Two-year BSc (Hons) Computing and Software Entrepreneurship

3 November 2014

The University of Buckingham has developed a unique two-year undergraduate degree programme in Computer Science, which incorporates self-directed projects encouraging entrepreneurial development through innovative creation.

SmartLab9Computing and ICT are an integral part of today’s modern society, playing a significant role economically and politically while acting as a vehicle for information in many sectors. This programme is intended to bridge the gap between students’ academic knowledge in computing and the real-life world of business in computer science. This will be done through hands-on and interactive projects that provide opportunities to engage with potential customers. This programme will offer prospective students the unique opportunity to develop a well-rounded and thorough understanding of computing as an entrepreneur.

As a foundation, the programme aims to develop students’ theoretical knowledge and practical skills enabling them to analyse, specify, design, develop and test efficient and innovative computer-based systems. In addition, students will creatively develop software systems, including Apps for smart devices, of their own and research ways to commercially market their ideas to specific areas of business, outlined in a professional business plan. Projects will be guided by mentors in the field and students will participate in lectures from notable software and business entrepreneurs, encouraging a creative, innovative and business-minded focus.

We want our graduates to be able to start a software business; they will be able to work in a dynamic area – not just designing software. As for the way the programme is designed it would give the students a better understanding of what works and what doesn’t and what could potentially go wrong and how to overcome such issues when launching a software business.

Dr Harin Sellahewa – Senior Lecturer and Programme Director

 

SmartLab4The programme is offered by the Applied Computing Department in collaboration with the university’s Business School, which runs a successful undergraduate degree programme in Business Enterprise. The programme is recruiting students for its January and September 2015 entries. Mature students are welcomed. For more information on the programme, contact the Programme Director, Dr Harin Sellahewa (phone: +44 (0)1280 828332; email: harin.sellahewa@buckingham.ac.uk) or Admissions (phone +44 (0)1280 828204; email: computing-admissions@buckingham.ac.uk) for general admissions enquiries or visit the BSc (Hons) Computing and Software Entrepreneurship web page.