Undergraduate study
 
 

Course overview

Recent estimates suggest that each day companies around the world generate as much as 2.5 billion gigabytes of data. Thorough analysis of big data can provide organisations with important insights into their activities.

This broad-based degree gives you a comprehensive understanding of business concepts and models with specialist knowledge of data management. You study business organisation, management, leadership and enterprise combined with specialist modules specific to the management of data.

 

Course details

Year 1 is mainly tutor-led and focuses on providing you with the necessary underpinning in terms of broad business knowledge and skills. You explore key business and management concepts as well as those in your specialist area. You are introduced to the diverse world of data available to organisations, and to the tools and techniques used to acquire, filter and process that data legally and ethically. You explore issues of data representation and data quality, information architectures and scale. The principles and techniques of information security and governance are introduced. You develop intricate programmes to solve complex problems, using data structures and appropriate algorithms. You study a variety of algorithmic techniques and the use and importance of data structures, and are introduced to classifying data according to its abstract behaviour, as distinct from its representation.

Year 2 takes a more student-led approach with an emphasis on exploring your own interests and deepening your insights as well as having more responsibility for your own learning. During this year you develop a broader international perspective to the study of business. As well as studying four core business modules, including a module where you gain practical work experience via self-identified project, you also explore the background to classical algorithms and data structures, touching upon advanced topics such as computational hard problems. Building upon these foundations, you are introduced to algorithm techniques specifically developed to handle large data sets. You cover parallel algorithms, data stream algorithms and web domain problems, such as search engines and advertising, and discuss a variety of applications. You undertake a big-data project, taking into consideration appropriate legal, ethical and professional issues. Working in a small team, you determine the project aims, objectives, roles, tasks, schedules, and documentation requirements. You critically evaluate your major deliverable, comparing it to state-of-the-art research work, which includes obtaining third-party evaluation where appropriate.

The final year explores more advanced topics within business and management and you develop your awareness of your own responsibility as a future leader of business. You are introduced to data mining which describes the process whereby large volumes of data are automatically or semi-automatically searched for trends or significant patterns. Typically, it is used as a tool for commercially orientated research. However, other applications include biochemistry and law enforcement. You consider the legal and ethical implications of data mining, and the associated UK legislation which is designed to protect privacy. Using data visualisation you develop practical skills in using industry-standard hardware and software to develop reconstructions appropriate to the requirements of such diverse disciplines as medicine, forensics, astronomy, archaeology, geology and climatology. The technologies involved in tools for the acquisition of spatial and scientific data are reviewed with their influence on visualisation discussed.

You have the opportunity to put your knowledge into action by undertaking a self-managed independent project via the Dissertation module.

This course is offered at our Middlesbrough and Darlington campuses. For Darlington include UCAS campus code 7 on your application.

Course structure

Modules for this course will appear here soon.

Modules offered may vary.

 

How you learn

Modules are taught by lectures, seminars, practical workshops, work-based activities and group work. Teaching staff adopt a range of web-based technologies to deliver module content, assess, provide feedback and communicate with students.

How you are assessed

The programme is assessed via a variety of methods including assignments, examinations, group work, presentations and live practical projects.

Timetabling information
As a full-time student your timetabled hours are between Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 6.00pm. On Wednesdays the latest you will be timetabled is until 1.00pm. Hours of attendance vary between 12 hours and 20 hours per week. Part-time undergraduate students are required to attend during the same days and times as full-time students but for only a proportion of the time, dependant on the modules being taken. Module choices are discussed with course tutors during the enrolment and induction period. Further details are automatically sent to applicants due to enrol this year.

Your full teaching timetable for Semester 1 of the 2018/19 academic year should be available from 1 September 2018. Standard University term dates can be found here.


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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Call us on 0800 952 0226 about our entry requirements

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

International applicants can find out what qualifications they need by visiting Your Country


You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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Employability

Work placement

Between Year 2 and your final year, you have the opportunity to spend a year in industry on placement, or study abroad at one of our partner institutions. Alternatively you could proceed on to the final year.

Career opportunities

Due to the diverse nature of the degree our students progress to a range of careers in business and data management, both nationally and internationally.

We provide an environment that allows you to develop the extra practical employability characteristics that will make you more attractive to employers in the job market in the years to come.

All programmes are designed to incorporate employability skills development alongside your degree course. Our staff use their extensive business connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lecture sessions, live projects and site visits.

We offer a series of workshops and events in the first, second and third years to ensure you are equipped with both degree level subject knowledge plus the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits. We also offer extensive support for you to find and secure industry year placements which have been shown to make have significant positive impact on a student’s career prospects on graduation.

Our award-winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.

 
 

Full-time

Entry to 2018/19 academic year

Fee for UK/EU applicants
£9,250 a year

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Fee for non UK/EU applicants
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What is included in your tuition fee?

  • Length: 3 years (or 4 including a work placement year)
  • UCAS code: NI24 BA/BDM
  • Call us on 0800 952 0226 about our entry requirements

Apply online (full-time) through UCAS

 

Part-time

  • Not available part-time
 

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