This programmehttp://www.lboro.ac.uk/prospectus/ug/courses/dept/is/wdad/index.htm, administered by the Departmenthttp://www.lboro.ac.uk/prospectus/ug/courses/dept/is/index.htm in conjunction with the Department of Computer Science, produces graduates with the skills to effectively design, develop and manage web-based information portals. The web is a rapidly developing area with collaborative Web 2.0 applications.
Understanding the underlying information infrastructure of the web is important to organisations developing web-based systems. This requires graduates with a detailed understanding of the way information is stored, retrieved and presented in web-based environments, much of this is based on information classification, taxonomies, database theory, ontologies and semantic web approaches.
The programme also teaches the technical IT skills required to develop web-based applications. Students may opt to take a salaried year out in industry between Years 2 and 3 (the sandwich option) in order to gain professional experience working on defined tasks in an information rich environment, leading to the additional qualification of the Diploma in Professional Studies.
If you take the four year sandwich option you will undertake paid professional training for twelve months during Year 3, leading to the further award of a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS). A tutor will visit you and your employer during the year and provide guidance with your assessed work.
The Department provides guidance and help in arranging a suitable placement. The placement is assessed by employer and student reports, and by a project which students undertake for their employer.
This is a new programme which in due course will be submitted to The British Computer Society (BCS) and The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) for accreditation. Other programmes in the department have been accredited by these organisations.
Emphasis is placed on encouraging your independence, study skills and your ability to contribute to group activity. Assessment varies between modules in the weighting of the coursework and examinations. Coursework assessment methods include practical projects, reports, essays, structured exercises, group presentations and work with computer systems and databases.
To achieve satisfactory progress students are expected to undertake preparation for classes and non-assessed exercises. Year 1 (Part A) 100 credits are required to proceed to Part B. Year 2 (Part B) and Year 3/4 (Part C) contribute to the final degree classification in the ratio 25:75.
BSc (Hons), BSc (Hons) Award
Full-time, Sandwich Study Mode
3 years Duration
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