The future is technology
Interested in computer-based systems? This course will give you the skills and understanding you need to apply for jobs where you analyze, design and implement them. If you choose to do the full BSc (Hons), you’ll have the chance to spend a year in industry, honing your transferable skills. It’s an invaluable opportunity to apply the knowledge you acquire in the lab and lecture halls to the development of real-world systems.
We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2019.
Why study Information Technology at LSBU?
- We’re professionally recognised for full exemption from British Computer Society examinations.
- Choose specialist modules to suit career aspirations.
- Specialist labs and industry-standard software mean you get the practical digital skills that employers value.
- Work experience: You'll have the option to undertake a work placement in your third year.
- Top 10 in UK for career prospects in Computer Science and Information Systems (Guardian 2019).
Key course information - ordered by mode
After a solid grounding in the fundamental principles, we start to specialize – and you’re in control. By the second year, you have a choice of modules, allowing you to pursue your own particular interests. Your third-year placement gives you the chance to further hone your skills by developing real-world systems in professional environments.
Methods of assessment for course overall: 76% coursework
- Business & Professional Issues
- Mathematical Analysis for Informatics
- Media, Computers and Networks
- Socio-Technical Analysis of Requirements
- Software Development 1
- Software Development 2
- Database Systems
- Research & Professional Practice
- User-Centred Design
- System Design Techniques
Plus three optional modules from:
- Developing Web Applications
- IT Infrastructure and Management
- Introduction to Data Science
- Management Concepts & Evaluation Techniques
- Systematic Software Development
- Managing Technological Innovation
- Honours Informatics Project
- IS Project Management
Plus three optional modules from:
- Distributed Computer Systems
- IT Systems Administration
- Digital Content Management
- Principles of Data Mining
- Social & Collaborative Computing
- Web Services, Security & Management
- Strategic IT Management
- Information Management and Decision Support Systems
- Engineering Software
- Network Configuration and Management
- Data Analytics Systems Design and Development
IT touches every sector, so your career opportunities are unlimited. Our graduates have excellent career prospects in IT roles spanning project management, IT management, IT systems/business analyst and information systems management.
And there are plentiful career opportunities in technical fields such as computer operations, computer systems sales and service, programming, systems analysis, software engineering and technical authorship.
Skills for work
We’re hands on. We take an applied approach. As well as great practical IT skills you’ll develop professional IT skills, such as: identifying the right analytical tool to meet an IT requirement and how to present IT solutions to various stakeholders. These are the skills that will get you noticed!
We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:
- An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
- Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
Teaching and learning
As an undergraduate or MEng Engineering student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU. The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.
Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.
Your tutor should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.
You will have appointments with your personal tutor at least twice a semester throughout your course. You can contact your tutor for additional support by email or in person.
- A Level BCC or;
- BTEC National Diploma DMM or;
- Access to HE qualifications with 9 Distinctions and 36 Merits including 3 Merits in Maths and 12 Merits in ICT or;
- Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 112 UCAS points
- Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.
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