Course Detail

Bachelor of Computing and Information Technology Incl Professional Experience


Undergraduate

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.

IntroductionThis 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:

Programming
Computer Architecture (including Computer Networks)
Database Systems
Human-Computer Interaction
IT Infrastructure Specification and Design
IT System Administration
Professionalism
Web-Based Development

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
Databases
• Introductory Software Engineering
• Rigorous Problem-solving
Year 2• Human-Computer Interaction
• Information Management Systems
• Web-based Programming
• System Administration and Maintenance
• Software Engineering
Year 3Year 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



Course Information

  • IELTS: 6/5.5

  • Scholarship: Yes

  • Tuition Fee: £20,800 Per Year

Admission Requirements

A level requirements
BBB including Mathematics, Computing or Software Systems Development + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4
OR
ABB including Biology, Chemistry, Digital Technology, ICT (including Single Award Applied ICT), Physics, Technology and Design or Double Award Applied ICT + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4
OR
AAB + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4
Irish leaving certificate requirements
H3H3H3H3H4H4/H3H3H3H3H3 including Higher Level grade H3 in Mathematics
OR
H3H3H3H3H3H3/H2H3H3H3H3 including Higher Level grade H3 in any computing or scientific subject + Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics
OR
H2H3H3H3H3H3 + Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics
Access Course
Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 65% in a computing or mathematical Access Course + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4 or equivalent in Access Course
OR
Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 70% in a scientific Access Course + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4 or equivalent in Access Course
OR
Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 75% in any Access Course. GCSE Mathematics grade C/4 or equivalent in Access Course.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
32 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level to include Higher Level Mathematics.
OR
33 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level to include Higher Level Chemistry or Physics.
OR
34 points overall including 6,6,5 at Higher Level.

If not offered at Higher Level/GCSE then Standard Level grade 4 in English and Standard Level grade 5 in Mathematics would be accepted.
BTEC Level 3 Extended/National Extended Diploma
A relevant computing QCF Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits), with 100 credits at Distinction grade and 80 credits at Merit grade+ GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.
A relevant computing RQF Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 Guided Learning Hours (GLH)), with at least 540 GLH at Distinction grade (minimum 240 GLH to be externally assessed) and 540 GLH at Merit grade + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.
OR
A relevant engineering or scientific QCF Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits), with 120 credits at Distinction grade and 60 credits at Merit grade + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.
A relevant engineering or scientific RQF Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 Guided Learning Hours (GLH)), with at least 660 GLH at Distinction grade (minimum 240 GLH to be externally assessed) and 420 GLH at Merit grade + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.
OR
A non-relevant QCF Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits), with 140 credits at Distinction grade and 40 credits at Merit grade+ GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.
A non-relevant RQF Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 Guided Learning Hours (GLH)), with at least 780 GLH at Distinction grade (minimum 240 GLH to be externally assessed) and 300 GLH at Merit grade + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.
BTEC Higher National Diploma
Those with good grades in a relevant Higher National Diploma/Foundation Degree will be considered individually on their merits for entry to Stage 2 + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.
Graduate
A minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree, provided that subject specific requirements are met
All applicants
Computer Science, Computing Information Technology and Software Engineering share a common core of modules in the first year, so students may therefore transfer between these degrees at the end of first year, subject to meeting the normal progression requirements.