The BSc Information Technology and Networking degree with honours combines two key IT disciplines. You will focus on emerging information technology trends, explore latest developments in the internet, interactive design and multimedia and gain abilities in a core set of IT skills, complemented by a broad appreciation of the technology underpinning computer communication. We will provide you with the knowledge of the software, design and development process appropriate to the development of interactive systems.
When you complete the BSc Information Technology and Networking degree you will understand the key aspects of computer networks, and recognise how business competitiveness and the effective organisation are critically dependent on network performance and the effective use of networked systems.
On this course you will learn about leading trends in information technology, with particular emphasis on the design and development of networks and software applications. You will apply the mathematics and data communications theory and principles to the efficient computer network solutions.
Our BSc Information Technology and Networking degree prepares you for a wide range of varied careers. As a graduate you will have excellent career prospects and the range of potential employers will be vast across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. There is also the potential to work as a self employed director of your own business. The expertise provided will help you to work as a network programmer, network manager, website designer, software engineer, project manager, user support, IT software training, or as application developers or network engineers.
Below are just a few examples of the types of careers that you could pursue after graduating with us:
Applications Developer - An applications developer role includes writing specifications and designing, building, testing, implementing and sometimes supporting applications using computer languages and development tools. Many specialise in a specific development environment, such as computer games or e-commerce, and will have in-depth knowledge of a few relevant computer languages.
Multimedia Programmer - A multimedia programmer gives a multimedia product its functionality by writing computer programs that draw together multimedia features, such as text, sound, graphics, digital/analogue photographs, 2D/3D modelling, animation, video, information and virtual reality, according to a designer's specification.
IT Consultant - An IT consultant works in partnership with clients to overcome their business challenges through the application of technology. A consultant's work will often be based on the need to improve efficiency and the way a company functions, with IT used as a means to achieve this.
Database Administrator - A database administrator is responsible for the planning, design, installation, maintenance and development of a database used by organisations. Duties vary according to the nature of the organisation and the level of responsibility associated with the post, it may either involve specialising in database development or pure maintenance.
Systems Developer - Systems developers test systems, diagnose and fix faults, write diagnostic programs and design and write code for operating systems and software to ensure that they function more efficiently. They may also create systems in response to technical specifications supplied by an IT analyst, often integrating off-the-shelf software packages into existing systems.
Information Systems Manager - An information systems manager installs computer systems, ensures that back up systems operate effectively, buys hardware and software, provides the ICT technology infrastructures for an organisation, and contributes to organisational policy with regard to quality standards and strategic planning.
BSc Honours Information Technology & Networking - Year 2 or Year 3 Direct Entry
* Network Routing and Protocols
* Data Communications
* Web Development & Scripting Technologies
* Principles of Human Computer Interaction
* Novel Interactive Technologies
* New Media
* Advanced Network Design and Security
* Computer Communication Project
We recognise a wide range of international qualifications. We normally accept the international equivalent of 200-280 UCAS tariff points, plus GCSE Maths and English Language at grade C equivalents. BTEC National Diploma/International Baccalaureate/Advanced Progression Diplomas at equivalent tariff. NCC International Diploma in Computing. Access to HE - Pass. Applications from candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed.
English language requirements for international students
You must have competence in English language and we normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English Language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components) or TOEFL internet based 72 (with at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading). If you are unsure about whether you meet the minimum requirements, please contact the Malta campus admissions office: Admissionsmalta@mdx.ac.uk
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