QUICK GUIDE TO THE MSc COMPUTING
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QUICK GUIDE TO THE MSc COMPUTING: STAFF 1. Key people: Martin Hancox (Programme Leader and Home admissions)); Zuhair Bandar (Projects co-ordinator); Geoff Brindle (Overseas admissions); Marie McGarvey (admin). 2.Photos, room numbers, phone nos of all staff (academic, admin, technical): see outside dept office (E134) BUSHMOUTH 3. MSc noticeboard: wall noticeboard opposite dept office; e-noticeboard in “staff/ student information” on bushmouth 4. Teaching materials for units on bushmouth in “courseware” 5. To access bushmouth: (http://bushmouth.doc.stu.mmu.ac.uk. To access: id - student dept id; password – individual student dept password) PLAGIARISM/ CHEATING 6. Potentially has extremely severe consequences, and is easily discovered nowadays. Don’t do it. See Programme Handbook and Regulations Handbook for more details. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 7. Read the documentation, and do what is required when it is required. As these become more common nationally and internationally, your PDP will become more important. GENERAL COURSE STRUCTURE 8. 60 credits in Semester 1. For MSc Computing: OO Prog (20), IS (20), Networks (10), Multimedia & Internet (10). For MSc Advanced Computing: Advanced Computer Networks, Computer Games Programming & Design, Mobile Computing (all 20) 9. Exams in January for all modules referred to in Point 8, except IS (coursework only) 10. 60 credits in Semester 2. For both MSc Computing and MSc Advanced Computing, choose 3 from : Enterprise Programming, IS Methods & Management, Multimedia Authoring, Artificial Intelligence Systems, Advanced Database Systems 11. Exams in early May for Semester 2 units 12. Projects for FT students: May-Sept; for PT students, Sept-Sept. ATTENDANCE 13. It’s monitored. Also, there’s a correlation between attendance and success. LAB PROBLEMS 14. For Dept labs, see Dept technical staff; for non-Dept labs, see Faculty IS help desk. KEEPING IN TOUCH 15. It is vital that you inform the dept office of any change to term time or home addresses, phone numbers, email addresses. Check your MMU email account, as well as any other email address you have, regularly. Check wall-mounted noticeboard opposite dept office, and e- noticeboard (see Point 3) regularly. PERSONAL PROBLEMS 16. See Programme Leader 17. If appropriate, follow Exceptional Factors procedure as explained in regulations booklet/ web. Are also procedures for making submissions to Boards of Examiners, and for appeals. ASSIGNMENT HAND-IN 18. Assignments to be handed in to Coursework Receipting Office (E247). Late work is penalised or not marked.