A bachelor degree in Information technology is an undergraduate degree that is three to five years in duration. The bachelor’s degree in IT focuses on computers and technology unlike the computer science degree where students are also required to study management and information theory. It also concentrates on business and communication applications of computing and there is added emphasis on areas such as e – commerce, e – business computing for business and business information technology undergraduate courses. Bachelor of Science in IT abbreviated as BSc. IT is usually conferred after a period of three to four years of undergraduate course of study in IT. Bachelor degrees in Information Technology are abbreviated as BIT, BinfTech, BinfoTech or B.ICT.
In Australia, the bachelor of information technology is a three year under graduate degree while in Canada; it’s a four year under graduate degree. In Malaysia, most of the private and public universities offer BIT degrees. In Netherlands and U.S, BIT degrees are awarded after four years with specialization in a certain field. In India, the bachelor of IT is a three year undergraduate degree course e.g. a degree program in IT is offered by Indira Gandhi National Open University, IGNOU at New Delhi in collaboration with a leading UK vocational qualification provider Edexcel.
The four year course is divided into nine trimesters and in the first two years, curriculum is provided by Edexcel. The successful completion of 2 years leads to the procurement of an award of BTEC HND (Higher National Diploma) in computing or computing and multimedia from Edexcel which is then followed by the IGNOU’S award of bachelor of IT degree.
Bachelor’s degree in information technology is designed such that it will develop your technical and business skills which are highly valued by employers today. The specialization can be done on networking, web development, project management; information security etc. Students can specialize on any of the three basic areas such as programming, computer support, and network administration.
Some of the popular bachelor’s degrees in information technology are:
- B.S in Information Technology or Network Administration
- B.S in IT or Programming
- BS in Information Technology
- B.S in IT or Database
- B.S in IT – Web Management
- B.S in IT – Database Administration
- B.S in IT – General IT
- B.S in IT or Multimedia and Animation