Business Information Technology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
This Business Information Technology degree from the University of Greenwich is designed for those wishing to become IT practitioners in a business environment. It is a practical degree covering both technical and theoretical issues relating to the development, management and maintenance of information systems and applications.

About

This Business Information Technology degree from the University of Greenwich is designed for those wishing to become IT practitioners in a business environment. It is a practical degree covering both technical and theoretical issues relating to the development, management and maintenance of information systems and applications.

As part of the degree you will gain experience of project management of IT development, appreciate security issues in IT, understand management and planning of IT within an organisation, and develop skills in software and database development. Course content includes understanding of business organisations, structures and business functions and how IT is used in such environments, learning how to design and build IT systems including database design and software development techniques, and understanding the legal and social impact of using IT.

You will learn how to put personal and professional skills and ideas into practice, working both individually and in teams, in preparation for careers in industry and the commercial world.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To educate in the theory, technology, practice and application of Computing and the development of information systems
  • To give a coherent and integrated learning experience relevant to the needs of future computing professionals
  • To provide awareness of social, legal, ethical and political implications of information technology within a computing environment.

Accreditation

This degree is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). The programme can lead to full exemption from the BCS Certificate, Diploma, Professional Graduate Diploma and PGD Project, as well as partial chartered engineer (CEng) status.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Computer Programming 
  • Communication Systems 
  • Computer Systems and Internet Technologies 
  • System Development 
  • Scholarly and Academic Practice 
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Database Applications Technologies 
  • Information Analysis
  • Systems Development Project
  • Principles of Security 
  • Professionalism in the IT Industry 
  • Network and Operating Systems 
  • Web Database Applications
  • Requirements Analysis 
  • Development Frameworks and Methods 
  • Project (CIS) 
  • Computing Education and Communication 
  • Database Management and Administration 
  • Database Engineering 
  • Enterprise Web Software Development 
  • Information and Content Management

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

UK educational background:

  • 112 UCAS points from A-levels, plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English language and mathematics. 
  • Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome.
Non-educational background:
  • Applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics.
  • If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

      Tuition Fee

      • International Applies to you

        11500 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
      • EU/EEA Applies to you

        9250 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
      UK part-time fee: Pro-rata full-time fee

      Living costs for London

      684 - 830 GBP/month
      Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

      Funding

      Scholarships:

      Greenwich Scholarship Programme -  Available for students who attend programmes where fees are over £6,165 for full-time students and over £4,624 for part-time students 

      Loans: 

      Tuition Fee Loan - Apply, and you could get up to £9,000 each year. This is paid directly to your university or college in three installments throughout the year. You don't have to pay back the loan until you're earning at least £21,000 a year.

      Maintenance Loans – These loans are available to help cover living expenses. The amount you get depends on whether you live with your family, and in or outside London. Loan amounts currently range from £6,704 to £10,702. 

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