Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Honours) (Computing and Business)

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Honours) (Computing and Business)

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Course title Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Honours) (Computing and Business)
Postnominal B.Sc. IT (Hons)(Melit.)
Level of qualification First Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 3 Years
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 180
Coordinator Michel Camilleri
Delivered by Faculty of Information and Communication Technology
The Computing and Business Degree programme provides you with the ideal skill-set if you wish to orientate your IT knowledge towards understanding and supporting business structures and processes. It should be stressed that this is not a business or management degree. Neither is it simply a collage of some ICT and some business topics, and shares nothing in common with any previous, possibly similar-sounding, degree programmes. This Degree programme is first and foremost a computing degree, witnessed by the fact that it shares a sub-set of common topics with the Software Development course. However, it allows you to orientate and hone your accrued scientific knowledge towards one of three possible traditionally commercial non-ICT areas:
• Computing for Business,
• Computing for Finance,
• Computing for Marketing.
By introducing you to aspects of Business, Marketing and Finance, you are more likely to integrate better and quicker into business, marketing and finance projects after graduation.

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Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants must also satisfy the following Special Course Requirements:

(i) passes at Advanced Matriculation Level at Grade C or better in two of the following: Applied Mathematics, Computing, Information Technology, Economics, Accounting, Marketing, Pure Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, English, Philosophy, and Physics and

(ii) a pass at Intermediate Matriculation Level in Pure Mathematics at Grade C or better (if not offered at Advanced Matriculation Level) and

(iii) a pass at Intermediate Matriculation Level in Computing or Information Technology (if not offered at Advanced Matriculation Level)

provided that students who lack a grade in only one of the subjects of the Special Course Requirements required at Advanced Matriculation Level indicated in paragraph (i) above shall be admitted under those conditions as the Board may impose to compensate for the missing element. If, by the end of the first year, such students do not successfully complete all the requirements to progress regularly to the second year of the Course, they shall be required to withdraw from the Course and shall neither be entitled to repeat the year nor to progress conditionally as normally permitted under the Principal Regulations.

Admission to this course is also open to applicants in possession of:

(i) five passes in the Secondary Education Certificate Examination, including English Language and Maltese and

(ii) a pass in Systems of Knowledge at Intermediate Matriculation Level and

(iii) a pass at Intermediate Matriculation Level at Grade C or better in Pure Mathematics, or at a corresponding level of other examinations recognised by Senate for the purpose of the Admission Regulations and

(iv) either the Diploma of the City and Guilds of London Institute Course No.7235 in Applied Information Technology or the MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing or any other qualification from a recognised institution considered by the Board to be equivalent to the qualifications indicated in this paragraph.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2021.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Fee per academic year: Eur 10,800
The degree will prepare you to:

• Be able to handle modern professional software development both from a technical aspect as well as from a project management one in a way similar to the Software Development degree programme.
• Be exposed to such essential and traditional business topics as basic management, marketing, economics, law, and finance, but would also be exposed to such innovative, exclusive, and excitingly new cross-disciplinary topics as computational finance, computational intelligence in finance, algorithmic trading, banking and investment analysis, decision modelling, and marketing and social media.
• Possess the necessary skills to be able to analyse both the technological and business aspects of a solution to be able to deliver a product that would support overall operational requirements and satisfy any process certification constraints.
• Gain essential skills noticeably required by industry from both a conceptual and practical perspective that would enable the graduate to tackle a wide range of business scenarios.
• Have a solid understanding of business concepts and technical know-how regarding the availability and application of relevant technologies required to support the competitiveness of established businesses, start-ups and their customers.
• Utilise practical transferable skills required to conduct research and critical analysis, relevant to practitioner and industry requirements rooted in contemporary business realities.

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This programme is intended for you if you wish to pursue a career in business, marketing and finance sectors where implementation of IT technology is vital.
As a graduate from this degree programme, you can find employment in any local or international business organisations that either wish to adopt new, or maintain existing, supporting IT infrastructures in business (e.g. management, finance and marketing). The level of employment will vary from developer to team and project management, and after due experience, even to more strategic positions. You will also be able to participate in, and/or instigate, start-up software development companies. You may also pursue specialisation at Masters level.
Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the first and/or the second semester of the second year of the course.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 11 November 2021

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