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IT Project Management - MSc


Course Description

This programme aims to:
-Advance knowledge, understanding and skills in professional practice in IT and management of software systems
-Prepare for an effective career with the potential to reach a leadership role
-Provide practical experience of IT projects from the initial analysis of a problem, through design and planning, implementation and documentation in order to prepare for effective participation in the IT industry

The programme runs for 12 months from October to September with examinations / assessments held in December and March/April. The programme requires the student to undertake seven taught modules, which run between October and March, followed by the completion of a major six-month project of approximately 15,000 words, to be submitted by the end of September. The oral examination of the project is expected to take place within one month of submission.

Subject guide and modules

-Major project (CS4800)
-Foundation in Business Systems (BNM805) *
-Software process management (CS4670)
-Professional skills in computing (CS4680)
-Enterprise Computing Strategies(CS4810)
-Reliability in Software Engineering (CS4820)
-Project Management (EM4003)
-Diploma Project (CS4600)

*module delivered by Aston Business School

Taught modules are complemented with a substantial 80 credit individual project. Students are allowed to decide on the particular topic for their project. All projects are supervised by an academic member of staff, providing the students the opportunity for extended application of the knowledge and skills acquired in the taught part of the programme.

Learning, teaching & assessment

Taught modules may involve lectures, tutorials, case studies, laboratories and seminars. Assessment methods are chosen in relation to the particular requirements of a module. These modules vary from 100% examination to 100% continuous assessment. The major project accounts for 80 of the 180 credits required for successful completion of the degree. Students who do not wish to continue to the full MSc qualification may decide to undertake a smaller 20 credit diploma project, leading to a Postgraduate Diploma.

Career prospects

This programme is suitable for candidates seeking to develop their career towards IT Project Management, with the potential to reach a leadership role.

Visit the IT Project Management - MSc page on the Aston University website for more details!

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Postgraduate International Scholarship Scheme - 8 Awards

The School of Engineering and Applied Science is pleased to announce our 2010/11 Postgraduate Masters International Scholarship Scheme, available to self-funded international students entering full-time MSc programmes in September 2010. We are awarding 8 scholarships of £5,000 each to help with the cost of tuition fees, applicable to any of the following MSc programmes: Data Communication Networks
Engineering Management
Industrial Enterprise Management
IT Project Management
Mechanical Engineering (Modelling)
Product Design Enterprise
Product Design Innovation
Supply Chain Management
Telecommunications Technology These regional-based scholarships are available to students from the following areas:Africa
East Asia
South Asia
South East Asia
Middle East, Gulf States and North Africa
Russia and Central Asia
Other non-EU countries

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5000

Eligibility

The scholarships are available for international students who are self-funded. They are merit-based and to be eligible an applicant should have or expect to achieve a first class Honours degree or equivalent, hold the required English Language qualification, and be able to demonstrate the potential for outstanding achievement.

Application Procedure

A separate application is not necessary, the MSc Admissions Officer will select eligible applicants. To be eligible, applicants must hold either a Conditional or Unconditional offer for one of the listed MSc programmes for the School of Engineering & Applied Science by 5pm on Friday 16 July 2010.
The Panel may confirm awards for some outstanding applicants before the final closing date.
The School of Engineering & Applied Science Scholarship Panel will make their final decision by 6 August 2010. Successful applicants will be informed shortly afterwards.
Decisions of the School of Engineering & Applied Science Scholarship Panel are final.

Further Information

http://www1.aston.ac.uk/eas/postgraduate/fees-and-scholarships/international-scholarship/



Entry Requirements

BSc Honours Degree in Computing or IT, with at least grade 2:2 (or equivalent). Relevant professional experience will be taken into account. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.

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