Business Technology (PT)
The BSc Business Technology degree has been designed to reflect the importance of how and why businesses adopt and make use of new approaches and new technologies, and to equip graduates with core IT and business skills. The business sector has a recognised and growing need for such graduates, who can couple a sound business knowledge with the necessary technical expertise. The focus of this degree is influenced by the E-skills UK Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB) syllabus in order to prime graduates for the technology challenges facing business today
Candidates will be assessed for entry on an individual basis, according to their experience and qualifications.
CertHE/HNC* in Computing related subject.
*Some HNCs are credited at 96 points; additional credit required can be attained from the Level 7 20-point portfolio.
DipHE/HND in Computing-related subject (equivalent to 240 points).
The degree seeks to promote in students a critical awareness of the world of business and facilitate the acquisition of generic and specialist transferable skills which are relevant to their chosen career paths. The course is designed to provide maximum flexibility covering both broad based and specialist business topics such as Marketing, Human Resource Management, Enterprise and Events Management.
The programme is aimed at people who may be in full-time employment and wish to achieve a degree on a part-time basis. Students can aim to complete each This programme is distinct from more traditional computing courses in that it does not focus on programming or other specialist technical skills.
Rather, it recognises that there is a need for good general technology practitioners working in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who can provide exemplary technical support and maintenance as well as being able to function in a key business role. Over 98% of businesses in Scotland have workforces of 0-49 employees and thus tend to rely upon one individual with good all-round skills to meet their ICT needs, as opposed to a team of specialists (SMEs account for over half of all private sector employment). Such adaptability is also valued by larger employers too.
- First Steps at University
- Introduction to Web Development
- Design for Interaction
- Computer Systems
- IT User Support
- Business Technology Environment
6 modules, as follows:
- Business Computer Networks
- Business Systems Provision
- OO Analysis & Design
- Database Development
- Computing Project
6 modules, including:
- Professional Computing Issues
- Business Intelligence
- Business Systems Analysis
- Wireless Technology
- Project Management for IT
The needs of the business sector have been a driving force in the development of this degree and, as a result, graduates have excellent career prospects. The broad-based nature of this course aims to enable you to make an effective contribution to implementing and integrating technology within a modern business environment and to fulfill professional roles such as Business Analyst, Project Manager, Technology Manager, Systems Administrator, Trainer, Technology Consultant, Technical Support Manager, and e-Business Adviser, within almost every business sector. Furthermore, students have the opportunity to engage in a number of vendor-based modules that are ‘built-in’ to the evening programme, such as those taught using CompTIA, Oracle, and Certified Internet Webmaster materials.