University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

**Our business computing degree covers a range of themes important to businesses, including IT management, computing projects and security issues.**#

**Why study this at Greenwich?**

* Designed to aid students in becoming IT practitioners in a business environment

* Practical degree covering both technical and theoretical issues relating to the development, management and maintenance of information systems and applications

* Gain project management experience of IT development and security issues within IT

* Understand management and planning of IT within an organisation, and develop skills in software and database development

* Includes understanding of business organisations, structures and business functions and how IT is used in such environments

* Learn how to design and build IT systems including database design and software development techniques, and understanding the legal and social impact of using IT

Strong themes in this programme include the management of IT within an organisation, project management of computing projects, security issues in computer and business systems, and the deployment of computing systems at an enterprise level. The programme provides a good understanding of modern business organisations, structures and business functions, which are incorporated within core courses from the Business School, as well as the role that computing and computing information systems play in them. It will enable you to understand how computer systems are developed and will train you to design and build systems to meet real business needs. It also focuses on the integration of computer systems and their interaction with the business process.

This programme will help you to develop the personal and professional skills needed to communicate and work effectively with those around you, whether they are computing or business professionals. In addition, the broad-based approach allows a flexible learning experience as you can select individual courses in various related areas, such as information systems and business-oriented computing.

**The aims of the programme are:**

* To educate you broadly in the theory, technology, practice and application of computing in the business environment

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

**Professional recognition**

This programme has full Chartered IT Professional (CITP) accreditation from the British Computer Society (BCS), the body responsible for establishing and maintaining technical and ethical standards in the computing profession. This means that on successful graduation from this programme, you will have fulfilled the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional. The programme also has accreditation from the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

Course Modules

**Year 1**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* Introduction to Business Processes (30 credits)

* Database System Development (15 credits)

* Scholarly and Academic Practice (15 credits)

* Computer and Communication Systems (15 credits)

* Smart Systems (15 credits)

* Logical Foundations (15 credits)

* Analytic, Numeric and Statistical Methods (15 credits)

**Year 2**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* Systems Development Project (30 credits)

* Principles of Security (15 credits)

* Professionalism in the IT Industry (15 credits)

* Web Database Systems (15 credits)

* Operations Management (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

* Database Applications Technologies (15 credits)

* Information Analysis (15 credits)

**Year 3**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* Information and Content Management (15 credits)

* Development Frameworks and Methods (15 credits)

* Final Year Projects (60 credits)

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

* International Management and Organisational Functions (30 credits)

* Computing Education and Communication (30 credits)

* Data Warehousing (15 credits)

* Database Management and Administration (15 credits)

* Database Engineering (15 credits)

* Information and Knowledge Management (15 credits)

* Information Systems Management (15 credits)

* Information Technology Planning (15 credits)

* Human Computer Interaction and Design (15 credits)

* User Interface Design (15 credits)

* Computing Education Placement (15 credits)

Start Date:

09/2019

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