Aston University, Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
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)
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.
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
|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
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|