BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology

Undergraduate, Full-time

Business Information Technology BSc (Hons)



The Business Information Technology course offers students an exciting and dynamic blend of computing and management modules

Overview

The course introduces you to the dynamic information technology, and equip you with the skills and knowledge on how it is managed, and how business systems can be integrated to support an organisation. 

This course provides modules that give you real-world experience and the option to undertake a work placement.

On completion, you will be equipped with a hybrid skill set, allowing you to pursue a number of different career pathways in a promising field of industry where business operations merge with information technologies.

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Mode of Study:

Full-time

Duration:

4 years

UCAS code:

I2T8

Placement:

Yes

Study Abroad:

Yes


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Course details

In the beginning the course covers the fundamentals on computer systems and the application of information systems in organisation. You will learn how data is stored, retrieved and analysed to provide timely and relevant information for decision making in organisation.

There are group work elements where you work with your peers on projects allowing you to gain skill on project management, user centered design, and the importance of systems security.

In your final year you will have the opportunity to conduct research on information systems management, planning and delivery with support from your lecturers.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    Teaching methods includes lectures, practical activities, tutorials, seminars, group work and guided independent learning.

  • note and pen Assessments

    Assessment methods include: seen and unseen examination, coursework, group and individual presentations.

  • briefcase Work placement

    This course provides you with a possibility of a year-long industry work placement during your third year of study.

Popular modules

Year 1

  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Modelling for Business
  • Computer Systems
  • Software Development 1
  • Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction
  • Practical Networks 1

Year 2

  • Database Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • Web Development for Information Management
  • Enterprise Systems

Optional modules:

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Mobile Applications Developments
  • Software Engineering Methods

Year 3

  • User-Centred Organisational Systems
  • Information Technology Service Management
  • Project Management for Information Systems
  • Digital Business Environment
  • Professional Internship
  • Computing in Contemporary Society

Year 4

  • Honours Project 60 credits
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • Knowledge Management
  • Information Strategy

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Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements indicate both Standard and Minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

Minimum year 1

SQA Higher

Standard Entry Requirement

BBBB

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

Minimum Offer Entry Requirement

BBCC

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements within our widening participation criteria, and outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies.

A Level

BCC

GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre-2017 Grading System:

B1, B1, B3, B3 at Higher Level and grade C2 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

New Grading System:

H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level and grade O4 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.

GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4.

Grade 4 in SL Maths and English.

European Baccalaureate

Pass at 70% or above with grade 7 in three subjects.

Grade 6 in Maths and English.

Minimum year 2

HNC

Pass HNC in a related subject with grade B in the graded unit.

SQA Advanced Higher

BBC

A Level

BBB

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

Minimum grades DDD (Distinction, Distinction, Distinction) in a related subject.

Minimum year 3

HND

Pass HND in a related subject with grade B at SCQF Level 8 in the graded unit(s).

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2020/21 2021/22
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland (RUK) £9,250 £9,250
Overseas £13,360 tba
Students from England, Wales, and Northern Ireland starting in 2020/21 will be invoiced the 2020/21 fee for 3 years of their 4 years of study.

Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next.
For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees

Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

If additional compulsory costs other than the tuition fees are applicable, these will be detailed in the course details.


Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

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Career opportunities include:

  • Project/Program Manager
  • Digital Service Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • System Analyst
  • Digital Marketer
  • User Needs Analyst and Usability Tester
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