Why study this course? Business Computing BSc (Hons) approaches computing from a professional perspective and is designed to tackle the application of technology in a commercial context. It explores the design, implementation, and application of technical solutions to industry’s challenges. In a climate increasingly reliant on computing solutions, companies require individuals who can craft robust, reliable and user-friendly systems that drive organisational solutions. Business Computing BSc (Hons) develops the practical skills and knowledge you need to be part of this dynamic industry. This hands-on course provides you with development skills, such as SQL, PHP and Java to improve employability, whilst promoting the aptitude and problem-solving approaches to harness those skills to achieve strategic goals and develop business insight. Business Computing facilitates careers in data analysis, web design and development, databases, programming, systems analysis, IT management, as well as fostering entrepreneurs. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:
- You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
- Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).
- Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
- Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
- In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
Stage 1: • Digital Footprint (compulsory) • Computer Systems (compulsory) • Web Development (compulsory) • Software Engineering Fundamentals (compulsory) • Problem Solving & Programming (compulsory) • Database Design and Development (compulsory) Stage 2: • Quality and User-Centred Systems (compulsory) • Server Administration and Security (compulsory) • Group Project (compulsory) • Web Programming (compulsory) • Object-Relational Databases (compulsory) • Systems Design & Development (designated) • Website Design (designated) Optional Placement Year Stage 3: • Computing Dissertation (compulsory) • Modern Databases (compulsory) • Business Intelligence (compulsory) • IT Project Management (compulsory) • Cyber Security and Applied Cryptography (designated) • Media Technology (designated) Module information is quoted for 2023 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
You will be assessed on theory and practice through: • practical implementations • reports • essays • presentations • examinations Most modules are designed to develop problem solving techniques and interpersonal skills and many provide the opportunity for group work.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 (or C) or equivalent is required. Please note Key Skills or Functional Skills qualifications and their equivalents are not accepted.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|