BSc

Business Information Technology (includes foundation year)

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Key Facts

Code G50F
  • Typical A-level offer

    Available to candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation

  • Course Length

    4 Years

Further details on entry requirements

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In choosing to study this Business Information Technology with Foundation Year degree you'll be immersing yourself in how professionals manipulate technology to answer business problems. With exposure to the key building blocks for business efficiency, you will learn how to analyse business requirements and translate them into effective business systems. On successful completion of the Business Information Technology degree you'll have amassed the range of core and essential skills and capabilities sought by employers of this discipline.

Department of Computer Science: 91% student satisfaction (NSS 2016)

99% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 9% more than Computer Science graduates nationally DLHE 2017

95% of our graduates entered work at professional level, 15% more than Computer Science graduates nationally, DLHE 2017

  • Overview
  • Modules
  • Employability
  • Teaching & Learning

Overview

Why study Business Information Technology at Aberystwyth University?

  • Employability embedded in the structure of this degree
  • Our research ranked 11th in the UK and 1st in Wales (Times Higher Education)
  • Access to dedicated Linux, Mac OS X laboratories and central servers
  • Taught by lecturers who have close links with the industry and software engineering conferences 
Our Staff

Almost all of the Department of Computer Science Lecturers and Teaching Fellows are qualified to PhD level, and those who are not have considerable research or industrial experience. All new Lecturers and Teaching Fellows are required to obtain the PGCTHE, and hence are Senior Fellows or Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. The department also employs a number of part time demonstrators and tutors and some student demonstrators, who are selected from our undergraduate and postgraduate students. Research fellows and research assistants (mostly PhD qualified) may also be involved in delivering occasional teaching when it is appropriate.

Modules

Employability

Our degree prepares you for a variety of careers;

  • Communications and networking
  • Web development
  • IT consultancy and management
  • Systems analysis and development
  • Computer Sales and marketing
  • Education

What skills do I acquire from this degree?

Employability skills are the core values of our degree.

  • As part of your degree you will be required to take part in a residential where you and other students will have work in teams to solve problems.

This activity will encourage and improve;

  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Time Management
  • Working Independently and as part of a team
  • Organisation skills
  • Implementation skills
  • Research skills
  • Technical skills

What work experience opportunities exist whilst studying? 

Click here to find out about the various opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Careers team offer.

Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department. 

Teaching & Learning

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four year degree scheme.

In your foundation year you will be introduced to;

  • Information Technology Tools
  • And review the mathematical skills needed for your future study
  • Programming concepts
  • Optional modules may be Business or Media

 In your first year you will explore;

  • Web development
  • Problems + Solutions
  • Programming
  • Business Environment

In your second year you will discover;

  • Programming for the Web
  • Data Modelling
  • Web Design and the user experience
  • Applied Graphics
  • Software Engineering

In your final year you will undertake;

  • E-commerce
  • Business Information Technology Group project
  • Professional Issues in the computing industry
  • Web-based major project

How will I be taught?

  • Our enthusiastic staff will teach you through the medium of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practicals and individual/ group based project work.
  • You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practicals, projects, workshops and examinations.
  • You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice.
  • You will also have the opportunity to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) at Aberystwyth. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time at university. By recording your academic performance, and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, the PDP portfolio will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations.

Typical Entry Requirements

A Levels Available to candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation

GCSE requirements (grade C min):
English or Welsh, Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
Available to candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation

International Students

International Baccalaureate:
Available to candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation

European Baccalaureate:
Available to candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation

Applicants are considered on their individual merits and offers can vary. For further information, please contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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