Information Systems MSc - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Information Systems

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Information Systems
PGCert Information Systems

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PGA61002 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PGA61003 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

I200

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Computing (Master)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Computer Science

Programme Leader

GILLAM L Dr (Computer Sci)

Date of production/revision of spec

17/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

To prepare students for a range of computing related careers

To enable students to understand, design and apply information systems and software development technologies

To enable students to develop interest and basic skills for doing research in computer science

To enable students to realise their full potential for learning and communication

To enable students to appreciate rapid innovation and creativity in computer science

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
The principles of information systems and software development K PGDip, MSc
The principles and applications of contents technologies K PGDip, MSc
The practice of information systems and software development K PGDip, MSc
The professional issues involved in the exploitation of computing K PGDip, MSc
The areas of emergent and innovative computing technologies K PGDip, MSc
The key research issues in information and software systems K MSc
Understand and articulate the requirements of the users of software systems / applications C PGDip, MSc
Succinctly present, to a range of audience, knowledge relevant to the building, testing and deployment of a system C PGDip, MSc
Research and develop solutions through the application of systems analysis / software engineering methods C MSc
To specify, design and develop software systems and applications P PGDip, MSc
The ability to critically evaluate software systems and tools P PGDip, MSc
To work as a member of a development team P PGDip, MSc
To communicate with potential and actual users and to understand their needs P PGDip, MSc
Information retrieval skills P PGDip, MSc
Analyse data and present information in appropriate ways P MSc
Plan, research, manage and implement a major project P
Research and information retrieval skills T PGDip, MSc
Numeracy in both understanding and presenting cases involving a quantitative dimension T PGDip, MSc
Time management and organisational skills T PGDip, MSc
Self-learning skills T PGDip, MSc
Effective use of specialist IT facilities T PGDip, MSc
Continuing professional development T PGDip, MSc

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

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

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.