Bachelor in IT and information systems is a three-year program. The most important program goals are to present students with the phenomenon of digitalisation and to give opportunities to develop skills for a participation of future-oriented solutions. The content of the programme will present students with a wide range of ideas in development and use of information systems leading to insight into the effects of digitalisation. Through practical problem solving, experimentation with innovative solutions, teamwork, collaboration with companies, as well as theoretical and practical guidance, students will be able to explore important aspects of responsible, sustainable, and ethical use of information systems for individuals, organisations, and society at large. After completing the programme, the students will be able to contribute to the development of information systems (IS) in the context of a sustainable society.
In the fourth and fifth semesters the students can choose between electives in systems development, information systems security, innovation, and entrepreneurship. In the fourth semester the students also have the option to study abroad.
|1. sem||IS-100-1 The role of digitalization within future societies 10 sp||IS-104-1 Digital Interaction Design 10 sp||IS-114-1 Co-creation - communication and project work 10 sp|
|2. sem||ORG110-1 Organizational Theory for IT Students 5 sp||BE-107-1 Business Administration for IT students 5 sp||IS-110-1 Object Oriented Programming 10 sp||IS-105-1 Data Communications and Operating Systems 10 sp|
|3. sem||IS-202-1 Programming Project 10 sp||IS-201-1 Data Modelling and Database Systems 10 sp||IS-200-1 Systems Analysis and Design 10 sp|
|4. sem||Minor Component/Elective courses 4th semester||IS-112-1 Service Design and Business Development 7.5 sp|
|5. sem||IS-310-1 Project Management in Practice 5 sp||IS-216-1 Data Science Applications 7.5 sp||Elective courses 5th semester|
|6. sem||IS-304-1 Bachelor Thesis in Information Systems 20 sp||IS-305-1 Current IT-related Topics, Digitalization and Sustainability 10 sp|
In the fourth semester electives will be offered to the students who are not on an exchange. Electives can vary from one year to another and a detailed information will be provided every year.
A minimum of 15 ECTS credits of a student’s electives must be in IT /IS subjects. 30 ECTS credits may be in other subject areas, for example, economics, law, social sciences, political science, or technology, etc. Other choices of electives are also possible, but the students have to contact the student advisor at the department for an assessment and obtain an approval. For electives from other programmes there is no guarantee that the course and exam schedule are collision-free.
Elective courses autumn term 2021 (5th semester)
Elective courses spring term 2022 (4th semester)
By the end of the programme students will have acquired the following knowledge, skills, and general competence:
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IT and information systems are international subject areas. The study programme is based on international sources and global perspectives. Several courses are taught in English, and in these courses the students will meet exchange students from other universities.
We recommend all students to use the opportunity to go on an exchange in the 4th semester. Exchange to one of the UiA's partner universities will provide unique experience and the opportunity to work and communicate in an international context. A semester studying abroad can also provide options for different subject combination, for example in subject areas like economics and management, eHealth, programming, and systems architecture.
The department has a number of exchange agreements with popular universities our employees have a collaboration with and we recommend the students to study at Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland), LUISS (Rome, Italy), Minho University (Portugal), Paderborn University (Germany) and University of Münster (Germany) University of Nebraska (USA) and Queensland University of Technology (Australia). There are also other options. An overview is available on UiA's website (look for internationalisation and studies abroad). Students studying abroad in Europe can apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship.
There is a great demand for the expertise in the areas of digital business understanding, sustainability, and digital transformation in the private and public sector. There is also a need for people with knowledge in economics and organizational sciences to be able to understand the interaction between technology and organization. The programme is suited for preparation of students for the positions such as analysts, system developers, programmers, consultants, and advanced level user support.
Candidates from the bachelor’s programme in IT and information systems will be qualified to apply for admission to the Master's program in Information Systems, and the Master's program in Cyber Security at the University of Agder. The students completing the programme will also be qualified for further studies at several other institutions. Please note that other institutions may have additional requirements for an admission.
Read more about career opportunities for social scientists at www.uia.no/karriereveier.
Faculty of Social Sciences