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BScInformation and Communication Technology

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

In today’s highly interconnected world, information and communication technologies (ICTs) are crucial to the successful operations of any business. Data is building at an unprecedented rate, with information now at the core of modern world economics. At Essex, we give you the power to transform clouds of data into information.

Our course introduces you to how ICT systems can be managed, and how business applications can be integrated. You gain the design, development, implementation and management skills to effectively manage these technologies, focussing on how ICT systems can support an organisation.

In particular, you specialise in the following topics:

- ICT management and architecture
- Business process modelling
- Document management and data repositories
- Internet routing protocols, Ethernet, and further IP networking
- Computer security and cryptography

Our School is a community of scholars leading the way in technological research and development. Today’s computer scientists are creative people who are focused and committed, yet restless and experimental. We are home to many of the world’s top scientists, and our work is driven by creativity and imagination as well as technical excellence.

We were ranked 8th in the UK in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities, with more than two-thirds of our research rated “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2014). And our students enjoy learning from our expert researchers – we are ranked 4th in the country with 97% student satisfaction (NSS).

Programme structure

Year 1

Professional Development
Mathematics for Computing
Introduction to Programming
Object-Oriented Programming
Introduction to Databases
Web Development
Network Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Digital Systems

Year 2

Group Project & Industrial Practice
Software Engineering
Databases and Information Retrieval
ICT Systems Integration and Management
Computer and Data Networks
Computer Security
Application Programming (optional)
Data Structures and Algorithms (optional)
Human Computer Interfaces and Visualisation (optional)
Operating Systems (optional)
Web Application Programming (optional)
C++ Programming (optional)

Final year

Individual Project
Information Retrieval
Large Scale Software Systems and Extreme Programming
Network Security and Cryptographic Principles
Natural Language Engineering (optional)
Virtual Worlds (optional)
Network Engineering (optional)

Career opportunities

Studying ICT at Essex could be your pathway to playing a role in future data management in field as wide ranging as geo-politics to economic forecasting.

Our department has a large pool of external contacts, ranging from companies providing robots for the media industry, through vehicle diagnostics, to the transforming of unstructured data to cloud based multidimensional data cube, who work with us and our students to provide advice, placements and eventually graduate opportunities.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:

BT
EDS
IBM
Royal Bank of Scotland
Accenture
Google
Force India F1

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States