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Digital Technology Innovation BSc (Hons)

 

This newly-developed course prepares you for a career in Enterprise Resource Management by equipping you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a digital innovator in technology-based organisations.
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Overview

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Digital Technology Innovation BSc (Hons) has a broad focus that mirrors the environment of enterprise resource management and planning, giving students a solid overview of system functionality, along with vocational experience. 

The course is underpinned by SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software which will enable you to confidently navigate and to learn how shared data supports business processes, for example in Operations, Financials and Corporate Services. 

You will have access to our excellent facilities including dedicated computing laboratories, equipped with HP dual-boot and all-in-one computers and a high-performance file server. You will also have free access to the SAP Learning Hub where you can foster connections and expand your learning. 

An optional placement year gives you the opportunity to gain valuable vocational experience and build your networks in the industry. For example, you may have the chance to work on SAP Student Lifecycle Management as part of a summer placement with DMU’s Information Technology and Media Services (ITMS) department. 

We expect graduates of this course to find professional employment using and adapting ERP technology and management practices in roles including procurement, manufacturing, service, sales, finance and HR.

This course is open to applicants looking to study for September 2021 entry.

Key features:

  • Understand the latest Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) management practices by studying a range of SAP Business Process modules, including Business Process Basics and Navigation, Lifecycle Data Management , Human Capital Management and Integration of Business Processes.
  • Develop your broader Computing skillset by studying modules such as Information Systems Development, Visual Web Development, Privacy and Data Protection and Computer Ethics.
  • Prepare for a career in Digital Technology and Innovation, in roles such as Next-Gen Digital Innovators, SAP Administrators, Social ICT Entrepreneurs and Tech Founders.
  • Take your practical skills to the next level in our specialist computing laboratories. You will have access to dedicated SAP content, including the SAP Next-Gen network which shares best practices and thought leadership across the global SAP Next-Gen network of educational institutions. 
  • Enhance your employability by enrolling directly with SAP UK for SAP Certification, as an independent add-on, as part of our partnership with SAP Next-Gen & SAP University Alliance.
  • Learn from internationally-recognised academics. Computer Science and Informatics at DMU is ranked third among modern universities for the quality of its research in the latest Research Excellence Framework evaluation. 

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  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: TBC

Fees and funding: For 2021/22 tuition fees will be: TBC 

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

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: TBC

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

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.

Entry criteria


  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language or Literature 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 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

Portfolio Required: No

Interview Required: No

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

 

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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

  • Introduction to ICT 
  • Information Systems Development 
  • Visual Web Development
  • Mathematics and Business Management
  • SAP Business Process Basics and Navigation
  • SAP ERP Overview and Crystal Reports

Second year

  • Systems Thinking
  • Introduction to Research
  • SAP ABAP Objects & Dictionary
  • SAP Business Process: Lifecycle Data management
  • SAP Business Process: ERP HCM (Human Capital Management)
  • SAP Student Lifecycle Management
  • SAP Technology Innovation Project

Final year

 

  • Computing Ethics
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Research methods
  • SAP Master Data Governance
  • SAP ERP Integration of Business Processes
  • Final Year Software Development Project

In the first year, you will normally attend around 20 hours of timetabled taught sessions for every module, for each week, split across a variety of lectures, small group activities and practical laboratory work. 

There are a variety of assessment methods, typically including practical software development tasks, written work, and presentations. Your written and academic reading skills will be developed in the ethics and data protection topics, and you will develop a portfolio that will give you experience of practical ERP development 

In the second year, the emphasis moves towards more substantive practical assignments and you will practise modern ERP business processes. Research and presentation skills are also important in the second year. 

In the final year, your individual software development project forms a major part of the practical assessment.

 

 

Facilities and features

Facilities

The Computer Science laboratories 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 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.

SAP

On this course you will have free access to the SAP Learning Hub which provides 24/7 access to online learning content, interactive SAP Learning Rooms and live SAP training systems. You will also be able to access the SAP Next-Gen programme, a purpose-driven global network which fosters connections and sharing of best practices. 

 

Students may wish to enrol for modules on the SAP certification programme. Access to learning materials for this will be provided free of charge, however students will have to independently pay the cost of taking the examination.

More flexible ways to learn

Our Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has been recognised as leading the university sector. It builds upon our pledge to offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students. 

UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences. 

Just one of the ways we do this is by using ‘DMU Replay’ – a technology providing all students with anytime access to audio and/or visual material of lectures. 

This means students can revise taught material in the way which suits them best, whether it's replaying a recording of a class or adapting written material shared in class using specialist software.

Opportunities and careers

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Graduate Careers

We expect graduates to work as SAP administrators, social ICT entrepreneurs, tech founders and digital innovators across a range of industries and in a variety of roles, including procurement, manufacturing, service, sales, finance and HR. 

Graduates may also continue their academic careers by embarking on postgraduate study in either research or taught areas.

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DMU Global

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

Work placements are offered as part of this course as one of the best ways to boost your skills and experience while studying, as well as improving your chances of gaining a graduate level job. Summer placements may be available with DMU’s Information Technology and Media Services department, working on Student Lifecycle Management projects.

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