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  • Information Systems and Computing 2012

    1. 1. Brunel University, London Dr Nayna Patel Lecturer andDirector of Undergraduate AdmissionsDepartment of Information Systems and Computing (DISC)
    2. 2. Isambard Kingdom Brunel1806-1859
    3. 3. Why Brunel?1. Self contained campus with excellent facilities and community feel2. Good support services for students3. Wide variety of clubs and activities to get involved in outside of your course4. Our accommodation is cheaper than most London Universities5. Central London within easy reach6. Excellent teaching and world-class research
    4. 4. Brunel’s Ranking• Ranked 39 /122 in the UK– Times Good University Guide• Joint 5th in London with Imperial College and SOAS• NSS 2011: UK’s most improved university for student satisfaction
    5. 5. DISC Courses• Single honours BSc courses• Software development• Two modes of study are available: – 3 year – 4 year thick sandwich• Two main strands – Computer Science – Business Computing
    6. 6. DISC Courses Computer Science/ Level 1 Business Computing Common Core Computer Business Level 2 Science Computing Level 3 Computer Business Computer Computer Computer BusinessComputer Science Business Business Computing Science Science Science Computing (Digital Computing (Human Science (Artificial (Network (Software Computing (Social Media & (e--Business) Computer Intelligence) Computing) Engineering) Media) Games) Interaction) General Specialist General Specialist
    7. 7. Computer Science• Oriented towards technical formal principles of computing, software engineering• Candidates should have plenty of practice and experience in handling mathematical concepts
    8. 8. Business Computing• Major emphasis on analysis, design and implementation of Information Systems, with business and commercial emphasis.• Suitable for good entry-level grades, not necessarily in Mathematics.
    9. 9. Level 1 ModulesComputer Science / Business Computing Introductory Programming (Common) Logic and Computation (Common)Business Computing & Organisations (Common) Data and Information (Common) Level 1 Group Project (Common)
    10. 10. Level 2 Modules Computer ScienceSoftware Development and Management (Common) Usability Engineering (Common) Algorithms and their Applications Networks and Operating Systems Level 2 Group Project (Common)
    11. 11. Level 2 Modules Business ComputingSoftware Development and Management (Common) Usability Engineering (Common) Business Analysis and Process Modelling ICTs in Society Level 2 Group Project (Common)
    12. 12. Level 3 Modules Computer Science Computer Science ProjectSoftware Project Management (Common) Advanced Topics in Computer Science Specialist option General option
    13. 13. Level 3 Modules Business Computing Business Computing ProjectSoftware Project Management (Common)Advanced Topics in Business Computing Specialist option General option
    14. 14. …with Professional Practice Computer Science/ Level 1 Business Computing Common Core Computer Business Level 2 Science Computing Professional Placement Level 3 Computer Business Computer Computer Computer BusinessComputer Science Business Business Computing Science Science Science Computing (Digital Computing (Human Science (Artificial (Network (Software Computing (Social Media & (e-Business) Computer Intelligence) Computing) Engineering) Media) Games) Interaction) General Specialist General Specialist
    15. 15. Why should you do a work placement?• Earn money – useful for final year• Taste of your chosen career path• Professional and transferable skills• Better degree• Business awareness• Better chance of finding a graduate job• Earn over £4k more as starting salary
    16. 16. Typical Placement Companies• BMW • VW• Coca Cola • AXA• IBM • CERN• Intel Corporation • Schools• Met Police • Hillingdon Council• Microsoft • GE Money & Health• Vodafone • Apple• Burberry • Hasbro
    17. 17. Rinesh and Munyutu onplacement at Williams F1
    18. 18. Brunel Graduate - Tara ‘After graduating I was offered a position back at LexisNexis where I have continued to develop the skills obtained at Brunel’. Tara graduated with First Class Honours degree
    19. 19. Brunel Graduate - Neel2007/8 – Placement withMicrosoft atUK HQ. Offered job onsuccessful graduation2009 – Graduated 1st class.Moved to Microsoft HQRedmond-Seattle USA2011 – Microsoft offerpermanent contract
    20. 20. Graduate Destinations Bank of AmericaAviva Vodafone Cisco Goldman Sachs RBSCap Gemini Mirror Group Logica Sony Music
    21. 21. Other DISC student activities• Made In Brunel• IBM Universities Business Challenge• Samsung mobile app design challenge• Microsoft (Tuesday)
    22. 22. Why Computing at Brunel?1. Exciting new courses - input from an Industrial Advisory Board2. Flexible courses3. First and second year Group Projects4. BCS accreditation of our courses5. Dedicated and enthusiastic students6. Involvement in other activities7. Good reputation with employers
    23. 23. comp.ug.admissions@brunel.ac.uk

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