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Accounting, Finance and Computer Science

BSc Hons (Full Time)

Year:11/12
UCAS Code:NG44
Minimum Length:3 Year(s)
Credit Points:360
Part II Weight:8
Part II Year 2 Weight:4
Part II Year 3 Weight:4
Part II Year 4 Weight:0
Director of Studies:Dr JPO Gore

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Educational Aims

 

Accounting and Finance

Accounting is the study of providing financial information for a variety of business purposes, including making decisions, planning and controlling activities, performance measurement and meeting external reporting requirements. Finance is the study of financial decision-making, risk management and the organization and behaviour of financial markets.

 

The overall aim of the programme is to produce graduates with the theoretical and practical skills needed to embark on a career in accounting and finance worldwide. The programme provides an understanding of the fundamental concepts required within the accountancy and finance disciplines, and it encourages critical reflection on these concepts as a basis for evaluating future changes in professional practice.

 

The main aims are:

          To develop knowledge of how accounting statements are compiled and used within organisations and by outsiders.

          To provide an understanding of the tasks performed by the accounting profession and the methods employed.

          To develop students capable of assessing and responding to changes within the accounting profession.

          To develop an understanding of the operation of financial markets in the global context.

          To develop an understanding of methods for valuing financial securities, using economic principles, appropriate

          mathematics and accounting concepts.

          To provide an opportunity to gain an understanding of the legal framework within which businesses operate,

          especially in the UK.

          To give students the opportunity to study other subjects of their choice, consistent with the Universitys

          commitment to a flexible degree structure.

          To develop a desire for life long learning and thinking.

          To provide a sound basis for future professional development and additional qualifications.

 

Computer Science

Teaching and learning takes place within the context of the Computing Department's international reputation for research excellence. The overall aim of our programme is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required by a Computing professional. In particular, the programme aims to develop graduates equipped to work effectively in a professional software and systems development environment and at all stages of the product life-cycle.

 

Thus the objectives of our programme are to:

  • ensure students have knowledge of the fundamental principles underpinning the field of Computing.
  • impart to students knowledge and experience of the most significant contemporary developments in practice and technology.
  • help students to develop the skills they will need in order to respond positively to evolution of the discipline throughout the course of their career.
  • develop in students the critical, analytical and problem-solving skills needed by a practising Computing professional.
  • develop the students transferable skills necessary for working within team-based, professional environments.
  • as a minimum, satisfy the requirements for accreditation by the BCS and IEE.

 

The programme is geared to satisfying these objectives in a scheme of study that stresses the development and practical application of knowledge and skills.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Intended Learning Outcomes

 

Accounting and Finance

Knowledge and Understanding

Fundamental to the programme is the development of knowledge and understanding in:

          The methods available for, and the rules governing, the production of financial reports to be used by those outside the company.

  • The methods available for the production of reports to be used by those managing the company.
  • The fundamental concepts of finance and risk management and their application in the global market place.
  • Quantitative techniques and skills with an
  • appreciation of when and how they may be appropriately used.
  • The tasks performed by the accounting
  • profession, the methods employed in the work place and the benefits they bring.

 

Skills

Intellectual Skills

By the end of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Reason analytically and critically.
  • Apply accounting theory and finance theory to appropriate practical situations.
  • Identify, analyse and suggest plausible solutions to problems encountered by accountants and financial managers.
  • Create linkages between the material covered in the various modules of the programme.

 

Practical Skills

By the end of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Locate, analyse and assimilate company information and data from various sources, both in paper and electronic form.
  • Plan, structure and conduct individual and group assignments of both written and computational forms.
  • Undertake computations of varying levels of complexity in financial accounting, management accounting and finance.
  • Be able to apply the use of Information Technology (IT) to the above tasks.

 

Transferable Skills

By the end of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Rapidly assimilate facts and draw valid inferences.
  • Communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Manage their time, and produce work by required deadlines.
  • Work productively in groups.
  • Work independently without the requirement for direct supervision.

 

Computer Science

Knowledge and understanding of:

the practice of software development.

          the fundamentals of computer system and network architectures

          the fundamentals of data and knowledge management, and associated techniques.

          key professional issues.

 

Skills and other attributes

Intellectual Skills

  • apply good programming practice to the development of application and systems software solutions
  • analyse, model and specify (solutions to) real-world problems
  • design, validate and verify software solutions
  • apply fundamental computing principles to the selection and application of appropriate programming paradigms, algorithms, data structures, data and knowledge management techniques
  • apply knowledge of computer and network architectures to the selection and application of appropriate techniques and technologies to system-level design and development
  • maintain an awareness of emerging technology and practice

 

Practical Skills

          apply good programming practice to the development of application and systems software solutions

          design, validate and verify software solutions

          work effectively as part of a project team

 

Transferable Skills

          communicate effectively through written, oral and other forms of technical presentation

          work effectively as part of a project team

          maintain an awareness of emerging technology and practice

 

 

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