This degree is suitable for students who have the breadth of mind to tackle both computer and management science and want to build the businesses of tomorrow with computer technology.
The course includes programming and is primarily technical in nature.
Graduates of City's BSc (Hons) Business Computing Systems have the skills to design computer systems, analyse organisational problems and design appropriate IT solutions.
The course provides the technical and managerial knowledge to implement computer solutions to business challenges and will enable you to develop commercially valuable skills in City's laboratories.
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT (British Computing Society), exempting you from their professional examinations and offering a pathway to chartered status.
In addition, the following is required:
If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to take a foundation programme first. These programmes are designed to prepare students for entry to City's undergraduate courses.
INTO City University London offers an International Foundation programme in Computer Science. This course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in purpose-built study facilities. Successful completion of the International Foundation programme at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this degree.
If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:
Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.
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Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.
You can apply to up to five universities on the form. The UCAS code for City University London is C60.
Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.
UCAS has implemented an ‘invisibility of choices’ policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each university can see only their entry and not those of other universities you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.
You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £23 application fee. If you want to apply to City University London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.
Your application for entry in September 2017 should arrive at UCAS between 1st September 2016 and 15th January 2017. Applications that arrive after 15th January 2017 will be considered only at the University’s discretion.
When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.
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Your introduction to coding at City
The School has its own dedicated placements team that provides on-hand placement and internship support and guidance for students throughout their studies. You can undertake one of the following placement schemes:
Our dedicated team of placement specialists, the Professional Liaison Unit, has extensive experience in helping students to secure placement employment across a range of industries. The team also has longstanding relationships with an impressive and diverse range of companies spanning both large and small organisations including start-ups in Tech City.
Placements are highly encouraged at City; students that complete a placement year benefit from gaining professional experience working on real-life projects and are also more likely to; achieve higher grades, secure a graduate-level job and earn a higher salary.
The School's computer science laboratories are equipped with modern and up-to-date hardware and software required for you to progress through your studies and acquire skills and knowledge that will form basis for your future career within IT.
From Oracle’s leading commercial object-relational database server to PCs with state-of-art NVidia GPUs, used for computer graphics, students will have access to all necessary tools required for their studies across all computer science disciplines.
All of City's computer lab Windows 7 PCs are equipped with a huge range of software. View a full list of the pre-installed software.
We offer a free language course for City University London students.
You will learn through a combination of lectures, case studies, seminars and laboratory sessions. Project and group work aim to develop creativity and problem-solving and play a major part in the course. Learning is also supported by City's online e-learning system.
Assessment is by examination and coursework although some components, such as the team project, are assessed by coursework alone.
Your final degree classification is determined from assessments in year 2 (40%) and year 3 (60%).
City's BSc (Hons) Business Computing Systems degree course will develop your skills to enable you to create computer solutions for business challenges.
While at City, you will:
For your project, you can work with an organisation to develop real-world business solutions.
All Computer Science courses at City share a common first year. You can select your final degree course at the end of the first year.
In year one, you study six core modules:
In year two, as a full-time student, you take a further six core modules and undertake a project. If you are on the Professional Pathway scheme, you undertake IT work experience while studying part-time for Part 2 and Part 3 over three years.
Core modules include:
In year three, as a full-time student, you take one core module in requirements engineering and may choose four elective modules from a list of over twenty. As an Honours student, you undertake an individual project, researching and developing systems in an area of your own specialist interest.
Elective modules include:
City's BSc (Hons) Business Computing Systems graduates move on to careers including:
Information taken from Unistats.