Information technology (IT) is the use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information, often in the context of a business or other enterprise. We provide hands-on experience and a problem-solving approach to computer engineering technology, teaching students to find creative, outside-the-box solutions to real-world computer engineering problems. Accreditation renewal of the degree programme is in progress, subject to re-approval by the British Computing Society (BCS), the chartered professional body for IT. A BCS accredited degree allows graduates on completion to gain Chartered IT Professional status and become a graduate member of the BCS.
After finishing a Master in Computer Technology, graduates have many career options available to them in the technology industry designing and testing new computer information systems. They may also find employment with large organizations as IT managers or project leaders. Some work as consultants or even go into business for themselves as freelance developers. It is also possible to eventually work in education and train the next generation of computer technology experts.
When Xerox PARC loaned the Stanford Engineering Department an entire Alto Ethernet network with laser printer, graduate student Andy Bechtolsheim re-designed it into a prototype that he then attached to Stanford’s computer network. Sun Microsystems grows out of this prototype. The roots of the company’s name came from the acronym for Stanford University Network (SUN). The company was incorporated by three 26-year-old Stanford alumni: Bechtolsheim, Vinod Khosla and Scott McNealy. The trio soon attracted UC Berkeley UNIX guru Bill Joy, who led software development. Sun helped cement the model of a workstation having an Ethernet interface as well as high-resolution graphics and the UNIX operating system.
In addition to high-level coursework, the requirements for computer and information technology degrees include a significant amount of active research in the field as well as extensive case study analysis. More often than not, a doctoral dissertation is required. This project requires many hours of research and a presentation in front of the department’s faculty members.
IBM establishes the 650 as its first mass-produced computer, with the company selling 450 in just one year. Spinning at 12,500 rpm, the 650Â´s magnetic data-storage drum allowed much faster access to stored information than other drum-based machines. The Model 650 was also highly popular in universities, where a generation of students first learned programming.