The future scenario is “IT in everything”. IT is featured everywhere – from e-mails, search engines and mobile phones to robots on Mars and modern hospitals. You have an opportunity to contribute to this development and help design and market the products of the future.
There is a need for people with special knowledge about the technical aspects of IT combined with design skills and business understanding. You can acquire this knowledge in our new Bachelor’s degree programme in IT.
The degree programme emphasises close contact with the business community. To illustrate this focus on the business community, all students enrolled in the degree programme get an opportunity to undertake paid periods of practical training in IT companies – both in Denmark and abroad – during the course of their studies.
The Bachelor’s degree programme in IT is well-balanced and takes three years to complete. It also qualifies you for admission to the Master’s and PhD degree programmes.
After the first year, you can choose between three lines: product design (Product), implementation (Software), and marketing (Business).
This degree programme at the University of Aarhus is based at the Department of Computer Science, which is internationally renowned for its high level of IT research and education. We work closely with the Aarhus School of Business, the Aarhus School of Architecture, the Alexandra Institute and it-forum midtjylland.
The Bachelor’s degree in IT is a completely new degree programme launched in August 2007.
How does the Bachelor’s degree programme in IT differ from other IT-related degree programmes?
The demand by the business community for IT graduates with an understanding of business and insight into design processes has never been greater. The Bachelor’s degree programme in IT features the technical aspects of IT as its starting point, and supplements these with relevant courses in design and business, in contrast to other degree programmes that often focus less on IT itself.
The Bachelor’s degree programme in computer science is the one most closely related to the new Bachelor’s degree programme in IT. Computer science covers both practical and more theoretical aspects of IT, whereas the Bachelor’s degree programme in IT focuses on practical aspects combined with design skills and business understanding. Another significant difference is that periods of practical training are incorporated into the Bachelor’s degree programme in IT and provide students with specific insight into the way both Danish and foreign IT companies operate.
Students from the Bachelor’s degree programme in IT are in great demand within the business community. This means that you have an opportunity to undertake two periods of practical training during your degree programme – and get paid for it. By doing so, you gain relevant practical experience and acquire new knowledge about your subject. At the same time, the companies gain access to students before they graduate.
The first training period takes place during the summer following your first year of studies. During this training period, you work in a Danish IT company and take on specific challenges in the IT world.
The second period of practical training takes place after completion of the second year of your studies. During this training period, you go abroad to work for a foreign company.
You get paid during both training periods and the department is responsible for establishing contact with the IT companies in question.