Computer Science at Brunel is one of the largest research groups of its kind in the UK. We have a vibrant and multinational community of students, academics and researchers. Computers are the key feature of contemporary life across the world and at the heart of just about everything we do. It’s difficult to think of a single thing you might do today that does not in some way incorporate computer technology. This is an innovative, fast-moving area of study, constantly breaking new ground. Consequently, there is strong demand for computing graduates in many commercial, industrial and public sector environments. Our Business Computing courses will give you a thorough understanding of how information technology and computer-based systems help businesses. During the first two years (Levels 1 and 2) you’ll study modules that are common to all the degrees. In the third year, you’ll have the opportunity to choose a specialism that interests you. You can specialise in e-business, human computer interaction or social media and you can alter it as you go: choose information systems or computing in level 2, and then choose your specialist options in level 3. Specialise in e-business and you’ll gain a thorough understanding of how information technology and computer-based systems help businesses. You’ll learn about the underlying models and latest approaches adopted by companies in building successful e-businesses. You can showcase your software projects at our annual Made in Brunel (Software Innovation) show, with awards presented by the likes of Cisco, Sky and Xerox. We know that when you graduate, you’ll be working on large projects. That’s why one third of each year of our programmes is project-based. In Level 1 and 2 you’ll build a software solution in a team, and in your final year you’ll carry out an individual project. Our strong networks and links with the industry give you access to a great choice of high-quality, professional industrial placements that are supported by our on campus Professional Development Centre. Our lecturers often work as consultants for major blue chip companies at home and overseas. More than 50 academic staff teach in the department, many having a background in the computer industry. Practically all are involved in our applied computing research which includes information systems, software engineering, knowledge-based systems, and simulation modelling. Our Business Computing graduates go on to careers such as software developer, business analyst, web developer, technical architect or helpdesk engineer. Recent graduates have taken up roles with companies such as Accenture, BP, BBC, FDM and Wipro. The course offers full exemption from the British Computer Society’s professional examinations, allowing graduates to attain professional membership of the Society (MBCS) after a shortened period of relevant experience and training. The course also fulfils the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (full IEng accreditation) and part of the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (partial CEng accreditation). Opt for the social media option and you’ll learn how the internet has rapidly evolved to accommodate services such as Skype, Facebook and Twitter – all technologies now being exploited by companies for commercial purposes. Our Business Computing graduates go on to careers such as software developer, business analyst, web developer, technical architect or helpdesk engineer. Recent graduates have taken up roles with companies such as Accenture, BP, BBC, FDM and Wipro. The Department of Computer Science is a member of the Microsoft Alliance, the Apple iOS Academic Developer Programme and is an nVidia CUDA Teaching Center.