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BSc ( Hons ) IT Course 2013. Course Overview. Who are we?. School of Computing and Technology Kevin Hapeshi – Head of School Paul O'Brien – Subject Group Leader David Johnston – Senior Tutor Andrew Tomlinson – Course Leader IT [email protected] Room LC115 C olleagues include:

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Bsc hons it course 2013

BSc (Hons) IT Course 2013

Course Overview


Who are we

Who are we?

  • School of Computing and Technology

  • Kevin Hapeshi – Head of School

  • Paul O'Brien – Subject Group Leader

  • David Johnston – Senior Tutor

  • Andrew Tomlinson – Course Leader IT

    • [email protected]

    • Room LC115

  • Colleagues include:

    • Mo Clutterbuck, Julie Paterson, Kevin Walter


School of computing undergraduate degree courses

School of Computing undergraduate degree courses

  • Information Technology

  • Business Information Technology

  • Computing

  • Forensic Computing

  • Information and Communications Technology (top up)

  • Interactive Games Design

  • Multimedia Web Design


What s good about it

What's good about IT!

  • Touches computing and business

  • Deal with technology, systems and people

  • Can do, can plan, can manage

  • IT matters


It goals we emphasise

IT goals we emphasise

  • Systems that are useful and satisfy the need

  • Systems that integrate and extend their reach

  • Systems that are robust, efficient, secure, cost effective, scalable

  • Rapid development (but no burn-out)

  • Strategy based on evidence and best practice

  • Network solutions that are secure, efficient and effective


What we enjoy

What we enjoy

  • IT systems

  • System development methods

  • Hands-on building

  • Databases and data architectures

  • Networks

  • Systems analysis

  • IT strategy


How we choose course content

How we choose course content

  • Industry research

    • Example: e-skills uk, Technology Insights 2012 report

  • Our consultancy work with companies

    • Knowledge Transfer Projects, Innovation Vouchers

  • Professional exams

    • Example: CISCO, Oracle

  • You

    • Research projects

    • Jobs after graduating

    • Placements


Teaching and learning

Teaching and learning

  • Facilitators of learning!

  • Variety of delivery patterns

    • E.g. 1 hrlecture followed by 2 hrpractical

    • You need to allocate private study time

    • Full-time degree ≡ full-time work (40 hours per week)

  • You will do 4 modules at level 4 (120 CAT points)

  • Afew additional tutorials, ART meetings etc.

  • Assignments

    • Your responsibility to keep copies

    • Your responsibility to hand in on time

    • Individual & Group work

  • Attendance – critical to success


Work placement

Work Placement

  • Highly recommended

  • Done between level 5and 6 (year II and III)

  • Preparation for placement in level 5

  • Paid

  • Many benefits

    • Adds to your appeal

    • Adds to purpose of your studies

    • Contacts

  • Our Placement Office are great!

  • Unsure? – don't worry!


Career opportunities

Career Opportunities

  • Analyst – Systems, Support, Business

  • Developer – Application, System, Web, Software, Database

  • Manager (People) – Project, Team,

  • Manager (Technology) – Information System, Database, IT, Network

  • Architect – System, Solutions, Data, Information

  • Support – IT, Application, Network, Service Desk

  • Data – Analyst, Modeller, Scientist

  • Almost anything!


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