Aims of the Programme
The MSc in Information Systems with Computing is an innovative programme with an integrated delivery from end-to-end covering a wide range of information systems and computing topics. The programme is designed to create a deep level of knowledge and understanding in core areas such as programming, databases, web technologies and security while also offering practical skills in contemporary topics such as data analytics, distributed systems and mobile and social computing. In addition, the programme allows students to explore the issues around the management of information technology in business and industrial contexts. The programme was designed with significant input from industry and reflects the driving ethos of DBS to provide learners with career-focused programmes to enhance graduate's employability.
Key Features of the Programme
The programme is applied in nature, delivering a graduate with practical skills and expertise to augment theoretical knowledge and understanding.
The development of analytical and problem solving abilities as well as essential managerial skills such as team working, leadership and effective communication skills.
Graduates from this programme will possess the following attributes:
•Analyse and solve practical business problems through the use of technology.
• Software design, development and engineering.
• Systems support/Administration.
• Data storage design and development.
• Software Engineering and IT project management.
• Web application development.
• Information systems design and development.
• Network design and maintenance.
• Computer systems security.
• Data Analytics.
• Business analyst.
They will also possess the following competencies:
• Excellent at building relationships and able to work with people at all levels.
• Able to work well as part of a team as well as individually in a demanding environment whilst meeting tight deadlines.
• Able to manage, organise and lead the teams.
• Highly analytical and able to derive meaning from data.
• An understanding of ethical and legislative issues of professional and research practice such as ethical committees, etc.
• Able to apply their disciplinary knowledge to real world problems and challenges.
• Excellent communicators and creative thinkers with the ability to use IS/IT skills to inform decisions.
The programme is structured in two sequential stages. Stage 1 is a wholly taught component, contributing 60 credits. Stage 2 is a supervised project, contributing 30 credits. The project component provides students with the opportunity to independently research relevant literature, to implement skills gained in the taught syllabus and also to critically analyse deliverables.
For full-time students, the taught component consists of nine modules. Successful completion of the taught component (Stage 1) allows you to move on to the Award (Stage 2).
For part-time students, Stage 1 delivery of the programme is structured over four taught semesters. During each semester, students will normally attend lectures on two evenings per week and occasional weekend workshops. Successful completion of the taught component (Stage 1) allows you to move on to the Award (Stage 2).