College offers Business Systems & Technology BSc (Hons)
Wednesday, 6 May, 2015

A BSc (Hons) In Business Systems and Technology, recently validated by Newman University, is now being offered by the Computing Department at Solihull College, Blossomfield Campus. From September 2015 this new degree will be offered as a first-year programme as well as a third-year top-up degree.

The BSc (Hons) In Business Systems and Technology allows students from a business, networking or software background to develop their skills further with this practical course providing experience in web development, user interface design, finance and system security. The focus is on gaining practical relevant work focussed skills, in a broad scope of disciplines and this allows for the graduate to step confidently into the world of work. This is one of three options. In addition, Newman University offers the opportunity for teacher training of which there is a high demand, especially in the STEM sector; and in addition, Newman will consider graduates for their MBA programme.

Patrick Geary, Head of School for Computing, comments: “??There is a huge demand for computing skills in different areas of the economy. This course allows for undergraduates who are still investing in their future to gain further skills and be able to adapt to the different markets that will be open to them. It allows students with Level 3 BTEC or A level qualifications to consider a variety of careers as well as gaining an Honours Degree in the exciting area of Business Systems and Technology.”?

The degree fits into the family of HE Technology courses offered by the College, including HNDs in Computer Systems (Networking) and Enterprise Information Systems (SAP). The degree complements these two specialist courses and has its own unique addition of allowing entrants, with an appropriate HND, the opportunity to complete a final year and gain the status of an Honours Degree.

Newman University is very pleased with this joint venture, as many Solihull College students already come to Newman for both full degrees and final year top-ups after completing a foundation degree at Solihull. Dr Paul Ryan states “We are very confident this course will meet the needs of both students and businesses in the Solihull area. We too want students to learn and develop and be ready for the working world. This degree offers this and more and we are keen to continue to support and develop this innovative degree with the College as it provides an alternative route to higher education in Solihull.”

To find out more about the new BSc (Hons) In Business Systems and Technology or any of the College’s university-level courses, please visit the university level open evening at Blossomfield Campus on Thursday 4th June 6-8pm.

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