The Manchester College: Computing Undergraduate Network

 
Faculty of Science & Engineering

        School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology

            The Manchester College:
        Computing Undergraduate Network

                                Programme Specification
                                      2017 - 2018

This document provides a concise summary of the main features of the course(s) & associated award(s)
offered through this Programme Specification, and includes the learning outcomes that a typical student
might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning
opportunities provided. More detailed information on the learning outcomes, curriculum content,
teaching/learning, assessment methods for each unit and on the Programme’s relationship to QAA
Subject Benchmark Statements may be found in the dedicated student handbook for the Programme.
The accuracy of the information in this document is reviewed periodically by the University and may be
subject to verification by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
Versioning of Programme Specification
   This programme specification is valid for the period of approval confirmed at the time of the approval event and
   relates to provision approved at that point. Programme Specifications are updated on an annual basis to include
   modifications approved through the University’s quality assurance processes. This version provides a
   description of the Network as approved for the academic session indicated in Section 3 of the following table.
    1 Date of initial Approval or last review:                                   15 June 2015
    2 Effective date of Approved/Reviewed Programme Specification:               1 September 2015 –
                                                                                 31 August 2021
    3 This Version effective from:                                               1 September 2017
    4 Version number:                                                            2015/Version 3

   Students who commenced their study on awards within this Programme Specification prior to 1 September 2017
   should refer to the previous version of the programme specification published on the CASQE website

   Modifications to Programme Specification
   Modifications to the programme specification since approval, and the cohort of students affected by the change,
   are listed in Section G (Log of Modifications) at the back of the document.

   Cross Referencing of Programme Specifications
    The following       Units:                               Programme Specification:
    elements of
    provision
                        Programme Specification               The Manchester College: Public Services and
                        responsible for QA – Computing         Social Justice Undergraduate programmes
    included in this
    document is/
                        Undergraduate Network                 The Manchester College: Fashion and Costume
    are also                                                   Design
                           Professional and                  The Manchester College: Broadcast Production
    included in the
    following
                            Academic Development              The Manchester College: Creative Media and
                            (6G4Z9001)                         Visual Communication Undergraduate
    programme
    specifications                                             programmes
                           Practice-based Research           The Manchester College: Make up Artistry
                            Project (6G5Z9001)                 Undergraduate programmes
                                                              The Manchester College: Performing Arts
                                                               Undergraduate programmes
                                                              The Manchester College: Sports Undergraduate
                                                               programmes
                          Programme Specification             The Manchester College: Public Services and
                          responsible for QA – Computing       Social Justice Undergraduate programmes
                          Undergraduate Network               The Manchester College: Sports Undergraduate
                             Negotiated Research Unit         programmes
                               (6G6Z9001)
    Amendments made to provision listed in this table, must also be reflected in the relevant Programme
    Specifications listed above.

The information in this document is organised into the following sections:
  Section A – Administrative and Regulatory Information
  Section B – Outcomes
  Section C – Structure
  Section D – Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  Section E – Programme Management
  Section F – Mapping
  Section G – Log of Modifications

   CASQE                                                                                          Programme Specification
SECTION A – ADMINISTRATIVE AND REGULATORY INFORMATION
1       Overarching Programme Specification Title
The Manchester College: Computing Undergraduate Network (11112A)
2       Brief Summary
The Computing and IT Department at The Manchester College delivers eight award titles that: reflect current and
emerging practice in the field of computing and digital technologies; incorporate fundamental areas of the
discipline; and allow for specialist study in areas of industry demand (or, in the case of computing, enable
flexible/broader study). The structure of the programmes allows for new content and titles to be introduced in
light of developments in this dynamic field. The programmes will facilitate a variety of future student employment
opportunities through the delivery of practical sessions supported by up-to-date theoretical underpinning. The
Network includes awards that cover network administration, network security, software development and general
computing programmes both at foundation degree and top up routes.
3        Awarding institution                         Manchester Metropolitan University
4        Home Faculty                                 Faculty of Science & Engineering
5        Home Department/School/etc.                  School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology
6        UCAS/GTTR code(s)                             BSc (Hons) Business Computing with IT (Top up) (I100)
                                                       BSc (Hons) Network Administration with Cloud Computing
                                                          (Top up) (N3C8)
                                                       BSc (Hons) Network Security with Penetration Testing (Top
                                                          up) (N2S5)
                                                       BSc (Hons) Software Development (Top up) (S6D9)
                                                       FdSc Computer Network Engineering with Administration
                                                          (G420)
                                                       FdSc Computer Network Security with Ethical Hacking
                                                          (G550)
                                                       FdSc Computer Systems Engineering (GH46)
                                                       FdSc Software Development (G590)
7        Framework for HE Qualifications               Foundation Degree (Level 5)
         position of final award(s)                    Honours (Level 6)
8        Alignment with University                    Intermediate (Level 5)
         Curriculum Framework                         Honours (Level 6)
9        Engagement with University-Wide             None
        Provision
10      Compliance with University                Undergraduate
        Assessment Regulations
11      Approved Variations/Exemptions            None
        from University Assessment
        Regulations
12      Relationship with Faculty                 N/A
        Foundation Year

Awards
13      Final award titles and AOS Codes           FdSc Computer Network Engineering with Administration:
                                                    63B8/63B9
                                                   FdSc Computer Network Security with Ethical Hacking:
                                                    63BA/63BB
                                                   FdSc Computer Systems Engineering: 63BC/63BD
                                                   FdSc Software Development: 63BE/63BF
                                                   BSc (Hons) Business Computing with IT (Top up): 63B0/63B1
                                                   BSc (Hons) Network Administration with Cloud Computing
                                                    (Top up): 63B2/63B3
                                                   BSc (Hons) Network Security with Penetration Testing (Top
                                                    up): 63B4/63B5
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 BSc (Hons) Software Development (Top up): 63B6/63B7
 14      Combined Honours: There is no Combined Honours provision within this programme specification
 15      Interim exit awards and Subject       Cert HE Computer Network Engineering with Administration
         title(s)                              Cert HE Computer Network Security with Ethical hacking
                                                    Cert HE Computer Systems Engineering
                                                    Cert HE Software Development

 Arrangements with Partners
 16      Approved Collaborative partner(s)         Partner Name                   Type of Collaborative Partnership

                                                   The Manchester College         External validation
 17      Articulation Arrangements with            Partner Name                   Details of Arrangements

         Partners                                  None                           N/A

 Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies
 18      PSRB(s) associated with final award       N/A
         of any route within the programme
         specification
 19      Date, outcome and period of               N/A
         approval of last PSRB approval

Approval Status
 20      Date and period of approval of              (i)     Latest review/approval: 15 June 2015
         most recent Manchester Met                  (ii)    Length & Dates of Period of Approval Given in
         approval                                            Approval above:
                                                             Years: Six
                                                             From: 1 September 2015
                                                             To: 31 August 2021

                                                     (iii)Major Modifications to Programme Specification since
                                                          last review/approval: None
 21      Next Scheduled Review Date:               2020/2021
 22      Programme Specification effective         September 2016
         date:

SECTION B - OUTCOME
 23      Manchester Met Graduate Outcomes
 On successful completion of their course of study, Manchester Met graduates will be able to:
  GO1. Apply skills of critical analysis to real-world situations within a defined range of contexts.
  GO2. Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism characterised by initiative, creativity, motivation and self-
         management.
  GO3. Express ideas effectively and communicate information appropriately and accurately using a range of
         media including ICT.
  GO4. Develop working relationships using teamwork and leadership skills, recognising and respecting different
         perspectives.
  GO5. Manage their professional development reflecting on progress and taking appropriate action.
  GO6. Find, evaluate, synthesise and use information from a variety of sources.
  GO7. Articulate an awareness of the social and community contexts within their disciplinary field.

 NB: the above align to the Employability outcomes on the unit specifications.
 24      Programme Rationale
 The area of computing has evolved from esoteric academic curiosity to a field, which informs, directs and
 connects people across the world. Over the last three decades, computer-based systems have challenged the
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global media, retail, finance and service industries and, as such, now form the cornerstone of modern western
civilisation. The rapid and explosive growth of computing technology has led to skill and knowledge demands that
can only be met at degree level. In addition to responding to societal need for skills and expertise, computing and
media have begun to create jobs in areas that simply did not exist two decades ago. The CISCO® elements exist to
provide a strong academic and professional background to the computing and IT disciplines whilst being forward
looking with a structure that is flexible and responsive enough to create courses, which respond to market need.

The design of our programmes are constructed around a suite of units that will offer students at Levels 4 and 5
foundational knowledge and skills in various subject disciplines and then, at Level 6, provide a choice for them to
develop specialisms and distinctive areas of competence in various aspects of computing and IT practice. Our
programmes offer a balanced integration of academic thinking and knowledge that can be applied in the
computing and IT context. We aim to develop students that will become confident, independent thinkers and
learners, who wish to expand their subject knowledge and develop their employability skills and, who will be
sensitive to personal, cultural and social issues.

The vocational and practical nature of the programmes will enable students to develop the transferable skills
required to develop and navigate careers within and across many sectors. The Network includes awards that cover
network administration, network security, software development and general computing programmes both at
foundation degree and top up awards.

Our programmes are delivered using a range of appropriate teaching and learning strategies that feature blended
learning through the use of the virtual learning environment (VLE) and face-to-face delivery. This will include
lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials as appropriate to the knowledge and skills and how they can best be
assimilated. Our units are all supported on-line through the creative use of technology and innovative software.
25      QAA Benchmark Statement(s)
Computing, QAA (2007)
26      Programme Specific Outcomes
On successful completion of FdSc Computer Network Engineering with Administration students will be able to:
 PLO1.    Design, install, implement and test computer network systems using contemporary principles and
          procedures.
 PLO2.    Identify, analyse and solve a broad range of computing network issues which are applicable to
          employer needs in the sector.
 PLO3.    Identify and analyse implications, opportunities, limitations and risks of current developments in
          networking technology and be able to critically evaluate their suitability to be used to adapt
          established practice.
 PLO4.    Evidence how computer and networking systems relate to and affect different aspects of an enterprise.
 PLO5.    Successfully demonstrate a range of skills developed in a real and/or simulated work situation related
          to computer network systems. Recognising and evaluating opportunities to gain vendor certifications
          linked to their program of study (Lifelong learning).

On successful completion of FdSc Computer Network Security with Ethical Hacking students will be able to:
 PLO1. Demonstrate practical skills in computer network security design, implementation and testing, and in
          the use of hardware and software, mitigate security risks.
 PLO2. Compare and contrast a broad range of security issues including the ethics and legalities using ‘hacking’
          skills in the workplace.
 PLO3. Interpret significant awareness of implications, opportunities, limitations and risks of current
          developments in network security technology.
 PLO4. Adapt and define well established principles in the area of network security to a problem outside the
          scope of their defined program of study.
 PLO5. Identify the limits of their own knowledge and identify appropriate opportunities for further study
          and/or research in the field of network security.

On successful completion of FdSc Computer Systems Engineering students will be able to:
 PLO1. Establish practices in computer system installation, design, implementation and testing, and in the use
          of operating systems and software in a range of environments.
 PLO2. Critically evaluate a broad range of computing issues which are applicable to employer needs in the
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sector and the ability to apply this knowledge to work related problems outside of the context of the
          initial study or enquiry.
 PLO3.    Evaluate significant awareness of implications, opportunities, limitations and risks of current
          developments in computer technology and demonstrate the ability to apply this to work based
          problems in a critically evaluative manner.
 PLO4.    Identify and analyse how computer systems relate to different aspects of an enterprise.

On successful completion of FdSc Software Development
students will be able to:
 PLO1. Compare and contrast a broad range of IT developmental issues, which are applicable to employer
          needs in the sector.
 PLO2. Critically evaluate implications, opportunities, limitations and risks of current developments in
          software development and database technologies and adapt current practices and techniques.
 PLO3. Critically analyse information systems relating to different aspects of an enterprise.
 PLO4. Identify the limits of their own technical ability in order to identify developmental opportunities.
 PLO5. Demonstrate practical skills in software and database development, design, implementation and
          testing and use these to solve industry related problems.

On successful completion of BSc (Hons) Business Computing with IT (Top up) students will be able to:
 PLO 1. Autonomously research knowledge and skills in a chosen specialism in order to critique current
          methods and techniques.
 PLO 2. Identify relationships between different tools and techniques and adapt the use of these in order to
          solve an abstract problem.
 PLO 3. Critically review the implications, opportunities, limitations and risks of current developments in
          computer technology to solve problems in a range of solutions.
 PLO 4    Apply professional and ethical issues as they relate to the computing industry.
 PLO 5    Produce a significant piece of work involving problem identification, the analysis, the design or the
          development of a system, with accompanying documentation.

On successful completion of BSc (Hons) Network Administration with Cloud Computing (Top up) students will be
able to:
 PLO 1. Autonomously research knowledge and skills in a chosen specialism (Virtual/Cloud Computing) in order
          to critique current methods and techniques.
 PLO 2    Identify relationships between differentiation of IAAS, PAAS, SAAS techniques and adapt the use of
          these in order to solve a problem.
 PLO 3    Critically review the implications, opportunities, limitations and risks of current developments in
          computer technology, to solve problems in a range of situations.
 PLO 4    Apply the professional, economic, social, environmental, moral and ethical issues involved in the
          sustainable exploitation of computer technology and adopt appropriate professional, ethical and legal
          practices.
 PLO 5    Produce a significant piece of work involving problem identification, the analysis, the design or the
          development of a system, with accompanying documentation.

On successful completion of BSc (Hons) Network Security with Penetration Testing (Top up) students will be able
to:
  PLO 1. Autonomously research knowledge and skills in a chosen specialism in order to critique current
          methods and techniques within Penetration Testing.
  PLO 2   Identify relationships between different tools and techniques and adapt the use of these in order to
          solve and mitigate against potential threats to a network system.
  PLO 3   Critically review the implications, opportunities, limitations and risks of current developments in
          computer technology, to solve problems in a range of situations.
  PLO 4   Apply professional and ethical values as they relate to the computing industry from a penetration-
          testing viewpoint.
  PLO 5   Produce a significant piece of work involving problem identification of vulnerabilities within system,
          incorporating analysis, design and development of solution with appropriate documentation.

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On successful completion of BSc (Hons) Software Development (Top up) students will be able to:
 PLO 1. Autonomously research knowledge and skills in a chosen specialism in order to critique current
          methods and techniques within Penetration Testing.
 PLO 2. Identify relationships between different tools and techniques and adapt the use of these in order to
          solve and create high-level languages, systems programming and techniques.
 PLO 3. Critically review the implications, opportunities, limitations and risks of current developments in
          computer technology to solve problems in a range of situations.
 PLO 4. Apply professional and ethical values as they relate to the computing industry from a software
          development viewpoint.
 PLO 5. Develop a piece of work that demonstrates their practical skills in software design, implementation and
          testing, developing web and multimedia applications and in the use of databases and relevant
          programming languages.
(b)     Combined Honours Learning Outcomes: N/A
(c)     Pass Degree Learning Outcomes: Students who do not qualify for the award of a bachelor’s degree with
        honours may be eligible for the award of a pass degree. Criteria for the award of a pass degree are
        detailed within the University’s Assessment Regulations for Undergraduate Programmes of Study

        The overall learning outcomes are equivalent to Level 5 Honours degree with at least 60 credits of the
        learning outcomes being passed at Level 6.
27      Interim Award Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of CertHE Computer Network Engineering with Administration students will be able to:
 PLO1.    Design, install, implement and test computer network systems using contemporary principles and
          procedures.
 PLO2. Evidence how computer and networking systems relate to different aspects of an enterprise.
 PLO3. Identify and analyse implications, opportunities, limitations and risks of current developments in
          networking technology and be able to critically evaluate their suitability to be used to adapt
          established practice.

On successful completion of CertHE Computer Network Security with Ethical Hacking students will be able to:
 PLO1.    Demonstrate practical skills in computer network security design, implementation and testing, and in
          the use of hardware and software to mitigate security risks.
 PLO2. Interpret significant awareness of implications, opportunities, limitations and risks of current
          developments in network security technology.
 PLO3. Adapt defined and well established principles in the area of network security to a problem outside the
          scope of their defined program of study.

On successful completion of CertHE Computer Systems Engineering students will be able to:
 PLO1.    Establish practices in computer system installation, design, implementation and testing, and in the use
          of operating systems and software in a range of environments.
 PLO2. Evaluate significant awareness of implications, opportunities, limitations and risks of current
          developments in computer technology and demonstrate the ability to apply this to work based
          problems in a critically evaluative manner.
 PLO3. Evidence how computer systems relate to different aspects of an enterprise.

On successful completion of CertHE Software Development students will be able to:
 PLO1.    Compare and Contrast a broad range of IT developmental issues which are applicable to employer
          needs in the sector.
 PLO2. Critically evaluate implications, opportunities, limitations and risks of current developments in
          software development and database technologies and adapt current practices and techniques.
 PLO3. Critically analyse information systems relating to different aspects of an enterprise.

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SECTION C – STRUCTURE
 28      Structures, modes of delivery (eg FT/PT/DL etc), levels, credits, awards, curriculum map of all
         units (identifying core/option status, credits, pre or co-requisites) potential entry/exit points and
         progression/award requirements
 All awards are available in both part-time and full-time modes. There is one point of entry into the Network per
 year in September. This Network features zero optional units. Part-time students can take up to 60 credits per
 year. All units will be delivered ‘long and thin’ to enable students to assimilate new ideas and reflect on these
 prior to summative assessment.

 OPTION UNITS
 Optional units listed in the following curriculum structures are all approved for delivery, but may not all run/be
 available in any one academic session.

FdSc Computer Network Engineering with Administration: Full-time
                                                  Level 4
  Core Units
  Code            Occ Pre-requisites/       Unit Title                                                         No of
                      Co-requisites                                                                            credits
  6G4Z9001       9     None                 Professional & Academic Development *                       30
  6G4Z9002       9     None                 Networking with Routing and Switching                       30
  6G4Z9003       9     None                 Linux Fundamentals with Administration                      30
  6G4Z9004       9     None                 Network Security and Software Management                    30
 * Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme Specification
 On successful completion of Level 4 – interim exit award: CertHE Computer Network Engineering with
 Administration
                                                 Full-Time, Level 5
  Core Units
  Code            Occ    Pre-requisites/ Unit Title                                                            No of
                         Co-requisites                                                                         credits
  6G5Z9001        9      None               Practice-based Research Project **                         30
  6G5Z9002        9      None               Advanced Network Design with Security and Environmental    30
                                            Factors
  6G5Z9003       9      None                Scaling & Connecting Networks in a WAN                     30
  6G5Z9004       9      None                Virtual Desktop Infrastructure                             30
 ** Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme Specification
 On successful completion of Levels 4 & 5 – Final exit award: FdSc Computer Network Engineering with
 Administration

 FdSc Computer Network Engineering with Administration: Part-time
                                           Level 4, Year One
  Core Units
  Code            OCC Pre-requisites/ Unit Title                                                             No of
                      Co-requisites                                                                          credits
  6G4Z9001      9      None                 Professional & Academic Development*                       30
  6G4Z9002      9      None                 Networking with Routing and Switching                      30
 * Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme Specification

                                                 Level 4, Year Two
  Core Units
  Code            OCC Pre-requisites/ Unit Title                                                             No of
                      Co-requisites                                                                          credits
  6G4Z9003        9      None               Linux Fundamentals with Administration                               30
  6G4Z9004        9      None               Network Security and Software Management                             30

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On successful completion of Level 4 – interim exit award: CertHE Computer Network Engineering with
Administration

                                             Level 5, Year Three
 Core Units
 Code           OCC Pre-requisites/ Unit Title                                                         No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                      credits
 6G5Z9001       9      None                Practice-based Research Project**                         30
 6G5Z9002       9      None                Advanced Network design with Security and Environmental   30
                                           Factors
** Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme Specification

                                             Level 5, Year Four
 Core Units
 Code           OCC Pre-requisites/       Unit Title                                                   No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                      credits
 6G5Z9003       9      None                 Scaling & Connecting Networks in a WAN                         30
 6G5Z9004       9      None                 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure                                 30
On successful completion of Levels 4 & 5 – Final exit award: FdSc Computer Network Engineering with
Administration

Students successfully completing the FdSc Computer Network Engineering with Administration award may
progress onto the BSc (Hons) Network Administration with Cloud Computing (Top up) or BSc (Hons) Business
Computing with IT (Top up). Progression routes exist to honours level (top-up) on the awards at Manchester
Metropolitan University.

BSc (Hons) Network Administration with Cloud Computing (Top up): Full-time
                                                Level 6
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/         Unit Title                                                 No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                      credits
 6G6Z9001      9      None                    Negotiated Research***                                       60
 6G6Z9002      9      None                    Network Administration                                       30
 6G6Z9003      9      None                    Cloud Computing                                              30
*** Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme
Specification
On successful completion of Level 6 – Final exit award: BSc (Hons) Network Administration with Cloud
Computing (Top up).

BSc (Hons) Network Administration with Cloud Computing (Top up): Part-time
                                             Level 6, Year One
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/         Unit Title                                                 No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                      credits
 6G6Z9002       9     None                  Network Administration                                         30
 6G6Z9003       9     None                  Cloud Computing                                                30

                                             Level 6, Year Two
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/         Unit Title                                                 No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                      credits
 6G6Z9001       9     None                  Negotiated Research***                                         60

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*** Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme
Specification
On successful completion of Level 6 – Final exit award: BSc (Hons) Network Administration with Cloud
Computing (Top up).

FdSc Computer Network Security with Ethical Hacking: Full-time
                                                  Level 4
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/         Unit Title                                                 No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                      credits
 6G4Z9001       9     None                    Professional & Academic Development*                      30
 6G4Z9005       9     None                    Networking and Security Concepts                          30
 6G4Z9003       9     None                    Linux Fundamentals with Administration                    30
 6G4Z9006       9     None                    Fundamentals of Programming                               30
* Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme Specification
On successful completion of Level 4 – interim exit award: CertHE Computer Network Security with Ethical
Hacking

                                              Full-Time, Level 5
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/         Unit Title                                                 No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                      credits
 6G5Z9001       9     None                    Practice-based Research Project**                          30
 6G5Z9005       9     None                    Ethical hacking and countermeasures                        30
 6G5Z9006       9     None                    Firewall Technologies with Pentesting                      30
 6G5Z9007       9     None                    Network Forensic Analysis & Investigation                  30
** Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme Specification
On successful completion of Levels 4 & 5 – Final exit award: FdSc Computer Network Security with Ethical
Hacking

FdSc Computer Network Security with Ethical Hacking: Part-time
                                             Level 4, Year One
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/         Unit Title                                                 No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                      credits
 6G4Z9001      9      None                    Professional & Academic Development*                    30
 6G4Z9005      9      None                    Networking and Security Concepts                        30
* Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme Specification

                                              Level 4, Year Two
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/         Unit Title                                                 No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                      credits
 6G4Z9003       9     None                    Linux Fundamentals with Administration                    30
 6G4Z9006       9     None                    Fundamentals of Programming                               30
On successful completion of Level 4 – interim exit award: CertHE Computer Network Security with Ethical
Hacking

                                             Level 5, Year Three
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/         Unit Title                                                 No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                      credits
 6G5Z9001       9     None                  Practice-based Research Project**                              30
 6G5Z9005       9     None                  Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures                            30
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** Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme Specification

                                              Level 5, Year Four
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/          Unit Title                                                 No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                       credits
 6G5Z9006       9     None                    Firewall Technologies with Pentesting                      30
 6G5Z9007       9     None                    Network Forensic analysis & investigation                  30
On successful completion of Levels 4 & 5 – Final exit award: FdSc Computer Network Security with Ethical
Hacking

Students successfully completing the FdSc Computer Network Security with Ethical Hacking award may
progress onto the BSc (Hons) Network Security with Penetration Testing (Top up) or BSc (Hons) Business
Computing with IT (Top up). Progression routes exist to honours level (top-up) on the awards at Manchester
Metropolitan University.

BSc (Hons) Network Security with Penetration Testing (Top up): Full-time
                                                   Level 6
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/          Unit Title                                                 No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                       credits
 6G6Z9001       9     None                    Negotiated Research***                                      60
 6G6Z9004       9     None                    Infrastructure Security Strategy                            30
 6G6Z9005       9     None                    Penetration Testing                                         30
*** Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme
Specification
On successful completion of Level 6 – Final exit award: BSc (Hons) Network Security with Penetration Testing
(Top up)

BSc (Hons) Network Security with Penetration Testing (Top up): Part-time
                                              Level 6, Year One
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/          Unit Title                                                 No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                       credits
 6G6Z9004       9      None                  Infrastructure Security Strategy                               30
 6G6Z9005       9      None                  Penetration Testing                                            30

                                              Level 6, Year Two
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/          Unit Title                                                 No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                       credits
 6G6Z9001       9     None                    Negotiated Research***                                       60
*** Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme
Specification
On successful completion of Level 6 – Final exit award: BSc (Hons) Network Security with Penetration Testing
(Top up).

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FdSc Computer Systems Engineering: Full-time
                                                    Level 4
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/        Unit Title                                                No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                    credits
 6G4Z9001       9     None                    Professional & Academic Development*                    30
 6G4Z9003       9     None                    Linux Fundamentals with Administration                  30
 6G4Z9006       9     None                    Fundamentals of Programming                             30
 6G4Z9007       9     None                    Computer Electronics                                    30
* Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme Specification
On successful completion of Level 4 yr1 – interim exit award: CertHE Computer Systems Engineering

                                                    Level 5
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/        Unit Title                                                No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                    credits
 6G5Z9001       9     None                    Practice-based Research Project**                      30
 6G5Z9008       9     None                    End User Support                                       30
 6G5Z9004       9     None                    Virtual Desktop Infrastructure                         30
 6G5Z9002       9     None                    Advanced Network Design with Security and              30
                                              Environmental Factors
** Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme Specification
On successful completion of Levels 4 & 5 – Final exit award: FdSc Computer Systems Engineering

FdSc Computer Systems Engineering: Part-time
                                               Level 4, Year One
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/        Unit Title                                                No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                    credits
 6G4Z9001      9      None                    Professional & Academic Development*                    30
 6G4Z9003      9      None                    Linux Fundamentals with Administration                  30
* Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme Specification

                                               Level 4, Year Two
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/        Unit Title                                                No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                    credits
 6G4Z9006       9     None                    Fundamentals of Programming                                30
 6G4Z9007       9     None                    Computer Electronics                                       30
On successful completion of Level 4 – interim exit award: CertHE Computer Systems Engineering

                                            Level 5, Year Three
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/        Unit Title                                                No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                    credits
 6G5Z9001      9      None                    Practice-based Research Project**                      30
 6G5Z9008      9      None                    End User Support                                       30
** Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme Specification

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Level 5, Year Four
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/          Unit Title                                                   No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                         credits
 6G5Z9004       9      None                   Virtual Desktop Infrastructure                                   30
 6G5Z9002       9      None                   Advanced Network design with Security and                        30
                                              Environmental Factors
On successful completion of Levels 4 & 5 – Final exit award: FdSc Computer Systems Engineering

Students successfully completing the FdSc Computing Systems Engineering award may progress onto the BSc
(Hons) Network Administration with Cloud Computing (Top up) or BSc (Hons) Business Computing with IT (Top
up). Progression routes exist to honours level (top-up) on the awards at Manchester Metropolitan University.

BSc (Hons) Business Computing with IT (Top up): Full-time
                                                    Level 6
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/          Unit Title                                                   No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                         credits
 6G6Z9001       9     None                    Negotiated Research***                                           60
 6G6Z9006       9     None                    Business Systems and Practices                                   30
 6G6Z9007       9     None                    e-Enterprise Project                                             30
*** Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme
Specification
On successful completion of Level 6 – Final exit award: BSc (Hons) Business Computing with IT (Top up)

BSc (Hons) Business Computing with IT (Top up): Part-time
                                             Level 6, Year One
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/          Unit Title                                                   No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                         credits
 6G6Z9006       9      None                  Business Systems and Practices                               30
 6G6Z9007       9      None                  e-Enterprise Project                                         30

                                              Level 6, Year Two
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/          Unit Title                                                   No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                         credits
 6G6Z9001       9     None                    Negotiated Research***                                           60
*** Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme
Specification
On successful completion of Level 6 – Final exit award: BSc (Hons) Business Computing with IT (Top up).

FdSc Software Development: Full-time
                                                    Level 4
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/          Unit Title                                               No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                     credits
 6G4Z9001       9     None                    Professional & Academic Development*                   30
 6G4Z9006       9     None                    Fundamentals of Programming                            30
 6G4Z9008       9     None                    Introduction to Web and Database Development           30
 6G4Z9003       9     None                    Linux Fundamentals with Administration                 30
* Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme Specification
On successful completion of Level 4 – interim exit award: CertHE Software Development

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Level 5
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/         Unit Title                                               No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                    credits
 6G5Z9001       9     None                    Practice-based Research Project**                      30
 6G5Z9009       9     None                    Object-Orientated Programming                          30
 6G5Z9010       9     None                    Mobile Applications Development                        30
 6G5Z9011       9     None                    Database Driven Websites                               30
** Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme Specification
On successful completion of Levels 4 & 5 – Final exit award: FdSc Software Development

FdSc Software Development: Part-time
                                             Level 4, Year One
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/         Unit Title                                               No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                    credits
 6G4Z9001      9      None                    Professional & Academic Development*                   30
 6G4Z9006      9      None                    Fundamentals of Programming                            30
* Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme Specification
                                                Level 4, Year Two
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/         Unit Title                                               No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                    credits
 6G4Z9008       9     None                    Introduction to Web and Database Development                30
 6G4Z9003       9     None                    Linux Fundamentals with Administration                      30
On successful completion of Level 4 – interim exit award: CertHE Software Development

                                             Level 5, Year Three
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/         Unit Title                                               No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                    credits
 6G5Z9001      9      None                    Practice-based Research**                             30
 6G5Z9009      9      None                    Object-Orientated Programming                         30
** Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme Specification

                                             Level 5, Year Four
 Core Units
 Code           Occ Pre-requisites/         Unit Title                                               No of
                    Co-requisites                                                                    credits
 6G5Z9010       9     None                    Mobile Applications Development                            30
 6G5Z9011       9     None                    Database Driven Websites                                   30
On successful completion of Levels 4 & 5 – Final exit award: FdSc Software Development

Students successfully completing the FdSc Software Development award may progress onto the BSc (Hons)
Software Development (Top up) or BSc (Hons) Business Computing with IT (Top up). Progression routes exist to
honours level (top-up) on the awards at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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BSc (Hons) Software Development (Top up): Full-time
                                                   Level 6
     Core Units
     Code         Occ Pre-requisites/          Unit Title                                                No of
                      Co-requisites                                                                      credits
  6G6Z9001       9     None                    Negotiated Research***                                        60
  6G6Z9008       9     None                    Enterprise Application Development                            30
  6G6Z9009       9     None                    Advanced Web and Interface Design                             30
 *** Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme
 Specification
 On successful completion of Level 6 – Final exit award: BSc (Hons) Software Development (Top up).

 BSc (Hons) Software Development (Top up): Full-time
                                             Level 6, Year One
     Core Units
     Code         Occ Pre-requisites/          Unit Title                                                No of
                      Co-requisites                                                                      credits
     6G6Z9008     9      None                  Enterprise Application Development                            30
     6G6Z9009     9      None                  Advanced Web and Interface Design                             30

                                                 Level 6, Year Two
     Core Units
     Code         Occ Pre-requisites/          Unit Title                                                No of
                      Co-requisites                                                                      credits
  6G6Z9001       9     None                    Negotiated Research***                                        60
 *** Generic TMC unit – QA responsibility lies with Computing Undergraduate Network Programme
 Specification
 On successful completion of Level 6 – Final exit award: BSc (Hons) Software Development (Top up).

SECTION D - TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT
29       Articulation of Graduate Prospects
The Manchester College utilises a range of labour market information in the development of its provision to ensure
that programmes meet the needs of the local and national economy. Consultation with employers aids the
development of the programmes and allows prospective graduates to make an essential transition into
employment.

The College’s Commercial Engagement Team has access to a variety of data sources, including Economic Modelling
Specialists, Inc. analysts and RCU Vector Market Intelligence™ to support programme development.

The College also utilises the data generated by the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey to review
graduate prospects, alongside specific case studies of graduates to monitor progression of graduates.

To support students in developing employment skills, the College utilises guest speakers and visits to industry,
where appropriate. This is further supported by the central guidance and welfare service that assists learners with
guided talks on employability. The inclusion of the Practice-based Research Project (6G5Z9001) unit at Level 5 allows
students to apply their learning to their specific sector. The foundation degrees offered should provide progression
to other qualifications, both vocational and academic. Further, some of the programmes have been designed to give
students the opportunity to gain industry-recognised vocational qualifications. Graduates of these programmes
have progressed to careers in the computing, educational and management industries.

Graduates of these programmes will have their choice of graduation ceremonies, i.e. Manchester Metropolitan
University, The Manchester College, or both.

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30        Curriculum Design
These programmes cover all the fundamental aspects of computing and are designed to be flexible, allowing in-
depth study of specific topics. They give practical experience in designing and developing real computer applications
and systems. There is a balance between theory and practice, using material that is interesting, challenging and
relevant to a future career. There are opportunities to develop research and communication skills, alongside gaining
an understanding of the commercial and business demands of the computing industry.

It is anticipated that the programmes will see approximately 85% of student progressing from Level 4 to Level 5 and
75% progression from foundation degrees to the top up provisions. The retention and attendance of students is
monitored by the College and reported in the Programme Review, Enhancement and Planning report (The
Manchester College’s system for the monitoring of programmes).

The vision and rational for the programmes is to develop a student’s appreciation of their discipline, in terms of
depth of knowledge, as well as, in relation to the wider economic, social, cultural and environmental contexts it may
interface with.

The inclusion of the Professional and Academic Development (6G4Z9001) unit at Level 4, and Practice-based
Research Project (6G5Z9001) unit at Level 5, will ensure that students develop employability skills. All units will be
delivered ‘long and thin’ to enable students to assimilate new ideas and reflect on these prior to summative
assessment.

The unit content has been developed by subject specialists employed at The Manchester College and taking into
account input from employers, where appropriate, and feedback from students on existing programmes.

The foundation degrees within the Network have been developed in line with the QAA Foundation Degree
benchmark statement. This defines the characteristics of the foundation degree as follows:
   ‘The distinctiveness of the foundation degree can be found in the integration of the following characteristics:
   accessibility; articulation and progression; employer involvement; flexibility; and partnership. While none of these
   attributes are unique to foundation degrees, their clear and planned integration within a single award
   underpinned by work-based learning makes the award highly distinctive.’

Each of these aspects has been built into the design of the programmes. The programmes are organised within and
between each of the levels, where it is designed to provide a coherent set of units at each level and to allow
students to develop and progress through each level; in relation to knowledge and understanding, cognitive,
subject-specific and study skills. The programme aims are aligned to the programme learning outcomes as discussed
in Section 26 of this Programme Specification. Each of the programmes has outcomes that are measurable and
develop through each stage of the programme. All programmes are built on a model of the learner that develops
students so that they are empowered, challenged, invigorated and continue to develop from Level 4 as Dependent
to Level 5 as Interdependent to Level 6 as Independent. Much of the subject content of the units is driven by QAA
requirements.

OPTION UNITS
Optional units listed in the following curriculum structures are all approved for delivery, but may not all run/be
available in any one academic session.
31        Learning and Teaching
The key strategic principle underpinning The Manchester College’s activity is to establish learning and teaching
methods which are appropriate for meeting the students’ needs and achieving the desired learning outcomes as
identified for each programme. This section sets out the key principles for learning and teaching in the Department
of Computing, IT and Business Professions at The Manchester College and should be read in conjunction with the:
   The Manchester College’s Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy
   The Manchester College’s Learning, Teaching and Assessment policy
   Manchester Met’s Employability Curriculum Framework
   Manchester Met’s Curriculum Framework for Undergraduate Programmes of Study
   Manchester Met’s Strategy for Learning, Teaching and Assessment

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Learning and teaching methods used in the Department vary according to the subject matter and level of the unit.
They include the following:
   Traditional lectures where the lecturer provides students with a framework for reading and independent study.
     Some classes may feature activities such as technical workshops, ‘real-life’ scenarios or other interactive
     activities.
   Small group tutorials and seminars where key issues can be explored and discussed in more depth. Students
     are expected to play a full part, and occasionally lead these discussions. Some tutorials and seminars consist
     largely of student presentations and many are based on the application of realistic scenarios linked to
     computing and IT.
   Practical, computer-based, lab-classes where students acquire the hands-on skills associated with describing,
     analysing and interpreting data.
   Independent study based on directed reading from textbooks, research monographs, academic journals,
     official government publications and the media.
   Web-based resources using the College’s virtual learning environment (VLE). The VLE is used to give students
     easy access to a wide-range of resources and research tools, and as a platform for on-line discussions, quizzes
     and blogs.

Apart from these formal activities, students are also provided with regular opportunities to talk through particular
areas of difficulty, and any individual learning needs they may have with their unit, seminar and tutorial group
leaders on a one-to-one basis.

Where technical units are taught, there is a Workshop/LAB element to the teaching and learning. This is tutor lead
and provides the learner with the opportunity to put into practice theory covered in lectures. This could be
comprised of: solving a given problem, practicing a particular skill or competency, being subjected to a “real-life”
scenario to solve individually or in teams, or simply a demonstration of appropriate technology by the tutor. Un-
supervised lab access on a first come, first served basis is further scheduled to allow students needing additional
time with specialist resources, the opportunity to gain access.
Many units are mapped to vendor academy programs and students are encouraged to take the vendor tests
alongside the programmes, which provide an excellent gauge of their progress. The Manchester College’s aim is to
facilitate effective and experiential learning for all students. Those with additional needs are supported within
teaching and learning through the committed process of Student Support Plans, in which individual issues and
personal requirements are addressed. All materials are available in dyslexia-friendly form, and students are supplied
with teaching notes and copies of computer presentations when applicable.

The College’s philosophy is that students should benefit from excellent teaching and learning practices provided by
subject specialists within a supportive and inclusive environment where all contributions are positively encouraged
and valued. Encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning and professional development is
promoted and supported though the personal development planning and personal academic tutor processes, which
form an important aspect of the departmental approach to teaching and learning.

All students receive unit handbooks that detail at least the content, learning and assessment methods, class and
assessment schedule, reading list, learning outcomes and staff contact details. Moodle™ and digital library
resources support all units. Staff are available by e-mail, with an expected three-day turn around to students, by
appointment, or during specific hours as notified to students. The programmes enable students to recognise and
evaluate theories and conceptual frameworks that underline professional practice, and use this and other research
supported knowledge to challenge traditional sector assumptions and to develop new ways of thinking and working.
All students are integrated into their programme by a comprehensive induction to ensure that they can access the
necessary learning resources for the programmes but also to build relationships within the cohorts.
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There are a number of key attributes to learning and teaching on the programmes. There is an emphasis on
professional skills development, with embedded curriculum links to employability skills developed as part of the
learning, teaching and assessment process. Further, the department recognises that learning is a collaborative
process. As a result, the team works in partnership with students to enhance their experience through a variety of
initiatives, including staff-student liaison meetings, regular student surveys of learning, etc.

Attendance for taught elements of the programme is strongly advised. For units with flexible attendance and
delivery (e.g. Dissertation/Research Study, Professional Practice, Work-based Learning), attendance will be
interpreted as “engagement with the unit of study”. Regular communication and progress reviews with students will
monitor this. Students will be advised of the limits of support that can be provided if they do not engage with the
programme through attendance.
32        Assessment
Our strategy for and approach to assessment is informed by The Manchester College’s Learning, Teaching and
Assessment strategy and Manchester Met’s Strategy for Learning, Teaching and Assessment. It recognises that
students will need to work and be assessed in individual and group settings, and is based on the following principles
by:
   Providing an innovative, flexible and enterprising curriculum:
     o Offering opportunities within a diverse curriculum, driven by employability, enterprise, and environmental
          and social sustainability.
     o Integrating teaching on programmes with research and scholarship strategic themes.
     o Being responsive to rapid shifts in employment and professional needs, enabling students to become
          effective lifelong, independent learners and able to make a significant contribution in their subsequent
          employment.
   Ensuring that assessment at The Manchester College is an integrated and integral part of learning and
     teaching by:
     o Clearly communicating assessment standards and criteria, which are explicitly linked to learning
          opportunities, unit design and teaching methodology and will identify areas for development in both
          teaching and student learning.
     o Provision of formative assessment, timely and informative feedback, summative assessment methods,
          and mechanisms for promoting feedback relevant to the subject, which will provide motivation for further
          achievement as well as recognising and rewarding student progress.
     o Consistent application of marking and moderation procedures within and across units and programmes,
          which will ensure assessment practices are fair and transparent.
   Embedding a continual focus on student employability and graduate skills by:
      o Supporting students to be independent, autonomous learners.
      o Enabling students to develop their intellectual powers, creativity, independent judgement, critical self-
          awareness, imagination, and personal skills, which will clearly identify them as Manchester Met graduates,
          global students and as world class professionals.

Formative guidance is given in all workshop/seminar classes through direct contact with the tutor, through on-going
class discussion, critical dialogue and debate between the students and their peers, and with tutors on work in
progress. Formative guidance is also offered for preparation for classroom presentations, and in comment and
feedback on such classroom activities.

Additionally, formative contact is built into the assessment and teaching process of each workshop/seminar unit,
and is an integral part of workshop/seminar methodology. Formative guidance is also offered in supporting
documentation made available on the virtual learning environment (VLE). For example, programme handbooks and
unit handbooks. Summative guidance is given through comment on submitted coursework and through the
subject’s own documents supporting failed or referred work. Summative assessment is designed to support
academic integrity and where possible all summative assessments will be submitted utilising plagiarism detection
software.
Assessment of graduate outcomes are incorporated within units and related to relevant assessments as
appropriate. Self-directed learning forms an element of all units and the necessity to work within tight deadlines is
  CASQE                                                                                           Programme Specification
an essential requirement across the curriculum. It is anticipated that the wide range of assessment techniques will
ensure that students are given every opportunity to demonstrate their skills in these areas.

Feedback should provide a student with a clear explanation of how the marks have been derived or allocated and a
clear understanding of how they can improve their work in the future. It should encourage learning and impact
positively upon progression.

Feedback is designed not only to refer to areas for improvement, but also how a student can practically work
towards this:
   i.  If a tutor points out to a student that there is a need for consistent rigour in accuracy of referencing, then
       the tutor may also refer the student to the programme handbook and appropriate study skills resources.
  ii.  If feedback indicates that a student’s project lacked understanding of appropriate research techniques, then
       actions for development may direct the student to further reading.

Feedback on assessed work will be returned within four weeks and, where this cannot be met, this will be clearly
communicated to all students with a revised date. Assessment feedback complies with Manchester Met’s
Institutional Code of Practice for Assessment of Students :

Staff development mechanisms, including the Personal Development Review, Observation and Enhancing Teaching
Practice, Curriculum Group meetings, and Manchester Met-based learning and teaching days, help staff keep up-to-
date, both in the discipline and in pedagogic theory and practice. The overarching approach is guided by the
intention to facilitate active understanding and cultivate the capacity to learn and apply learning independently.
33        Inclusive Practice
On entry
All entrants are provided with an induction to their programme and to the support services of The Manchester
College and Manchester Met. All entrants are provided with materials that explain both procedures and services
that are available for student support. This addresses both pastoral and academic support.
All entrants are issued with a handbook for their programme in accordance with Manchester Met requirements.
During the programme
All students have a personal academic tutor. All students have access to the HE Student Engagement Manager at
The Manchester College. All students are provided with guidance on careers and post-graduate opportunities
throughout to enhance employability, but particularly in their final year of study. Students, whose first language is
not English, may receive additional language support through English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) via the
Languages Department at The Manchester College. Students with a disability have access to HE Disability Services.
Students are provided with a unit handbook (on-line) for each unit of study that provides details of the teaching
schedule, assessment and detailed learning resources in accordance with Manchester Met requirements.

Upon completion of the programme
In accordance with the current arrangements at The Manchester College, graduates are able to use the Guidance
and Welfare Service in seeking employment and advice on further study. Each programme cluster has staff-student
liaison meetings at least twice per year to evaluate the programme operation and to identify and act on issues. The
actions and outcomes of actions are made available to all students. Surveys of all students are conducted to gather
a broader range of opinion. Survey analysis feed into The Manchester College action plans and are made available.
34        Technology-Enhanced Learning
A range of digital and social media platforms are used to deliver unit content and share course material. Further,
this is used to encourage dialogue between students and staff and to provide a platform for delivering assessment
materials. These are live and dynamic activities that evolve with the programme as students and staff engage with
each other utilising technology enhanced learning. This environment is utilised for collaborative reading and
annotation of documents, particularly with team-based learning. It is used to dissect and analyse computer network
or computer design found anywhere on the Internet or by uploading images. It is further utilised for collaborative
independent study to review a potential problem that requires a resolution.

The use of technology-enabled learning materials allows flexibility in the delivery of the programmes, supports
independent learning, and aids inclusivity. The subject areas on Moodle™ should be used not only as a platform for
lecture notes, MS PowerPoint™ presentations, assignment briefs and unit handbooks, but also includes additional
learning resources such as videos, podcasts, links to journal articles and formative quizzes. Students, by using the
  CASQE                                                                                           Programme Specification
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