Aston University, Birmingham

Business Computing and IT Aston University, Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course description

Our four-year BSc Computing and Information Technology (IT) course, with an integrated placement year, meets the needs of students interested in pursuing a career working in business where IT business management support and consultancy, as well as advice, is involved. The course will develop your IT knowledge, giving you the skills needed to provide organisations with consultative support, strategic direction and technological insight.
IT is vital to the management and communication of information in the modern business environment, and effective business computing requires managers with knowledge of human and managerial issues in addition to technical considerations. You’ll learn about the relationship between technical knowledge and human design, understanding the complex role of IT in business and how it can be used to drive change for competitive advantage.

Our recent graduates have been successful in securing roles at well-known companies such as Thomson Reuters, Capgemini, Deutsche Bank and the Bank of England in roles including Product Manager, SAP Supply Chain Consultant, Business Analyst and Developer.

Key course benefits
• As part of your degree you’ll undertake a professional placement, gaining valuable practical experience in the field of your chosen subject area
• Learn the key skills to bridge the gap between business and IT, using technology to solve key business problems
• Five years after graduating, employed Aston business graduates earn an average of £35,900 (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO), 2018)

Course details

  • Year 1 – You will study a range of topics, designed to give you a solid foundation for your business degree.

  • Year 2 – From the second year onwards your studies focus on business computing and IT and will involve ‘hands-on’ work with spreadsheets, databases, simulations and knowledge-based systems. You’ll study systems analysis and decision support, effective management consultancy and the management of IT resources within a business.

  • Year 3 – You will undertake a professional placement or may choose an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK and EU students.

  • Year 4 – During your final year you’ll study a range of core and optional modules, giving you the opportunity to specialise in a project that matches your interests. Subject areas will include Management Consultancy, Market Research, Supply Chain Management and e-Commerce Theory and Practice.

Course details

Modules

The First Year studied on all Aston Business School undergraduate degree programmes is designed to give students a broad knowledge of business and management. Many employers seek graduates with good 'all round' knowledge of a range of business functions. The broad range of subjects studied ensures that our graduates are some of the most employable in the country, whilst also allowing a transfer between certain programmes.


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 NG45
Institution code A80
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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
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 (Please see this webpage for more details - https ://www2aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextuaI­offer)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three full A2 Levels.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points 5,5,5 in 3 Higher Level subjects

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course.

Aston University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed here and you wish to check whether they meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,600 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

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 ** 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.

Provider information

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Aston University, Birmingham
Aston Triangle
Birmingham
B4 7ET


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions

0121 204 3000