The BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems, delivered online by NCC Education and validated and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire, has been designed to prepare students for employment in the IT sector. The qualification equips students with a blend of technical IT skills and business expertise that will prepare them for a career in senior management IT roles. The qualification units are designed to provide the fundamental skills and knowledge required by employers in the IT sector.
Duration of The Programme and Intakes
There will be two intakes every year: January and September
Modules Offered (Degree Year One – NCC Level 4 Diploma)
Modules Offered (Degree Year Two – NCC Level 5 Diploma)
Modules Offered (Degree Year Three)
As part of your degree studies, you will have the opportunity to undertake internships with reputed organisations in Sri Lanka. Internships are available for periods of 8 to 12 weeks during the annual summer holidays from June to September. Students who start their academic year in early October will be able to do a maximum of two internships (one per year in each of the first two years of studies) during their degree studies. However, students who start their academic year in January will be able to do a maximum of three internships (one per year in each of the three years of studies) during their degree studies.
The Gateway organisation is well-connected with the industry and we have provided internship opportunities to our students in the past at leading firms in Sri Lanka such as the Hatton National Bank. However, internships cannot be guaranteed as they are always competitive. The final decision on the selection of interns will be taken by the employers. As such, students are encouraged to be proactive in seeking and obtaining their own placement and show flexibility with their target companies. If you choose to undertake an internship you will be provided with an internship tutor. These members of staff are there to provide support and guidance if you are thinking about this option.
Candidates must meet one of the following requirements to gain admission for the first year Level 4 Diploma of degree studies:
- A minimum of two Advanced Level subjects (UK/Local) along with a minimum of grades C for the subjects of Mathematics and English at OLs/IGCSEs.
- The NCC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Higher Education Studies offered by Gateway Graduate School
Candidates must meet one of the following requirements to gain admission for the second year Level 5 Diploma of degree studies:
- NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (RQF) (L4DC).
- A local or international qualification which is deemed to be of a similar level to the NCC Education L4DC qualification. This must be agreed with NCC Education in advance.
Candidates must meet one of the following requirements to gain admission for the third year (final year) of degree studies:
- The NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computing (L5DC)
- Pearson BTEC HND in Computing
- Edexcel HND Computing and Systems Development (Networking)
- Informatics Diploma in IT and Advanced Diploma in IT
- Informatics International Advanced Diploma in Computing
- Any similar qualification approved by NCC Education and University of Central Lancashire (UClan)
Academic Progression Opportunities
The BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems programme will offer students a strong grounding in programming and systems development. You will also be able to develop your future interest for specialisation within specific fields through your final year modules such as ‘Advanced Database Management Systems’ ‘Corporate Communication Systems Management’, ‘eBusiness’, ‘Managing Information Systems’. In addition, the module ‘Computing Project’ in the final year will allow you to explore an area of your choice in-depth to produce an artefact that can form the basis for your future academic and research interests at postgraduate level.
University of Central Lancashire is a reputed university in the UK. As such, a degree qualification from University of Central Lancashire will enable you to gain admission at some of the leading universities in the UK, Australia, US, Canada, Singapore and Sri Lanka for postgraduate studies.
The flexibility of the course in allowing you to build your own pathway means that a very wide range of careers is potentially available. The career path you take will be influenced by the choices made during your studies. By choosing appropriate modules and selecting your final-year project carefully, you could open career paths in disparate fields such as systems analysis, systems development, programming, network technology, business information management and multimedia development.
We provide an environment that allows you to develop the ‘extra’ practical employability characteristics that will make you more interesting to employers in the job market in the years to come. Our staff utilise their extensive industry connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through guest lecture sessions, live projects, internship assignments and site visits. In addition we offer a series of workshops and events in the first, second and third year that ensure all students are equipped with both degree level subject knowledge PLUS the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits. Our careers service work with prestigious local and multinational organisations with the view of guiding our students towards suitable employment destinations.
The University of Central Lancashire which will award the BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems qualification offered at Gateway Graduate School, is an accredited public university in the UK. It is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Sri Lanka since it is listed in the International Handbook of Universities (http://www.ugc.ac.lk/en/recognition-of-foreign-universities.html).
The NCC Level 4 Diploma and Level 5 Diploma in Computing is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQUAL) in the UK. As such, it will enable those who have successfully completed the qualification to transfer to various universities across the world with exemptions equivalent to the degree studies.