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De Montfort University

Business Information Systems

UCAS Code: IN21

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Business information systems

Business Information Systems BSc (Hons) at De Montfort University will teach you the skills to solve problems, participate, and lead in the development of business information systems and management of business computing projects. You will have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required in the analysis and design of business IT systems. You will also gain people and problem solving skills so you can confidently discuss, negotiate and manage customer requirements, the needs of service providers and senior management requests. This course is run in partnership with Hewlett Packard (HP). Hewlett Packard provides 13 per cent of the teaching input and offers a personal mentoring scheme, preferred placement opportunities and professional qualifications. This ground-breaking partnership allows you to benefit from DMU’s world class academic research, leading-edge information technology facilities and industry standard professionalism exemplified by HP’s renowned business solutions and services. This course also includes PRINCE2 project management accreditation and foundation studies in Information Technology Information Library (ITIL). These professional certifications are increasingly sought after if you would like a career in IT management. 90.9 per cent of our Business Information Systems graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report.

Modules

First year
Core modules:
• Information Systems Development
• Mathematics and Business Management
• Visual Web Development
• Devices and Networks
• Introduction to ICT
Second year
Core modules:
• ITIL IT Service Management
• Agile Methods and Development
• Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design
• Database Design
• Systems Thinking and Strategy
• Introduction to Research and Ethics
Third year
Core modules:
• Computing Project
• Computing Ethics
• Systems Building Methods and Management
Optional modules:
• Project Management PRINCE 2
• Information Systems Strategy and Services
• Database Management
• Privacy and Data Protection
• Research Methods
• Data Mining
• Front-End Web Development

Assessment methods

A variety of learning and teaching methods are used, including lectures, tutorials, computer laboratory sessions and independent study.
The final year of the course includes an individual project, completed by all students and a range of modules, which allow you to pursue your own career interests. The choice varies from technical subjects, such as web information management, to more business oriented topics, including information systems strategy and services, information security management and data mining.

Assessments are via individual assignments, group work, projects, tests and exams.
You will normally attend around 12-16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 24 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Computing, Engineering and Media

TEF rating:
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89%
UK students
11%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


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£21,360
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

52%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
11%
Information technology technicians
5%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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