The focus of the programme is placed on the business applications of IT. This newly acquired expertise is used when all students carry out a consultancy project with a local company, involving real business problems which students tackle in partnership with the organisation.
The adoption of IT within a business necessitates not just an understanding of the technology itself but also the way in which information is used as a valuable resource for operational, tactical and strategic decision-making. BIT encompasses those aspects of new technology development which improve the way in which businesses are able to operate. More specifically, it goes beyond hardware and software by examining and assessing the ways in which IT is integrated within the business environment and the impact it subsequently has on all aspects of the organisation.
Year 1 Modules
EF0115 ELISS - CEIS - PG (CORE, 0 Credits)
IS0430 Research Methods (CORE, 10 Credits)
IS0704 Information, Systems and Organisation (CORE, 20 Credits)
IS0718 Masters Dissertation (CORE, 60 Credits)
IS0737 Project Management Studies (CORE, 10 Credits)
IS0741 Database Programming and Web Development (CORE, 20 Credits)
IS0742 Communication Technologies (CORE, 20 Credits)
IS0743 BIT Consultancy Project (CORE, 20 Credits)
IS0744 Business Systems (CORE, 20 Credits)
COURSEWORK AND ASSESSMENT
The programme adopts a flexible approach to assessment. Some work will be group-based, but equally some assessment will involve the student pursuing a personal interest in a relevant area of BIT via independent research.
These are supported by a mix of continuous assessment presentations, examinations and the submission of reports.
This course will equip students with a greater understanding of how the information resource impacts upon all aspects of an organisations activities, both in an operational context and in its strategic decision-making. In addition, students will develop their project and resource management skills, be able to professionally communication information, ideas, arguments, problems and their solutions and demonstrate initiative and personal responsibility
Former students have embarked on a variety of careers in areas such as business systems and analysis, education and training, and information management. Skills gained during the programme enable students to choose either general managerial or consultancy and training roles.
Students are normally self-financing but may receive assistance by applying for a Career Development Loan. However, A limited number of bursaries may be awarded for the course. Applications for a bursary are considered on an individual basis and any award is primarily determined by consideration of academic achievement.
The School of Computing, Engineering and Information Sciences at Northumbria University provides a range of courses at postgraduate levels, to suit a wide range of entry achievement profiles and to meet the needs of industry and aspiring professionals. The strength of the School lies in its enthusiastic and dedicated staff, who are valued for the quality of support provided to students, their research, and their enterprise involvement.
Students on all our programmes enjoy 'state-of-the-art' workshops and laboratories equipped with the latest, industry standard technology and benefit from the enhanced facilities provided by a £7 million major refurbishment programme across the School.