City University London

Course Introduction

The course provides the technical and managerial background to implement computer solutions to business challenges and enables students to develop commercially valuable skills in City's laboratories. There is the option of paid, professional experience in the IT industry. For their project, students can work with an organisation to develop real'world business solutions. This degree is suitable for students who have the breadth of mind to tackle both computer and management science and want to build the businesses of tomorrow with computer technology. There is a need for graduates with a flexible and mobile set of skills to enter an industry that makes a multi'billion pound contribution to the UK economy ' and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The course is primarily technical in nature and may not be suitable for students seeking a business major. Computing and Information Technology courses at City are designed to be a path to leadership in tomorrow's complex and information intensive world; graduates being leaders in technical expertise, strategic thinking, innovation and communication. Computing theory and practice are delivered in lectures, tutorials and practical workshops and students' knowledge is enhanced by input from City's world'leading research groups. There are two routes by which students may gain paid work experience as part of their degree: a one year placement or the innovative Professional Pathway scheme which enables students to combine placement employment with their studies. Both options are available with this computing degree course. At City, we will help students to develop the skills they need for a challenging and rewarding career in computing and IT.

Course Modules

Year 1: Business systems; sets and logic; fundamentals of information technology; systems development; data modelling; communication skills; distributed data systems; database systems; probability and statistics; applied systems development; business accounting systems. Year 2: Business organisations; accounting information systems; business decision making; business systems analysis; database systems; group project; technical skills; management of information technology; decision support and expert systems; human computer interaction; group project; systems methodology. Year 3: Practical and professional training. Final year: Choose 7 from a list including: HCI design; professional and legal issues; management of the software process; object oriented analysis and design; server issues; expert systems; information technology security; prototyping and evolutionary development; language; information technology strategy; financial information systems.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBBBB
  • European Baccalaureate 70%
  • SQA Higher BBBBB
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • Tariff 128
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBB
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • GCE A-level ABB
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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87% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 77%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 83%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 73%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 70
Studying 5
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 5
Unknown 0

18% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 28%

Total Coursework: 72%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation