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BSc (Hons) Computing for Business (with Foundation year)

Course overview

Start date

January 2020

September 2020

Subject area

Computing

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

International Applications for January 2020 courses are now closed. Please complete your application for September 2020.

This extended course is perfect if you want a degree in Computing for Business but you don’t have the standard entry requirements. 

First we prepare you for your degree during an extra Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree.

Our Computing for Business course teaches you how to apply emerging technology in a business environment. It covers core computing skills and specialised modules focusing on business intelligence – database systems, project management, analysis and design.

You’ll have the opportunity to work on projects in the local community and further afield, applying your developing knowledge and providing practical solutions for real-life problems.

Whether you choose to continue with your studies or go straight into work, the course will equip you with the skills and expertise employers and investors are looking for.

Our Industrial Liaison Group maintains close links with industry and employers, ensuring our course reflects the latest developments in business practice and technological development. 

UCAS points

64

Course options

Degree with Foundation Year

UCAS code

G9U2

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk

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Our Computer Science course is ranked 1st for student satisfaction amongst all London Universities (Guardian 2019)

2nd

In London

Our computing courses are 2nd in London and 3rd in the country overall amongst all modern universities (Guardian 2019)

Accredited

Work opportunities

We are accredited by British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for IT, meaning your degree will be recognised worldwide.

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Adrian Turculet

Business Information Systems, BSc (Hons)

I really enjoyed my time at UEL. I appreciate the flexibility I was offered with my studies. I was taught by some great lecturers who inspired me and helped me develop my skills in the field. I hope other students will benefit from their experience and from the University's resources and facilities, as I did.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,729.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parent’s Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£9,250
You don't need to pay this up front
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

Maintenance Loan

Part-time students can access maintenance loans from Student Finance England.

From academic year 2018/19, part-time students can access maintenance loans from Student Finance England.

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation.
Part-time students need to study their courses at a rate of at least 25% of an equivalent full-time course in each academic year.

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.


All students will receive
:
Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£2,310

Price per 30 credit module

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or study@uel.ac.uk

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money. Please make sure you also factor in the fees for the visa application and immigration health surcharge when budgeting.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£12,100
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

64

New UCAS Points

From
A Level
Must include passes at A2 in at least 1 subject
From
Btec
Extended Diploma or Diploma
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

If you don’t quite meet the academic requirements for this course, you can apply with an additional foundation year. Read more about the International Foundation Programme.

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Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3

We will also consider the UEL New Beginnings pre-entry course

Overall IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.
You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.

What you'll learn

The Computing for Business course is either three years full-time, four years with an optional one-year work placement or five years part-time. We’re fully accredited by the British Computer Society, the chartered institute for IT, so our course will set you on the path to become a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).

In your first year, you’ll cover core components of computing in business such as information systems modelling and design, programming, web technologies and network systems. Our practical approach to learning will ensure you get plenty of hands-on experience.

You’ll also complete a year-long project of your choice in your final year, with the chance to work with others nationally and internationally.

There’s also the option to undertake a year-long industrial placement after your second year, usually paid. We have long-standing links with many well-known employers who can offer you a worthwhile placement. Like many of our students, you could go on to gain permanent employment with your placement organisation.


What you'll study and when

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

  • Key Skills
    Mental Wealth; Professional Life (Group Project)
  • Level 4 Primers
  • Applied Maths
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Business Information Systems

  • Information Systems Modelling and Design
  • Software Development
  • Web Technologies
  • Maths for Computing
  • Computer Systems and Networks
  • Mental Wealth; Professional Life 1 (IT Project Pitching)
  • Database Systems
  • Business Intelligence Analysis.
  • Web and Mobile App Development
  • Mental Wealth; Professional Life 2 (Computing in Practice)
  • Cyber Security
  • Information Security, Strategy and Risk Management
This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge. 

The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Project Management
  • Enterprise Architecture and Cloud Computing
  • Advance Topics in Business Computing
  • Mental Wealth; Professional Life 3 (Project)

How you'll be assessed

We’ll assess you through a combination of coursework and exams. Coursework might include presentations, software demonstrations, research-based assignments and practical exercises involving system or program specification, coding and testing. You’ll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve.

Course specification Foundation Year Specification

How you'll learn

Our teaching emphasises practical skills, giving you as much chance as possible to take learning out of the classroom and apply your new abilities in real-life situations. Schemes like our popular Going Global initiative will give you the chance to travel abroad to apply your learning.

You’ll have access to first-class teaching and learning facilities and a wide range of computing resources. We use specialised labs to study operating system environments such as Windows Server and Linux, as well as networking and web technologies. You’ll be given software tools for programming, database development, internet access and web-based development.

 If you’d like to go on an industry placement, we can help. Our Industrial Liaison Group maintains business connections and our Placement Office is there to help you find you the right opportunity. Many students go on to work with their placement organisations after they graduate.

In your final year, you’ll work on a year-long individual project of your choice. It’s a chance to follow your own interests, though our research team are there to offer ideas, inspiration or advice.

Throughout the course, you’ll be supported by a personal tutor. There are also specialist support services for students with dyslexia or English as a second language, as well as advice services for an accommodation, finance, career, IT training and learning resources. 

Your future career

IT skills really matter in today’s business world, from small start-ups to huge multinational companies. There’s a shortage of people with up-to-date skills and understanding, and organisations need these to fully realise their potential.

Our Computing for Business graduates combine business knowledge with technical ability. You’ll be qualified for many different IT jobs including a systems/business/information analyst, a systems developer or integrator or a web applications developer. You could also progress quickly into management roles in the IT and information systems fields.

For graduates who want to continue their studies at postgraduate level, the Computing for Business undergraduate course provides a suitable entry route to a variety of master’s courses, both at UEL and elsewhere.

Some of our graduates work with local businesses to develop their projects from the initial idea to a complete solution as full stack developers. We have graduates working with web technologies, making and developing apps, working on information analysis and supporting IT infrastructures.

The combination of theory and practical projects that you’ll experience during your course will give you a head start when looking for a job. You’ll have hands-on experience of using open source software such as PHP, MongoDB, MySQL and corporate software such as Oracle and SAS. 

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

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