BSc (Hons) Information Technology for Business*
Founded by entrepreneurs and industrialists as the Coventry School of Design in 1843, and in 2018 celebrated 175 years,Coventry University is a dynamic and outward-looking institution with a tradition of teaching excellence, impactful research and bold international partnerships. The university has established a robust reputation for pushing the boundaries of higher education nationally and across the world.
Through Coventry’s worldwide network of collaborators in academia and industry with over 50,000 studying its degrees in different countries enjoy access to global opportunities which ensure their employment prospects are enhanced.
In recent years Coventry’s student satisfaction levels and teaching quality have been rated amongst the best in the UK, which has contributed to impressive rises in every major university league table and a gold rating in the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Coventry has consistently ranked amongst Top 15 UK Universities for 5 years running between 2016-2020 according to Guardian University Guide. It also earned the title ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in the 2019 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide; the guide describes it as “one of the most innovative modern universities, bold with its vision of what the 21st century student experience should be”.
- Top 15 UK university 5 years running, Guardian University Guide 2016-2020
- 5 QS Stars Overall Rating, QS Stars University Ratings 2020
- Highest ranking modern university in England 2013-2019, Guardian University Guide
- Gold-level award, Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017
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Programme Aims & Features
About the Programme
The programme is the first non-local self-financed IT programme achieving local accreditation status in Hong Kong. It aims to provide an integrative approach to the study of IT and business, emphasizing the application of IT for business success. Students will be learning mastery skills in programming, contemporary system development methodologies, business organisation and management. The programme hence offers a sound and relevant education for people wishing to enter and develop a career in an inter-disciplinary field that requires understanding both IT and business.
- Develop students’ discipline specialist knowledge, as well as applied employment skills
- Diverse learning setting (including theoretical discourse, hands-on laboratory practice, site visits and corporate projects) to enrich student learning experience which are important for IT industry
- Regular programme review to ensure curriculum is up-to-date. Programme is designed with inputs from practitioners in the IT industry and following professional guidelines of British Computer Society. It bears both strengths for specialist employment and professional development
- Graduates are mainly employed in the fields of software programming, IT consultancy, database administration, project management and business system support. A minority of graduates join the Government in various departments
- Graduates may pursue postgraduate studies offered by local and overseas universities
- 畢業生出路廣闊，可受聘於軟件程式開發、資訊科技 顧問、資料庫管理、項目管理、商業系統支援等行業，亦可從事公營及私營機構的行政工作
We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.
Programme Specific Requirement 課程特定入學要求
Applicants obtaining total scores of 15 in five HKDSE subjects including English Language at Level 3 and no subject at Level 1; plus one of the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Design and Applied Technology, Information and Communication Technology, or equivalent.
Chan Cheuk Ni
In these three years, I learned both the hard (technical) and soft (communication and teamwork) skills in this programme. Apart from allowing me to have the opportunity of having a summer internship gaining working experience in an IT department, it also fully-equipped me and made me become a junior mobile app developer after graduation.
Sin Ling Fung Leo
Graduating with both academic knowledge and integrated hands-on experience, the programme has equipped and allowed me to further study on Master’s level in Computer Science in City University of Hong Kong and to sharpen myself with more cutting edge knowledge in both Data Science and Machine Learning to have my future career path more focused on Data Science’s side.
Yau Siu Fung Brian
Three years' undergraduate study in this programme is unforgettable and meaningful. It provides both technical skill and soft skill such as communication and teamwork. The opportunity of internship are provided and teachers in this programme are nice and willing to help. Those experiences has equipped me to become a Information System developer after graduation.
Lam Wing Huen
Graduating from the ITB program, I was well equipped with a good amount of technical knowledge. Completing the projects throughout all courses provided me great opportunities to practice my coding and development skills. It has helped me to pursue my further study in Master of E-commerce program in City University of Hong Kong. I believe this program to be an important stepping stone for me to enter the IT industry in the future.
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1. What are the special features of this programme?
The effective use of information technology is crucial to every modern business. Students should not only develop the technical skills and knowledge required to create IT applications, but also gain a solid understanding of the business environment in which they operate.
2. What is covered in the programme?
The computing degree course not only prepares you for the current state of industry, but equips you with the skills adapt, thrive and lead in the future. We provide you with access to a wide range of technologies, media and resources, all of which develop your intellectual, technical, practical and professional skills in information technology fields.
3. What are the learning modes:
Lectures will introduce you to key themes, theories and concepts, which you’ll explore and practise further in tutorial classes. You’ll also have access to online resources like CityU Library, Canvas study e-portal, discussion forums, textbooks and journal articles, in order to ensure that you develop a critical understanding of work in the discipline.
4. What are the career prospects for this programme?
As a graduate you will be versatile, adaptable, technically literate, and well equipped to perform a variety of roles within the computing industry that include: network engineer, system analyst, web developer, IT administrator, application developer, IT solutions analyst, systems analyst, applications support analyst, technical support engineer, business IT consultant, IT security consultant, and project architect.
Information Technology continues to grow and evolve in today's world, BSc ITB graduates are increasingly sought after in a wide array of fields, like IT departments of various organisations, start-ups, and technology-based companies.
BSc (Hons) Information Technology for Business is recognized under the Qualifications Framework Level 5, QR Registration Number: 18/000509/L5 Validity Period: 01/09/2018 to 31/08/2022.
This is an exempted programme under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance (reference number 451831). It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this programme may lead.
〈商業資訊科技榮譽理學士〉在資歷架構下獲得認可。資歷級別: 第五級，資歷名冊登記號碼: 18/000509/L5，登記有效期: 由01/09/2018 至31/08/2022。