BSc (Hons) IT Systems and Applications

IT Systems and ApplicationsCourse ModulesWhat our Graduates doEntry Requirements

The BSc (Hons) IT Systems and Applications course programme is for individuals who may be preparing for a new career in information technology or already working in IT and wanting to upgrade their skills and knowledge.  The aim of this programme is to train graduates to keep up with technological advances and maintain a high standard of professional practice, while taking into account business needs and imperatives.

This industry-led course will develop visual event-driven programming skills and equip students with the knowledge and skills required to design and implement database-driven, web-based systems.

The BSc (Hons) IT Systems and Applications will provide a broad basis of knowledge and skills in IT, enabling students to develop software and design and maintain computer systems. There will be significant coverage of areas which are increasingly in demand such as cloud computing and virtualisation, and students will be equipped with knowledge and skills relevant to developing and supporting software on multiple platforms as well as providing support for ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) approaches. Security, legal and ethical issues will be covered from multiple angles in each year of the programme. Industry qualifications such as Microsoft Server qualifications and ITIL will run alongside the modules where appropriate as a method of ensuring industry relevance and to provide added value to the course.

The combination of modules is constantly being updated in order to ensure our programme keeps pace with changes in this fast-moving industry.

All students complete a work placement with a local employer to get valuable experience and an insight into industry needs.

An emphasis on current industry best practice processes and standards will help to ensure that graduates are ready for the workplace. Graduates will therefore be equipped with the knowledge and skills to allow them to take up entry level posts for jobs such as IT Support Officer, System Administrator, Network Engineer or Service Desk Engineer. Previous graduates have been employed by Keystone Asset Management Solutions, TranquilIT, Eastern Data Group and the NHS.

Normally 80 UCAS points* plus 4 GCSEs at grade C minimum, to include maths and English or at least one A Level or Level 3 qualification i.e. Diploma, NVQ at Advanced Level or an Access to Higher Education qualification.

For mature applicants (over 21) with non-standard academic qualifications, Admission Tutors will carry out an interview and consider the applicant’s ability to succeed on the course, taking into account their past experience in relevant areas.
*2017-18 UCAS Tariff

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  • Higher Education (Degree Level)
  • Colchester
UCAS Code 4J69

3 years (Full-time)

6 years (Part-time)

Course Code: ZE1BSITP01
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Start Date September 2017
Course Validated By
  • University of Essex
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(Part-time) 1 day a week 1pm – 9pm


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