UCAS code G560
This course is accredited by the British Computer Society, the chartered institute for IT professionals.
About the course
On this course you will acquire the skills to specify and develop the software components for a range of business systems and solutions.
Core modules will develop your database, network management and web application skills, which are then coupled with business-facing modules in systems analysis, marketing, e-commerce and project management. This will help build your creative thinking, teamworking, and IT communications skills, and develop your confidence to analyse real world business-related problems in order to design practical solutions, which will often involve interaction with a variety of departments and third parties.
Companies are attracted to our graduates because of their combination of technical, business and interpersonal skills, whilst a common first semester with Business Computing Systems BSc(Hons) allows you to become familiar with different specialisms before making a final choice about which subject to follow.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014. Entry requirements for students thinking about starting a course in 2013 can be found in the online prospectus. Individual offers may vary
Access to HE Diploma
pass (at least 45 credits at level 3), with 18 credits at merit or above. Level 3 units in computing required.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least three subjects including English language and mathematics or a science.
may enable you to start the course in year 2 or 3. HNC may also count towards direct entry.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
For equivalent international qualifications
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A distinctive feature of the programme is year 3 which is normally spent on a paid professional placement in a business organisation. This enables you to develop your specialist skills and provides invaluable experience for approaching the job market on graduation.
This course has been very successful in placing students with prestigious companies: recent placements include GlaxoSmithKline, Disney, BAA, Honeywell and Cadbury.
Areas of study
This course develops the skills needed to implement and maintain computer systems in businesses and other types of organisation. Some familiarity with the technical aspects of system building is needed, and this course enables students to combine this knowledge with the development of business and interpersonal skills.
- Programming Concepts
- Web Design Development
- Requirements Analysis
- Human-computer Interaction
- Professional Practice
- Computing Context
- Digital Technologies
- Business Requirements
- Introduction to Organisations
- Information Systems Management
- Web Application Development
- Networking Technologies
- Systems Analysis and Design
- IT Project Management
- Socio-technical Approaches to IT Systems
Optional placement year
- A major project
- Systems Development Methods in Practice
- Managing the eEnterprise
You can view the programme specification for this course as a PDF file by clicking on the link below:
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2013-14. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What's included in the fee?
When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
Our website www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
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If you choose to take the professional placement (sandwich) year offered on this course you will pay a reduced fee during this year. Our fee for the professional placement year is currently £750 for Home and Island Students and £1,760 for International students. This fee may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
Located to the north of Brighton city centre, the Moulsecoomb campus offers students an excellent learning environment and a wide range of facilities. It is the largest of our five campuses with over 8,000 students.
Living in Brighton
Brighton’s rich mix of historic architecture, lively arts scene, varied shopping and cosmopolitan community make it a vibrant, enjoyable place to live. It is no wonder that many Brighton graduates choose to stay here.
Alongside the traditional seaside attractions, Brighton is famed for its exciting social scene with a wide choice of pubs, clubs and restaurants.
The highlight of the city’s cultural year is the Brighton Festival. The event is held each May and is England’s biggest arts festival, which showcases arts and performance from around the world. Brighton is also home to the UK’s oldest working cinema, the Duke of York’s, which shows alternative and mainstream films. The city is also well known for its exciting music scene and hosts The Great Escape music festival.
Whether you take your sport seriously or just want to keep fit, Brighton offers all kinds of sports opportunities and facilities, on and off campus. You can also make the most of the location, and play volleyball, basketball and windsurfing down by the beach. The seafront is also the finishing point for the famous London – Brighton bicycle ride and the quirky veteran car run.
The course covers a range of computing topics, including programming to project management, so gives you a taste of everything. My degree provided me with the opportunity to gain a years experience in industry. I took my placement with Microsoft and have been fortunate enough to be fast tracked to the final stage of it's graduate scheme. My favourite thing about being at university is making new friends and getting to know your existing friends better. Having complete independence for the first time was exciting.
Our computing degrees are designed to prepare you for professional practice and provide for continuing professional development. Graduates with this award have become business analysts, systems analysts, project managers, and ICT consultants.
Recent graduates have gone on to work at Accenture, Pepsi, Intel, HP, Vodafone, Arcadia Group, Capgemini and BNP Paribas.
We have limited places available on this course.
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