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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc Internet Technologies with Business

Academic Year: 2016/17

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 Technologies with Business
Programme code LLPT05/LLPT15
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-tech-business/

Date at which the programme specification was published Mon, 03 Oct 2016 16:46:01 BST

1. Programme Aims

This course aims to:

  • Develop students’ knowledge and expertise in Internet systems and technologies through practical application analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges in real time
  • Develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the Internet service businesses, including the ability to spot trends and gaps in the market and to develop ideas that respond to identified needs
  • Develop students’ critical thinking in order to evaluate the factors affecting the success of the innovation process
  • 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
  • Master’s Degree Subject Benchmark for Business and Management, the QAA, 2007
  • 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 thorough knowledge and systematic understanding of:

K1 Internet technologies

K2 business and enterprise

K3 combining technological knowledge with business skills

K4 Internet generated business opportunities

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 more effectively and also be able to examine the technical implications of various applications

C2 exploit their technical knowledge to critically analyse and develop advanced Internet applications

C3 demonstrate the ability to use their knowledge and experience to combine Internet technologies with business skills jointly in an advantageous way

C4 utilise their knowledge to formulate a business case for novel Internet based systems

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1 use their deep analytical skills to evaluate fixed and mobile Internet technologies

P2 demonstrate knowledge on how to analyse and use Internet technologies in the context of service creation

P3 evaluate and analyse Internet technologies in a business context and thereby influence Internet technologies & service creation

P4 exploit their knowledge to develop Internet based business opportunities

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1 communicate their work to a wide audience clearly

T2 identify business opportunities in technology

T3 demonstrate technical competency with understanding of related business and entrepreneurial aspects

T4 generate own innovative 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

LLP101

Internet and Communication Networks

15

 

1

C

LLP108

Internet of Things and applications

15

 

2

C

LLP102*

Fundamentals of multimedia signals and processing

15

1

O

LLP103*

 

Media processing & coding

15

 

1

O

LLP104*

Mobile broadband and wireless networks

15

1

O

LLP105*

Media applications design & QoE           

15

 

1

O

LLP106*

Advanced 3D user environments

 

15

2

O

LLP107*

Content & network security

 

15

2

O

LLP109*

Introduction to programing and Matlab

 

15

2

O

LLP201*

Innovation Management

15

 

1

O

LLP202*

Entrepreneurship

15

 

1

O

LLP203*

Funding

15

 

2

O

LLP204*

Strategy and Planning

 

15

2

O

LLP205*

Intellectual property

 

15

2

O

LLP206*

Understanding Business Failure

 

15

2

O

LLP501

Dissertation

 

60

2

C

*Students must choose and complete any 2 of the business related optional modules and any 3 of the digital technologies related optional modules to complete the MSc in Internet Technologies with Business.  2 of these modules must be completed in semester 1 and 3 in Semester 2 with one business module in semester 1 and 1 in Semester 2. 

All students taking MSc Internet Technologies with Business will be given specific guidance on optional choices to help them make the correct choice for their chosen career path.

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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