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Computing for Business BSc (Hons)

This course is specifically designed to give you the practical information technology skills you need to become a specialist who can manage and interpret data from business information technology systems.
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Overview

Organisations accumulate huge volumes of data from a variety of sources on a daily basis. Business systems may vary from customer support, NHS records and critical financial planning for the City of London, to strategic marketing systems for international retail groups.

You will learn to expertly develop models and uncover previously unknown trends and patterns to support decision making. You will also become experienced in the use of industry-standard Business Analytics and Business Intelligence software SAS, helping you to positively contribute and lead companies in improving their business intelligence.

Key features

  • Gain an industry recognised skillset
    Study towards a recognised qualification such as PRINCE2 project management and Information Technology Information Library (ITIL), and become experienced in the use of industry-standard Business Analytics and Business Intelligence software SAS
  • More than 50 years of computing experience
    This long-standing history allows us to draw on research and academic expertise allowing us to inform our teaching. Computer Science and Informatics research at DMU was ranked third among modern UK universities for its research power in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
  • Work placement opportunities
    Enhance your employability and gain industry experience by undertaking an optional work placement. Past placements include experience at Hewlett Packard, Intel Corporation (UK), Thomson Reuters, Eon UK, GlaxoSmithKline, TNT Express and AstraZeneca
  • Develop your practical skills in our specialist facilities
    Students have access to 100 computer workstations, which are divided into five interconnected laboratories each with 20 machines high-specification PCs running Windows/Linux
  • Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global
    We offer all students the opportunity to take part in a DMU Global experience, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons. Previous DMU Global trips have included New York, Berlin, Hong Kong, China, Canada, Japan, South Africa, Russia and Italy to name a few.

 

"I enjoyed the course because it prepared me for the field in which I would like to work. My placement year provided hands-on experience and allowed me to put theory into practice. I would definitely recommend this course."

Chiyanjo Kazuwa, Computing for Business BSc (Hons)

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Foundation Year in Computing

 

This course is subject to revalidation.

  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: G521

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with placement

Fees and funding: 

2021/22 tuition fees for UK students will be £9,250

2021/22 tuition fees for EU students: TBC - Learn more

Find out more about tuition fees and available funding.

Find out about additional costs and optional extras.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: G521

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with placement

Fees and funding: For 2021/22 tuition fees will be £14,750

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out about additional costs and optional extras.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our  online applications portal.

Entry criteria

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Mathematics  or equivalent, plus one of the following:
  • Normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent or
  • BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM or
  • Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE. English and Mathematics  GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course or
  • International Baccalaureate: 24+ points
  • Foundation Year in Computing: Pass Foundation, and progression is at the discretion of the programme leader. Refer to the Foundation team for further guidance. 

Portfolio Required: No

Interview Required: No

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September will be made offers based on the latest UCAS Tariff. Find out more.

 

English language

If English is not your first language then an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent) is essential.

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

 

 

First year

  • Visual Web Development

  • Information Systems Development
  • Devices and Networks
  • Introduction to ICT
  • Mathematics and Business Management

Second year

  • Advanced Programming
  • Interactive Systems Design and Evaluation
  • Introduction to Research
  • Multimedia Development
  • Business Intelligence

Third year

  • Final Year Project
  • Computing Ethics and Privacy
  • Team Development Project
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Multi Service Networks
  • Secure Web Application Development
  • Telematics
  • Fuzzy Logic and Knowledge Based Systems
  • Systems Building: Methods and Management
  • Big Data and Business Models
  • Data Mining
  • Database Management and Programming
  • IT Service Foundations
  • IT Service Practice
  • Front-end Web Development
  • Functional Software Development

Course modules are informed by current industrial practice and our own cutting edge research, ensuring that you are at the forefront of the latest developments.

You will be taught through a variety of methods including formal lectures, tutorials, computer laboratory sessions and self-directed study.

Assessment is typically through a combination of individual assignments, group work, projects, tests and exams.

The final year includes an individual project and a range of modules you can choose from, with options ranging from technical subjects, such as web information management and network systems, to more business oriented topics, including information systems strategy and services, security management, data mining and advanced management decision making.

You will normally attend around 12-16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 24 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

 

 

Facilities and features

Computer Science Laboratories

 

The Computer Science laboratories in Gateway House provide over 100 computer workstations for students to use. The space is divided into four interconnected laboratories each with 20 machines, and a fifth laboratory with 23 machines.

There are printing facilities available, internal network access and digital projectors to aid in teaching. All the machines are connected via the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media network to a dedicated, high-performance file server for storage and backup of students' work. Many of the software packages are open source which means students can download and run software at home.

 

Campus Centre

The home of  De Montfort Students' Union, (DSU) our Campus Centre offers a welcoming and lively hub for student life. Conveniently located at the heart of campus, it includes a convenience store, a Subway and a Starbucks. Here you can find the DSU-owned charitable accommodation service Sulets and DSU’s shop, SUpplies, selling art supplies, stationery and clothing, and printing and binding services. The building is also home to the DSU officer team. 

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Opportunities and careers

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Graduate Careers

There is currently an increasing demand in industry for skilled specialists who can manage and interpret data from business information technology systems. The combination of computing skills and business knowledge taught on the course enables you to enter a diverse range of careers in areas such as business analysis, analytics consultant, statistical programmer, statistical analyst, SAS programmer, data management analyst and research analyst.

Graduates are also well positioned to continue their academic careers by embarking on postgraduate study, in either research or taught areas, which offers the opportunity for further specialisation and enhances their existing skills.

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#DMUglobal

Our innovative international experience programme DMU Global aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons, helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK-based activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

While overseas DMU Global opportunities are not currently possible, DMU will continue to review government advice and if travel is permitted, we hope to offer a small number of extra-curricular opportunities in the summer of 2021. 

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Placements

Placements can enhance your career prospects and give you the chance to use theory from the classroom in a real-world scenario before you have graduated.

Technology's dedicated Placement Team provides support to all of our students looking to integrate a placement within their university career on both undergraduate degrees and postgraduate masters programmes. The placement unit will help you search for placement opportunities, create and refine your CV and interview approach, and offer any advice you need to find a great placement. Our placement students have worked for a range of organisations from small business through to multinational companies across the world including Hewlett Packard, Intel Corporation (UK) Ltd, Thomson Reuters, E.ON UK plc, GlaxoSmithKline, TNT Express, AstraZeneca and Caterpillar.

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The next DMU Open Day will take place on Saturday 14 November

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We offer a range of high-standard accommodation for our students, with 13 halls of residence and around 4,100 rooms, all of which are a short distance from our campus. There is a choice of mixed or same-gender flats, shared kitchen and laundry facilities, furnished bedrooms (some with en suite facilities) and internet access. Find out more.

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Run by students for students, DSU offers more than 150 societies and almost 40 different sports clubs. You can also get involved in the award-winning Demon Media group, volunteer to help in the community, become a course or faculty rep, and take part in DSU’s annual elections. Find out more.

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Studying here gives easy access to the vibrant hub of entertainment, shopping and culture that is Leicester. There are clubs, bars and pubs, as well as festivals, live music, theatres and cinemas. Leicester City Football Club play in the Premier League while Leicester Tigers are one of Europe’s biggest rugby clubs. Find out more.

 
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