Businesses rely heavily on IT. This course uses theory, practical learning and experience, so you can learn to meet a business’s demands.
Rapid technological change and the challenges of global competition have raised the demand for highly skilled professionals who can align corporate objectives with modern business systems and an effective Information Technology (IT) infrastructure.
Accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), this dynamic course should deepen your understanding of information technology (IT), teaching you the fundamentals of software development and application required to drive business strategy and competitiveness in an international market.
We explore topical concerns, such as modern web development, business intelligence, programming, big data, cloud computing and simulation.
Course content has been designed to reflect changes occurring in national and international contexts, including the emergence of new technologies, policy design processes and the impact of ethical debate.
Core learning is focused on the following subject areas: application programming; foundations of information systems and technology; use of information systems in a business context; project management; database systems and development; agile development methodology; international compliance; ethical and professional issues.
Why choose this course?
This professionally accredited course helps to prepare you to meet the challenges of working in a global marketplace and adapt to technological change. Learning fundamental elements of business and IT, you should be able to deliver effective and competitive business solutions within diverse organisational global contexts.
We passionately believe that learning is much more than studying theory. The course is underpinned by practical work and industry engagement – through professional training opportunities, expert lectures and industry visits.
Course content is adaptive and responds to the demands of business, exploring topical areas such as modern web development, business intelligence, programming, big data, cloud computing and simulation.
Our aim is to provide you with the practical knowledge and experience necessary for a career in industry or commerce in roles as software developers, enterprise architects, IT managers, consultants or business analysts.
We focus on developing your technical skills, with the aim to help you to practise and experience programming, virtualisation and cloud technologies within our specialist and general labs. You should also develop key competencies in critical analysis, application of software development, communication with technical and non-technical audiences, intercultural competences and digital literacy.
The teaching team within the School have substantial academic and industrial experience. For example, the former Country Project Director for IT for Shell international and ITV, former heads of IT, managing directors of software development houses and database specialists.
International experience opportunities
Information technology is a global business with employers all over the world crying out for specialists with knowledge in emerging technologies such as wireless and Web 2.0, as well as traditional network and security know-how.
We encourage all of our students to take advantage of the opportunity to widen their international experience. If you wish to study abroad or spend a year on professional placement as a part of your degree, we will provide support in finding a suitable placement and in seeking financial assistance. One year study abroad placements are currently available in Europe or Asia.
We also provide opportunities to attend international fieldtrips, which have previously focused on mobile app development in Finland and an HSBC collaborative project in China.
The effective use of information technology is crucial to every modern business. On this course, you should not only develop the technical skills and knowledge required to create IT applications, but you should also gain a solid understanding of the business environment in which they operate.
The course is designed to help prepare you for careers in the design, delivery and management of IT systems within a business, although the skills learnt could be applicable in careers such as web development, data analysis, content management, business analysis and project management.
When you are ready to start thinking about permanent employment during your time at the University, you will also receive support from our award-winning Faculty careers service, EEC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016. We enjoy close links with employers, including IBM and Coventry City Council, so we are in a good position to advise you of employment opportunities as they arise.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.