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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc Internet Media Clouds with Business

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 Media Clouds with Business
Programme code LLPT04/LLP14
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-business/

Date at which the programme specification was published Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:18:48 BST

1. Programme Aims

This course aims to:

  • Develop students’ knowledge and expertise in Internet and media cloud development and their application in current and future business models
  • 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 future Internet architectures with media cloud structures and other related application areas
  • 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 a thorough knowledge and systematic understanding of:

K1 Internet and media clouds

K2 business and enterprise

K3 how technological knowledge can be combined with business skills

K4 business opportunities presented by the use of Internet media clouds

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 in terms of communication and resource management, and  be able to understand the implications of various applications

C2 examining technological aspects of combining the Internet and media clouds for service generation

C3 employ Internet and media clouds technologies and business skills jointly

C4 apply their knowledge to adapt existing and create new internet and media clouds applications that can have business value

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1 exploit their deep analytical knowledge in the development of fixed and mobile Internet systems

P2 utilise their thorough knowledge of media clouds  and their integration within the Internet layer

P3 analyse and evaluate the interaction between business and technology in the context of Internet media clouds technology

P4 create and assess novel Internet business ideas

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1 demonstrate business and technical skills in Internet media clouds

T2 identify business opportunities in technology

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

T4 demonstrate the ability to generate new ideas and present these to a wide audience

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

LLP110

Cloud technologies and systems           

15

 

2

C

LLP111

Media cloud applications and services

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

LLP107*

Content & network security

 

15

2

O

LLP108*

Internet of Things and Applications

 

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 2 of the digital technologies related optional modules to complete the MSc in Internet Media Clouds with Business taking a maximum of 4 modules in each semester.

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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