Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

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A Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, (abbreviated BSIT or B.Sc. IT), is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate program in the information technology. The degree is normally required in order to work in the Information technology industry.

A Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.Sc IT) degree program typically takes three to four years depending on the country. This degree is primarily focused on subjects such as software, databases, and networking. In general, computer science degrees tend to focus on the mathematical and theoretical foundations of computing rather than emphasizing specific technologies.

However in India an engineering degree (B.Tech IT) in Information Technology is considered equivalent to Computer Science and Engineering degree because they both contain the core Computer Science subjects like Algorithms&Data Structures,Compiler Design, Automata Theory, Computer Organization&Architecture etc and focuses heavily on mathematical foundations of computer science.And the syllabi of both these streams are strikingly similar across many universities in India.[1][2][3][4]

The degree is a Bachelor of Science degree with institutions conferring degrees in the fields of information technology and related fields. This degree is awarded for completing a program of study in the field of software development, software testing, software engineering, web design, databases, programming, computer networking and computer systems.

Graduates with an information technology background are able to perform technology tasks relating to the processing, storing, and communication of information between computers, mobile phones, and other electronic devices. Information technology as a field emphasizes the secure management of large amounts of variable information and its accessibility via a wide variety of systems both local and worldwide.[5]

Skills taught[edit]

Generally, software and information technology companies look for people who have strong programming skills, system analysis, and software testing skills.[6]

Many colleges teach practical skills that are crucial to becoming a software developer. As logical reasoning and critical thinking are important in becoming a software professional, this degree encompasses the complete process of software development from software design and development to final testing.[7]

Students who complete their undergraduate education in software engineering at a satisfactory level often pursue graduate studies such as a Master of Science in Information Technology (M.Sc IT) and sometimes continuing onto a doctoral program and earning a doctorate such as a Doctor of Information Technology (DIT).

International variations[edit]


In Australia, Bachelor of Information Technology/Science (BInfTech) programs are three to four years in duration. Honors awarded to graduates who successfully complete a four-year program.[citation needed]


In Belgium, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is a 3-year degree after the compulsory education, but outside the universities; with specializing in certain fields, usually databases, network, realtime operating systems and/or web design.[citation needed]


In Bangladesh, the Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology is awarded following a four-year course of study under the Dhaka University, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh University of Professionals, University of Information Technology and Sciences,[8] Stamford University Bangladesh and Royal University of Dhaka.[citation needed]


In Canada, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in Information Technology (IT) with a minor in Business Administration offers an interdisciplinary curriculum focusing on both information technology and business administration. In addition, the program is unique in that it merges traditional academic topics with leading edge and current IT practices and technology. This program is offered under the written consent of the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education.[citation needed]


In Germany, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology integrates a professional degree in information technology with a major in another country or culture and its language, enhancing professional training and career options. The course is of three to five years duration. Students spend two semesters of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major.[citation needed]

The information technology component provides a sound education in all aspects of computing and information technology for a career in the profession.[citation needed]


In India, a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology(BSc IT) is a 3-year undergraduate program.[citation needed]

One can apply for BSc IT after completing HSC or after completing Engineering Diploma.

In India an engineering degree in Information Technology is 4 year academic program equivalent to Computer Science&Engineering because in the first year basic engineering subjects and Calculus are taught and in the succeeding years core computer science topics are taught in both B.Tech-IT and B.Tech-CSE[9][10][11]


In Malaysia Information Technology course is being studied for 6 or 7 semesters (3 or 3+12 years) with specializing in certain field and by undergoing one semester (6 months) of industrial training.[citation needed]


In the Netherlands, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree is awarded after four years of study with specializing in a certain field.[citation needed]


In Namibia, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degrees are awarded after three and four years with specialization in areas such as Business Computing, System Administration & Networks as well as Software Development. The Polytechnic of Namibia, University of Namibia and other educational institutions in Namibia are key producers of graduates in this field.[citation needed]


In Nepal, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology (B.Sc.CSIT ) is a four-year course of study.[12] The Bachelor of Computer Science and Information Technology is provided by Tribhuvan University and the degree awarded is referred to as BScCSIT.

1 Tribhuvan University Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology (BSc. CSIT) Bachelor in Information Technology (BIT) Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)

2 Purbanchal University Bachelor in Computer Engineering (BE) Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) Computer Application (Hons) Bachelor in Information Technology (BIT)

3 Kathmandu University Bachelor in Computer Engineering (BE)

4 Pokhara University Bachelor in Computer Engineering (BE) Engineering in Information Technology Software Engineering Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)[citation needed]

New Zealand[edit]

In New Zealand, a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BS-IT) is 3-year program.

The Massey University offers the B.Sc. IT as a conventional lecture based face to face course.

The Otago Polytechnic offers the B.Sc. IT as a conventional lecture based face to face course


In Pakistan, a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BS-IT) is 4-year program. Some universities also named as Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology (BE-IT).BEIT was started in Dr.A.Q Khan institute of Computer Sciences and Information Technology(KICSIT) from 2001 to 2013.Now it has been converted into site for Visit.PUCIT is the only university who's ranked 'W'(highest)by HEC in BS(IT) among Pakistan universities.[citation needed]


In the Philippines, BSIT program normally takes 4 years to complete. Schools with trimester system has less time to complete this course. A total number of 486 hours was set by the CHED during internships of the program.[13]


In Portugal, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree is awarded following a three-year course of study without specialization.[citation needed]

Sri Lanka[edit]

In Sri Lanka, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.Sc. IT) is either a four-year degree with a specialization, called a major, with honors or a three-year degree without any specialization, called a general degree. The University of Moratuwa and the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology offers four-year Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degrees.

South Africa[edit]

In South Africa, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.Sc. IT) is a three-year degree.

At the North West University (NWU) in Potchefstroom, North West Province, the programme is delivered by the School of Computer Science and Information Systems through the Unit of Open Distance Learning (UODL). Lectures, tutorials and learning activities are presented online but exams are written in designated exam centers in South Africa and Namibia, therefore only South African and Namibian citizens can enroll for this degree at the NWU. →(

The University of Cape Town offers the B.Sc. IT as a conventional lecture based face to face course with 5 fields of Specialisation.

The University of the Free State in Bloemfontein offers the B.Sc. IT as a conventional lecture based face to face course, as well as a BCIS (Baccalaureus in Computer Information Systems).

The University of Johannesburg Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering (ACSSE) offers the B.Sc. IT as a 3 year degree and is the first University in the southern hemisphere offering a BSc Hons (IT) degree which was formally accredited since 2003 by the highly respected and professional BCS: British Computer SocietyThe Chartered Institute for IT.

The University of Pretoria offers a Baccalaureus in Information Technology (BIT) degree in a four-year programme as well as two three-year degrees, the BSc (CS) and BSc IT.



In Thailand, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BS IT) is a four-year undergraduate degree program which is a subject of accreditation by the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC) and the Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA) of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI).

The first international BS IT program, using English as a medium of instruction (EMI), has been established in 1990 at the Faculty of Science and Technology (renamed in 2013 to Vincent Mary School of Science and Technology (VMS)), Assumption University of Thailand (AU). The 2019 BS IT curriculum has been updated by VMS to respond to the discovery of the students' potential and also blended with marketing communications needs.[14]

United States[edit]

In the United States, a B.S. in Information Technology is awarded after a four-year course of study. Some degree programs are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).[15][16]

United Arab Emirates[edit]

In UAE, Skyline University College offers 4 years Bachelor of Science in Information Technology enterprise computing.[17]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kerala Technical University(India)-IT syllabus" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Kerala Technical University(India)-Computer Science syllabus" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Anna University(India)-Computer Science Syllabus" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Anna University (India)-IT Syllabus" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Network and Computer Systems Administrators". Occupational Outlook Handbook. United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. 29 March 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Computer and Inform".
  7. ^ Bachelor of Science in Information Technology :: Fairleigh Dickinson University. (2006-05-08). Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  8. ^ "Departments (Bachelor of Science in Information Technology)".
  9. ^ "KTU(India)-IT Syllabus" (PDF).
  10. ^ "KTU(India)-CS" (PDF).
  11. ^ "BSc IT Eligibility".
  12. ^ "Course Description (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology)". Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  13. ^ "BS in Information Technology in the Philippines". Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  14. ^ "".
  15. ^ "Criteria for Accrediting Computing Programs, 2014-2015". Accreditation Criteria and Supporting Documents. ABET. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  16. ^ High Growth Industry Profile - Information Technology Archived 2010-11-22 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2013-10-05.
  17. ^ "BS in Information Technology Skyline University". Retrieved 18 March 2019.