BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Business Computing (Social Media)

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   Yes

Social media is one of the biggest technology stories of the 21st century. On this course you’ll learn about how IT and computer-based systems help businesses, before specialising in the technologies such as Skype, Facebook and Twitter in your final year. You will gain a thorough understanding of how information technology and computer-based systems 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 business needs. By specialising in social media, you’ll learn about how the internet has rapidly evolved to accommodate services and technologies which are all being exploited by companies for commercial purposes.

Programme description

Social media is one of the biggest technology stories of the 21st century. On this course you’ll learn about how IT and computer-based systems help businesses, before specialising in the technologies such as Skype, Facebook and Twitter in your final year. You will gain a thorough understanding of how information technology and computer-based systems 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 business needs. By specialising in social media, you’ll learn about how the internet has rapidly evolved to accommodate services and technologies which are all being exploited by companies for commercial purposes.

Key Modules

Read more about the structure of undergraduate degrees at Brunel and what you will learn on the course.

Employability

As a Brunel Business Computing (Social Media) graduate you’ll enjoy excellent employment prospects. Our combination of work experience and up-to-date teaching means that you’ll be well-equipped to follow the career you want after graduation.

Our graduates are high quality experts able to handle the increasing demands of scientific, technological and commercial development in the new millennium. Not unexpectedly, they’re in high demand with the wide-ranging companies and organisations increasingly dependent on computer technology.

92% of our Computer Science gradautes are either employed or in further study within the first six months of graduating (DHLE, 2015/16)

As of July 2015:

• The average starting salary for Business Computing graduates from Brunel is £25,000.

• Six months after graduating, 89% are either in employment, doing further study or a combination of both; with 83% in a professional or managerial job.

Careers

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.
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 within social media. 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 eBusiness, human-computer interaction, information systems, simulation modelling and artificial intelligence.

Typical Level 3 modules

  • Business Computing Project
  • Advanced Topics in Business Computing
  • Social Media.

Optional modules:

  • eBusiness 
  • Human Computer Interaction 
  • Software Project Management 
  • Cybersecurity 

Final year project

This is a substantial individual project for which you research a topic in the application of social media technologies 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.

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