Business Information Systems, BSc Hons

Business Information Systems, BSc Hons

This programme is designed for those who wish to become business analysts, designers and managers of information systems in business and industry. It develops the personal and professional skills required to work with organisations in the analysis, design, construction and management of information systems.

You will learn how to use industry-standard system-building tools and packages and gain skills in database design, development and implementation. You will also be taught to make effective use of current analysis and design techniques for the development of information systems and examine the role of new and emerging technologies in areas such as the internet, e-commerce and distributed information systems. Course content includes project management techniques and issues relating to the management and development of information systems in preparation for careers in industry and the commercial world.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To educate in the theory, technology, practice and application of computing and the development of information systems
  • To give a coherent and integrated learning experience relevant to the needs of future computing professionals
  • To make students aware of social, legal, ethical and political implications of information technology within a computing environment.

UCAS code

G561 G BSc/IS

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 degree has full Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) accreditation from the British Computer Society (BCS), the chartered body responsible for establishing and maintaining technical and ethical standards in the computing profession. This means that on successful graduation from this degree, 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 have employment prospects in areas such as business analysis, database development, project support, requirements analysis, technical support and, in later years, IT strategy and management.

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.

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.

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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