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BSc(Hons)

Information Technology

Top-up

This course is open for applications.

About this course

Entry year:
2018/19
Course code:
G560
Applications:
UCAS
Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Computer Science and Creative Technologies
Campus:
Frenchay
Duration:
One year
Delivery:
Full-time
Programme leader:
Delia Fairburn
Key fact:
Turn your IT, ICT or Computing Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification into an honours degree on this one-year course.

Page last updated 29 September 2017

Introduction

Why study information technology?

Information technology (IT) is integral to our lives. It supports scientific breakthroughs, makes organisations more effective and whole sectors of our economy depend on it.

All this requires professionals with a solid understanding of technology and the environment organisations operate in. With IT employment forecast to grow at almost twice the UK average through to 2020, skilled IT graduates will be highly sought after.

Why UWE Bristol?

BSc(Hons) Information Technology enables you to top up your IT, ICT or Computing Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification, to turn it into an honours degree.

Develop vital professional skills in programming, security, the web, forensics and business.

Apply what you learn to a computing project or information systems dissertation. Gain an inside track on the industry through presentations from visiting professionals.

Build vital professional and personal skills and graduate ready to succeed in your career.

Where can it take me?

Choose from a broad range of IT career, including systems analysis, database analysis, programming, software engineering, network administration, web administration and e-commerce.

If you choose a business-based course of study, you'll have career options in business-oriented roles such as management consultancy and training.

Watch: The learning and teaching experience

Structure

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

One optional module or pair of modules from:

  • Computing Project
  • Information Technology Project PLUS Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing and Digital Media
  • Information Systems Dissertation PLUS Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing and Digital Media

The number of other modules you take will depend on how many credits you need.

Other modules include:

  • Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing and Digital Media
  • Security Management in Practice
  • Information Systems Development
  • Advanced Topics in Web Development 2
  • Usability and Interaction Design
  • Mobile Networks
  • Mobile Applications
  • Cryptography
  • Forensic Computing Practice
  • Business Innovation and Growth
  • Organisational Leadership
  • Strategic Management (Business, International and Management).

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

Most of the taught material is presented over two semesters. Some modules are shorter and are taught over one semester.

You may find yourself studying more in one semester than the other, depending on which modules you've chosen. You'll be taught alongside final year students from other degree courses for many of your modules.

Learn through a mix of formal lectures, small group tutorials and practical sessions in laboratories.

Prepare for classes by undertaking specified reading and practical work. Work collaboratively with fellow students in project groups.

Attend regular presentations from visiting professionals and find out about challenges and opportunities in the industry.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Assessment

Modules are usually assessed with a combination of exams and coursework. The coursework can vary from practical programming to written reports.

Individual projects are usually assessed through the project report and an oral examination.

See our full glossary of assessment terms.

Features

Study facilities

Our industry standard facilities will help you develop practical skills and bring ideas to life.

Access over 500 workstations in UWE Bristol's 24-hour computing laboratories. Create and test software in Windows, Linux and Unix operating systems on our dedicated servers.

Collaborate with classmates and develop strategies and presentations in our well-equipped studios, designed to reflect a real-world development environment.

A mix of traditional and creative learning environments will enable you to learn essential knowledge and real-world skills, standing you in good stead for your professional career.

Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.

Careers

Careers / Further study

Choose from a broad range of IT career, including systems analysis, database analysis, programming, software engineering, network administration, web administration and e-commerce.

If you choose a business-based course of study, you'll have career options in business-oriented roles such as management consultancy and training.

Get inspired

Our award-winning careers service will develop your employment potential through career coaching and find you graduate jobs, placements and global opportunities.

We can also help find local volunteering and community opportunities, provide support for entrepreneurial activity and get you access to employer events.

Visit our employability pages to learn more about careers, employers and what our students are doing six months after graduating.

Fees

Full time top-up course

FeesAmount (£)
Home/EU-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee9250
Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)1156
International-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee12750
International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)1594
Offshore-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee9250
Offshore-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1156

Indicative Additional Costs

FeesAmount (£)
Additional Course Costs - Full Time - Home/EU - Indicative Maximum Cost Per year150

Supplementary fee information

Additional costs are for items you could need during your studies that aren't covered by the standard tuition fee. These could be materials, textbooks, travel, clothing, software or printing.

Learn more about costs

Entry

Typical offers

  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • Specific subjects: FdSc or HND in Computer Studies, Information Systems, Information Technology, Internet Technology or equivalent. You need an average of two-thirds merits in your final year.

Entry requirements

Normally, you should hold an HND or Foundation Degree in Computer Studies, Information Systems or Information Technology (or similar), with an average of two thirds merits in the final year.

How to apply

Read more about undergraduate applications.

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