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In all Brunel University London computer study degrees, students develop a range of skills valued by employers such as communication, critical thinking, analysis, teamwork, career planning and project management. Each programme has a strong contemporary feel and relates theory and concepts to the practical issues facing employers and employees in the 21st Century. Successful completion of the degree can lead to career opportunities in marketing, enterprise, business accounting, accountancy, business operations, HRM, finance, recruitment consulting and other graduate level job depending on which degree path is followed after the Foundation study is completed.
The programme syllabus is designed around the acquisition of core academic skills and literacy development that underpins successful higher education outcomes: academic research, ICT, critical thinking and the promotion of self-awareness.
In-course written, reading, listening and oral assessment is built in to modules through general interaction between tutors and students through small group tutorials or individual tutorials/appraisals.
Typical Foundation Modules:
- Business Mathematics/ Mathematics for Economics and Finance
- Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 1
- Principles of Accounting
- Principles of ICT
Typical First Year Modules:
- Data and Information
- Group Project Lab
- Group Project Lecture
- Group Project Tutorial
- Information Systems and Organisations
- Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 2
- Introductory Programming
- Logic and Computation
This is an intensive programme with a minimum 16 hours per week and a corresponding number of ongoing assessment tasks designed to provide a scaffolded structure for students at this entry level to Higher Education.
This course can be studied Foundation: 2 semesters, First year: 2 semesters full-time, starting in September.