Computer Science with Business (ITMB)

Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Our BSc Computer Science with Business course is offered as either a three or four year course with integrated placement year. We aim to produce graduate software developers who specialise in managing software development for business. We focus on the design, construction and application of computing systems to meet the requirements of business organisations. This programme has two main study themes: the methods of computing and how businesses operate and exploit computing effectively. The core of this programme is the design and construction of systems to inform management decision-making and facilitate business activity. You will extend your knowledge beyond the traditional business use of IT and be fully up to speed with new developments with the internet, e-business and distributed computing/multimedia systems. Career prospects continue to be strong for our computing scientists with their sound understanding of the principles and practical applications of computing. The majority of our graduates find stimulating and rewarding positions in computing related activities with suppliers and users or within a wide range of careers for which a university degree is a prerequisite e.g. programmer, systems analyst, systems engineer or teacher. Key course benefits:

  • This course is one of only 16 in the UK to be accredited as an ITMB programme by the Tech Partnership, the UK’s network of employers creating skills for the digital economy, this gives our students access to top companies, projects, employer networking events and graduate opportunities
  • Computer Science at Aston is ranked 4th for Graduate Prospects in the UK in the 2018 Complete University Guide
  • 86% of Computer Science with Business students were satisfied with the Teaching on their course in the 2017 National Student Survey
  • Computer Science is in the Top 25 for Teaching in the 2017 National Student Survey
  • Aston Computer Science graduates go on to earn £3,000 more than the sector average, three years after graduation (LEO, 2017)
  • Our optional placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects.

Course details

Modules

Subject Guide & Modules: This programme has two main study themes: the methods of computing and how businesses operate and exploit computing effectively. The core of this programme is the design and construction of systems to inform management decision-making and facilitate business activity. Computing for Business is approximately two thirds computing and one third business with considerable emphasis given to the integration of the two subjects. Since students join the programme from a variety of different backgrounds, year one brings everyone to the same level of knowledge. The principles of computer programme design and business organisation provide a firm grounding for the remaining two years of the programme. A wide range of options in the final year allow you to select specialised topics of particular interest to your chosen career. A full list of current modules is available on our website: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/eas/undergraduate/our-courses/bsc-computing-for-business/


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeG460
Institution code A80
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BBB - BCC BBB: Standard offer BBC: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B BCC: Contextual offer (more details https://www2.aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextual-offer)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in any subject. For other BTEC combinations please check Aston's web pages.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits P: 0 credits at level 3.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points with 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level subjects.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 grade C/4 in Mathematics and English Language.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16700 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2020 entry. 2021 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity **The latest information relating to EU fees for 2021 can be found on the UCAS website at: https://www.ucas.com/finance/finance-international-and-eu-students. The University is currently reviewing EU fees in response to recent government announcements and will publish EU fees for 2021 in due course. *** International Students: Tuition fees for international students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.
Computer Science with Business (ITMB) at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS