BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Technology at AITM College is an IT course affiliated with Birmingham City University in the UK. The course offers a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical work experience, where students can use industry-standard facilities to research and work on enterprise software and virtual environments to develop business solutions and real-time systems. The course aims to develop the strategic mindset of students to address global challenges that businesses and communities face in maintaining their digital infrastructure.
The course covers a range of topics, including computing and information technology skills required to design, develop, operate, and maintain effective systems. Students will also have access to virtual learning environments, networking, electronic, enterprise systems, and business intelligence laboratories. The course also emphasizes personal development skills, helping students work effectively as a team member and problem solve at the highest level.
The course learning outcomes include knowledge and understanding of key concepts, techniques, and applications in a computing environment. Students will learn about the computing concerns and requirements of businesses and the theory and practice of communication networks, infrastructure services, and information systems, along with their applications in business. They will also explore management, organizational, planning, and business theories and techniques and their application in the computing industry.
The cognitive and intellectual skills developed during the course include problem-solving techniques, information analysis, effective argument construction, and the creation of solutions that integrate technical knowledge and design principles for software and hardware applications. Students will also learn to apply appropriate management and organizational techniques to planning and implementing information technology solutions and make judgments about the merits of different viewpoints and perspectives on commercial, economic, legal, ethical, and social issues relevant to the computing industry.
The course also emphasizes practical and professional skills, including the application of mathematics to solve practical problems, tools and techniques for designing, implementing, testing, troubleshooting, and maintaining computer software and hardware solutions. Students will also learn to design or adapt a system, component, or process to meet desired needs, demonstrate competence in management of research and innovation projects, and select relevant test and diagnostic techniques to analyze performance and ensure fitness for purpose.
Finally, the course emphasizes key transferable skills, including time management, prioritizing activities, and working effectively as an individual and as part of a group. Students will learn to demonstrate reflective practice, manage learning and self-development, make effective use of information and communication technologies, and communicate effectively in writing and presentations to specialist and non-specialist audiences. They will also learn to handle and use numerical data, applying appropriate techniques. By the end of the course, students will have developed a wide range of skills that are highly valued in the computing industry and beyond.