Information Systems - 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, 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

22/09/2017

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