Solihull College & University Centre

Business Systems and Technology Solihull College & University Centre Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Newman University, Birmingham


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Course summary

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A technologically focused degree aimed at providing students with a rounded understanding of Computing systems employed within Industry. This course considers how business drives the demand for technology and how technology supports new areas of business. Students will study the development of cutting-edge web sites, investigate the interactivity in modern interface design, analyse commercial activities and the processes within project management.

Course details


Year 1:
-Networking Fundamentals
-Multi-platform Web Design
-Systems Analysis and Development
-User Centered Design and Prototyping
-Analysing the Business Environment
-Personal Development, Academic Skills and Employability

Year 2:
-Networking Management
-Research and professional practice

  • Project Management
    -Mobile Applications Development for Business
    -Database Design and Development
    -Introduction to Finance

Year 3:

  • Business Project/Dissertation
    -Enterprise Systems
    -Computer Security
    -Managing Technological Innovation
    -Business Entrepreneurship

Assessment method

The course is delivered through a range of lectures, seminars, group practicals, workshops, discussion forums and tutorials.

Learners will be expected to undertake both group-led and independent learning and will need to undertake guided reading to support the taught subjects. During the academic year, students will develop research skills, organisational skills, analytical thinking and the production of an employment portfolio. Students will also receive the support of a Personal Tutor, assigned during the induction period.

The first year contact hours are 14 in total
The second year contact hours are 11 in total
The third year contacts hours are 6 in total

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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 I200
Institution code S26
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

This course is not available for International applications

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points Must be in a relevant subject such as Computing and/ or Business disciplines.
A level A*A*A*A* - DDDD Must be in a relevant subject such as Computing and/ or Business disciplines.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Must be in a relevant subject such as Computing and/ or Business disciplines.
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 15 credits
Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject such as (Business or IT).Acheiving a minimum of 60 credits with 45 at level 3, with at least 15 credits at Distinction, 15 credits at Merit and 15 at Pass profile.
Scottish Higher Please contact Solihull College & University Centre for further information.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE C/4 or above in English and Mathematics or equivalent will be required.
HNC (BTEC) M For entry into year two of the BSc (HONS) Business Systems and Technology a minimum of 120 credits at Merit profile or above and must be in a relevant subject such as Business and/or Computing disciplines.
HND (BTEC) M For entry into the third year of the BSc (HONS) Business Systems and Technology course a minimum of 240 credits at Merit profile at level 5 or above and must be in a relevant subject such as Business and/or Computing disciplines.

We make offers based on an overall Merit profile (96 UCAS tariff points), we consideration all aspects of an application and applicants will receive a personalised offer from Solihull College & University Centre

Other qualifcations and combinations of qualifcations will be considered and maybe also acceptable - please contact

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have appropriate industry and life experiences will have their prior learning and skills taken into account. Applicants may be required to complete an Aptitude assessment (this will be advised at interview).


All applicants are required to attend an interview and will be notified of the date via email and UCAS Track. Applicants applying from outside the West Midlands alternative interview arrangements can be made for you but we strongly encourage all prospective applicants come along to view Solihull College and University Centre’s facilities and meet the teaching teams.
At Interview original certificates including GCSE’s will be required, applicants applying for our Early Years courses will be required to bring evidence of DBS check, Art & Design and Media students a portfolio or show reel will also be required for interview.
Mature students who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have appropriate industry and life experiences will have their prior learning and skills taken into account.
Please allow 28 working days from receiving of your application to a decision being made and UCAS Track to be updated. This time may increase if there is missing information from your application (applicants will be contacted directly to request this) or during busy application periods such as 15th January equal consideration date and possibly February.


Applicants will be required to bring with them a completed assignment of your choice that you feel demonstrates your achievement

English language requirements

Students who are non-native English speakers, or who have not studied the final two years of school in English, but can demonstrate capability in English at a standard commensurate to IELTS 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 being awarded on individual sections for a level 4, 5 or 6 qualification, will be considered as eligible to apply for the programme/course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,500 Year 1
EU £7,500 Year 1
England £7,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,500 Year 1
Scotland £7,500 Year 1
Wales £7,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

This course offers students the opportunity to study additionally where students are encouraged to work towards vendor specific qualifications within their program of study, such as MCTS, MCAS (Microsoft Certified Technology / Application Specialist). Other specialised qualifications may also be studied such as the CISCO CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry) or CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) awards. Other vendor specific qualifications may also be studied via e-learning on request.

Sponsorship information

Solihull College & University Centre will be offering both Academic Scholarships and Bursaries for students applying to study either full time or part time courses from September 2018. Please see our website for further information

Provider information

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Solihull College & University Centre
Blossomfield Road
B91 1SB

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