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University of Huddersfield

Information Technology

UCAS Code: C206

Bachelor of Science in Engineering - BSc (Eng)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

in a subject that is relevant to the course.

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Information technology

**Gain a qualification in Information Technology (IT) and you could work with computer-based technology, integrating communications with computer networks to benefit organisations in the public or private sector.**

We aim to give you the knowledge and skills to help organisations identify their IT needs and then design, produce and operate computer-based information systems. During your studies we’ll give you the opportunity to gain a thorough grounding in the principles of IT, including:

- Developing HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript

- Developing database-enabled applications, including Visual Studio, ASP.NET and SQL Server

- Exploring contemporary theory in modelling and interface design

The focus is on giving you the skills to perform in a graduate level information systems position, and prepare you for a career in this dynamic area of computing. We want to give you lots of opportunities to put what you’ve learnt into practice, and we work closely with industry. You could also spend a year on placement, which could really help you develop your experience and your contacts.

British Computer Society (BCS) accreditation is awarded to courses that provide a foundation in computing. This course is partly accredited by the BCS, which means you will have fulfilled some of the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional, Chartered Incorporated Engineer or Registered IT Technician.

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Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Introduction to Data Analysis
Project 1
Hardware and Networks
Introduction to Web Programming
Requirements Engineering
Introduction to Databases

Year 2
Core modules:
Management within an I.T. Environment
Applied Data Science
Team Project
Year Two Project
Web Development
User Experience Design

Year 3 – optional placement year

Final year
Core modules:
Systems Strategy
Information Architecture
Individual Project

Option modules:
Choose two from a list which may include-
Modern Database Applications
Advanced Web Programming
Digital And Social Media Marketing
Advanced Front-End Web Development

Assessment methods

Assessment of your progress is made through assignments, exams and individual project work, with a strong focus on practical work. Many of the coursework assessments are based on real-world case studies designed by staff who use their experience to design meaningful tasks that both test knowledge and abilities and help develop the sort of skills currently in demand.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Computing and Engineering

TEF rating:

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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.

65%
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

50%
Staff make the subject interesting
55%
Staff are good at explaining things
60%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
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

75%
Library resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
B

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Computing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

51%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Design occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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