/Computer Science with Business BSc (Hons)

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Provided by: Aston University

Course Area: West Midlands

Course Code: G460

Course Type: Degree (Honours)

Start date: 20210914

End date: 20250630

Subjects: Computational Thinking, Computer Science, Human Computer Interactions, Javascript, Project, Web Applications

Accredited by: BCS

Price: £6,000 to £10,000

Delivery Method: Face to face

Course overview

This programme has two main study themes: the methods of computing and how businesses operate and exploit computing effectively. The core of this programme is the design and construction of systems to inform management decision-making and facilitate business activity.

 

BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Business is approximately two thirds computing and one third business with considerable emphasis given to the integration of the two subjects.

 

Since students join the programme from a variety of different backgrounds, year one brings everyone to the same level of knowledge. The principles of computer programme design and business organisation provide a firm grounding for the remaining two years of the programme. A wide range of options in the final year allow you to select specialised topics of particular interest to your chosen career.

Who is this course for

The Aston University BSc (Hons) Computer Science for Business programme is one of only 16 in the UK to be accredited as an ITMB programme by the Tech Partnership, the UK’s network of employers creating skills for the digital economy. This gives our students access to top companies, projects, employer networking events and graduate opportunities.

 

Career prospects continue to be strong for our computer scientists, with their sound understanding of the principles and practical applications of computing. The majority of our graduates find stimulating and rewarding positions in computing related activities with suppliers and users or within a wide range of careers for which a university degree is a prerequisite e.g. programmer, systems analyst, systems engineer or teacher.

What will I learn

Year 1

  • Introductory Accounting for Business
  • Economic Environment of Business
  • Java Programming Foundations (CB)
  • Information Systems and Databases
  • Computational Reasoning and Communication
  • Introduction to Computer Systems
  • Internet Computing
  • Mathematics for Computing Professionals

Year 2

  • Fundamentals of Strategy
  • Doing e-Business
  • Team Project (CS)
  • Software Lifecycle and Design
  • Professional and Social Aspects of Computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Java Program Construction
  • Internet Applications and Techniques
  • Project Management

Year 3 – Optional placement year

  • EAS Study Placement Year
  • EAS Industrial Placement Year
  • EAS Study/Work Placement Year

Final Year

Core modules

  • Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Individual Project
  • Information Security
  • Software Project Management
  • Enterprise Computing Strategies

Optional modules:

  • Enterprise Systems
  • Principles in Business Analytics
  • Strategic Finance
  • Consumer Research and the Customer Experience
  • Knowledge at Work
  • Value-Based Strategy
  • Enterprise Application Technology
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Testing and Reliable Software Engineering
  • Multi Agent Systems
  • Interaction Design
  • Data Mining
  • Advanced Database Systems
  • Computational Intelligence
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