get an introduction into Structured Query Language (noSQL).

You will also learn about software applications and hardware installation, configuration and maintenance. This will include software such as Microsoft, Oracle and Java.

In year two you will be focusing on how software is designed and developed to work on different devices. You will also be considering how software and hardware can work together, how to develop systems secure by design and the approaches that can be used to test software.

Your final year will include independent learning through project work. During this time you will strengthen your project management skills. You will focus on research methods and emerging technologies.

Modules

Computer Systems Structure (CIS017-1) Compulsory
Fundamentals Of Computer Studies (CIS018-1) Compulsory
Introduction To Software Development (CIS020-1) Compulsory
Principles Of Programming (CIS016-1) Compulsory
Human Computer Interaction (Hci) (CIS112-2) Compulsory
Information Technologies Industries Project (CIS113-2) Compulsory
Systems Development And Modern Database Practices (CIS020-2) Compulsory
Web Technologies And Platforms (CIS051-2) Compulsory
Advanced Information Technology (CIS041-3) Compulsory
Research Methodologies And Emerging Technologies (CIS013-3) Compulsory
Social And Professional Project Management (CIS015-3) Compulsory
Undergraduate Project (CIS017-3) Compulsory

Assessment methods

You are assessed in a variety of ways. The majority of units are assessed through coursework, group and individual projects, portfolios, essays, presentations or exams. You will also produce software arte-facts in the area of your specialism. Constant feedback and advice from a supervisory or unit team will be provided to support you in your work.

At level 4 you are assessed on your understanding of the fundamental concepts of Computer Science and its application. You are required to comprehend the basic range of intellectual concepts which form the foundations of the subject and application area, and will be assessed on your ability to articulate such concepts in a coherent manner, in a variety of written assessments/written briefs. For example, there will be time constraint programming assignments as well as multiple choice tests.

At level 5 you are assessed on your ability to apply the basic concepts of the disciplines introduced in level 4 to existing controversies and issues on which there is already a body of research and critical opinion. You also should be able to demonstrate the inter-relationships between critical theory and practice. For example, the units `Human Computer Interaction and `Web Technologies will further your understanding of key aspects of IT systems.

At level 6 you will be required to demonstrate independent thinking and initiative. This may be in the form of analysing and criticising current approaches and theory within Information Technology in general and software use and development in particular. In all cases, you will be expected to show an awareness of the major theories and practices of the discipline. You will progress from well-defined briefs to more open-ended and challenging assessments, which culminate in the honours project where you will be given freedom to choose your area of work within the constraints of the subject discipline.

Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

Luton Campus

Department:

School of Computer Science and Technology

TEF rating:

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

63%
UK students
37%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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D
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After graduation


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£23,000
med
Average annual salary
79%
low
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
21%
Information technology technicians
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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