The ITMB degree has been developed by e-Skills UK as a collaboration between some of the UK’s leading companies and universities. The BSc(Eng) ITMB degree gives you a broad knowledge of the IT industry, ensuring that you obtain both technical and business knowledge and skills.
This degree contains systems and software elements, including Fundamentals of Web Technology and Computer Systems and Networks, alongside key business modules such as Fundamentals of Management, Marketing and Financial Accounting. Core to this degree is the year working in industry; placements are identified with ITMB partners. Industry involvement is fundamental to this degree and this is seen in the unique features offered to you including Guru Lectures, access to business mentors, industry visits and access to the ITMB student and employer community.
Graduates of this degree will be ready for roles in IT management, business strategy and planning, system design and IT consultancy.In addition, we hold events which are solely aimed at students on our ITMB degree; the weekly 'Guru Lectures' where students have the opportunity to meet industry practitioners, and two student events where students from other ITMB degrees can meet with employers who are involved in the degrees. Students have the opportunity to attend interview sessions, and enter competitions which involve work experience prizes.
This sandwich degree combines academic study with a one-year industrial placement between your second and third years of study. Taking the Industrial Experience option as part of your degree gives you a route to develop real-world, practical problem solving skills in a professional context. This can give you an important edge in the graduate job market.
As a leading research School, we have excellent links with industry. We also employ dedicated staff to help you arrange your year in industry. We will provide you with additional training and support in developing professional skills such as interview techniques and CV writing to help you secure a good position.
Year 1 Modules
ECS401U Procedural Programming (15 credits)
ECS402U Professional and Research Themes (15 credits)
ECS404U Computer Systems and Networks (15 credits)
BUS001 Fundamentals of Management (15 credits)
ECS417U Fundamentals of Web Technology (15 credits)
ECS418U Business Modelling (15 credits)
ECS419U Information Systems Analysis (15 credits)
BUS017 Economics for Business (15 credits)
Semester 1 and 2
ECS422U Skills for Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (non-credit bearing module)
Year 2 Modules
ECS505U Software Engineering (15 credits)
ECS507U Website Design and Authoring Tools (15 credits)
ECS524U Internet Protocols and Applications (15 credits)
BUS021 Financial Accounting (15 credits)
ECS508U Business Information Systems (15 credits)
ECS519U Database Systems (15 credits)
ECS523U ICT Group Project (15 credits)
BUS011 Marketing (15 credits)
Year 3 Modules
Semester 5 and 6
ECS550U Industrial Placement Project (30 credits)
Final Year Modules
ECS635U Project (30 credits)
ECS609U Project Risk Management (15 credits)
Plus one from:
ECS607U Data Mining (15 credits)
ECS612U Interaction Design (15 credits)
ECS613U Advanced Database Systems and Technology (15 credits)
and one from:
ECS604U Entrepreneurship in Information Technology (15 credits)
BUS204 Strategy (15 credits)
ECS635U Project (cont. 30 credits)
BUS324 The Management of Human Resources (15 credits)
Plus two from:
ECS619U Network Planning, Finance and Management (15 credits)
ECS637U Digital Media and Social Networks (15 credits)
ECS639U Web Programming (15 credits)
ECS641U Communicating and Teaching Computing (15 credits)
ECS647U Bayesian Decision and Risk Analysis (15 credits)
PLEASE NOTE THAT ELECTIVE MODULE AVAILABILITY IS SUBJECT TO TIMETABLING CONSTRAINTS AND THAT MODULES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Tariff/Grades requirement: ABB GCSE Maths grade B or above.
Check www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk for the most up-to-date information on all our degree programmes.
Vocational or applied A-levels
Acceptability: Accepted and subject to the above tariff requirements for A levels. Additional information: Must be in related subject, Business/ICT/Computing.
BTEC Extended Diploma
Pass with D*D*D* in Business or ICT/Computing with grade B in GCSE Maths.
BTEC Diploma (120 Credit)
Pass with D*D* in Business or ICT/Computing with grade B in A-level Maths or ICT.
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (60 Credit)
Pass with D*. These qualifications are acceptable ONLY if offered with two appropriate A-levels ie Maths/ICT grade B.
These qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis.
These qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis
Pass with 45 credits in Access in Computing at level 3, of which 30 credits must be Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or Higher. An additional entry maths test will be required if you do not hold GCSE Mathematics.
Acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications. Subjects and grades required: 34 points overall. Must include either HL English grade 4 or SL English grade 4 or above.
Admission is based on academic merit and on the proven ability of the applicant to achieve success on their chosen programme of study. Every application to Queen Mary is considered on its individual merits with personal statement and reference taken into consideration.
Learning and teaching
Learning and teaching
Classes include lectures, laboratory sessions and tutorial sessions. In lectures, you will learn core material, while in laboratory and tutorial sessions you will work on problem-based learning activities in smaller classes. You will spend 15-20 hours per week in lectures, as well as undertaking independent work and study. You will meet with your personal adviser regularly to ensure that you are settling in and progressing well. Throughout your programme, we highlight issues relevant to the professional context of your studies. We strongly encourage you to get experience of applying your knowledge and skills through paid or unpaid work opportunities or a year-long industrial placement.
For every hour spent at University you will be expected to complete additional hours of independent study. Your individual study time could be spent preparing for, or following up on formal study sessions; reading; assessing data from experiments; completing lab reports; and revising for examinations.
The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study and laboratory sessions you attend, along with your reading and assignments. However, we expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your own knowledge, understanding and critical ability. Independent study will foster in you the ability to identify your own learning needs and determine which areas you need to focus on to become proficient in your subject area. This is an important transferable skill and will help to prepare you for the transition to working life.
Assessment for most modules is through a combination of examination and coursework. Coursework can take many different forms appropriate to the individual module. Laboratory-based modules are often assessed through practical assignments, while more theoretical modules may be assessed through exercise sheets or written assignments. Project work, both group and individual, forms a significant component of assessment in your programme. During your second year, you will undertake an extended group project and during your final year, you will undertake a substantial individual project. You will be guided in your project work by a supervisor, who will meet with you regularly and advise you on both academic content and project management issues. Projects are normally assessed through a combination of written report, practical demonstration and oral examination.
Fees and finance
Tuition fees for Home and EU students
Tuition fees for International students
You can either take out a Tuition Fee Loan (see Funding section below) to pay your fees or, if you are paying them yourself, you can pay in instalments.
Tuition fees for a year abroad or placement year on a full time undergraduate course will be a proportion of the full fee for the year in which you commence your time abroad or placement.
For information on field trip and other course related costs which are not included in your tuition fee, please contact the relevant Department/School.
See more general information about fees.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 7676
Queen Mary has a substantial package of scholarships and bursaries which will benefit around 50 per cent of our undergraduate student body.
Scholarships and Bursaries available at Queen Mary for Home/EU Students
There are a number of scholarships and bursaries available each year for home students. Visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page for more information.
Visit our Advice and Counselling website for more information about financial support.
Scholarships available at Queen Mary for International Students
There are a number of Scholarships available each year for International Students including bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas.
Find out more about international scholarships.
Some International students may also be eligible for a fee reduction.
Loans and Grants available to help with tuition fees and living costs
Student Finance England administers all grant and loans for your studies if you normally live in England.
Through Student Finance England, you can apply for (figures relate to programmes starting from September 2016):
- A Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,000 to pay all or part of your fees
- A Maintenance Loan of up to £10,702 to help pay your living costs like rent, food and travel
- Extra grants if you have a disability or you have children or an adult dependant
- You might get a grant to cover some travel expenses if you normally live in England but study away from home. If you’re a medical or dental student you might also qualify for help with the costs of attending clinical placements in the UK.
Visit Student Finance Information to find out more about:
- How to apply for student finance
- What eligibility rules apply, including if you already have a degree or previous higher education study
- What the income thresholds are and how much you might personally get for each element of Student Finance
- What to do if you have problems getting your Student Finance
Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary
We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.
Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:
- Additional sources of funding
- Planning your budget and cutting costs
- Part-time and vacation work
- Money for lone parents
For more information visit the Advice and Counselling service website, or call +44 (0)20 7882 8717.
Graduates from Queen Mary's School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science go on to work in a wide variety of careers. Some apply their degree knowledge directly, entering careers such as Computer Analyst or Software Engineer, whilst others transfer skills gained during study into areas such as Finance, Education or Central Government.
The national 2011 destination survey confirmed that 78.0% of students from our Department of Computer Science were in employment and/or study six months after graduation with 93.5% of these graduates already working/studying at graduate level. Our Computer Science graduates also have a strong earning power, with a median salary of £26,667.
The broad range of skills gained through courses in this School, coupled with multiple opportunities for extra-curricular activities and work experience, has enabled students to move into careers such as:
- Corporate Finance, London Borough Council
- Software Engineer, Accenture
- Technology Analyst, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
- IT Contractor, FDM
- Software Developer, Credit Suisse
- Computer Analyst, ITRS Group
- IT Developer, Qube Global Software
- Computer Programmer, Rightmove
- Computer Consultant, Mac Experts Ltd
- Graduate Engineer, Ministry of Defence
Throughout the course, students have access to a bespoke careers programme, to prepare them for applying for internships and graduate level work. This programme includes workshops on job hunting and job applications as well as employer events to facilitate networks and help students to explore their options.
The ITMB is supported and influenced by our industrial organisation mentor SAS (www.sas.com), the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market.
Recent careers events in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science include The IT and Technology Fair featuring thirty organisations including Barclays Capital, Logica, and Transport for London; 'Start Up, Stand Up' led by QM Careers and QM Entrepreneurs, to inspire entrepreneurship in Technology; and Meet a Mentor, networking with professionals from the QM Graduate Developer Community, set up by the School.
Opportunities for work experience are substantial given Queen Mary's location between Canary Wharf, the City and the Olympic Village. Students are encouraged to build their work experience throughout their period of study, through, for example, our QM Projects work experience scheme, QM Temps job agency, Experience Works events and QMSU Provide volunteering services. Over 800 vacancies are available to browse on the QM JobOnline vacancy site.
Queen Mary's extensive campus also provides over 1,200 on-campus job and volunteer opportunities ranging from E-learning Assistant to Website Administrator and from Society Treasurer to Course Representative.
Read more about our careers programmes and range of work experience opportunities on the QM Careers pages.