Make the world your workplace by becoming an all-rounder in IT.
As a prospective professional, you are open to new developments and able to accurately assess the wishes and needs of clients. If you are interested in programming, app designing, game development, digital security, Big Data or artificial intelligence, this is the course for you.
The four-year Information Technology degree is combines theory with practice. You will immediately collaborate with companies from the field. Below you can read how the four years are structured.
The Computer Science programme features a wide range of subjects, taught by lecturers with various areas of expertise such as software development, interaction design, network technology and big data as well as communication and research skills. We aim to ensure that our education ties in closely with professional practice, allowing you to build a solid foundation for all kinds of roles in the ICT sector.
As we prioritise personal attention and individual supervision, it is not surprising that students regard the involvement and helpfulness of the lecturers as one of the best aspects of the degree programme.
The programme is divided into three phases: the first-year phase, the core phase and the graduation phase. During the first year, you will lay the foundations for your development as a computer scientist. In the core phase (second year and first half of the third year), you will be faced with complex tasks. You will conclude the core phase with a professional orientation work placement in the third year. In the second half of the third and first half of the fourth year, you will choose from various elective modules. The language of instruction in the elective modules is English. To conclude your studies, you will carry out an individual graduation project at a company or organisation in which you conduct practice-oriented research and develop an ICT product.
A year is divided into four terms in which education is structured according to themes from professional ICT practices. The lessons and educational activities in a particular term relates to a specific theme, e.g. web design or system design. The theme usually involves a project assignment.
This is how you receive education:
• You attend lectures and seminars and take part in practical sessions.
• You attend lectures by guest lecturers and participate in excursions.
• You participate in a work placement.
• You take part in projects which involve working in a team with fellow students, tackling a concrete practical assignment.
Still having doubts?
Do you like technique and the way it is implemented but are you not quite sure whether Information Technology is the best course for you, it would be a good idea to take a look at related courses with a different focus:
The first year is divided into four terms, which are organised around central themes, such as web creation or application building. In this way you become acquainted with the broad IT field. You follow IT-related courses, but also mathematics and English to strengthen your basic skills. You will immediately put what you've learned to practical use.
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In the second year, we dive deeper into the subject matter and you learn how to programme in PHP and JAVA. The projects focus on NoSQL, web applications and API programming. You learn how to manage your applications. You carry out a code generation project. In addition to technical subjects, communication skills, English, socio-ethical and legal aspects and desk research also comes into play.
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During your third year, you do an internship at an organisation of your choice. This internship will enable you to become familiar with the day-to-day work of an IT professional and opportunities in this line of work. If you wish, you can also do the internship abroad.
After the work placement, you enter the graduation phase in which you begin to specialise. In the second half of the third year and first half of the fourth year, you can choose between various different minors. For a maximum of six months, you may take a minor at a different university of applied sciences in the Netherlands or a university of applied sciences or university abroad.
The following options exist:
In the fourth year, you will first take various minors for six months. You can choose from Mobile application development, Cloud Computing and Security. The minors are followed by the individual graduation phase which almost always involves an independent research and development process commissioned by a company. For example, you might develop a proof-of-concept for a mobile application. In your graduation thesis, you will then report on the project.
Bachelor of Science
After you finished this course you earned the title Bachelor of Science!
It is important that you quickly feel at home at Inholland University. That you know how your course is set up and how you can study effectively. Our Study Coaches are here to get you off to a good start and will introduce you to your study group. Should you have specific study-related problems, your mentor is happy to provide advice.
The IT sector is very international. Apart from operating globally, companies also provide services to customers abroad and you meet people from all corners of the world. An internship or study abroad is therefore certainly encouraged. We have partnerships with, for example, universities and companies in China or South Africa.