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Brunel University London

Business Computing (Human-Computer Interaction) with Professional Practice

UCAS Code: NGCK

Bachelor of Science - BSc

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

in Computing or Engineering with at least 2 years work experience in computing or IT

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

DD

in engineering or IT and an A level at grade B

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

D

in engineering or IT with A levels grade BB in any subject. Applicants with a BTEC in a different subject area should have at least one A level in Computing, IT, Maths, Physics or Engineering.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

in a related subject

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

120-144

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

100%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Computer science

Computer Science at Brunel is one of the largest research groups of its kind in the UK. We have a vibrant and multinational community of students, academics and researchers. Computers are the key feature of contemporary life across the world and at the heart of just about everything we do. Its difficult to think of a single thing you might do today that does not in some way incorporate computer technology. This is an innovative, fast-moving area of study, constantly breaking new ground. Consequently, there is strong demand for computing graduates in many commercial, industrial and public sector environments.Our Business Computing courses will give you a thorough understanding of how information technology and computerbased systems help businesses. During the first two years (Levels 1 and 2) youll study modules that are common to all the degrees. In the third year, youll have the opportunity to choose a specialism that interests you. You can specialise in e-business, human computer interaction or social media. By specialising in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), you will learn about how to understand the user experience, and to use that understanding to help build systems that better meet users needs.On this course, youll focus on the ways we understand user experience to help build systems that better meet user needs. Youll learn how to assess organisational problems and create the best computing solutions to solve business needs.Our Business Computing graduates go on to careers such as software developer, business analyst, web developer, technical architect or helpdesk engineer. Recent graduates have taken up roles with companies such as Accenture, BP, BBC, FDM and Wipro.The Department of Computer Science is a member of the Microsoft Alliance, the Apple iOS Academic Developer Programme and is an nVidia CUDA Teaching Center.

Modules

Typically in year 1, Level 1 Group Project, Introductory Programming, Data and Information, Information Systems and Organisations, Logic and Computation. Typically in year 2 Graduate Development, level 2 Group Project, Software Development and Management, Usability Engineering, Business Analysis and Process Modelling, ICTs in Society. Typically in year 3 Final Year Business Computing Project. A substantial individual project you will research in-depth. If you’re taking a sandwich course it’s likely this project will be of interest to employers. Software Project Management, Advanced Topics in Business Computing, Human-Computer Interaction Level 3 options. Choose one from this list eBusiness, Social Media. Visit our website for full course details and modules.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Computer Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Computer science

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


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Computer science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

60%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
9%
Information technology technicians
6%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computer science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£29k

£29k

£33k

£33k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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