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Birmingham City University BSc in Business Information Technology
Birmingham City University

BSc in Business Information Technology

Birmingham, United Kingdom

3 Years

English

Full time

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Sep 2024

GBP 9,250 / per year *

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* UK students: £9,250 per year | international students: £13,980 per year

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Introduction

The BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology (BIT) course will provide you with knowledge and skills that bridge the gap between IT and Business to drive digital transformation, innovation and growth. It aims to provide you with the skills and experience needed to communicate and collaborate effectively with business users in both technical and non-technical industries. While the course contains a broad underpinning of traditional computing skills, it also focuses heavily on the highly sought-after digital transformation skills critical to keeping companies advancing in an information age.

Throughout your computing degree, you will be supported by expert teaching staff, many of whom have worked in the field of computing, are active in transformational research and are continually innovating with industry partners to achieve success.

What's covered in this course?

This course is for you if you want to combine a highly rigorous academic qualification with real-life practical work experiences to make IT work for businesses. The course enables you to think like a coder to influence organisations' design, development, and use of information systems and technology. You will also gain an in-depth understanding of how organisations can harness the data to improve decision-making.

You will be based at our City Centre Campus. You will work collaboratively with tutors, researchers and businesses, applying practice-based skills to real-life case studies and live project briefs, which will develop your problem-solving and analytical skills. The course will help you develop a strategic mindset to address global challenges, leveraging technology to meet business needs. You will have access to virtual learning environments and networking, electronic enterprise systems and business intelligence laboratories.

Studying computing with us puts you at the heart of an exciting, innovative community. Part of your first-year assessment will involve participating in our annual Innovation Fest, where students get together to solve society's problems with sustainable solutions using creative technology.

It is not just about academic and technical knowledge – we'll also help you develop your personal and professional skills so that you can work effectively as a team member to impact many of the challenges facing modern society positively.

Professional placement year

This course offers a professional placement year. This allows you to spend a whole year with an employer, between the second and third years of your degree and is a great way to find out more about your chosen career. Some students even return to the same employers after completing their studies.

The University will draw on its extensive network of local, regional and national employers to support you in finding a suitable placement to complement your chosen area of study. If you do not find a suitable placement, you will be automatically transferred back to the standard, non-placement version of the course.

Please note that fees are payable during your placement year, equivalent to 20% of the total full-time course fee for that year (£1,850 for UK students).

Why choose us?

  1. Brand new facilities at STEAMhouse - This £70 million state-of-the-art building will become the new home for the School of Computing and Digital Technology from the start of the 2022 academic year. Based at our expanding City Centre Campus, this unique centre will give you access to outstanding facilities and teaching spaces, as well as opportunities to collaborate with people and businesses across multiple sectors and work on real industry-based projects.
  2. Top 5 for Information Technology and Systems student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023).
  3. Industry-standard facilities - You will be based in Millennium Point, at our City Centre Campus, which has recently undergone a £6.5 million investment, including advanced software development and computer programming labs.
  4. Optional placement year - We offer the option of a sandwich year, enabling you to undertake valuable work experience. See where our students go on placement.
  5. Preparation for the industry - You will gain experience working in multidisciplinary teams and learn how to apply your skills to the industry.
  6. Highly employable graduates - Our graduates have gone on to work at companies such as IBM Mercedes Benz and Microsoft.

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