Undergraduate programme specification

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Programme Title: BSc (Hons) Internet Technology
Awarding Body: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation / Staffordshire University
Teaching Institution: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation
Final Awards: BSc (Hons) Internet Technology
Intermediate Awards: None

QAA Subject Benchmarks: Computing (2016)
Professional/Statutory Body: This dual degree is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
Date of Production: March 2016
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The aims of the programme are to enable students to:

  • Manage their progression, both academic and vocational, by developing knowledge, specialised and transferable skills, and a capacity for independent and lifelong learning;

  • Demonstrate intelligence, ingenuity, and inventiveness moderated by real world perspectives and social and ethical considerations in all areas of endeavour;

  • Develop skills in imaginative problem solving, decision making, and the critical evaluation and review of both their own work and the work of others;

  • Work confidently both independently and as part of a team of people with different abilities and different educational experiences;

  • Assemble a Personal Achievement Portfolio that shows their initiative and creativity, as well as effective judgement in the selection and use of tools and techniques;

  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the essential facts, concepts, principles, and theories that comprise the body of knowledge within their specific programme of study;

  • Graduate with strong computing skills and experience with up-to-date programming and technical software packages used by professionals;

  • Graduate with the ability to understand both business and computing areas, practical and applied knowledge and skills in computing, a sound grasp of contemporary and emerging issues, and the capacity to respond to a changing computing environment;

  • Critically understand and apply principles of technology management and change to develop strategies for the specification, evaluation and implementation of technology based on appropriate methodologies, tools and techniques;

  • Produce oral and written communication in a clear, precise and professional manner for both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Apply a coherent knowledge and understanding of technologies that characterise the Internet from an applications perspective to create and critically evaluate innovative new applications of internet technologies.

What is distinctive about this programme?
The BSc (Hons) in Internet Technology aims to provide the necessary computing as well as other underlying and ancillary skills and knowledge to enable students to demonstrate an appreciation of current technologies and emergent concepts and practices in the area of Internet and Intranet technologies, as well as to demonstrate a coherent knowledge and understanding of application design and development for internet based problems. In addition, the course will provide the requisite skills and practical knowledge to enable graduates to differentiate between and to critically evaluate and select appropriate domain technologies to address real world problems in Internet Computing. Finally, the course will enable graduates to master the appropriate design, development and implementation skills to design and implement Multimedia applications using appropriate platforms, tools and techniques.
The Staffordshire Graduate
The Staffordshire Graduate represents a set of qualities that the University passionately believes is necessary for success in the 21st century. The Staffordshire Graduate is a reflective and critical learner with a global perspective, prepared to contribute in the world of work.

Development of the characteristics of the Staffordshire Graduate informs the statements of aims and outcomes for the both the programme and its constituent modules, and is continuously monitored through formative and summative assessment, as shown in the table at the end of this document.

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