BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Business Computing (Human Computer Interaction)

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   Yes

On this Business Computing course you will gain a thorough understanding of how information technology and computer-based systems can help businesses. Through a mixture of theory and ‘real world’ practice, you will learn how to assess organisational problems and to create the best computing solutions to solve the business needs. Featured modules include software development and management, usability engineering and process modelling, e-business, social media and other Web 2.0 technologies and simulation modelling feature. By specialising in Human Computer Interaction, you will learn about how to understand the user experience, and to use that understanding to help build systems that better meet user’s needs.

By specialising in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), you will learn about how to understand the user experience, and to use that understanding to help build systems that better meet user’s needs.

Programme description

On this Business Computing course you will gain a thorough understanding of how information technology and computer-based systems can help businesses. Through a mixture of theory and ‘real world’ practice, you will learn how to assess organisational problems and to create the best computing solutions to solve the business needs. Featured modules include software development and management, usability engineering and process modelling, e-business, social media and other Web 2.0 technologies and simulation modelling feature. By specialising in Human Computer Interaction, you will learn about how to understand the user experience, and to use that understanding to help build systems that better meet user’s needs.

By specialising in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), you will learn about how to understand the user experience, and to use that understanding to help build systems that better meet user’s needs.

Key Modules

Our graduates have a wide range of careers open to them. The industry’s major companies all have openings for well-qualified personnel. Students with ‘sandwich’ experience are particularly in demand for the better graduate appointments.

Recent graduates have gone on to work for well-known companies and organisations including:

  • Accenture
  • Anderson Consulting
  • Barclays
  • British Airways
  • British Telecom
  • Compaq
  • Demon
  • HSBC
  • IBM
  • Logica
  • The Meteorological Office
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • O2
  • Oracle
  • Orange
  • Toshiba.

As a good honours graduate you may also be able to study for a higher degree in one of our research areas – such as information systems/machine interface, simulation modelling and software engineering.

Module & Subject

Level 1

Our Level 1 course meets the needs of students joining us from a wide variety of backgrounds and with diverse computing experience. These classes build a firm foundation for the rest of your degree by introducing you to the style and ethos of both the College and the computing profession.

By the end of Level 1, you’ll have covered the fundamental concepts of computer science and the computer-based systems necessary in business.

Typical Level 1 modules

  • Software Design
  • Software Design Implementation Event 
  • Data and Information 
  • Level 1 Group Project
  • Introductory Programming 
  • Information Systems and Organisations 
  • Logic and Computation 

Level 2

You’ll further specialise in Business Computing including systems analysis and design. You’ll also explore human and organisational aspects of computer-based systems, as well as the changes in processes and technology that organisations must make if they’re to get the best from their information.

Typical Level 2 modules

  • Level 2 Group Project 
  • Software Development and Management 
  • Usability Engineering 
  • Business Analysis and Process Modelling 
  • ICTs in Society 

Level 3

In this final year, you will specialise in Human-Computer Interaction. At the same time you’ll study options to broaden your understanding of computing. You’ll begin to address research-level issues in areas such as eBusiness, social media and other Web 2.0 technologies, information systems, simulation modelling and artificial intelligence.

Typical Level 3 modules

  • Business Computing Project
  • Advanced Topics in Business Computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction.

Optional modules:

  • eBusiness 
  • Social Media 
  • Software Project Management 
  • Cybersecurity 

Final year project

This is a substantial individual project for which you research a topic in Human-Computer Interaction in-depth. If you’re on a sandwich course it’s quite likely that this project will be of interest to future employers. This is assessed and is worth a third of your Level 3 marks.

Level 3 Example Options

If you choose Business Computing (Human-Computer Interaction), the specialist module will make up one of your options, and you then choose two others from these options:

  • eBusiness
  • Social Media
  • Software Project Management
  • Cybersecurity.
Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  16200.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER