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Business Information Technology
Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Business Information Technology

Overview

Virtually all organisations use IT as part of their operation. However, they often don't use it to its full advantage. This course will develop your IT capabilities and business awareness so that you are able to help firms realise their full potential when it comes to IT. You will learn how to analyse existing systems, seek new ones and devise solutions that will be an advantage to any business.

You will gain an in-depth understanding of business concepts, databases, systems analysis and design, web design, IT technology strategies and information analysis alongside an awareness of ethical business practice. Practical lab-based work, team projects and placement opportunities will allow you to practise your skills.



Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including computer science.
This course will provide you with an extensive and well tested grounding in information systems, ICT and business. You will examine business strategy case studies from blue chip companies and contribute to producing critical business decisions fit for implementation in similar organisations.

You will develop client databases to suit business needs, either individually or in a team, and will critically evaluate the justification and need for IT systems within these organisations.

Course Features

  • Professional accreditations
  • Placements
  • Sandwich year
  • Study abroad option
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award

Entry Requirements

96
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 96 points required. (Minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2
Level 6 Entry:
Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in the cognate subjects of Computing or Information Technology.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:96 points required. (Minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2
Level 6 Entry:
Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in the cognate subjects of Computing or Information Technology.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
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Careers

Adil Ali

Careers

Adil Ali
Webmaster Mudfords Ltd

BSc (Hons) Computing

“Building a website as part of a group project gave me the confidence and experience in my current job to build a new e-commerce site from scratch in six months. My employers were so impressed with my skills that I’m now responsible for all areas of the website, including photographing products, SEO and online marketing.

Modules & learning

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Explore technologies that support website development, looking at user-centred design principles and applying appropriate evaluation techniques.

Study the system development life cycle, focusing on requirements capture, analysis and the modelling needed for the design of information systems.

An insight into computers, operating systems and networks, focussing on how these things work internally and how they work with each other.

The stages involved in the development of database systems. You'll acquire modelling and systems development skills, and examine ethical and professional issues related to the database development process.

Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of computing in the professional environment.

We will introduce you to essential business concepts and characteristics of organisations, looking at the issues and challenges associated with their effective management in the 21st century.

Analyse a range of theoretical and experimental concepts which will enable you to examine, analyse and model business systems in discrete time

You will be introduced to the technological and managerial issues of organizing in the digital era.

Increase your appreciation of the role of information in organisational environments. You will focus on the development and implementation of both packaged solutions and bespoke developments.

Build on your experience of designing and implementing databases as you use your database application development skills and programming knowledge to build robust applications.

Develop your understanding of concepts related to project management, focusing particularly on planning, organisation and control of resources in order to address a specific task, event or project towards completion.

Explore the design and development of dynamic websites. You will examine the design process as applied to the development of websites alongside server side web development, to a point where you are able to build a well-designed, interactive site.

Enhance your understanding of management and planning concepts in the exploitation of information systems, technologies and resources in sustaining corporate competitiveness.

An introduction to the latest developments in business intelligence, and in particular the ways in which they are applied, or could be applied, in business contexts.

An opportunity to develop a product, ideally for an external client. You will research, generate ideas, design, create, implement and evaluate your product, reflecting on your own performance throughout the process.

Human Computer Interaction

Emerging Technologies

Data Analysis & Visualisation

Green Computing Technologies

Digital Security

Intelligent Systems

Advanced Systems Analysis & Design

Colin Pattinson
Professor Colin Pattinson
Dean of School

Colin Pattinson is Professor of Mobile and Converging Technologies and Head of School of Computing and Creative Technologies; his research focuses on sustainable 'green' IT and computer network management.

In the School of Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering, our students and staff work together to design, build and maintain the digital technologies which are central to 21st-century life, work and leisure. I look forward to welcoming new students to our academic community to work with us into the future of computing and creative technologies.
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Fees & funding

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.

Facilities

  • IT Labs
    IT Labs

    The University is home to a number of modern specialist IT labs equipped with all the up-to-date hardware and software our computing students could need.

  • Library and online resources
    Library and online resources

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

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Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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