Social media is one of the biggest technology stories of the 21st century. On this course you’ll learn about how IT and computer-based systems help businesses, before specialising in the technologies such as Skype, Facebook and Twitter in your final year. You will gain a thorough understanding of how information technology and computer-based systems help businesses. Through a mixture of theory and ‘real world’ practice, you will learn how to assess organisational problems and to create the best computing solutions to solve business needs. By specialising in social media, you’ll learn about how the internet has rapidly evolved to accommodate services and technologies which are all being exploited by companies for commercial purposes.
The aim of all undergraduate programmes offered by the Department of Computer Science is primarily to equip our graduates with appropriate knowledge and skills required for their mainly commercial careers, making them highly employable.
Specific skills for Business Computing graduates relate to the purpose, the use and the context in which information systems are used and therefore our graduates should be able:
• To develop an understanding of the underlying organisational business system (which may be explicit or implicit);
• To determine a dynamic mix of processes that enable the information delivery system and the enfranchised users to carry out the business of the organisation effectively and efficiently;
• To understand what change is doing to the organisation to enable the information systems to adapt in a timely and effective manner
Varies depending on country.
Please check the course page on Brunel's website for further information.
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