THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON

Business Computing (Systems)

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

Year one

During the first year you will focus on the essentials of implementing business computing systems, including aspects of design, analysis, development and information management. These modules ensure that you understand current principles and practice while acquiring the knowledge and skills you need to study at degree level.

Year two

In the second year you will develop your core skills in quality and security management, programming and database application. There will also be opportunities to build skills in IT service management and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) pactices for IT service management aligned with business needs. We focus on the importance of industry standards, so that you have an understanding of the working IT world, making you more employable when you graduate.

At the end of this year, you may choose to take an industry placement in your chosen career field or progress straight onto your final year.

Optional placement year

Taking a year out in industry is particularly beneficial when it comes to applying for graduate jobs. The experience, enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities that you get from placements will make you stand out against other graduates. We will help you to find a placement that suits your needs and support you throughout the placement itself.

Year three

This course culminates in an applied project with a real client, or a dissertation linked to your strengths and preferences. You will study Security, Business Intelligence, Project Management and Strategic IS at greater depth as you tailor your studies to your career aspirations and interests.

Programme description

Year one

During the first year you will focus on the essentials of implementing business computing systems, including aspects of design, analysis, development and information management. These modules ensure that you understand current principles and practice while acquiring the knowledge and skills you need to study at degree level.

Year two

In the second year you will develop your core skills in quality and security management, programming and database application. There will also be opportunities to build skills in IT service management and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) pactices for IT service management aligned with business needs. We focus on the importance of industry standards, so that you have an understanding of the working IT world, making you more employable when you graduate.

At the end of this year, you may choose to take an industry placement in your chosen career field or progress straight onto your final year.

Optional placement year

Taking a year out in industry is particularly beneficial when it comes to applying for graduate jobs. The experience, enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities that you get from placements will make you stand out against other graduates. We will help you to find a placement that suits your needs and support you throughout the placement itself.

Year three

This course culminates in an applied project with a real client, or a dissertation linked to your strengths and preferences. You will study Security, Business Intelligence, Project Management and Strategic IS at greater depth as you tailor your studies to your career aspirations and interests.

Key Modules
Career Opportunities

The skills that you will learn in this course will enable you to embark on a range of careers, with roles including Systems Analyst, Programmer, Database Developer, Database Manager, test engineer, support or management of web based systems, new developments and projects.

Module & Subject
  • Digital Footprint (20 credits)

    • Module code: CSY1030
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    • Core module Y

    This is a self-managed, online module that considers the data trail and shadow left by interactions in digital environme… More

  • Web Development (20 credits)

    • Module code: CSY1018
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Software Engineering 1 (20 credits)

    • Module code: CSY1019
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Problem Solving and Programming (20 credits)

    • Module code: CSY1020
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Databases 1 (20 credits)

    • Module code: CSy1026
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Computer Systems (20 credits)

    • Module code: CSY1014
    •  
    • Core module Y

stage2

  • Quality and User-Centred Systems (20 credits)

    • Module code: CSY2041
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Service Management (20 credits)

    • Module code: BUS2015
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Group Project (20 credits)

    • Module code: CSY2027
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Web Programming (20 credits)

    • Module code: CSY2028
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Databases 2 (20 credits)

    • Module code: CSY2038
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • System Design and Development (20 credits)

    • Module code: CSY2030
    •  
    • Core module Y

stage3

  • IT Project Management (20 credits)

    • Module code: CSY3037
    •  
    • Core module N

    The successful implementation of IT projects is crucial to the success of almost every organisation. This module uses in… More

  • Computing Dissertation (40 credits)

    • Module code: CSY4010
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Systems Development Approaches (20 credits)

    • Module code: CSY3032
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Databases 3 (20 credits)

    • Module code: CSY3024
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Business Intelligence (20 credits)

    • Module code: CSY3034
    •  
    • Core module Y
Entry Requirements
  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. No prior computing experience is required.
  • For study at undergraduate level – minimum standard – IELTS6.0 (or equivalent)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 41-45 Months
Course Fee:  12000.00
Course Level:  UNDERGRADUATE
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Park Campus, Boughton Green Rd, Northampton NN2 7AL, UK. Phone:+44 1604 735500
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER