Overview

This programme gives you a comprehensive understanding of Business Intelligence, Negotiated Research and Systems Integration. The BSc Computing aims to develop technical skills, independent learning skills and the ability to demonstrate systematic knowledge and understanding. This course provides a thorough and broad education in computing for industry.
Assessment tasks are linked to the learning outcomes of each module and are completed before the end of the module.

Location
Openshaw Campus
Attendance
Full Time
Duration
1 year
Start
September 2020
Awarding Partner:
Manchester Metropolitan University
All our staff have significant experience, teaching in higher education and related directly to the industry. Our teaching staff have relevant academic and industry recognised qualifications and are committed to yearly continuous professional development.

• We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4.

• Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma with a computing specialism
Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview

Negotiated Research (60 credits)
This unit will enable students to further develop general and discipline specific knowledge and skills through extended research activity. After consultation and agreement with the tutors, the students will be required to undertake a Literature Review in the area of their choosing within the context of the programme studied; formulate a research proposal with research question/s and carry out the research as proposed

Year 1: Business Intelligence (30 credits)
This unit introduces students to a range of tools, techniques and technologies for acquiring data and processing this into meaningful information that can be used to support business functions and processes. The unit will examine the concept of business processing in terms of data capture, conversion and information output.

Year 1: Systems Integration (30 credits)
This unit introduces students to enterprise business requirements, and the need and purpose of systems integration to support organisational goals. Students are expected to gather and review business objectives with the aim of developing a systems specification document.

A range of assessment methods are used and could be in the form of the following:
• Proposal presentation
• Literature review
• Dissertation
• Poster presentation
• Written reports
• Hands on skills assessment

50% seminar/lecture 50% self-directed learning
Required and essential items for programme and cost.

All the books required for the course are available from the library. However, you may choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop which is highly recommended. Estimated costs for a laptop are £300. Materials are provided online and assignments are submitted electronically.
However, you might also wish to print other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page.

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All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here, full details of which can be found here.


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