Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 28/01/2016
College College Social Sciences
School Birmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Partner College and School Computer Science
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.Sc. Economics and Political Science with Year in Computer Science Full-time
Programme Code 750B
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme Refer to BSc Economics and Political Science for the Economics and Political Science aspect of the programme.

Computer Science is both an academic discipline in its own right and an enabling technology for other disciplines: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences as well as Science and Engineering. The focus here is firmly on Computer Science as an enabling technology. The programme aims to provide a solid, self-contained and coherent core of computer science suitable for combination with a variety of other academic disciplines. It aims to provide:
1) A grounding in the theory underpinning modern developments in computer science.
2) An introduction to practical software design and implementation.
3) A range of options in computer science to cater for a variety of interests and backgrounds.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
1) The essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to Computing and computer applications as appropriate to the topics covered in the programme.
2) Appropriate theory, practices and tools for the specification, design, implementation and evaluation of simple computer-based systems.
Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Independent study
Examinations, Coursework
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
1) The ability to apply the knowledge and understanding noted above to the analysis of a given information handling problem.
2) The ability to specify, design and construct simple computer-based systems, using appropriate tools, and to document all stages of this process.
3) The ability to evaluate computer based systems in terms of general quality attributes and possible trade-offs presented within a given information handling problem.
4) Enhanced awareness of and ability to use general IT facilities, including basic information-retrieval skills.
5) 'Numeracy' in both understanding and presenting cases involving quantitative or similar formal, symbolic dimensions.
6) Management of learning and development, including time management, organizational skills, and the ability to pursue independently further development of their IT education.
Lectures, Tutorials, Exercise classes, Practical work, Independent study
Coursework, Reports, Presentations, Examinations