BSc (Hons) Business Computer Systems (Top Up)

Course overview

The BSc Business Computer Systems is a one-year full-time top-up honours degree programme which builds on students’ existing FdSc, HND or IADCS (or equivalent) qualifications. The course prepares students for careers in systems design, database development or ecommerce.  Graduates may also progress to postgraduate study. Students have an integrated pattern of study including advanced database design and development, e-commerce and e-business together with a project to provide a portfolio of up-to-date computing skills appropriate to the modern business environment.

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Key Information:

Course duration: 1 Year
Study Mode: Full-time
Study Location: Wembley Central campus
Intake: September 2020
Course Level: 6
Award: BSc(Hons)
Awarding Body: London Metropolitan University

*Course availability: Subject to final approval

Course Tags


Modules Studied

  • Advanced Database Systems Development
  • E-commerce and E-business
  • Project
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Management Support Systems

Starting Dates:

September 2020

"Subject to final approval"

Tuition Fees:


To gain entry to our top up courses, you must have any of the following qualifications: A Higher National Diploma (HND) in a relevant subject with a PASS Foundation Degree in a relevant subject An equivalent Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject A recognised UK or overseas equivalent Applicants will also be required to complete the following: Provide a CV and Personal Statement Provide original Level 5 qualification (or equivalent) Applicants will also be invited to attend an interview Please bullet point, like you have done with the others.

A variety of methods are in use, and each is specified in the appropriate module specification and handbook. Methods of assessment include:

  • Case study focussed reports
  • Research reports
  • Presentations
  • Software development and testing
  • Unseen examinations
  • Part-seen examinations (e.g. with seen case study)

After the successful completion of the course you would be able to:

  • demonstrate an awareness of key legal, social, ethical and professional issues pertinent to information systems, and their use in the business environment
  • select and applying appropriate problem-solving strategies in the context of information systems and information technolog
  • identify, specify, analyse and evaluate business problems within a business information systems environment
  • demonstrate professional skills in a work-related context (including e.g. presentations, report-writing, ability to work as part of a team)
  • understand the needs of business users, and plan, design, develop and implement a software solution to meet their requirements

Work Related Learning Module

The module enables students to undertake an appropriate short period of professional activity, related to their course at level 6, with a business or community organisation and to gain credit for their achievements. The activity can be a professional training, a volunteering activity, employment activity, an activity within the School of Computing and Digital Media Virtual Business Environment (VBE), placement or business start-up activity.
For the purpose of this module – the VBE will also be recognised as ‘the employer’.
It is expected student should work for 150 hours which should be recorded clearly (in a learning log for instance) in the portfolio. The 150 hours can be completed in 25 working days in a FT mode, or spread over a semester in a PT mode.
Students should register with the module leader to be briefed on the module, undergo induction and Work Based Learning planning and to have the Work Based Learning approved, before they take up the opportunity. It is essential that students are made aware that both the “Work Based Learning agreement” and relevant “health and safety checklist” where applicable need to be approved before starting the learning activity.
The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to:
• gain a useful experience of the working environment and the career opportunities available on graduation.
• undertake a work-based project appropriate to their academic level.
• enhance and extend their learning experience by applying and building on their academic skills and abilities by tackling real life problems in the workplace.
• enhance professional and personal development.