University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

This degree is designed for those wishing to become IT practitioners in a business environment. It is a practical degree covering both technical and theoretical issues relating to the development, management and maintenance of information systems and applications. If you have the ability but not the qualifications, an extended degree is the first step to graduation. This four'year programme is identical to the three'year degree, but includes a foundation year, and has a lower entry tariff.

**Foundation year**

The foundation year is designed to give you:

Essential and practical computing skills;

Strengthened numeracy;

Improved communication;

Academic writing skills;

An understanding of ethics, enterprise and leadership;

The ability to manage your studies independently.

**Degree structure**

As part of the degree you will gain experience of project management of IT development, appreciate security issues in IT, understand management and planning of IT within an organisation, and develop skills in software and database development. Course content includes understanding of business organisations, structures and business functions and how IT is used in such environments, learning how to design and build IT systems including database design and software development techniques, and understanding the legal and social impact of using IT.

You will learn how to put personal and professional skills and ideas into practice, working both individually and in teams, in preparation for careers in industry and the commercial world.

**Outcomes**

The aims of the programme are:

* To educate in the theory, technology, practice and application of computing and the development of information systems

* To give a coherent and integrated learning experience relevant to the needs of future computing professionals

* To provide awareness of social, legal, ethical and political implications of information technology within a computing environment.

Course Modules

**Year 0**

Option Set 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

The Art of Communication (15 credits);

Computer Fundamentals 1 (15 credits);

Computer Fundamentals 2 (15 credits);

Leadership and Enterprise (15 credits);

Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (15 credits);

Introduction to Ethics and Society (15 credits).

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:

Study Skills (15 credits);

Academic Writing (15 credits).

Option Set 2 '

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

The Art of Communication (15 credits);

Computer Fundamentals 1 (15 credits);

Computer Fundamentals 2 (15 credits);

Leadership and Enterprise (15 credits);

Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (15 credits);

Introduction to Ethics and Society (15 credits).

Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:

English for Academic Purposes 1 (15 credits);

English for Academic Purposes 2 (15 credits).

*Year 1*

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

Communication Systems (15 credits);

Computer Systems and Internet Technologies (15 credits);

Database Techniques (15 credits);

System Development (15 credits);

Scholarly and Academic Practice (15 credits);

Object Oriented Programming (15 credits);

Programming Foundations (15 credits);

Quantitative Methods (15 credits).

*Year 2*

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

Database Applications Technologies (15 credits);

Information Analysis (15 credits);

Systems Development Project (30 credits);

Principles of Security (15 credits);

Professionalism in the IT Industry (15 credits);

Network and Operating Systems (15 credits);

Web Database Applications (15 credits).

*Year 3*

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

Requirements Analysis (15 credits);

Development Frameworks and Methods (15 credits);

Project (CIS) (60 credits).

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:

Computing Education and Communication (30 credits);

Database Management and Administration (15 credits);

Database Engineering (15 credits);

Enterprise Web Software Development (15 credits);

Information and Content Management (15 credits);

Interaction Design (15 credits);

User Interface Design (15 credits);

Computing Education Placement (15 credits).

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees
5 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
5 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees