Information Management and Computing BSc (Hons)
Programme Description Combining information, computing and ergonomics, this programme is designed to meet the growing demand for graduates with a background of information handling and computing. The programme offers an integrated approach to all forms of human-computer interaction with special emphasis on automated handling and information management. Aims The aims of this programme are to: 1. Meet the challenges of communication management 2. Meet the demands of the new information age 3. Meet the challenges of the new electronic media 4. Make a contribution to life-long learning Academic and Professional Objectives To give a broad professional education and training in basic professional and management skills which will enable a graduate to enter confidently into work in the information and computing professions. To provide an understanding of the nature of information in all its forms, its generation, communication, subject analysis and description, storage, retrieval, manipulation, value and use. To provide a knowledge of the environments in which information is used, especially in industrial, commercial and academic contexts, and an understanding of the information needs and information-seeking behaviours of individuals and organisations. To provide a knowledge of the computing systems and technologies by which information is handled, the sources from which it is available, and the necessary skills to useit confidently and competently. To introduce the theory and practice of research as it is applied in the field of information, computing studies and cognate subjects. Employment Results Employment statistics for IMC graduates are very good with past graduates finding employment with organisations such as IBM (UK) Ltd, BT, Fujitsu, Unilever, J P Morgan and American Express. Graduate job titles have included Project Manager, Business Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Network Support Engineer and Information Manager. Many IMC graduates also go on to further study. The opportunities for IMC graduates are excellent. Graduate Profile Steve Clayton graduated in 1996. He did a sandwich year placement with SmithKline Beecham; his first job was as the Intranet Manager with Zeneca Pharmaceuticals; he is now a Systems Engineer at Microsoft UK. Entry Requirements This programme requires students to have acquired a minimum of 280 points (BBC) in three A-level subjects. General Studies is accepted. BTEC, GNVQ, ACCESS, International Baccalaureate, Irish, Scottish and other qualifications will be considered individually by the Admissions Tutor. Mature students are strongly encouraged to apply. Teaching Methods The programme is taught by a combination of lectures, tutorials and practicals, including group work. Students are expected to contribute to tutorials and to use library and computer facilities to support and broaden their learning. Assessment methods normally consist of practical projects, reports, structured exercises, essays and examinations. To achieve satisfactory progress on certain modules, students may also have to prepare for classes and non-assessed exercises. Pre-programme Experience It is desirable to have keyboarding skills as, although this is not a prerequisite, students who have some experience usually progress more rapidly on some aspects of the programme than those who do not.
BSc (Hons) Award
Full-time, Sandwich Study Mode
4 years Duration

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