- Growth area - important area for computing, business and management
- Optional Placement year
The MSc in Information Systems aims to provide a bridge between technology and management, by developing the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective practitioner in an Information Systems-rich environment. The award is appropriate for those that wish to develop their knowledge and skills in this discipline with a view to moving into Information Systems management.
This course is ideal if you want to combine current academic knowledge and skills in information systems with leading industry practice. The additional embedding of the SAP Business Suite within the curriculum means that you'll be suited to a wide range of careers within the public and private sectors when you graduate.
The course will help you to develop the skills you need to understand business, communicate effectively with others, organise, plan and develop computer systems. It introduces the SAP Business Suite and the concepts of enterprise application software.
You'll develop an understanding of how information systems fit into organisations and you'll be able to work on the management and deployment of information systems at strategic levels within any organisation.
After completing this course, you will have a good understanding of many of the challenges facing corporate business and IT and how the latest SAP products provide solutions to these challenges
Managing Emerging Technologies
This module examines the management issues presented by the emerging data technologies which support Big Data, business intelligence, enterprise systems, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud technologies.
Information Systems Management and Strategy
Learn about the development and effects of strategic planning mechanisms that meet the needs of organisations today. Using case studies, you will explore the theory and practice of both the business and technical domains.
Information Systems Analysis Modelling and Design
The module introduces you to a number of database technologies and the specification, design, development and implementation of information systems. This module also introduces you to concepts of ERP and SAP ERP.
The Research Methods module provides you with basic research training and a good grounding in research methods and techniques. It will allow you to begin research and carry out basic research projects which can be developed in the future.
Project and Change Management
This module takes a structured approach to project management (PM) that refers to several PM methods that may be found in industry while following a well-tried set of steps that make a complex subject easier to learn.
Operational and Analytical Databases
In this module, you will be research how data and the quality of data within database systems can be leveraged by organisations. You will research how data mining and data warehousing are used within leading-edge decision support, mobile, web and roaming databases.
Explore the development and operation of computer networks, communication architecture and protocol layering, and fundamental aspects of distributed systems and applications of networking.
The dissertation module is the culmination of your masters study. You will research in depth a problem area that you have identified. The problem area will be relevant to your award and will be at the forefront of technology.
Plus a choice of one of the following:
Engineering Internet Applications
This module provides in-depth, hands-on experience of designing, implementing and testing Internet applications. A practical assignment will be assessed by a report and demonstration.
Media Editing and Multimedia Applications
Explore leading edge media development technology and ideas in the area of advanced multimedia.