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Coventry University
School of Mathematical and Information Sciences

THE SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

Computing and Information Technology

Business Computing BA Develops an understanding of the role and potential of all types of computerised information systems. You will be able to assess the implications of new technology, software and techniques for the design and development of information systems.

Business Information Technology (with Foundation Year) BA You may not possess standard entry qualifications or be a mature student. The foundation year comprises modules in study skills, information technology, business administration and quantitative methods. This course will also give you the opportunity to progress to the E-Commerce or Multimedia Computing degree courses.

Business Information Technology BA Honours A popular interdisciplinary course, Business Information Technology (BIT) is taught by both the School of Mathematical and Information Sciences and Coventry Business School. It provides an integrated study of IT and business administration. Specialist routes are available leading to the following degree awards; BIT with Accounting, BIT with Human Resource Management, BIT with International Business and BIT with Marketing.

Business Information Technology HND/BA 2+2 Scheme This course will equip you with the professional skills necessary for a career in IT applications and E-Commerce. After successful completion of two years you may leave with an HND. Further study of two years includes project management, IT strategy, and Internet applications alongside a broad range of business subjects.

Business Information Technology HND/FDA This course provides you with the technical skills required to support a range of different applications of IT in a business environment, including the use of E-Commerce systems. Successful Diploma holders can expect to find employment in a wide range of user-support roles in business where a combined knowledge of business problems and technical IT solutions is required.

Computer Science (with Foundation Year) BSc You may not possess standard entry qualifications or be a mature student. The foundation year comprises modules in study skills, information technology, computing fundamentals and quantitative methods. This course will also give you the opportunity to progress to any of the computing related degree programmes.

Computer Science BSc Honours This course aims to equip you with the skills needed to design, implement and document software systems that make effective us of the hardware. You may expect to pursue a career as an analyst/programmer, software developer, database administrator or Internet technologist.

Computer Systems BSc Honours You will gain an understanding of the architecture, operation and performance of computers and their functional units. You may expect a career as an analyst/programmer, software developer, or systems programmer, or in data communications and networks, network/technical support, or control and industrial systems development.

Computing and Economics BSc Honours Includes core studies in macro and microeconomics, programming, and information systems. Graduates from this course can find careers in banking, the financial services sector and in management information systems in large organisations.

Computing BSc Honours Whilst gaining a sound knowledge of digital computer systems and associated software, your aim will be twofold, to design, implement and document software systems in a variety of languages and also to identify and specify reliable and cost effective information systems. Career opportunities exist as an analyst/programmer or software developer, or in product/technical support, project management and database applications.

Computing HND / BSc Honours (2+2 scheme) Provides you with the professional skills required to support a wide variety of computer installations or a range of different applications and user requirements. If successful, you can expect to find employment in programming, systems analysis, systems operation and network support.

Computing HND /FDSc This course provides you with the technical skills required to support a range of different applications in computer and information systems, and to meet the needs of IT users in a variety of businesses and industries. Successful Diploma holders can expect to find employment in a wide range of technical and user-support roles in the computing industry including programming, systems analysis, systems operation, database maintenance and network support.

E-commerce BSc Honours Aims to provide you with knowledge and practical skills in the use for e-commerce technology, together with an awareness of its implications for business operations. If successful, you can seek employment as a network manager, corporate database manager, website designer, Internet marketing manager, production manager, distribution manager or Java programmer.

E-commerce with Business / E-Commerce with Marketing BA Honours On the business course you will look at how internet technology is revolutionising the way successful organisations operate and how the methods of e-business are developing. The Marketing course will cover marketing principles, consumer behaviour and selling. If successful, you can seek employment as a corporate database manager, website designer, internet marketing manager, workgroup co-ordinator, purchasing or sales manager, or in logistics.

E-commerce with Information Technology BSc Honours You will look at Network and internet technology, CISCO technologies, information security, multimedia and the successful operation of e-commerce systems to support accounting, sales, marketing and materials supply. If successful you can seek employment as a network manager, corporate database manager, website designer, computer communications systems designer or Java programmer.

E-commerce with Computing BSc Honours You will develop an understanding of the architecture of modern distributed computing systems and learn how network and internet technology provide the platform on which all e-commerce applications are possible. If successful you can seek employment as a network manager, corporate database manager, website designer, computer communications systems designer or Java programmer.

Information Technology and Law BA Honours The course aims to give you a firm grounding in both subjects, enabling you to develop a full professional standing in either discipline. Graduates will find career opportunities in the fields of data administration and computer security, or within business organisations as a legal assistant.

International Foundation Year in Business, Computing and IT As an international student you may choose this foundation programme if you wish to pursue a career where the application of information technology to support decision-making plays an important part. After successful completion of the foundation year, you can move directly to the first year of BA business Information Technology, BA Business Computing, BSc Computer Science, BSc Network Computing, BSc E-commerce, BA Multimedia Computing or BSc Software Engineering.

Multimedia Computing BA Honours You will investigate how a wide range of computer technology integrates with concepts in graphic design and you will develop an understanding of the psychological and social aspects of communication. Successful graduates can expect careers in broadcast production, corporate communications, marketing, telecommunications, animation, media research and the development of teaching and learning materials.

Multimedia Computing HND / BA Honours (2 + 2 scheme) This course provides you with the professional skills that are needed for the effective design and maintenance of websites within the broader operation of multimedia information systems. Successful graduates can expect careers in broadcast production, corporate communications, marketing, telecommunications, animation, media research and the development of teaching and learning materials.

Multimedia Computing HND / FDA This course provides you with the technical skills required to support the design and maintenance of websites and other multimedia products. Successful Diploma holders can expect to find employment in website supports, internet system supports, corporate communications or marketing.

Network Computing BSc Honours You will explore the technology, applications and management issues associated with computing in a network environment. You can expect to be well prepared for a career in the strategic planning of computer systems, or as a website manager, network support manager or corporate database manager.

Network Computing HND/ BSc honours (2 + 2 scheme). This course provides you with the professional skills required both to maintain and manage computer systems in a network environment and also to design and develop applications tin Internet computing. Graduates can expect to find a position in network management and support, as a corporate database manage or as a website manager.

Network Computing HND / FDSc This course provides you with the technical skills required to install and maintain a computer system in a network environment. Successful Diploma holders can expect to find employment in network implementation and support, and in a wide range of roles within the expanding telecommunications and computer industries.

Software Engineering BSc Honours This course promotes an understanding and appreciation of the need to apply engineering principles and formal methods to the specification , design, construction and validation of large, complex software systems. You may want to look at a career as a software engineer, systems programmer, software developer, product supporter, project manager, or concurrent and real-time software designer.

Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research

Business Dynamics BA Honours The course aims to provide you with a sound specialism in the subject of business dynamics. You will start to analyse the structure and feedback mechanisms that drive and shape management decisions. Graduates from this course may pursue careers in management consultancy, business analysis, business forecasting or risk analysis.

Computer and Control Systems BSc / BEng This course involves software engineering and development coupled with the theoretical and practical aspects of engineering and control systems. Successful graduates can look for careers as engineering project managers, real-time systems designers; systems software developers or control engineers.

Foundation Year in Management Science If you do not possess standard entry qualifications or you are a mature student this foundation programme will provide a major first step towards your degree. Different programmes are available, depending on your knowledge at entry, making this course suitable both for students with one A-level and for students who have different qualifications or experience.

Foundation Year in Mathematical Sciences If you do not possess standard entry qualifications or you are a mature student this foundation programme will provide a major first step towards your degree. Different programmes are available, depending on your knowledge at entry, making this course suitable both for students with one A-level and for students who have different qualifications or experience.

Information and Data Management Currently, there are few graduates with the high level of both the quantitative and information technology skills needed to deliver a modern information strategy - essential for good management in any organisation. Employment prospects are excellent. You can expect to find employment as a data manager or analyst in diverse areas including marketing research, the pharmaceutical industry, education, government departments, banks and other financial institutions.

Management Science BSc This course focuses on managerial decision-making and combines areas of study from Coventry Business School with modules based in quantitative analysis/ If successful, your sound quantitative base will enable you to develop a career in management or provide the platform for you to go on to postgraduate study.

Mathematics BSc Honours Our Mathematics students receive the training to work in a wide range of areas where numerate skills are required. We place emphasis on the understanding and development of analytical skills and you will learn to structure your approach to practical problem solving. A Mathematics degree will indicate your numeracy and analytical talent to employers. Career opportunities exist in accountancy, banking, computer analysis, marketing, industrial design, management, scientific research and teaching.

Mathematical Sciences Joint Degrees BSc Honours These joint courses offer you the chance to either combine the Mathematical Sciences with major areas of application in the business world or to combine them with a European language. You can specialise in one subject area or you can follow a broad programme. These courses offer the opportunity of spending your third year in training or studying abroad, as appropriate. Courses include: Mathematical Sciences and Economics, Mathematical Sciences and Accounting, Mathematical Sciences and Finance, Mathematical Sciences and French and Mathematical Sciences and German.

Mathematics and Computing Joint Degrees BSc Honours Modules from all three disciplines can be selected in the BSc Mathematics course, a joint course allows you more freedom. If you have qualifications such as advanced level GNVQs, BTEC, foundation years, modern apprenticeships, access courses or are part of a Compact scheme, you may wish to apply to join the Mathematics Sciences course. Career opportunities exist in marketing, technical support, information technology and financial services. Courses Include Mathematics Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics and Mathematics and Computing.

Statistics and Operational Research BSc Honours Equip yourself for a career as a statistician in industry, commerce or the public sector on this course, which demonstrates how quantitative analysis is used in modern decision making. The course includes the option of a one-year professional placement. This will provide you with the opportunity to apply skills you have acquired to real-life problems.

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

Coventry University aims to provide educational opportunities to the maximum sustainable extent, through high quality teaching and research. It is a national institution with international perspectives, but it gives particular attention to the economic and social well-being of its local and regional environment. It encourages enterprise through the application of knowledge and is founded upon moral values and the principles of equality, justice and academic freedom

School of Mathematical and Information Sciences The School of Mathematical and Information Sciences is a major centre within the UK for the study and research of information systems, computer science, software engineering, information technology, mathematics, statistics and operational research. We offer a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are highly relevant to the needs of industry, business and research.

A recent QAA subject assessment awarded our Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research Groups 23 out of 24 and the Guardian newspaper guide has also ranked us in the top 12 British universities for Mathematics and the Mathematical Sciences.

A modular structure enables us to offer an enviable range of specialist and joint degree courses with the option of spending a year working in industry. A key feature of our provision at Coventry is the flexibility of choice providing a range of routes to success with transfer opportunities between courses available during the period of study. Entry to later stages of the courses is possible if you are suitably qualified.

Address Information:

Address Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB
Tel. No. +44 (0) 24 7688 8672/8627
Fax No. +44 (0) 24 7688 8047
E-mail address admissions.mis@coventry.ac.uk
Contact person Admissions Office
Courses Undergraduate and Foundation Degree Courses
Computing and Information Technology
Business Computing BA
Business Information Technology (with Foundation Year) BA
Business Information Technology BA
Business Information Technology HND/BA (2+2 Scheme)
Business Information Technology HND/FDA
Business Information Technology with Human Resource Management BA
Business Information Technology with Accounting BA
Business Information Technology with International Business BA
Business Information Technology with Marketing BA
Computer Science (with Foundation Year) BSc
Computer Science BSc
Computer Systems BSc
Computing and Economics BSc
Computing BSc
Computing HND/BSc (2+2 Scheme)
Computing HND / FDSc
E-Commerce BSc
E-Commerce with Business BA
E-Commerce with Computing BSc
E-Commerce with Information Technology BSc
E-Commerce with Marketing BA
Information Technology and Law BA
International Foundation Year in Business, Computing and IT (for Overseas Students)
Multimedia Computing BA
Multimedia Computing HND/BA Honours (2+2 Scheme)
Multimedia Computing HND/FDA
Network Computing BSc
Network Computing HND/BSc (2+2 Scheme)
Network Computing HND/FDSc
Software Engineering BSc

Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research
Business Dynamics BA
Computer and Control Systems BSc/BEng
Foundation Year in Management Science
Foundation Year in Mathematical Sciences
Information and Data Management BSc
Management Science BSc
Mathematical Sciences and Accounting BSc
Mathematical Sciences and Economics BSc
Mathematical Sciences and Finance BSc
Mathematical Sciences and French BSc
Mathematical Sciences and German BSc
Mathematical Sciences BSc
Mathematics and Computing BSc
Mathematics and Statistics BSc
Mathematics BSc
Statistics and Operational Research BSc
Length of course All degree courses may be studied full-time, part-time or, with a sandwich year immediately before the final year. Except where otherwise stated all degree courses are 3 years full-time courses or 4 years if incorporating a sandwich year. Foundation Degrees require at least 2 year full-time study plus work experience.
Date of commencement September
Cost / Fees Standard
Class size Various
Admission requirements 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above including Mathematics and English. At lease 160 points at A-level/AVCE for degree courses or at least 80 points at A-level/AVCE for HND, Foundation Degree, or 2 + 2 degree courses. All students must have at least 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above including Mathematics and English Language, or equivalent standards
Language requirements A good standard of English is required.


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