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Developed in conjunction with employers through the Tech Partnership, a network of over 100-technology focused businesses, this course has been specifically designed to address industry demand, delivering work ready graduates with the skills and professionalism that employers are looking for.

Northumbria ranks 4th in the sector nationally and top in the North East for further study, sustained employment or both for Business and Admin Studies graduates 5 years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)

The course is a mix of four key themes:

  • An understanding of how business organisations work and what drives them
  • An understanding of how Information Technology and Information Systems work and how they can be applied to provide competitive advantage
  • An understanding of how to manage the implementation of technology projects
  • Development and practice of the interpersonal skills required for a successful career
100% of students were overall satisfied with this course (National Student Survey, 2019).

Offering an insight into the IT sector, this degree will give you an in-depth understanding of technology and the ways in which it can be used to transform organisations.

Industry engagement, opportunities to engage with business and a year-long industrial placement provide you with the industry know-how and direct experience that will prepare you for a successful management role in IT.

IT Management for Business is accredited by the Tech Partnership as a Tech Industry Gold degree, made up of a wide range of employers, ensuring that graduates are well-equipped for the workforce.

 

Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional. (British Computing Society (BCS) 2019)

 

Developed in conjunction with employers through the Tech Partnership, a network of over 100-technology focused businesses, this course has been specifically designed to address industry demand, delivering work ready graduates with the skills and professionalism that employers are looking for.

Northumbria ranks 4th in the sector nationally and top in the North East for further study, sustained employment or both for Business and Admin Studies graduates 5 years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)

The course is a mix of four key themes:

  • An understanding of how business organisations work and what drives them
  • An understanding of how Information Technology and Information Systems work and how they can be applied to provide competitive advantage
  • An understanding of how to manage the implementation of technology projects
  • Development and practice of the interpersonal skills required for a successful career
100% of students were overall satisfied with this course (National Student Survey, 2019).

Offering an insight into the IT sector, this degree will give you an in-depth understanding of technology and the ways in which it can be used to transform organisations.

Industry engagement, opportunities to engage with business and a year-long industrial placement provide you with the industry know-how and direct experience that will prepare you for a successful management role in IT.

IT Management for Business is accredited by the Tech Partnership as a Tech Industry Gold degree, made up of a wide range of employers, ensuring that graduates are well-equipped for the workforce.

 

Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional. (British Computing Society (BCS) 2019)

 

Course Information

UCAS Code
GN52

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department
Computer and Information Sciences

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2021 or September 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

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Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants shoud have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Entry Requirements 2022/23

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants shoud have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1: £9,250

EU Fee in Year 1: £16,000

International Fee in Year 1: £16,000

 

Click here for UK, EU and International Scholarships scholarship, fees, and funding information.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Insurance is a mandatory requirement for optional modules on your course, the cost is approximately £17.00.

Fees and Funding 2022/23 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1*: TBC

* The maximum tuition fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by government. Tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, these are subject to government regulations and in line with inflation.



EU Fee in Year 1: **TBC

International Fee in Year 1: TBC

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

TBC

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

KC4000 -

Relational Databases (Core,20 Credits)

This module will introduce you to the theory and practice of relational databases. You will learn about the concept of the relational model and the creation and management of relational databases, including how to develop, query and maintain the relational model in a database management system (DBMS), e.g. Oracle, MySql, Access, in an industrial/business context. This will include the generation of queries to extract data from a database and the manipulation of data in order to convert data into information. The module will also address considerations such as user access, encryption, information security and use of profiles and roles within a DBMS

The syllabus of the module will include topics such as
• Database Fundamentals: nature, purpose, use and administration aspects
• The relational database model and design (including ERD’s and similar methodologies)
• Structured Query Language (SQL)
• Relational database management system considerations
• Information security

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KC4003 -

Skills For Information Systems Professionals (Core,20 Credits)

The aim of the module is to prepare you for employment and a career as an Information Systems Professional and to introduce you to the conventions and demands of an academic institution and professional business environments.

Some of the areas that you will be introduced to are as follows:

• Time Management and Decision Making
• Business Report and essay writing
• Data, information and elementary statistics
• Sources of information and how the information and data can be effectively analysed, stored and retrieved

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KC4004 -

Introduction to Software Development (Core,20 Credits)

On this module you will learn the concepts of software development and you will be introduced to the information systems development lifecyle.

Specifically you will learn about the analysis, design, development and implementation of systems using appropriate methodologies and skills and you will develop basic programming skills using modern languages such as JAVA, .net

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KC4005 -

The Business Environment, Organisations and Management Information Systems (Core,20 Credits)

On this module you will learn about different types of organisations and the functional areas within each organisation. You will also learn about the aspects of the internal and external environment which impact on the organisation. This will include learning about analysing organisations using tools such as Porters Five Forces model and by using frameworks such as SWOT and PEST, you will be guided to understand how this information can be used to increase competitive advantage.

You will learn about how information systems are used at various levels in the organisation and how information is used and transferred between functional areas which will help you to gain an understanding about the impact of decision making at all levels of the organisation. You will also learn about the social and ethical responsibilities of an organisation.

Throughout the module you will be guided to identify various information sources and to recognise the validity and appropriateness of different sources. You will also learn to identify important aspects of information and to summarise appropriately. Throughout the module you will learn about reflecting on your own learning and development.

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KC4006 -

Managing IT Projects for Business (Core,20 Credits)

Project Management has been recognised as a key factor in the successful delivery and operation of projects. This is especially true in terms of information technology/systems projects which are notorious for being delivered over budget, late and failing to satisfy user requirements. This module aims to address the key themes of project management and will explore planning and management methods as well as the use of project management tools to aid the project manager. It will also introduce some of the basic concepts of accounting and project finance which are key when delivering projects and carrying out an investment appraisal for the business case.

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KF4009 -

Web Technologies (Core,20 Credits)

The aim of the module is to provide you with knowledge and skills in designing and implementing web applications, including appropriate technologies. You will develop web based applications in accordance to key web standards and user needs. The module will also emphasise the technical aspects of web development and will introduce web security issues. In particular, you will cover topics such as:

• Structured mark-up
• Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), including layout design using CSS
• Usability and accessibility, including user needs
• Information architecture
• Client-side processing
• Web serving
• Introduction to server-side programming
• Introduction to web related security issues

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KV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Computer and Information Sciences (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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KC5010 -

Personal and Professional Development (Core,20 Credits)

The module content is centred on student learning and development. It seeks to help you become more effective, independent and confident self-directed learners by improving your capacity to understand what you have learned, how and when you are learning, and to encourage you to monitor, reflect on, evaluate, plan and take responsibility for your own learning. In particular, the module aims to:
· develop good practice in the preparation for a career in IS/IT and business or Communications and Public Relations, both on placement and after graduating. It will include enhancement of job application, interview and presentation skills as well as CV development
· improve written and oral communication skills, including negotiation and persuasion
· introduce the student to the principles of continuous professional development and the professional bodies and codes to support this, including legal and ethical issues
· develop self and peer-assessment capabilities by involving students in the interviewing process as both interviewer and interviewee.
You will produce an e-portfolio of their best work showcasing your skills and abilities, which can be shared with prospective employers. This will also enable you to record their personal objectives and evaluate your progress towards the achievement of these objectives, thus continuously developing your career plans. This portfolio will be summatively assessed, as well as being used to give formative feedback. By using reflective practice to understand how you are learning and how to prove what you have learned, and recording this in the portfolio, you will be able to relate your skills and capabilities to employer requirements.
You will also be given practice in presenting yourself to a prospective employer, and in participating in the interviewing process.
Personal and Career Development
· Personal and Professional Development Planning theory and techniques
· Creation and maintenance of one or more e-portfolios for academic and/or job-seeking purposes
· Career development and job application skills: eg CV development, job search strategies, job application, interview preparation and technique, negotiation and persuasion Professional Issues
· Introduction to the role of the IT professional from the perspective of the organisation, including information, knowledge and expertise as organisational assets; information and knowledge management, security and privacy.
· Origins, development and roles of professional bodies (BCS, UKAIS, CIPR, etc)

Professional codes and ethical and legal considerations of the relevant industry.

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KC5011 -

Integrative Consultancy Project (Core,20 Credits)

This module is essentially a practical hands-on application of business principles. It aims to put you into the real world situation of solving problems for businesses. There are some simulated consultancy exercises; however, eventually each group of students is given a project brief from a real client and is responsible for fulfilling the consultancy requirements. This will include contacting the client to confirm and agree the initial project requirements and then working towards a deliverable that is acceptable to the client within the given time frame. This process requires the application and development of several key skills associated with project management and consultancy such as team organisation, working with others, planning and time-keeping. Many of the projects are IT driven and, therefore, students are expected to use and develop their own expertise in this area. At the end of the module, each group will be expected to present their findings in report format and to give a formal presentation for the benefit of the tutors and the client. The projects will be supplemented by lectures and seminars introducing the skills required for such consultancy and project management work especially during the first third of the module.

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KC5013 -

Application Design and Development (Core,20 Credits)

This module will extend your knowledge and proficiency in UML-based analysis & design and object-oriented software development, which includes programmed access to databases managed by other software systems. You will explore issues of component based software designs that arise in the development of interactive programs that incorporate a graphical user interface linking different software applications and at the same time to consider HCI issues.
You will go through the stages of system analysis and design using UML notation and diagrams (e.g., use-case diagrams, use-case descriptions, activity diagrams, communication diagrams, etc) and software development using a suitable object-oriented programming language.

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KC5014 -

Enterprise Project Management (Core,20 Credits)

This module builds on the introduction to Project Management from the first year. It introduces the PRINCE2 Project Management methodology providing you with an understanding of the application of the tools and techniques necessary to manage a successful IT project. The focus is on the practicalities of how to achieve “on time and on budget” delivery of successful final Product to demanding end-users, using tools and methods within framework. The PRINCE2 framework is supplemented and compared where appropriate to alternative tools, techniques and methodologies such as the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and Agile Project Management.

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KC5016 -

Integrated Enterprise Systems (Core,20 Credits)

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are the most common type of Integrated Enterprise System. “Integrated” refers to many departments and functions of the enterprise sharing the same application and data.
You will develop an appreciation of the way modern enterprises use integrated systems to achieve business benefits; an understanding of the constraints and impact of such systems on business organisations and the issues and best practices for implementing them.

The module will use the “best of breed” SAP ERP system as the framework to cover the use and implementation of such systems in today’s large businesses. The SAP ERP system is broken down into a number of functional areas. This functional structure will be used as the framework from which to introduce and discuss the theory surrounding the use and implementation of Integrated Enterprise Systems.
You will also have with practical experience in the use of such systems.

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KF5002 -

Web Programming (Core,20 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with knowledge of the principles and practice of developing dynamic, interactive web sites and applications using both server-side and client-side technologies and of issues relating to their use. This will include the retrieval and processing of structured data and its integration to create standards compliant web interfaces. The storage and manipulation of structured data, especially in relational databases, within a web based system will also be covered. A consideration of relevant security issues and methods of working with the Document Object Model (DOM) to manipulate web application interfaces will also be provided. In particular, you will cover the following topics:

• Database applications on the web and their components: database integration and database driven web based systems, database connectivity, manipulating relational database data – record insertion, updating and deletion
• Introduction to other structured data sources, e.g. XML or JSON.
• Retrieving, processing and displaying data from structured data sources to create standards compliant, device agnostic, and accessible web interfaces.
• Client-side and server-side validation of user input and other security issues. Working with user sessions
• Working with the Document Object Model (DOM) to manipulate web application interfaces.
• Asynchronous Javascript and XML (AJAX): the XMLHTTPRequest object, communicating with a web server, parsing and displaying the returned structured data.

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KV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Computer and Information Sciences (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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AT5004 -

Year in International Business (This is made up of 5 modules studied in Newcastle (Semester 1) & Amsterdam (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)

This overarching module descriptor covers the Year in International Business which is made up of 5 modules which students study in Newcastle (semester 1) and Amsterdam (semester 2).

This additional year of studies has been designed to develop students’ business awareness and their soft skills through a semester of study in the UK followed by engagement in studying in Amsterdam and working on real business projects to further enhance and develop this knowledge, skills and attributes.

Semester 1 in the UK comprises three 20-credit modules aimed at students new to business and management, which also equips the students for a semester in Amsterdam, working in teams on a “real-world”, client facing project. Of the modules studies in Semester 1 provide students with the “soft”, “analytical” and “project management” skills necessary to embark on a “real-world” client-centred consultancy project in Semester 2. In Semester 2, students will work move to Amsterdam and study two modules on Northumbria licensed premises. The first module, Group Business Consultancy Project, is a Level 5 40 credit Consultancy Project providing a supported and challenging experience with real business supervised by Northumbria and possibly Dutch academics. The final module complements the development of business knowledge and application through a contextualised consideration of International Business. This will also add to the Business Consultancy experience, thereby guaranteeing a coherent business experience.

The modules are outlined below:

Semester 1
HR9505 Managing People at Work (20 credits)
SM9511 Global Business Environment (20 credits)
AF5022 Financial Decision Making (20 credits)

Semester 2
AT5000 Digital Business (20)
AT5001 Group Business Consultancy Project (40 credits)

In semester 1, students will learn in an environment aligned to that of business students on full time programmes. A mixture of large group and small group sessions will take place. In semester 2, in accordance with the experiential learning pedagogical approach in the Business Clinic operated at Newcastle Business School, the group consultancy work will involve students working in groups, facilitated by academics but also independently and amongst their peers in collaborative project work to provide real business consultancy. Assessment has been developed in accordance with Northumbria’s Assessment for Learning principles including a broad mix of assessment appropriate to the learning outcomes being assessed and with opportunities for formative feedback.

A student who passes all modules will, on successful completion of their undergraduate programme of study, have the title “(Year in International Business UK and Amsterdam)” added to their degree award title. Students who do not pass 120 credits will have those modules that have been completed recorded on their transcript.

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KA5029 -

International Academic Exchange 1 (Optional,60 Credits)

This module is designed for all standard full-time undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment and provides you with the option to study abroad for one semester as part of your programme.

This is a 60 credit module which is available between Levels 5 and 6. You will undertake a semester of study abroad at an approved partner University where you will have access to modules from your discipline, but taught in a different learning culture. This gives you the opportunity to broaden your overall experience of learning. The structure of study will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded for an individual student on the learning agreement signed by the host University, the student, and the home University (Northumbria).

Your study abroad semester will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. It will not count towards your final degree classification but, if you pass, it is recognised in your transcript as an additional 60 credits for Engineering and Environment Study Abroad Semester.

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KA5030 -

International Academic Exchange 2 (Optional,120 Credits)

This module is designed for all standard full-time undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment and provides you with the option to study abroad for one full year as part of your programme.

This is a 120 credit module which is available between Levels 5 and 6. You will undertake a year of study abroad at an approved partner University where you will have access to modules from your discipline, but taught in a different learning culture. This gives you the opportunity to broaden your overall experience of learning. The structure of study will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded for an individual student on the learning agreement signed by the host University, the student, and the home University (Northumbria).

Your study abroad year will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. It will not count towards your final degree classification but, it is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Study Abroad module and on your degree certificate in the format – “Degree title (with Study Abroad Year)”.

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KF5000 -

Engineering and Environment Work Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)

This module is designed for all standard full-time undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment to provide you with the option to take a one year work placement as part of your programme.

You will be able to use the placement experience to develop and enhance appropriate areas of your knowledge and understanding, your intellectual and professional skills, and your personal value attributes, relevant to your programme of study, as well as accreditation bodies such as BCS, IET, IMechE, RICS, CIOB and CIBSE within the appropriate working environments. Due to its overall positive impact on employability, degree classification and graduate starting salaries, the University strongly encourages you to pursue a work placement as part of your degree programme.

This module is a Pass/Fail module so does not contribute to the classification of your degree. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year is recognised both in your transcript as a 120 credit Work Placement Module and on your degree certificate.

Your placement period will normally be full-time and must total a minimum of 40 weeks.

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KF5001 -

Engineering and Environment Work Placement Semester (Optional,60 Credits)

This module is designed for all standard full-time undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment to provide you with the option to take a one semester work placement as part of your programme.

You will be able to use the placement experience to develop and enhance appropriate areas of your knowledge and understanding, your intellectual and professional skills, and your personal value attributes, relevant to your programme of study, within the appropriate working environments. Due to its overall positive impact on employability, degree classification and graduate starting salaries, the University strongly encourages you to pursue a work placement as part of your degree programme.

This module is a Pass/Fail module so does not contribute to the classification of your degree. When taken and passed, however, the placement is recognised both in your transcript as a 60 credit Work Placement Module and on your degree certificate.

Your placement period will normally be full-time and must total a minimum of 20 weeks.

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KV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Computer and Information Sciences (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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KC6004 -

Data Security and Governance (Core,20 Credits)

This module is set in the context of today’s society and the organisations within. Social behaviour, often in the virtual environment, creates a range of ethical issues centering on information security and governance. In addition to exploring these social and ethical issues, legal and regulatory frameworks that have been developed in recent years to try to address these issues are examined. You will also learn about cybersecurity in organisations and will be introduced to a range of common threats and countermeasures. Topics include basic definitions of terminology alongside practical and theoretical frameworks to help you identify key governance and security issues, and explore potential preventative measures. You will be covering terms such as ‘governance’ and ‘cybersecurity’, frameworks which include the information life cycle, regulations and guidelines relating to professional conduct, privacy and data protection, surveillance, freedom of expression, and freedom of information and intellectual property. Cybersecurity topics will include user authentication, cloud storage, organisational security cultures, access control and encryption, social engineering, user privacy, organisational cyber-attack risk evaluation and breach reporting. Key topics are:

Organisational information and knowledge assets and Information Life Cycle
Corporate and information governance and professional conduct
Privacy, freedom of expression and surveillance
Data protection and freedom of information
Impact of globalisation on governance and security
Intellectual property
Cybersecurity and organisational security culture
Social Engineering
Attack and defence including user authentication, access control and encryption
Privacy and security in the cloud
Future of privacy and security
Cybersecurity risk evaluation and breach reporting

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KC6005 -

Smart Technologies and Agile UX design (Optional,20 Credits)

The module aim is to develop understanding of the user and their experience with smart technology applications through experimental design and testing to be able to make recommendations for improvements. To help achieve this, the module gets you to think about the bigger picture when developing experimental application tests for smart technologies; these could be changeable depending on the user environment which impact on the user and interaction with the device. This approach will help to galvanise the module aim, which will improve planning, and strategy when developing experimental test designs in order to carry out experimental testing of a specific smart technologies application, leading to recommendations for improvements to user experience and interaction design.

In particular, you will cover topics such as:

• Cultural shifts and trends in mobile devices and smart technologies.
• Techniques for analysing user behaviour and experience in specific contexts.
• Review of experimental methodologies.
• Experimental good practice.
• Design and implementation of in-context experiments to test user experience and interaction design.
• Presentation and evaluation of experimental findings.
• Making recommendations for future provision.

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KC6008 -

Business Intelligence Applications and Technology (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn the main theoretical and practical skills necessary to contribute to the design, development, use and management of effective business intelligence solutions. You will be able to conceptualise how BI technologies and data analysis contribute to the decision-making process in modern organisations and how to analyse data in a business context.

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KC6010 -

Organisations in the Information Age (Core,20 Credits)

This module introduces you to current trends in organisations and business in the twenty-first century. Topics will change as the technologies change and are adapted and applied to business and society, at present subjects considered include: telecommunications; ubiquity; wearable devices; e-learning and organisations; digital divide. You will develop an appreciation of how these topics impact upon and are incorporated into society, business and multinational industry.

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KC6012 -

Graduate Enterprise (Optional,20 Credits)

The aim of this module is to encourage the understanding and application of business and management competences as applied to small business. It will provide you with an understanding and application of competencies required to create and operate a small enterprise. You will gain a practical (learning by doing) insight into the setting up and operation of a small business, and will have a raised awareness of the self-employment opportunities that graduates can exploit, developing a critical awareness of small business creation and operation and of the enterprise economy.

You will cover topics such as:
• Small Business in the economy.
• Business idea generation.
• Entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial team.
• Business planning and finance and use of advisors.
• Marketing and market research.
• Sales for SMEs.
• Effective presentation.
• Networking.
• Public relations.
• Information and control of enterprise.
• Business growth.
• Financial outcomes and reporting.
• Legal issues.

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KF6012 -

Web Application Integration (Optional,20 Credits)

You will learn how to write robust web applications that integrate server-side and client-side technologies. For the server side you will learn how to create reusable components written in Object Oriented PHP and how to use database systems including SQLite. For the client-side you will learn how to create robust Single Page Applications (SPA) using a modern JavaScript framework such as React or AngularJS. To integrate the client and server sides you will learn how to structure data as JSON and the use of HTTP methods and approaches for interaction. You will also learn how to implement and use token-based approaches for authentication. The module will set the approaches you learn in the context of architectural concerns including maintainability, scalability, security and robustness. You will become familiar with architectural concepts including Representational State Transfer (REST), Model View Controller (MVC), and Multitier (N-tier), as well as gain an appreciation of applied object-oriented and component-based development.

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KV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Computer and Information Sciences (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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KV6003 -

Individual Computing Project (Core,40 Credits)

This module is an individual project where you have the opportunity to choose or define your own topic which will lead to you producing a significant piece of work related to the aims of your programme. To do this you will need to use and further develop skills that you have learned elsewhere in your course. You will become knowledgeable in your chosen topic including important concepts and literature and you will acquire new skills or learning (or extend existing skills or learning) that are needed to carry out the project. These could be technical skills such as a new programming language, or other knowledge and skills such as experimental methods used in your chosen area or the use of statistical techniques to analyse your results. You will also acquire or further develop skills in areas such as report writing, literature searching, research methods, data analysis, project management and personal time management.

You have the opportunity to choose between three structures for your project, including
• Software Engineering - suitable for projects whose emphasis is the construction of a piece of software (a product) for actual use or to a similar standard, following sound and thorough software engineering processes; you will be required to justify the product requirements and the tools and techniques used in support of the development.
• General - suitable for projects where an element of investigation is an important feature, and will include a significant literature review. The product may be a prototype aimed at supporting the investigation. It is also suitable for research-based projects or others whose main product is a computing deliverable other than software, e.g. a well-engineered design whose specification involves a significant element of supporting investigation of relevant literature, or a piece of computing hardware
• Investigative - for projects that carry out a significant piece of research or investigation. These projects must make use of practical computing skills related to your programme, but do not produce a substantial product.

Your project must include you undertaking practical work of some sort using computing/IT technology. This is most frequently achieved by the creation of an artefact as the focus for covering all or part of an implementation life-cycle. Projects based solely on literature review activity and/or user/market surveys are not acceptable.

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

KC4000 -

Relational Databases (Core,20 Credits)

This module will introduce you to the theory and practice of relational databases. You will learn about the concept of the relational model and the creation and management of relational databases, including how to develop, query and maintain the relational model in a database management system (DBMS), e.g. Oracle, MySql, Access, in an industrial/business context. This will include the generation of queries to extract data from a database and the manipulation of data in order to convert data into information. The module will also address considerations such as user access, encryption, information security and use of profiles and roles within a DBMS

The syllabus of the module will include topics such as
• Database Fundamentals: nature, purpose, use and administration aspects
• The relational database model and design (including ERD’s and similar methodologies)
• Structured Query Language (SQL)
• Relational database management system considerations
• Information security

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KC4003 -

Skills For Information Systems Professionals (Core,20 Credits)

The aim of the module is to prepare you for employment and a career as an Information Systems Professional and to introduce you to the conventions and demands of an academic institution and professional business environments.

Some of the areas that you will be introduced to are as follows:

• Time Management and Decision Making
• Business Report and essay writing
• Data, information and elementary statistics
• Sources of information and how the information and data can be effectively analysed, stored and retrieved

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KC4004 -

Introduction to Software Development (Core,20 Credits)

On this module you will learn the concepts of software development and you will be introduced to the information systems development lifecyle.

Specifically you will learn about the analysis, design, development and implementation of systems using appropriate methodologies and skills and you will develop basic programming skills using modern languages such as JAVA, .net

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KC4005 -

The Business Environment, Organisations and Management Information Systems (Core,20 Credits)

On this module you will learn about different types of organisations and the functional areas within each organisation. You will also learn about the aspects of the internal and external environment which impact on the organisation. This will include learning about analysing organisations using tools such as Porters Five Forces model and by using frameworks such as SWOT and PEST, you will be guided to understand how this information can be used to increase competitive advantage.

You will learn about how information systems are used at various levels in the organisation and how information is used and transferred between functional areas which will help you to gain an understanding about the impact of decision making at all levels of the organisation. You will also learn about the social and ethical responsibilities of an organisation.

Throughout the module you will be guided to identify various information sources and to recognise the validity and appropriateness of different sources. You will also learn to identify important aspects of information and to summarise appropriately. Throughout the module you will learn about reflecting on your own learning and development.

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KC4006 -

Managing IT Projects for Business (Core,20 Credits)

Project Management has been recognised as a key factor in the successful delivery and operation of projects. This is especially true in terms of information technology/systems projects which are notorious for being delivered over budget, late and failing to satisfy user requirements. This module aims to address the key themes of project management and will explore planning and management methods as well as the use of project management tools to aid the project manager. It will also introduce some of the basic concepts of accounting and project finance which are key when delivering projects and carrying out an investment appraisal for the business case.

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KF4009 -

Web Technologies (Core,20 Credits)

The aim of the module is to provide you with knowledge and skills in designing and implementing web applications, including appropriate technologies. You will develop web based applications in accordance to key web standards and user needs. The module will also emphasise the technical aspects of web development and will introduce web security issues. In particular, you will cover topics such as:

• Structured mark-up
• Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), including layout design using CSS
• Usability and accessibility, including user needs
• Information architecture
• Client-side processing
• Web serving
• Introduction to server-side programming
• Introduction to web related security issues

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KV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Computer and Information Sciences (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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KC5010 -

Personal and Professional Development (Core,20 Credits)

The module content is centred on student learning and development. It seeks to help you become more effective, independent and confident self-directed learners by improving your capacity to understand what you have learned, how and when you are learning, and to encourage you to monitor, reflect on, evaluate, plan and take responsibility for your own learning. In particular, the module aims to:
· develop good practice in the preparation for a career in IS/IT and business or Communications and Public Relations, both on placement and after graduating. It will include enhancement of job application, interview and presentation skills as well as CV development
· improve written and oral communication skills, including negotiation and persuasion
· introduce the student to the principles of continuous professional development and the professional bodies and codes to support this, including legal and ethical issues
· develop self and peer-assessment capabilities by involving students in the interviewing process as both interviewer and interviewee.
You will produce an e-portfolio of their best work showcasing your skills and abilities, which can be shared with prospective employers. This will also enable you to record their personal objectives and evaluate your progress towards the achievement of these objectives, thus continuously developing your career plans. This portfolio will be summatively assessed, as well as being used to give formative feedback. By using reflective practice to understand how you are learning and how to prove what you have learned, and recording this in the portfolio, you will be able to relate your skills and capabilities to employer requirements.
You will also be given practice in presenting yourself to a prospective employer, and in participating in the interviewing process.
Personal and Career Development
· Personal and Professional Development Planning theory and techniques
· Creation and maintenance of one or more e-portfolios for academic and/or job-seeking purposes
· Career development and job application skills: eg CV development, job search strategies, job application, interview preparation and technique, negotiation and persuasion Professional Issues
· Introduction to the role of the IT professional from the perspective of the organisation, including information, knowledge and expertise as organisational assets; information and knowledge management, security and privacy.
· Origins, development and roles of professional bodies (BCS, UKAIS, CIPR, etc)

Professional codes and ethical and legal considerations of the relevant industry.

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KC5011 -

Integrative Consultancy Project (Core,20 Credits)

This module is essentially a practical hands-on application of business principles. It aims to put you into the real world situation of solving problems for businesses. There are some simulated consultancy exercises; however, eventually each group of students is given a project brief from a real client and is responsible for fulfilling the consultancy requirements. This will include contacting the client to confirm and agree the initial project requirements and then working towards a deliverable that is acceptable to the client within the given time frame. This process requires the application and development of several key skills associated with project management and consultancy such as team organisation, working with others, planning and time-keeping. Many of the projects are IT driven and, therefore, students are expected to use and develop their own expertise in this area. At the end of the module, each group will be expected to present their findings in report format and to give a formal presentation for the benefit of the tutors and the client. The projects will be supplemented by lectures and seminars introducing the skills required for such consultancy and project management work especially during the first third of the module.

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KC5013 -

Application Design and Development (Core,20 Credits)

This module will extend your knowledge and proficiency in UML-based analysis & design and object-oriented software development, which includes programmed access to databases managed by other software systems. You will explore issues of component based software designs that arise in the development of interactive programs that incorporate a graphical user interface linking different software applications and at the same time to consider HCI issues.
You will go through the stages of system analysis and design using UML notation and diagrams (e.g., use-case diagrams, use-case descriptions, activity diagrams, communication diagrams, etc) and software development using a suitable object-oriented programming language.

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KC5014 -

Enterprise Project Management (Core,20 Credits)

This module builds on the introduction to Project Management from the first year. It introduces the PRINCE2 Project Management methodology providing you with an understanding of the application of the tools and techniques necessary to manage a successful IT project. The focus is on the practicalities of how to achieve “on time and on budget” delivery of successful final Product to demanding end-users, using tools and methods within framework. The PRINCE2 framework is supplemented and compared where appropriate to alternative tools, techniques and methodologies such as the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and Agile Project Management.

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KC5016 -

Integrated Enterprise Systems (Core,20 Credits)

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are the most common type of Integrated Enterprise System. “Integrated” refers to many departments and functions of the enterprise sharing the same application and data.
You will develop an appreciation of the way modern enterprises use integrated systems to achieve business benefits; an understanding of the constraints and impact of such systems on business organisations and the issues and best practices for implementing them.

The module will use the “best of breed” SAP ERP system as the framework to cover the use and implementation of such systems in today’s large businesses. The SAP ERP system is broken down into a number of functional areas. This functional structure will be used as the framework from which to introduce and discuss the theory surrounding the use and implementation of Integrated Enterprise Systems.
You will also have with practical experience in the use of such systems.

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KF5002 -

Web Programming (Core,20 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with knowledge of the principles and practice of developing dynamic, interactive web sites and applications using both server-side and client-side technologies and of issues relating to their use. This will include the retrieval and processing of structured data and its integration to create standards compliant web interfaces. The storage and manipulation of structured data, especially in relational databases, within a web based system will also be covered. A consideration of relevant security issues and methods of working with the Document Object Model (DOM) to manipulate web application interfaces will also be provided. In particular, you will cover the following topics:

• Database applications on the web and their components: database integration and database driven web based systems, database connectivity, manipulating relational database data – record insertion, updating and deletion
• Introduction to other structured data sources, e.g. XML or JSON.
• Retrieving, processing and displaying data from structured data sources to create standards compliant, device agnostic, and accessible web interfaces.
• Client-side and server-side validation of user input and other security issues. Working with user sessions
• Working with the Document Object Model (DOM) to manipulate web application interfaces.
• Asynchronous Javascript and XML (AJAX): the XMLHTTPRequest object, communicating with a web server, parsing and displaying the returned structured data.

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KV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Computer and Information Sciences (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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AT5004 -

Year in International Business (This is made up of 5 modules studied in Newcastle (Semester 1) & Amsterdam (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)

This overarching module descriptor covers the Year in International Business which is made up of 5 modules which students study in Newcastle (semester 1) and Amsterdam (semester 2).

This additional year of studies has been designed to develop students’ business awareness and their soft skills through a semester of study in the UK followed by engagement in studying in Amsterdam and working on real business projects to further enhance and develop this knowledge, skills and attributes.

Semester 1 in the UK comprises three 20-credit modules aimed at students new to business and management, which also equips the students for a semester in Amsterdam, working in teams on a “real-world”, client facing project. Of the modules studies in Semester 1 provide students with the “soft”, “analytical” and “project management” skills necessary to embark on a “real-world” client-centred consultancy project in Semester 2. In Semester 2, students will work move to Amsterdam and study two modules on Northumbria licensed premises. The first module, Group Business Consultancy Project, is a Level 5 40 credit Consultancy Project providing a supported and challenging experience with real business supervised by Northumbria and possibly Dutch academics. The final module complements the development of business knowledge and application through a contextualised consideration of International Business. This will also add to the Business Consultancy experience, thereby guaranteeing a coherent business experience.

The modules are outlined below:

Semester 1
HR9505 Managing People at Work (20 credits)
SM9511 Global Business Environment (20 credits)
AF5022 Financial Decision Making (20 credits)

Semester 2
AT5000 Digital Business (20)
AT5001 Group Business Consultancy Project (40 credits)

In semester 1, students will learn in an environment aligned to that of business students on full time programmes. A mixture of large group and small group sessions will take place. In semester 2, in accordance with the experiential learning pedagogical approach in the Business Clinic operated at Newcastle Business School, the group consultancy work will involve students working in groups, facilitated by academics but also independently and amongst their peers in collaborative project work to provide real business consultancy. Assessment has been developed in accordance with Northumbria’s Assessment for Learning principles including a broad mix of assessment appropriate to the learning outcomes being assessed and with opportunities for formative feedback.

A student who passes all modules will, on successful completion of their undergraduate programme of study, have the title “(Year in International Business UK and Amsterdam)” added to their degree award title. Students who do not pass 120 credits will have those modules that have been completed recorded on their transcript.

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KA5029 -

International Academic Exchange 1 (Optional,60 Credits)

This module is designed for all standard full-time undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment and provides you with the option to study abroad for one semester as part of your programme.

This is a 60 credit module which is available between Levels 5 and 6. You will undertake a semester of study abroad at an approved partner University where you will have access to modules from your discipline, but taught in a different learning culture. This gives you the opportunity to broaden your overall experience of learning. The structure of study will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded for an individual student on the learning agreement signed by the host University, the student, and the home University (Northumbria).

Your study abroad semester will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. It will not count towards your final degree classification but, if you pass, it is recognised in your transcript as an additional 60 credits for Engineering and Environment Study Abroad Semester.

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KA5030 -

International Academic Exchange 2 (Optional,120 Credits)

This module is designed for all standard full-time undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment and provides you with the option to study abroad for one full year as part of your programme.

This is a 120 credit module which is available between Levels 5 and 6. You will undertake a year of study abroad at an approved partner University where you will have access to modules from your discipline, but taught in a different learning culture. This gives you the opportunity to broaden your overall experience of learning. The structure of study will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded for an individual student on the learning agreement signed by the host University, the student, and the home University (Northumbria).

Your study abroad year will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. It will not count towards your final degree classification but, it is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Study Abroad module and on your degree certificate in the format – “Degree title (with Study Abroad Year)”.

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KF5000 -

Engineering and Environment Work Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)

This module is designed for all standard full-time undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment to provide you with the option to take a one year work placement as part of your programme.

You will be able to use the placement experience to develop and enhance appropriate areas of your knowledge and understanding, your intellectual and professional skills, and your personal value attributes, relevant to your programme of study, as well as accreditation bodies such as BCS, IET, IMechE, RICS, CIOB and CIBSE within the appropriate working environments. Due to its overall positive impact on employability, degree classification and graduate starting salaries, the University strongly encourages you to pursue a work placement as part of your degree programme.

This module is a Pass/Fail module so does not contribute to the classification of your degree. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year is recognised both in your transcript as a 120 credit Work Placement Module and on your degree certificate.

Your placement period will normally be full-time and must total a minimum of 40 weeks.

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KF5001 -

Engineering and Environment Work Placement Semester (Optional,60 Credits)

This module is designed for all standard full-time undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment to provide you with the option to take a one semester work placement as part of your programme.

You will be able to use the placement experience to develop and enhance appropriate areas of your knowledge and understanding, your intellectual and professional skills, and your personal value attributes, relevant to your programme of study, within the appropriate working environments. Due to its overall positive impact on employability, degree classification and graduate starting salaries, the University strongly encourages you to pursue a work placement as part of your degree programme.

This module is a Pass/Fail module so does not contribute to the classification of your degree. When taken and passed, however, the placement is recognised both in your transcript as a 60 credit Work Placement Module and on your degree certificate.

Your placement period will normally be full-time and must total a minimum of 20 weeks.

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KV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Computer and Information Sciences (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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KC6004 -

Data Security and Governance (Core,20 Credits)

This module is set in the context of today’s society and the organisations within. Social behaviour, often in the virtual environment, creates a range of ethical issues centering on information security and governance. In addition to exploring these social and ethical issues, legal and regulatory frameworks that have been developed in recent years to try to address these issues are examined. You will also learn about cybersecurity in organisations and will be introduced to a range of common threats and countermeasures. Topics include basic definitions of terminology alongside practical and theoretical frameworks to help you identify key governance and security issues, and explore potential preventative measures. You will be covering terms such as ‘governance’ and ‘cybersecurity’, frameworks which include the information life cycle, regulations and guidelines relating to professional conduct, privacy and data protection, surveillance, freedom of expression, and freedom of information and intellectual property. Cybersecurity topics will include user authentication, cloud storage, organisational security cultures, access control and encryption, social engineering, user privacy, organisational cyber-attack risk evaluation and breach reporting. Key topics are:

Organisational information and knowledge assets and Information Life Cycle
Corporate and information governance and professional conduct
Privacy, freedom of expression and surveillance
Data protection and freedom of information
Impact of globalisation on governance and security
Intellectual property
Cybersecurity and organisational security culture
Social Engineering
Attack and defence including user authentication, access control and encryption
Privacy and security in the cloud
Future of privacy and security
Cybersecurity risk evaluation and breach reporting

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KC6005 -

Smart Technologies and Agile UX design (Optional,20 Credits)

The module aim is to develop understanding of the user and their experience with smart technology applications through experimental design and testing to be able to make recommendations for improvements. To help achieve this, the module gets you to think about the bigger picture when developing experimental application tests for smart technologies; these could be changeable depending on the user environment which impact on the user and interaction with the device. This approach will help to galvanise the module aim, which will improve planning, and strategy when developing experimental test designs in order to carry out experimental testing of a specific smart technologies application, leading to recommendations for improvements to user experience and interaction design.

In particular, you will cover topics such as:

• Cultural shifts and trends in mobile devices and smart technologies.
• Techniques for analysing user behaviour and experience in specific contexts.
• Review of experimental methodologies.
• Experimental good practice.
• Design and implementation of in-context experiments to test user experience and interaction design.
• Presentation and evaluation of experimental findings.
• Making recommendations for future provision.

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KC6008 -

Business Intelligence Applications and Technology (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn the main theoretical and practical skills necessary to contribute to the design, development, use and management of effective business intelligence solutions. You will be able to conceptualise how BI technologies and data analysis contribute to the decision-making process in modern organisations and how to analyse data in a business context.

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KC6010 -

Organisations in the Information Age (Core,20 Credits)

This module introduces you to current trends in organisations and business in the twenty-first century. Topics will change as the technologies change and are adapted and applied to business and society, at present subjects considered include: telecommunications; ubiquity; wearable devices; e-learning and organisations; digital divide. You will develop an appreciation of how these topics impact upon and are incorporated into society, business and multinational industry.

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KC6012 -

Graduate Enterprise (Optional,20 Credits)

The aim of this module is to encourage the understanding and application of business and management competences as applied to small business. It will provide you with an understanding and application of competencies required to create and operate a small enterprise. You will gain a practical (learning by doing) insight into the setting up and operation of a small business, and will have a raised awareness of the self-employment opportunities that graduates can exploit, developing a critical awareness of small business creation and operation and of the enterprise economy.

You will cover topics such as:
• Small Business in the economy.
• Business idea generation.
• Entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial team.
• Business planning and finance and use of advisors.
• Marketing and market research.
• Sales for SMEs.
• Effective presentation.
• Networking.
• Public relations.
• Information and control of enterprise.
• Business growth.
• Financial outcomes and reporting.
• Legal issues.

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KF6012 -

Web Application Integration (Optional,20 Credits)

You will learn how to write robust web applications that integrate server-side and client-side technologies. For the server side you will learn how to create reusable components written in Object Oriented PHP and how to use database systems including SQLite. For the client-side you will learn how to create robust Single Page Applications (SPA) using a modern JavaScript framework such as React or AngularJS. To integrate the client and server sides you will learn how to structure data as JSON and the use of HTTP methods and approaches for interaction. You will also learn how to implement and use token-based approaches for authentication. The module will set the approaches you learn in the context of architectural concerns including maintainability, scalability, security and robustness. You will become familiar with architectural concepts including Representational State Transfer (REST), Model View Controller (MVC), and Multitier (N-tier), as well as gain an appreciation of applied object-oriented and component-based development.

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KV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Computer and Information Sciences (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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KV6003 -

Individual Computing Project (Core,40 Credits)

This module is an individual project where you have the opportunity to choose or define your own topic which will lead to you producing a significant piece of work related to the aims of your programme. To do this you will need to use and further develop skills that you have learned elsewhere in your course. You will become knowledgeable in your chosen topic including important concepts and literature and you will acquire new skills or learning (or extend existing skills or learning) that are needed to carry out the project. These could be technical skills such as a new programming language, or other knowledge and skills such as experimental methods used in your chosen area or the use of statistical techniques to analyse your results. You will also acquire or further develop skills in areas such as report writing, literature searching, research methods, data analysis, project management and personal time management.

You have the opportunity to choose between three structures for your project, including
• Software Engineering - suitable for projects whose emphasis is the construction of a piece of software (a product) for actual use or to a similar standard, following sound and thorough software engineering processes; you will be required to justify the product requirements and the tools and techniques used in support of the development.
• General - suitable for projects where an element of investigation is an important feature, and will include a significant literature review. The product may be a prototype aimed at supporting the investigation. It is also suitable for research-based projects or others whose main product is a computing deliverable other than software, e.g. a well-engineered design whose specification involves a significant element of supporting investigation of relevant literature, or a piece of computing hardware
• Investigative - for projects that carry out a significant piece of research or investigation. These projects must make use of practical computing skills related to your programme, but do not produce a substantial product.

Your project must include you undertaking practical work of some sort using computing/IT technology. This is most frequently achieved by the creation of an artefact as the focus for covering all or part of an implementation life-cycle. Projects based solely on literature review activity and/or user/market surveys are not acceptable.

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Information Technology Management for Business BSc (Hons)

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of online and face to face teaching due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Students will be required to attend campus as far as restrictions allow. Contact time will increase as restrictions ease, or decrease, potentially to a full online offer, should restrictions increase.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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