University of Greenwich

Computing (Information Systems) University of Greenwich Degree level: Undergraduate

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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 details

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)

Assessment method

The course is assessed using a variety of assessment methods including examinations, coursework, practical submissions, demonstrations and presentations, and Final Year Project with Dissertation with an evaluation report of 10,000 to 12,000 word.

Final Year Projects are also submitted to an End of Year Show which are attended by Employers and Recruiters from the IT Industry.

Teaching and learning will be achieved primarily through taught courses, based around material provided in lectures it is further enhanced by team work and role‐play. In addition, students will be encouraged to extend their knowledge by:

  • Exploring other sources of information
  • Self‐study
  • Discussion of ethical dilemmas
  • Directed research and reading
  • Self‐study using other materials and the use of on‐line resources.

Students will be encouraged to use other information sources and documentation, such as online journals and eBooks available through the University's eLibrary. Students will be encouraged at all times to develop their critical faculties and exercise creative problem solving. The final year project gives the opportunity for students to further enhance these skills.

The assessment methods are defined in each module description. Each section will be assessed by an appropriate combination of:

  • Examination
  • Coursework
  • Presentations
  • Peer assessment
  • Logs and/or tests.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code G411
Institution code G70
Campus name University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus)
Campus code G

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full-time education and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test. For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136. International students should apply online at www.gre.ac.uk/apply. For further information, e-mail international@gre.ac.uk.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC At least 2 A-levels or equivalent qualifications PLUS GCSE English and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications such as Key Skills Level 2.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Attendance of a talk on the programme, followed by an interview with an academic member of staff. For international students, these can be conducted virtually.

Other

**Admissions Test**

For students who lack the appropriate Maths and English GCSEs or IELTS, an equivalent test maybe requested to be taken at the Maritime campus.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see our website for full information, including course exceptions - https://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/fees/undergraduate-fees

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University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
Greenwich
SE10 9LS


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