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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc Internet and Media Clouds

Academic Year: 2015/16

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Loughborough University in London
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc
Programme title Internet and Media Clouds
Programme code LLPT02/LLP12
Length of programme 1 year up to 4 years
UCAS code N/a
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/london/internet-media-clouds/

Date at which the programme specification was published Wed, 14 Oct 2015 19:17:11 BST

1. Programme Aims

This course aims to:

  • Develop students’ knowledge and expertise in Internet and media clouds through practical application analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges in real time
  • Develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the Internet and communication networks, media clouds for storage and processing, whilst creating knowledge on how to manage increasing audio/visual user data
  • Develop students’ critical thinking to assess the development, evaluation and implementation of the future Internet architectures with media cloud structures and other related application areas
  • Use action-based learning to provide individuals and teams with employment skills essential to the digital/tech industry

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • UK Quality Code for Higher Education, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012, especially Part A: Setting and maintaining academic standards:
    • The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ), the QAA, August 2008
    • Master’s Degree Characteristics, the QAA, March 2010
    • The Higher Education Credit Framework for England, the QAA, August 2008
  • The Quality Code, Part B: Assuring and enhancing academic quality
    • Chapter B1: Programme Design, Development and Approval
    • Chapter B3: Learning and Teaching
    • Chapter B4: Enabling student development and achievement
    • Chapter B6: Assessment of students
  • Master’s Degree Subject Benchmark for Engineering, the QAA, 2015
  • UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence: The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 3rd Edition 2014.
  • UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence: Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer Standard, Engineering Council UK, 2013.
  • Proposals for National Arrangements for the Use of Academic Credit in Higher Education in England: Final Report of the Burgess Group, December 2006.
  • The Northern Ireland Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (NICATS): Principles and Guidelines, 2002.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge and systematic understanding of…

K1 Internet and media clouds and their application

K2 Internet and communication networks

K3 media clouds for usage for storage and processing

K4 Integration of media clouds into the Internet architectures

K5 Demonstrate intended learning outcomes of a complementary subject as this will help students to appreciate how such study deepens knowledge and understanding of the influence of Digital Technologies

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

C1 understand how to use the Internet and media clouds to generate innovative services

C2 critically evaluate how the Internet and media clouds can be exploited in an efficient way to serve the users

C3 combine their knowledge of Internet and media clouds as part of the process of creating Internet services and problem solving

C4 propose novel solutions in the  design of media clouds to ease the internet load and increase user satisfaction      

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

P1 exploit their deep analytical skills in developing fixed and mobile Internet systems

P2 demonstrate knowledge and skills in media clouds and their integration within the Internet systems

P3 combine the Internet and cloud systems for service creation

P4 think laterally and originally to create innovative and practical internet applications based on cloud facilities

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

T1 present their technical and communication skills and experience clearly in a manner that could be understood by a wide audience, including potential employers

T2   demonstrate a high degree of subject knowledge that would support a wide research field in Internet and media cloud areas, including those involving creativity and innovation.

T3 demonstrate comprehensive subject knowledge in Internet and media clouds

T4 generate new ideas and concepts

4. Programme structure

List compulsory and optional modules in each Part semester (Code, title, modular weight).

Code

Title

Modular Weight

Semester

C/O

LLP008

Collaborative Project

 

15

 

1

C

N/A*

Second subject module

 

15

 

1

C

LLP101

Internet and Communication Networks

15

 

1

C

LLP102

Fundamentals of multimedia signals & processing

15

 

1

C

LLP110

Cloud technologies and systems

 

15

2

C

LLP111

Media cloud applications and services

15

2

C

LLP107~

Content & network security

 

15

2

O

LLP108~

Internet of Things & Applications

 

15

2

O

LLP109~

Introduction to programing and Matlab

15

2

O

LLP501

Individual Project, Dissertation, Business Plan or Placement

60

2

C

*Students will pick a second subject from the list of nominated second subject modules (below) offered by the other LUiL Institutes in the first semester:

Second Subject Modules:

Code

Title

Modular Weight

 

Semester

C/O

LLP401

Media and Creative Industries: Critical Perspectives

15

 

1

O

LLP402

Media and Creative Industries: Contexts and Practices

15

 

1

O

LLP207

Principals of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

15

 

1

O

LLP002

Design Thinking

 

15

1

O

LLP301

Leadership Models and Practices

15

 

1

O

LLP303

Analysing and Constructing Leadership for a Sport Context

15

 

1

O

~Students must choose and complete any 2 of the 3 optional modules to complete the MSc in Internet and Media Clouds.  

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of regulation XXI.

All modules available in the Special Assessment Period (SAP) unless specified in the Module Specification.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Not Applicable.

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