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BSc (Hons) Computing for Business
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Our Computing for Business course teaches you how to apply emerging technology in a business environment. It covers core computing skills and specialised modules focusing on business intelligence - database systems, project management, analysis and design.
You'll have the opportunity to work on projects in the local community and further afield, applying your developing knowledge and providing practical solutions for real-life problems.
Whether you choose to continue with your studies or go straight into work, the course will equip you with the skills and expertise employers and investors are looking for.
Our Industrial Liaison Group maintains close links with industry and employers, ensuring our course reflects the latest developments in business practice and technological development.
The extended course is perfect if you want a degree in Computing for Business but you don't have the standard entry requirements. First we prepare you for your degree during an extra Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree.
What makes this course different
Optional placement year available
Our computing courses are ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2020)
Our computing courses are 2nd in London and 3rd in the country overall amongst all modern universities (Guardian 2019)
We are accredited by British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for IT, meaning your degree will be recognised worldwide.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
The Computing for Business course is either three years full-time, four years with an optional one-year work placement or five years part-time. We're fully accredited by the British Computer Society, the chartered institute for IT, so our course will set you on the path to becoming a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).
In your first year, you'll cover core components of computing in business such as information systems modelling and design, programming, web technologies and network systems. Our practical approach to learning will ensure you get plenty of hands-on experience.
You'll also complete a year-long project of your choice in your final year, with the chance to work with others nationally and internationally.
There's also the option to undertake a year-long industrial placement after your second year, usually paid. We have long-standing links with many well-known employers who can offer you a worthwhile placement. Like many of our students, you could go on to gain permanent employment with your placement organisation.
We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.
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- Core Modules
To enable you to develop the core and future skills necessary for the study of computing at HE level by enhancing critical and effective reading and writing, engaging in successful team work and using problem solving strategies.
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Mental Wealth; Professional Life (Group Project)
The aim of this module is to provide learners with the basic concepts and the skills needed to complete simple group projects successfully. The emphasis is on practical activities, problem solving, different aspects of project development and the production of good quality project and documentation.
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Level 4 Primers
- Introduces and prepares Foundation (level 3) students to the modules they will study at level 4
- Introduces the topics of Software Development, Computer Systems and Networks, Web Technologies, Information’s Systems Modelling and Design, Maths for Computing and level 4 skills
To provide fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the principles of mathematics suitable for further study in applied mathematics.
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Introduction to Computing
- Equip students with an understanding of computing principles and an understanding of the fundamentals of Hardware and Software, which can provide an opportunity for students to gain appreciation of the practical skills involved in computer systems.
- Develop a better understanding of computations to solve problems, analysing problems and procedures.
- Develop a better understanding of algorithms, languages and programming
- Provide an opportunity to students to understand the connections between the different areas of computing.
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Business Information Systems
The aim of this module is to introduce learners to the basic concepts and the design of Information systems, to promote an understanding of the characteristics of Information and the different methods of developing Information Systems, and to introduce security of IS. The emphasis is on practical activities, problem solving, system analysis and the production of good quality documentation.
- Core Modules
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Information Systems Modelling and Design
The main aims of this module are: to develop skills and techniques required for analysing, modelling and designing information systems and understand the legal, social, ethical and professional issues relating to the information systems development.
This module provides you with the skills necessary to design, implement and test software applications using a high-level programming language. The module is taught from first principals and assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. The module focuses on programming fundamentals such as variables, control structures, arrays and the procedural programming methodology and then goes on to introduce the object-oriented programming concepts of objects, classes and inheritance.
The module will allow learners to examine the requirements for web applications and to select appropriate tools and techniques with which to design and build them. They will be able to use those selected tools and techniques to design, implement and test web pages. They will be able to provide professional documentation for the web pages produced.
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Maths for Computing
This module will help you build fundamental knowledge in mathematical concepts and skills that are required for the study and application of computer science. This module starts with the basic arithmetic and algebraic concepts that are used in almost every aspect of computer science. This is followed by topics on logic that are fundamental concepts used in the functioning of computer hardware and design and programming of software. Computer science theory heavily relies on proofs. This module will handle the basics of proof techniques. The module will go on to cover topics in basic abstract and linear algebra and touch upon advance topics like groups and using matrices to solve systems of linear equations. Finally, the basics of probability and some concepts in statistics will be covered.
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Computer Systems and Networks
The module aims to provide a basic understanding of computer architecture and the relationship between hardware and software components of a computer system. It also aims to equip you with an understanding of the fundamentals of computer networking.
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Mental Wealth; Professional Life 1 (IT Project Pitching)
Developing fundamental professional skills is increasingly critical for successful graduate-level employment, entrepreneurship and career progression in the 4th industrial revolution.
This module will provide you with the opportunity to identify the skills, competencies and experience required for successful development to, and in, a range of potential future career areas.
Herein you will begin to recognise the areas for their own personal professional development through taught and workshop activity.
Central to the developmental process is for each student to cultivate the reflective skills, openness and self-awareness to enable themselves to assess what they are doing, identify areas for improvement, and confidently receive and give constructive feedback. Students will additionally develop knowledge of strategies to advance their own emotional intelligence through 'life style' and 'self care' approaches to inform their health and wellbeing.
Having acquired understanding of the key developmental areas, students will have an opportunity to form groups and develop, then pitch IT project ideas to an in-house IT consultancy micro-business, and be mentored and supervised by students from higher years in developing these ideas. In this position they will learn and begin to apply the skills developed elsewhere in their studies (and from external activities) as required in the workplace.
- Core Modules
This module aims to provide you with the theoretical and practical knowledge that influences the design, implementation and applications of database management systems. It promotes the understanding of database systems in information management by providing technical skills that are required to deploy a database management system using various languages and tools that can be used within games development.
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Business Intelligence Analysis
This module provides you with the knowledge of the current trends in business intelligence analysis techniques and related topics and expose you to the skills, techniques and programming tools that yield the current industrial standards for data analysis.
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Web and Mobile App Development
The aim of this module is to give you hands on experience of a variety of advanced software development methodologies and techniques for developing industry standard software applications using front end and back end tools.
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Mental Wealth; Professional Life 2 (Computing in Practice)
Developing fundamental professional skills are increasingly critical for successful graduate-level employment, entrepreneurship and career progression in the 4th industrial revolution.
This module equips you with the skills that are needed to make successful applications for jobs within the IT sector, provides you with opportunities to gain experience of working in the IT industry and apply their knowledge of information and communication technologies, gained elsewhere in their programmes, to the solution of a real-world business problem
Herein you will advance the areas identified at level 4 for their own personal professional development (including emotional, social, physical, cultural and cognitive intelligences) through taught and workshop activity.
You will reflect on the success of the strategies that they employed to further develop their reflective skills, self-awareness, 'life style' and 'self-care' approaches and where necessary improve their approaches.
Students will have an opportunity to gain work experience in an external IT company or have the opportunity to select an in-house microbusiness to join. In this position they will take on a specific production role, working collaboratively with peers and academic staff on a live project. In doing so they will apply the skills learnt elsewhere in their studies (and external development) required in the workplace.
The main aims of this module are:
To provide apprentices with an overview of the different types of threat to networks and computer systems, and the measures that can be put in place to counteract and mitigate against these threats. The module also will introduce you to some of digital forensics investigation techniques and imaging tools.
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Information Systems, Strategy and Management
The module equips students with a detailed understanding of the impact of various information systems from the strategic management and operational perspective of organisation. It provides opportunities for the students to learn decision making process, data analytics, risk management and IT audit for managing information system for an organisation.
- Optional Modules
This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge.
The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.
- Core Modules
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Business Continuity Planning
Provides students with a thorough understanding of the concepts and aspects of business continuity and information security management system. Enables students to develop an effective business continuity planning and to perform an audit so that organisations can undertake proactive measures in order to continue functioning after a major system failure or security incident, aligning with the relevant standards.
This module provides students with a thorough understanding of the role of ICT projects in the context of an enterprise environment. The students also expose the critical challenges in managing a project in meeting organisational objectives and satisfying the requirements of a project portfolio. It aims to develop a professional approach towards utilising standard methodologies, tools and techniques in managing information systems projects.
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Enterprise Architecture and Cloud Computing
This module provides students with in-depth understanding of the concepts and principles underpinning the application of Enterprise Architecture and Cloud Computing in business. The module furnishes students with an understanding of the supporting technologies, portals and collaboration tools used for the development of Enterprise Architecture. It also examines the relationship between Enterprise frameworks and Web based Enterprise Architecture. This module provides students with needed techniques for investigating and analysing the various cloud deployment models, platforms and development of cloud systems. The module provides students with the skills needed to develop Enterprise portal for different Enterprise Architectures and Enterprise Cloud Computing Systems. This module furnishes students with the knowhow to evaluate the methods used for developing and or simulating web portals using software packages. The module provides students with the understanding of future industrial and research trends in information systems development by reviewing established concepts and upcoming techniques in Cloud, COBIT, ITIL.
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Advance Topics in Business Computing
This module provides the student with the opportunity to look at the latest industry sector developments in the field of Business Computing. This module aims to provide students with the core theoretical and practical background required for business application development. You will develop in-depth practical skills from the forefront of the emerging field of business computing.
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Mental Wealth; Professional Life 3 (Project)
Developing professional skills are increasingly critical for successful graduate-level employment, entrepreneurship and career progression in the 4th industrial revolution.
This module will provide you with the opportunity to apply the full range of skills, competencies and experience required for successful development to, and in, a range of potential future career areas.
Herein you will advance the areas identified at level 5 for their own personal professional development (including emotional, social, physical, cultural and cognitive intelligences) through taught and workshop activity.
You will undertake a sizeable piece of individual academic work in an area of your own interest relevant to, and demonstrating technical skills acquired in, your programme of study. You will normally need to research one or more academic topic areas and then apply your findings to the construction of a computer-based system.
You will consider the ethical, legal, social, and professional issues in the construction of systems and the project will require appropriate research, analysis, design, implementation, quality assurance, evaluation and project management.
You will reflect on the success of the strategies that you employed to further develop your reflective skills, self-awareness, 'life style' and 'self care' approaches and where necessary improve your approaches.
You will have an opportunity to select an in-house microbusiness to join in the role of 'Manager'. In this position you will oversee the successful operation of the enterprise, coach and mentor students new to the programme. Working collaboratively with peers and academic staff, you will ensure the effective delivery of a live project by managing people and physical resources. In doing so you will apply the skills learnt elsewhere in your studies (and from external activities) required in the workplace.
HOW YOU'LL LEARN
Our teaching emphasises practical skills, giving you as much chance as possible to take learning out of the classroom and apply your new abilities in real-life situations. Schemes like our popular Going Global initiative will give you the chance to travel abroad to apply your learning.
You'll have access to first-class teaching and learning facilities and a wide range of computing resources. We use specialised labs to study operating system environments such as Windows Server and Linux, as well as networking and web technologies. You'll be given software tools for programming, database development, internet access and web-based development.
If you'd like to go on an industry placement, we can help. Our Industrial Liaison Group maintains business connections and our Placement Office is there to help you find you the right opportunity. Many students go on to work with their placement organisations after they graduate.
In your final year, you'll work on a year-long individual project of your choice. It's a chance to follow your own interests, though our research team are there to offer ideas, inspiration or advice.
A significant proportion of your time will also be spent working in groups with your fellow students. Experience of group working is essential for graduates who wish to work in the IT industry.
The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity.
This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year dependent on your course. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm.
Throughout the course, you'll be supported by a personal tutor. There are also specialist support services for students with dyslexia or English as a second language, as well as advice services for an accommodation, finance, career, IT training and learning resources.
HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED
We'll assess you through a combination of coursework and exams. Coursework might include presentations, software demonstrations, research-based assignments and practical exercises involving system or program specification, coding and testing.
You'll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.
CAMPUS and FACILITIES
Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD
Our campus and the surrounding area
Our waterfront campus in the historic Royal Docks provides a modern, well-equipped learning environment.
Join us and you'll be able to make the most of our facilities including contemporary lecture theatres and seminar rooms, art studios and exhibition spaces, audio and visual labs and a multimedia production centre.
Features include our 24/7 Docklands library, our £21m SportsDock centre, a campus shop and bookstore, the Children's Garden Nursery, cafés, eateries, a late bar, plus Student Union facilities, including a student lounge.
University of East London is one of the few London universities to provide on campus accommodation. Our Docklands Campus Student Village houses close to 1,200 students from around the world. We are well connected to central London and London City Airport is just across the water. We also run a free bus service that connects Docklands with Stratford campuses.
WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE
The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.
Arish is a Lecturer at the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering.See full profile
Dr Aaron Kans is the Principal Computer Science Lecturer and currently the Head of the Department of Computer Science and Digital Technologies.See full profile
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YOUR FUTURE CAREER
IT skills really matter in today's business world, from small start-ups to huge multinational companies. There's a shortage of people with up-to-date skills and understanding, and organisations need these to fully realise their potential.
Our Computing for Business graduates combine business knowledge with technical ability. You'll be qualified for many different IT jobs including a systems/business/information analyst, a systems developer or integrator or a web applications developer. You could also progress quickly into management roles in the IT and information systems fields.
For graduates who want to continue their studies at postgraduate level, the Computing for Business undergraduate course provides a suitable entry route to a variety of master's courses, both at UEL and elsewhere.
Some of our graduates work with local businesses to develop their projects from the initial idea to a complete solution as full stack developers. We have graduates working with web technologies, making and developing apps, working on information analysis and supporting IT infrastructures.
The combination of theory and practical projects that you'll experience during your course will give you a head start when looking for a job. You'll have hands-on experience of using open source software such as PHP, MongoDB, MySQL and corporate software such as Oracle and SAS.
Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.
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Where the nature of the research programme means that some assignment of intellectual property rights to UEL is appropriate, we will take what steps that we can to ensure that your interests are protected. UEL will take reasonable endeavours to ensure:-
- the scope of the assignment is narrow, and is restricted to what is necessary, for example to protect UEL’s legitimate interests in the intellectual property created as party to a research programme;
- the application of the assignment is clearly defined, so that it is clear to you in which circumstances the assignment will apply;
- where the assignment of the intellectual property is appropriate in the circumstances, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the rights of the parties are evenly balanced (for example, your work being acknowledged in a publication and, where appropriate, subject to an appropriate revenue sharing scheme)
- where UEL claims ownership of intellectual property rights in relation to a taught programme of study, such treatment of those rights will be made clear in the published information relating to that programme.
14) How we communicate with you
UEL will communicate with you via a variety of channels, including postal letter, e-mail, SMS text message and online notices. To enable this, we request that you provide us with your e-mail address, postal address, and contact telephone number when you first enrol.
Throughout your studies, it is important that you keep your contact details up to date. You can view and edit this information by logging into our student portal, UEL Direct at www.uel.ac.uk/Direct.
We will create a UEL e-mail account for you after you enrol. Your e-mail address will be your student number, prefixed with a ‘u’ and followed by ‘@uel.ac.uk’ – e.g.: firstname.lastname@example.org. UEL will use this e-mail address to communicate with you and it is important that you regularly check and manage this mailbox for important updates and information.
You can access your email account, plus information about our services, news and events by logging into our Intranet, intranet.uel.ac.uk. At the login screen, enter your email address (as above) and password.Your default UEL password will be your date of birth, formulated as DD-MMM-YY, e.g. 31-jan-84.
Your UEL email account and associated UEL IT accounts will be deleted not more than 6 months after you graduate or withdraw from your programme of study (if earlier).
15)University of East London Students' Union
The University of East London Students' Union (UELSU) represents students at UEL. By enrolling at UEL you are automatically granted membership of both UELSU and the National Union of Students (NUS). If you wish to opt out from this membership, please inform UELSU in writing at either email@example.com by writing to: Chief Executive, UELSU, University of East London, Docklands Campus, 4-6 University Way, London E16 2RD.
UELSU provides a range of services and support to students and can provide advice and representation on any matter affecting the contract between you and UEL. For further information on this support, please visit www.uelunion.org
16) Students studying at partner institutions
If you are undertaking a programme of study at a partner institution you will need to generally abide by the above terms and also those of the partner institution. Further information and support in understanding these terms is available from the Academic Partnership Office -firstname.lastname@example.org.
17) International students - additional responsibilities
All international students must also comply with UK Visa and Immigration requirements. All international students are required to hold a valid visa which permits study in the UK or hold a Tier 4 visa/have applied for a Tier 4 visa with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies issued by UEL. Students who are being sponsored under a Tier 4 student visa must also understand and comply with the responsibilities of their student visa and co-operate with UEL in fulfilling our Tier 4 duties.
18) Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
UEL is committed to working together to build a learning community founded on equality of opportunity – a learning community which celebrates the rich diversity of our student and staff populations and one in which discriminatory behaviour is challenged and not tolerated within our community.
Within the spirit of respecting difference, our equality and diversity policies promise fair treatment and equality of opportunity for all regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability or religion/belief (or lack of). In pursuing this aim, we want our community to value and to be at ease with its own diversity and to reflect the needs of the wider community within which we operate.
For further information on this inclusive approach to education please visit our Student Policies page.
We welcome feedback on our programmes and services and facilitate this in a variety of ways, including programme committees, module evaluation forms and surveys.
However, if you are dissatisfied with a particular service or programme or the manner in which it has been delivered, you must let the person responsible for that service know as we will always try to resolve matters at the earliest opportunity via informal conciliation. If you are unsure who to approach, please e-mail The Hub who will be able to direct your concerns appropriately.
If you remain dissatisfied with a service or programme, or the manner in which it is delivered, you should refer to our formal complaints procedure to have the matter formally addressed.
In addition, once you have enrolled onto your programme, you will also have access to the Advice and Information Service offered by UELSU. This access is not available to students studying at partner institutions.
If you wish to cancel this contract within 14 days of enrolment onto your programme, you must do so in writing by sending your request to email@example.com. Any fees that you have paid will be refunded – please see Fees Policy for further information on obtaining a refund.
21) Further guidance
If any of the information in these Terms of Admittance or related policies are unclear or if you have any questions, please contact The Hub for guidance on +44 (0) 208 223 4444.
22) Right to advice
This is a consumer contract and you are able to obtain independent advice in relation to its terms and conditions from UELSU as well as your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
Neither you nor UEL will be liable for failure to perform their obligations under these Terms of Admittance if such failure arises from unforeseeable events, circumstances or causes outside of that party's reasonable control. Examples of such events include, but are not limited to, war, terrorism, industrial disputes, natural disaster, fire and national emergencies.
Only you and UEL are parties to these Terms of Admittance. No other person shall have any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of these Terms of Admittance.
Failure or delay by you or UEL to exercise any right or remedy provided under this contract shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.
These Terms of Admittance are governed by the law of England and Wales and you and UEL agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.