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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 3 years
Code IS50
Attendance Part-time
Duration 5 years
Code IS50
Awarding Body University of Bolton
Level BSc (Hons)
Start Date 05/09/2022

Course overview

This course is subject to validation.

Modern organisations rely upon good information systems in order to survive in the global competitive business environment.

This degree is for graduates who have an interest in business, information systems and management and want to pursue roles and drive digital transformation in organisations.

You will learn contemporary approaches, study aspects of information systems, digital transformations, digital future, and strategic management. This course has been developed in close consultation with industry practitioners.

You will learn how to plan, manage, and develop software whilst adopting an academic and rigorous approach which will support you throughout your career.  You will learn how to critically evaluate computer systems and applied technologies, providing solutions to system problems based on sound analysis and design.

Students completing the programme will have the knowledge, understanding and expertise to enter employment is various roles ranging from IT Consultancy, artificial intelligence, data analyst, business analysis, product owners (agile). It equips students with skills that are in high demand from industry for a career working with software information systems, information technology, building software to a specification to provide IT business solutions and help organisation with their digital transformation strategies and plans. A range of transferable skills including team working, communication, critical thinking, critical analysis, synthesis, presentation and problem-solving will prove vital when it comes to securing employment.

The programme provides flexibility for graduates to be employed in a variety of areas in computing, for example, programmer, analyst, data scientist, web developer, IT business analysts, systems analyst, database administration and project management, IT Consultancy, Product Owners (Agile).

We have a three-year programme for those who meet the UCAS points. We also have a four-year program which includes a foundation year for those who may not have achieved the required UCAS points.

What you'll study

The course uses a wide range of learning methods with a focus on practical workshops, use of problem-based exercises and relevant scenarios aid this process. You will learn via scheduled time in lectures and tutorials on campus. You will have access to a virtual learning environment which provides online access to lectures notes, assignments, suggested reading and other course information. These are designed to allow you to develop your skills and knowledge in a supportive environment.

Additionally, although contact hours are tutor and group-based, independent learning is increasingly developed throughout the course, and actively encouraged for your personal development.

Level 4 modules will include:

  • Academic Studies
  • Effective Software Engineering Principles
  • Software Service Delivery
  • Programming
  • Database Design and Development
  • Management of IT

Level 5 modules will include:

  • Application Development
  • Business Systems Analysis
  • Cloud Concept(AWS)
  • Project Management
  • Data Management
  • Artificial Intelligence

Level 6 modules will include:

  • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Information Systems Security
  • IT Consultancy
  • Professional Development
  • Final Year Project

Information Systems Management graduates are well positioned for a range of stimulating opportunities in all different organisations and sectors that make use of IT facilities in both public and private sectors. You may find your future lies as a data scientist, business analysts, systems analysts, IT Consultant, business intelligence, UX researcher, database administrator, web developer, application developer and project management to name a few.

  • The course uses a wide range of learning methods with a focus on practical workshops, use of problem-based exercises and relevant scenarios aid this process. You will learn via scheduled time in lectures and tutorials on campus. You will have access to a virtual learning environment which provides online access to lectures notes, assignments, suggested reading and other course information. These are designed to allow you to develop your skills and knowledge in a supportive environment.

    Additionally, although contact hours are tutor and group-based, independent learning is increasingly developed throughout the course, and actively encouraged for your personal development.

  • Level 4 modules will include:

    • Academic Studies
    • Effective Software Engineering Principles
    • Software Service Delivery
    • Programming
    • Database Design and Development
    • Management of IT
  • Level 5 modules will include:

    • Application Development
    • Business Systems Analysis
    • Cloud Concept(AWS)
    • Project Management
    • Data Management
    • Artificial Intelligence
  • Level 6 modules will include:

    • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
    • Information Systems Security
    • IT Consultancy
    • Professional Development
    • Final Year Project
  • Information Systems Management graduates are well positioned for a range of stimulating opportunities in all different organisations and sectors that make use of IT facilities in both public and private sectors. You may find your future lies as a data scientist, business analysts, systems analysts, IT Consultant, business intelligence, UX researcher, database administrator, web developer, application developer and project management to name a few.

Assessment

Assessment is centred on the practical and professional skills required by the industry, and therefore you will be specifically focusing on deriving a solution to a specified problem through researching, analysing and evaluating the issue. This creates a workload which is primarily practical, but will be substantiated through written work such as reports and essays. Group work is also used to promote transferable skills where appropriate.

Entry requirements

UCAS
80 points
GCSE Mathematics
Grade C or 4/5
GCSE English
Grade C or 4/5

Applications are welcomed and encouraged from those who do not meet the standard entry requirements but can demonstrate the ability to study at Higher Education level. 

Some credit points may be built up through prior learning and experience.

For UCAS tariff points grade combinations click: https://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/help/knowledge-base/ucas-tariff-points/

 

Work experience

You can enhance your employability and gain experience by undertaking short optional volunteering/optional work placement which you are responsible for securing throughout your course.

We have external speakers who are able to give first hand accounts of how latest computing innovations are used in industry.

You will have the opportunity to work on some projects assigned by real live clients and gain an insight into the practices of analysis, design, and implementation. The Final Year Project will be the culmination of your degree and be showcased to external employers in a Final Open Day.

Student stories

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"I would highly recommend this course at this institution. The course is delivered with a perfect balance of theory and practical components. The staff are friendly, professional and supportive providing an overall enjoyable experience."

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“The tutors give their time (and patience) and if students do the same the possibilities are endless. I’m so glad I started this course and persevered till the end. It has made a difference in my career but also in my life”

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“The entire course was really enjoyable and challenging. I enjoyed the relationship between lecturers and the students because it was very personal which is different as other universities are not like that. The modules were challenging but interesting at the same time. Three years have flown by, and I can't believe the course is completed as I really don't want to leave.”

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“Highlights were the relationship with the lecturers, the learning experience, the support given by the whole team. There was not a time when I felt that I couldn't approach anybody.”

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“I felt that the diversity of the degree has equipped me with the perfect skills and knowledge in order to tackle the real world. The diversity of the degree also allowed me to specialise in a certain field. To conclude, I felt like the personal support and the material delivered by the tutors was top class and I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to begin their career in the IT field”

Next steps

Graduating from this course will provide further paths to go into employment, postgraduate studies such as an MSc or even a PhD. There are professional online vendor qualifications that can be taken at your own pace with AWS, BCS British Computer Society, IIBA and APM.

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