If you have some experience but no formal qualification in Information Technology, or a first degree in a different subject, then this course will enable you to enter the business computing profession
Software infrastructure forms a core part of many organisations' business function, so it is vital for system developers and managers to understand how the business process and strategy shape the IT applications
You will be exposed to all aspects of modern business IT systems, including but not limited to, IT management, cloud services and their applications, service integration and human-centred design
Draw on our academics' expert knowledge, their research and recent developments in IT to gain awareness of current problems and learn to develop systematic, original and creative solutions to them
A real-world research problem of your choice will give you the opportunity to explore your particular area of interest in greater depth and you will acquire skills on how to plan your project, create and interpret IT knowledge and report to a professional standard
Benefit from a work placement, which provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain first-hand experience and apply your learning, especially if you are considering a change in career or direction.
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Data Management: The unit aims to explore modern data management applications and technologies. In particular, the unit aims to develop an understanding of data modelling and the design, implementation of data management solutions, evaluate current trends in data management and give introduction to data analytics techniques.
IT Management: Information technology (IT) is important to the activities, processes and components of all organisations. Effective managers must understand their current technologies and its effect on markets, products and services. You'll explore issues and options linked with managing information systems (IS) and IT today.
Human Centred Design: Computer-based interactive systems refers to as a spectrum of digital products, services and solutions interact with human users in business, social and global contexts. The primary success factor in implementing such systems is to involve the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process. You will learn how to design and develop such systems by applying human centred design principles and techniques and carrying out relevant activities in the planning and management to satisfy both business needs and its user requirements. It will also help you develop an understanding of interaction design process and best practices through the exposure to usability, user experience and other related fields.
Research Methods and Professional Issues: This unit will provide an overview of different research methods used to address clinical research questions. It will cover aspects of research design and how they apply to the question being asked whether the approach is quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods.
Individual Masters Project: You will develop an understanding of the characteristics and implications inherent in the solution of a complex, real-world problem within the context of a substantial, independently-conducted piece of work.