Computer Science and Informatics

Computer Science and Informatics specialists are in demand all over the world because their applied skills can transform businesses, the public and third sector

Businesses rely increasingly on Computer Science and Informatics, and the speed with which computing technology continues to transform our daily lives is truly astonishing. Specialists in this subject area are in demand all over the world because their applied skills can revolutionise businesses and organisations of all kinds.

Graduating from LSBU's School of Engineering will provide you with not only a degree, but skills and competencies in your chosen area. Our graduates have gone on to find challenging and rewarding careers in sectors that include telecommunications, retail, small and medium-sized enterprises, financial services and the public sector, to name just a few.

Our courses are accredited or developed in partnership with the leading professional accrediting bodies - in particular the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS).

Strength of the industry

Research undertaken by the e-skills council in 2012 showed that IT and Telecoms play a large role in working Britain, with a workforce of around 1.5 million. Of these, 862,700 people work in IT and Telecoms products and services, and 673,900 are IT and Telecoms professionals working for organisations outside IT and Telecoms industries. Indeed, the IT sector now employs one in 20 of all jobs in the UK. It's fair to say that careers in IT have never been so important.

Our graduates have secured enviable positions as data administrators, project coordinators, technical service coordinators, IT managers, IT Directors, IT systems team leaders, data scientists, business intelligence analysts and e-commerce technical managers. They work in a variety of different industries, such as healthcare, retail, transport and finance.

All of our individual course entries have associated careers information: search our courses.

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This is the business analyst pathway. It is an integrated degree that will see you undertake vocational training whilst studying Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (Business Analyst) BSc (Hons).

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This is the software engineer pathway. It is an integrated degree that will see you undertake vocational training whilst studying Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (Software Engineer) BSc (Hons).

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This is the data analyst pathway. It is an integrated degree that will see you undertake vocational training whilst studying Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (Data Analyst) BSc (Hons).

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This is the IT consultant pathway. It is an integrated degree that will see you undertake vocational training whilst studying Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (IT Consultant) BSc (Hons).

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This is the network engineer pathway. It is an integrated degree that will see you undertake vocational training whilst studying Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (Network Engineer) BSc (Hons).

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This is the software engineer pathway. It is an integrated degree that will see you undertake vocational training whilst studying Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (Software Engineer) BSc (Hons).

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Degree course in Business Information Technology. Prepares for careers in IT management, IT systems/business analyst.

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This course has been designed in collaboration with IBM and explores the theory and practice of computer systems. Study full-time or part-time.

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This course has been designed in collaboration with IBM and explores the theory and practice of computer systems.

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This degree course in Information Technology. Prepares for careers in IT management, IT systems/business analyst.

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This Computing Extended Degree course is offered full-time and is ideal for mature students wanting a career in IT.

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This course provides the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the new field of Data Science from a computing perspective.

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A member of staff, expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. Offered full-time and part-time.

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Business Information Top-up degree course designed for those with a relevant HND in an IT related subject looking to gain a full Bachelors qualification.

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This BSc Information Technology Top-up course is designed for those with a relevant HND in an IT subject looking to gain a full Bachelors qualification. Offered full-time and part-time.

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We have a variety of teaching labs with different layouts to suit different types of classes, and the workstations in our labs are all high performance. Here are some of the software packages we have available for students to use:

Microsoft SQL Server 2012
SQL Server 2012 and Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) tools are globally recognised for capabilities in Data Warehousing, processing Big Data and Business Analytics including OLAP. Students learn to use SQL Server Analysis Services and Microsoft BI tools to perform ad-hoc queries of big data on various data sources, as well as learning about the fundamental architectures and processes that support Big Data.
Netbeans 7.x with Java 7
Over 3 billion devices globally run Java applications. With the rise in popularity of cloud computing, the modern organisations need developers who can keep pace with the changing technology and business market needs. Students use Netbeans 7.x with Java 7, to learn to model, code, test, and deploy robust and portable Java applications. Where applicable, you will learn to develop appropriate web services to support Cloud Computing environments.
Oracle
Oracle Database 11g is market leading, reliable, secure and easy to manage for all types of database workloads including enterprise applications, data warehouses and big data analysis. Students use Oracle 11g as part of learning about the lifecycle of a database, learning to model, code, test and deploy relational database systems.
Python
Python is an Open Source programming language that lets you work quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. Python is free to use because of its OSI-approved open source license. Students learn Python to code, test, and deploy e-commerce B2B, B2C applications.
SAS
SAS is a leading vendor in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Students use SAS Enterprise Miner to build and analyse Big Data, producing reports, charts and predictive models. They use algorithms and apply the latest Business Intelligence and Business Analytics tools and techniques.
Visual Paradigm
Visual Paradigm for UML (VP-UML) is a Unified Modelling Language (UML) design tool and UML CASE tool designed to aid software development. VP-UML supports key modelling standards such as Unified Modelling Language (UML) 2.4, SoaML, SysML, ERD and DFD. Students use VP-UML software (often working in project teams) for requirements capturing, software planning (use case analysis), code engineering, class modelling and data modelling for software development projects.

Accessing our facilities

Our extensive facilities and talented students and staff are regularly involved in knowledge transfer and consultation activities with industry. Follow these links to find out more about how we work with businesses at LSBU and about facilities and venue hire at LSBU.

Francis Babayemi

Job title: Sessional Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7417

Francis Babayemi has been a Sessional Lecturer at LSBU since 2008. Francis divides his time between working at LSBU and working at the Department of Health, where he works as a Digital Operations Manager.


Dr Safia Barikzai

Job title: Associate Professor
Telephone: 020 7815 8225

Safia is a business IT Pathway Leader and Informatics Placement coordinator, actively looking for placement links with potential employers.


Prof. Jonathan Bowen

Job title: Emeritus Professor
Telephone: 020 7815 7462

Jonathan Bowen, FBCS FRSA, is Chairman of Museophile Limited (founded in 2002) and an Emeritus Professor at LSBU.


Paul Carden

Job title: Senior Lecturer and Outreach Lead
Telephone: 020 7815 7432

Paul specialises in computer networking, managing mobile technologies and the design and development of mobile apps.


Dr Daqing Chen

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7492

Dr Chen specialises in data mining and business intelligence.


Mike Child

Job title: Course Director for Computer Science; Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7483

Mike Child is a Senior Lecturer in Informatics at London South Bank University (LSBU).


Prof. Tasos Dagiuklas

Job title: Head of Cognitive Systems Research Centre
Telephone: 020 7815 7465

Tasos Dagiuklas’ research interests lie in the area of smart Internet technologies including open-based networking, digital-immersive media, cloud-computing, QoE Modelling-Management and the Internet of Everything. He has over 130 publications including books and book chapters, journal articles and conference publications.


Dr Muddesar Iqbal

Job title: Senior Lecturer, Mobile Computing
Telephone: 020 7815 7437

Dr Iqbal specialises in mobile cloud computing and open-based networking with interests in 5G technologies,  multimedia cloud computing, mobile edge computing, fog computing, Internet of Things, software-defined networking, network function virtualisation, quality of experience, and cloud infrastructures and services.


Prof. Mark Josephs

Job title: Honorary Professor
Telephone: 020 7815 7413

Mark is a member of the UK Computing Research Committee and a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society.


Maria Lemac

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 8237

Maria Lemac is a Senior Lecturer in Informatics at London South bank University (LSBU).


Julie McCarthy

Job title: Part-Time Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7458

Julie McCarthy has been teaching at London South Bank University for over ten years, having completing an MSc in IT at Kingston University.


Lucia Otoyo

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 8237

Lucia Otoyo is a Senior Lecturer in Informatics and Director of QuizSlides Limited.


Peter Rosner

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7570

Peter Rosner is an experienced software engineer. His interests are in software development in Java and include user interface design, enterprise frameworks and service-oriented software and software metrics, particularly applied to Java.


Louis Spring

Job title: Fractional Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7447

Louis Spring is a Fractional Lecturer in Informatics at London South Bank University (LSBU).


George Ubakanma

Job title: Head of Department
Telephone: 020 7815 7403

George specializes in Data Science, Business Intelligence and Data Management; he also has research publications in the areas of Autonomous Vehicle’s and IoT for Smart Cities.