University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

This degree is designed for those wishing to become IT Practitioners, business analysts, designers and managers of information systems in business and industry environment. It is a practical degree covering both technical and theoretical issues relating to the development, management and maintenance of information systems and applications. The degree also enables students to develop the personal and professional skills required to work with organisations in the analysis, design, construction and management of information systems.

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. You will learn how to use industry-standard system-building tools and packages and gain skills in database design, development and implementation. You will also be taught to make effective use of current analysis and design techniques for the development of information systems and examine the role of new and emerging technologies in areas such as the internet, IoT, Intranets, e-commerce and distributed information systems. Course content includes industry led project management techniques in Agile and SCRUM and issues relating to the management and development of information systems in preparation for careers in industry and the commercial world.

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.

Student will work both independently and as part of a team, selecting and using appropriate strategies to solving business problems in the taught elements of the degree. The programme encourages them to consider the legal, social, ethical and professional issues that arise when working in a placement as well as when developing and using IT. The degree encourages you to become an independent learner, developing your analytical and self-reflective skills so that you become confident in oral, written and interpersonal communication.

**Why study with us?**

The Department of Computing and Information Systems, part of the Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities, offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Subjects range from computer science, computer security and forensics and software engineering to games development and creative digital media. Through a rigorous and rewarding course of study, students gain an impressive range of skills, making them attractive to employers.

Each discipline employs a wide variety of teaching strategies, ranging from lectures and lab sessions to class presentations and research projects. There is a strong focus on student support, both within the discipline and through our personal tutoring system.

Students are encouraged to access extracurricular activities within the department and across the university. Subject-related societies help prepare students for graduate employment.

Our proximity to central London has enabled us to establish valuable relationships with public sector, heritage and political organisations. Students develop their own links with these bodies through work placements and extracurricular activities such as volunteering.

Our students study on the university’s Greenwich Campus, which is part of the Old Royal Naval College and on the banks of the River Thames. The university’s largest campus, it is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century.

The surrounding town is a bustling mix of shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as some of the most famous tourist attractions in the country. There are also direct rail links into central London.

Course Modules

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

* Programming Foundations (15 credits)

* Digital Systems (15 credits)

* Scholarly and Academic Practice (15 credits)

* Logical Foundations (15 credits)

* Object Oriented Programming (15 credits)

* Database System Development (15 credits)

* Analytical Numeric and Statistical Methods (15 credits)

* Smart Systems (15 credits)

**Year 2**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

* Web Database Systems (15 credits)

* Professional Project Management (15 credits)

* User Interface Design (15 credits)

* Database Applications Technologies (15 credits)

* Group Project (15 credits)

* Distributed Interactive Application Development (15 credits)

Mandatory for this endorsement

* Information Analysis (15 credits)

* IT for Decision Making (15 credits)

**Year 3**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

* Individual Project (60 credits)

* Requirements Management (15 credits)

* Information Security (15 credits)

Mandatory for this endorsement

* Information and Content Management (15 credits)

* Database Management and Administration (15 credits)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science - BSc £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science - BSc £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
Bachelor of Science - BSc £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
Bachelor of Science - BSc £9,250 European Fees