Bachelor of Computing and Information Technology Incl Professional Experience
Technology advances at a rapid pace and businesses must adapt if they are to compete in an ever expanding global economy. A degree in Computer and Information Technology gives you a grounding in a broad range of information technology subjects as well as the skills to manage and administrate complex digital infrastructure.
The course develops applied computing, interpersonal, communication and IT skills and readies graduates to develop, select, deliver, manage and maintain cutting-edge IT infrastructures and advanced IT systems. It is ideal for students who are interested in IT and are keen to learn programming, web development, database design and human-computer interaction, it also requires team working skills and nuanced interpersonal interaction.
This is further enhanced by a placement year, where you will put into practice the skills you have acquired. In fact, employer experience is embedded into every aspect of Computer and Information Technology at Queen’s. This allows students to engage and learn from prospective employers from day one, vastly improving our graduate employability rates.
|Introduction||This degree aims to teach the necessary skills, tools and techniques to enable our graduates to embark on careers as IT professionals in a wide variety of roles, and involves extensive practical work with a significant portion completed in team-orientated projects.|
There is an emphasis on user experience and information security throughout the degree, which contains the following themes which may change due to the nature of the IT Industry and keeping up with industrial trends:
Computer Architecture (including Computer Networks)
IT Infrastructure Specification and Design
IT System Administration
The modules build progressively on each of these themes throughout the first two years. Students then undertake a full year's paid placement, which is an opportunity both to practise the principles learned to date and to gain practical experience as an IT professional. Students then take their final year modules, including a major project, which pull together many of the individual themes of the degree.
|Year 1||• Programming|
• Computer Architecture, Networks and
• Introductory Software Engineering
• Rigorous Problem-solving
|Year 2||• Human-Computer Interaction|
• Information Management Systems
• Web-based Programming
• System Administration and Maintenance
• Software Engineering
|Year 3||Year of Professional Experience|
|Year 4||• IT Enterprise Project|
• Agile and Lean Software Development
• Data Analysis and Visualisation
• Information Systems Security
• Software Testing
• Software Design Principles and Patterns
Tuition Fee: £20,800 Per Year