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                                                                                                      UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION
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Please note that from January 2005
     Where a programme is delivered in more than one mode:
           o a full Programme Specification is completed for what is deemed to be the main mode
           o details of other modes (part-time, franchise deliveries etc.) are entered onto a Delivery Supplement which is attached to the main document
           o one or more delivery supplements may be included at the time of validation, or added when an additional mode of delivery is subsequently
                approved.
     Any changes made to an approved Programme Specification are indicated on a Log of Changes sheet, and appended.

Sections 1-10 below indicate all modes of delivery and attendance, with the main mode highlighted by the use of bold type; sections 11-20 refer to the main
mode of delivery.

1.       Programme Title and Award                           BSc IT Management for Business
2.       UCAS or other Admissions Code                       GN52 BSc/ITMB
3.       Northumbria Programme Code                          21SBIS-N IMB1
         ie SITS route code
4.       Mode(s) of Delivery please indicate the main mode   Classroom-      X            Distance Learning                  Blended
         of delivery in bold                                 based
5.       Mode(s) of Attendance please indicate the main      Full-time       X          Sandwich            X              Part-time
         delivery in bold
                                                             Other please specify
6.       Location(s) of Delivery if other than Northumbria
7.       Collaborative Provision if applicable               Franchised                   Validated               Joint                  Dual
                                                             Partner Institution(s)
8.       Date(s) of Approval/Review                          November 2008; February 2009
9.       QAA Subject Benchmark Group                         Computing
10.      PSRB accreditation if applicable




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Sections 11 – 20 relate to the main delivery as indicated in bold above.

11.   Educational Aims of the Programme Specified in terms of the general intentions of the programme and its distinctive characteristics; these should be consistent
      with any relevant benchmark and with the Mission of the University.

      The programme is designed to meet the needs of employers as identified by the national e-skills Employers Curriculum Forum (ECF) and the National
      agenda. The publication ’IT Insights: Trends and UK Skills Implications’, (a report by e-skills UK with Gartner Consulting, Nov 2004) highlights that the
      gap between the current skill levels of the professional IT workforce and the demands that forecast trends will place on businesses is one of the
      greatest threats to UK competitiveness. It is identified by employers that many current HE offerings do not deliver the combination of business and IT
      skills that will increasingly be required. E-Skills UK is working with the Government, employers and universities to crystallise the needs of industry and
      communicate them to HE through collaborative initiatives such as the development of the ‘IT Management for Business Degree’.
      The programme curriculum has therefore been carefully designed to develop the mix of skills and personnel desired for contemporary IT practice. It
      supports the Computing Benchmark Statement established by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). It aims to develop technical
      IT and Information Systems skills and equally importantly, business, project, task ownership, and personal and interpersonal skills. The programme is
      aimed at high achieving students from all backgrounds who have the potential for management, team leading and customer facing roles within both IT
      suppliers and IT user departments.
      The learning outcomes of the degree are evenly balanced between four main areas, as identified by e-skills:

                 Critical appreciation of how business works and its key needs.
                 Information technology and its application to business.
                 How to implement successful technology projects to meet business requirements.
                 The personal and interpersonal skills needed to work successfully in teams.

      Primary aims of the programme
      The programme aims to provide a distinctive and comprehensive education in both the management and practice of developing and running IT/IS
      systems for business. The programme aims to produce graduates who are capable of employment in key management roles working for either an IT/IS
      provider or an IT/IS user organisation. The programme aims to equip students with business, information technology, project management, inter-
      personal and management skills that are specifically needed by employers in these sectors. In the experience of the employers who have contributed
      to identifying the need for this degree and its broad curriculum, this combination of skills is rarely to be found in graduates from current IT/IS oriented
      courses.

      Therefore, the course specifically aims to:
               Provide students with a broad background of business operations, procedures and culture applicable to a career in an IT/IS environment.


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             Equip students with a sufficient depth of technical knowledge to play a key management role in an IT/IS related environment.
             Develop both personal and inter-personal skills to enable the students to work closely and communicate with employees in both IT and non-IT
              related areas of an organisation.
             Provide students with a set of problem-solving and modelling skills appropriate to IT/IS related business operations.
             Enable the students to undertake a management role in an IT/IS project.
             Provide the students with business experience in a project oriented environment.
             Develop students' critical analysis abilities and general problem solving skills.
             Lay a foundation for continuing education and self-improvement, through implementing a framework for continued professional development
              (CPD) and professionalism.

    This will be achieved through student teams working with case-based problem-solving methods of learning and industrial collaboration on projects and
    through the e-skills Guru speaker provision. The programme meets strategy to expand the School’s outward –facing activity, making clear contribution
    to the region through increased contact with employers.

    Students will be prepared for a wide variety of careers in a wide range of IT/IS user businesses as well as the IT/IS industry itself. Graduates are likely
    to work in diverse fields in senior management, consulting, research and technology intensive sectors or in running their own businesses.

    Supplementary aims of the programme

    Students graduating from this programme will be able to:

               Plan and manage the development of and use of IT/IS systems.
               Appreciate the business organisation, structure, functions and environment.
               Communicate effectively (in writing and orally) at the appropriate business and technical level with users, management, customers and
                technical specialists.
               Work in teams.
               Work with organisations to understand and satisfy their IT/IS needs.
               Identify the need for, elicit the requirements for, specify, design and implement IT/IS component systems in a range of environments and for a
                range of problems.
               Use a variety of commercial software, tools and techniques relevant to IT/IS Systems.


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                 Specify network requirements to support business systems.
                 Successfully exploit methods and tools in developing workable solutions to IT/IS system problems involving up-to-date technologies.
                 Plan, manage and undertake a substantial piece of individual project work.
                 Act in a professional and ethical manner in the development and use of IT/IS systems.
                 Work with users in the development and operation of IT/IS systems.
                 Apply critical analysis and a problem solving approach to a range of business IT/IS scenarios.


      Students will further have the opportunity to Undertake a placement in a business environment.

      The advantages of the programme to the University include:

                 High profile programme relevant to the needs of business and industry.
                 Collaboration with skills council to meet national shortfall.
                 Opportunities for collaboration, research and consultancy.
                 Strengthening of our links with business.
                 Support for our educational mission.
                 Contribution to continuous professional development.
                 A programme model that can be extended to other sector skills council areas within the School and University.



12.   How Students are Supported in their Learning/Employability/Career Development eg curriculum design, personal development plans, placements,
      fieldwork, practical projects.


      Student Support
      The programme supports Northumbria University’s aims to “Deliver an outstanding student experience, as our first priority” and “Ensure outstanding
      services and facilities for the benefit of students, staff and the wider community”. Support for students in their learning is provided by:

              A comprehensive Induction Programme

              The Student Handbook detailing programme structure, assessment schedule, regulations, available support, module descriptors.
              University and School web resources, detailing staff, programme and module information, and providing learning materials.


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               Effective use of Blackboard for making available teaching and self learning materials, developing Personal Development Plans (PDPs),
            providing topic discussion boards and an active Blackboard community for the students.
               the Programme Team – individual Module Tutors, the Projects Tutor, the Programme Leader, the Director of Programmes and the Year Tutors.
               the School’s Retention Advisor whose role is to enhance student progression and programme completion.
               the Guidance Tutor System, guaranteeing students’ access to their Guidance Tutor who monitors academic progress and welfare.
               Direct access to all staff by e-mail.
               Personal Development Plans, which require students to reflect on and collect evidence of their ongoing development of knowledge and skills.
               Direct academic support via Blackboard, email, telephone, and in seminars/computing sessions during workshops and tutorial meetings.
               Student Representatives who represent students’ concerns at Staff-Student Liaison Committee and Programme Committee meetings.
               Students will also have opportunity to sit on School committees such as SLT.
               Placement support from school placement office
    Curriculum Design
    The programme supports the university aim to “Offer opportunity, relevance and enhanced employability through innovative and challenging learning
    and teaching, across all academic and professional provision and all forms of employer engagement.”. The design of this degree expressly supports
    the employability of its graduates: the choice of skill and knowledge areas, tools, techniques and methods has been made to ensure students are
    immediately useful to employers, both at the placement and at the graduate stage. Industry practice and subject benchmarking have strongly
    influenced the design, and the programme content will evolve in line with developments in the industry and in the subject as an academic discipline.
    The programme curriculum has been developed in collaboration with e-skills and the ECF to develop the balance of technical, business, project, task
    ownership, and personal and interpersonal skills required.
    Key transferable skills are developed throughout the programme. Through formative and summative coursework, students will develop and apply
    technical, business, project and communication and team-working skills. The ability to work effectively as an individual and team member is a critical
    skill developed throughout the programme. Learning independently, managing oneself and others on project tasks, evaluating and reflecting upon
    practical experience are all essential skills of the computing professional which the taught modules help to develop and provide students with
    opportunities to contribute towards their personal development planning. The employability of the student is further enhanced by the professional
    project on a business site in year three. Through careful support of the student and employer, and subsequent supervision of the project placement
    activities, this period becomes highly valued preparation for graduate employment. Students obtain invaluable work experience in IT/IS business
    related industry, gaining in self-confidence and maturity, and greatly enhancing their academic and employment prospects.
    The programme is divided into modules. All taught modules are worth either 10 or 20 credit points while the project dissertation module is worth forty
    points. There are 120 points per level. Each module will normally be delivered with fixed start and end dates.
    Students are encouraged to complete a yearlong placement between level 5 and level 6. Support in finding a placement is provided by the schools
    placement office.



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    The knowledge and experienced of senior practitioners from the e-skills ECF during the programme design process has already helped inform the
    content and choice of delivery mode for the programme. The School wishes, whenever possible, to include representatives from the e-skills ECF in the
    management of the programme as it believes such involvement makes a positive contribution to their success. This type of involvement continually
    reinforces the importance and relevance of the programme to the work, career prospects, and self-interest of the students.

    The Gartner / e-skills report, Nov 2004, highlights the gap between the current skills levels of professional IT in the workforce and future business
    demands. This programme responds to those demands and is supportive of the Regional Economic Strategy and the Skills Agenda. It will be updated
    dynamically in the future to respond to new and changing needs.

    The design of this degree expressly supports the employability of its graduates: the choice of skill and knowledge areas, tools, techniques and methods
    has been made to ensure students are immediately useful to employers, both at the placement and at the graduate stage. Industry practice and subject
    benchmarking have strongly influenced the design, and the programme content will evolve in line with developments in the industry and in the subject
    as an academic discipline. The e-skills Employers Strategy Forum (ESF) has committed to reviewing Learning Outcomes and Skills Requirements
    every three years to ensure that they continue to reflect current industry requirements.

    Personal Development Plans (PDP)
    Personal Development Plans (PDPs) enable students to reflect on and collect evidence of skills and knowledge required for their personal employability
    and professional development. Careers advice and information concerning further research is available to all students. A PDP framework is initiated at
    level 4 and is incorporated throughout the programme. This introduces the students to their Blackboard e-learning based PDP portfolio. The innovative
    use of e-skills managed ‘guru’ lectures will be coordinated through the PDP framework.

    Placements
    All students will undertake a team based integrative consultancy project in association with a business. This project will undoubtedly improve their
    employability and improve their career development. Students are provided with significant support for this module by academic staff.
    Students are encouraged to complete a yearlong placement between level 5 and level 6. Support in finding a placement is provided by the schools
    placement office. The placement provides the students the opportunity to apply their learning in practice and return to university with a practical
    grounding which brings a useful supplementary view to their level 6 studies.


    Projects
    At level 5, all students will undertake a team based integrative consultancy project in association with a business. This project will undoubtedly improve
    their employability and improve their career development. Students are provided with significant support for this module by academic staff.
    All students complete a 40 credit individual project at level 6. This project will include practical as well as academic components enabling students to
    further improve their employability as well as academic writing. Students are encouraged to complete the project for a real client.




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13.   Learning Outcomes of Programme Specified in terms of performance capabilities to be shown on completion of the programme/pathway. Please identify
      numerically to correspond to the map of learning outcomes in section 18.

      a) Knowledge and Understanding
      On completion of the programme the students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in:
      A1: Evaluating the business need for IT/IS systems, their inter-relation and impact on the business environment.
      A2: IT/IS Systems, their analysis, design, development and implementation including appropriate methodologies.
      A3: Analysing Technical, professional and business issues surrounding the development, operation and maintenance of IT/IS systems.
      A4: Techniques and tools for the specification of requirements, analysis, design and implementation of IT/IS systems.
      A5: Hardware platforms, network architectures, technologies and standards, used in and to support IT/IS systems.
      A6: Business Organisation, Structure, Functions and Environment.
      A7: Business Economics and Financial Information.
      A8: The professional, ethical and legal issues involved in the development and operation and management of IT systems.
      A9: The need for, and tools and techniques to assist in, successful IT/IS systems project management.
      A10: Critically discussing how knowledge in organisations is generated, transmitted, and deployed.
      A11: The relationship between business and information systems strategy.



      b) Intellectual Skills
      The most important intellectual skills developed on the programme are to:
      B1: Select, plan and manage individual and team-based development projects.
      B2: Identify a problem and select and apply effective methods and tools for its solution.
      B3: Cognitive skills – critical thinking, analysis and synthesis.
      B4: Interpersonal skills. Effective communication (Listening / talking / writing) at levels appropriate to the audience
      B5: Analyse a simple problem domain, and build an effective IT/IS solution to given problems in that domain
      B6: Critically analyse, evaluate, and interpret business situations in order to initiate suitable and fitting IT/ IS practices.
      B7: Synthesise information from a variety of sources in order to gain a coherent understanding of IT/IS theory and practice.
      B8: Reflect on the professional and ethical issues surrounding IT/IS systems applications development and use



      c) Practical Skills
      The most useful practical skills, techniques and capabilities developed are:
      C1: Analyse, design, build and test software solutions to increasingly complex and varied problem domains.
      C2: Use a range of tools, techniques, knowledge and technologies in the development of IS/IT applications.
      C3: Analyse business needs to identify the preferred IT/IS solution.

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      C4: Design and build IS/IT component applications with appropriate interfaces and database support.
      C5: Use appropriate techniques and tools to support effective management of the development and operation of software systems.
      C6: Apply project management tools and techniques to manage the development of an IS/IT system and evaluate the effectiveness and quality of the
      system and development process.
      C7: Utilise a range of numerate, graphical, oral, and presentational problem-solving skills in a variety of theoretical and practical situations.
      C8: Demonstrate familiarity and expertise with standard presentational hardware and software.



      d) Transferable/Key Skills

      The student will be able to:
      D1: Communicate information, ideas, problems and their solution, in both written and oral form.
      D2: Manage their time and resources efficiently.
      D3: Apply appropriate project management skills to the design, building and testing of software systems
      D4: Perform effectively both individually and as a member of a group/team.
      D5: Exercise initiative and personal responsibility.
      D6: Learn independently using a diverse range of resources.
      D7: Evaluate and criticise their own learning experience.



14.   Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy Specified to enable learners to achieve and demonstrate the above learning outcomes.

      The programme supports the University’s aim to “offer opportunity, relevance and enhanced employability through innovative and challenging learning
      and teaching, across all academic and professional provision and all forms of employer engagement”. It achieves this via the active involvement of
      employers and by innovative teaching and learning.

      The curriculum and learning, teaching and assessment methods have been designed to reflect the future needs of industry as identified by e-skills and
      in association with the ECF.
      At all Levels much of the learning and teaching take place via lectures supported by small-group seminars and/or IT workshop sessions. Seminar time
      is used across levels for problem-solving, reinforcement of concepts, principles and techniques and for discussion of ideas and issues.
      The use of IT, in particular the University and School web resources, including Blackboard, will be used extensively to support lectures, seminars,
      workshop work and independent learning. In addition a great deal of emphasis will be placed on students to work outside the timetabled hours, both in
      terms of directed and independent learning – it is recognised that for this to occur the students will need significant guidance and the necessary skills to
      undertake ‘self learning’.


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    Workshop work is critical for the development of practical skills, such as programming, multimedia development and database design. Increasingly
    complex and varied development problems will be introduced in Workshop sessions both for learning and applying practical skills and for formative
    assessment.
    In each year of the programme there will be a number high quality Guru lectures delivered by top academics and business leaders. The work is
    supported by tutor-led preparation and followed up with reflection exercises and workshops. Use will be made of the latest technology including
    distributed simultaneous web casting, e-learning and e-portfolios. The goals for the business guru’s contribution are firmly linked to the learning
    outcomes and skills defined by the employers. The gurus will create a positive vision of business life and what can be achieved through commitment
    and entrepreneurship.
    The learning, teaching and assessment methods fully comply with the University and School learning and teaching and assessment strategy and
    guidelines, and the QAA Code of Practice on Assessment. The methods provide wide diversity, incorporating the best techniques to fit both the
    particular subject under study and the depth of learning. The learning and teaching approach and methods used in developing the quality of
    professional skills are driven by sector skills requirements and align with the computing subject national benchmark statement published by the Quality
    Assurance Agency.
    At the start of each level of study students are provided with full details of the learning, teaching and assessment styles for each module.
    As the programme progresses directed and supported independent learning quickly becomes more prevalent as students are expected to become
    increasingly creative, reflective, independent learners. Seminars are used for student centred discussion and debate of major and emerging issues.
    Case studies and open-ended, problems are presented for analysis, solution and critical evaluation.
    At level 6, the programme includes a project, which enables students to demonstrate their technical, intellectual and research skills. Students are
    encouraged to identify a work based project which is linked to an in-company problem, to increase the project’s validity and increase the benefit to the
    employer.
    All students are allocated an academic project supervisor who is a suitable subject specialist. Students are required to develop detailed terms of
    reference at the outset of the project and to keep in regular contact with their supervisor throughout. Contact typically involves weekly face-to-face
    meetings. Milestones are scheduled to facilitate progress, with students submitting an outline proposal and detailed Terms of Reference to their
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    supervisors at appropriate times. A second marker is appointed to review the terms of reference and 2 mark the project. The module tutor for the
                                                                                                                                                nd
    project will appoint an experienced project supervisor to act as arbitrator when the project mark is in dispute. Students, supervisors and 2 markers are
    issued with the Project Guide containing full details of the process and deliverables, and notes for guidance.
    Assessment is seen as an integral part of the learning process and the programme has been designed to ensure that the overall balance of
    assessment tasks measures the learning outcomes in an effective and efficient way. Both summative and formative elements are utilised, the latter to
    provide students with feedback which is developmental and timely. A key goal of the School is to avoid overloading student summative assessment. To
    that end, each learning outcome on a module is only summatively assessed once where possible. The form of summative assessment, and weightings,
    is specified by the Module Author, appropriate to the particular module, and may comprise coursework and/or examination.
    Blackboard will be used to enhance the delivery of PDP to students across all stages of the programme. Content management facilities on Blackboard
    allow all students the capability to build and develop electronic portfolios (e-portfolios) that will enhance the experience and learning of students. There
    Great care has been taken to ensure that the learning outcomes for each individual module are not over-assessed, and do not produce unmanageable

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    workloads for students and staff. This measure ensures that students can produce work to the best of their abilities and that staff can be confident that
    the marks they give are correct. Where appropriate student achievement is measured by assignment, individual portfolio or individual project rather
    than formal examination, which is generally accepted to be less applicable at this higher level of study.
    Learning, teaching and assessment of transferable skills permeate the whole of the programme but are especially focused upon in the group projects,
    Projects, the Individual Project and in many other modules.
    Please refer to section 18 of this Programme Specification for details of the interrelationships between the modules and the development of the
    intended learning outcomes of the programme.




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15.       Programme Structure This section should be completed with reference to the Modular Framework for Northumbria Awards.2. Diagrams can also be used to
          demonstrate the structure.

                          Programme Structure Refer if necessary to appended diagrams

Level 4
                                           IS0478
                                       Introduction to
                Semester 1                                                                                                            IS0489                   IS0473
                                          IT Project               IS0472                   IS0487                 CM0429          The Business          Fundamentals of
                                        Management              Skills for the         Introduction to         Introduction to     Environment,              Business
                                         (10 Credits)       Information Systems            Software           Database Design    Organisations and     Information Systems
                                         IS0490                 Professional            Development           and Development           MIS                 (20 Credits)
                                                                 (20 Credits)            (20 Credits)            (20 Credits)
                Semester 2           Fundamentals of                                                                                (20 Credits)
                                         Finance
                                       (10 Credits)
Level 5
                                        IS0511
                                      IT Security,
                Semester 1         Recovery and Legal             IS0523
                                                                                                                   IS0502              IS0503
                                      issues in IT             Professional                IS0516                                                            IS0517
                                      (10 credits)             Development                                    Communications         Integrated
                                                                                     Application Design       and Networks for   Consultancy Project   Enterprise IT Project
                                                             Planning for IT/IS      and Development                                                      Management
                                         IS0518                professionals                                    Commerce            (20 Credits)
                                                                                        (20 Credits)                                                       (20 Credits)
                                       E-Business               (20 credits)                                    (20 credits)
                Semester 2             Management
                                       (10 Credits)


                                                                 Year Long Industrial Placement – CM0567




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    The Modular Framework for Northumbria Awards available from http://Northumbria.ac.uk/sd/central/ar/lts/approval/framework/

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Level 6
                                                                    CM0615                        CM0617
                                CM0645                                                      Entrepreneurship &
           Semester 1                                Object Oriented Modelling and Design                                IS0605
                           Individual Project                                               Small Bus. Start up
                                                                  (20 credits)                  (10 Credits)                                   Option
                                                                                                                  Organisations in the
                                                                                                  IS0352            information age       (2 x 10 Credits
                                                                                            E-Commerce & E-            (20 credits)        or 20 Credits)
                                                CM0645 Individual Project
           Semester 2                                                                            Business
                                                     (40 Credits)
                                                                                              Fundamentals
                                                                                                (10 credits)


Level 6 Options

Option (20 Credits, year long)

          Code          Name                                                                 Size
          ML***         UNILANG                                                              20              YL
          CG0119        Web database systems                                                 10              S1
          CM0635        Applied Computer Networks 1                                          10              S1
          IS0330        Communicating in the Virtual Business                                10              S2
          IS0622        Information Systems, Strategy and Organisation                       20              YL
          IS0348        Knowledge Management Principles                                      10              S2
          IS0303        Commercial Information systems                                       10              S1
          CM0653        Object Oriented Programming in Java                                  10              S1/S2




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        Lower Level Awards Credit Structure and Programme Learning Outcomes for Lower Level Awards.
16.
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        Please delete or add rows as appropriate, with reference to the Assessment Regulations for Northumbria Awards Learning outcomes should be specified for each
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        lower level award in accordance with the QAA Framework for Higher Education Qualifications which also provides generic qualification descriptors for each level. The
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        standard credit structure for each award is given below. The ModularFramework for Northumbria Awards indicates permitted variations and allows programmes to be
        validated with some lower or higher level credit (e.g. the Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits at Level 4) can be validated with up to 30 Level 3 credits).

        Award                                       Programme Learning Outcomes may be completed with reference to section 13.
        Certificate of Higher Education

        120 credits at Level 4                      Whilst many learning outcomes will be achieved at this stage, the key verbs would be recall and understand.
                                                        Knowledge and Understanding –
                                                        Intellectual Skills -
                                                        Practical Skills –
                                                        Transferable skills


        Diploma of Higher Education

                                                    Many of the learning outcomes will be achieved by this stage, but the key verbs would be understand and apply.
                                                        Knowledge and Understanding –
        240 credits:                                    Intellectual Skills -
        120 credits at Level 4;                         Practical Skills –
        120 credits at Level 5.                         Transferable skills




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  The Modular Framework for Northumbria Awards available from http://Northumbria.ac.uk/sd/central/ar/lts/approval/framework/
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  The Assessment Regulations for Northumbria Awards available from http://Northumbria.ac.uk/sd/central/ar/lts/approval/assess/
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  There is a link to the QAA Framework for Higher Education Qualifications at http://Northumbria.ac.uk/sd/central/ar/lts/approval/




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17.       Variation from Assessment Regulations or the Modular Framework Provide details of any approved variations from the Assessment Regulations for
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          Northumbria Awards (ARNA) or the Modular Framework for Northumbria Awards .


          None




18.       Mapping of Learning Outcomes

          This section shows how the individual modules (with module learning outcomes as written in the module descriptor) together contribute to programme learning
          outcomes. It should be presented as a matrix of programme learning outcomes (as identified numerically in section 13), against modules. Where a module contributes
          to a programme learning outcome it should be flagged. Standard practice will be for a single symbol to indicate a learning outcome addressed in the module. See
          guidance notes for discussion of alternative practices.
          The following matrix is for a programme structure with 6 learning outcomes in each of the categories of section 13, with rows for 6 modules in each of levels 4 and 5,
          and 9 modules including some options in level 6. See guidance notes for a discussion of the treatment of option modules. The matrix should be extended as required.
          The matrix will show how some learning outcomes are developed at particular stages in the programme, while others may be developed through the three levels.




2
    The Modular Framework for Northumbria Awards available from http://Northumbria.ac.uk/sd/central/ar/lts/approval/framework/
3
    The Assessment Regulations for Northumbria Awards available from http://Northumbria.ac.uk/sd/central/ar/lts/approval/assess/

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                                                      Table 3 - Alignment of modules with programme outcomes
Level 4




                                                                                               A10
                                                                                                     A11




                                                                                                                                                   C1
                                                                                                                                                        C2
                                                                                                                                                             C3
                                                                                                                                                                  C4
                                                                                                                                                                       C5
                                                                                                                                                                             C6
                                                                                                                                                                                  C7
                                                                                                                                                                                       C8
                                                                                                                                                                                            D1
                                                                                                                                                                                                 D2
                                                                                                                                                                                                      D3
                                                                                                                                                                                                           D4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                D5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     D6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          D7
                                                  A1
                                                       A2
                                                            A3
                                                                 A4
                                                                      A5
                                                                           A6
                                                                                A7
                                                                                     A8
                                                                                          A9




                                                                                                           B1
                                                                                                                B2
                                                                                                                     B3
                                                                                                                          B4
                                                                                                                               B5
                                                                                                                                    B6
                                                                                                                                         B7
                                                                                                                                              B8
Introduction to IS Project Management                  X                                  X          X     X         X    X    X    X    X                   X         X    X     X    X    X    X    X    X         X
Fundamentals of Finance                           X         X              X    X                               X                   X    X                   X                    X         X              X
Fundamentals of Software Development              X    X         X                                         X    X         X    X         X         X    X    X    X               X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X

Skills for the Information Systems Professional             X                        X         X     X     X         X    X                   X                                   X    X    X    X              X    X
The business Environment, Organisations           X         X              X    X                    X                              X    X                   X                    x         X    X         X    X
and MIS

Fundamentals of Database Design and                    X         X                                              X         X    X         X         X    X         X               X    X    X                        X
Development
Fundamentals of Business Information              X    X    X    X    X                   X    X     X                         X    X              X    X    X                              X    X                   X
Systems
Level 5
IT Security, Recovery and Legal Issues in IT                X         X                        X     X          X                   X         X         X    X         X                    X                   X    X
Professional Development Planning for IT/IS                 X                        X                               X    X              x    X                                   X    X    X    X    X    X    X         X
Professionals
Application Design and Development                X    X    X    X                                         X    X         X    X         X         X    X         X               X    X    X    X         X         X
Enterprise IT Project Management                       X                             X               X     X              X         X                        X         X    X     X    X    X    X    X              X
e-Business Management                             X         X              X         X         X     X                    X         X    X                   X         X          X    X    X              X         X
Communications and Networks for Commerce                    X         X                                                        X         X         X    X                              X    X    X                   X
Integrative Consultancy Project                   X    X    X    X                   X    X                X    X    X    X    X    X         X    X    X    X    X         X     X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X

Level 6
Entrepreneurship and small business start up      X         X              X    X    X               X               X    X         X         X              X         X    X     X    X    X                   X
Object Oriented Modelling and Design              X    X         X                                              X                   X              X    X    X         X                    X              X
Organisations in the information age              X                        X                   X     X               X    X         X    X                   X                    X    X    X    X         X    X    X
E-Commerce and E-Business Fundamentals            X    X                                       X                X    X    X    X    X    X                   X         X          X         X    X         X    X    X
Individual Project                                X    X    X    X                   X    X                X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X     X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X




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19.     Admission Requirements including approved arrangements for admission with advanced standing, where appropriate.

        The ability to benefit from Northumbria University programmes is assessed on a combination of academic and personal qualities which can be
        demonstrated in a number of ways. Successful completion of a GCE or VCE Advanced level course of study (or some other equivalent qualification) is
        just one way. Students who can in other ways demonstrate their ability to benefit from a Northumbria University programme, in particular mature
        students without formal qualifications, will always be considered and are invited to contact the admissions tutor to discuss their application.
        Applicants should use the personal statement on their application to illustrate their abilities, aptitudes, skills, qualifications and experiences which might
        be taken into account as well as or instead of any of the formal qualifications listed below. It is University policy to recognise a wide variety of evidence,
        and potential applicants may wish to discuss this aspect of their application with the admission tutor.
        The following standard entry requirements are shown for guidance. A student’s particular combination of qualifications (including key skills) will
        always be taken into account in making an offer.
        GCSE grade C or above in Mathematics and English Language, plus one of the following:
        GCE and VCE Advanced Level                   260 UCAS tariff points, with (subject) at A2 minimum grade C.
        Scottish Highers                             BBCCC
        Irish Highers                                BBCCC
        HEFC Access                                  One distinction and two credits, normally including quantitative methods.
        Edexcel/BTEC National                        Four distinctions plus remainder merits in final year
        Other                                        EB 68%; IB 26 points.
        International students must have an IELTS score of 6.0 (or above) or TOEFL score of 550 (or above)
        Interviews
        Interviews will be held where
                the suitability of a candidate is in doubt and further evidence is sought
                candidates present an unusual set of qualifications taken or pending, and an appropriate conditional offer needs to be determined
                candidates may need advice on the appropriateness of a programme, or on the appropriateness of a proposed preparatory course of study
        Applicants invited for an interview will always be told its purpose.
        Direct entry into level 5 with 120 points (or equivalent) of appropriate level 4 study will be considered on an individual basis.
        Direct entry into level 6 with 120 points (or equivalent) of appropriate level 5 study will be considered on an individual basis.



20.     Application Procedure Amend as appropriate
        Applications are processed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).




1
    The Programme Specification should be completed in accordance with the guidelines available from http://Northumbria.ac.uk/sd/central/ar/lts/approval/progspecs/
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LOG OF CHANGES BSc (Hons) Business IT with Entrepreneurship

Any changes made to an approved Programme Specification (other than typographical corrections) should be logged below and the
sheet appended to the Programme Specification. Subsequent changes can then be added. Where it is not practicable to change an
existing Programme Specification, a new version is required.

       Brief summary of change to Programme                          Programm Programme title(s)                                                         Change takes effect




                                                                                                                      Date of approval




                                                                                                                                         Admin change1
       Specification                                                 e code(s)




                                                                                                                      / amendment
       (including section number)




                                                                                                                                                         programme




                                                                                                                                                                           eg S2;05/06
                                                                     affected




                                                                                                                                                         Stage/year




                                                                                                                                                                           Semester/
                                                                                                                                                                           academic
                                                                                                                                                         eg Year 3
                                                                     by change




                                                                                                                                                                           year
                                                                                                                                         Y/N




                                                                                                                                                         of
1.     Replace IS0475 Business Informatics with                      21SBIS-N-                                                           No              Level 4       2009/10
       CM0429 Introduction to Database Design and                    BIT3ENT-
       Development                                                   BNN

2.     Addition of 10 credit Unilang option at level 6               21SBIS_N                                         12.11.08           N               Level 6       2008/9
                                                                     IMB1




1
 Administrative changes are defined in section of Approval Processes for Taught Programmes and Modules
http://northumbria.ac.uk/sd/central/ar/lts/approval/


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3.   Remove EN0153 (Web Design) and IS0482 (IT                         18.2.09      4,5&6
     Business Case Project) from first year and replace
     both of these with IS0473 (Fundamentals of
     Business Information Systems)
     (Change effective 2009/10)

     Replace CM0513 (Dynamic Internet Technologies)
     with IS0502 (Communications and Networks for
     commerce)
     (Change effective 2010/11)

     Add CM0567 to programme diet to cover year long
     placement already present.

     Remove CM0602 (Effective Systems
     Development) as option leaving CM0615 as core

     Remove CM0636 from option list

4.


5.




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