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On this course you will gain a thorough understanding of how information technology and computer-based systems can facilitate the needs of business. 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.
As you progress through the course you will be able to continue with general Business Computing or to specialise in your final year. You can choose from the following specialist options: eBusiness, Human-Computer Interaction or Social Media.
Computer Science at Brunel
Study at Brunel and youll be working with staff internationally recognised for their state-of-the-art subject knowledge. Our Department of Computer Science was ranked top in the country for "Research Power" in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). In fact almost 85% of our research was rated World-leading or Internationally Excellent.
More than 50 academic staff teach in the Department, many having a background in the computer industry. Practically all are involved in our applied computing research which includes information systems, software engineering, knowledge-based systems, and simulation modelling.
We also have a high quality infrastructure to match including more than 250 computers and servers for exclusive student use all running state-of-the-art software. The Department of Computer Science is a member of the Microsoft Alliance, the Apple iOS Academic Developer Programme and is an nVidia CUDA Teaching Center.
This course aims to make you knowledgeable about computing in industrial and commercial organisations, equipping you to assess what computing solution is required in specific circumstances.
It also allows you to focus on an optional specialism (eBusiness, Human-Computer Interaction or Social Media) in addition to the core Business Computing content.
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline January 15 Tuition fee
- GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
- GBP 14250 Year (Non-EEA)
£1,000 placement yearStart date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
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 School and the computing profession.
By the end of Level 1, youll have covered the fundamental concepts of computer science and the computer-based systems necessary in business.
Typical Level 1 modules
Level 1 Group Project
Data and Information
Information Systems and Organisations
Logic and Computation
Youll further specialise in Business Computing including systems analysis and design. Youll also explore human and organisational aspects of computer-based systems, as well as the changes in processes and technology that organisations must make if theyre to get the best from their information.
Typical Level 2 modules
Level 2 Group Project
Software Development and Management
Business Analysis and Process Modelling
ICTs in Society
In this final year, youll study options to broaden your understanding of computing. Youll begin to address research-level issues in the area of computing for business.
Typical Level 3 modules
Final Year Business Computing Project
Software Project Management
Advanced Topics in Business Computing
Final year project
This is a substantial individual project for which you research a business computing topic in-depth. If youre on a sandwich course its 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.
Examples of past projects have included:
Security issues in the development of electronic cash
Contingency planning for healthcare information systems
Interface design for a social networking intranet site
Increasing consumer trust in eCommerce and issues in enterprise systems implementation.
Level 3 Example Options
Your choice of options will be determined by whether you follow the general Business Computing course or whether you choose to include a specialist option.
For example, if you choose the general Business Computing course, you can choose two options from the following:
Human Computer Interaction
If you choose Business Computing with a specialism, such as Business Computing (eBusiness), the specialist module will make up one of your options, and you can choose one other from the list above.
We revise the options available each year to reflect the range of specialist interests among our staff, and industry trends
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6.5 CAE score : 60(Grade C)
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test.
- GCE A-level ABB-BBB. Typical offer ABB.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma D*DD in a computing subject.
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD in a computing subject with an A-level at grade A.
- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in a related subject with A-levels grade AB.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma 33 points.
- Access to Higher EducationDiploma Complete and pass a related subject Access course with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher.
GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C are also required.
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Access Bursary
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
- Alumni Bursary
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Brunel University.