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Overview

The course will conclude with a major degree dissertation to prepare you for your professional practice or postgraduate study career. 

The Computer Science and Digitisation course is an innovative programme where computer science and the emerging digitisation technologies and challenges are perfectly in balance to form new business leaders in the computer science field. This course aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of computer science. You will learn the skills needed to support the products and the services emerging within the global industry of computer science. 

Students will develop the core skills required to further their academic and theoretical knowledge in IT. The curriculum emphasises computer science which is supported by professional tools, advanced simulation techniques literacy and the application of a variety of tasks to solve problems and make informed decisions and design solutions in the domain of IT.

Located in Berlin, the capital of Germany, BSBI is the perfect location to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the computer science domain. Our compulsory professional labs, workshops and local as well as global networks allows you to become the adaptable, resilient, globally minded, confident, entrepreneurial, and service savvy professional so in demand in the contemporary workplace.

Instructed by a mixture of cutting-edge academic staff and experienced industry professionals, you will have the opportunity to learn real-world skills beyond the classroom through visits, networking and placements.

Berlin School of Business and Innovation is in partnership with University for the Creative Arts (UCA). As a result of this partnership, BSBI is able to offer the BSc (Hons) Computer Science and Digitisation programme. UCA is an acclaimed creative institution in the UK that ranks highly in all three of the major UK league tables. The university has also been ranked 13th out of all UK universities in the Guardian League Table 2020; and ranked no.7 in the 2021 Guardian League Tables for Business, Management & Marketing.

Secure your place on this programme by applying today for 2022 intakes- Find out how to apply here.

What will you experience?

Students have the option to study the course online, on campus or via the blended learning method which involves a mixture of face-to-face lectures on the BSBI campus in Berlin and attendance at online modules.

The latest technology will be incorporated during the course to enhance learning and encourage collaborative working. Industry guest speakers, company visits and placements will also be embedded throughout the course to enrich your university experience and prepare you for professional practice.

Who should take this course?

This three/four-year programme is perfect for anyone with a desire to pursue a career in the field of computer science and digitisation. This will enable students to develop the specialist knowledge required for a successful professional career. Applicants should have a valid school leaving certificate, an English language certificate and be over 18 years old.

Why study this course?

You will earn a bachelor’s degree with 120 UK credits per year (equivalent to 60 ECTS per year). This helps student mobility in the EU when it comes to transferring credits from one higher education institution to another.

There is an increasing demand for computer science graduates and digital experts as many companies move to increased digitisation in the post-pandemic world. Through this course, you will receive a hands-on education and gain transferable skills which will add value to your future employability and enterprising ventures. As well as specific industry standard skills and attributes, employers are also looking for ‘soft skills’ acquired through interacting effectively in groups and teams and the ability to work independently and diligently manage your own time.  At BSBI, our profile of teaching and learning strategies strongly encourages these qualities and prepare you for your career by inculcating these transferable skills

 

Course Price

International Students Price: €9,000/year 

EU Students Price: €7,000/year 

Save up to 50% reduction on your fees via our High Achiever scholarship scheme.

Terms and conditions apply*

The School's admissions process is subject to the Consumer Contracts (Terms and Conditions). Information on your Right of Withdrawal and our Refund Policy can be found in the BSBI study agreement.

Programme Structure

The latest technology is used to enhance learning and collaborative working, research-active staff works with you on the latest research developments, while industry guest speakers and live briefs provide development opportunities embedded throughout the course enrich your creative and business practice and significantly contributes to your experience at BSBI and preparation of professional practice.

The curriculum recognizes that diversity enriches our studies, whether from diversified cultural backgrounds or a range of different social experiences.  Our curriculum is designed to provide a wide range of perspectives on the computer science industries in a global context and to be an inclusive learning environment where explicit consideration is given to the diversity of our students.

You will study up to four days per week, in smaller class sizes and more frequent sessions. Teaching takes place Monday to Saturdays, during morning, afternoon, or evening sessions.

Foundation Year (International Route)

This course is a programme designed to support students in developing key language and writing skills ready for undergraduate study

  • Introduction to Creative Business and Management
  • English for Academic Purposes, Research and Study skills 
  • Marketing, Communication and Branding
  • Creative Business Project
BSc 1st Year

Year 1 focuses on developing your understanding of how computer science works and its place in innovative businesses. Alongside this you will explore the core tools and practices that are foundational to emerging issues in an increasingly digitised world.

  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Mathematics for Computer Science
  • International Business Administration
  • Computer Science-Algorithms and Problem Solving using Python
  • Statistics for Data Analysis
  • Database Design and Implementation
BSc 2nd Year

Students will develop their research and learning within the fields of machine learning, data analysis, modelling and planning using programming languages and tools.

  • Machine Learning and Visualisation
  • Predictive Analysis-Classifications, Regression, Clustering
  • Digital Economy and Transformation
  • Computer Science for Digital Engineering (with C++; CAD)
  • Modelling and Planning
  • Operations Planning and Project Management
BSc 3rd Year

Students receive the opportunity to explore the cutting edge of computer science and digitisation. Research is situated within a global context to provide an extensive understanding of innovations and developments worldwide.

  • Simulation Techniques
  • Advanced Simulation Techniques

You will have the opportunity to follow one of 4 innovative pathways.

  • Dissertation

PATHWAYS

  • Visualization and Storytelling using Tableau
  • Big Data Analytics using AI
  • Principles of UX Design
  • Application and Use of UX Design
  • Understanding the Threats and Organizing Cyber Management Priorities
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection and Risk Exposure
  • Natural Language Processing using Python
  • Enterprise Data Warehouse and Database Management Systems

Learning Outcomes

 This course aims to:

  • Develop the managerial, intellectual and practical skills necessary for students to present solutions to complex problems faced by professionals within the international business and management field
  • Provide students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the contemporary frameworks which underpin the contemporary professions within the fields of international business and management 
  • Enable students to identify, analyse and make recommendations for a range of issues in business experienced in professional practice within the respective industries
  • Develop an understanding and sensitivity to ethical considerations that arise in the practice of international business and management particularly around the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Prepare students for graduate employment, research, further study and lifelong learning by developing their intellectual, practical and transferable skills 

Knowledge

  • Understand how the specific features of computer science work together to combine programming and operations within a global context
  • Discuss and apply coherent and detailed knowledge of Computer Science and Digitisation
  • Debate current professional opinion and research about trends in Computer Science and changes that may affect its development in the near or mid-term future

Application to the Industry

  • Use in-depth information to analyze complex problems and suggest creative (sometimes original) solutions appropriate to professional practice in Computer Science
  • Manage operations, innovations and people management to identify and respond to changing briefs in a range of Computer Science delivery contexts
  • Evaluate critical arguments and information (that may be incomplete) to frame appropriate questions and make judgments regarding solutions to problems related to Computer Science
  • Apply a range of methods and techniques to review, consolidate, and extend their knowledge, skills and attitudes to support decision-making within the respective industries

Skills

  • Initiate and carry out projects - exercising initiative and personal responsibility - to enable Computer Science related businesses to achieve defined strategic goals
  • Apply high-quality managerial and professional skills to create compelling, professional communications to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Plan and manage their own ongoing professional development making appropriate use of professional opportunities, networks, publications and research sources.

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Career Progression

The curriculum has been designed with contemporary and practical elements. The latest technology is used to enhance learning and collaborative work. Students will work alongside research-active staff on the latest research developments, while industry guest speakers and live briefs provide networking and development opportunities. This is embedded throughout the course to enrich the creative and digitisation practice and significantly contribute to the experience at university and preparation for professional practice.

Employability is a core ethos of the course and is evidenced in the course overall philosophical aims, approach to teaching and learning, as well as underpinned by co-curriculum activities, where you will gain transferable skills which are adding values to your future employability and enterprising ventures.

Location: BERLIN

  • Delivery: On-campus
  • Duration: 3 years/ 4 years with the foundation (International Route)
  • Intakes: February 2022, May 2022, October 2022
  • Campus: BSBI Berlin, Germany
  • Degree awarded by University for the Creative Arts
  • Price: €9,000/year (international students)| €7,000/year (EU students)

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Foundation (International Route)

Minimum age 17 (titles awarded upon completion of at least 11 years of schooling)

Academic Qualifications ECCTIS UK equivalent to GCSE

English Language requirements

  • Official English Tests
    • IELTS – minimum OS 5.0 (with min 4.5 in each component);
    • Password test – minimum OS 5.0 (with min 4.5 in each component)
    • PTE (Academic) – minimum OS of 46 (with min 41 in each component);     
    • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT OS B1 Achiever High Pass
    • Duolingo test with an overall score of 95+
  • West African Certificates (WAEC AND NECO only) as a stand-alone with a minimum of C6 in English and issued within the last 5 years. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) is also accepted with an overall grade C or above. For Tanzania and Cameroon, we request an IELTS (or equivalent certificate).
  • WAEC/NECO must be enhanced by a successful (50%+) Internal English Assessment if issued more than 5 years ago.
  • Nationals of a majority English speaking country who have taken their academic qualifications in that country, do not need to sit an English test ( Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, UK and USA
  • The English language test can be waived and a Medium of Instruction Letter can be submitted if:
    • applicants who have achieved ECCTIS UK recognised High-School Certificate within the last 2 years where the medium of instruction was entirely in English (teaching and assessment). Medium of instruction letter can also be accepted if the applicants have graduated within the last 5 years but must be supported by a Duolingo test
    • you are a Canadian national who has completed studies at an English-speaking School/College/University

 

BSc (Hons):    

Minimum age: 18 years old  (titles awarded upon completion of at least 12 years of schooling)

Academic Qualifications: a school leaving certificate that allows you to pursue higher education in Germany (e.g. Abitur, Fachhochschulreife, Matura or International Baccalaureate), or International school leaving certificates, or BTEC/National Diploma, or Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education.

If you do not meet the above academic requirements, applicants with professional qualifications and/or 4 or more years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

English language requirements: 

  • Official English Tests
    • IELTS – minimum OS 6.0 (with min 5.5 in each component);
    • Password test – minimum OS 6.0 (with min 5.5 in each component);
    • PTE (Academic) – minimum OS of 56 ( with min 51 in each component);
    • TOEFL IBT OS 80 (Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 17);
    • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency OS 69 (min 162 in each component)
    • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT OS B2 Communicator High Pass (min 33 in each component)
    • Duolingo test with an overall score of 105
  • The English language test can be waived and a Medium of Instruction Letter can be submitted if:
    • applicants who have achieved ECCTIS UK recognised High-School Certificate within the last 2 years where the medium of instruction was entirely in English (teaching and assessment). Medium of instruction letter can also be accepted if the applicants have graduated within the last 5 years but must be supported by a Duolingo test
    • you are a Canadian national who has completed studies at an English-speaking School/College/University
  • West African Certificates (WAEC AND NECO only) as a stand-alone with a minimum of C6 in English and issued within the last 5 years. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) is also accepted with an overall grade C or above. For Tanzania and Cameroon, we request an IELTS (or equivalent certificate).
  • WAEC/NECO must be enhanced by a successful (50%+) Internal English Assessment if issued more than 5 years ago.
  • Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge AICE certificates
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma if: English Syllabus A: Standard or Higher Grade 4, or above and English Syllabus B: Standard Grade 5 or Higher Grade 4, or above
  • Nationals of a majority English speaking country who have taken their academic qualifications in that country, do not need to sit an English test ( Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, UK and USA

*Above High School Certificate can be Undergraduate Certificate, Undergraduate Diploma, HNC, HND, CertHE, DipHE, etc.

  • You must own a personal laptop with the following hardware configuration: 

i5 or above processor, and at least 8 GB RAM 

  • It must have Microsoft Office installed (any version).

You can apply now to study with BSBI! It’s quick and easy, here’s how it works:

  1. Create an account here
  2. Select the programme and intake you want to apply for
  3. Complete all sections of the online application
  4. Submit online application
  5. Our Admissions Team will liaise with you with regards to next steps

BSBI has launched five Professional Certificate courses in order to support students further in their employability, skills and continued development throughout their education.

These courses will also help you better understand your strengths, competencies and areas for development – helping to progress your professional development.

Save up to 50% reduction on your fees via our High Achiever scholarship scheme. Terms and conditions apply*

*Terms and Conditions:

  • Only international students are eligible for the High Achiever scholarship scheme.

  • Not applicable for European passport holders, you can apply for our current scholarships here

  • Students with high school scores from 60% will be eligible for the High Achiever scholarship scheme – from 50% for foundation programmes

  • The High Achiever Scholarship scheme is subject to approval by Admissions

  • To secure the scholarship, a minimum deposit of €2,000 must be paid before the deadline

  • The tuition fee balance must be paid before the start of the programme – unless a payment plan has been agreed

  • This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or scholarships.

  • Terms and conditions of the Study Agreement are still applicable

The School's admissions process is subject to the Consumer Contracts (Terms and Conditions). Information on your Right of Withdrawal and our Refund Policy can be found in the BSBI study agreement.

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