The aim of the Business Computing degree is to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to design and build software systems to solve real commercial problems. The course is built on a solid foundation of general computing skill; each year giving experience of new technologies and processes in the context of contemporary applications of computers in business. This award is part of the Undergraduate Computing Suite comprising four awards offered by the Department of Computing: BSc Computing, BSc Business Computing, BSc Forensic Computing, and BSc Internet Computing. At the end of the first year of study, it may be possible to change to one of the other awards making up the framework (depending on prerequisite optional choices made in Year 1). This flexibility allows for further specialisation in Years 2 and 3.
The department seeks to provide both a supportive and well-structured environment in which students can build their self-confidence by tackling academically challenging tasks along with an appropriate balance of encouragement and constructive criticism. It is expected that students will become increasingly self-motivated and take more responsibility for their own learning and, on occasion, for that of their peers. A significant feature of this programme is the amount of time allocated to work in computer laboratories. This is essential to support the programme aims and objectives. The main methods of teaching used are lectures, practical workshops, student-led seminars, tutorials, oral presentations, and group projects