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Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Taught Postgraduate Programmes

Department of Computing and the Digital Environment

Part 1: Programme Specification
Postgraduate Semesterised Courses


MSc/PgDip in Computer Science
MSc/PgDip/PgCert in Computing
MSc/PgDip in Creative Computing
MSc/PgDip in Digital Media Production
MSc/PgDip in Enterprise Systems Development
MSc/PgDip in Games and Interactive Technologies
MSc/PgDip in Information and Systems Architecture
MSc/PgDip in Forensic Computing
MSc/PgDip in Network Computing
MSc/PgDip in Software Development




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Contents

i    Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 4
ii   Glossary .............................................................................................................................. 6
Part 1: Programme Specification
        1- 9 Basic Programme information .................................................................................. 7
        10 Educational Aims of the Programme .......................................................................... 8
        11 Intended Programme Learning Outcomes ............................................................... 10
        12 Programme Structure and Requirements
                    12.1 Background ............................................................................................... 21
                    12.2 MSc in Computer Science ........................................................................ 22
                    12.3 MSc in Computing .................................................................................... 23
                    12.4 MSc in Creative Computing ...................................................................... 24
                    12.5 MSc in Digital Media Production ............................................................... 25
                    12.6 MSc in Enterprise Systems Development ................................................ 26
                    12.7 MSc in Forensic Computing...................................................................... 27
                    12.8 MSc in Games and Interactive Technologies ........................................... 28
                    12.8 MSc Information and Systems Architecture ............................................. 29
                    12.9 MSc in Network Computing ..................................................................... 30
                    12.10 MSc in Software Development ............................................................... 31
        13 Support for Students and their Learning ................................................................... 32
        14 Criteria for Admission ............................................................................................... 33
        15 Methods for Evaluation and Enhancing the Quality and Standards of Teaching
           and Learning ........................................................................................................... 35
        16 Regulation of Assessment ........................................................................................ 35
        17 Indicators of Quality and Standards ......................................................................... 35
        18 Additional Information ............................................................................................... 37
        19 Curriculum Map, List of mandatory and core option modules
                    19.1 MSc/PgDip Computer Science ................................................................. 38
                    19.2 MSc/PgDip in Computing.......................................................................... 39
                    19.3 MSc/PgDip in Creative Computing ........................................................... 40
                    19.4 MSc/PgDip in Digital Media Production .................................................... 40
                    19.5 MSc/PgDip in Enterprise Systems Development .................................... 41
                    19.6 MSc/PgDip in Forensic Computing ........................................................... 41
                    19.7 MSc/PgDip in Games and Interactive Technologies ................................ 42
                    19.8 MSc/PgDip in Information and Systems Architecture ............................... 44
                    19.9 MSc/PgDip in Network Computing .......................................................... 45
                    19.10 MSc/PgDip in Software Development ................................................... 46
        20 Capabilities (Skills) Map ........................................................................................... 47
        Annex 1: List of available modules ................................................................................ 48


Part 2: Programme Specification, Supporting Information are in a separate document.
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i      Introduction         Rationale and Market Focus
MSc in Computer Science     This programme of study aims to advance and extend the knowledge of
                            graduates with a first degree in computer science or a related discipline.
                            The majority of a student’s taught programme will be modules covering
                            areas at the forefront of applied and theoretical computer science
MSc in Computing            This programme allows graduates of a computing or related discipline to
                            advance their skills in any aspects of computing of interest that is
                            covered by the scheme. The programme is open, allowing students to
                            select the modules of interest to them and which will help them build
                            expertise in a particular direction.
MSc in Creative Computing   This programme includes a study of usability and state-of-the-art multi-
                            media systems development technologies and devices. The programme
                            includes a number of options so that students can build up a programme
                            based on their specific interests in the creative computing sphere.
MSc in Digital Media        This programme focuses on the development of computer media
Production                  systems such as audio and video systems. It also includes a study of
                            usability and state-of-the-art multi-media systems development
                            technologies and devices The production management techniques of
                            the creative industries are also included in the programme thus preparing
                            graduates well for the world of work. Game art and effects design is
                            included to give graduates specific skills to be effective in media systems
                            development.




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MSc in Enterprise Systems      The term Enterprise Systems refers to complex and sizeable computer-
Development                    based systems within large organisations. The process of procurement,
                               customisation and development of such systems has always proved
                               problematic. However the increasing heterogeneity of networking
                               infrastructures and use of distributed system components within most
                               large organisations is giving rise to many challenging new job roles
                               requiring diverse and complex skills. The software development role has
                               needed to adapt in the light of emerging hardware and software
                               components, tools and technique. Effective software developers are key
                               to the success of both the development of complex IT systems and for
                               maintenance and support after implementation. This course aims to
                               provide a range of skills and related knowledge to support people
                               already employed as systems developers within large organisations, but
                               also aims to develop capabilities to for those aspiring to such roles
                               There are a number of potential roles for those with expertise in
MSc in Forensic Computing
                               computer forensics. One of the most high profile positions would be to
                               provide support for civil and criminal investigations that involve the
                               retrieval of computer-based information, typically to be presented as
                               evidence as an expert witness or to aid in the solving of crimes.
                               However there is demand for similar skills in the area of disaster
                               management and recovery of computer-based information. The course
                               covers a range of skills that are needed by those who are appointed to
                               this type of role. In addition to a sound understanding of essential
                               hardware and software systems, formats, protocols and standards, there
                               is coverage of essential legislation relating to all aspects of computer-
                               based information.

                               The development of computer games and is a growing area and there is
MSc in Games and Interactive
                               a high demand for graduates with skills in this area The course covers a
Technologies
                               range of essential skills for games and interactive technology
                               development including production management for the creative
                               industries, advanced programming techniques, multi-user games
                               programming and art and effects development.

                               The key roles of the Information Architect and System Architect have
MSc in Information and
                               emerged in recent years, particularly in response to the skills
Systems Architecture
                               requirements of large organisations. These senior IT roles have been
                               adopted by several organisations for ensuring coordination and
                               integration of IT functions and the related systems and infrastructure.
                               The increasing heterogeneity of distributed system components within
                               most large organisations is giving rise to a challenging job role requiring
                               diverse and complex skills. The information or systems architect has
                               proved to be a necessary role both during development of IT projects
                               and after implementation. This course aims to provide a range of skills
                               and related knowledge to support people already employed as
                               Information or System Architects, but also aims to develop capabilities to
                               for those aspiring to such a role.

                               The programme covers the technological, operational and strategic
MSc in Network Computing
                               aspects of networked computer systems. The security of network
                               systems is emphasised. There is a high demand for graduates in the
                               network computing area. Possible career titles are network manager,
                               network administrator or network security specialist.

                               This programme is aimed at those who wish to update, develop or
MSc in Software Development
                               refocus their skills in software design and computer programming. The
                               programme covers current theory and practical application to provide a
                               sound basis for career development in industry or in research.



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ii       Glossary of terms and abbreviations used in this document


Programme            The set of mandatory and core-options modules and the regulations that define
                     each possible programme of study, leading to a named award.
Course               A named programme (or programme of study) and all the regulations that define
                     exit awards associated with it (synonymous with programme).
Qualification        Master of Science (MSc), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Postgraduate
                     Diploma (PgD or PgDip), Postgraduate Certificate (PgC or PgCert).
Named award          Qualification followed by the title of the award, eg MSc in Mechanical Engineering
Unnamed award        University Regulations allow general PgDip and PgCert qualifications, with no title,
                     to be included in the cascade of possible exit awards.
Module               An approved study unit as defined by a module code, a title and syllabus.
Module code          Prefix M denotes master’s level, suffix letters define subject focus, eg M25CDE
Mandatory module     Students must study and pass mandatory modules to qualify for the named award
                     associated with the Programme.
Core-option module   A list of core-options is specified with some programmes. Students must complete
                     their study programme by selecting the appropriate number of modules from the
                     core-option list.
Option module        A module available on the options list that is not included in either the mandatory
                     or core-options list for a particular programme. Subject to the constraints of
                     particular awards, students may be allowed to include a small number of options
                     modules in their programmes of study.


Module credit        Module sizes in this document are defined in Credit Accumulation and Transfer
                     Scheme (CATS) credits rather than European Credit Transfer Scheme credits
                     (ECTS). 1 ECTS credit = 2 CATS credits.


Module code suffix   The last two or three letters of the module code indicate the subject specialism:


                     CDE                  Computing and The Digital Environment
                     EKM                  Engineering and Knowledge Management
                     MSE                  Mathematics, Statistics and Engineering Science
                     EC                   EC Faculty modules




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Part 1: Programme Specification

1    Available Award(s) and Modes of Study
Title of Award                                      Mode               UCAS Code             FHEQ
                                                                                             Level
                                                    All awards are     Not applicable             M
MSc/PgDip Computer Science
                                                    offered in both
MSc/PgDip Computing
                                                    full time and part
MSc/PgDip Creative Computing
                                                    time study modes
MSc/PgDip Digital Media Production
MSc/PgDip Enterprise Systems Development
MSc/PgDip Forensic Computing
MSc/PgDip Games and Interactive Technologies
MSc/PgDip Information and Systems Architecture
MSc/PgDip Network Computing
MSc/PgDip Software Development
Cascade of possible exit awards
       MSc in Named award
       PgDip in Named award
       PgCert in Computing


These programmes are defined at Level 4, Masters level according to the Qualification Descriptors at
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/academicinfrastructure/FHEQ/EWNI/default.asp#annex1
2      Awarding
                           Coventry University.
       Institution/Body
3      Teaching
                           Coventry University
       Institution
4      Internal Approval
                           Date of approval. May 2008
       or Review Dates
                           Date for next review: (Academic year 2013-14 )
5      Programme           The following courses have BCS exemption (professional Graduate Diploma
       Accredited by       & PGD Project) and CEng/CSci (Partial Fulfilment) : MSc Computer Science;
                           MSc Software Development; MSc Software Engineering; MSc Computing;
                           MSc Network Computing
6      Accreditation Date
                           September 2004 intake to Sept 2009 intake
       and Duration
                           Date of visit : 24th November 2004
7      QAA Subject
                           National Qualifications Framework (URL provided above)
       Benchmark
       Statement(s)        QAA Master’s Subject Benchmark Statement for awards in Engineering and
       and/or other        also for Business and Management:
       external factors
                           http://www.qaa.ac.uk/academicinfrastructure/benchmark/masters/default.asp
                             Draft benchmarking standards for Taught Masters Degrees in Computing
                             http://www.cphc.ac.uk/docs/cphc_masters_april_final.pdf
                             Professional Bodies:
                                    The British Computer Society (BCS)
                                    The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

8    Date of Programme
                             SEPTEMBER 2008
     Specification
9    Programme
                             Dr Hong Guo
     Manager/Course
     Director

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10       Educational Aims of the Programme

Educational Aims common to all programmes

     •    to provide relevant and useful programmes, that can meet or be tailored to the needs of
          individuals, containing both theoretical and practical subjects across a range of focussed areas of
          computing;
     •    to develop skills and knowledge acquired through previous study and experience to enhance
          students' transferable and professional skills and, thereby, their wider employment prospects;
     •    to enable students to enhance their analytical, critical communication and presentation skills
          in the context of their taught modules;
     •    to familiarise students with the central problems of research in applied and theoretical
          computing and to enable them to operate as effective independent researchers and/or
          consultants in their chosen specialised areas;
     •    to provide relevant and topical subject content for personal professional development that
          promotes good practice in the workplace, particularly relating to computer-based systems and
          operations;

Educational Aims specific to MSc in Computer Science

     •    to equip graduates with the state-of-the-art view of the role of the computer scientist;
     •    to provide a range of essential skills for designing, developing and validating complex software;
     •    to enhance understanding about emerging methods in computer science;
     •    to consolidate and strengthen skills and knowledge of computer science;
     •    to provide generic skills and in-depth understanding of issues central to computer science that will
          allow graduates to develop and adapt to the changing needs of the role of computer science
          professional.

Educational Aims specific to MSc in Computing

     •    to equip graduates with the state-of-the-art view of the role of the computing professional
     •    to provide a range of essential skills for developing software;
     •    to enhance understanding about emerging methods in computing;
     •    to consolidate and strengthen skills and knowledge of computing;
     •    to provide generic skills and in-depth understanding of issues central to computing that will allow
          graduates to develop and adapt to the changing needs of the role of computing professional.

Educational Aims specific to MSc in Creative Computing

     •    to equip graduates with the state-of-the-art view of the various roles in the creative technology
          area;
     •    to provide a range of essential skills for developing multi media systems;
     •    to enhance understanding about emerging methods in creative computing;
     •    to consolidate and strengthen skills and knowledge of creative computing;
     •    to provide generic skills and in-depth understanding of issues central to creative technologies that
          will allow graduates to develop and adapt to the changing needs of the industry

Educational Aims specific to MSc in Digital Media Production

     •    to equip graduates with the state-of-the-art view of the various roles of the digital media
          developer;
     •    to provide a range of essential skills for developing digital media systems;
     •    to enhance understanding about emerging methods in digital media production;
     •    to consolidate and strengthen skills and knowledge of digital media production;
     •    To provide generic skills and in-depth understanding of issues central to digital media systems
          that will allow graduates to develop and adapt to the changing needs of the role of digital media
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Educational Aims specific to MSc in Enterprise Systems Development
   •   to equip graduates with the state-of-the-art view of the role of the software developer, particularly
       within an enterprise culture;
   •   to provide a range of essential skills for managing and contributing to large projects;
   •   to enhance understanding about emerging architectural models and platforms to facilitate
       scaleable solutions for complex systems;
   •   to consolidate and strengthen skills and knowledge of networked and distributed systems;
   •   to provide generic skills and in-depth understanding of issues central to enterprise systems that
       will allow graduates to develop and adapt to the changing needs of the role of software developer
       for enterprise systems.
Educational Aims specific to MSc in Forensic Computing
   •   to equip graduates with the state-of-the-art view of the role of a specialist in computer forensics;
   •   to provide a range of essential specific and generic diagnostic and investigative skills;
   •   to provide a comprehensive understanding about legal and ethical issues surrounding the area of
       computer forensics;
   •   to consolidate and strengthen skills and knowledge about different computer architectures and
       operating systems;
   •   to provide generic skills an in-depth understanding of issues central to computer forensics that will
       allow graduates to develop and adapt to the changing needs of this role.
Educational Aims specific to MSc in Games and Interactive Technologies
   •   to equip graduates with the state-of-the-art view of the role of the games developer;
   •   to provide a range of essential skills for developing computer games;
   •   to enhance understanding about emerging models and platforms for games development;
   •   to consolidate and strengthen skills and knowledge in games development;
   •   to provide generic skills and in-depth understanding of issues central to games development that
       will allow graduates to develop and adapt to the changing needs of the role of games developer.
Educational Aims specific to MSc in Information and Systems Architecture
   •   to equip graduates with a state-of-the-art view of the role of an Information Architect, particularly
       within an enterprise culture;
   •   to provide a range of essential skills for managing and contributing to large projects;
   •   to enhance understanding about emerging architectural models and platforms to facilitate
       scaleable solutions for complex systems;
   •   to enhance understanding about strategic issues affecting the full range of resources, particularly
       focussing on people, software, hardware and business systems;
   •   to provide generic skills and in-depth understanding of issues central to enterprise systems that
       will allow graduates to develop and adapt to the changing needs of the role of Information
       Architect.
Educational Aims specific to MSc in Network Computing
   •   to equip graduates with the state-of-the-art view of the role of the network specialist;
   •   to provide a range of essential skills for designing and managing networks;
   •   to enhance understanding about emerging architectural models, protocols and platforms to
       facilitate network solutions in various situations;
   •   to consolidate and strengthen skills and knowledge of networked and distributed systems;
   •   to provide generic skills and in-depth understanding of issues central to network systems that will
       allow graduates to develop and adapt to the changing needs of the role of network specialist.
Educational Aims specific to MSc in Software Development
   •   to equip graduates with the state-of-the-art view of the role of the software developer;
   •   to provide a range of essential skills for developing software;
   •   to enhance understanding about emerging methods of software development;
   •   to consolidate and strengthen skills and knowledge of networked and distributed systems;
   •   to provide generic skills and in-depth understanding of issues central to software systems that will
       allow graduates to develop and adapt to the changing needs of the role of software developer.



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11     Intended Programme Learning Outcomes


11.1   Intended Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc Computer Science


       Knowledge and Understanding: On successful completion of the programme you should be
       able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
       KU01    the theoretical and technological foundations of computer science and the practical
               implications of these.
       KU02    approaches used in the development and management of distributed, internet-based
               computing systems.
       KU03    the architecture of a range of complex computer-based systems.
       Cognitive Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
       CS01 understand and conceptualise a given complex problem relating to a specialised area of
              computing and produce an appropriate model at a higher level of abstraction
       CS02    conduct a thorough and systematic analysis of a practical problem in a specialised area
               of computing and use appropriate channels to disseminate the findings.
       CS03    critically evaluate a range of possible options or solutions to address a sizeable practical
               problem a specialised area of computing and present a soundly reasoned justification
               for the final recommendation.
       CU04    make a substantial contribution to implementation decisions for design and development
               of complex computer-based systems
       Practical Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
       PS01    plan and carry out an independent project or dissertation either to solve a real practical
               problem applying best practice or to conduct research related to your chosen specialist
               area.
       PS02    apply appropriate principles and techniques in the analysis and design of complex
               computer systems
       PS03   critically compare and effectively apply the fundamental concepts of developing efficient,
              scalable and robust real-world distributed applications across heterogenous
              infrastructure
       Transferable Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to
       TS01 effectively apply analytical, critical and communication skills;
       TS02 demonstrate a professional approach to written and oral presentations;
       TS03 incorporate innovative and original ideas in the design and execution of a research or
              practically based project;
       TS04 display an enhanced ability to engage in self-directed study;
       TS05 readily adapt to emerging techniques and technologies;
       TS06 investigate complex problems and undertake research into a specialist area within your
              chosen specialist subject;
       TS07 understand ethical, social and legal aspects of a professional role.




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11.2   Intended Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc Computing


       Knowledge and Understanding: On successful completion of the programme you should be
       able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
       KU04   a range of state of the art technologies used in computing in a variety of application
              areas
       KU05   at least one specialist area of computing
       KU06   a range of systematic approaches used in the development and management of
              computing and information technology systems.
       Cognitive Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
       CS01 understand and conceptualise a given complex problem relating to a specialised area of
              computing and produce an appropriate model at a higher level of abstraction
       CS02   conduct a thorough and systematic analysis of a practical problem a specialised area of
              computing and use appropriate channels to disseminate the findings.
       CS03   critically evaluate a range of possible options or solutions to address a sizeable practical
              problem a specialised area of computing and present a soundly reasoned justification
              for the final recommendation.
       CU04   make a substantial contribution to high level implementation decisions for design and
              development of complex computer-based systems
       Practical Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
       PS01   plan and carry out an independent project or dissertation either to solve a real practical
              problem applying best practice or to conduct research related to your chosen specialist
              area.
       PS04   apply appropriate principles and techniques in the development of software systems
              across a range of application areas
       PS05   evaluate and assess suitable technologies and approaches to solve a given problem in
              the field of computing
       Transferable Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to
       TS01 effectively apply analytical, critical and communication skills;
       TS02 demonstrate a professional approach to written and oral presentations;
       TS03 incorporate innovative and original ideas in the design and execution of a research or
              practically based project;
       TS04 display an enhanced ability to engage in self-directed study and to construct and
              observe work schedules;
       TS05 readily adapt to emerging techniques and technologies;
       TS06 investigate complex problems and undertake research into a specialist area within your
              chosen specialist subject;
       TS07 understand ethical, social and legal aspects of a professional role.




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11.3   Intended Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc Creative Computing


       Knowledge and Understanding: On successful completion of the programme you should be
       able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
       KU07    theory and practice underpinning the structure, development of content and digital
               media for the entertainment industry
               the theories and practice of human computer interfacing and usability
       KU08
               the international context within which digital entertainment industry operates, the
       KU09
               international perspectives in creative content development and the effect of globalised
               markets on competitiveness.
       Cognitive Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
              critically evaluate various approaches, designs and methods for researching theoretical
       CU05
              concerns and practical issues related to digital entertainment and media production
              conduct a thorough and systematic analysis of a practical digital media production
       CU06
              problem
              critically evaluate various approaches, designs and methods for the development of
       CU07
              creative computer based systems
       Practical Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
               propose a range of possible options or solutions to address a sizeable practical digital
       PS06
               entertainment and media production problem
               apply a range of development skills to the planning and implementation of a practical
       PS07
               solution to a problem in the field of creative computing
               effectively design and execute a research or consultancy project applied within digital
       PS08
               entertainment and media production
       Transferable Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to
       TS01 effectively apply analytical, critical and communication skills;
       TS02 demonstrate a professional approach to written and oral presentations;
       TS03 incorporate innovative and original ideas in the design and execution of a research or
              practically based project;
       TS04 display an enhanced ability to engage in self-directed study and to construct and
              observe work schedules;
       TS05 readily adapt to emerging techniques and technologies;
       TS06 investigate complex problems and undertake research into a specialist area within your
              chosen specialist subject.
       TS07 understand ethical, social and legal aspects of a professional role.




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11.4   Intended Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc Digital Media Production


       Knowledge and Understanding: On successful completion of the programme you should be
       able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
       KU07    theory and practice underpinning the structure, development of content and digital
               media for the entertainment industry
               the theories and practice of human computer interfacing and usability
       KU08
               the international context within which digital entertainment industry operates, the
       KU09
               international perspectives in creative content development and the effect of globalised
               markets on competitiveness.
               methods and technologies for developing digital media products
       KU10
       Cognitive Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
              critically evaluate various approaches, designs and methods for researching theoretical
       CU05
              concerns and practical issues related to digital entertainment and media production
              conduct a thorough and systematic analysis of a practical digital media production
       CU06
              problem
              critically evaluate various approaches, designs and methods for the development of
       CU07
              creative computer based systems
       Practical Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
               propose a range of possible options or solutions to address a sizeable practical digital
       PS06
               entertainment and media production problem
               apply a range of development skills to the planning and implementation of a practical
       PS07
               solution to a problem in the field of creative computing
               effectively design and execute a research or consultancy project applied within digital
       PS08
               entertainment and media production
       Transferable Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to
       TS01 effectively apply analytical, critical and communication skills;
       TS02 demonstrate a professional approach to written and oral presentations;
       TS03 incorporate innovative and original ideas in the design and execution of a research or
              practically based project;
       TS04 display an enhanced ability to engage in self-directed study and to construct and
              observe work schedules;
       TS05 readily adapt to emerging techniques and technologies;
       TS06 investigate complex problems and undertake research into a specialist area within your
              chosen specialist subject.
       TS07 understand ethical, social and legal aspects of a professional role.




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11.5   Intended Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc Enterprise Systems Development


       Knowledge and Understanding: On successful completion of the programme you should be
       able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
       KU02   approaches used in the development and management of distributed, internet-based
              computing systems.
       KU11   the significance of application areas relevant to enterprise computing
       KU12   techniques and systems to ensure appropriate organisation of computer-based
              information and related infrastructure

       KU13   The role and significance of legacy systems in corporate systems architectures and the
              related maintenance and support overheads

       Cognitive Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
       CS01     understand and conceptualise a given complex problem relating to a specialised area
                of computing and produce an appropriate model at a higher level of abstraction
       CS02     conduct a thorough and systematic analysis of a practical problem a specialised area
                of computing and use appropriate channels to disseminate the findings.
       CS03     critically evaluate a range of possible options or solutions to address a sizeable
                practical problem a specialised area of computing and present a soundly reasoned
                justification for the final recommendation.
       CU04     Make a substantial contribution to high level implementation decisions for design and
                development of complex computer-based systems
       Practical Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
       PS01   plan and carry out an independent project or dissertation either to solve a real practical
              problem applying best practice or to conduct research related to your chosen specialist
              area.
       PS03   apply appropriate techniques in developing efficient and robust real-world distributed
              applications across a range of platforms.
       PS09   critically compare and apply a range of techniques for data modelling and information
              management that are needed to support the evolving complexity of information systems.
       Transferable Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to
       TS01 effectively apply analytical, critical and communication skills;
       TS02 demonstrate a professional approach to written and oral presentations;
       TS03 incorporate innovative and original ideas in the design and execution of a research or
              practically based project;
       TS04 display an enhanced ability to engage in self-directed study and to construct and
              observe work schedules;
       TS05 readily adapt to emerging techniques and technologies;
       TS06 investigate complex problems and undertake research into a specialist area within your
              chosen specialist subject.
       TS07 understand ethical, social and legal aspects of a professional role.




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11.6   Intended Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc Forensic Computing


       Knowledge and Understanding: On successful completion of the programme you should be
       able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
       KU14   the legal framework surrounding the use of computers and information storage
       KU15   techniques and systems to ensure security and integrity of computer-based information
              and related infrastructure
       KU16   the theoretical and practical implications of a range of current and emerging
              technologies applied to networked and distributed systems;

       KU17   techniques for stabilising and safely exploring complex and damaged computer based
              systems in order to retrieve information

       Cognitive Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
       CS01 understand and conceptualise a given complex problem relating to IS/IT and produce an
              appropriate model at a higher level of abstraction
       CS02   conduct a thorough and systematic analysis of a practical problem a specialised area of
              computing and use appropriate channels to disseminate the findings.
       CS03   critically evaluate a range of possible options or solutions to address a sizeable practical
              problem a specialised area of computing and present a soundly reasoned justification
              for the final recommendation.
       CS08   Analyse a complex situation, for example to capture information from a variety of
              potential sources, and devise a safe and effective procedure to extract the required
              information
       Practical Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
       PS01   plan and carry out an independent project or dissertation either to solve a real practical
              problem applying best practice or to conduct research related to your chosen specialist
              area.
       PS10   apply both standard and novel techniques as appropriate to investigate and retrieve
              information from a range of computer-based equipment and systems
       PS11   provide appropriate advice about security and integrity issues for computer-based
              information systems and related infrastructure
       PS12   make a significant contribution to the formulation and implementation of an effective
              strategic plan to meet the networking and internetworking requirements of an
              organisation;
       Transferable Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to
       TS01 effectively apply analytical, critical and communication skills;
       TS02 demonstrate a professional approach to written and oral presentations;
       TS03 incorporate innovative and original ideas in the design and execution of a research or
              practically based project;
       TS04 display an enhanced ability to engage in self-directed study and to construct and
              observe work schedules;
       TS05 readily adapt to emerging techniques and technologies;
       TS06 investigate complex problems and undertake research into a specialist area within your
              chosen specialist subject.
       TS07 understand ethical, social and legal aspects of a professional role.




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11.7   Intended Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc Games and Interactive Technologies


       Knowledge and Understanding: On successful completion of the programme you should be
       able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
       KU07    the international context within which digital entertainment industry operates and
               recognise the international perspectives in creative content development and the affect
               of globalised markets on competitiveness.
       KU08    theory and practice underpinning the structure, development of content and digital
               media for the entertainment industry
               the theories and practice of human computer interfacing and usability
       KU09
               technologies and approaches for developing games and interactive systems
       KU18
       Cognitive Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
              critically evaluate various approaches, designs and methods for researching theoretical
       CU05
              concerns and practical issues related to digital entertainment and media production
              conduct a thorough and systematic analysis of a practical digital media production
       CU06
              problem
              critically evaluate various approaches, designs and methods for the development of
       CU07
              computer based systems
       Practical Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
               propose a range of possible options or solutions to address a sizeable practical digital
       PS06
               entertainment and media production problem
               apply a range of development skills to the planning and implementation of a practical
       PS07
               solution to a problem in the field of creative computing
               effectively design and execute a research or consultancy project applied within digital
       PS08
               entertainment and media production
       Transferable Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to
       TS01 effectively apply analytical, critical and communication skills;
       TS02 demonstrate a professional approach to written and oral presentations;
       TS03 incorporate innovative and original ideas in the design and execution of a research or
              practically based project;
       TS04 display an enhanced ability to engage in self-directed study and to construct and
              observe work schedules;
       TS05 readily adapt to emerging techniques and technologies;
       TS06 investigate complex problems and undertake research into a specialist area within your
              chosen specialist subject.
       TS07 understand ethical, social and legal aspects of a professional role.




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11.8   Intended Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc Information and Systems Architecture


       Knowledge and Understanding: On successful completion of the programme you should be
       able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
       KU11   techniques and systems to ensure appropriate organisation of computer-based
              information and related infrastructure

       KU13   the role and significance of legacy systems in corporate systems architectures and the
              related maintenance and support overheads

       KU14   the legal framework surrounding the use of computers and information storage
       KU16   the theoretical and practical implications of a range of current and emerging
              technologies applied to networked and distributed systems;

       KU12   the need for effective strategy within an organisation, particularly as it relates to
              Information Systems and Information Technology applications and projects
       Cognitive Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
       CS01 understand and conceptualise a given complex problem relating to a specialised area of
              computing and produce an appropriate model at a higher level of abstraction
       CS02   conduct a thorough and systematic analysis of a practical problem a specialised area of
              computing and use appropriate channels to disseminate the findings.
       CS03   critically evaluate a range of possible options or solutions to address a sizeable practical
              problem a specialised area of computing and present a soundly reasoned justification
              for the final recommendation.
       CU04   Make a substantial contribution to high level implementation decisions for design and
              development of complex computer-based systems
       Practical Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
       PS01   plan and carry out an independent project or dissertation either to solve a real practical
              problem applying best practice or to conduct research related to your chosen specialist
              area.
       PS09   critically compare and apply a range of techniques for data modelling and information
              management that are needed to support the evolving complexity of information systems.
       PS12   make a significant contribution to the formulation and implementation of an effective
              strategic plan to meet the networking and internet working requirements of an
              organisation.
       Transferable Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to
       TS01 effectively apply analytical, critical and communication skills;
       TS02 demonstrate a professional approach to written and oral presentations;
       TS03 incorporate innovative and original ideas in the design and execution of a research or
              practically based project;
       TS04 display an enhanced ability to engage in self-directed study and to construct and
              observe work schedules;
       TS05 readily adapt to emerging techniques and technologies;
       TS06 investigate complex problems and undertake research into a specialist area within your
              chosen specialist subject.
       TS07 understand ethical, social and legal aspects of a professional role.




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11.9   Intended Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc Network Computing


       Knowledge and Understanding: On successful completion of the programme you should be
       able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
       KU01   the theoretical and technological foundations of computer science and the practical
              implications of these.
       KU03   the internal architecture of a range of complex computer-based systems
       KU15   techniques and systems to ensure security and integrity of computer-based information
              and related infrastructure

       KU16   the theoretical and practical implications of a range of current and emerging
              technologies applied to networked and distributed systems;

       Cognitive Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
       CS01 understand and conceptualise a given complex problem relating to a specialised area of
              computing and produce an appropriate model at a higher level of abstraction
       CS02   conduct a thorough and systematic analysis of a practical problem a specialised area of
              computing and use appropriate channels to disseminate the findings.
       CS03   critically evaluate a range of possible options or solutions to address a sizeable practical
              problem a specialised area of computing and present a soundly reasoned justification
              for the final recommendation.
       CU04   Make a substantial contribution to high level implementation decisions for design and
              development of complex computer-based systems
       Practical Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
       PS01   plan and carry out an independent project or dissertation either to solve a real practical
              problem applying best practice or to conduct research related to your chosen specialist
              area.
       PS02   apply appropriate principles and techniques in the analysis and design of complex
              computer systems
       PS11   provide appropriate advice about security and integrity issues for computer-based
              information systems and related infrastructure
       PS12   make a significant contribution to the formulation and implementation of an effective
              strategic plan to meet the networking and internetworking requirements of an
              organisation;
       Transferable Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to
       TS01 effectively apply analytical, critical and communication skills;
       TS02 demonstrate a professional approach to written and oral presentations;
       TS03 incorporate innovative and original ideas in the design and execution of a research or
              practically based project;
       TS04 display an enhanced ability to engage in self-directed study and to construct and
              observe work schedules;
       TS05 readily adapt to emerging techniques and technologies;
       TS06 investigate complex problems and undertake research into a specialist area within your
              chosen specialist subject.
       TS07 understand ethical, social and legal aspects of a professional role.




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11.9   Intended Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc Software Development


       Knowledge and Understanding: On successful completion of the programme you should be
       able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
       KU06   a range of systematic approaches used in the development and management of
              computing and information technology systems.
       KU02   approaches used in the development and management of distributed, internet-based
              computing systems.
       KU19   different tools and techniques available for effective specification, design, modelling
              and development of software systems;
       KU20   a range of application areas for software systems and appropriate methods and
              technologies for a variety of areas
       Cognitive Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
       CS01 understand and conceptualise a given complex problem relating to a specialised area of
              computing and produce an appropriate model at a higher level of abstraction
       CS02   conduct a thorough and systematic analysis of a practical problem a specialised area of
              computing and use appropriate channels to disseminate the findings.
       CS03   critically evaluate a range of possible options or solutions to address a sizeable practical
              problem a specialised area of computing and present a soundly reasoned justification
              for the final recommendation.
       CU04   make a substantial contribution to high level implementation decisions for design and
              development of complex computer-based systems
       Practical Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
       PS01   plan and carry out an independent project or dissertation either to solve a real practical
              problem applying best practice or to conduct research related to your chosen specialist
              area.
       PS03   apply appropriate techniques in developing efficient and robust real-world distributed
              applications across a range of platforms.
       PS04   apply appropriate principles and techniques in the development of software systems
              across a range of application areas
       Transferable Skills: On successful completion of the programme you should be able to
       TS01 effectively apply analytical, critical and communication skills;
       TS02 demonstrate a professional approach to written and oral presentations;
       TS03 incorporate innovative and original ideas in the design and execution of a research or
              practically based project;
       TS04 display an enhanced ability to engage in self-directed study and to construct and
              observe work schedules;
       TS05 readily adapt to emerging techniques and technologies;
       TS06 investigate complex problems and undertake research into a specialist area within your
              chosen specialist subject.
       TS07 understand ethical, social and legal aspects of a professional role.




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11.10 Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

A variety of teaching and learning methods are used for most programme learning outcomes. These
comprise lectures, computer laboratory sessions, Web-based learning, case studies, seminars,
discussions, tutorials and guided independent study and activity-led learning. The assessment methods are
generally written examinations, case study based assessment, practical assessments including
demonstrations, phased tests and portfolio of works. There is also a significant supervised project
component to all courses which is assessed by formal project report, presentation or viva and usually the
demonstration of a software product.



       IPLO            Teaching and Learning Methods          Assessment Methods
       KU01-KU20,      Lectures, computer laboratory          Written examinations, case study based
                       sessions, Web-based learning,          assessment, practical assessments
       CS04,
                       case studies, seminars,                including demonstrations, phased tests,
       CS07 –CS08,     discussions, tutorials, guided         portfolio of work
                       independent study and activity-led
       PS02 - PS07,    learning.
       PS10 - PS14
                       Supervised project                     Formal project report, presentation or
       CS01-CS03,
                                                              viva, demonstration of software product
       CS05-CS06,
       PS01,
       PS08-PS09
       Transferable/key skills are generally incorporated within modules (see section 20) and related to
       relevant assessments as appropriate. Self-directed learning forms an element of all modules
       and the necessity to work within tight deadlines is an essential requirement across the
       curriculum. The ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, will be developed across the
       range of modules.




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12     Programme Structure and Requirements, Levels, Modules, Credits and Awards
12.1   Background

       The requirements and curricula for the following awards are defined in this document:

       MSc/PgDip in Computing
       MSc/PgDip in Computer Science
       MSc/PgDip in Creative Computing
       MSc/PgDip in Digital Media Production
       MSc/PgDip in Enterprise Systems Development
       MSc/PgDip in Forensic Computing
       MSc/PgDip in Games and Interactive Technologies
       MSc/PgDip in Information and Systems Architecture
       MSc/PgDip in Network Computing
       MSc/PgDip in Software Development

       Other possible exit awards, Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates

                       PgCert in Computing

       Specific requirements for final and exit awards are detailed with the curricula structures.

       All EC Faculty taught masters programmes have been constructed to comply with the University's
       Taught Postgraduate Modular Framework, based on 180 CATS credits (90 ECTS credits). The
       Framework has single modules carrying 10 CATS (5 ECTS) credits. The taught modules on EC
       Faculty Master’s programmes are all specified at M-level and are based either on module sizes of
       1.5 units (15 CATS or 7.5 ECTS credits) or 3 units (30 CATS or 15 ECTS credits). Every
       programme has either a 60 CATS credit master’s project incorporating the research methods
       content or an explicit 10 CATS credit Research Methods module plus a 50 CATS credit Master’s
       project.
       Details of modules included with these programmes are listed in Annex 1. This includes their credit
       value, pre/co requisites, excluded combinations, assessment component weightings and core
       option categories. Mappings for each programme of study to intended programme learning
       outcomes are provided in paragraph 19. A brief rationale and the market focus for each different
       programme are provided in the introduction to this document. Further notes are included with each
       programme of study.
       Some mandatory modules have associated prerequisites that are normally included as core
       options. The prerequisites serve to indicate the underpinning skills and knowledge required to
       successfully complete the module. Students who already have equivalent experience and
       understanding may be exempted from prerequisite modules, but normally will be required to select
       an alternative module from the options list. However APL/APEL credits may be awarded if
       appropriate documentary evidence is provided of equivalent achievements. Details about
       assessment processes and requirements for APL/APEL awards are included in Part II of these
       programme specifications. If it is not possible to achieve the prerequisites within the programme of
       study, then admission will be restricted to those with appropriate experience and qualifications.
       Details of specific entry requirements are provided in paragraph 14.

       The programmes have been designed to operate over one year of full-time study but may be taken
       over a longer period, particularly in the case of January/February starters. Part-time students
       normally complete an MSc over three years. Some modules will only be available in the daytime,
       some will be available for either day or evening study and others may be taught only the evenings if
       those programmes are intended to accommodate part-time students. Not all core options modules
       listed are guaranteed to run every year. Student recruitment and preferences will influence the
       actual modules available in any given year. However students are made aware of any variations to
       normal provision at induction and offered alternative options. Some of the awards can be achieved
       by evening-only attendance by following a specific study programme. Further details of the
       delivery structures for the Faculty are given in Part II of these specifications. Professional body
       requirements for these programmes are discussed in Part II of these programme specifications.



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12.2    Programme of Study for MSc in Computer Science

Mandatory Modules                                                         Credits       Pre/Co-req*

M09CDE      Computer Architectures and Principles                             30        none
M10CDE      Internet Systems Development                                      30    n   none

M04EKM      Research Methods                                                  10    n none
M29CDE      Project                                                           50        90 credits
Option Modules: To complete your programme you should add a further 60 credits chosen from the
list of available modules (Annex 1)


Notes

This MSc in Computer Science aims to advance and extend the knowledge of graduates with a first
degree in computer science or a related discipline. The majority of a student’s taught programme will be
modules covering areas at the forefront of applied and theoretical computer science

The Master’s project is used to integrate and develop the skills and knowledge from the taught modules.
The topic and focus of the project must relate to the subject of the award.

Awards:

MSc in Computer Science: All the taught modules and the project as listed in the programme of study
above (180 CATS credits).

PgDip in Computer Science: All the taught modules as defined in the programme of study above (120
CATS credits).

Other exit awards possible (requirements are detailed with the programme of study for the named
award):

PgDip in Computing

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 12.3     Programme of Study for MSc in Computing

 Mandatory Modules                                              Credits        Pre/Co-req*
 M04EKM      Research Methods                            10       none
 M29CDE      Project                                     50       90 credits
 Option Modules: To complete your programme you should add a further 120 credits of
 chosen from list of available modules (Annex 1)

Notes

The MSc in Computing allows graduates of a computing or related discipline to advance their skills in any
aspects of computing of interest that is covered by the scheme. The programme is open allowing students
to select the modules of interest to them and that will help them build their expertise in a particular direction.
The Master’s project is used to integrate and develop the skills and knowledge from the taught modules.
The topic and focus of the project must relate to the subject of the award.

Awards:

MSc in Computing: All the taught modules and the project as listed in the programme of study above
(180 CATS credits).

PgDip in Computing: All the taught modules as defined in the programme of study above (120 CATS
credits).

Other exit awards possible (requirements are detailed with the programme of study for the named
award):

PgCert in Computing




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 12.4     Programme of Study for MSc in Creative Computing

 Mandatory Modules                                                  Credits     Pre/Co-req*
 M22CDE        Design for Interactive Media                          30     none
 M17CDE        The Creative Computing Industry                       30     none
 M23CDE        Usability                                             15     none
 M04EKM        Research Methods                                      10     none
 M29CDE        Project                                               50     90 credits
 Option Modules: To complete your programme you should add a further 45 credits chosen
 from list of available modules (Annex 1)

Notes

The MSc in Creative Computing is aimed at graduates of computing or technology related degrees who
wish to advance in the up and coming areas of multimedia product development. The course includes a
study of usability and state-of-the-art multi-media systems development, technologies and devices . The
programme includes a number of options so that from the foundations, students can build up a programme
based on their specific interests. The Master’s project is used to integrate and develop the skills and
knowledge from the taught modules. The topic and focus of the project must relate to the subject of the
award.

Awards:

MSc in Creative Computing: All the taught modules and the project as listed in the programme of study
above (180 CATS credits).

PgDip in Creative Computing: All the taught modules as defined in the programme of study above (120
CATS credits).

Other exit awards possible (requirements are detailed with the programme of study for the named
award):

PgDip in Computing

PgCert in Computing




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 12.5     Programme of Study for MSc in Digital Media Production

 Mandatory Modules                                                   Credits      Pre/Co-req*

 M17CDE       The Creative Computing Industry                            30         none
 M21CDE       Audio and Video Production                                 30         none
 M22CDE       Design for Interactive Media                               30         none
 M20CDE       Game Art and Effects Development                           15         none
 M04EKM       Research Methods                                           10         none
 M29CDE       Project                                                    50        90 credits

Notes

This MSc in Digital Media Production is aimed at computing graduates particularly interested in the latest
digital methods and techniques for creating high quality media and communication productions. The
course focuses on the development of computer media systems such as audio and video systems. It also
includes a study of usability and state-of-the-art multi-media systems development, technologies and
devices The production management techniques of the creative industries are also included in the
programme thus preparing graduates well for the world of work. Game Art and Effects design is included to
give graduates specific skills for creating high impact visual products. The Master’s project is used to
integrate and develop the skills and knowledge from the taught modules. The topic and focus of the project
must relate to the subject of the award


Awards:

MSc in Digital Media Production: All the taught modules and the project as listed in the programme of
study above (180 CATS credits).

PgDip in Digital Media Production: All the taught modules as defined in the programme of study above
(120 CATS credits).

Other exit awards possible (requirements are detailed with the programme of study for the named
award):

PgDip in Computing

PgCert in Computing




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 12.6     Programme of Study for Enterprise Systems Development

 Mandatory Modules                                                     Credits       Pre/Co-req*

 M15CDE       Information Systems Architecture                             30        none
 M10CDE       Internet Systems Development                                 30        none

 M06EKM       Enterprise Systems                                           15        none
 M04EKM       Research Methods                                             10        none
 M29CDE       Project                                                      50       90 credits
 Option Modules: To complete your programme you should add a further 45 credits of which
 at least 15 credits must be chosen from the Core Options list below. The remainder may be
 chosen from list of available modules (Annex 1)

 M81EKM      E-Commerce Applications                                       15       none
 M31EKM      Logistics Operations                                          15       none


Notes

This MSc in Enterprise Systems Development addresses the need for many challenging new job roles
requiring diverse and complex skills in the area of developing company-wide integrated and distributed
systems. The software development role has needed to adapt in the light of emerging hardware and
software components, tools and techniques. Effective software developers are key to the success of both
the development of complex IT systems and for maintenance and support after implementation. This
course aims to provide a range of skills and related knowledge to support people already employed as
systems developers within large organisations, but also aims to develop capabilities to for those aspiring to
such roles. The Master’s project is used to integrate and develop the skills and knowledge from the taught
modules. The topic and focus of the project must relate to the subject of the award.

Awards:

MSc in Enterprise Systems Development: All the taught modules and the project as listed in the
programme of study above (180 CATS credits).

PgDip in Enterprise Systems Development: All the taught modules as defined in the programme of
study above (120 CATS credits).

Other exit awards possible (requirements are detailed with the programme of study for the named
award):

PgDip in Computing

PgCert in Computing




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 12.7     Programme of Study for MSc/PgDip in Forensic Computing

 Mandatory Modules                                                      Credits       Pre/Co-req*
 M31CDE        Forensic Computing Methods                                   30         none
 M16CDE        Network Planning and Management                              30         none
 M11CDE        Internet and Information Security                            30         none
 M28CDE        Ethical Hacking                                              15         M24CDE*
 M24CDE        Legal Aspects of Computing                                   15         none
 M04EKM        Research Methods                                             10         none
 M29CDE        Project                                                      50       90 credits




Notes

The MSc in Forensic Computing is targeted at people who are planning to follow a career in this area.
Typically these people will already have some knowledge experience in computer hardware and
understand the principles of operating systems, but may opt to include an update study of these areas as
part of their options. The central focus of the programme will be an in-depth coverage of the available tools
and techniques investigating different types of computer-based information sources. Significant supporting
coverage will be provided about related security and legal issues. Where possible guest lectures will be
provided from industry contacts about state-of-the art developments and case studies. The master’s
project is used to integrate and develop the skills and knowledge from the taught modules. The topic and
focus of the project must relate to the subject of the award and could contribute a larger research project, or
take the form of a practical exercise leading to discovery and evaluation.
....

Awards:

MSc in Forensic Computing: All the taught modules and the project as listed in above the programme of
(180 CATS credits).

PgDip in Forensic Computing: All the taught modules as defined in the programme of study above (120
CATS credits).

Other exit awards possible (requirements are detailed with the programme of study for the named
award):

PgDip in Computing

PgCert in Computing




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 12.8   Programme of Study for MSc in Games and Interactive Technologies

 Mandatory Modules                                                   Credits     Pre/Co-req*
 M17CDE      The Creative Computing Industry                             30         none
 M19CDE      Interactive Technologies and Mobile Computing               30         none
 M18CDE      Programming for Games and Interactive Media                 30         none

 M20CDE      Game Art and Effects Development                            15         none
 M23CDE      Usability                                                   15         none
 M04EKM      Research Methods                                            10         none
 M29CDE      Project                                                     50

Notes
This programme is suitable for students who wish, upon graduation, to enter the Computer Games
Industry as technical specialists. It is aimed at students who have programming knowledge. Programming
skills are developed in the areas of games and mobile computing. Students also gain skills in 2D and 3D
modelling and in how to about produce art effects. As well as this, students learn about the Computer
Games Industry and about production methods used in such creative industries.

Awards

MSc in Games and Interactive Technologies: All the taught modules and the project as listed in above
the programme of (180 CATS credits).

PgDip in Games and Interactive Technologies: All the taught modules (except Research Methods) as
defined in the programme of study above (120 CATS credits).

Other exit awards possible (requirements are detailed with the programme of study for the named
award):


PgCert in Computing




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 12.9   Programme of Study for MSc in Information and Systems Architecture

 Mandatory Modules                                                      Credits      Pre/Co-req*
 M09CDE       Computer Architectures and Principles                          30        none
 M15CDE       Information Systems Architecture                               30        none
 M16CDE       Network Planning and Management                                30        none
 M39EKM       IS/IT Procurement                                              15        none
 M24CDE       Legal Aspects of Computing                                     15        none
 M04EKM       Research Methods                                               10        none
 M29CDE       Project                                                        50         90 credits


Notes

The MSc in Information and Systems Architecture is targeted at people with experience in IS/IT
systems development projects. Typically students will have completed an undergraduate programme in
some aspect of computing or IT and spent at least two years working in a responsible position, involving
some aspect of IS/IT development or support. The core curriculum includes coverage of change
management and a strategic consideration of networking and architectural issues. A wide range of options
is available to allow individuals to tailor their programme to meet specific needs and interests. The master’s
project is used to integrate and develop the skills and knowledge from the taught modules. The topic and
focus of the project must relate to the subject of the award.


Awards

MSc in Information and Systems Architecture: All the taught modules and the project as listed in above
the programme of (180 CATS credits).

PgDip in Information and Systems Architecture: All the taught modules as defined in the programme of
study above (120 CATS credits).

Other exit awards possible (requirements are detailed with the programme of study for the named
award):


PgCert in Computing




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 12.10 Possible exit awards: Programme of Study for MSc in Network Computing

 Mandatory Modules                                                    Credits      Pre/Co-req*
 M09CDE       Computer Architectures and Principles                       30           none
 M11CDE       Internet and Information Security                           30           none
 M16CDE       Network Planning and Management                             30           none
 M04EKM       Research Methods                                            10           none
 M29CDE       Project                                                     50          90 credits
 Option Modules: To complete your programme you should add a further 30 credits of chosen
 from list of available modules (Annex 1)

Notes

The MSc in Network Computing covers the technological, operational and strategic aspects of networked
computer systems. The security of network systems is emphasised. There is a high demand for graduates
in the network computing area. Possible career titles are network manager, network administrator or
network security specialist. The master’s project is used to integrate and develop the skills and knowledge
from the taught modules. The topic and focus of the project must relate to the subject of the award.


Awards

MSc in Network Computing: All the taught modules and the project as listed in above the programme of
(180 CATS credits).

PgDip in Network Computing: All the taught modules as defined in the programme of study above (120
CATS credits).

Other exit awards possible (requirements are detailed with the programme of study for the named
award):


PgCert in Computing




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 12.11 Programme of Study for MSc in Software Development

 Mandatory Modules                                                   Credits     Pre/Co-req*
 M10CDE      Internet Systems Development                                30      M12CDE
 M27CDE      Software Engineering Design                                 15      M13CDE
 M30CDE      Open Systems Application Development                        15      M12CDE
 M14CDE      Software Process Management                                 15      M13CDE
 M23CDE      Usability                                                   15      none
 M04EKM      Research Methods                                            10      none
 M29CDE      Project                                                     50     90 credits
 Option Modules: To complete your programme you should add a further 30 credits chosen
 from list of available modules (Annex 1)


Notes

The MSc in Software Development is aimed at those who wish to update, develop or refocus their skills in
software design and computer programming. The programme covers current theory and practical
application to provide a sound basis for career development in industry or in research.

Awards:

MSc in Software Development: All the taught modules and the project as listed in the programme of
study above (180 CATS credits).

PgDip in Software Development: All the taught modules as defined in the programme of study above
(120 CATS credits).

Other exit awards possible (requirements are detailed with the programme of study for the named
award):

PgCert in Computing




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13   Support for Students and their Learning
     A comprehensive support and guidance system exists for all postgraduate students in the Faculty of
     Engineering and Computing. Support is via a network of University and Faculty provision.
     The Programme Manager or Course Tutor is available to advise students on academic and pastoral
     issues may refer students to many other Faculty or central support services of the University where
     necessary. The Faculty Registry is open weekdays from 8:30 until 18:00 and provides the main
     focus for administrative support matters.
     The Student Experience Enhancement Team within the Faculty aims to take a pro-active student-
     centred approach to identify scope for innovation and improvements to any part of the educational
     process. The Team is also available to help resolve problems affecting students’ progress, including
     financial problems, and to advise students and staff on student-centred matters.
     Additional postgraduate student support is provided by the Graduate and CPD Centre, based in the
     Jaguar Building and open until 20:00 weekdays. Support is provided for both full-time and part-time
     students during the daytime and in the evening. The Graduate Centre facilities include the Barclay
     Lounge and Snack bar. Many events are organised for postgraduate students through the Graduate
     Centre, including careers workshops, prestigious guest lectures and social events.
     Overseas students may take advantage of services and guidance offered by the International Office
     and EU students are supported by a team of academic advisers comprising the Faculty’s External
     Relations Team. Other University agencies including Careers Guidance Services, Centre for
     Academic Writing and Disabilities Office are able to provide specialist advice as required by the
     Programme Manager and students.
     Students who are studying modules managed by other faculties within the University have access to
     appropriate teaching and learning resources available within those faculties. In such cases
     programme managers liaise with their counterparts in the faculties concerned so that they can
     provide advice to their students about operational requirements and procedures for the other faculty.
     Each student receives a Student Handbook containing information about the Faculty, as well as
     specific information about the programme and modules. There is a scheduled induction period at the
     start of each semester at which new students are briefed on regulatory matters, processes and
     procedures relevant to their studies. The aim is to familiarise new students with the structure and
     operation of their programme and the wider facilities of the University. Essential briefings are
     provided into aspects such as Health and Safety.
     As soon as possible after enrolling, students are assigned an academic Personal Tutor, who invites a
     small group of tutees to an introductory meeting to discuss any problems arising from the arrival and
     induction process. Where possible the personal tutors are assigned from the team of teaching staff
     delivering postgraduate modules. Academic staff assigned as personal tutors receive regular
     guidance covering pastoral and academic support requirements.
     Module Leaders and associated Module Teams support student learning at module level. The
     assessment mode varies according to subject content and the nature of the intended learning
     outcomes. Formative assessment styles and feedback mechanisms are designed to develop skills
     and support student achievement. All module assessment is carried out in compliance with the
     University Assessment Strategy which has been developed to ensure assessment is fair and
     equitable for students.
     Prior to the commencement of the master’s project, individual supervisors, ideally with appropriate
     expertise or research experience, are assigned to help the students develop their project
     specifications. The Project Supervisor then normally assumes the role of Personal Tutor. For
     students who are undertaking projects in conjunction with external companies, the project supervisor
     normally facilitates meetings and liaises closely with the company and the student during the project
     period. For all types of project, the student and Supervisor agree regular contact times during the
     project in order to monitor progress and provide guidance. Additional support is provided to cover
     project supervision during the summer, to allow for academic staff absences for annual leave. This
     takes the form of a “hotline” for support and a postgraduate duty rota of academic staff from each
     department.
     The University places a high priority on providing equal opportunities for all students and has
     received national recognition for its work in assisting disabled students. Individual staff have been
     briefed and trained on their responsibilities in these areas and provide the basic assistance required
     in the academic work of a study module. A Faculty Learning Support Co-ordinator and a central
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      University-wide Disabilities Office provide more specialised support. Reasonable adjustments can be
      made to the teaching, learning, assessment and support of the course(s) to maximise accessibility to
      students with disabilities.
      The University has an excellent record on widening access and welcomes students from all
      backgrounds on to its courses.

14    Criteria for Admission
14.1 General criteria for admission to the postgraduate taught programmes

      An applicant for all programmes within will normally be expected to possess at least one of the
      following:

        •   a minimum of a second class honours degree in any subject
        •   a relevant professional qualification of an equivalent level
        •   a lower qualification plus appropriate and relevant experience at a professional level
        •   satisfactory independent evidence of working for several years in a position that would normally
            be occupied by an honours graduate, in a relevant area, which would lead to gaining benefit
            from the course.

      Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language
      equivalent to IELTS 6.5. Alternatively students may be admitted with IELTS 6.0 if they attend a
      compulsory five week pre-sessional English course, operated by Coventry University, before joining
      their master’s programme.

        •   Applications from those not possessing the equivalent of an honours degree will be considered
            on individual merit and decisions will be based on careful evaluation of the capacity of the
            applicant to complete the programme successfully.
        •   The programme is subject to the general University admission procedures and access policies.
            A wide range of academic backgrounds is deemed suitable for entry to the programme.
            However, careful monitoring of applications to ensure that applicants are suited to the
            programme takes place. Where necessary and possible, applicants are interviewed, especially
            those who do not appear to meet standard admissions criteria.
        •   If felt appropriate, applicants may be offered an opportunity to undertake a preliminary
            programme of study prior to enrolling on the programme.
        •   Accreditation for prior learning (APL) is in accordance with University regulations as set out in
            paragraph 7.3.1 of the regulations for taught postgraduate courses (September 2007).
        •   The accreditation for Prior Experiential learning (APEL) will only be awarded for achievements
            equivalent to masters’ level.
        •   Module exemptions can be given for prerequisites that have been achieved through previous
            study or experience. Normally alternative modules will be chosen from those available in the
            core options list. However appropriate alternative modules may be substituted, subject to the
            approval of the Programme Manager, who must ensure that the aims and learning outcomes of
            the named award are achieved by any variations in programmes of study.

     14.2 Admission criteria specific to the different courses

        MSc/PgDip in Computing
        MSc/PgDip in Computer Science
        MSc/PgDip in Creative Computing
        MSc/PgDip in Digital Media Production
        MSc/PgDip in Enterprise Systems Development
        MSc/PgDip in Games and Interactive Technologies
        MSc/PgDip in Information and Systems Architecture
        MSc/PgDip in Forensic Computing
        MSc/PgDip in Network Computing
        MSc/PgDip in Software Development

        For all of the above courses, candidates should normally have qualifications in a scientific or
        technical discipline such as computing, IT, Mathematics or Engineering. However applications are
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    welcomed from those with extensive relevant experience who do not meet the academic
    qualifications requirement. Such applications are considered on an individual basis.

    Applicants for the Games and Interactive Technologies programme must have knowledge of
    programming gained through experience or through a first degree.

14.3 Fall-back Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates

            PgDip in Computing
            PgDip in Computer Science
            PgDip in Creative Computing
            PgDip in Digital Media Production
            PgDip in Enterprise Systems Development
            PgDip in Games and Interactive Technologies
            PgDip in Information and Systems Architecture
            PgDip in Forensic Computing
            PgDip in Network Computing
            PgDip in Software Development
            PgDip unnamed
            PgCert in Computing
            PgCert unnamed

    Applicants wishing to enrol on a small number of modules rather than embarking on a full MSc
    programme can register on Information Sciences, potentially leading to an unnamed award of
    PgCert or PgDip. Normally in such a case, the student would be enrolled part-time.

    Entry to PgCert and PgDip programmes may be possible for students without an honours degree
    qualification (typically with ordinary degree or HND). However there must be evidence of
    equivalent professional qualifications or at least two years relevant post-qualification work-based
    experience. When possible in such cases, students will be interviewed, individually assessed and
    counselled before an offer is made for a PgCert or PgDip.

14.4 Part-time study

    It is possible to complete all these programmes by part-time study. It may be possible to complete
    some by part-time evening only study depending on the availability of evening module occurrences.
14.5 Admission of disabled students

The University and the Faculty have always adopted a very positive approach to applications from
students with disabilities.
• If possible students with disabilities are identified on application to the Faculty. All letters inviting
    students to interview or open days include a sentence asking disabled students to contact the
    admissions team to discuss any special needs they may have in advance of their visit.
• On receipt of an application from a disabled student, the Admissions Officer liaises with the student
    and the University Disabilities Office to arrange meetings to discuss requirements and to ensure an
    assessment of needs is undertaken.
• Where required the Programme Manager is involved at the earliest opportunity to ensure that all
    special operational requirements can be identified and satisfied in advance of arrival.
• Disabled students with special educational needs are encouraged to select their core options fat
    the earliest opportunity to allow academic staff sufficient time to prepare any bespoke teaching
    methods and materials.
• Disabilities Officer contacts all students who indicate on their enrolment form that they have a
    disability to offer support and guidance.
• The Faculty Learning Support Co-ordinator and the Programme Managers monitor and liaise about
    issues affecting enrolled students with disabilities.
• The Faculty Learning Support Co-ordinator liaises with the University Disabilities Office and
    provides guidance to staff and students on matters relating to study support.




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15        Methods for Evaluating and Enhancing the Quality and Standards of Teaching and Learning
     •    The Programme is managed by the Computing and the Digital Environment Board of Study in the
          Faculty of Engineering and Computing.
     •    The Joint Assessment Board (JAB) for Semesterised Programmes is responsible for considering
          the progress of all students and making awards in accordance with both the University and course-
          specific regulations.
     •    The assurance of the quality of modules is the responsibility of the Boards of Study which
          contribute modules to the programme.
     •    External Examiners report annually on the programme and their views are considered as part of
          the annual quality monitoring process (AQM). Details of the AQM process can be found on the
          Registry’s web site.
     •    Students are represented on the Course Consultative Committee, Boards of Study and Faculty
          Board, all of which normally meet two or three times per year.
     •    Student views are also sought through module and course evaluation questionnaires via CU -
          Online.
     •    All programmes are subject to a major review involving subject experts external to the University,
          normally on a five or six year cycle. At these reviews the views of employers and current and
          former students are sought where appropriate.

16       Regulation of Assessment
     •    University policy requires the internal moderation of all assessments.
     •    External Examiners are appointed for all named University awards. The role of the External
          Examiner at module level is to ensure that academic standards are in line with national norms for
          the subject. External Examiners undertake the moderation of examination papers and assessment
          tasks, and view representative samples of work for the modules for which they have responsibility.
          At programme level, External Examiners help to ensure fairness in the consideration of student
          progression and awards. They have the right to comment on all aspects of the assessment system
          and participate as full members of the assessment boards.
     •    The pass mark for all modules is 40%. This overall module mark may comprise more than one
          component (e.g. coursework and exam). The individual module descriptors give the precise pass
          criteria and the weighting of the component marks that contribute to the overall module mark.
     •    Awards for Taught Master programmes may be made with Distinction or Merit (i.e. achievement of
          an average mark of at least 70% or 60% respectively).
17        Indicators of Quality and Standards

17.1      Faculty-wide Indicators

     •    The University’s quality procedures were confirmed by a QAA Institutional Audit in 2004.
     •    At the most recent QAA Subject Review in Mathematics and Statistics the Subject area was
          awarded 23/24, one of the highest for this subject in the UK.
     •    There is a diverse and active range of research activities influencing programmes in most areas of
          the Faculty. Further details follow in Part II;
     •    Many of the existing programmes carry external professional recognition;
     •    In most areas of the Faculty there is a strong and regular industry input to the subject-base. This is
          achieved in many ways, for example there are several long-standing advisory boards, through
          industry-focused collaborative research initiatives and use of guest speakers from industry.

     Research Assessment Exercise results from 2002
        Control Theory and Applications Centre: Electrical and Electronic Engineering 3a.
        Applied Mathematics 3a
        Statistics 3a
        Computer Science 2
        Mechanical Engineering 3a


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17.2   Departmental Indicators

   The Built Environment

       The following are key indicators of quality and standards

           The Department has a strong portfolio of industry-related research
           All staff are active in scholarship/research and most have professional experience in the civil
           engineering industry
           The courses covered by this document are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators
           (ICE/IStructE) as the educational base for Incorporated Civil Engineers.
           The Department has excellent links with local employers; regular meetings of the Civil
           Engineering Advisory Board, made up of local employers, provide input to course management
           and development
           Within the Civil Engineering subject area the record of students gaining employment in the
           industry is excellent

   Semesterised Programmes in Computing and Knowledge Management

   •   The Commercial and Services Advisory Board has members from local industry, educational
       bodies and commerce. The panel normally meets three times per year to advise on new
       developments and to consult on potential for future strategy.

   •   At the last BCS Accreditation visit in November 2004, accreditation was granted for the MSc
       programmes with computing focus for which output evidence was available.

   •   When possible students are encouraged to complete their masters study by undertaking an
       industry-based project.

       Extracts from External Examiners’ reports 2006-7
           The quality of teaching and learning environment, based on the evidence I saw, as indicated
           by student performance, is of good standard;
           There is evidence that the external examiners’ suggestions are taken very seriously;
           The general course organisation and administration is of good standard. PABs and JABs are
           carried in a very professional way, and the team makes an effort to further improve them;
           The team, lead by a very competent course leader, produced very good results, and I am sure
           they will continue going from strength to strength.
                                                                       Dr Maria Chondrogianni 2007
                                                                                  Computing and KM

           The performance of the students is satisfactory. The standards are comparable with national
           standards
           The students demonstrated sound knowledge and understanding
           The organisation and administration of the course is very good.

           The assessment boards are well run and efficient.

           The provision of resources appears to be appropriate

           The School’s knowledge of its students is impressive and the school demonstrates a level of
           care for its students which is very good.
                                                                                    Bob Hendley 2007
                                                                                   Computer Science
   Control and Systems Engineering

       The Industrial Advisory Board normally meets three times per year to advise about the relevance of
       current courses and new developments in the field. The Board awards a prize each year to the
       student with evidence of greatest achievement;


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         In addition to nine dedicated members of academic staff, three full time research assistants, and
         eight associated members of staff there are also a number of visiting and honorary research staff,
         including one visiting professor from industry.
         Wherever possible postgraduate students on these programmes carry out their individual projects
         in conjunction with an industrial collaborator engaged in research with the Control Theory and
         Applications Centre. This provides excellent training and experience and gives students an
         opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge in a real-world environment.
         Professional Societies associated with these programmes are the Institute of Mathematics and its
         Applications (IMA), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), British Computer Society. In
         2004 BCS accreditation was confirmed for MSc Informatics and Control.



18     Additional Information
     Key sources of information about the course and student support can be found in:
     Student Handbook
     Module Guides
     Module Information Directory (http://mid.coventry.ac.uk/)
     CU Online
           •     Module Webs
           •     Postgraduate Programme Webs
           •     EC Faculty Postgraduate Web
     CU Portal
           •     Study Support information is accessible from Student Services
           •     Generic Faculty information is available on the EC Faculty Web


     Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme
     and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and
     demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided.
     More detailed information on the learning outcomes, content, and teaching, learning and
     assessment methods of each module can be found in the Module Information Directory (MID),
     student module guide(s) and the course handbook.
     The accuracy of the information contained in this document is reviewed by the University and may
     be verified by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.




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19 Mandatory and Option Modules


Key
M = Mandatory
O = Option from Approved List of Modules for Scheme of Postgraduate Courses in Computing (Annex 1 )

19.1 MSc in Computer Science


    Module       Module Title                                               Knowledge   Cognitive          Practical   Transferable Skills
    Code                                                                    Skills      Skills             Skills




                                                       Status

                                                                   credit
                                                                            1   2   3   1    2    3    4   1   2   3   1     2   3   4   5   6   7

    M09CDE       Computer Architectures and           M          30         X   X   X   X              X       X       X     X       X   X
                 Principles

    M10CDE       Internet Systems Development         M          30             X                      X           X   X     X       X   X
    M04EKM       Research Methods                     M          10                                                    X     X   X   X   X   X   X
    M29CDE       Project                              M          50                     X    X    X    X   X   X       X     X   X   X   X   X   X
                 Options                              O          60             X                      X



19.2 MSc in Computing



    Module       Module Title                                               Knowledge   Cognitive          Practical   Transferable Skills
    Code                                                                    Skills      Skills             Skills
                                                                credits
                                                  Status




                                                                            4   5   6   1    2    3    4   1   4   5   1     2   3   4   5   6    7

    M04EKM       Research Methods                M                                                                     X     X   X   X   X
    M29CDE       Project                         M                                      X    X    X    X   X           X     X   X   X   X   X    X
                 Options                         O              120         X   X   X                  X       X   X   X     X       X   X   X    X

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19.3 MSc in Creative Computing


Module       Module Title                          Status        Knowledg         Cognitive        Practical           Transferable Skills
Code                                                             e                Skills           Skills
                                                                 Skills
                                                                 7 8 9            5   6    7       6       7   8       1       2    3    4   5   6   7

M22CDE       Design for Multimedia Technology      M             X                X        X       X                   X       X         X   X
M17CDE       The Creative Computing Industry       M                          X            X       X                   X       X         X   X
M23CDE       Usability                             M                      X                X       X                   X       X         X   X
M04EKM       Research Methods                      M                              X   X                                X       X    X    X   X
M29CDE       Project                               M                              X   X            X       X   X       X       X    X    X   X   X   X
             Options                               O                                       X               X   X       X       X         X   X   X   X


19.4 MSc in Digital Media Production



    Module       Module Title                                             Knowledge        Cognitive           Practical       Transferable Skills
    Code                                                                  Skills           Skills              Skills
                                                                credits
                                                       status




                                                                          7   8   9   10   5   6       7       6   7       8   1     2   3   4   5   6   7

    M22CDE       Design for Multimedia                 M        30        X                X           X       X               X     X       X   X
                 Technology
    M17CDE       The Creative Computing Industry       M        30                X                    X       X               X     X       X   X
    M23CDE       Usability                             M        15            X                        X       X               X     X       X   X
    M21CDE       Audio and Video Production            M        30                    X                X       X               X     X       X   X
    M20CDE       Game Art and Effects Design           M        15                    X                X       X               X     X       X   X
    M04EKM       Research Methods                      M        10                         X   X                   X           X     X   X   X   X   X   X
    M29CDE       Project                               M        50                         X   X               X   X       X   X     X   X   X   X   X   X




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19.5 MSc in Enterprise Systems Development


Module     Module Title                               Knowledge          Cognitive          Practical   Tranferable Skills
Code                                                  Skills             Skills             Skills




                                            credits
                                   status
                                                      2   11   12   13   1   2     3   4    1   3   9   1   2   3   4   5    6   7

M15CDE     Information Systems     M        30                 X    X                  X            X   X   X       X   X
           Architecture
M10CDE     Internet Systems        M        30        X   X                            X        X       X   X       X   X
           Development
M06EKM     Enterprise Systems      M        15            X                            X      X         X   X       X   X
M04EKM     Research Methods        M        10                                              X           X   X   X   X   X    X   X
M29CDE     Project                 M        50                           X X       X X      X X         X   X   X   X   X    X   X
           Options                 O        45            X                          X                  X   X       X   X




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19.6 MSc in Forensic Computing




Module     Module Title                                    Knowledge                Cognitive          Practical               Tranferable Skills
Code                                                       Skills                   Skills             Skills




                                                 credits
                                        status
                                                           14   15   16   17   18   1   2   3      8   1   10   11   12    1    2   3   4   5   6   7

M31CDE     Forensic Computing           M        30                       X    X                   X       X               X    X       X   X
           Methods
M16CDE     Network Planning and         M        30             X    X                                               X     X    X       X   X
           Management
M11CDE     Internet and Information     M        30             X                                               X          X    X       X   X
           Security
M28CDE     Ethical Hacking              M        15        X                                                               X    X       X   X
M24CDE     Legal Aspects of Computing   M        15        X                                                               X    X       X   X     X
M04EKM     Research Methods             M        10                                                    X                   X    X   X   X   X   X X
M29CDE     Project                      M        50                                 X   X X X          X   X               X    X   X   X   X   X X




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19.7 MSc in Games and Interactive Technologies



    Module     Module Title                                         Knowledge        Cognitive          Practical   Transferable Skills
    Code                                                            Skills           Skills             Skills




                                                          credits
                                                 status
                                                                    7   8   9   18   5       6      7   6   7   8   1     2   3   4   5   6   7
    M17CDE     The Creative Computing            M        30                X        X              X   X           X     X       X   X
               Industry
    M19CDE     Interactive Technologies and      M        30                    X                   X   X           X     X       X   X
               Mobile Computing
    M18CDE     Programming for Games and         M        30                    X                   X   X           X     X       X   X
               Interactive Media
    M20CDE     Game Art and Effects              M        15        X           X                   X   X           X     X       X   X
               Development
    M23CDE     Usability                         M        15            X                           X   X           X     X       X   X
    M04EKM     Research Methods                  M        10                         X       X              X       X     X   X   X   X   X   X
    M29CDE     Project                           M        50                         X       X          X   X   X   X     X   X   X   X   X   X




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19.8 MSc in Information and Systems Architecture


Module     Module Title                               Knowledge                Cognitive          Practical          Transferable Skills
Code                                                  Skills                   Skills             Skills




                                            credits
                                   status
                                                      11   12   13   14   16   1    2   3     4   1    9      12     1    2     3    4     5   6   7

M09CDE     Computer Architecture                      X                        X              X        X             X    X          X X
           and Principles
M15CDE     Information Systems     M        30        X    X    X                       X     X        X             X    X          X X
           Architecture
M16CDE     Network Planning and    M        30                            X             X     X               X      X    X          X X
           Management
M39EKM     IS/IT Procurement       M        15             X    X                       X     X                      X    X          X X
M24CDE     Legal Aspects of                                          X                                               X    X          X X           X
           Computing
M04EKM     Research Methods        M        10                                                    X                  X    X     X    X X       X   X
M29CDE     Project                 M        50                                 X    X   X     X   X                  X    X     X    X X       X   X




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19.9 MSc in Network Computing



Module    Module Title                                    Knowledge         Cognitive          Practical         Tranferable Skills
Code                                                      Skills            Skills             Skills




                                                credits
                                       Status
                                                          1   3   15   16   1   2   3   4      1   2   11   12   1    2   3   4   5   6   7

M09CDE    Computer Architectures and   M        30        X   X                     X   X          X             X    X       X X
          Principles

M11CDE    Internet and Information     M        30                X                 X   X              X         X    X       X X
          Security
M16CDE    Network Planning and         M        30                X    X            X   X                   X    X    X       X X
          Management
M04EKM    Research Methods             M        10                                                               X    X   X X X       X   X
M29CDE    Project                      M        50                          X X     X   X      X                 X    X   X X X       X   X
          Options                      O        30                                  X   X




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19.10 MSc in Software Development




Module     Module Title                                      Knowledge         Cognitive          Practical       Transferable Skills
Code                                                         Skills            Skills             Skills




                                                   credits
                                          Status
                                                             2   6   19   20   1   2   3      4   1   3       4   1   2   3   4   5     6   7

M10CDE     Internet Systems Development   M        30        X   X X      X                   X       X       X   X   X       X   X
M27CDE     Software Engineering Design    M        15        X   X X      X    X              X               X   X   X       X   X
M30CDE     Open Systems Application       M        15        X   X X      X                   X       X       X   X   X       X   X
           Development
M14CDE     Software Process Management    M        15        X       X    X                   X               X   X   X       X   X
M23CDE     Usability                      M        15        X       X    X                   X               X   X   X       X   X
M04EKM     Research Methods               M        10                                             X               X   X   X   X   X     X X
M29CDE     Project                        M        50                          X X     X      X   X               X   X   X   X   X     X X
           Options                        O        30                X    X




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20 Transferable Skills


Module                                                                                  Capabilities (Skills)

Code         Short Title            Learning to Learn    Working       Problem Numeracy IT, Online Communication   Career   Information  Personal
                                                        with others    Solving,          Learning                Management Management Development
                                                                      Innovation                                                         Planning
                                                                                                                           P
M30CDE        OP SYS DEV                     P              P           TPA       TPA         TPA                                                     P
                                                                                                                           P                          P
M21CDE        AUD VID P                      P              P           TPA                   TPA               TPA                    TPA
                                                                                                                           P                          P
M09CDE        CMP ARC PRN                    P              P           TPA       TPA         TPA               PA
                                                                                                                          TPA                         P
M17CDE        CRE IND                        P              P           TPA                   TPA               PA
                                                                                                                           P                          P
M26CDE        DB SYS                         P              P           TPA       TPA         TPA               PA                     TPA
                                                                                                                           P                          P
M22CDE        DES INT                        P              P           TPA                   TPA               TPA                     P
                                                                                                                           P                          P
M28CDE              ETH HCK                  P              P           TPA       TPA         TPA               PA
                                                                                                                           P                          P
M04EKM            FRNSC MTH                  P              P           TPA       TPA         TPA               PA                     TPA
                                                                                                                           P                          P
M20CDE               GM ART                  P              P           TPA                   TPA               TPA
                                                                                                                          TPA                         P
M15CDE            INF SYS ARC                P              P           TPA                   TPA               PA                     TPA
                                                                                                                           P                          P
M18CDE             INT TCH MB                P              P           TPA                   TPA               PA
                                                                                                                           P                          P
M11CDE               INT SEC                 P              P           TPA       TPA         TPA               PA                     TPA
                                                                                                                           P                          P
M10CDE            INT SYS DEV                P              P           TPA                   TPA               PA                     TPA
                                                                                                                           P                          P
M24CDE               LEGAL                   P              P           TPA                   TPA               PA                     TPA
                                                                                                                           P                          P
M16CDE              NTWRKS                   P              P           TPA       TPA         TPA               TPA                    TPA
                                                                                                                           P                          P
M18CDE             PRG GMES                  P              P           TPA                   TPA               TPA                    TPA
                                                                                                                           P                          P
M25CDE               RT&ES                   P              P           TPA       TPA         TPA               PA                     TPA
                                                                                                                           P                          P
M12CDE              SFT DEV                  P                          TPA                   TPA               PA
                                                                                                                           P                          P
M13CDE            SFT ENG PRN                P                          TPA                   TPA               PA
                                                                                                                           P                          P
M27CDE            SFT ENG DES                P              P           TPA                   TPA               PA
                                                                                                                                                      P
M14CDE           SFT PRC MNG                 P              P           TPA       TPA         TPA               PA        TPA
                                                                                                                           P                          P
M23CDE                  USA                  P              P           TPA                   TPA               TPA                    TPA
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M04EKM                 RES MTH                     P                P           TPA          TPA        TPA             TPA               P                             P

M29CDE                PROJECT                      P               TP           TPA          TPA         TP             TPA               P                             P




Key: T=Taught, P=Practised, A=Assessed
Include taught (T), practised (P) and assessed (A) information regarding the stated intended outcomes and how they will be experienced/demonstrated by the student.
Not all outcomes of the programme will be demonstrated in all modules; however, they should be covered across the mandatory and all allowed combinations of core option
modules.

The Code of Practice for Academic and Professional Skills Development requires that each of the capabilities be demonstrated at least once during the programme.
The method of assessing/measuring/demonstrating development of key skills should be agreed at subject level and should be clearly outlined in each relevant module descriptor
(this will be of particular value during Subject Review). Not all skills need to be assessed formally.
You may also find it useful to refer to the Qualification Descriptors in the QAA Framework for HE qualifications.


Capability Outlines (from the Code of Practice for Academic and Skills Development)
Learning to Learn – Students should be ready to accept responsibility for their own independent learning. They should also be able to reflect on their learning and appraise their capabilities and
achievements. Students should also be able to identify their individual needs for effective learning.
Working with Others – Students should be able to work effectively as part of a group, and respect the dignity, rights and needs of others.
Problem Solving and Innovation – Students should be able to use problem-solving skills in a variety of practical situations. They should be able to demonstrate creativity, flexibility, perception,
decisiveness, confidence and an awareness of values.
Numeracy – Students should be able to interpret, analyse and present numerical data.
IT and Online Learning – Students should be able to use computer-based systems for learning, communicating, collaborating with peers and tutors, and working with data.
Communication – Students should be able to communicate effectively in appropriate forms in a wide variety of situations.
Career Management – Students should appreciate the values, culture, structure and process of work organisations relevant to their area of study. Students should also appropriately match their
experience and academic achievements to employer expectations.
Information Management – Students should be able to carry out research relevant to their field of study by retrieving and using information drawn from a variety of resources.
Personal Development Planning – Students should be able to demonstrate self-awareness, set personal goals and record achievement.




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Annex 1 List of available modules for Scheme of Postgraduate Courses in Computing

Temporary   Module Title                                 Credits   Delivery   Assessment   Pre/Co-req*
Code
                                                                              cw    ex
M21CDE      Audio and Video Production                   30        Sem        100
M09CDE      Computer Architectures and Principles        30        Sem        50    50
M26CDE      Database Systems                             15        Sem        50    50
M22CDE      Design for Interactive Media                 30        Sem        100
M28CDE      Ethical Hacking                              15        Sem        100          M24CDE*
M31CDE      Forensic Computing Methods                   30        Sem        50    50
M20CDE      Game Art and Effects Development             15        Sem        100
M15CDE      Information Systems Architecture             15        Sem        50    50
M19CDE      Interactive Technologies and Mobile          30        Sem        100
            Computing
M11CDE      Internet and Information Security            30        Sem        50    50
M10CDE      Internet Systems Development                 30        Sem        100
M24CDE      Legal Aspects of Computing                   15        Sem        100
M30CDE      Open Systems Application Development         15        Sem        100          M12CDE
            (was Advanced Software Development)
M16CDE      Network Planning and Management              30        Sem        100
M18CDE      Programming for Games and Interactive        30        Sem        100
            Media
M25CDE      Real-time and Embedded Systems               15        Sem        50    50     M12CDE
                                                                                           M13CDE
M12CDE      Software Development                         15        Sem        100
M13CDE      Software Engineering Principles              15        Sem        100
M27CDE      Software Engineering Design                  15        Sem        100          M13CDE
M14CDE      Software Process Management                  15        Sem        50    50     M13CDE
M17CDE      The Creative Computing Industry              30        Sem        100
M23CDE      Usability                                    15        Sem        100
M07CDE      Microprocessor Applications                  15        SBlk       100
M01CDE      Embedded Systems Programming                 15        SBlk       100
M04CDE      Embedded Operating Systems                   15        SBlk       100
M28EKM      Project Management                           15        SBlk       100
M31EKM      Logistics Management                         15        Sem        100
M25EKM      Supply Chain Management                      15        SBlk       100
M81EKM      E-Commerce                                   15        Sem        100
M06EKM      Enterprise Systems                           15        Sem        100
M04EKM      Research Methods                             10        Sem        100
M39EKM      IS/IT Procurement                            15        Sem        100
M29CDE      Project                                      50        Sem        100          90 credits


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