Docstoc

Programme Specification for BSc _Hons_ Computing _ BSc _Hons

Document Sample
Programme Specification for BSc _Hons_ Computing _ BSc _Hons Powered By Docstoc
					Programme Specification for BSc (Hons) Computing & BSc (Hons) Multimedia
Computing 2009/2010



Teaching Institution:
London South Bank University




Accredited by:
British Computer Society


Faculty of origin:
BCIM

Highest Award within the Programme:
BSc (Hons) Computing & BSc (Hons) Multimedia Computing


Other Awards within the Programme:
BSc Computing

BSc Multimedia Computing

DipHE Computing

DipHE Multimedia Computing

CerHE Computing




Reference Points:
Internal:

LSBU Mission Statement and Strategic Plan

LSBU Core Skills Policy

LSBU Academic Regulations

External:

Subject Benchmark Statement for Computing

Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (QAA, 2001)

SEEC Credit Level Descriptors 2001

British Computer Society accreditation requirements


                               0_3A96_0910 finalised on 18/01/2010 by Kalpesh Khetia (1/8)
Rationale & Aims:
This programme is intended for students who require a pathway to a professional level career in a discipline
area for which the core activity is the design and production of software artefacts. The programme has been
designed specifically with the requirements of the commercial and financial markets in mind, and
concentrates on the production of software for the business sector. The Internet Computing and Multimedia
Computing pathways are aimed more specifically at the development of software and its infrastructure for
Web based and multimedia environments, respectively. In all paths the production of artefacts that embody
engineering qualities is seen as essential to distinguish our graduates as professionals in the disciplines

The aims are that you:

   • demonstrate a sound theoretical and practical understanding of modern software tools, computer and
     communications technology, and be able to engineer software using appropriate techniques, languages
     and tools.
   • understand the role of information and the nature of information acquisition, processing and use.
   • understand the concept of a system and be able to apply the concept to achieve a holistic view of
     computer based information systems.
   • understand human ergonomics, cognition, ethnographic and social factors as they relate to an
     organisation and its environment, and their roles in the design, development and testing of computer
     systems.
   • be able to apply a rigorous and methodical approach to the problem-solving activities of information
     systems development, and display an aptitude to work to appropriate professional, legal, ethical and
     engineering standards.
   • be aware of continuing change in the professional environment and be flexible and constructive in
     adapting to such change.
   • be able to communicate technical and managerial information in a manner appropriate to the content
     and context of the message and with regard to the communication media available.
   • demonstrate, by undertaking a substantial piece of project work, an ability to engineer the solution to a
     complex computer based information oriented problem
   • show originality, independence of thought, intellectual curiosity and endeavour.
   • attain the knowledge and skills to allow him/her to progress to a specialist taught or research higher
     degree


For Multimedia Computing, the specialist nature of the course will allow you to:

   • apply the skills and knowledge from the generic points a to e above within the specialised context
     multimedia systems
   • evaluate technical and psychological issues so as to select and manipulate appropriate media and
     sequencing for a particular requirement
   • understand and have experience of the specialised interests and skills of graphic designers, and
     creative manipulators of other media, and to be able to engage in meaningful discourse.




Programme Outcomes
A: You will acquire knowledge and understanding of

   •   specialist mathematics relevant to computing, as needed to support other aspects of the course
   •   concepts and principles of software development and engineering
   •   concepts and principles of information systems analysis and design
   •   concepts and principles of computer architecture, operating systems and network design
   •   concepts and principles of the structure, organisation and management of computer based information


                                0_3A96_0910 finalised on 18/01/2010 by Kalpesh Khetia (2/8)
     systems
   • concepts and principles of usability in the design of information systems
   • [Multimedia Computing] concepts and principles of design for Multimedia products
   • concepts and principles of ethical, professional and legal standards relevant to computing and IT


B: You will develop your intellectual skills such that you are able to

   • conduct an analysis of an information system and produce a requirements specification
   • create and maintain a design for a range of types of information systems, selecting and applying an
     appropriate design methodology and notation
   • create and maintain a design for a software artefact in a range of environments, selecting and applying
     an appropriate design methodology and notation
   • [Multimedia Computing]create and maintain a design for a multimedia artefact, selecting and applying
     an appropriate design methodology and notation
   • design appropriate security based aspects of an information system
   • create and maintain a testing strategy for a software artefact, and for a complete information system,
     taking appropriate account of quality control
   • apply techniques of abstraction and decomposition to partition a problem in the information systems
     domain into appropriate manageable design components
   • critically evaluate a design or development technique with a view to adapting or improving methodology
     to suit a particular problem domain
   • apply and adapt existing knowledge to new and evolving technological developments in the field of
     computing
   • take an holistic approach to problem solving and design in information systems, applying professional
     judgement to balance risk, cost, benefit, safety, reliability, ethics and aesthetics
   • apply usability related techniques to ensure that a software design is acceptable and appropriate to the
     relevant user community
   • apply appropriate professional and ethical standards relating specifically to the information technology
     domain, and be able to debate ethical issues in IT
   • [Multimedia Computing] apply appropriate aspects of design to the manipulation and sequencing of a
     multimedia product distributed across the internet and various devices


C: You will develop your practical skills such that you are able to

   • apply appropriate modelling techniques and methodologies to the analysis and design of a range of
     types of information systems, making choices appropriate to a particular environment
   • communicate with non-specialist personnel using a range of techniques, to establish requirements,
     describe and demonstrate the product, and obtain feedback
   • communicate with specialist personnel using appropriate technical language in order to participate as a
     member of a team
   • implement a wide range of software artefacts using an appropriate range of implementation
     environments and tools
   • conduct and document a comprehensive testing process on a software artefact, using an appropriate
     testing strategy, and maintaining appropriate standards of quality control and documentation
   • interconnect the components of an information system, in terms of hardware and network technology
   • [Multimedia Computing] interconnect components of a multimedia system distributed across various
     devices and networks having due regard to non-functional issues such as performance


D: You will develop your transferable skills such that you are able to



                               0_3A96_0910 finalised on 18/01/2010 by Kalpesh Khetia (3/8)
   • understand principles of business and other non-computing disciplines, relevant to the application of
     computing technology to business and other applications
   • work as a member of a team, with appropriate non-specialist communication and inter-personal skills,
     including the use of spoken and written English
   • use basic mathematical concepts and skills, as appropriate to computing
   • manage a project with due regard to issues such as task scheduling, timeliness of delivery, team
     management etc., using basic project management techniques
   • use conventional and electronic sources to learn and research independently, in order to continually
     update professional skills and knowledge
   • understand the general principles of professional standards of conduct and ethics, and the role and
     structure of professional bodies, as appropriate to computing




Entry Requirements
In order to be considered for entry to the programme you will be need the following qualifications:-


Entry at Level 1


2 GCE A2 passes, preferably, but not exclusively, in mathematical, technical or scientific subjectsor

   • BTEC National Diploma in Computing with 6 merits in level 3 units or
   • GNVQ Advanced Information Technology with overall merit or
   • AVCE double award in Information & Communications Technology (ICT), or
   • other acceptable technical or scientific subject, at grades E/E or better or
   • AVCE single award plus 1 A2 pass in ICT, Maths, technical or scientific subjects, both at grade E or
     above or
   • other equivalent advanced qualification


At least 2 GCE AS level passes in acceptable subjects as set out above may be acceptable in lieu of ONE A2
pass, provided that the candidate has completed 2 years of study at this level




Entry to Top-Up Courses

   • Higher National Diploma in Computing, Internet Computing or Multimedia Computing with at least 3
     merits in second year units or
   • other equivalent Higher Education qualification


Mature applicants, who have relevant work experience but do not meet in full the entrance criteria set out
above, are encouraged to contact the course director for advice on alternative routes to Higher Education.




Programme Structure
Standard Course:

This programme comprises three overlapping courses; BSc Honours in Computing BSc Honours in


                                0_3A96_0910 finalised on 18/01/2010 by Kalpesh Khetia (4/8)
Multimedia Computing and BSc Honours in Internet Computing. These courses, and those in Business
Information Technology and E-Business IT, have a common first semester. This, together with commonality
between the BSc courses and those at HND and Foundation Degree level, ensures maximum flexibility for
students who may be uncertain of their exact area of interest at the time of joining.

Year 1:

   •   Computing Culture and Practice
   •   Quantitative Analysis for Computing
   •   Communications and Computer Architecture
   •   Commercial Information Systems Development
   •   Business Application Development
   •   Business Systems and Organisations
   •   Concepts of Software Development
   •   Starting Software Development with Objects


Year 2:

Common Subjects:

   •   Techniques of Systems Analysis & Design
   •   Operating Systems: Scheduling & Storage
   •   Visual Application Development
   •   Software Engineering Principles


Computing:

   •   Foundations of Multimedia
   •   Information Extraction and Databases
   •   Knowledge Based Systems & AI
   •   Operating Systems: I/O & Networking


Multimedia Computing:

   • Foundations of Multimedia

Usability for Multimedia


Mulitmedia Technologies


Interactivity & The Web

Year 3

Computing:

   • Integrated Systems Development
   • Systems and Software Engineering


                               0_3A96_0910 finalised on 18/01/2010 by Kalpesh Khetia (5/8)
   • Project
   • 4 options (see option list below)


Multimedia Computing:

   •   Integrated Systems Development
   •   Systems and Software Engineering
   •   Topics in Multimedia Computing
   •   Project
   •   3 options (see option list below)


Option List:

   •   Advanced Computer Graphics
   •   Advanced Database Developments
   •   Advanced Object-Oriented Tools and Techniques
   •   3D Graphics and Animation
   •   Digital Music and Video
   •   Digital Imaging
   •   Disributed Computer Systems
   •   Forensic Computing
   •   Human Computer Interaction
   •   Information Systems Strategy
   •   Useability Engineering
   •   Web Component Development


Options are offered subject to timetable. The option list will change to reflect the rapidly changing subject
area.

Top-Up Courses (Full Time)

The full time top-up courses are designed to run over 3 semesters (18 months).

Computing:

Year 1:

   •   Systems Methods
   •   Software Development for the Web
   •   Systems and Software Engineering
   •   Integrated Systems Development
   •   Option 1 (see option list above)
   •   Option 2 (see option list above)


Year 2:

   • Project
   • Option 3 (see option list above)
   • Option 4 (see option list above)


                                 0_3A96_0910 finalised on 18/01/2010 by Kalpesh Khetia (6/8)
Multimedia Computing:

Year 1:

   •   Systems Methods
   •   Interactivity and the Web
   •   Systems and Software Engineering
   •   Integrated Systems Development
   •   Topics in Multimedia Computing
   •   Option 1 (see option list above)


Year 2:

   • Project
   • Oprion 2 (see option list above)
   • Option 3 (see option list above)




Top-Up Courses (Part time)

The part time top-up courses are designed to run for 3 years, but may be completed, in exceptional
circumctances, in two years.

Computing:

Year 1:

   •   Systems Methods
   •   Software Development for the Web
   •   Systems and Software Engineering
   •   Integrated Systems Development


Year 2:

   •   Option 1 (see option list above)
   •   Option 2 (see option list above)
   •   Option 3 (see option list above)
   •   Option 4 (see option list above)


Year 3:

   • Project




Multimedia Computing


Year 1:


                                 0_3A96_0910 finalised on 18/01/2010 by Kalpesh Khetia (7/8)
   •   Systems Methods
   •   Interactivity and the Web
   •   Systems and Software Engineering
   •   Integrated Systems Development


Year 2:


   •   Topics in Multimedia Computing
   •   Option 1 (see option list above)
   •   Option 2 (see option list above)
   •   Option 3 (see option list above)




Year 3:

   • Project




                                 0_3A96_0910 finalised on 18/01/2010 by Kalpesh Khetia (8/8)

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Stats:
views:19
posted:3/11/2011
language:English
pages:8