This course responds to the growing market demand for graduates who aim to deal with the information and organisation needs of businesses.
As a student, you will gain understanding of information and organisation structures in a business, as well as skills of exploiting existing software that is required for designing and developing information systems.
You will also obtain skills and ability to interact with business analysts, computer programmers, software engineers and computer scientists.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
The course will provide you with academic and technical skills to analyse, interpret and make sense of how to handle the huge amount of ubiquitous data created daily. It will enable you to meet the demands of tomorrows information society and draws from our expert staff in Information Systems, Data Science and Computing.
- Learn to exploit and integrate existing software, and design information systems
- Study web database management systems, decision support systems and data mining
- Develop the technical ability to interact with business analysts, computer programmers, software engineers and computer scientists
- Gain an understanding of the integration of industrial standard technologies and advanced information technology strategies, including grid and cloud computing
- Explore your career opportunities with our industry contacts
- Challenge your intellectual abilities as you focus on the skills needed to conceptualise, develop and manage information systems
- Benefit from the opportunity to study in a dedicated environment using the latest hi-tech industry standard equipment
Employability is understood widely as encompassing knowledge, skills and a professional attitude which your tutors expect you to display in all your units. All University of Bedfordshire courses aim to help you to be prepared for the world of work. The Careers Service is there to support you throughout the three years of your study. Our curriculum gives you skills that are valuable for a career within Computer Science but it is also relevant for a much wider range of applications.
The final year unit `Social and Professional Project Management in particular requires you to work in a team so as to apply a current project management methodology that embraces all of these knowledge areas in an integrated way while going through the stages of planning, execution and project control; you will work as part of a team, take responsibility and make autonomous decisions that impact on the project team performance.
In addition and somewhat complementary the honours project fosters independent and autonomous study: you learn to take up the responsibility of conducting your project, typically derived from your own ideas, in collaboration with a dedicated member of the teaching staff as project supervisor.
Students who register for the degree with professional practice year will additionally attend a series of workshops and activities related to securing a suitable placement and compulsory briefings at the end of year 2 to ensure that all legal requirements for health and safety, safeguarding etc. training have been met,. This will be explained more fully in your professional practice handbook once you have registered with the Careers and Employability Services Student Development and Awards Team in your first year. If you will be working with children and/or vulnerable people you will be required to have a DBS check and undertake Safeguarding and Prevent training.