Course Structure

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The first year is devoted to gaining a strong overall competence in computing technologies such as computers themselves, operating systems, web systems and the internet, and to acquiring fundamental mathematical skills.

In subsequent years specialisms in information technology, web systems and networking technologies will equip you with the necessary skills to work with computing technology across a broad spectrum of business enterprises to manage, improve and re-design the way business use computing systems.

In Year 3 you will have the opportunity to spend seven months on paid work placement. The INTRA programme integrates academic study with closely related jobs. It will give you an understanding of the professional and practical business world and will help you to stand out in the graduate employment market. You are prepared for this work placement through modules in Years 1 to 3, and especially through Business Communication Skills. The course includes elements of report writing, business communications and office practice.

In final year, you will study advanced modules in information systems, business strategy and management. In addition, you will complete a major team-based project.

Practical experience is a major component of your learning. Throughout the four years of the degree there are formal lectures with a strong emphasis on the practical applications in the computer labs and tutorials and on-going assessments and projects drawn from real world situations.

What will I study?

The table below is indicative of how the programme is structured over the four years. As with the strong emphasis on practical work, there is also a focus on transferable skills such as communication skills, teamwork, analytical skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, resource management, ethical awareness and research skills.

Year 1

  • Introduction to Computer Hardware and operating systems
  • Management and Business Game
  • Web Design and Digital World
  • IT Mathematics
  • Web Programming
  • Networks & Internet and Managing Enterprise Computer Systems
  • Business Applications

Year 2

  • Quantitative analysis for business decisions
  • Business Systems Analysis
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Business Database Management
  • Fundamentals of Computer Programming
  • Developing Internet Applications
  • Business Communication Skills
  • Enterprise Computer Systems Configuration

Year 3

  • IT Service Management
  • Software and Systems Testing
  • Business Information Management and IT Architecture
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • "INTRA" Paid Work Placement Programme (7 months)

Year 4

  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Software Processs Improvement
  • Project Management & Procurement
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Process Management
  • IT Security Management
  • IT Law and Ethics
  • Enterprise Computing Team Project (final year project)


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