Information and Process Systems Engineering - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Information and Process Systems Engineering

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Information and Process Systems Engineering
PGCert Information and Process Systems Engineering

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PFZ61001 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PFZ61002 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

H830, I200, H710H830, I200, H710

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Chemical and Process Engineering

Programme Leader

CECELJA F Dr (Chm Proc Eng)

Date of production/revision of spec

11/09/2017

Educational aims of the programme

The primary aims are achieved through a balanced, multi-disciplinary curriculum with a core of information systems engineering modules and decision-making and process systems engineering modules as well as a flexible element by way of elective modules that permit students to pursue an element of specialisation relevant to their backgrounds, interests and/or career aspirations. An integrated approach is taken so as to provide a coherent view that explores the interrelationships between the various components of the programme. The programme draws on the stimulus of recent research activities in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. The programme provides the students with the basis for developing their own approach to learning and personal development.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
State-of-the-art knowledge in information and process technologies, in terms of: The sources, technologies, systems, performance, and applications in information and process engineering K
State-of-the-art knowledge in information and process technologies, in terms of: Approaches to the assessment of information and process technologies; K
State-of-the-art knowledge in information and process technologies, in terms of: Decision making in complex systems K
State-of-the-art knowledge in information and process technologies, in terms of: Optimisation and operations research K
State-of-the-art knowledge in information and process technologies, in terms of: Technical systems modelling K
State-of-the-art knowledge in information and process technologies, in terms of: Databases and data protection K
State-of-the-art knowledge in information and process technologies, in terms of: Representation of design processes K
State-of-the-art knowledge in information and process technologies, in terms of: Systematic approaches to observing organisational data security processes K
State-of-the-art knowledge in information and process technologies, in terms of: Understanding research issues K
State-of-the-art knowledge in information and process technologies, in terms of: Literature studies and research planning K
State-of-the-art knowledge in information and process technologies, in terms of: Experimental planning K
State-of-the-art knowledge in information and process technologies, in terms of: Communication of research outcomes K
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects (MSc): Design of decision-support systems K
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects (MSc): Development of databases, ontologies and agent-based architectures K
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects (MSc): Information technology and security K
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects (MSc): Process modelling and simulation K
The programme aims to strengthen cognitive skills of the students, particularly in the aspects of problem definition, knowledge and information acquiring, synthesis, and creativity, as collectively demonstrable through the successful completion of the research dissertation. The key learning outcomes include the abilities to: Select, define and focus upon an issue at an appropriate level (MSc, PGDip and PGCert) C
The programme aims to strengthen cognitive skills of the students, particularly in the aspects of problem definition, knowledge and information acquiring, synthesis, and creativity, as collectively demonstrable through the successful completion of the research dissertation. The key learning outcomes include the abilities to: Collect and digest knowledge and information selectively and independently to support a particular scientific or engineering enquiry (MSc, PGDip) C
The programme aims to strengthen cognitive skills of the students, particularly in the aspects of problem definition, knowledge and information acquiring, synthesis, and creativity, as collectively demonstrable through the successful completion of the research dissertation. The key learning outcomes include the abilities to: Develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies for analysing the issue, developing solutions, recommendations and logical conclusions, and for evaluating the results of own or other's work (MSc). C
The programme primarily aims to develop skills for applying appropriate methods to analyse, develop, and assess information and process. The key learning outcomes include the abilities to: Assess the available information and process and their interaction (MSc, PGDip and PGCert) P
The programme primarily aims to develop skills for applying appropriate methods to analyse, develop, and assess information and process. The key learning outcomes include the abilities to: Design and select appropriate collection and storage, and optimise and evaluate system design (MSc, PGDip) P
The programme primarily aims to develop skills for applying appropriate methods to analyse, develop, and assess information and process. The key learning outcomes include the abilities to: Apply generic systems engineering methods such as conceptual design and optimization to facilitate the assessment and development of information, information security and process technologies and systems (MSc, PGDip and PGCert). P
The programme aims to strengthen a range of transferable skills that are relevant to the needs of existing and future professionals in knowledge intensive industries irrespective of their sector of operation. The key learning outcomes include the further development of the skills in the following areas: Preparation and delivery of communication and presentation (MSc, PGDip and PGCert) T
The programme aims to strengthen a range of transferable skills that are relevant to the needs of existing and future professionals in knowledge intensive industries irrespective of their sector of operation. The key learning outcomes include the further development of the skills in the following areas:Report and essay writing (MSc, PGDip and PGCert) T
The programme aims to strengthen a range of transferable skills that are relevant to the needs of existing and future professionals in knowledge intensive industries irrespective of their sector of operation. The key learning outcomes include the further development of the skills in the following areas: Use of general and professional computing tools (MSc, PGDip and PGCert) T
The programme aims to strengthen a range of transferable skills that are relevant to the needs of existing and future professionals in knowledge intensive industries irrespective of their sector of operation. The key learning outcomes include the further development of the skills in the following areas: Collaborative working with team members (MSc, PGDip and PGCert) T
The programme aims to strengthen a range of transferable skills that are relevant to the needs of existing and future professionals in knowledge intensive industries irrespective of their sector of operation. The key learning outcomes include the further development of the skills in the following areas: Organizing and planning of work (MSc, PGDip and PGCert) T
The programme aims to strengthen a range of transferable skills that are relevant to the needs of existing and future professionals in knowledge intensive industries irrespective of their sector of operation. The key learning outcomes include the further development of the skills in the following areas: Research into new areas, particularly in the aspect of literature review and skills acquisition (MSc, PGDip and PGCert). T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ Level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ Level 6.

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ Level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.