The course provides a professionally relevant postgraduate programme developing competencies in technology and how technology may serve the purposes of management.
Modules in project management, with an emphasis on technology and risk, establish fundamental skills before moving on to address the increasingly important information security. Aspects of social computing are covered as well as key information management tools. Students will be required to undertake a team-based software development project. Broadening options exist within geospatial and data analysis. All students will be required to undertake a technology dissertation.
Graduates from this programme will be well equipped to perform well in the modern workplace where technology is ubiquitous and essential to maintain the competitive edge.
Learning & Teaching
Lectures are a major part of the teaching strategy for the programme.
Modular Subject Tutorials
Tutorials are meetings of a student or group of students with a lecturer or lecturers and are used in two ways within the programme:
- expanding upon material covered in lectures through an enquiry-driven problem-solving approach
- remedial work to overcome any deficiencies in a student’s background knowledge.
Seminars involve a student or students presenting previously prepared work to peers and a lecturer. This strategy is used to extend specific theoretical or practical concepts as well as introducing problem solving exercises. Seminars are used in most modules and provide students with valuable experience in presentational skills as well as providing staff with a method of assessing student-centred learning.
In these classes, students are able to practise and refine their skills in a supportive environment where they can receive feedback from a member of academic staff. Practical workshops represent a valuable transition between theory and the workplace.
Case studies are a teaching and learning strategy, employed in a range of modules; they also are a useful assessment tool. Students are presented with or asked to develop real or simulated complex problems which they are required to analyse in detail and then synthesise/present their own solution in writing or orally.
The majority of modules will be supported by Moodle and provide students with a wide range of learning material and study guidance.
Employability & Careers
This programme explores how information and communication technologies may be managed, and how they may serve the purposes of management. Graduates have gained employment as: ICT managers, project mana gers and consultants; business and systems analysts; teachers and lecturers.
Applicants should have one of the following:
An Honours degree at least 2:2 or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Computing, Information Systems or an appropriate Engineering specialism.
Applicants from other backgrounds will be considered on an individual basis.
If you are interested in using credit from another institution, or have obtained qualifications and/or experience to study for a course at Cardiff Met, you can find further information on this as well as information on how to apply on the RPL page.