This dynamic course aims to deepen your understanding of information technology (IT), teaching you the fundamentals of software development and the application required to drive business strategy and competitiveness in an international market.
Rapid technological change and the challenges of global competition have raised the demand for highly skilled professionals who can align corporate objectives with modern business systems and an effective Information Technology (IT) infrastructure.
You will explore topical concerns such as modern web development, business intelligence, programming, big data, cloud computing and simulation.
This course aims to prepare you to meet the challenges of working in a global marketplace and adapting to technological change. You will explore fundamental elements of business and IT and should be able to deliver effective and competitive business solutions within diverse organisational global contexts.
Course content has been designed to reflect changes occurring in national and international contexts, including the emergence of new technologies, policy design processes and the impact of ethical debate.
Core learning is focused on the following subject areas: application programming; foundations of information systems and technology; use of information systems in a business context; project management; database systems and development; agile development methodology; international compliance; ethical and professional issues.
We focus on developing your technical skills, with the aim to help you to practise and experience programming, virtualisation and cloud technologies within our specialist and general labs. You should also develop key competencies in critical analysis, application of software development, communication with technical and non-technical audiences, intercultural competences, and digital literacy.
Coventry, United Kingdom
What you'll study
The first year of the course covers the key themes of programming, operating systems, business, marketing in a digital age, databases, networks and cyber security. It considers the structure and strategies of differing business organisations and some of the processes used in business decision making, particularly around accounting data and business analytics.
Fundamentals of Business Programming – 15 credits
Software Design – 10 credits
Business Decision Making – 10 credits
Business Fundamentals – 10 credits
Introduction to Operating Systems, Networks and Cyber Security – 15 credits
Digital Marketing – 15 credits
Database Systems – 5 credits
Activity-Led Learning project 1 – 15 credits
Activity-Led Learning project 2 – 15 credits
The second year covers a range of web technologies, processes and techniques associated with software engineering, usability, computer law ethics, data, tools and techniques for information retrieval, techniques and procedures for planning and managing computer networks.
Web Development – 20 credits
Software Development – 20 credits
Network Planning and Management – 20 credits
People and Computing – 10 credits
Enterprise Project – 20 credits
Data Science for Developers – 20 credits
In your final year, you will undertake an in-depth individual piece of work; either a piece of analytical research or a practical problem solving exercise; using your consolidated knowledge from the previous stages of study to demonstrate your capability. Where possible, projects are developed in collaboration with commerce or industry, proposed by students after their professional training placement.
Individual Project Preparation – 10 credits
Project Management – 20 credits
Security and Compliance in the Cloud – 20 credits
Individual Project – 20 credits
Management of Information Systems – 20 credits
IT Infrastructure Library (ITL) and Service Management – 20 credits
Add+vantage module – 10 credits
English language requirements
£18,050 per year
International Pathways 2022 Scholarship
You could enjoy a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees.
Our high-quality foundation, international year one and pre-masters courses are for international students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to their preferred Coventry University undergraduate or postgraduate course. We can support you to achieve the academic and/or English grades you need and help you gain the personal and professional skills required to study at university.
We want to encourage ambitious international students like you to study at Coventry University, so we’ve secured extra financial support for you worth £3,000, to help with the cost of tuition fees, living expenses and accommodation.
The scholarship application deadline is:
September 2022 intake: 31 July 2022
The effective use of information technology is crucial to every modern business. On this course, you should not only develop the technical skills and knowledge required to create IT applications, but you should also gain a solid understanding of the business environment in which they operate.
Successful completion of this course is designed to help prepare you for careers in the design, delivery and management of IT systems within a business, although the skills learnt could be applicable in careers such as web development, data analysis, content management, business analysis and project management.