Professor Fitzpatrick's sharing on
Coventry University and the programmes
Professor Fitzpatrick's sharing on
Graduation with Coventry University
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 regionally, nationally and across the world.
Through Coventry’s worldwide network of collaborators in academia and industry, the 50,000 learners 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 ranks 15th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2020. 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”.
- Ranked No.15 UK University - Guardian University Guide 2020
- Top 15 UK university 5 years running - Guardian University Guide 2016-2020
- 5 QS Stars Rated for Excellence - QS Stars University Ratings 2020
- Highest ranking modern university in England 2013-2019 - Guardian University Guide
- Gold-level award, Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017
* accolades and statistics above relate to Coventry University courses and the campus in the UK
Programme Code 課程編號
About the Programme 課程簡介
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.
Programme Structure 課程結構
Programme Features 課程特色
- 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
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 Technology, Computing, or equivalent.
Chan Chi Hong Michael David
Through this course, I have learnt a lot of practical skills in information technology and business. With continuous learnings, teachers support, tutors guidance, I am sure I can start a successful career after graduation. Through modules in algorithm and programming, it enhanced my logical thinking skills which helped me to shape, improve, and develop skills that are important to my personal growth and social circle. The activities offered by the course has enriched my university life that helps me to get ready fostering the future pillars of our society.
Wong Tsz Long Walter
I learned a lot from this programme. It provides me with a good environment to develop critical thinking; this is not only helpful on my academic life but also personal development. I get a lot of inspiration on IT and business knowledge from the programme. While studying this programme, I have also organized some student activities after attending leadership workshops. Both of them can help me in my vocation in future.
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 as well 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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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。