On this course you will gain a thorough understanding of how information technology and computer-based systems can facilitate the needs of business. Through a mixture of theory and real world practice, you will learn how to assess organisational problems and to create the best computing solutions to solve the business needs.
By specialising in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), you will learn about how to understand the user experience, and to use that understanding to help build systems that better meet users needs.
Computer Science at Brunel
Study at Brunel and youll be working with staff internationally recognised for their state-of-the-art subject knowledge. Our Department of Computer Science was ranked top in the country for "Research Power" in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). In fact almost 85% of our research was rated World-leading or Internationally Excellent.
More than 50 academic staff teach in the Department, many having a background in the computer industry. Practically all are involved in our applied computing research which includes information systems, software engineering, knowledge-based systems, and simulation modelling.
We also have a high quality infrastructure to match including more than 250 computers and servers for exclusive student use all running state-of-the-art software. The Department of Computer Science is a member of the Microsoft Alliance, the Apple iOS Academic Developer Programme and is an nVidia CUDA Teaching Center.
This course aims to make you knowledgeable about computing in industrial and commercial organisations, equipping you to assess what computing solution is required in specific circumstances.
It also allows you to focus on a Human-Computer Interaction specialism in addition to the core Business Computing content.
£1,000 placement yearStart date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
Our Level 1 course meets the needs of students joining us from a wide variety of backgrounds and with diverse computing experience. These classes build a firm foundation for the rest of your degree by introducing you to the style and ethos of both the School and the computing profession.
By the end of Level 1, youll have covered the fundamental concepts of computer science and the computer-based systems necessary in business.
Typical Level 1 modules
Level 1 Group Project
Data and Information
Information Systems and Organisations
Logic and Computation
Youll further specialise in Business Computing including systems analysis and design. Youll also explore human and organisational aspects of computer-based systems, as well as the changes in processes and technology that organisations must make if theyre to get the best from their information.
Typical Level 2 modules
Level 2 Group Project
Software Development and Management
Business Analysis and Process Modelling
ICTs in Society
In this final year, you will specialise in Human-Computer Interaction. At the same time youll study options to broaden your understanding of computing. Youll begin to address research-level issues in areas such as e-business, social media and other Web 2.0 technologies, information systems, simulation modelling and artificial intelligence.
Typical Level 3 modules
Final Year Business Computing Project
Software Project Management
Advanced Topics in Business Computing
Final year project
This is a substantial individual project for which you research a topic in Human-Computer Interaction in-depth. If youre on a sandwich course its quite likely that this project will be of interest to future employers. This is assessed and is worth a third of your Level 3 marks.
Level 3 Example Options
On the Business Computing (Human-Computer Interaction) course, the specialist module will make up one of your options, and you can choose one other from the list below:
We revise the options available each year to reflect the range of specialist interests among our staff, and industry trends
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IELTS band : 6.5 CAE score : 60(Grade C)
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C are also required.
No work experience is required.
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