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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc Digital Innovation Management

Academic Year: 2020/21

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 Digital Innovation 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, 25 Jun 2020 17:15:22 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • Develop students’ knowledge and expertise in digital technologies through practical application analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges in real time
  • Develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the digital innovation 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 digital 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 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 digital technologies and innovation
  • K2 management and enterprise
  • K3 combining technological knowledge with management skills
  • K4 digital innovation management 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 digital technologies 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 digital applications and services
  • C3 demonstrate the ability to use their knowledge and experience to combine digital innovation with management skills jointly in an advantageous way
  • C4 utilise their knowledge to formulate a management case for novel digital innovation processes
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • P1 use their deep analytical skills to evaluate digital technologies
  • P2 demonstrate knowledge on how to analyse and use digital technologies in the context of service creation
  • P3 evaluate and analyse digital innovation in management context and thereby influence digital technologies and service creation
  • P4 exploit their knowledge to develop digital innovation 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 management opportunities in digital innovation and technology
  • T3 demonstrate technical competency with understanding of related management and entrepreneurial aspects
  • T4 generate own innovative ideas and concepts

4. Programme structure

Semester One

Compulsory Module (15 credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

LLP201

Innovation Management

15

Optional Modules (students should select 45 credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

LLP126

Information Management

15

LLP121**

Principles of Data Science

15

LLP202*

Entrepreneurship

15

LLP105

Media Design & production

15

LLP109

Digital Application Development

15

*If students select LLP202 Entrepreneurship, they cannot select LLP205 Intellectual Property or LLP206 Understanding Organisational Failure in Semester 2.

 Semester Two

Compulsory Module (15 credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

LLP008

Collaborative Project

15

Optional Modules (students should select 45 credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

LLP108

Internet of Things and Applications

15

LLP122**

Advanced Big Data Analytics

15

LLP110

Cloud technologies and systems

15

LLP111

Cloud applications and services

15

LLP128

Strategy and Planning

15

LLP205*

Intellectual Property

15

LLP206*

Understanding Organisational Failure

15

LLP123

Digital Technologies for Market Analysis

15

*Students who have not selected LLP202 Entrepreneurship may select EITHER LLP205 Intellectual Property or LLP206 Understanding Organisational Failure.

**Students wishing to study LLP122 Advanced Big Data Analytics must have studied LLP121 Principles of Data Science

Semester Three

Compulsory Module (60 credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

LLP503

Dissertation

60

 *Students must choose and complete 1 module from those marked with one star (*) to complete the MSc programme.

3 of these optional modules must be completed in semester 1 and 3 optional modules in semester 2. If students select LLP202 Entrepreneurship, they can select two further Digital Technologies modules in Semester 1 and cannot select any further Management modules (LLP205 or LLP206) in Semester 2. If students don’t select LLP202 Entrepreneurship and instead select three Digital Technologies modules in Semester 1, then they need to select either LLP205 or LLP206 and can take a further two digital technologies modules in Semester 2. Students cannot take more than four 15-credit modules in a 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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