Northumbria University Newcastle - Business Computing BSc (Hons)

Northumbria University Newcastle

Business Computing BSc (Hons)

With an expert knowledge of software, hardware, and information systems developed in this BSc (Hons) in Business Computing course, you will help keep businesses functioning.

Starting with computer science essentials in your first year, by the time you graduate, you will be an expert in how computing is used in business to develop effective products, support decision making and gain competitive advantage.

This will give you the ‘big picture’ of how digital technology supports business, as well as the specialist understanding of how individual IT systems work.

Throughout the course, you will use specific software packages and gain industry certifications that are in high demand with employers.You will have plenty of chances to practice your skills too. You will take part in a business consultancy project in your second year, delivering solutions to real-world problems. This can be here in Newcastle or at our partner campus in London.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

Almost every business relies on computer hardware, software and systems to function and grow, meaning they need highly skilled Business Computing professionals to maintain and develop everything.

Your future career options include IT Support, IT Management, Business Analyst, Project Manager, Chief Information Officer, and more. This work could be in a wide range of sectors such as: Financial services, Healthcare, Technology, Media, Marketing, Government, Military, Agriculture, Gaming, and Retail.

Studying Business Computing at Northumbria doesn’t limit you to only security roles, however. With the skills and knowledge gained through first year Computer Science modules, you may also be qualified for a wider range of careers. For example, you may also wish to work on: Software engineering, Systems analysis and design, Consultancy, Computer networks, Database development and management, Software testing, or Embedded systems.

Course Details

In your first year, you will set yourself up for success. You will study computer science essentials like computational thinking, programming and data, and also get your first introduction to business computing. Thanks to some shared modules, you will get to know other students on our computer science degrees and make connections between the different topics we teach. 

From second year, you become a specialist, focusing almost entirely on business computing. You will study Business Information Systems, IT Service Management and Human-Computer Interaction. You will also get the chance to work on a consultancy project, getting practical experience of the real-world application of business computing. 

Your final year makes you an expert, ready for the world of work. You study Business Intelligence (BI) and explore experimental design for interactive applications.  You will also complete a group computing task with fellow students and work independently on your dissertation. This is your chance to impress employers by designing, building, and evaluating your own project. 

Year One

Business Fundamentals (Core,20 Credits)
Computational Thinking (Core,20 Credits)
Computers & Society (Core,20 Credits)
Computing Fundamentals (Core,20 Credits)
Data Fundamentals (Core,20 Credits)
Programming (Core,20 Credits)

Year Two

Business Information Systems (Core,20 Credits)
Software Architecture (Optional,20 Credits)
Computer Vision (Optional,20 Credits)
Computing Consultancy Project (Optional,20 Credits)
Data Visualization (Optional,20 Credits)
Digital Forensics Incident Response (Optional,20 Credits)
Human-Computer Interaction (Core,20 Credits)
IT Service Management (Optional,20 Credits)
Mobile & Web App Development (Optional,20 Credits)
Requirements Engineering (Core,20 Credits)
Virtual and Augmented Reality (Optional,20 Credits)
Contemporary Issues in Computing and Digital Technologies (Optional,20 Credits)
Developing Digital and Professional Competence (Optional,20 Credits)
London Campus UG Internship (Optional,20 Credits)
London Campus Undergraduate Professional Practice (Optional,20 Credits)
London Campus UG Group Consultancy Project (Optional,20

Year Three

Year in International Business (This is made up of modules studied in Newcastle (Semester 1) & Amsterdam (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)
Year in International Multidisciplinary Innovation (4 modules studied in Amsterdam (Semester 1) & Newcastle (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)
Work placement year (Optional,120 Credits)
Study abroad year (Optional,120 Credits)

Year Four

Business Intelligence (Core,20 Credits)
Computing Project (40 Credits)
Computing Group Project (Core,20 Credits)
Data Security and Governance (Core,20 Credits)
Experimental Design for Interactive Applications (Core,20 Credits)

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