Information Technology


Type of DegreeBachelor of Science (BSc)

EU FeesEUR 2,314


Cost non-EUEUR 8,350

The Information Technology degree from NHL Stenden allows students to take any direction of work in the field of information and communication technology. Throughout the course, students gain theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience by making use of the Internet of Things Laboratory (LOT lab) that provides students with innovative devices such as Virtual Reality equipment, robots and a Microsoft Surface Hub.

“The role of technology is changing; it is no longer in a support role. Instead, it is front and centre driving business performance and enriching people’s lives like never before.”

Research & Development, Accenture

The programme: what can you expect?

The first year of the study will lay the foundations with subjects ranging from intercultural communication, databases and web technology. Students are taught about the different aspects of information technology and work in small groups on real case studies. In this process, the contact between students and teachers is significant and informal. During the second year, students will learn about website maintenance, operating systems and media production. The third year will kick off by students conducting an internship which provides them with valuable working experience. The final year will consist of students choosing their specialisation which can be taken in the Netherlands or at one of the other NHL Stenden campuses located in Bali, Thailand, South Africa and Qatar. A few examples of the specialisations that we offer are certified ethical hacking, IT and business and certified secure programming. Additionally, students will also write their final graduation project.

“The programme is consistently practical. You design something and then test it in practice. You’re making something new, and it’s exciting to find out if it works the way you thought it would.”

Jeroen Arends, IT student

What can I become?

If you like the idea of setting up and maintaining business networks, developing games, websites or videos or even developing software for gadgets and technical applications, the Information Technology is the right programme to choose. The programme gives students the knowledge and skills to become a multi-media professional, software developer, programmer or systems engineer. Information technology jobs use a universal language in the world, in which automation and digitalisation are increasingly important.

“Being able to find solutions gives you a good feeling – especially because the results are tangible.”

Mark Streur, software engineer at Tales Nederland

Information Technology presents huge opportunities for an international career. Graduates in this challenging field of work take on a position such as:

  • Software Engineer developing specific software for companies and institutions so that their clients can be better served and can optimize and increase their market share.
  • Developer of a new electronic payment system or develop a popular game. Some graduates also take the path of web development.
  • IT consultant either working as an independent self-employed basis or for a company.

Whatever direction you choose, the chances of finding a job after graduating in IT are excellent (see the Elsevier study of October 2011).

Programme start dates

You can start this programme in either September or February.

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