BSc Business Information Systems with a Year in Industry

This degree combines teaching from the School of Computing Sciences and the Norwich Business School, providing you with a mix of computing knowledge and business expertise, with the flexibility to choose the balance that is most suitable for you. Your third year will be spent on a year-long placement, gaining relevant and invaluable experience.

This course offers a research-led approach to teaching and fantastic facilities, so you will learn in the most up-to-date environment and be prepared for a career designing and implementing computerised systems in a business context. Your year in industry will also provide you with work experience, putting you one step ahead of other graduates.

We are one of the most experienced schools of Computing Sciences in the UK, with 100% of our research categorised as internationally recognised (REF 2014).

Overview

All modern businesses depend upon sophisticated information systems. They are used to support organisations’ day to day operations, enabling them to plan strategically for the future and manipulate data in order to gain a competitive advantage.

The BSc Business Information Systems with a Year in Industry covers subjects based in computing, information technology and business. It is designed for those who either envisage a career designing and implementing computer based systems in a business environment, or for those who wish to become consultants or managers, fully aware of what information systems can do for a business.

The additional year in industry gives you the opportunity to gain direct experience of work in the field so you can put what you’ve learnt to practice; gain new skills that will be extremely attractive to future employers; and build links with major companies like Aviva, Bloomberg and IBM.

This programme combines in-depth teaching on the capabilities of computing systems with thorough training in the operations of contemporary businesses. By studying these crucial and exciting subject areas you will also develop skills applicable to the wider employment sector, such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, organisation, and time-keeping.

The degree programme benefits from the combined expertise of the School of Computing Sciences and the Norwich Business School. Our flexible approach enables you to choose subjects that interest you and that are aligned with your career aspirations.

Course Structure

Year 1

In the first year you will follow a programme of compulsory modules designed to establish and develop your skills in computing, programming, business and information systems. These modules include subjects ranging from ‘Programming for Applications’ to ‘Introduction to Organisational Behaviour’.

Year 2

During your second year of study, you will study two compulsory modules in systems analysis and database systems. However the majority of your second year will comprise of optional modules which you will select from a wide range of subjects, ranging from ‘Business Ethics’ to ‘Principles of Marketing’.

Year 3 (Year in Industry)

The third year of study will be spent on an industrial placement consisting of nine to fourteen months of full-time employment. The placements are sourced and secured by you (with help from us), and you will pay a greatly reduced tuition fee and receive a wage. Throughout the work placement you will keep in close contact with an assigned mentor at UEA, who will also visit you at least once during the year. You will also be supported by an industrial supervisor throughout the placement.

Year 4

In your final year of study you will study modules such as ‘Organisational Information Systems’ and ‘Systems Engineering’, alongside choosing from a wide range of optional modules. You will also complete a significant independent research project supervised by an academic with expertise in your area of interest. The Business Information Systems degree allows you to work on projects with real companies, investigating the impacts of new technology. Previous projects include:

  • Investigating the benefits of Google Glass
  • Developing a contactless payment system for travel in Norwich
  • Investigating the benefits of IT in prisons.

Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used across the modules. Your coursework will be assessed in a variety of ways, including programming assignments, essays, written discussions, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, and seminar presentations.

In many modules, assessment is weighted 60% examination and 40% coursework, whilst some practical based modules are assessed entirely by coursework. In the final year, you will be assessed particularly on your understanding and how you integrate knowledge from different areas of the discipline.

Year In Industry

Completion of a Year in Industry programme will ensure you graduate with relevant work experience, putting you one step ahead of other students. This exciting degree programme provides you with this opportunity.

There is no greater asset in today’s competitive job market than relevant work experience. A Year in Industry will not only give you first-hand knowledge of the mechanics of how your chosen field operates but it will also greatly improve your chances of progressing within that sector as you seal valuable contacts and insight. These courses will also enhance your studies as theory is transformed into reality in a context governed by very real time and money constraints.

Our Industrial Links

We have well-established commercial connections throughout the UK and beyond and can help you to identify and compete for appropriate industrial opportunities. Recent placement partners in the School have included: AvivaAntechMoney FactsBartram Mowers, and BSkyB. Other suitable placements may be found at; BloombergBritish TelecomHewlett PackardIBMIntelLogica or Microsoft.

Financial Benefits

A big attraction to this type of course, apart from the enhanced career prospects, is that students will pay much reduced tuition fees for that year (see fees and funding tab). You will also be paid by the placement provider during the year which is a great way to help fund your continued studies.

For the latest on financial arrangements for our Year in Industry students please visit the UEA Finance webpage.

How it Works

The Year in Industry BSc degree programmes are four years in length with the work placement taking place during the third year. They are a minimum of nine months full-time employment and a maximum of 14 months.

Throughout the work placement, you keep in close contact with an assigned mentor at UEA and your mentor will also visit you at least once during the year. You will also be supported by an industrial supervisor.

We expect students to seek their own work placements, although the School has industrial collaborators aplenty to help you with your choice. Not only will this ensure that you work within your preferred field of computing sciences, it will also provide you with the essential job-hunting skills you will require after graduation. We will, of course, offer our guidance whilst students are identifying and negotiating placement opportunities

Please note that we cannot guarantee any student a work placement as this decision rests with potential employers and students will be expected to source these placements themselves.

For further information, please contact: Dr Mark Fisher, Year in Industry Coordinator, e-mail: Mark.Fisher@uea.ac.uk

View our Year in Industry brochure.

Student Experiences

  • Jonny Champion, CMP student, returns from a rewarding year in industry at IBM 
  • Matt Willis, CMP student, returns from an amazing year in industry experience at RM Education in the UK and India
  • Thomas Heslin, CMP student, reflects on his experiences of his year in industry placement at Xerox

Course Modules 2017/8

Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:

Name Code Credits

DATABASE SYSTEMS

This module introduces most aspects of databases, database manipulation and database management systems. The module is based on the relational model. The students will explore the tools and methods for database design and manipulation as well as the programming of database applications. Part of the practical experience gained will be acquired using a modern relational database management system. Students will also gain programming experience using SQL, and using a high level programming language to write applications that access the database.

CMP-4010B

20

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (2)

Introduction to Business aims to provide a platform for understanding the world of management and the managerial role. The module explores the business environment, key environmental drivers and functions of organisations, providing an up-to-date view of current issues faced from every contemporary enterprise such as business sustainability, corporate responsibility and internationalisation. There is consideration of how organisations are managed in response to environmental drivers. To address this aspect, this module introduces key theoretical principles in lectures and seminars are designed to facilitate fundamental study skills development, teamwork and practical application of theory. No previous knowledge of business or business management is required. The general business concepts introduced in lectures are applied in a practical manner during seminars.By the end of this module, students will be able to understand and apply key concepts and analytical tools in exploring the business environment and industry structure respectively. This module is for NON-NBS students only.

NBS-4008Y

20

INTRODUCTION TO ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR (2)

The overall aim of this module is for students to develop an understanding of the structure, functioning, and performance of organisations with particular reference to the behaviour of the individuals and groups who work within them. Specifically, the module aims are to: # Develop an appreciation of the nature and historical development of organisational behaviour (OB). # Introduce key concepts and theories in organisational behaviour. # Develop an understanding of the linkages between OB research, theory, and practice. # Develop analytical and academic writing skills. This module is for NON-NBS students only.

NBS-4011Y

20

PROGRAMMING FOR APPLICATIONS

The purpose of this module is to give the student a solid grounding in the essential features of programming using Java programming language. The module is designed to meet the needs of the student who has not previously studied programming.

CMP-4009B

20

SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

The complexity of Computer Based Systems, appropriate development approaches, and their inherent activities will be discussed using case studies and guest speakers where appropriate. Emphasis will be placed on the processes involved with systems requirements, creative designs, and careful development, in a professional manner, ensuring that issues such as project management, safety, security and data protection are taken into account. The module will include a number of modelling techniques to support the systems development process. These will be put into practise during the group exercise that will run throughout the semester. There are also opportunities for students to hone their transferable skills through literature searching, report writing, seminar discussions and presentations.

CMP-4013A

20

WEB-BASED PROGRAMMING

This module introduces some of the tools used for web development. Students will then build a substantial dynamic web site using HTML, CSS, Javascript and Python. An understanding of the underlying mechanisms of the technologies used in the Internet and World Wide Web is essential for any computing science student. The latter part of the module explains these technologies and takes a practical approach to exploring them. Issues of information systems security are considered at all stages but also in dedicated sessions. The final element of the module considers multi-media issues in web based systems.

CMP-4011A

20

Students must study the following modules for 40 credits:

Name Code Credits

OPERATIONS STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT

This module is about operations management, which is a functional field of management encompassing the design and improvement of the processes and systems employed in the creation and delivery of an organisation's products and services. Essentially, operations management is concerned with explaining how manufacturing and service organizations work. Managing operations well requires both strategic and tactical skills and is critical to every type of organisation, for it is only through effective and efficient utilization of resources that an organization can be successful in the long run.

NBS-5010Y

20

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

This module considers, at a high level, various activities associated with the development of all types of computer based information systems including project management, feasibility, investigation, analysis, logical and physical design, and the links to design and implementation. Its main focus, however, is on the early stages, in particular requirements investigation and specification including the use of UML. It makes use of a number of analysis and design tools and techniques in order to produce readable system specifications. Students are introduced to a number of development methods including object orientated, soft systems, structured, participative, iterative and rapid approaches.

CMP-5003A

20

Students will select 80 credits from the following modules:

Students can only take ONE of the two Level 4 modules listed. Note -in order to be eligible for BSC partial accreditation, students must opt for CMP-5017B Applied Statistics A or CMP-5041B Computing Fundamentals in either Year 2 or Year 3.

Name Code Credits

APPLIED STATISTICS A

This is a module designed to give students the opportunity to apply statistical methods in realistic situations. While no advanced knowledge of probability and statistics is required, we expect students to have some background in probability and statistics before taking this module. The aim is to teach the R statistical language and to cover 3 topics: Linear regression, and Survival Analysis.

CMP-5017B

20

BUSINESS ETHICS

This module explores some of the ethical questions raised by modern business practice in a global context. Ethical theories based on philosophy are central to the module. However, no prior knowledge of philosophy is assumed. Learning and teaching on the module emphasises the practical application of theory and research.

NBS-5006Y

20

COMPUTING FUNDAMENTALS

The module introduces key concepts in discrete mathemathics, logic and Formal Language Theory. Topics covered include basic maths revision, the representation of number, the basis of regular expressions, and the applications of sets, relations and functions. This module is restricted to students taking GN54 and GN55 (Business Information Systems) only.

CMP-5041B

20

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

This module builds on what students have learnt about managing people in Introduction organisational behaviour (NBS-4005Y). It introduces the topic of Human Resource Management (HRM) and raises awareness of how the Human Resource (HR) function can contribute to the business in providing competitive advantage. It will cover the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to be an effective people manager but will also help prepare students for a career in HR. The module provides a good grounding in the key areas of managing human resources including employee resourcing; managing the employment relationship and managing employee performance.

NBS-5011Y

20

INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

The module explores the development of Information Retrieval technologies, which have been driven by large increases in online documents and the Internet search engines, surveys a range of IR topics and the use of natural language processing techniques and their role in IR.

CMP-5036A

20

INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING (2)

This module provides a foundation in the theory and practice of accounting and an introduction to the role, context and language of financial reporting and management accounting. The module assumes no previous study of accounting. It may be taken as a standalone course for those students following a more general management pathway or to provide a foundation to underpin subsequent specialist studies in accounting. This module is for NON-NBS students only.

NBS-4010Y

20

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

The module aims to develop students' understanding of the theory and practice of management accounting. It develops underpinning competencies in management accounting and builds on topics introduced in the first year. It extends comprehension of the role and system of management accounting for performance measurement, planning, decision making and control across a range of organisations. Additionally, it introduces recent developments in management accounting practice, particularly those which underpin its growing strategic role.

NBS-5007Y

20

NETWORKS

This module examines networks and how they are designed and implemented to provide reliable data transmission. A layered approach is taken in the study of networks with emphasis given to the functionality of the OSI 7 layer reference model and the TCP/IP model. The module examines the functionality provided by each layer and how this contributes to overall reliable data transmission that the network provides. An emphasis is placed on practical issues associated with networking such as real-time delivery of multimedia information (e.g. VoIP) and network security. Labs and coursework are highly practical and underpin theory learnt in lectures.

CMP-5037B

20

PRACTICAL LAW FOR MANAGEMENT

This module introduces students to aspects of law which are relevant to their future careers as managers. It is an extremely practical module which is taught using a range of legal cases, practical scenarios, and problem questions. This approach enables students to learn the essentials of business law in a useful and engaging way, and introduces them to some of the key legal documentation they are likely to encounter in a managerial role. Students will learn where to find the law, the practical implications for managers, and when it is essential to seek legal advice.

NBS-5017Y

20

PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

This module is a general introduction and foundational grounding to Marketing. It is concerned with marketing functions of an organisation and seeks to develop awareness and understanding of marketing as an integrated business activity. It focuses on the theoretical frameworks which underpin an organisation's responses to market demand. Additionally, it considers examples of marketing programmes for a variety of organisational contexts to provide an industry perspective to theory. It is suitable for all UEA students and is a standalone module.

NBS-4006Y

20

PROGRAMMING 2

This is a compulsory module for all computing students and is a continuation of CMP-4008Y. It contains greater breadth and depth and provides students with the range of skills needed for many of their subsequent modules. We recap Java and deepen your understanding of the language by teaching topics such as nested classes, enumeration, generics, reflection, collections and threaded programming. We then introduce C in order to improve your low level understanding of how programming works, before moving on to C++ in semester 2. We conclude by introducing C# to highlight the similarities and differences between languages.

CMP-5015Y

20

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING 1

Software Engineering is one of the most essential skills for work in the software development industry. Students will gain an understanding of the issues involved in designing and creating software systems from an industry perspective. They will be taught state of the art in phased software development methodology, with a special focus on the activities required to go from initial class model design to actual running software systems. These activities are complemented with an introduction into software project management and development facilitation.

CMP-5012B

20

Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:

Name Code Credits

INDUSTRIAL PROJECT REPORT

This module provides an opportunity for students to undertake individual project work during their industrial training placement.

CMP-6014Y

40

YEAR IN INDUSTRY

This module is for students who are enrolled on undergraduate programmes that combine academic study with an opportunity to gain experience by working for a year in industry.

CMP-6011Y

80

Students must study the following modules for 40 credits:

Name Code Credits

ORGANISATIONAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The aim of this module is to explore some of the assumptions surrounding the use of information in contemporary organisations. These issues will be examined within a modern philosophical framework giving rise to a critical reflection of methodology and organisational models that form the basis of organisational systems.

NBS-6024Y

20

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

This module draws together a wide range of material and considers it in the context of developing modern large-scale computer systems. Topics such as Outsourcing, Process Improvement, System Failure, Project Management, Configuration Management, Maintainability, Legacy Systems and Re-engineering, Acceptance and Performance Testing, Metrics and Human Factors are covered in this module. The module is supported by a series of industrial case studies and includes speakers from industry.

CMP-6003B

20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Note: in order to be eligible for BCS partial accreditation students must opt for CMP-6012Y Computing Project

Name Code Credits

BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROJECT

This module will give you experience of independent project work and, via the lecture programme, will provide a primer on the law, ethical and professional behaviour, project management, reporting and other aspects of being a business information systems professional. You will be allocated a supervisor and will be expected to work closely with him or her on a mutually agreed project.

CMP-6012Y

40

COMPUTING PROJECT

This module will give you experience of independent project work through the development of research and application involving a significant amount of computing science knowledge and skills, for example, in design/implementation of algorithms, software, or hardware systems. It will also provide, via the lecture programme, a primer on the law, ethical and professional behaviour, project management, reporting and other aspects of being a computer scientist. You will be allocated a supervisor and will be expected to work closely with him or her on a mutually agreed project.

CMP-6013Y

40

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR

This module develops and expands knowledge, understanding, and awareness of consumer behaviour and the multiple influences that shape the role of a consumer in a market society. Drawing on a wide range of multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives from social sciences and beyond, the module explores the complexity of consumer behaviour in individual, collective, social, and organisational settings and it's far reaching implications in society for individuals, markets, businesses, organisations, and the government. The module challenges conventional ideas about consumer, consumption, market structures, and market society and opens up horizons about how the economy and society can respond to such behaviours.

NBS-6008Y

20

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

This module aims to provide students with knowledge of the significance of entrepreneurship and the small business sector within the economy, and research-led understanding of the factors that affect the small business birth, growth, success and failure

NBS-6010Y

20

INTERNET LAW

Internet law is a cross-cutting area of law for today's multinational and innovative environment, particularly relevant in industries like electronic commerce, information technology, and the media. Topics covered in this module include data protection and privacy, cybercrime, telecoms, contracts, domain names, the control of content and the resolution of disputes. Students will explore the application of law across traditional categories and are encouraged to reflect on the role of a national legal system in an interconnected world. Teaching will include some online elements as well as lectures and seminars, and the module is assessed by 100% coursework.

LAW-6001A

20

MANAGEMENT CONSULTING AND DEVELOPMENT

This module introduces the tools, techniques and the practical frameworks associated with management consulting, as well an examination of how organisational development is implemented by management consultants. It is aimed at those students who are considering a career in management consulting and/or have an interest in organisational development.

NBS-6014Y

20

MARKETING: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND THE LAW

This multi-disciplinary module examines socially irresponsible marketing practices by governments and businesses, taking national and international perspectives, and looks at the effect on the public, consumers and other businesses. Students successfully completing this module will demonstrate an understanding and awareness of the impact of marketing decisions on consumers, businesses and the wider society. This unit will provide them with greater knowledge and awareness of the legal and regulatory frameworks which affect marketing practice, and equip them with the skills to formulate their own marketing decisions and to know when expert legal advice is required.

NBS-6011Y

20

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project management has become an increasingly important approach to management and skilled project managers are in increasing demand across all sectors of the economy. This module will introduce you to the basic tools and skills required to create, plan, deliver and evaluate projects. You will use these tools to manage a real project for a sponsor. You will reflect on your experience in the light of both developing academic evidence based on project management and current practitioner debates.

NBS-6018Y

20

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: STRATEGY AND DESIGN

Supply Chain management (SCM) is about how upstream and downstream members (e.g. suppliers, manufacturers, retailers) collaborate together to design, manufacture, and distribute products or services in order to serve final customers. Success depends on the ability to provide suitable (be it innovative, high quality or low cost) products and services that customers need. Recent technological developments have led to promising changes in SCM that is now recognised as a key aspect of competitive strategy. The module introduces students to the challenges facing procurement professional and supply chain managers, explores the principles and practice of process integration and provide students them with opportunities to apply a variety of tools and techniques for improving supply chain performance.

NBS-6015Y

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Note: in order to be eligible for BCS partial accreditation students must opt for CMP-5017B Applied Statistics A in Year 2 or Year 3.

Name Code Credits

APPLIED STATISTICS A

This is a module designed to give students the opportunity to apply statistical methods in realistic situations. While no advanced knowledge of probability and statistics is required, we expect students to have some background in probability and statistics before taking this module. The aim is to teach the R statistical language and to cover 3 topics: Linear regression, and Survival Analysis.

CMP-5017B

20

BUSINESS ETHICS

This module explores some of the ethical questions raised by modern business practice in a global context. Ethical theories based on philosophy are central to the module. However, no prior knowledge of philosophy is assumed. Learning and teaching on the module emphasises the practical application of theory and research.

NBS-5006Y

20

CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR

This module develops and expands knowledge, understanding, and awareness of consumer behaviour and the multiple influences that shape the role of a consumer in a market society. Drawing on a wide range of multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives from social sciences and beyond, the module explores the complexity of consumer behaviour in individual, collective, social, and organisational settings and it's far reaching implications in society for individuals, markets, businesses, organisations, and the government. The module challenges conventional ideas about consumer, consumption, market structures, and market society and opens up horizons about how the economy and society can respond to such behaviours.

NBS-6008Y

20

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

This module aims to provide students with knowledge of the significance of entrepreneurship and the small business sector within the economy, and research-led understanding of the factors that affect the small business birth, growth, success and failure

NBS-6010Y

20

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

This module is about the theory and practice of financial accounting and reporting. This includes an examination of current and legal professional requirements as they relate to limited liability companies in the UK. Large UK companies report using International Financial Reporting Standards and therefore international reporting issues are considered.

NBS-5002Y

20

INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

The module explores the development of Information Retrieval technologies, which have been driven by large increases in online documents and the Internet search engines, surveys a range of IR topics and the use of natural language processing techniques and their role in IR.

CMP-5036A

20

INTERNET LAW

Internet law is a cross-cutting area of law for today's multinational and innovative environment, particularly relevant in industries like electronic commerce, information technology, and the media. Topics covered in this module include data protection and privacy, cybercrime, telecoms, contracts, domain names, the control of content and the resolution of disputes. Students will explore the application of law across traditional categories and are encouraged to reflect on the role of a national legal system in an interconnected world. Teaching will include some online elements as well as lectures and seminars, and the module is assessed by 100% coursework.

LAW-6001A

20

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

The module aims to develop students' understanding of the theory and practice of management accounting. It develops underpinning competencies in management accounting and builds on topics introduced in the first year. It extends comprehension of the role and system of management accounting for performance measurement, planning, decision making and control across a range of organisations. Additionally, it introduces recent developments in management accounting practice, particularly those which underpin its growing strategic role.

NBS-5007Y

20

MANAGEMENT CONSULTING AND DEVELOPMENT

This module introduces the tools, techniques and the practical frameworks associated with management consulting, as well an examination of how organisational development is implemented by management consultants. It is aimed at those students who are considering a career in management consulting and/or have an interest in organisational development.

NBS-6014Y

20

MARKETING: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND THE LAW

This multi-disciplinary module examines socially irresponsible marketing practices by governments and businesses, taking national and international perspectives, and looks at the effect on the public, consumers and other businesses. Students successfully completing this module will demonstrate an understanding and awareness of the impact of marketing decisions on consumers, businesses and the wider society. This unit will provide them with greater knowledge and awareness of the legal and regulatory frameworks which affect marketing practice, and equip them with the skills to formulate their own marketing decisions and to know when expert legal advice is required.

NBS-6011Y

20

NETWORKS

This module examines networks and how they are designed and implemented to provide reliable data transmission. A layered approach is taken in the study of networks with emphasis given to the functionality of the OSI 7 layer reference model and the TCP/IP model. The module examines the functionality provided by each layer and how this contributes to overall reliable data transmission that the network provides. An emphasis is placed on practical issues associated with networking such as real-time delivery of multimedia information (e.g. VoIP) and network security. Labs and coursework are highly practical and underpin theory learnt in lectures.

CMP-5037B

20

PRACTICAL LAW FOR MANAGEMENT

This module introduces students to aspects of law which are relevant to their future careers as managers. It is an extremely practical module which is taught using a range of legal cases, practical scenarios, and problem questions. This approach enables students to learn the essentials of business law in a useful and engaging way, and introduces them to some of the key legal documentation they are likely to encounter in a managerial role. Students will learn where to find the law, the practical implications for managers, and when it is essential to seek legal advice.

NBS-5017Y

20

PROGRAMMING 2

This is a compulsory module for all computing students and is a continuation of CMP-4008Y. It contains greater breadth and depth and provides students with the range of skills needed for many of their subsequent modules. We recap Java and deepen your understanding of the language by teaching topics such as nested classes, enumeration, generics, reflection, collections and threaded programming. We then introduce C in order to improve your low level understanding of how programming works, before moving on to C++ in semester 2. We conclude by introducing C# to highlight the similarities and differences between languages.

CMP-5015Y

20

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project management has become an increasingly important approach to management and skilled project managers are in increasing demand across all sectors of the economy. This module will introduce you to the basic tools and skills required to create, plan, deliver and evaluate projects. You will use these tools to manage a real project for a sponsor. You will reflect on your experience in the light of both developing academic evidence based on project management and current practitioner debates.

NBS-6018Y

20

QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS

This module considers quantitative methods used in business for analysing and solving problems. Alongside mathematical exploration of the topics, the relevant functionality of the computer programs Excel and SPSS are introduced and used to solve problems.

NBS-5005Y

20

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING 1

Software Engineering is one of the most essential skills for work in the software development industry. Students will gain an understanding of the issues involved in designing and creating software systems from an industry perspective. They will be taught state of the art in phased software development methodology, with a special focus on the activities required to go from initial class model design to actual running software systems. These activities are complemented with an introduction into software project management and development facilitation.

CMP-5012B

20

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: STRATEGY AND DESIGN

Supply Chain management (SCM) is about how upstream and downstream members (e.g. suppliers, manufacturers, retailers) collaborate together to design, manufacture, and distribute products or services in order to serve final customers. Success depends on the ability to provide suitable (be it innovative, high quality or low cost) products and services that customers need. Recent technological developments have led to promising changes in SCM that is now recognised as a key aspect of competitive strategy. The module introduces students to the challenges facing procurement professional and supply chain managers, explores the principles and practice of process integration and provide students them with opportunities to apply a variety of tools and techniques for improving supply chain performance.

NBS-6015Y

20

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level ABB including one from Mathematics, Computing, Physics, Business, Electronics or Economics. All science A levels must include a pass in the practical element
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points including one HL 5 from Mathematics, Computing, Business, Electronic and Economics and one other HL subject at 5. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
  • Scottish Highers Only acceptable in combination with Advanced Highers
  • Scottish Advanced Highers BCC including one from Mathematics, Computing,Business, Physics, Electronics or Economics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers might be acceptable
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AABBBB or two subjects at H1 and four subjects at H2, including one from Mathematics, Computing, Physics, Business, Electronics and Econmonics
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at level 3, including 12 level 3 credits in either Mathematics, Computing, Business or Economics
  • BTEC DDM in an IT or science related subject. Public Services not accepted. BTEC and A level combinations are considered - please contact us
  • European Baccalaureate Overall 75% with 70% in one from Mathematics, Physics, Business, Computing, Economics or Electronics

Entry Requirement

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade 4

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted 

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please click here for further information.

INTO University of East Anglia 

If you do not meet the academic and/or English language requirements for this course, our partner INTO UEA offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a foundation programme. Depending on your interests and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

INTO UEA also offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.

Intakes

The School's annual intake is in September of each year 

Alternative Qualifications

We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact us for further information.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students

Overseas Students

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Office prior to applying please do contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions Office

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

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