Business Information Technology with Placement Solent University (Southampton)

Undergraduate

Awarded by: Southampton Solent University

Are you hoping to start a career in information technology? On this British Computer Society accredited degree, you’ll focus on how information technology helps to support modern businesses as they strive to accomplish their strategic priorities. You’ll also learn a range of essential business and management skills, which are vital for an exciting and challenging career in IT.

Students studying information technology management here at Solent will have the opportunity to use the latest software and hardware in our dedicated computing and networking labs. These include our usability labs, which use eye-tracking technology to test the functionality of digital platforms and the quality of the user experience.

Southampton Solent University also operates a devices lab - an area which contains a range of mobile devices for website and application testing.

Successful students will have the opportunity to gain an Oracle certification alongside their degree. This shows employers that they possess proven skills and opens up the door to further certification through the ‘Oracle University’ programme.

Business information technology at Southampton Solent University has a strong focus on employability. This means that the curriculum is designed to equip students with skills that are relevant to employers. Students are also encouraged to take part in placements in their third year of study, or during their summer breaks.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Modules

Year oneCore unitsSystems Analysis and DesignIntroduction to DatabasesWeb Technologies Problem Solving through ProgrammingIntroduction to Professional PracticeBusiness Information ManagementYear twoCore unitsInformation Systems DesignEnterprise Database DevelopmentAnalytics and Business IntelligenceDeveloping for the InternetGraduate and Professional DevelopmentOptionsHuman-Digital Interaction Design
Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.
Year threeCore unitsProject (double unit) Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence Software Requirements Project ManagementOptionsHuman-Computer InteractionWeb Application DevelopmentInternet of ThingsData ScienceCurriculum Plus
*Creative Business Start-up
*Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Assessment method

Assessment will be presentations, practical work, written assignments and group work. There are very few formal examinations.


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 G562
Institution code S30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component-TOEFL is only valid for EU students or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University. The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course. Note to all international students requiring a visa: All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points A minimum of two A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma at DMM or BTEC Diploma at D*D* or equivalent.

Alternative entry to this course is available through the Computing Foundation Year.
A level C C C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
P: 15 credits
60 Credits overall with 45 at Merit Level and 15 at Pass Level
AS In combination with other qualifications
Extended Project In combination with other qualifications
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma D*D*
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D* D*
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) In combination with other qualifications


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
TOEFL (iBT) 80.0 TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component-TOEFL is only valid for EU students

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.