Business Computing

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 14.3 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2024
StudyQA ranking:7070 Duration:36 months

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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 you’ll 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 Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 14250 Year (Non-EEA)

£1,000 placement year

Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

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 School 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

  • Level 1 Group Project

  • Introductory Programming

  • Data and Information

  • 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’ll study options to broaden your understanding of computing. You’ll 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 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.
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:

  • eBusiness

  • Human Computer Interaction

  • Social Media

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 to

take 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.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • 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.

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