Computer Information Systems
Subject in detail
The BSc (Hons) Computer Information Systems course combines the well-regarded provision of Computer Science degrees by the Department of Computer Science with the strength of the Information Systems group from the School of Management to create an Information Systems course which is distinctive in the quality of its intake and its content.
A sound foundation in core computing is provided in the first two years, with an increasing number of units drawn from the IS provision of the School of Management, which provide foundational concepts for the understanding of the social and structural context of organisations, the impact of information systems within the business and the importance of IT management. The remaining management units study areas of business management that are key areas of application for computer systems. Students will have the opportunity and flexibility to choose appropriate options to match a chosen specialism and career path.
Teaching and learning
A variety of learning and teaching support is provided for our courses including lectures, personal tutorials, example classes, supervised laboratory sessions, work-based learning and project work.
Project work is particularly useful for developing employability skills such as the ability to work independently and to plan, design, document and implement large software projects. You will also develop team working, organisation and management skills.
Each student is allocated a personal tutor where one-to-one academic support is given to help students with their learning throughout the duration of their course.
The Department operates a student mentor scheme where students from year 2 offer support and guidance to new first year students.
Support for distance learning is provided through Moodle - an on-line, remote e-learning environment.
Methods of assessment
Most courses are assessed by a combination of examination and coursework. Examinations are held at the end of each semester in which the course is studied.