Information Systems Technology BSc (Hons)

Session 2013/14: No intake

1. Overview

This course has been designed to meet the requirements of applicants who already possess a relevant HND in Computing by providing a two-year top-up programme leading to an Honours degree.

Information Systems Technology focuses on processing and moving information, enabling the right people to access the right information at the right time.

The computer industry has expanded enormously over the past decade; it is now difficult to avoid coming into contact with information systems in our daily lives.

One of the central challenges being faced by businesses is the integration and merging of increasingly sophisticated information systems, enabling the sharing of information and making it accessible.

The primary focus of this degree is the analysis, design and/or selection of software that implements business solutions. This is a complementary course to the BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems course, with a subject content that covers both computing and business topics, placing a stronger emphasis on technical and software development aspects.

2. What you will study

Stage 3

  • Systems Development
  • Professional Development in Computing
  • Introduction to Database Systems*
  • Multimedia Component Design
  • User Centred Design**
  • Elective 1
  • Project Management in a Computing Environment
  • Internet Based Programming
  • Database Systems

* Direct Entrant Students Only
* Continuing Students Only

Stage 4

  • Integrative Honours Project Part 1
  • Web Application Development
  • Business Intelligence
  • Elective 1
  • Information Strategy Planning
  • Integrative Honours Project Part 2
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Elective 2

3. Entry requirements

This course does not have a year 1 or 2 as the requirements are an HND Computing: Software Development, HND Computing: Technical Support, HND Information Technology, or a similar IT diploma award.

* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

4. Placements and accreditations

An optional 16-week paid placement during the summer between years 3 and 4 provides an opportunity to experience working life. It is proven that by gaining supervised work experience, you will have a definite advantage in the job market when it comes to applying for graduate positions.

5. Student Funding

If you are a Scottish resident or EU national you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:

Scholarships

6. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2014/2015

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £12,000 per academic year

For Academic Year 2013/2014

Scottish/EU Students

Full-time

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

Full-time

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £11.500 per academic year

For Academic Year 2012/2013

Scottish/EU Students

Full-time

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

Full-time

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,950 per academic year

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,700 per academic year

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

7. How to apply

All applicants must apply online at www.ucas.com/apply.

Once you register and create your username and password you are guided through the process of applying. After submission, log in to your UCAS Track account and you can see the progress of your application, view your offers and respond to them.

8. Prospects

You will be well placed to follow a variety of career pathways, for example: systems analysis and the development of IT applications for business. As a systems analyst, you would be responsible for designing practical IT business solutions that meet designated business requirements and achieve productivity and efficiency gains.

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BSc (Hons)
UCAS Code
G502
Course length
2 years
Mode of Attendance
Full-time
Academic school
School of Computing Science and Digital Media
Teaching locations
City centre
More information:
Undergraduate Admissions (01224) 262728

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