Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Computing and Management

Computer Science

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
MSci (Hons) DPS 5 years full-time sandwich GNL2 AAA 1 October 2018 21 June 2023
MSci (Hons) 4 years full-time GN4F AAA 1 October 2018 22 June 2022
BSc (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich GN42 ABB 1 October 2018 22 June 2022
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time GNK2 ABB 1 October 2018 16 June 2021

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NSS 2016

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DLHE 2015

£29,678

average starting salary

Computing and Management course overview

This degree course provides an excellent preparation for a challenging and rewarding career, offering a high level of knowledge and practical skills in both Information Technology (IT) and management. Graduates possessing these skills are highly sought after in industry.

The course is approximately evenly divided between IT and management subjects and is taught in conjunction with the School of Business and Economics, providing experienced teaching and support.

Computing and Management and Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB) are very similar with most taught modules being common to the two courses.

The essential difference is that the ITMB course was specified and is endorsed by the companies of e-Skills UK. The strength of the Computing and Management course is that it allows for more flexibility when choosing optional modules and the project in Year 3/4.

Flexible learning

You will be learning a balance of theory and practice, meeting the demands of both a rapidly evolving subject and those of employers. In addition to the academic content, emphasis is placed on the development of your professional, managerial and presentation skills.

Upon graduation, you will possess a sound understanding of the fundamentals of computing and a flexible, well-developed approach to problem solving.

We continually monitor course content for quality and make improvements based on feedback from students, senior industrialists and accrediting bodies such as the British Computer Society and the Tech Partnership. Major companies are directly involved in sponsoring our modules, supporting project work and providing guest lectures and prizes.

The MSCi degree

The Masters in Science (MSci) degrees provide an ideal preparation for research and development work in industry or for a PhD. They are designed to create leaders in the subject area by giving in-depth experience of cutting edge research.

The final year provides a broad understanding and study of entrepreneurship, leadership and management, together with team working skills. There is also a significant, research based individual project conducted with a member of academic staff.

Industry accreditation

The BSc programme has partial accreditation while the MSci programme has full accreditation for Chartered IT Professional status (CITP) from the British Computer Society.

Modules


A typical course structure is given below. Please note that core subjects and options may vary from year to year.

Year 1

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Computer Systems
  • Databases
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Programming for the WWW
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Server Side Programming
  • Statistics and Modelling for Management
  • Software Engineering 1

Year 2

  • Company Finance
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Knowledge-based Decision Support
  • Management Science Methods
  • Operating Systems, Networks and the Internet 1
  • Operations Management
  • Organisational Studies
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Professional Issues in Computing
  • Software Engineering 2
  • Team Projects
  • The Marketing Mix

Optional placement year

Optional salaried professional placement.

Year 3/4

Compulsory modules:

  • Computing / IT Project
  • Fundamentals of Strategic Management
  • Leadership and Interpersonal Skills

Optional modules:

  • Advanced Web Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • E-Business Planning and Marketing
  • Cryptography and Network Security
  • Operating Systems, Networks and the Internet 2
  • Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
  • Data Mining
  • Mark-up Languages for the Web
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Strategy and Planning
  • Consulting Practice and Decision Making
  • Business Systems
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Simulation of Decision Support
  • Strategic Information Management
  • Analysing Careers
  • The Changing Work Organisation
  • Marketing Communications
  • Lean Operations
  • Social Informatics
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Information and Knowledge Management in the NHS
  • Culture and Change Management

Year 4/5 MSci

  • Enterprise Technology for Computer Scientists
  • Learning Evaluation in a Specialised Subject
  • Group Project
  • Managing a Project Team
  • Thesis Project

 

Please note: optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

For indicative information on modular weight, content and assessment type please see module specifications.

 


Assessment

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination.

Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, laboratory work, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations.

For an indicative overview of the aims, learning outcomes and structure of this course please see the programme specification.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information

GNL2 Computing and Management - MSci (Hons) DPS

A-Level
AAA
IB
37 (6,6,6 HL)
BTEC
AA in 2 A-Levels plus D* in BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate
GCSE
Minimum 5 GCSEs Grades A*-B (9-6) including Mathematics

GN4F Computing and Management - MSci (Hons)

A-Level
AAA
IB
37 (6,6,6 HL)
BTEC
AA in 2 A-Levels plus D* in BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate
GCSE
Minimum 5 GCSEs Grades A*-B (9-6) including Mathematics

GN42 Computing and Management - BSc (Hons) DPS

A-Level
ABB
IB
34 (6,5,5 HL)
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Computing or IT or a related subject D*D*D*
GCSE
Minimum 5 GCSEs Grades A*-B (9-6) including Mathematics

GNK2 Computing and Management - BSc (Hons)

A-Level
ABB
IB
34 (6,5,5 HL)
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Computing or IT or a related subject D*D*D*
GCSE
Minimum 5 GCSEs Grades A*-B (9-6) including Mathematics

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application.  If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Graduate destinations

Graduate destinations include:

  • Aston Martin
  • Aviva
  • BBC
  • Concentrix TSG
  • Credit Suisse
  • Fujitsu
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • IKEA
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Morgan Stanley

Professional placement (sandwich)

An additional professional placement year is available and is highly recommended by both the Department and former students.

Many students in the past have chosen to take this option and have found it a valuable experience that has enhanced their studies and employment opportunities.

Satisfactory completion leads to the additional award of a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS).

During the placement year, the student is employed in a company and treated as a graduate trainee. Many companies offer regular training opportunities which supplement the course modules, providing experience on a wide range of commercial software and business practice.

Responsibility for finding a suitable placement rests with the student, but assistance is given by the Department’s Professional Placement Tutor who has contacts with a wide range of industrial and commercial organisations.

Many students find employment with IT companies and other major industries, and some placements may be with small establishments, matched on the basis of subject or geographical location.

Our students

Rebecca

Course

Computing and Management

Department

Computer Science

Qualifications

BSc (Hons)

Year of Study

2nd

Department / School Key Information Sets

MSci (Hons) DPS 5 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: GNL2

MSci (Hons) 4 years full-time

UCAS code: GN4F

BSc (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: GN42

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: GNK2