The BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems
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The BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems

The BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems is a three-year full time course. It is based upon the BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems course delivered in the UK by Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Westminster.
The BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems course has been designed to prepare IT professionals with strong background in information systems management and proper understanding of business context and needs.. The underlying philosophy of the course is to emphasize the close relationship between information technology and business with the application of the relevant theory underpinning IT enabled business practices.

Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning (APCL)

If an applicant has certificate or credits from previous undergraduate courses of internationally recognised universities, they may refer to Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning (APCL) process approved by the University of Westminster and qualify for exemption from modules. Making a claim for APCL is an applicant’s responsibility and s/he is recommended to contact the Course Leader or the Dean’s Office for further advice.

Language of Instruction:

ENGLISH

Course Aims

The BSc Business Information Systems course has been designed to prepare IT professionals with strong background in information systems management and proper understanding of business context and needs.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of level 4 you will be able to demonstrate:
L4.1. Identify the components of ICT e.g. hardware, software, servers, and networks
L4.2. Identify the structures of business organizations; name their functions and challenges, and the environment in which they operate
L4.3. Describe the nature and use of information systems in business
L4.4. Have theoretical foundations of information systems and trends in application of information systems
L4.5. Identify the various activities involved in translating a given problem into a corresponding executable program; produce syntactically correct programs/web sites for business needs.
L4.6. Gather, filter and manipulate relevant data for presentation and quantitative analysis, interpret results in a business context
L4.7. Communicate results in an appropriate format with regard to audience and desired effect using computer applications as appropriate
L4.8. Have basic understanding of methodologies and tools involved into development of Information Systems

Level 5 learning outcomes

Upon completion of level 5 you will be able to demonstrate:
L5.1. Structure and plan the implementation of IT services and IT support to business enterprises
L5.2. Analyse the application of information systems and their impact on the business operations and on an organization as a whole
L5.3. Identify components of the information systems life cycle including the major development processes/models, phases, activities, and issues relating to the development, management and maintenance of information systems.
L5.4. Name the principles, methodologies, criteria and tools that can be employed in analysis, specification, development, evaluation, and management of information systems Information and Data Modelling
L5.5. Conduct critical analysis of a business problem/situation, formulate criteria to identify and employ an appropriate strategy to solve it
L5.6. Identify, analyse and specify user requirements to develop or to select an appropriate information system solution
L5.7. Develop middle-size solutions for business needs

Level 6 learning outcomes

Upon completion of level 6 you will be able to demonstrate:
L6.1. To evaluate the organisational and managerial implications of IS/IT considering factors of business environment
L6.2. To focus and analyse on the need for integrated business and information systems strategy development and planning at all levels
L6.3. Name and use some of the technologies and applications which underpin e-commerce
L6.4. Realise the need for Business Intelligence and data mining and explain the distinction between the various mining techniques
L6.5. Carry out a comprehensive literature review of issues related to a selected area of Business Information Systems and critically evaluate the findings
L6.6. Analyse current trends in technology and suggest most appropriate resources/tools for given business problem
L6.7. Specify, design, develop and test complex information systems to address business problems with respect to privacy, usability, stability and maintainability

Course structure

This section shows the core and option modules available as part of the course and their credit value. Full-time Undergraduate students study 120 credits per year. Course structures can be subject to change each academic year following feedback from a variety of sources.

Types of the modules:

Core. These are modules that must be undertaken by all students on the course. They provide the fundamental skills and knowledge on which to base your future careers and must be passed for the award of the degree.
Option. These are modules that can be chosen from the course specific list of modules. These modules allow you to pick modules that best fit your own aspirations while still providing a cognate curriculum.
Elective. A free choice module, of which you may take one at level 4, 5, and 6, may be chosen from other courses offered by WIUT. A free choice can be one of the listed option modules, but it usually is a module from one of the other course offered at the University. Free choices are subject to availability and the approval by the relevant module leader and your Course Leader.

COURSE STRUCTURE

 


What are the minimum Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the BSc Business Information Systems have been set in order to select potential students who have proven academic ability and are able to demonstrate a solid foundation of skills in both Mathematics and English.

The admissions policy aims to attract and recruit motivated applicants across the full range of possible access routes.

Students may have a background in any academic discipline. We encourage applications from students with disabilities. The admissions policy follows, wherever possible the equal opportunities policies of the University of Westminster.

The over-riding principle upon which admission decisions are based is that applicants should be likely to benefit from, and succeed on, the course.

Intending students will have to meet age, English language, Mathematics and general requirements:


Age Requirement

Normally applicants will have to reach the age of at least 18 years old at the date of enrolment. For the purpose of this regulation, the academic year runs from 1st October to 30th September.


English Language and Mathematics Requirement Applicants must:

  • Have had their secondary educations through the medium of English and gained grade C or above in the equivalent of GCSE English; or
  • Have an IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 6 in the writing component or the equivalent score at TOEFL or other University of Westminster recognised English Test according to the WIUT/UoW conversion table; or
  • Have successfully completed an appropriate International Foundation course and passed an Academic English Language module.

Applicants must have an acceptable level of competence in Mathematics. This could be demonstrated by one of the following:

A pass in an maths test approved by the University of Westminster; or

Grade C or above in GCSE/’O’ Level Mathematics (or its equivalent); or

A pass in Quantitative Methods on an appropriate Foundation course.


General Requirements

  • Applicants must have studied a broad range of subjects and have a school leaving certificate equivalent to GCSE/’O’ Level e.g. the Uzbek Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat).
  • In addition applicants should satisfy at a minimum one of the following requirements, namely:
  • Successfully completion of an appropriate International Foundation course which includes a pass on an Academic English module or equivalent; or
  • Successful completion of the WIUT Lyceum’s Attestat, and the WIUT International Foundation, course including the Academic English module;
  • Successful completion of the first year of an appropriate degree course in a recognised Uzbek or similar university; or
  • Two GCE A level passes (in any subject excluding mother tongue), plus three GCSE passes at grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics; or
  • NC/ND or HNC/HND. (The range of academic disciplines studied is not hereby restricted, but certain vocational courses such as City and Guilds would not satisfy the admissions requirements.); or
  • An Advanced General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ); or Any other equivalent qualification normally accepted as entry requirements (e.g. International Baccalaureate, etc).

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