Information Technology

Information Technology - 504x257 "Throughout my studies I have received a lot of information and guidance relating to the ultimate goal of attaining a career. The workshops, CV guidance and mock interviews have been really useful". Alex Nazaruk - BSc (Hons) Information Technology student

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Prepare yourself for the future with our up-to-the-minute Information Technology degrees

Information Technology is the pulse that keeps the heart of business beating. Networks, databases and software are everyday tools for millions of workers, helping improve efficiency, share knowledge and deliver the best service to customers. This fast-paced world is constantly evolving – our great links with local businesses and the global IT industry will ensure you graduate with relevant, up-to-date skills and knowledge, with plenty of opportunity along the way to put your learning into practice.

Information Technology

  • You'll work alongside expert IT academics to develop an advanced set of skills for the emerging world of IT; Big Data, mobile data, secure data and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • You’ll have access to online resources and professional tools due to us being a Microsoft IT, CISCO and SAS Academy
  • You’ll have the opportunity to undertake professional vendor certifications from SAS at a discount, to give you a real advantage in this exciting employment market
  • You’ll carry out realistic projects to solve the major challenges experienced by our industrial partners


Our Information Technology courses are currently based at the University’s main site, Kedleston Road. From 2017, the courses will be based at Markeaton Street. We have eight dedicated computing laboratories, including two open-plan software development studios, one networking laboratory and five general purpose computing labs. All labs contain dual-screen, multiprocessor computers equipped with a variety of industry-standard commercial and open source software, and there are dedicated technicians to provide support. You can also borrow equipment, such as video cameras, mobile devices, laptops and various hardware.

Employment rates of 100%

We are an official academic partner with Microsoft, IBM, SAS, CISCO and Epic (games development), and have an excellent record for employability. In the Higher Education Statistics Agency’s (HESA) 2014 survey of graduate leavers, between 85% (Information Technology) and 100% (Computer Networks and Security) of students were in work or full-time study within six months of completing their course.

Real world learning

We are constantly look for new ways to make our teaching relevant to your future career, so keeping in touch with industry is important. Organisations regularly set our students realistic projects so that we can simulate as closely as possible what it’s like to work in a particular field.  We have invested in the latest software and hardware to make sure your learning environment is as close to a real workplace as possible. Even the layout of the computing rooms is modelled on industry. We are also Microsoft IT, IBM and SAS Academy members, which means we can offer you official exams at a discounted rate, as well as access to online resources and professional tools provided by Microsoft and SAS.

Richard Self and Dr Kathy Maitland of Birmingham City University have launched a new website as part of their activities as co-chairs of the annual series of Big Data and Analytics Educational Conferences, sponsored by IBM.  

The Big Show

The Big Show is the University end of year Undergraduate Degree Show for students involving a series of live events and exhibitions across the city of Derby. Our Information Technology students showcase their work at our Kedleston Road and Markeaton Street site. The Degree show offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice from our final year students. Their work explores the issues and subjects of today's world also looks ahead predicting and setting the trends of tomorrow.


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College of Engineering and Technology
T: 01332 593302