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The aim of this course is to show the need to consider information security threats and their subsequent audit and control at mnagement level within an organisation.


In order to fully exploit the advantages that Information Systems available to organisations, students need to understand their strategic importance and their effective management. The aim of the course is to provide students with sufficient knowledge to contribute to the development of Information Systems planning, implementation and management that will function as an integral part of the organisation's approach to its strategic development.

To give students an understanding of the concepts of object-oriented programming using Java. This will enable students to develop object-oriented programming skills.

The aim of this course is to show the need to consider information security threats and their subsequent audit and control at mnagement level within an organisation.

The course aims to provide students with skills for planning, coordinating and controlling information system projects.

An engineering approach for building enterprise-wide systems requires methods and tools to ensure that systems are built and integrated in the most effective way. In order to fully utilise corporate data a system must be well designed and well understood. This course will develop all aspects of designing an information system by using a CASE tool. Tools for Object Oriented design and Structured design will be used. To be able to use these tools creatively the student will need a sound knowledge of the techniques and methods employed in thedesign of information systems. The course will also concentrate on business process modelling and modelling and automation of the work flow.

In order to be able to operate as a security practitioner or auditor, students must understand how to manage security within the organisation. The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge of methods for managing security to a recognised international standard e.g. ISO17799/ISO27001 and understand real-world issues that potential practitioners need to be aware of.

This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to carry out an individual piece of supervised work which reflects their programme area and is at, or informed by, the forefront of their academic discipline.

Business, industry and commercial enterprise, as prospective employers also require that MSc graduates have a range of transferable skills. Such skills include being able to work independently, solve complex problems, organise their learning and work, and undertake and successfully complete projects running over several months. All of these activities should be performed by a student in an autonomous fashion, with some direction but minimal direct help from her/his supervisor(s), and must be completed to a specified deadline. Employers also expect MSc holders to be able to evaluate their own work in the context of other related work, and draw and present their conclusions both orally and in the form of a cogent, well-written and well-presented report.

Additionally, a Masters course should equip students to pursue a research programme, such as M.Phil. Or PhD which requires that an applicant be able to select a research topic, read and evaluate relevant literature, select appropriate research methods/tools, conduct the research and present their findings supported by rigorous discussion in a thesis.

The project may include the design and development of a software or hardware product (or artefact) or involve an in depth investigation of a relevant technical issue in the right subject area with clearly defined questions, metrics and solution criteria using appropriate tools and techniques.

To give students an understanding of the concepts of object-oriented programming using Java. This will enable students to develop object-oriented programming skills.

The aim of this course is to understand the strengths, weaknesses and limitations of methods for information systems development. It explores the relationship between data, information and knowledge and the way macro and micro culture affects the system model and the success or failure of the resulting information system. It critically examines a number of 'soft' development approaches and how they add to the systems development process.

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