BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Build upon the core skills of IT management and develop into a highly skilled individual with exceptional technical knowledge and managerial capabilities.

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  • Duration:

    4 years

  • Award:

    BSc (Hons)

  • Location:

    Merchiston campus

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Course introduction

Demand is high for graduates with exceptional IT management skills who can solve problems, manage projects and apply their expertise in a technological environment.

BSc/BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management has been newly designed to equip graduates with key skills in technical aspects of computing such as networking, programming and databases along with key business and project management skills while developing your problem solving and communication skills.

The aim of the Information Technology Management course is to provide a route to employment at management level within companies and organisations that have a dependency on information systems.

The programme will take you from the core technical aspects of information technology and progress up through the strategic and managerial aspects of the sector to ensure that you are well prepared to take up a post within the managerial streams of medium to large enterprises.

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The programme of study has been specifically designed to take college students at advanced entry with appropriate HNC and HND qualifications in relevant subjects and provide specific added value to allow them to compete at the supervisory and managerial levels of employment.

The course will also provide an attractive mechanism for individuals with applied technical knowledge of the subject area to improve their employability and promotion prospects.

What you study

Year 1

  • Computer Systems 1
  • Practical Networks 1
  • Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction
  • Modelling for Business and Statistics
  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Software Development 1

Year 2

  • Systems and Services
  • Practical Networks 2
  • Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • Database Systems
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Web Development for Information Management

Year 3

  • Computer Systems
  • Networked Services
  • Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • Enterprise Systems.

Year 4

  • Information: Society and Security
  • Management of Software Projects
  • Honours Project

Work placement

This course includes the possibility of a yearlong industry work placement during your third year of study.

This course is accredited by the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT.

BCS Accredited Degree


Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Information technology graduates are highly sought after in many different employment sectors. The practical nature of this course will equip you with the experience that employers demand, as well as valuable industry contacts.

Depending on your area of specialisation, you could develop a career in:

  • Information or software engineering
  • IT project management
  • Network analysis/management
  • IT security and database design and implementation
  • Systems analysis

Minimum year 3


Pass in a related subject with grades BB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded unit(s).

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:

BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)

BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.

Tuition fees
Students from 2017/18 2018/19
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,000 £9,250
Overseas £13,900 £14,350

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"Fantastic, hard work and worthwhile". All computing students can do a paid year-long work placement during their third year.

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