Business Computing, BSc Hons

Business Computing, BSc Hons

Strong themes in this programme include the management of IT within an organisation, project management of computing projects, security issues in computer and business systems, and the deployment of computing systems at an enterprise level. The programme provides a good understanding of modern business organisations, structures and business functions, which are incorporated within core courses from the Business School, as well as the role that computing and computing information systems play in them. It will enable you to understand how computer systems are developed and will train you to design and build systems to meet real business needs. It also focuses on the integration of computer systems and their interaction with the business process.

This programme will help you to develop the personal and professional skills needed to communicate and work effectively with those around you, whether they are computing or business professionals. In addition, the broad-based approach allows a flexible learning experience as you can select individual courses in various related areas, such as information systems and business-oriented computing.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To educate you broadly in the theory, technology, practice and application of computing in the business environment
  • To promote awareness of social, legal, ethical and political implications of information technology within a business computing environment.

UCAS code

G402 G BSc/BusC

Department

Computing & Information Systems

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

FROM subjects studied at A-level or equivalent qualifications

PLUS GCSEs in English and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications such as key skills level 2.

* Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome.

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a project.

Professional recognition

This programme has full Chartered IT Professional (CITP) accreditation from the British Computer Society (BCS), the body responsible for establishing and maintaining technical and ethical standards in the computing profession. This means that on successful graduation from this programme, you will have fulfilled the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional. The programme also has accreditation from the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

Career options

Graduates can find employment in many computing areas in business, such as IT management and support, business computing consultancy, project management and Internet and e-commerce applications.

Course content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 4

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement Course - CMS

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

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