BSc Computer and Management Sciences
Our Computer and Management Sciences degree is ideal if you have a passion for technology and the desire to develop a level business awareness that is valued by employers. The course, which is taught in conjunction with the internationally renowned Warwick Business School, will provide you with a rigorous understanding of Computer Science principles and an appreciation of Management Science.
The aims of the course include:
- Providing you with an academic perspective on computer science and management as fundamental sciences, addressing diverse areas such as software engineering, information systems, simulation, organisational behaviour and supply chain management.
- Developing your ability to think rigorously and analytically to solve complex real-world problems.
- Equipping you with a range of technical and transferable skills that are relevant to your future career.
As with all our degrees, the aim of the curriculum is to prepare you for the challenges of industry and encourage the level of critical and creative engagement that is vital to long-term success.
The objective of our common first year is to give you the background and skills to develop a deeper understanding of Computer Science, and to motivate the breadth of topics you will cover later in the course, including those to be taught during your time in Warwick Business School.
In the second year you will focus on using the knowledge and skills you have developed to further your understanding of areas such as operating systems and computer networks, computational theory, software engineering. You will also be required to study introductory topics in Management Science, which could include accounting, marketing and organisational behaviour. A highlight of your second year will your group software development project, in which you will working in a team to deliver a software system for a leading international organisation.
In the third year of your degree you will transfer to Warwick Business School, where you will have the flexibly to choose from a wide range of internationally recognised modules. The selection of the modules provided will allow you to specialise in a particular area of interest or to develop a broader appreciation of the discipline.
Throughout your degree you will have the opportunity to study a wide selection of optional modules to broaden your educational experience, including modules in languages, humanities, social science and many other areas.
The degree course qualifies for full exemption from the BCS Professional Examination, and graduating students can attain Professional Membership after a shortened period of relevant experience and training. BCS Professional Membership carries the right to use the designatory letters MBCS and to use the title Chartered Information Systems Practitioner.
The BSc course is accredited as contributing to the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer Status (CEng). An additional year of full-time study, or part time equivalent, is required in order to bring a student's qualifications to the level required for full CEng accreditation.
For UK students, our typical A-level and Scottish Advanced Highers offer is AAA including an A in Mathematics.
You must also meet our minimum language requirement, which is a grade C in GCSE English or IELTS 6.0.
As Computer Science is taught from first principles at Warwick, the courses offered by the Department of Computer Science do not required A-level Computing. However, we are deligthed to recieve applications from prospective students with rigorous qualifications in Computing or Computer Science.
If your qualification is not listed, please see our detailed entry requirements or contact ugadmissions at warwick dot ac dot uk for further information.