Master Information Systems Development

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  • Objectives
    The course aims to develop an understanding of the core skills of systems development and of innovative developments within the industry. System analysis and the design aspects of information systems development are emphasised, in particular, web-based and object-oriented projects. The course provides you with the knowledge and skills required for working on the analysis, design and implementation of Information Systems in a commercial context. The modular structure of the course makes it more accessible for those in employment, offering a coherent course with modules that complement each other. You have access to a wide range of hardware and software, both within the department and university wide.
  • Entry requirements
    The minimum entry requirement is normally a second-class Honours Degree in a related subject such as computing, computing and information systems or business information technology. Applicants with extensive industrial experience and relevant skills may also be considered. The minimum level of information systems development skills required includes: -experience of developing applications with an object-oriented programming language -experience of developing web applications with HTML -experience of using an object-oriented analysis and design method -familiarity with the concepts of human-computer interface theory -an understanding of fundamental concepts in telecommunications and computing, including the nature of digital information and communication.
  • Academic title
    MA Information Systems Development
  • Course description
    Course structure

    The course comprises six taught modules and a final project. The taught modules are:

    -Agile Information Systems Development
    -Relational Database Development
    -Object-Oriented Information Systems Development
    -Information Systems Research and Development
    -Web-based Information Systems Development
    -Evolution and Support of Operational Information Systems

    The project provides you with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge gained from the preceding modules to the analysis, design and development to commercial standards of a small information system.

    You are assessed using a range of methods: research reports, case studies, presentations and unseen examinations.

    Career opportunities
    On completion of the course, you will be well equipped to work in the field of Information Systems in a range of areas, typically:

    -database administration
    -systems analysis, design and development
    -evolution and support of operational Information Systems

    Attendance & duration

    Full-time: one year, two days a week (Tues & Thurs)
    Part-time (day): two years, one day a week (Tues one year, Thurs the other year)

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