More about this course
This Business Information Technology BSc course is highly relevant in today’s market, covering key skills such as database building and management, e-business, project planning, systems design and usability. As you progress you’ll be able to tailor the course to suit your interests, with options such as network and cloud security, ethical hacking and digital crime investigation on offer.
Throughout the course, you’ll be supported by highly-qualified teaching staff who have strong links with the industry and potential employers.
You’ll be assessed through exams, essays, reports, individual and group practical work, presentations, projects and a final dissertation. You’ll also receive regular supportive feedback throughout the course.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
- Computer Hardware and Software Architectures (core, 30 credits)
- Fundamentals of Computing (core, 15 credits)
- Introduction to Information Systems (core, 15 credits)
- Logic and Problem Solving (core, 30 credits)
- Visual Programming (core, 30 credits)
Year 2 modules include:
- An Introduction to Networks and Operating Systems (core, 15 credits)
- Data Science for Business (core, 15 credits)
- Databases and Web-based Information Systems (core, 30 credits)
- Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law (core, 15 credits)
- Project Management, Systems Development and Usability (core, 30 credits)
- Risk, Crisis and Security Management (core, 15 credits)
Year 3 modules include:
- Advanced Database Systems Development (core, 30 credits)
- Ecommerce & Ebusiness (core, 30 credits)
- Project (core, 30 credits)
- Creating a Winning Business 2 (alternative core, 15 credits)
- Work Related Learning II (alternative core, 15 credits)
- Ethical Hacking (option, 15 credits)
- Management Support Systems (option, 15 credits)
After the course
The Business Information Technology BSc degree is recognised in industry as well as academia, with previous graduates progressing to project management in Logica, associate roles in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, consultancy projects and MSc programmes.
This course will allow you to embark on a career in the IT industry either as a manager or a consultant. You could also choose to continue your studies in order to become an advisor in cyber security, an area where specialists are in high demand.