British Institute of Technology and E-commerce

Summary

British Institute of Technology, England
TypePrivate
Established1999
ChancellorMerlin Hay, 24th Earl of Erroll
StudentsApprox. 1,200
UndergraduatesApprox. 600
PostgraduatesApprox. 600
Location
London, E7
United Kingdom

Coordinates: 51°32′46″N 0°1′24″E / 51.54611°N 0.02333°E / 51.54611; 0.02333
CampusUrban
Websitewww.bite.ac.uk

The British Institute of Technology, England (BITE) is a private educational institute, also involved in consultancy and research, whose main campus is located in the London Borough of Newham, east London, England.

As of 2012, BITE was the 5th largest private higher educational establishment in the UK by number of students.[1]

History

The British Institute of Technology, England was founded in 1999 in Newham, east London. It is as a private educational Institute which is also involved in consultancy and research. BITE has worked on government-funded and private education projects since its foundation.[citation needed]

Campuses and facilities

Stratford Campus

The Institute's Stratford Campus is situated in Romford Road (the A118), 2 miles from Westfield Stratford City and the 2012 Olympic Park. The campus consists of the School of Technology[2] and the School of Commerce[3] contained in two seven-storey buildings, Avicenna House and Kalam House, which also include a library and nanotechnology labs.[4]

Library

The Newton Library is located on the 3rd floor of Kalam House and offers access to ICT integrated with printed and audio-visual resources.[5]

Academic Structure

BITE works in partnership with universities to offer undergraduate and postgraduate provision, including Honours and master's degrees and further education courses.[6]

BITE is subject to annual 'Review for Educational Oversight' inspections by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education; the organisation received a positive review in January 2012 from the body, which expressed confidence in organisation's monitoring and reporting of academic standard quality.[7]

Programmes

BITE's degree programmes are internally designed and validated by UK University partners including London Metropolitan University. The programmes are developed in consultation with business and government sectors to address the gap between industry and higher education. The range of programmes includes master's degrees, covering MBA, LLM, MA and MSc qualifications.[8] At undergraduate level, there are courses focusing on business and technology.[9]

IELTS

BITE is a British Council accredited test centre for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS test is available in two modules – Academic and General Training. The Academic Module is used by candidates for admission to undergraduate or postgraduate courses and for registration with professional bodies. The General Training Module emphasises basic survival skills in a broad social and educational context.[10]

Conferences

Since 2008 BITE has organised a World Hi Tech Forum conference,[11] focusing on a different country each year, including: 2008, India;[12] 2009, China;[11] and in 2010, UAE.[13][14]

Notes

  1. ^ Morgan, John (1 March 2012). "Enigma variations". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  2. ^ "School of Technology". British Institute of Technology & E-commerce. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  3. ^ "School of Commerce". British Institute of Technology & E-commerce. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  4. ^ "BITE Campuses". British Institute of Technology & E-commerce. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Newton Library". British Institute of Technology & E-commerce. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  6. ^ "BITE Structure". British Institute of Technology & E-commerce. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  7. ^ "January 2012 Review for Educational Oversight". Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Archived from the original on 3 September 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  8. ^ "Postgraduate Courses". British Institute of Technology & E-commerce. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Undergraduate Courses". British Institute of Technology & E-commerce. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  10. ^ "IELTS Test Centre". British Institute of Technology & E-commerce. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  11. ^ a b "Knowledge Exchange and Chinese Business Development Forum". British Institute of Technology & E-commerce via PR Newswire. 16 August 2012.
  12. ^ "World Hi-Tech Forum – Focus on India". Asia Pacific Technology Network. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  13. ^ "Why we need iconic engineering". New Scientist. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  14. ^ "THE WORLD HI-TECH FORUM: FOCUS UAE 2030". Tanzania Trade Centre. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2012.