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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc Internet Technologies with Business Management (2017 entry)

Academic Year: 2017/18

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 Management
Programme code LLPT05/LLPT15
Length of programme 1 year up to 4 years. Consult the programme director for advice.
UCAS code N/a
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/taught/internet-tech-with-business-management/

Date at which the programme specification was published Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:20:27 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 business management, 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 201O
    • 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 management and enterprise

K3 combining technological knowledge with business management skills

K4 Internet generated business management opportunities

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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 management skills jointly in an advantageous way

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

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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 management context and thereby influence Internet technologies & service creation

P4 exploit their knowledge to develop Internet based business management 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 management opportunities in technology

T3 demonstrate technical competency with understanding of related busines management and entrepreneurial aspects

T4 generate own innovative ideas and concepts

4. Programme structure

LLP008

Collaborative project

15

1-2

C

LLP101

Internet and Communication Networks

15

1

C

LLP201

Innovation  Management

15

1

C

LLP108**

Internet of Things and applications

15

2

O

 

LLP121**

Principles of data science

15

1

O

LLP104**

Mobile broadband and wireless networks

15

1

O

 

LLP202*

Entrepreneurship

15

1

O

 

 

 

LLP105**

Media design & production

15

1

O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LLP107**

Network security

15

2

O

 

LLP109**

Introduction to programing and Matlab

15

2

O

 

LLP110**

Cloud technologies and systems

15

2

O

 

LLP111**

Media cloud applications and services

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 1 of the Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development optional modules. 

** Students must choose and complete 4 of the Institute for Digital Technologies optional modules to complete the MSc Internet Technologies with Business Management. 1 of these optional modules must be completed in semester 1 and 4 optional modules in Semester 2.

 

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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