Qualification Details

Credits per unit20 (40 for ISP)
Units per qualification5
Total credits120
DurationOne year full-time or two years part time
Delivery methodOnline
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BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems

Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) Level 6


The BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems, delivered online by NCC Education and validated and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire, has been designed to prepare you for employment in the IT sector. The qualification equips you with a blend of technical IT skills and business expertise that will prepare you for a career in senior management IT roles. The qualification units are designed to provide you with the fundamental skills and knowledge required by employers in the IT sector.

The final year online top-up qualification is a natural progression from either of the International Advanced Diplomas; the Level 5 Diploma in Computing or Level 5 Diploma in Business IT, currently offered by NCC Education as part of the International Degree Journey.

  • The NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computing (QCF) (L5DC)


  • The NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Business Information Technology (QCF) (L5DBIT)


  • The NCC Education International Advanced Diploma in Computer Studies (IADCS)


  • The NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computer Studies (NQF) (L5DCS)

If you are a potential student whose first language is not English and do not hold an NCC Education Level 5 Diploma, you will need to obtain a valid score of 6.0 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination or equivalent.

The qualification is made up of four 20-credit units, each of which requires an average of 200 hours of study and a project unit which accounts for 40 credits and requires approximately 400 hours of study.

Units comprise of weekly video lectures, tutorial exercises, a discussion forum and live chat sessions with subject experts. You will have the opportunity to interact with other students from around the world and with subject experts through discussion forums.

When taken full-time, the qualification is delivered in two 15-week semesters (12 teaching weeks). Two units are studied in each semester, with the project being studied over two semesters.

Part-time students study one or two units per semester over four semesters, with the project being studied over four semesters.

  • Advanced Database Management Systems – builds upon your general understanding of database systems, ensuring that you develop significant knowledge of the major topics (both theoretical and practical) relating to the development and management of modern database systems. The unit introduces current database research topics, thereby increasing your understanding of future trends and the latest developments in the field.
  • Corporate Communication Systems Management – enables you to understand the management of telecommunications and computer networks for corporate systems and the underlying technologies, including network management, communications media and services, global availability and reliability, eCommerce and internet services.
  • eBusiness – is concerned with the use of the Internet to conduct business electronically. The commercial application of the Internet has grown rapidly in recent years and the technological and business environment remains dynamic. This unit adopts a critical, strategic approach to business and to the use of the Internet.
  • Managing Information Systems Projects – explores the theoretical underpinning of different approaches to project management, examines a range of techniques for tackling the problems of project management and develops a rigorous attitude to quality in software development.
  • Information Systems Project – aims to provide the opportunity for in-depth individual study of a specialised area of computing and information systems; to develop your ability to tackle a selected problem of significant scale and complexity and to develop the ability to present ideas in written reports.

Assessment for each 20-credit unit includes, but is not limited to, a mid-semester assignment and an end-of-semester examination. The 40 credit project is assessed by written reports and progress.

Award Conditions:

The BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems will be awarded when you have successfully passed all units. The degree will be classified into one of the following honours categories:

  • First
  • Upper Second
  • Lower Second
  • Third

A unit is passed when an overall unit mark of 40% or more is attained. If you need to resit an assessment this must be done within a twelve month period.

The BSc (Hons) in Business Computing and Information Systems is a final year top-up qualification validated and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. The first and second year of the degree journey are awarded by NCC Education.

Graduates are eligible to apply for the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Business IT (L7DSBIT) awarded by NCC Education. Upon successful completion of the L7DSBIT, students can apply to progress onto various MSc qualifications. Alternatively, graduates of the qualification can expect to obtain a management level position in the IT industry.

Progression routes can be found on our University Progression page.


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