The underpinning philosophy of the MSc Information & Technology award remains applied in nature and seeks to prepare students for a role to be skilled professionals with a multi-faceted understanding of current information and technology which can be used to improve an organisation’s performance, enables users to effectively manage and share information, plan and collaborate internal data, have an understanding of systems concepts, while performing analytical edge to support an organisation’s strategically plan for future growth. Information is recognised as a fundamental in the economic, business and cultural life of our society today. This course will develop students with appropriate and sound business, technical and human skills required to successfully run IT dependent departments.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, it is expected that graduates will:
| Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights at the forefront of the discipline. They will possess an ability to deploy accurately globally established techniques of analysis, design and systems development
| Deal with complex IT issues both systematically and creatively, make informed judgements in the absence of complete data, implement and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
| Evaluate, synthesise and apply advanced and contemporary theories and techniques to a range of complex and open-ended issues, problems and situations.
| Evaluate critically current research, advanced scholarship and relevant methodologies and apply and critique these with due regard to ethical considerations.
| Take responsibility for continuing to advance their knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level – both generally (as appropriate to the holder of a masters level award) and specifically as related to the field of Information and Technology.
|1||Managing Information in the Digital and Global Environment|
|4||Systems, Designs, Innovation|
|5||Critical Perspectives on Information|
|6||Green Computing Strategies|
- Minimum 2nd Class Undergraduate Honours Degree in a similar discipline or equivalent
The MSc Information and Technology is awarded by Leeds Beckett University UK and is offered in Mauritius in collaboration with Rushmore Business School.
1 year (FT) / 2 years (PT)