Dilema. Which course?

Looking ahead to the academic year 2010 to 2011 and I can’t decide which course is right for me.

Business Information Systems 1.
“On this course, you will develop the skills and experience to be able to work as a professional information systems designer and developer, particularly in environments where competence in systems analysis and design and project management are required. It is becoming widely recognised that when developing business practices with a technological foundation, the most difficult (and interesting) problems are not the technical challenges but the organisational and human-centred factors.”

Computers in Society 2.
“With one of the best employment records in the University, this course has run successfully for nearly 20 years and produced hundreds of graduates who now work in a wide variety of roles in many different industries. The key to their employability lies in their broad base of skills and versatility: modern employers need people who not only have computing skills, but who also have the broader analytical and communication skills that are so critical in ensuring that the real-world needs of users and customers are properly met. Indeed, as computing and the internet expand into almost every area of life, the demand for a flexible combination of technical and ‘people’ skills has never been higher.”

(these quotes are taken from 1. http://www.port.ac.uk/courses/coursetypes/undergraduate/BScHonsBusinessInformationSystems/ 2.http://www.port.ac.uk/courses/coursetypes/undergraduate/BScHonsComputingAndSociety/)

At least there is no rush yet but a solution will be required in the coming weeks.


Interesting discussion in our Phes lecture yesterday from Damien Mills. Damien is a graduate of Portsmouth University, currently working for Lilly. He challenged us to consider our own brand and be mindful of our actions within our online social networks. Prospective employers actively search the internet for links about you when you apply for a post. I totally get it and appreciate the opportunity to learn further.

More Grades

Really pleased. Got 70% for JavaScript coursework and 70% for Origins of Computing Exam. Now I am just waiting for exam results for Socas and group coursework marks for DiSys.

Began the new topics and Law looks to be the tough subject. Indac I am familiar with and Phes needs some commitment and effort. Should be a good semester then i will decide if I am doing a sandwich year.