London South Bank University
Spring Semester Elective 2018
12 – 16 credits

Study abroad students in LSBU’s semester program can choose from a wide range of coursework, studying alongside the degree seeking population. All visiting semester students enroll in one of two courses: “London City of Change” or “Made in London”. Both are interactive, inter-disciplinary courses requiring student participation in a series of guided walks and site visits. Students then select 2 to 3 additional 4-credit elective courses from the semester schedule, for a total of 12 - 16 credits.


Application Deadline
October 15, 2017
Apps accepted after deadline as space permits

Application Requirements
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Official transcript
One letter of recommendation
Passport scan (photo page)
Digital photo (passport style)

Highlights

  • Academic internship placements
  • Course highlight: London, City of Change
  • Wide range of subject areas available

Program Dates
January 19, 2018 – June 9, 2018


Eligibility Requirements

Age: 18

Academic Year: Freshman or above.

* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements

Cumulative GPA:* 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)

English Language:* Non-native English language speakers must submit IELTS: 6 + with at least a 5.5 in each skill area



Applied Science
Arts & Creative Industries
Built Environment & Architecture
Business
Computer Science and Informatics
Education
Engineering
Health
Law & Social Sciences

Applied Science

4.0 Credits
Applied Sciences | Course #: ASC_4_409 | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This module aims to familiarise students with the fundamental principles of human nutrition as a multidisciplinary perspective relating to human health and wellbeing. Key concepts of nutritional requirements, food chemistry, macro and micronutrient functions will be explored. The relationship of diet to health will be explored with special reference to over and under nutrition states. Dietary recommendations for the maintenance of health and well-being are examined. Assessment of food intake is considered in this context. Factors determining food choice are reviewed. The role of nutrition in the context of physical activity will be explored.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Applied Sciences | Course #: ASC_4_410 | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Biology
This module introduces one of the central principles of biosciences, that of quantitative measurements, their interpretation and analysis. The emphasis of this module is based around understanding the measurement process, the significance of the measurement units and the mathematical manipulation of the data obtained to produce results of use to the analyst. The relevant mathematical skills needed to achieve this are developed in conjunction with the introduction to selected analytical data processing software. The data will be derived from a variety of human, microbial and epidemiological experimental settings. On completion of the module students will have gained knowledge of the main basic mathematical concepts and the use of software in the treatment and interpretation of the measured data.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Applied Sciences | Course #: ASC_5_437 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This module is intended to develop students understanding of the research process in the area of applied human sciences. It will provide knowledge about main research principles and methodologies for data collection and analysis. The students will gain practical experience in developing a research proposal and analysing data with parametric and non-parametric statistical methods using both MS Excel and IBM Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Applied Sciences | Course #: ASC_5_443 | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Physics, or equivalent.
This module will teach concepts and laws of physics that are fundamental for the understanding of human body systems. The module will also look at how these concepts and laws can be applied to develop medical technologies to examine and diagnose the function and disease of human body. Topics covered in this module include force, material, fluid, sound, electricity, optics, and radiation. The teaching of each topic will first be delivered through lectures to provide students with a firm understanding of the theory. Practical laboratory sessions will then be used to consolidate students understanding of the theories, and also to develop students ability and skill to apply these theories.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Applied Sciences | Course #: EAC_5_205 | Section: SP1 | Open
This module is intended to develop students' understanding of the research process in the area of applied human sciences. It will provide knowledge about main research principles and methodologies for data collection and analysis. The students will gain practical experience in developing a research proposal and analysing data with parametric and non-parametric statistical methods using both MS Excel and IBM Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Applied Sciences | Course #: SFB_4_101 | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Biology and Chemistry
An introduction to the chemistry and biochemistry required to underpin science degree courses. Starting from a basic description of the atom, the course leads progressively to cover key aspects of fundamental physical, inorganic and organic chemistry. The unit then looks at various aspects of biochemistry; the structure of nucleic acids, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. It also includes introductory enzyme kinetics, bioenergetics and basic aspects of metabolism.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Food Science | Course #: ASC_4_411 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Chemistry, or equivalent
This module aims to familiarise students with the science and technology basis needed for the conversion of raw materials into food ingredients and the application of food ingredients in manufactured food products. The first part of the module establishes the history and scientific principles of food technology and preservation. The module will give a general overview of the principles of the science of food, the factors which influence the quality of food products and explores some current technologies employed in food processing and manufacture. Students will study a range of systems using suitable examples drawn from the production of meat, cereals, fruit and vegetables, seafood, dairy produce or other products and will adopt s farm to fork approach. Students will be required to complete an accredited training course appropriate for food handlers. Students will appreciate the legal controls applied to food.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Food Science | Course #: ASC_5_445 | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This unit is designed to help students to develop an understanding of food microbiology, to appreciate the principles of food microbiology and explore both microbial food spoilage and foodborne microorganisms. In this context students will learn about the hazards that microorganisms pose to food safety, evaluate the risk and apply methods by which food can be processed safely. This is a practical unit and students will continue to develop their skills in examining foodstuffs in order to enumerate and identify specific microorganisms. Emphasis will be given to the development, application and use of microbiological criteria for evaluating food safety. Students will be introduced to innovative analytical techniques used for the identification and enumeration of microbes.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Food Science | Course #: EAA_5_411 | Section: SP1 | Open
This unit is designed to help students to develop an understanding of food microbiology, to appreciate the principles of food microbiology and explore both microbial food spoilage and foodborne microorganisms. In this context students will learn about the hazards that microorganisms pose to food safety, evaluate the risk and apply methods by which food can be processed safely. This is a practical unit and students will continue to develop their skills in examining foodstuffs in order to enumerate and identify specific microorganisms. Emphasis will be given to the development, application and use of microbiological criteria for evaluating food safety. Students will be introduced to innovative analytical techniques used for the identification and enumeration of microbes.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Food Science | Course #: EAA_6_413 | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Advanced Human Nutrition modules. Offered for final time in 2016/17
Human nutritional science is a rapidly advancing discipline. This module will draw on students’ background knowledge in the area and encourage critical evaluation of emerging topics in the field. The emphasis will be on the available evidence base and developing skills in interpreting and relating key nutritional points from complex and varied sources of information. The unit will be responsive to advances and breaking stories in the field.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Food Science | Course #: EAA_6_415 | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introductory Food Science modules. Offered for final time in 2016/17.
This module will build on the knowledge and understanding gained in previous modules to look at a few chosen topics in depth. These will be chosen amongst important food science and technology subjects. A variety of lecturers with expert knowledge will deliver the module hence ensuring both variety and depth of the subjects covered. Student will also use time on the module to critically evaluate topical issues. Where relevant, laboratory practical making use of advanced laboratory equipment will be demonstrated.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Food Science | Course #: EAC_5_408 | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Molecular Biology, or reasonable equivalent.
This unit builds on an understanding of the chemistry of biological molecules and applies these principles to explaining the nature, properties and behaviour of particular food macromolecules. Specific components will be used for illustration e.g. starch, lipids, proteins, pectin and fibre. The properties of many of these compounds can be influenced by functional chemicals called ˜food additives. The determination of all of these components in foods is essential for declaring compositional, nutritional and labelling information and therefore the unit will include practical learning material explaining the methods of analysis. Proximate and sensory analysis will form the major aspect of the laboratory analysis.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human Science | Course #: ASC_4_404 | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This module will extend the student’s knowledge of human anatomy and the musculoskeletal system, whilst introducing the basic biomechanical concepts and terminology that is required to analyse skilled and common movement patterns. This module will provide a clear understanding of the internal and external forces that act on the body, which can be used by the student to develop a comprehensive understanding of performance determinants.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human Science | Course #: ASC_4_413 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This module is designed to introduce forensic science students to the English legal system. It looks at the main sources of law; the hierarchy of the court system and the doctrine of precedent. It considers the role of Parliament in the creation of statutes, the rules which are applied to interpret those statutes and the role of the European Institutions. As an example of a statute, it looks at police powers under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.
The module also studies the structure and the personnel of the legal profession including the judiciary; the role of lay persons such as magistrates and jurors; the procedure followed at trial and the purposes and scope of sentencing.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human Science | Course #: ASC_5_429 | Section: SP1 | Open
Monday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Core Studies, and Nutrition Health and Disease or reasonable equivalent.
This module will develop the students knowledge and understanding of the nutritional requirements of athletes and the metabolic responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise. In particular it will focus on fuel utilisation during endurance, and the nutritional requirements of different athlete types will be explored. Evidence supporting the use of nutritional strategies in optimising performance and training will also be referenced.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human Science | Course #: ASC_5_438 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introductory Sports Science Modules
This module will develop the students’ knowledge of exercise physiology and a range of the laboratory procedures and skills used in the assessment of athletic populations. Building on the physiological knowledge developed at L4 the module will cover the acute and chronic responses to both high and low intensity exercise. It will also develop the ability to explain the fundamental factors that determine muscle strength and power as well as agility and quickness. It will focus on the responses of the key physiological systems that support exercise performance and the design of training programmes to optimise improvement and minimise/delay fatigue.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human Science | Course #: ASC_5_456 | Section: SP1 | Open
Monday 10:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Biology
The biology of human beings as adaptations to the selective pressures prevalent in our recent evolutionary history. An overview of the Hominoidea, provided by the fossil record and our dispersal out of Africa. This unit reviews our physiology as an omnivorous mammal originally adapted to tropical grasslands. It goes on to review the extent to which human behaviour can be interpreted as adaptive for a social animal exploiting the range of habitats our species has exploited.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human Science | Course #: ASC_6_432 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Sports Psychology
This module will help extending theory and research into the field to apply sport psychology into practice. A primary goal will be to teach the students to facilitate optimal involvement, performance, and enjoyment in sport and exercise. It will enable the student to study and apply psychological principles of human performance in helping athletes consistently perform in the upper range of their capabilities and more thoroughly enjoy the sport performance process.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human Science | Course #: ASC_6_433 | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Sports Science majors only
This module is designed to advance students understanding of strength and conditioning. It includes selection, administration and interpretation of exercise tests. It will develop the theory of periodisation and approaches to programme design to include sport and athlete performance profiling. It will evaluate recovery strategies and the issue of over training. Technological aids in optimising performance, such as hypoxia and vibration training will be addressed as will the challenges of certain environmental factors in order to support athletes in optimising their approaches to training and performance.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human Science | Course #: EAA_5_707 | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Core Studies, and Nutrition Health and Disease or reasonable equivalent.
This module will develop the students knowledge and understanding of the nutritional requirements of athletes and the metabolic responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise. In particular it will focus on fuel utilisation during endurance, and the nutritional requirements of different athlete types™ will be explored. Evidence supporting the use of nutritional strategies in optimising performance and training will also be referenced
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human Science | Course #: FBS_5_202 | Open
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Biology
The biology of human beings as adaptations to the selective pressures prevalent in our recent evolutionary history. An overview of the Hominoidea, provided by the fossil record and our dispersal out of Africa. This unit reviews our physiology as an omnivorous mammal originally adapted to tropical grasslands. It goes on to review the extent to which human behaviour can be interpreted as adaptive for a social animal exploiting the range of habitats our species has exploited.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human Science | Course #: FBS_5_204 | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Molecular Biology, or reasonable equivalent.
The Study Abroad Team are awaiting this module guide. For further information on this module please contact your provider, or the study abroad team.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human Science | Course #: SES_5_202 | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Biology or reasonable equivalent
This module has been designed so students can apply their pre-requisite knowledge of biomechanics to the practical element of analysing human movement. It will primarily develop students' awareness of the available equipment, techniques, and methodological considerations involved with biomechanical analyses. At the end of this, the student will be able to conduct a biomechanical investigation and link their understanding of Newtonian principles to sporting performance. The knowledge and skills developed will be assessed through a written piece of coursework and an end of module examination.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Human Science | Course #: SES_5_202. | Section: SP1 | Open
This module will extend the student’s knowledge of human anatomy and the musculoskeletal system, whilst introducing the basic biomechanical concepts and terminology that is required to analyse skilled and common movement patterns. This module will provide a clear understanding of the internal and external forces that act on the body, which can be used by the student to develop a comprehensive understanding of performance determinants.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PSY_4_EPA | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
This module introduces topics related to living in the world as a developing, thinking, social and individual being. Topics will include memory, perception, attention, cognitive development, interpersonal behaviour, group behaviour, intelligence, personality and aspects of atypical behaviour. Study in each of these will provide a framework for advanced study at level 5. In addition to knowledge, the module will provide the opportunity for students to develop skills relating to accessing, assimilating and communicating information as well as to be introduced to a variety of assessment techniques that will be encountered on the course.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PSY_4_ERW | Section: SP1 | Open
Monday 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Psychology, or equivalent, plus advanced Psychology courses
This module provides students with the opportunity to explore how theories, approaches and evidence from psychology have been applied to the real world. Students will be presented with a number of topics that have been important for understanding how people behave in the ways they do in the real world. Such topic areas will include thinking, social, and individual differences aspects of behaviour. In addition, the topic areas presented and explored in this module will inform students about a diverse range of psychology-related employment opportunities. Study in each of these will provide a framework for advanced study at level 5. In addition to knowledge, the module will provide the opportunity for students to develop skills relating to accessing, assimilating and communicating information, be introduced to a variety of assessment techniques that will be encountered on the course, and develop and be aware of the type of skills that are likely to enhance employability. Finally, the module will provide a focus for placements as a valuable way of gaining experience, and therefore enhancing employability.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PSY_4_PRM | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
The Psychological Research Methods 2 module builds and expands upon the descriptive and simple inferential statistical methods introduced in Psychological Research Methods 1 (which module provides students with an introduction to the study of Psychology as a science.). Lectures and seminars consider more advanced principles of research design, qualitative data analysis, and statistical analysis using SPSS. The module is assessed by two practical report writing assignments and a short answer examination.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PSY_5_PBO | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This module provides students with the opportunity to explore a number of the major concepts, theories and methods encountered in important areas of the psychology of behaviour with others. The module focuses on those approaches that have been used to examine a) psychological processes from a social cognitive perspective, b) social influence processes, c) the social self and self-identity, d) social interaction and biology. In addition, the module will introduce students to evidence that demonstrates the use of psychological knowledge to applied domains. Key topic areas according to these themes include persuasion of others, the link between animal behaviour and our own social formations, intergroup processes, socio-cultural perspectives on the self and self-identity, and interpersonal interaction processes in relation to memory.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PSY_5_PRM | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Psychological Research Methods
The Study Abroad Team are awaiting this module guide. For further information on this module please contact your provider, or the study abroad team.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PSY_5_PTK | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Psychology
This module provides students with the opportunity to explore a number of the major concepts, theories and methods encountered in understanding how we communicate with others, solve problems and make decisions. This module will help students to understand the development of human communication, both cognitive and social. Students will learn what different psychologists think intelligence is, how it develops, and how it can be measured. The module will explore the internal and external influences on the development of reasoning and decision making. The module will explore whether innate mechanisms underlie these capacities or whether they develop over time.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PSY_6_AAB | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Advanced Psychology courses
Works of art provide profound insights into human nature by creating forms and qualities of awareness that question and advance, while at the same time providing cogent ideas about, how awareness is comprised. Important works of art speak to and about essential aspects of our psychological make-up, helping us to develop and refine capacities of awareness, e.g., our perceptual and emotional sensibilities, as well as our understanding of awareness, i.e., the means by which constituted and how it is organised. Hence from the psychological point of view art is a gold mine, each work providing a highly articulate, indeed empirical, statement about how the brain constructs and responds to experience. Art intersects with the study of cognition by considering the appearances and meaning that arise from or as part of our experiencing the world. It is, in effect, another resource, which like the scientific study of psychology provides evidence, in some cases properly ‘experimental’, about how awareness works. Artists demonstrate their knowledge of brain and mental capacities not by analysing them but by providing formal, synthetic demonstrations of that knowledge as constituted by and represented in the work itself.
It may be the case that no other vehicle allows mental process to be studied and understanding conveyed in a first-hand, yet shared and objective way. In that sense art has a great deal to contribute to and may very well outstrip the academic practice of Psychology when it comes to dealing with the subjective world of experience. While works of art can be apprehended, with various aspects of its composition understood and evaluated, they cannot be ‘explained’ reductively, and herein is an important lesson; notably, that awareness is an emergent, constructive phenomenon, which although grounded in the physical processes and in response to the physical world around us can be constituted in unlimited ways in terms of qualities, form and meaning.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PSY_6_CPP | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Advanced Psychology courses
This module is designed primarily for students who wish to go on to counselling psychology and psychotherapy postgraduate courses (as distinct from Clinical Psychology and other related professions) following their degree. Each week will include both a theoretical component and a practical component where students will be able to try out various approaches in role-plays and triad work. Triad work is a standard counselling training practice where students take the role of counsellor, client and observer and try out techniques in this triad. Students are encouraged to talk about general aspects of life or minor problems rather than anything they are likely to find distressing and are encouraged only to disclose information that they are comfortable sharing.
The theoretical component of the module introduces students to key theoretical approaches in counselling psychology and psychotherapy (focusing on humanist/existential and cognitive behavioural) as well as covering various types of therapy (one-to-one, group therapy, brief therapy and relationship work). There is a critical emphasis throughout the course considering issues of power, ethics, difference, and research on therapeutic effectiveness and processes. The material covered on this course will be similar to that in many foundation courses in counselling psychology and psychotherapy. Therefore it is important that students taking the course attend every week so that they, and their colleagues, get the full benefit. Students are also encouraged to engage in an appropriate placement or voluntary work during the year they are taking this module so that they can reflect on this experience during their course and in the assessment.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PSY_6_DBB | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Advanced Psychology courses
This option focuses on infancy, a period of rapid development, and examines the emergence of perceptual, cognitive, and early social skills during the first year of life. Emerging behaviours will also be related to brain development, to facilitate a more thorough investigation of what happens during development. Traditional and more recent methods used to assess both brain and behaviour in infants will also be considered. This module also offers the opportunity to consider a dominant theoretical debate in developmental psychology, that of the relative contributions of nature and nurture to development. The first part of the module focuses on typical development, while the second part looks at instances where development is atypical, such as in the case of developmental disorders (e.g. autism and Down syndrome) or the case of extreme environments (e.g. visual and environmental deprivation).
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PSY_6_NRP | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Advanced Psychology courses
This unit is concerned with the effects of brain damage on cognitive and social functioning. We will be looking at selected disorders of object and face recognition, attention, memory and social behaviour. We will try and understand each disorder by looking at a normally functioning system and then look at the kind of impairment that results from damage. Throughout, we will identify the relationship between a given function and its neural correlates. Finally, we will be looking at the factors that affect recovery from brain damage and rehabilitation.
Contact Hours: 60

Arts & Creative Industries

4.0 Credits
Arts & Festival Management | Course #: AME_5_MMG | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This module seeks to answer this and other related questions by examining contemporary British and international museum and gallery practices. The module charts the evolution of the museum from the Louvre in 1793 to the present day, focussing on the major changes that have transformed museums since the 1980s and the debates that have underpinned these changes. Specifically the module explores the artistic, educational, social, cultural and political purposes of museums and galleries and the issues involved in developing, presenting, interpreting, contextualising and promoting collections and exhibitions for culturally diverse audiences.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Arts & Festival Management | Course #: BAF_4_AFA | Section: SP1 | Open
Monday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The module is designed to introduce students to Accounting and Finance with special reference to the Arts. Following initial introductory work on producing basic financial statements, the emphasis will then move on to interpreting and using the financial information these statements provide. Published financial reports from dance, theatre, music and other arts organisations will be drawn on to contextualise the module for this particular learner group.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Arts & Media | Course #: AME_4_CMF | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This contextual module offers a variety of perspectives on the creative industries in order to understand concepts, practices, politics and industry orientations. It also aims to give you a solid grounding in critically studying academic and industry sources, engage in debate during seminars and produce a well-evidenced essay.
The lectures are shared between several courses in creative media practice:
Game Design and Development; Sound Design; Special Effects; Theatre Technologies; Visual Effects
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Arts & Media | Course #: AME_5_LCC. | Open
This is an interactive, inter-disciplinary module which requires student participation in a series of guided walks and place visits. In addition to the scheduled lectures and seminar workshops teaching is delivered by a team drawn from the department of Culture, Writing and Performance which is housed in the university's School of Arts and Creative Industries.
The module focuses on London's development as a world/global city from the 19th century to the present day, examining its changing character in relation to historical and cultural contexts. Students read from a range of London-set texts - literary and historical - view selected London-based films and documentaries, and undertake a range of conducted walks with visits to sites of relevant interest such as the Imperial War Museum, the British Library, Borough Market, the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Tate Modern and Tate Britain, Brick Lane and Greenwich.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Digital Design | Course #: CRT_4_DJ2 | Section: SP1 | Open
Monday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Digital Journalism 1, or reasonable equivalent
This module builds on the skills and knowledge learnt in Semester 1 and continues to outline the range of digital skills, enabling a story to be told in a variety of mediums suitable for online publication, that journalists are required to have. This module acknowledges the increasing emphasis and dependence on data for stories.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Digital Design | Course #: CRT_5_RDD | Section: SP1 | Open
The Study Abroad Team are awaiting this module guide. For further information on this module please contact your provider, or the study abroad team.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Digital Design | Course #: FAM_4_TMW | Section: SP1 | Open
This module introduces students to a range of approaches to contextual research and academic critique in relation to contemporary media practice. Exploring synergies and convergences across the disciplines of photography, design, film, music, fine art and digital media amongst others, students will encounter and engage in contemporary debates, positions and practices in the context of multimodal approaches to research. By extending their frame of contextual reference, and ability to engage in critical and creative thinking, the module will provide a grounding in academic writing, production research and idea generation in the context of an understanding of discourse at an academic and professional level.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Drama & Performance | Course #: AME_5_POA | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
This module provides an in-depth theoretical overview of the contemporary practice of adapting classic texts for new stages and audiences. The module also looks forward to Level 6 by providing you with an opportunity to develop a mini-dissertation and to write at some length about a specific area of theatre practice.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Drama & Performance | Course #: CWP_4_TCP | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thursday 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Pre-requisite: History of Drama, or reasonable equivalent
This module is a follow on from Performance Histories. It continues students introduction to the historical context of contemporary drama and performance, focusing on the first half of the 20th Century. Students will be introduced to a range of historically important practitioners and dramatic literature of the Modernist period. This will enable students to make connections and draw distinctions between different ideologies and performance styles. Students will explore concepts relevant to the study of drama such as performance space, dramatic language and genre, the place of the stage in society and critical performance analysis.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
English with Creative Writing | Course #: AAP_4_CW2 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
This module is designed to enable students to develop and experiment with poetry as a mode of creative expression through the study and production of poetry in a variety of forms. The module introduces students to the workings of rhythm, metre and rhyme; a selection of poetic forms (e.g. haiku, sestina, sonnet) and devices (e.g. metaphor, imagery, symbolism); and a variety of other conventions associated with verse. Students will learn about the technical skills of writing poetry by reading the work of established and emerging poets. Workshops will focus on creative production and methods of explication, where students will be able to apply close-reading practices to their own and peers writing. The module will also concentrate on other methods of evaluation and revision. Students will produce a small portfolio of original poetry for this module.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
English with Creative Writing | Course #: AAP_4_NAC | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This module introduces the critical study of narrative and forms of prose narration, including non-fiction prose writing. Building on the core skills covered in semester one, it provides the appropriate critical skills and vocabulary with which to analyse different forms of prose narrative, introducing a range of texts from different historical periods, traditions, and genres. It also develops key skills in the areas of academic presentation and essay writing.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
English with Creative Writing | Course #: AAP_5_CGF | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The module focuses on the theory and craft of Contemporary Genre Fiction, including thriller, fantasy, sci-fi and young adult fiction. The students will explore texts that set narrative patterns in plot, setting and character development, for various forms of genre writing, as well as those that play with genre patterns. The students will use those patterns as the basis for their own writing. Indicative reading includes contemporary British texts by authors such as Philip Pullman, Kate Atkinson, Mark Haddon, and Iain Banks, where students are introduced to the wider cultural and commercial contexts in which contemporary genre fiction is produced.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
English with Creative Writing | Course #: AAP_5_LIF | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This module gives students the opportunity to examine the transition from the written to the visual text, and includes a range of literary and filmic periods and genres. The module focuses on the ways in which written and visual texts share a background in narrative theory. Students learn how to apply narrative and film theory, as well as theorizing the relationship between the written and the visual.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
English with Creative Writing | Course #: AAP_5_TBP | Section: SP1 | Open
This module focuses on modern poetry and explores its wider connections to art, dance, photography and film in the early to mid-twentieth century. Students are introduced to key movements eg. symbolism, cubism, surrealism, abstract expressionism and will study canonical as well as less well-known poetry, focusing on aesthetics, history and cultural contexts. Students will study poetics as critical framework, as well as collaborative techniques such as free verse, collage, montage, documentary, and emphasis. This module includes field trips to galleries and museums.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
English with Creative Writing | Course #: AME_5_ARP | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This unit will provide a general introduction to the specific subject of research in the arts and in the cultural industries. Students will be introduced to key research methods and theories applied in the interdisciplinary fields of art, media and cultural studies. The unit will address the principle approaches to designing and conducting small scale academic research. Students will learn how to generate and analyse findings as well as presenting research work and results in verbal and written forms. The skills and knowledge gained during the course of this unit will be directly transferable for assignments in other units and will also prepare students for the honours dissertation. However, students will not be permitted to replicate the research project for their final year dissertation.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
English with Creative Writing | Course #: AME_5_RDR | Section: SP1 | Open
Radio Drama offers students an introduction to the craft of dramatic writing in the context of radio/audio drama. By listening to radio plays and podcasts, students learn the techniques of using dialogue, sound effects and music to write a 15 minute script. The course is practice-based, including writing exercises in every class, as well as writing workshops, where the students will read their work and learn how to become script developers for each other. Students will also have an introduction to the recording studio to support their understanding of the production process and gain an insight into professional practice.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
English with Creative Writing | Course #: AME_5_WAL | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This module focuses on twentieth-century autobiographical writing and explores the way in which writers use, extend and subvert autobiographical conventions. Students are introduced to a variety of writing, from canonical autobiography to less well-known contemporary womens and postcolonial autobiographical work. Each type of writing has generated its own body of criticism and textual genealogy and although we will not be looking at pre-twentieth-century work in detail, we will explore the histories and cultural contexts of a wide range of autobiographical texts.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Practice | Course #: AME_4_DPR | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Subject to availability and lab sizes.
In this Module students will conduct research into a documentary subject, collaboratively develop and produce a short documentary film, and reflectively engage with documentary practice through theory. The Module explores theoretical and methodological frameworks that shape our understanding of documentary practice and reception, including the nature of documentarys truth claims and the work of audiences in deciphering such claims. Students will be asked to respond to the major documentary modes, and to reflect through their filmmaking on the relationship between their documentary subject and their method.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Practice | Course #: AME_4_EMN | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Subject to availability and lab sizes.
This Module offers both practical training in the use of editing and effects software (Adobe Creative Suite), and seminars that explore the history and theory of montage. Practice and theory are linked in this Module in such a way that students are able to explore editing techniques while thinking conceptually about what editing means in different contexts. In addition to facilitating students development of practical skills, this Module will introduce students to different theoretical and ideological approaches to editing, from the political formalism of dialectical montage, to the poetics of collage, and the suturing instinct of continuity editing.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Practice | Course #: AME_5_SOF | Open
Pre-requisite: Introductory Sound Recording modules or reasonable equivalent
This module will cover the skills necessary for you to be able to achieve good, clean sound for film. This module provides an overview of these skills which you will then be able to build upon and develop. We will be looking at the whole process involved in producing sound for film: planning and pre-production, location sound and post-production. It is relatively easy to render high quality HD images with even the simplest cameras it is more challenging to record and mix high quality sound. This module is designed to get you working confidently with music and sound, in order to achieve the best possible marrying of picture and to make most of the intrinsic added value of the good use of sound. Music and sound design for film demands creative and technical planning for good recording, mixing and final sweetening or 'fairy-dust' of the soundtrack. Throughout the semester, you will have the opportunity to build on the technical and analytical skills acquired at Level 4, through the production of comprehensive sound and music track design for a film sequence. You are required to work with both source and original sound and music, critically investigating how mood and meaning is constructed through the dialogue between the image and sound tracks.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: AME_5_AHI | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The aim of this Module is to introduce students to the history and development of American Cinema. It will allow students to extend their knowledge and understanding of the growth of the film industry and their interpretation of image and meaning in film gained at Level 4. The Module will focus on key aspects of Hollywood Cinema including production, distribution, exhibition and audiences. It will go on to explore the relationship between Hollywood and Independent American Cinema and explore the latter in terms of an alternative representational mode to Hollywood. Students will also be given the opportunity to view a wide range of Hollywood and Independent films and to critically evaluate such films in relation to the major themes of the Module.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: FAM_4_RST | Open
This module develops and builds on the content covered in ‘Reading the Screen: Analysis and Design’ and introduces students to a range of theoretical approaches to the study of film. It introduces students to the role of film theory as a criteria to understand and analyse movies. The module concentrates on a selection of Anglo-American and European film theory strands and narrative theory. There will be screenings of films throughout the module to explore the complex and meaningful dialogue between the analysis of film form and aesthetics and various theoretical approaches.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: FAM_4_SRE | Open
The goal of this module is to achieve recording of the highest quality location sound to best facilitate students’ filmmaking ambitions. Sound is the one element that will most expose any shortcomings in your film production standards, and getting to grips with the basics here will go a long way towards improving the quality of your films. A big part of learning to record great sound is learning to listen, which in turn requires an understanding of the characteristics of different kinds of sound and the behaviour of sound in different environments. Such considerations as these are central to the module, while instruction on the most common filmmaking situations and the most common problems encountered when recording sound will give you a firm grounding in sound recording techniques and technologies. You can pursue an interest in sound further by enrolling on optional modules in sound editing and sound design in your second year
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: FAM_4_WCO | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This module looks at the historical and formal development of film and the cinema industry from the perspective of World Cinema. It considers the significance of film from around the globe (E.g. Eastern Europe, Japan, Latin America, Africa, India) and charts the development of a global film industry. The module follows the historical methodology signalled in the preceding ‘Rise of Cinema: Europe and America’ unit and aims to widen the theoretical and analytical focus to instances of national cinemas that have provided a significant challenge and alternative to dominant Western modes of narrative and representation.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Journalism | Course #: CRT_5_IJR | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This module will focus on the techniques involved in writing for newspapers in general and in reporting and investigating on a controversial topic (crime, corruption, a scandal, etc.). This unit will allow students to work on news or an investigative project while exposing a ‘real life’ alleged failure of justice. The unit will address the techniques required for both the research/investigation (surveillance techniques, going undercover, archive research, use of anonymous sources, analysis of documents, scientific analysis, social and legal issues, and the like) and the writing of a final news piece. The unit will also address the consequences of investigative journalism, for the individual and for the society as a whole.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mandatory Study Abroad Courses | Course #: AME_5_LCC | Open
This is an interactive, inter-disciplinary module which requires student participation in a series of guided walks and place visits. In addition to the scheduled lectures and seminar workshops teaching is delivered by a team drawn from the department of Culture, Writing and Performance which is housed in the university's School of Arts and Creative Industries.
The module focuses on London's development as a world/global city from the 19th century to the present day, examining its changing character in relation to historical and cultural contexts. Students read from a range of London-set texts - literary and historical - view selected London-based films and documentaries, and undertake a range of conducted walks with visits to sites of relevant interest such as the Imperial War Museum, the British Library, Borough Market, the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Tate Modern and Tate Britain, Brick Lane and Greenwich.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mandatory Study Abroad Courses | Course #: FAM_5_MIL | Section: SP1 | Open
Monday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The module provides visiting students with an interactive opportunity to learn about London through the prism of fashion. Students will explore Londons development as a centre for the fashion industry, engage with fashion in its social, historical and cultural context and develop a growing understanding of Londons place as a strategic centre for fashion as a business.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Photography | Course #: AME_5_SPP | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Students attend both sessions. Photography, Art and Design, or reasonable equivalent. Student must have own Digital SLR Camera
In recent years developments in digital technology and advances in home printing and print on demand services have led to a rapid increase in photographers self publishing books, outside of the traditional publishing models. At the same time independent and mainstream publishing houses have also increased their output of photobooks. In this module students will explore the photobook as a means for disseminating work and creating an audience. Each student will photograph, design and create a photobook. Collectively you will host an event at which your books can seen and can be purchased by an audience.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Sound Design | Course #: CRT_4_FRC | Open
This module will introduce students to field recording techniques and the use of different types of microphones to develop an understanding of recording protocols in different locations. The key task for students will be to produce an edited project collated from location recordings that demonstrate their understanding of microphones, and the relationship between sound and the specifics of location. The editing process will introduce students to basic techniques, and also the cleaning up process (such as, EQ and dynamics processing). As part of the production process, students will be asked to document their work in a portfolio with detailed notes for each recording session.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Sound Design | Course #: CRT_4_SSY | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This module introduces students to synthesised sounds as a component of sound design practice. They will learn key principles in shaping the timbre of a sound using subtractive synthesis as a basis to introduce other forms of sound processing. The module will enable students to develop their confidence through a series of hands on workshops to complement their understanding of software-based tools.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Sound Design | Course #: CRT_4_STP | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This module will introduce students to creating sound tracks for digital animations created by students on the BA (Hons) Digital Design course. Building on the modules in the first semester, students will produce sound effects and voice-overs while learning how to synchronise sounds to a moving image. The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to experiment with sounds to affect the narrative of visual media. This module will enable students to develop the production skills introduced in the first semester, and allow them to focus on developing an aspect of the final audio track as part of a production team (e.g. sound design, music, dialog).
Contact Hours: 60

Built Environment & Architecture

4.0 Credits
Architecture | Course #: EBB_4_503 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Students must submit a portfolio of work for academic consideration before registering on Architecture modules
This unit integrates knowledge and understanding gained through other units in the year within an architectural design project of increased contextual awareness and organisational complexity.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Architecture | Course #: EBB_5_508 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Students must submit a portfolio of work for academic consideration before registering on Architecture modules
Students are invited to investigate the relationship between site, programme, and architectural concepts through the design of enclosing structures.
Contact Hours: 60
8.0 Credits
Architecture | Course #: EBB_5_509 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Students must submit a portfolio of work for academic consideration before registering on Architecture modules
Students investigate and analyse the given site and wider context by making and documenting both cultural and imperial readings of the environment. These readings, together with individual interpretations and development of a given programme into a coherent and fully formulated design brief, form the basis of a detailed architectural response, resulting in a typically medium sized public building including external spaces and fully resolved interiors.
Contact Hours: 120
4.0 Credits
Architecture | Course #: EBB_5_510 | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Students must submit a portfolio of work for academic consideration before registering on Architecture modules
The course demonstrates, through a series of case studies, buildings and architectural or urban formations situated in their particular socio-economic, political and physical contexts, from the period after the industrial revolution. The module runs for semester two only.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Built Environment | Course #: EBB_4_040 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This module will provide an overview of the theory and practice of surveying. The students will be introduced to basic surveying principles and techniques and develop a working knowledge of the use standard techniques and equipment. The module provides an explanation of basic principles of surveying, levelling, setting out of building works together with angular measurements using modern total stations, fieldwork and computations associated with levelling, dimensional control and positioning.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Built Environment | Course #: EBB_4_050 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This unit focuses on three areas of work; Design Principles, Basic CAD and Technology
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Built Environment | Course #: EBB_4_060 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
A unit to provide a broad and critical perspective on planning and construction as well as an understanding of the context within which planning and construction decisions are made and implemented.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Built Environment | Course #: EBB_5_100 | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This unit focuses on the range of techniques used by building surveying professionals in the undertaking of different types of surveys on commercial and large residential properties. It also focuses on the development of planned maintenance programmes and reviews financial controls and planned roll out programmes of work, facility and asset management, building and fire safety legislation, post occupancy legislation incl. the Party Wall etc Act.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Built Environment | Course #: EBB_5_150 | Section: SP1 | Open
Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Production Management, Construction Technology & Materials, Construction Technology & Structures, or equivalent
The module focuses on the time planning of the production phase in the construction of buildings and the need to complete the project within an agreed time span, to an appropriate quality and to an agreed cost using appropriate resources.
It develops a working knowledge of the classical planning / time programming techniques and the associated analytical skills to develop strategies that fulfil these requirements.
The basic elements of time programming, monitoring and controlling the production process are taught centred on the traditional Precedence method. The principle of Activity on Arrow is also reviewed. Human and Plant resources and their related costs are linked to programme for further analysis.
The traditional context of Line of Balance for manufacture will be discussed and it’s further adaptation in the form of Elemental Trend Analysis and Time Chainage for the Building and Civil Engineering industries will be taught.
Precedence and Line of Balance are brought together to illustrate the principle of Location Based Management – Trade Flow programming.
The computer programme Prima Vera will be used to summate the above classical time –resource -cost programme. (Vico software may be demonstrated for Trade flow subject to licence renewal). Students should also recognise alternatives such as Power Project and Microsoft Project.
Advances on critical path may be developed to include the principles of Project Cash flow, Pert Time and Pert Cost. Oracle (Primavera supports Risk analysis software).
Aspects of the philosophy of BIM is introduced by the provision of two Revit software based 3D Models which the student will use to prepare their coursework. Interrogation of these models will enable the student to understand the information that may start to be supplied to the contractor by the design team.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Built Environment | Course #: EBB_5_180 | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This unit examines the various types of construction contracts, including families of standard construction contracts, and the common law and legislation and administrative procedures which govern them. It provides a working knowledge and understanding of construction contract legal problems, and related applicable law, such as non-contractual liabilities. It examines when a dispute arises in legal terms, and how dispute resolution methods may be employed to resolve problems and disputes.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Built Environment | Course #: EBB_5_200 | Section: SP1 | Open
Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This unit introduces the concepts of Building Information Modelling (BIM) through the development of architectural 3D models on industry standard parametric CAD systems. The unit covers the practical competence of architectural modelling and provides exposure on co-ordinating building information models.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Built Environment | Course #: EBB_5_230 | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Module provides an analytical approach to understanding organisations, how they are organised and typical cultures; the management of work groups and the roles of the individual in a work setting. Communication and leadership. It considers the development of management theory, through the Classical Schools of thought up to the present day.
A second theme introduces elements of human resource management, notably resource planning; recruitment; appraisal; dismissal; redundancy and industrial relations with particular reference to the construction industry. The Module provides a broad basic knowledge expected to be implicit in the general management of the firm; in organisational management and in particular, construction, project and production management operations.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Built Environment | Course #: EBB_6_040 | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Intro to Finance
This unit focuses on introducing students to the various principles of law and valuation which are relevant to surveyors working in the construction and property industries.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Built Environment | Course #: EBB_6_120 | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: An academic background in construction
This module focuses on introducing students to the various principles of law and valuation which are relevant to surveyors working in the construction and property industries.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Urban Environment | Course #: UEL_5_PER | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The module provides an introduction to the fields of policy and research and has a strong emphasis on the development of practical skills. The increased focus by both Government and academics on evidence based policy will be explored leading to an examination of the relationship between research and policy and the processes of policy development and policy evaluation. Students will develop an understanding of the research process and have the opportunity to develop the skills and techniques required to undertake and evaluate research. The module will require to student to elaborate and apply an appropriate methodology to address an agreed research aim in relation to the evaluation of a relevant planning or regeneration related policy.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Urban Environment | Course #: UEL_5_PTM | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This module examines transport issues for planning students. It focuses on the importance of modes of transport for patterns of land use and the construction of sustainable futures. It also examines how issues of power and equality underpin mobility: who can move, how and in what ways.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Urban Environment | Course #: UEL_6_SSP | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The module explores spatial planning at the strategic level. In practice this can refer to planning activities at the regional, national and international levels. The European Union has dramatically increased the role of regions in recent years and the module examines the theoretical and practical elements in relation to regional development. Uneven patterns of development and increasing regional disparities are common at the level of the European Union and within many of the member states. However, more recently some countries, including England, have moved away from a regional focus in favour of a stronger emphasis on local areas. The module analyses the responses to the problems of economic, social, territorial disparities by examining contemporary processes and mechanisms of governance, government, policy and planning. The module focuses on the strategic spatial planning agenda at both the UK level and in the wider European context.
Contact Hours: 60

Business

4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BAF_4_MAC | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The module will introduce students to the basic principles and practices of management accounting. It will enable students to identify how management accounting techniques can be used to support the management processes of planning, controlling and decision-making. The module will cover cost accounting principles, conventions and practices as applied to the ascertainment of costs and the analysis, interpretation and presentation of cost information.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BAF_5_TAF | Open
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Business
The module focuses on the computation of the tax liabilities of individuals, including as an employee, or self-employed; and also unincorporated businesses, companies, and groups of companies. Assessment is via a three hour examination which is worth 60% of total marks for the unit; plus an individual assignment worth 40%.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BAF_6_EFI | Section: SP1 | Open
Monday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Completion of level 5 or equivalent
This module aims to provide course members with the knowledge and skills needed to critically analyse financial information and use it in the pursuit of opportunity which is an important element of entrepreneurship. Students learn to use finance & accounting tools to analyse firms in all phases of their life cycle, from the initial idea generation to ultimate sale of the venture. In addition participants should be able to develop a framework of analysis for business opportunities. The module is discipline based and stresses application, it is concerned with deal structure and contract design between entrepreneurs and outside investors.Pedagogy and organisation of the material is centred upon financial economic principles to focus on the financial problems associated with incubating and growing new ventures.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BAF_6_EST | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 9:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The module builds on the students ability to apply financial management techniques, financial accounting analysis and management accounting forecasting. Having studied this module students will be able to assess an organisations current environment, make strategic decisions on the direction of the organisation, implement strategy and evaluate the impact of strategic decisions on the organisations stakeholders.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BAF_6_MAD | Section: SP1 | Open
Monday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Completion of level 5 or equivalent
The module is intended to develop an understanding of the principles and application of the decision making, planning and control techniques required for reporting to senior management within an organisation. Recognising that many students on the module will not have studied management accounting before and will not necessarily be planning to work in a management accounting role, the module will develop an understanding of the key management accounting issues that students are likely to have to deal with in their careers.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BAF_TAF | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Business
The module focuses on the computation of the tax liabilities of individuals, including as an employee, or self-employed; and also unincorporated businesses, companies, and groups of companies. Assessment is via a three hour examination which is worth 60% of total marks for the unit; plus an individual assignment worth 40%.
Contact Hours: 40
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BBM_4_PEO | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The module will give students an appreciation of the complexities of understanding people and behaviour within organizations. The module is incorporated with theories of organisational behaviour and people management practices and students will develop an understanding of how and why individuals behave in specific ways in the workplace.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BBM_5_HRE | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Completion of level 4 or equivalent
The module will give students a thorough understanding of how human resource management works in an organisation from both a practical and theoretical approach. This module has been mapped to the CIPD Intermediate Certificate and would form part of the requirement needed to achieve the additional qualification along with Associate Membership of the CIPD on successful completion of the 3rd year HRM degree.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BBM_6_IOL | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Completion of level 5 or equivalent
Individual and Organisational Learning and Development is a core HR modules which enables students to gain an evaluative understanding of theoretical and practical issues involved designing, delivering and evaluating learning interventions. It incorporates the development of reflective practice skills,consultancy skills and the principles of continuing professional development.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BBM_6_SBP | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Business
The purpose of the unit is to introduce students to the concept of small business planning, management and strategy. Highlighted are the differences in the planning and decision making processes between small and large enterprises. The unit stresses the fact that similar processes are involved in both small and large firms, but also shows that the greater degree of control involved in a small firm can bring greater rewards in terms of personal development.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BBS_4_ECN | Open
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Business Economics, or reasonable equivalent
This module will continue to develop the students understanding of the essential micro and macro-economic theories which are the bed rock to the economic concepts and methods studied in Business Economics (Economics 1). The emphasis of the module is upon the theoretical frameworks underpinning the business applications of economics in facilitating the decisions of policy makers, managers, entrepreneurs in a variety of situations as well as the implications of the macro open economy on the operations of modern firms.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BBS_4_ECO | Section: FA1 | Open
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Pre-requisite: Students attend both sessions.
This module will introduce a range of essential economic concepts and methods and show how these can be applied to understand the world around us. The emphasis of the module is upon the business applications of economics in facilitating the decisions of managers, entrepreneurs in a variety of situations including pricing, advertising, financing, market entry and product developments. The module will also consider the implications of the macro economy on the operations of modern firms.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BBS_5_BCT | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Completion of level 4 or equivalent
This module enables students to appreciate the legal rules relating to the formation, contents, and methods of discharge of business contracts, and the consequences that flow from such contracts where they are breached.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BBS_5_BDD | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Completion of level 4 or equivalent
Entrepreneurs know the best feeling in business discovery and development is when the start-up venture is developed to a size that suits the needs of the market and others believe in its success just like the entrepreneur and a brand presence is established. This module develops on the principles behind what gives entrepreneurs the mind-set and drive to develop and expand businesses, establishing a market presence for their new venture, and launching a presence for the brand. The module gives entrepreneurial-minded students the tools to analyse, launch and establish presence of an enterprise venture within the any highly competitive market, to build a positive reputation. Drawing upon the discovery and development of business profiling which is achieved through big-data, to uncover patterns and relationships in establishing an entrepreneurial venture, within their local environment.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BBS_5_DAN | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Completion of level 4 or equivalent
This module introduces a range of specific concepts and quantitative techniques essential for the management of operations, production, material planning and quality assurance functions. It aims to enable students to process data in order to understand the root causes of various management issues related to the performances of the organisation. Observed data is compared to expected behaviour in order to determine why things happened, and provides a good understanding of a specific aspect of the problem that management wants to solve.
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BBS_5_EBU | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Intro to Business (or equivalent)
This unit examines the business and technology concepts and fundamentals underlying e-Business from an organisational and management perspective. Not only will the technologies needed to create industrial solutions for e-Business be explored and the building blocks of such solutions, the commercial, legal and privacy issues relating to, and the security measures needed for, e-Business will also be addressed. In doing this, the unit imparts essential knowledge concerning the impact that the Internet & World Wide Web has had, is having and will have on the organisation and the wider global economy.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BBS_5_FLR | Section: SP1 | Open
This module is aims at providing students with the survival language skills in a vocational context. Taught within the Level A1 of the European Language Framework Competence Framework, students will be taught the basic language skills to enable them to understand everyday vocabulary, basic grammar and the ability to communicate orally with someone at an introductory level.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BBS_5_FPM | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Completion of level 4 or equivalent
This module examines the role of project management within the business environment, the project life cycle, and various techniques of project and work planning, control and evaluation to achieve project objectives. The tools currently available to project managers are illustrated in this module through the use of Microsoft Project software and various other tools that are followed by the PMI and APM BoK (Body of Knowledge).
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BBS_5_MBI | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Completion of level 4 or equivalent
This module is aimed at providing students with a practical understanding of setting up and managing small or medium sized enterprises and the importance of business innovation. Businesses are at the heart of any economy, especially small and medium sized enterprises. This module brings together theory and practice through an integrated speaker programme, which includes entrepreneur’s managers and innovators.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BBS_5_ROP | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Completion of level 4 or equivalent
This module provides students an overview of the key retail daily operations and the activities that retail outlets have with their consumers. Students will gain understanding of relevant management tools that help successfully formulate and manage retail operations. Developing on practical problems involved in running a retail business, from store and stock management, retail finances, through the role of the store manager to the contact between floor staff and potential customers. Considering the strategic and tactical issues in developing the relationship between retailers, existing and potential new customers. Enhancing the abilities to evaluate the practical application of daily retail operations.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BBS_5_SMB | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Completion of level 4 or equivalent
This module provides a comprehensive understanding of social media in its design, implementation and use in a variety of business contexts. It includes the Social Media Canvas as a tool that determines how social media can be made integral to business strategy and thus aid businesses in achieving their objectives.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BBS_6_LPB | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Business Law, and Contract Law, or equivalent
Legal Protection of Creativity looks at the intellectual property of a business. IP law refers to creations of the mind or intellect that can be legally owned. Ideas and unique creations can exist in every business. They are important for long term financial success and can make you more competitive than your rivals. This module looks at how to stop competitors from copying your most valuable assets; it looks at protection of and against marketing/advertising, information technology, accounts, and other business areas.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BBS_6_MAP | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Completion of level 5 or equivalent
The use of mobile apps has now overtaken desktop computing. More and more businesses are using mobile apps within their companies as well as providing products and services through mobile technology. They have ventured beyond basic services and are now offering games, location-based services, order tracking services, retailing, banking, health and medical services, and ticket purchases. They will develop more into other areas such as government and public services.
Mobile apps are designed to run on small mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and include wearable technologies. This module will cover key concepts in the design, implementation and business use of mobile applications.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BBS_6_OTM | Section: SP1 | Open
Monday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Intro to Micro and Macro Economics (or equivalent)
This unit introduces and makes use of, analytical and numerical techniques and methods for finding possible optimal solutions to business and financial problems cast in an unconstrained, constrained and strategic environment. This unit covers three main concepts: optimal uses of calculus to find solutions, numerical techniques (iterative and computational) and analytical techniques to find the best possible strategies.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Studies | Course #: BBS_6_STB | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Intro to Macroeconomics, Quantitative Methods or equivalent, Statistics (or equivalent)
Students in Business Studies require a good grasp of quantitative (mainly statistical) skills and techniques to analyse and summarise business data, and to understand reports and published material where statistical/quantitative methods have been used. This unit provides these skills. Emphasis is placed on statistical methods and the use is made of appropriate software.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: BAF_5_FAA | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Accounting
This module will build upon the fundamentals of accounting studied at level 4 to develop the students comprehension of the preparation and of presentation of published financial statements, applying current the International Financial Reporting Standards for a single entity and simple business combinations. The module will also develop knowledge and understanding of the interpretation of financial statements.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: BAF_5_FOF | Section: FA1 | Open
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This module is an introduction to the basic principles of finance and financial decision-making. It seeks to provide an elementary knowledge of finance, simultaneously highlighting the essential links between accounting and finance concepts; students would thereby be provided with a firm foundation in the theoretical as well as practical aspects of financial decision-making.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: BAF_5_IFM | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The module deals with the theory and techniques of financial decision-making in key areas such as the capital investment decision, the financing decision, the cost of capital, and working capital management. The module is aimed at providing a foundation in finance for students aspiring to be accountants or finance professionals, and therefore seeking a sound technical understanding of financial management and decision-making techniques.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: BAF_5_ITP | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Intro to Finance (or equivalent)
The unit is an introductory level analysis of financial investment decisions, valuation methods and risk analysis procedures that are characteristic of contemporary capital markets. There is a strong emphasis on developing students’ awareness of how capital markets operate and the types of financial assets traded. It examines how these assets can be valued, the rewards they offer and the uncertainties involved. In doing so, the unit offers insights into techniques that can be employed to aid the investment appraisal and financial management processes.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: BAF_6_AAR | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Intro to Micro and Macro Economics, Intro to Management, Intro to Finance (or equivalent)
This unit covers the principles of the regulation of financial reporting and conventions and practices of preparing single company financial accounts.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: BAF_6_ACR | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Financial Reporting or reasonable equivalent
This is an elective module. The first part of the module exposes students to some of the techniques used by researchers to measure the value relevance of corporate disclosures and announcements. The second part of the module covers the advanced aspects of accounting for business combinations and introduces students to some of the contentious areas of financial reporting such as accounting for financial instruments, employee benefits, and share options. Students completing this module will be able to access and utilise relevant information sources available in electronic form, including web sites dedicated to providing financial data, and write reports based on their analysis of such data. In addition, students will be able to use spreadsheets, and other relevant software, to manipulate and analyse financial data.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: BAF_6_APT | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Finance
This elective module focuses on the advanced aspects of the computation of the tax liabilities of individuals, including as an employee, or self-employed. The module places emphasis on the ability to plan the tax affairs of an individual so as to minimise their liabilities. Assessment is via an individual assignment which is worth 60% of total marks for the unit; plus an two-hour examination worth 40%.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: BAF_6_PFI | Section: SP1 | Open
Monday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Finance
This module is about the application of the principles of financial management in various aspects of personal financial planning such as budgeting, saving, borrowing and investing. Alternative avenues of investment and finance (both short-term and long-term) are examined from theoretical as well as practical perspectives, along with the important topical issues relating to the subject of personal financial planning.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: BAF_6_PIA | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Quantitative Literacy, and Introduction to Financial Management or reasonable equivalent
This module is an introduction to the basic principles of finance and financial decision-making. It seeks to provide an elementary knowledge of finance, simultaneously highlighting the essential links between accounting and finance concepts; students would thereby be provided with a firm foundation in the theoretical as well as practical aspects of financial decision-making.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: BBS_5_ECO | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Quantitative Methods, or equivalent
This module introduces the student to the basics of econometrics. It starts with the standard OLS methodology and beginning with simple regression analysis, moves to multiple regression analysis. The problems associated with OLS are explained along with their consequences and potential alleviating measures. Indicator or dummy variables are also considered along with their applications. A heavy emphasis on addressing econometric problems via the software Stata in lab sessions will also be pursued.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: BBS_5_EMM | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Completion of level 4 or equivalent
This module studies the process of business and economic development characterising the growth of emerging markets with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region over the last half century and which has shaped the environment within which business operates. The major focus of this module is on economic growth, business organisations and structures, banking and financial systems, employment and labour markets and the role played by trade and foreign investment in Asia-Pacific.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: BBS_5_MIC | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Business Environment, or reasonable equivalent
This intermediate microeconomic module seeks to broaden and deepen the foundations of microeconomics. It provides a fundamental understanding of consumer theory, and the theory of the firm. An exploration of production theory supports this work. The operation of markets and their efficiency are also investigated. General equilibrium and social and welfare issues are introduced.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: BBS_6_GFM | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Financial management, Global Business (or equivalent)
This unit analyses the increasing integration of international financial markets, its impact on the national economy and the way in which governments have responded to this situation.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Informatics | Course #: BIF_4_COT | Section: SP1 | Open
This module describes the architecture and operation of a simple computer system and introduces ways in which the architecture may be enhanced to improve system performance. The role of the operating system is also introduced.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Informatics | Course #: BIF_6_ESO | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Must be an Informatics major
There are situations where the software we develop must be highly reliable, for example, safety-critical applications and software designed for re-use. From studying this module you will gain insight into some of the techniques used in the development of highly reliable software.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Informatics | Course #: ENG_5_413 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
This module provides understanding of fundamental principles of communication theory and transmission channels. It deals with signals and processes, Fourier analysis, random signals and processes, correlation and convolution, and noise analysis. It also addresses the basic principles and theories of typical transmission channels for communications, namely, transmission lines, microwave, radio and optical fibre channels.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Management | Course #: BBM_5_HRD | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Intro to Micro and Macro Econ, and Organisational Behaviour & HR or equivalent
This unit introduces learners to critical HRD theories and thinkers in order to broaden their understanding of how diversity can be effectively utilised in organisational life. In the process learners gain insights into how the HRD process can be used as a mechanism for promoting individual growth and social justice in organisations in a multicultural society. Through a range of reading seminars challenges are presented to the on-going rationale for HRD as being to better pursue competitive advantage or to fulfil the needs of business strategy. Learners are given the opportunity to develop their critical thinking abilities by addressing these concerns. The unit seeks to develop learner awareness of the dangers of uncritically supporting a technocratic approach whereby individual skills and organisational capabilities are developed merely to operate in ways that have serious human and ecological consequences. Instead students explore ideas of how to make diversity work for them/their organisations.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Management | Course #: BBM_6_PER | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Principles of HRM or reasonably close equivalent
This unit investigates and analyses current practice and developments in employment resourcing with full regard to context. It addresses the breadth of resourcing issues and includes all the activities essential for the acquisition, management and retention of people through to the termination of employment.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Management | Course #: BBS_4_MIS | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Quantitative Methods, or equivalent
This module will provide students with an overview of types of organisations, their structure, nature and functions of management and their use of information systems. They will be introduced to appropriate and effective management practices used in differing organisational contexts and develop the skills required to critically assess the impact and effective use of information systems (IS) with an organisation. They will develop an appreciation of the impact of IS on managerial and strategic thinking, the changes in the competitive landscape, the increasing importance of regulatory, ethical and social compliance, risks and prevention, and IS managed security.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Management | Course #: BBS_6_TMS | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Quantitative Methods, or equivalent
The Module examines some of the techniques of Management Science and uses them to solve a range of problems typically needing to be solved by managers who need to make decisions. The techniques used include those used in dynamic programming, inventory control, quality control, queuing theory and Markov processes.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: BBM_4_MDW | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
A Practical Introduction to Marketing will introduce students to the theory and practices of marketing whilst developing a level of competency in a range of practical skills. Students will be introduced to the basic principles of marketing thus gaining a foundation in the subject area for further studies at level 5 and 6. The core skills to be developed alongside the theoretical knowledge include communication, writing, numeracy, research, and IT Skills. These are all identified skills that are relevant for future marketers and will be developed within the marketing context. The Skills Development Process Initiated In This Unit Will Be Reinforced Throughout The Degree Programme. A Practical Introduction to Marketing Part Two builds on the theory and practices of marketing and skills acquired in semester one while introducing new marketing concepts and developing a level of competency in a range of core practical skills particularly with regard to group work. Students will be further introduced to the principles of marketing thus gaining a foundation in the subject area for further studies at levels 5 and 6. The core skills to be developed alongside the theoretical knowledge include communication, research, employability skills, group competencies and IT skills. These are all identified skills that will be relevant for future marketers. The skills development process initiated in this module will be reinforced throughout the degree programme.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: BBM_5_MMS | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Marketing
For most organisations, marketing is the single most important determinant of success. Marketing is a management philosophy. It recognises that the success of an organisation depends on meeting customers present and future needs & wants more effectively than its competitors. Todays business environment is changing faster than ever, and the stream of new product available is becoming a torrent. Building on the foundations of Year One Introduction to Marketing this unit is intended to provide and demonstrate the tools and techniques needed to compete successfully in such a business environment. It consolidates and builds analytical ability and disciplined strategic thinking within the marketing framework, through lectures, seminars, and the use of case studies and current issues.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: BBM_5_RET | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Marketing
This module has been designed to cover all the aspects of modern retailing practice, which has been extended and linked to include retail operations management and retailing services. It uses retailing practices and assignments based on current retailing strategies, research and consultancy with major retailers. The focus is primarily based upon retailing practices in the UK with emphasis on pan-European retailing trends.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: BBM_6_APR | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Marketing
This module provides students with insights into theories and practice of advertising and promotion. The emergence of an integrated approach to marketing communications as a result of growing global competition and the significant shift in marketing philosophy from transaction to relationship marketing is addressed. Critical understanding and application of emerging theories in this rapidly changing discipline is vital for students entering the business world. Techniques, models and tools are provided to enable to development and evaluation of appropriate and creative campaigns which communicate effectively to the many and varied audiences, of both domestic and international markets.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: BBM_6_BMG | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Intro to Marketing and Intro to Business Management (or equivalent)
The Brand Management unit provides a strategic and tactical approach to learning and applying the key theories, frameworks and models of current brand marketing to solve management problems. This unit will prepare the student for a career in brand management by using a practical approach for the application of complex theoretical ideas. Students will be assessed with a variety of techniques such as exam, group and individual work, non-verbal presentations and written reports.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: BBM_6_COB | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Intro to Micro and Macro Economics, Intro to Management, Intro to Finance (or equivalent)
The field of consumer behaviour is a dynamic discipline, which many regard as an applied social science. Accordingly, the value of the knowledge generated should be judged in terms of its ability to improve the effectiveness of marketing practice. Consumer behaviour is influenced by many perspectives and is interdisciplinary, evidenced by research ranging across numerous fields of study. Given the diversity of the approach and levels it is important that final year students are encouraged to apply the principles of marketing rather than just synthesise information. This application of theory is of particular importance as major consumer behavioural changes are underway not least because of the development of the e-commerce marketing channel and globalisation.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: BBM_6_DDM | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Intro to Business (or equivalent)
This unit builds on the knowledge of marketing and digital technologies accumulated over Level 4 and 5, introducing the principles and theories of digital and data lead marketing strategy and how to use these to synthesis relevant data to implement appropriate digital and direct business solutions. It provides an understanding of the concepts and skills required in todays marketing environment, introducing the key building blocks of acquisition, retention and database marketing, together with the legal procedures needed. This unit is accredited by the IDM and on completion students may opt to take the IDM Certificate in Direct and Digital Marketing.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: BBM_6_MMS | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Marketing
For most organisations, marketing is the single most important determinant of success. Marketing is a management philosophy. It recognises that the success of an organisation depends on meeting customers’ present and future needs & wants more effectively than its competitors. Today’s business environment is changing faster than ever, and the stream of new product available is becoming a torrent. Building on the foundations of Year One Introduction to Marketing this unit is intended to provide and demonstrate the tools and techniques needed to compete successfully in such a business environment. It consolidates and builds analytical ability and disciplined strategic thinking within the marketing framework, through lectures, seminars, and the use of case studies and current issues.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: BBM_6_PRE | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Intro to Marketing and Intro to Business Management (or equivalent)
This course covers the basic principles, processes and applications of Public Relations Management and Practice. It looks at the role of PR as part of Integrated Marketing Communications within the marketing function. The unit focuses on the practical and creative aspects of planning and developing PR communications techniques. It, therefore, combines theory with practical exercises, case studies, class and group discussions and the development of a substantial practical group project, a PR Campaign Plan and its partial execution. The unit uses extensive real-life case histories and current examples from organisations involved in internal and external communications.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: BBS_6_RBS | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Business
The module gives students the opportunity to develop the theoretical and practical skills, needed to establish a boutique set-up (high-end retail) establishment. Students will gain direct experience by examining the skills of setting-up, operating a retail business venture and understanding the target consumers™ retail behaviour, purchasing dynamics and developing shopper intimacy. Students will develop the skill-sets required to understand the new target customer dynamic towards new start-ups and blossoming brands. Students will consider 'what shoppers will do' and 'are going to do'. A form of engaging consumer behaviour in the context of studying the systematic habits and the forces of human behaviour choice, feelings, and emotions towards retail shopping.
Contact Hours: 60

Computer Science and Informatics

4.0 Credits
Computer Science and Informatics | Course #: BBS_6_LPC | Section: SP1 | Open
Legal Protection of Creativity looks at the intellectual property of a business. IP law refers to creations of the mind or intellect that can be legally owned. Ideas and unique creations can exist in every business. They are important for long term financial success and can make you more competitive than your rivals. This module looks at how to stop competitors from copying your most valuable assets; it looks at protection of and against marketing/advertising, information technology, accounts, and other business areas.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science and Informatics | Course #: BIF_4_MAI | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Programmes within the informatics domain will have an emphasis on the business and managerial functions of organisations. This module will introduce you to the logical and discrete mathematical structures and models, which are commonly used in the broad field of Informatics and which underpin any study of a branch of this discipline. The module will emphasise the formulation of problems into mathematical forms, the interpretation of solutions and the identification of problem characteristics to help suggest modelling approaches. Provisions will be made (typically one hour per week) to allow us to bring you, if necessary, to a level of confidence and expertise in those areas of essential basic mathematics that should have been covered at earlier levels.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science and Informatics | Course #: BIF_4_SAR | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
This module will introduce you to systems theory and the analysis of requirements from a socio-technical perspective. You will explore the modelling of both hard and soft requirements from human, data and process centred perspectives. Requirements analysis is a means of understanding work the business rules that shape and constrain it. You will learn important elements of organisational theory and organisational behaviour with particular reference to technology and culture alongside systems architectures, the systems development life cycle and aspects of change management in order to begin the process of mastering the techniques of designing robust improvements to organisational systems. You will also be introduced to aspects of the Unified Modelling Language (UML).
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science and Informatics | Course #: BIF_4_SD2 | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Software Development for Business 1
This module helps you to understand, to develop a vocabulary and acquire some simple programming skills using a programming language. It does this by having you develop your own system over the weeks, supported by the exercises and examples provided in parallel. This experience will include a familiarity with Objects and Classes, some experience in simple GUIs, a look at good development principles and the kind of support an IDE will provide; all important aspects of the application development process in whatever environment or programming language you may use in the future.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science and Informatics | Course #: BIF_5_RPP | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This module will provide you with the necessary methodological, analytical and development skills needed to design, implement, and analyse a piece of independent research or development piece of work in the form of a consultancy tender, reflection, etc. at an undergraduate level in the field of Informatics. The module will focus on general issues you are likely to adopt for a research project such as: the Research and Development life cycle; collecting and analysing primary and secondary sources of knowledge; elementary consultancy skills, ethics and managing your time effectively and presenting your findings in a coherent manner.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science and Informatics | Course #: BIF_5_UCD | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
User-centred design and usability are recognised as major contributing factors in the success of business and mass market information systems. The rise over the last 2 decades of the internet/web along with graphical user interfaces (GUIs), multimedia and ubiquitous mobile devices has led to an almost universal uptake of highly sophisticated interactive systems. User-centred design processes are now a fundamental part of enterprise customer relationship management and consumer media content distribution through apps, online information services and social networking sites. Given the mutability of the field, the module intends to keep pace with current developments as far as practically possible.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science and Informatics | Course #: BIF_6_DBI | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Systems Design Techniques
This module is intended for the Business Intelligence pathway or those students taking an interest in the design of business intelligence systems. The module provides a comprehensive overview of business intelligence architecture and introduces the concepts, architecture and design of the main components, tools and platforms that support business intelligence. The focus of the practical aspect of this module is business intelligence systems design with some implementation. You will gain hands-on experience of designing and implementing a data warehouse system for business intelligence using Microsoft SSMS, SSIS, SSAS SSRS where appropriate.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science and Informatics | Course #: BIF_6_NCM | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This module examines the theory and practice of networking with emphasis on the issues which relate to the design and provision of the most appropriate network technologies for modern business organisations.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science and Informatics | Course #: BIF_6_PCI | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Students must attend both sessions
This module takes a broad and reflective view of the IT profession in a holistic and critical manner. It considers matters of professional and ethical relevance, and particularly considers issues that are of contemporary significance to the subject area.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science and Informatics | Course #: BIF_6_SIM | Section: SP1 | Open
The module will introduce you to the concepts involved in strategic management of information technology. It is designed to address the considerable managerial problems that exist for managers seeking to ensure the effective and efficient utilisation of information technology to aid business performance in contemporary organisations. The module will develop your ability to evaluate the impact of IT/IS on a wider global economy and the influence of IT/IS in modern corporate enterprises. You will be expected to identify the role and expectations of various stakeholders in any contemporary organisation businesses as part of the strategic IT/IS planning process.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science and Informatics | Course #: BIF_6_WSM | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Software Development
This module introduces the concepts and knowledge to effectively design, manage, and maintain a website. This will be done, by presenting you with the technologies involved in website management as well as describing the means of converting applications to Web-applications via the use of Web services.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science and Informatics | Course #: CSI_4_DSA | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Fundamentals of Software Development
This module teaches the definition of data structures, attributes, arrays, records, linked lists, binary trees and hash tables, using the fundamental elements of programming languages to construct them (for example using pointers). Also the derivation of algorithms, problem solving techniques, sequences, selections, and repetitions, sorting and searching. It covers pseudo-code, UML diagrams and how they can be used when representing algorithms, iterative and recursive algorithms and abstract data types. The relationship between abstract data types and object-oriented classes is introduced and the ready-made implementation of common structures such as hash tables in software libraries is explored.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science and Informatics | Course #: CSI_4_MCS | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
This module will introduce you to the logical and discrete mathematical structures and models, which are commonly used in the field of Computer Science and which underpin any study of this discipline. The module will emphasise the formulation of problems into mathematical forms, the interpretation of solutions and the identification of problem characteristics to help suggest modelling approaches. Provisions will be made (typically one hour per week) to allow us to bring you, if necessary, to a level of confidence and expertise in those areas of essential basic mathematics that should have been covered at earlier levels.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science and Informatics | Course #: CSI_4_PDN | Section: SP1 | Open
This module introduces the principles of data networks, the inter-networked environment, and various technologies related to data networking using experimentation and programming assignments. The module lays the foundations of the data-networking course. It familiarises the students with networking environment, which form the basis of the inter-networked computer infrastructure, as well as with the applications and terminology used in an inter-networked environment.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science and Informatics | Course #: CSI_5_SFE | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Fundamentals of Computer Science or equivalent
This module covers all aspects of Software Engineering, the application of systematic, disciplined approaches to the development, testing, maintenance and ongoing development of software. It covers the fundamental requirements and established concepts necessary for effective software development projects and investigates diverse methodologies we seek to attain them.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science and Informatics | Course #: CSI_5_UEC | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Fundamentals of Software Development; Data Structures and Algorithms; Object Oriented Programming or equivalen
This module explores the development of complex GUI applications and the need for multi-threaded programming. The designs of effective GUIs which prevent user errors are covered together with the implementation of long-running background tasks on dedicated threads of execution. The theoretical relationship and distinction between concurrent programming and parallel processing to accomplish a task faster is also investigated.
Contact Hours: 60

Education

4.0 Credits
Education Studies | Course #: EDU_4_BLT | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Students will develop their theoretical understanding of a range of potential barriers to learning, which may arise for pupils in their educational contexts. Using theory to inform practice, students will develop their approaches to identifying and reducing barriers, with the aim of developing inclusive practice for all pupils in an educational setting.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Education Studies | Course #: EDU_4_CFC | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This modules explores concepts of community, family and childhood. It discusses how these notions change over time and can vary from culture to culture. The module explores students own position with regard to these concepts as this will impact on their work with children in educational settings. It discusses the impact of media views, dominant discourses and educational and social policy in relation to ideas of community, family and children. The module discusses notions of equality and how society seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities. It explores how communities enable children to become adults and how society works with disaffected young people.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Education Studies | Course #: EDU_4_DMT | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This module introduces students to key concepts and issues in the development of mathematical subject knowledge. By examining attitudes towards mathematics and the processes within problem solving, the module seeks to provide students with both theoretical and mathematical ideas that will underpin future studies. Themes such as calculations, algebra, and investigations are all addressed within the module.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Education Studies | Course #: EDU_4_EDS | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Coursework 100%
This module introduces students to key concepts and issues in the history, sociology and philosophy of education. By examining historical and current issues that are of major concern within the world of education, the module seeks to provide students with the theoretical ideas that will underpin future studies at Levels 5 and 6. Themes such as equality, human rights and citizenship are addressed within the module both as current political issues and as ideas that illustrate the competing ideologies within education. The module also provided students with the opportunity to develop skills related to factual learning such as accessing, assimilating and organising information.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Education Studies | Course #: EDU_6_CEG | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introductory Education Studies modules
Deconstructing the education system enables learners to gain greater understanding of the complexities of how the education system works and how the parts of a system are related to one another and to society. This module builds on the year one module ‘what is education’ by exploring policy, practice and curriculum across the globe. Through learning about education systems in other countries and making a comparison with their own, learners will be able to analyse educational issues systematically. This will give learners opportunities to accommodate new knowledge and principles which can then be applied across education systems.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Education Studies | Course #: EDU_6_CIE | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introductory Education Studies modules
This module provides students with the opportunity to bring together a range of issues explored in depth in discreet modules and to critically explore the impact each element discussed has one upon the other. It will critically explore the role and purpose of education in contemporary Britain and the factors that impact on both government educational policy and the expectation parents, communities and children have of education. As the module is focused on contemporary concerns, the content is subject to change. For example, it may discuss how the new 2014 national curriculum is relevant to children growing up in the 21st century.
Contact Hours: 60

Engineering

4.0 Credits
Electrical and Electronic Engineering | Course #: EEA_5_419 | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: TBC
The Study Abroad Team are awaiting this module guide. For further information on this module please contact your provider, or the study abroad team.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Electrical and Electronic Engineering | Course #: ENG_5_410 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: ENG_4_401
This L5 module demonstrates how differential equations (ordinary and partial) are used to model engineering systems plus quantify data, and apply statistical distributions. It shows how various numerical methods (for example Newton Raphson, finite differences, Gauss-Seidel iterative schemes) can be applied to engineering problems. Shows how to solve a variety of differential and matrix problems for different categories of linear systems of simultaneous equations, Finally, students will develop analytical skills using vector calculus (div, grad and curl), matrix algebra, Laplace Transforms, Fourier series, statistical distributions.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Electrical and Electronic Engineering | Course #: ENG_5_411 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Engineering Computing or Engineering Software
Engineering Software C++ is a module for students in TeCNE and CSN at level 5. This module introduces the syntaxes and semantics of programming language C++ and teaches students the intellectual knowledge in programming principles and programming skills with Object Oriented Programming (OOP) techniques. The practical skills include C++ program design with OOP and the use of the compiling tools MS Visual Studio 2012 for editing, compiling, linking and executing programs in workshops. After learning this module, students can pursue other software engineering and advanced programming courses and use OOP techniques to solve simple engineering problems. This module introduces the syntaxes and programming skills of computer language C++ and briefly OOP (Object Oriented Programming). The module is delivered in the way of 2 hours teaching, 2 hours computer workshops and 2 hours tutorials per week.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Electrical and Electronic Engineering | Course #: ENG_5_414 | Section: SP1 | Open
Monday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pre-requisite: ENG_4_403
This is a skills-based module developing students' understanding of the design process within engineering, including factors that need to be taken into account in identifying and meeting requirements for new products*; working within Regulatory, professional and Standards requirements; developing practical skills; working as part of a team; handling information; project planning and management; and report-writing and presentation skills. * the term product is used to mean outcome of a process and can include specifications for a tangible product, or process, or system.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Electrical and Electronic Engineering | Course #: ENG_5_524 | Section: SP1 | Open
Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: ENG_4_401, ENG_4_403, ENG_4_404, ENG_4_412
This level 5 module adopts a modern approach to the study of electrical machines, 3-phase transformers and power electronic converters. The treatment emphasises the features common to all types of electrical machines and power electronic converters and then develops basic performance equations and equivalent circuits and applies them to common electrical machines and power converters in current use. The associated laboratory workshop features work on typical electrical machines and power converters.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Electrical and Electronic Engineering | Course #: ENG_5_536 | Open
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Communication Networks and Systems, or reasonable equivalent.
This guide tells you how the teaching will be structured, and how you will be assessed. Its main purpose is to enable you to organise your own time and efforts to get the most out of the module. Preparation and reading are essential to making progress and there will be little time for teacher leading revision, until the end of the module. Particularly in your assignment, there is a need to keep up and accumulate the new skills and knowledge that you will need eventually to produce your network infrastructure design assignment. Please note that you are required to maintain a log-book for all your research, analysis and planning activities in this module. This module concentrates on teaching students networking principles in top three layers of the Internet five-layer architecture in a top-down manner, by beginning at application layer towards network layer. With top-down approach, students are exposed to network applications at a very early stage, which enables them not only examine how popular applications and protocols work but also explore how to create their own network applications. Fundament network concepts are taught by using the internets architecture and protocols as well as other network architectures.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Electrical and Electronic Engineering | Course #: ENG_6_421 | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: ENG_4_406, ENG_5_410, ENG_5_557
This module aims to teach the student material that an Electronic engineer should know before proceeding with digital and microprocessor system designs. This includes topics relating to electronic component and subsystem behaviour, system modelling, microprocessor and related hardware operation and programming. General background is provided to the technologies that are available for implementation and modelling of electronic and microprocessor based systems together with examples of simple applications that can be used in various engineering product designs. The material in this module provides information on the design of digital systems built from various advanced components. The first part covers the description of the advanced arithmetic and FSM components. The second part teaches how to develop a range of practical designs using those components and how to model it in VHDL.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Electrical and Electronic Engineering | Course #: ENG_6_423 | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Principles of Control
The module builds on the level 5 module Principles of Control. It introduces a range of Analogue and Digital Control methods to estimate system dynamics and to improve system stability, servo tracking and regulation of system outputs against unknown disturbances. Implementation of these methods in a laboratory closely supports the theory. The application oriented parts of the module involve members of the teaching team from all the faculty departments and use case studies and laboratory work relating specifically to the individual disciplines. The module is delivered in the way of 2 hours teaching, 2 hours computer workshops and 2 hours tutorials per week.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Electrical and Electronic Engineering | Course #: ENG_6_522 | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Mathematics, Circuits, Signals and Systems
Today, Digital Signal Processing (DSP) is widely used in radio receivers, computers, and many other applications where signals need to be processed. DSP is based upon the fact that it is possible to build up a representation of the signal in a digital form. This Module is a one-semester third year course for students who have had prior exposure to university mathematics, and signal and system theory. It introduces fundamental concepts, algorithms and applications of digital signal processing, starting from a description of how signals can be represented as digital waveforms and how systems may be modelled as digital filters. The Module investigates the processing and analysis of signals using the most common approaches and algorithms.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Electrical and Electronic Engineering | Course #: ENG_6_527 | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: ENG_4_401, ENG_4_404, ENG_5_410
This module firstly introduces the areas of lighting as applied to the design of building services. The nature and specification of the requirements are considered as well as the types of engineering systems that can be used to satisfy the requirements. The module then builds on lighting engineering topics at least as far as required to undertake design calculations and appreciate what is assumed in the use of proprietary design software packages.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Electrical and Electronic Engineering | Course #: ENG_6_538 | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Principles of Computer Engineering, or reasonable equivalent.
In the present climate of a vibrant activity in computer and communications research and development there is a need for students to become aware of the architectures that underpin the vast array of diverse computer based applications. The emergence of multimedia applications which require fast response times over long distance computer networks add pressure to computer hardware and software engineers to further enhance the already high specification of computer architectures. This module is designed to teach students the fundamental concepts of computer organisation and to describe ways that software and hardware are used to enhance computer performance.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Electrical and Electronic Engineering | Course #: ENG_6_539 | Section: SP1 | Open
Software is assuming ever increasing importance as a central part of systems engineering within the technology as well as commerce and financial sectors of industry. Almost every technology product has some software components. Furthermore, most financial institutions rely heavily on software to provide their respective services. The formal study of software engineering and, of course, its application to problems in the field of engineering is now essential for all engineers. In addition, Software Engineering is a microcosm of engineering as such and many aspects, particularly, those related to management are immediately transferable to other aspects of engineering.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Engineering | Course #: ENG_6_553 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: All BSc first and second year EPD or PD modules or equivalent
The Module will allow students to investigate how their design aspects techniques, methods and practical skills can be applied to other aspects of commerce and society.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mechanical Engineering | Course #: ENG_4_453 | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The module provides an introduction to the principles and use of Computer Aided Design techniques and software for Product and Engineering design. The module aims to embed fundamental skills for digital modelling and product development in 2d and 3d CAD packages, including solid modelling, surface modelling, rendering, and engineering drawing.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mechanical Engineering | Course #: ENG_4_545 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Knowledge of sustainability is of paramount importance to designers because they make a significant contribution to the majority of designed products. Therefore this module introduces students to the three fundamental principles of sustainability (environmental, social and economic factors) and highlights the importance of their integration in order to create properly sustainable design output. The module also helps students also develop their creativity and problem solving skills to produce aesthetically pleasing and intuitive design proposals at the same time as developing fundamental understanding of technological principles and applications (general mechanical, electrical, electronic concept, trigonometry etc.) Furthermore in addition to learning about sustainability, the module educates students for sustainability by encouraging them to practice sustainability in other aspects of their lives and become sustainability literate graduates.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mechanical Engineering | Course #: ENG_5_442 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pre-requisite: ENG_4_401 or equivalent
The theory section of the module is intended to extend the students understanding and ability of engineering design; enabling them to appropriately select and then apply established design theory, alongside product development and prototyping techniques, to produce comprehensive solutions to engineering problems. It will also provide an
introduction to sustainability and sustainable design (to be covered in greater detail in the Sustainability section).
The Engineering Design Communication portion of the module develops the students understanding, awareness and ability to communicate the design intent, manufacturing information and relevant design documentation to the appropriate audiences. 3D CAD is used as a primary tool to undertake investigation of the design at the pre-manufacturing stage. Similarly FEA is introduced as an essential tool for the evaluation and validation of design ideas.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Mechanical Engineering | Course #: ENG_5_445 | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: ENG_4_440 and ENG_4_443
This Module provides the fundamental theory and calculations behind essential elements of mechanical and mechatronics design (e.g. mechanical drives, transmission systems, electrical actuation systems, sensors and microcontrollers). Students will learn from laboratory experiments about the hardware components and subsystems used in the mechanical and mechatronics control in advanced engineering applications.
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
Mechanical Engineering | Course #: ENG_5_546 | Section: SP1 | Open
Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: ENG_4_541
The module will build on the experience in the first year Design thinking and practice and other first year modules and aims to develop design thinking methodology and product development practice for the placement (sandwich) year and the final year projects. The module will aim to allow students to experience a thorough range of design process cycles and develop various resolution prototypes in relation to the weighting of the assignments and they will need to reflect on the increasing diversity in product, service, interaction design and design thinking as a component of business development.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mechanical Engineering | Course #: ENG_5_549 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Pre-requisite: ENG_4_541, ENG_4_542, ENG_4_543 or equivalent
The Design Interactions module explores new roles, contexts and approaches for design in relation to the social, cultural and ethical impact of existing and emerging technologies. Projects will encourage students to be informed by different perspectives, people and disciplines, enabling collaborative exchange of knowledge.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mechanical Engineering | Course #: ENG_5_550 | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Design Methods; Design Thinking and Applications
The module will allow students to apply design thinking techniques and methods coupled with their technical specialist focus and practical skills, to the design, development and production of a working prototype of a product.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mechanical Engineering | Course #: ENG_6_450 | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Solid Mechanics and FEA
This module provides an advanced study on stress analysis including elasticity theory, inelastic deformations, fracture of materials and their application to practical engineering problems. It also introduces the concept of manufacturing systems (including integrated manufacturing), their applications as fundamental elements of the contemporary product realisation process, and the issues involved in their management.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mechanical Engineering | Course #: ENG_6_452 | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: ENG_5_446
This module provides a third study of heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics exploring in-depth internal combustion engines, fluid-mechanics governing equations, performance of various types of pumps and turbines, and application of heat transfer to extended surfaces and heat exchangers.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mechanical Engineering | Course #: ENG_6_478 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Thermo-dynamics, Principles of Separation and Reaction, Principles of Control, Transfer and Separation Processes. Students must attend both sessions
The module has two components: (a) the control aspect and (b) fundamentals of fluid mechanics for industrial applications. For the control theory component, the module introduces the students to the operational and control strategies of fermenter designs and non-ideal reactors. For the fluids aspect, the module develops the fundamental understanding of incompressible and compressible fluids flow in pipes, converging and diverging nozzles, fluidised beds, and porous media. The students is also introduced briefly to the theory of shocks as well as to non-Newtonian fluids.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Petroleum Engineering | Course #: ENG_5_415 | Open
Pre-requisite: ENG_4_401, ENG_4_412
This level 5 module aims to give a sound understanding of a range of topics in Control Systems Engineering. It imparts methods to Model and analyse dynamical systems met in the engineering of systems such as robotics, automobiles, aircraft, automatic machinery, chemical process plant, etc. Determine the stability of a system and to predict system responses in the time domain (transient and steady state) and in the frequency domain. Handle the interconnection of many Single Input Single Output systems connected in feedback and feed forward configurations. Specify supervisory control and data acquisition systems. Modify the behaviour of a given system by using feedback control to improve stability, to make the system act quickly and precisely, and to reduce the effect of disturbances. Learning is supported by a laboratory workshop that enables the study of control systems using both analysis methods and computer simulation using MATLAB and SIMULINK.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Petroleum Engineering | Course #: ENG_5_447 | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: ENG_4_440 and ENG_4_441
The module covers dynamics and classical control theory. Students extend their treatment of dynamics from point masses to rigid bodies and cover a wider scope of application of the principles of mechanics. The students will apply a variety of mathematical techniques to the study of dynamics and feedback problems. Students additionally study various methods of classical control theory such as Bode, Nyquist and Root Locus.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Petroleum Engineering | Course #: ENG_5_475 | Section: SP1 | Open
Monday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Engineering or reasonable equivalent.
The students will learn how to design processes and complete design calculations by hand and using appropriate computer packages. They will also learn the methods of design of heat exchangers. They will have practical workshop on process simulation using HYSYS. The principles of project costing, project management and quality management will be introduced. The roles of professional engineers will be reviewed and students will progress their professional development planning. A couple of visits to chemical plants will be arranged to give the students an idea of how they work.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Petroleum Engineering | Course #: ENG_6_476 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Pre-requisite: Thermodynamics; Fluids and Separation; Chemical Engineering Processes 1, or reasonable equivalent
Process industries can have a major environmental impact on their surroundings, and most countries nowadays request that industry complies with stringent regulations. Environmental impact assessments (EIAs) are expected from large industries, especially when new industrial developments are proposed. In addition, understanding and critically examining industrial hazards in the chemical, nuclear and petroleum industries is of prime importance. Chemical engineers need to have thorough understanding of the methods used in monitoring and evaluating process safety, as well as the capability of carrying out risk analysis and evaluations that will assist in the overall environmental management for the particular industry/process plant under investigation.
In addition, the sources and effects of pollution in the environment as a whole will be addressed. Both atmospheric, water and soil/groundwater pollution will be taught and the main processes leading to their dispersal as well as remediation will be looked at. The Simple dispersion models will be looked at for air pollution (Gaussian model) and corresponding physical processes involved for the dispersion of pollutants in soil and groundwater will also be presented. Wastewater treatment processes will also be addressed, and the biological significance and toxicological impact of particular pollutants to the surrounding environment needs to be understood. Some of the latest environment technology in monitoring and also treating wastes will be given.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Product Design | Course #: ENG_6_487 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pre-requisite: None Stated
This module introduces the core concepts of manufacturing systems and computer integrated manufacturing in the contemporary product realisation process. It also develops practical skills in the use of CAD/CAM/CAE tools for engineering design projects.
Contact Hours: 60

Health

2.0 Credits
Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture | Course #: AHP_4_005 | Section: SP1 | Open
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This module introduces the Chinese language with emphasis on developing pronunciation and listening skills. Basic grammar structures are taught. The target lexis covers everyday Chinese as well as terms related to Chinese Medicine. Students are given an introduction to written Chinese and the formation of Chinese characters.
Contact Hours: 30
4.0 Credits
Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture | Course #: AHP_4_006 | Section: SP1 | Open
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This module provides a foundation in biosciences. The module introduces anatomy, physiology, chemistry and cell biology of named body system.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture | Course #: AHP_4_007 | Section: SP1 | Open
Saturday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This module provides students with an introduction to the history of Chinese Medicine. It sets the development of Chinese medicine within the context of wider social changes of Chinese history. It also introduces Chinese philosophy: Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism.
Contact Hours: 60
2.0 Credits
Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture | Course #: AHP_5_005 | Section: SP1 | Open
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Chinese language, or equivalent
This module builds on the basic language skills developed in Chinese Language 1 or equivalent prior knowledge. The students further develop their language skills and knowledge of Chinese Medicine lexis.
Contact Hours: 30
4.0 Credits
Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture | Course #: AHP_5_006 | Section: SP1 | Open
Saturday 10:00 pm - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Chinese Medicine 1, or reasonable equivalent
This module builds on the knowledge and understanding gained in Chinese Medicine 1. Students develop an in depth understanding and working knowledge of various methods of pattern differentiation. Students will also broaden their knowledge of aetiological factors.
Contact Hours: 60
2.0 Credits
Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture | Course #: AHP_5_007 | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Tier 4 visa
This module is designed to enable students to understand the business and management side of running and acupuncture practice in the UK.
Contact Hours: 30
4.0 Credits
Health and Social Care | Course #: HSC_4_004 | Section: SP1 | Open
Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This module will introduce the student to change management in health and social care. Students will develop knowledge of the systems and models of change management in organisations and develop skills that will facilitate their role as change agents.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Health and Social Care | Course #: HSC_4_005 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This module is designed to ensure students develop an understanding of professional, ethical and legal responsibilities. The focus is on developing an appreciation of the professional codes, ethical values and legal frameworks which underpins health and social care practice. Emphasis will be placed upon understanding the need to use up-to-date knowledge to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate service delivery, communicate findings, and promote best practice.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Health and Social Care | Course #: HSC_4_006 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This module explores the various people and roles within statutory and non-statutory services. The module will identify those inter-dependant roles that work together for a range of services. It will also enable students to consider the personalisation agenda and ensure effective inter-professional working.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Health and Social Care | Course #: HSC_5_006 | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Health and Social Care modules, or reasonably close equivalent
This module will utilise problem based learning to encourage the students to investigate individual cases in detail, collate the information obtained in a meaningful way, analyse the information and present possible solutions for the problems set. The student will be presented with a wide variety of interconnected scenarios involving a selection of family members who are representative of service users.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Health and Social Care | Course #: HSC_6_006 | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Advanced Health and Social Care modules, or reasonably close equivalent
Health and social care is facing a wide array of unprecedented changes and challenges. There are resource constraints, new demands, new institutions, and high expectations from patients and the public that service and care will be delivered efficiently, effectively and with compassion. To meet such an array of needs it is recognised that appropriate leadership is vital. This module will build on the students’ knowledge and skills gained in other modules to enable students to realise their leadership potential using the Healthcare Leadership Model (2013). It applies equally to all roles and care settings that exist within health and social care. The Healthcare Leadership Model has been developed by the NHS Leadership Academy, working with Hay Group and colleagues from the Open University. It is an evidence-based research model that reflects the values of health and social care, what is known about effective leadership, what was learned from the Leadership Framework (2011), what patients and communities are now asking from leaders in health and social care.
Contact Hours: 60

Law & Social Sciences

4.0 Credits
Housing & Planning | Course #: UEL_5_ORG | Section: SP1 | Open
Monday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The unit provides an introduction to a range of academic analysis of how organisations and individuals operate and their management. Students are encouraged through theory to consider how organisational knowledge might be used to manage individuals effectively within organisations subject to rapid change. The exploration of organisational culture and the factors which drive change are examined. The unit focus on housing organisations and will therefore have some emphasis on voluntary and not for profit organisations. The units aims too introduce students to the nature and scope of academic thinking about organisations and their management in relation to how managers can work effectively in challenging and rapidly changing environments; to develop an understanding of key management skills such as time management, assertiveness, appraisals, customer care etc.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Law | Course #: BBS_5_IBL | Section: SP1 | Open
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Intro to Business Law (or equivalent)
The module provides the opportunity to develop the general legal framework within which international business takes place. It examines the legal rules relating to UK business transactions and how they are affected by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, and the various ways in which transactions can be financed. The nature and constitution of the partnership firm is considered including how it is managed , administered and regulated, as well the law protecting intellectual property rights and information privacy.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Law | Course #: LAW_6_CRS | Section: SP1 | Open
Pre-requisite: Intro to Law
This unit is designed to allow students to examine and consider the response of the state to threats posed by crime, terrorism, strikes and other types of civil and political emergencies and unrest and the impact on a citizens civil rights. Students are encouraged to consider the social, economic and political context within which the law operates.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Law | Course #: LAW_6_IHR | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Intro to Law
Students will study the International Protection of Human Rights in the context of specific countries and themes. Topics will introduce students to key topics such as the UN procedures and Human Rights Activism. Students will then research these topics in the context of a specific country (such as Myanmar, Nigeria and Pakistan) and theme (such as Fair Trial, Free Speech and Torture). Seminar discussion will be based on students™ research on their selected country and theme. There will be an emphasis on developing effective strategies for combating human rights abuses. Assessment is by a single piece of coursework.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Social & Policy Studies | Course #: DSS_4_CJP | Section: SP1 | Open
Friday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-requisite: All students attend from 11-1, the group is split for the one hour seminar at either 10-11, or 3-4.
In this module criminology and politics students have an opportunity to explore the policy making process that underpins the formation and implementation of public policy in Britain. It will help students identify the key actors that shape the policy process as well as the social, political and economic factors that influence it. In addition students will explore the politicisation of policy making and the evaluation of policy. Students will then have an opportunity to examine how the criminal justice system can be shaped by wider issues including equality policy, partnership working and privatisation as well as how social policy may have an impact on crime.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Social & Policy Studies | Course #: DSS_4_NAS | Section: SP1 | Open
This module explores the political economy of the world’s developing societies in a historical and global perspective by focusing on some of the key processes that have contributed to global inequality. The role of powerful global actors (including the major states and transnational corporations) and of international financial institutions will be a central theme, but local, national and international development initiatives will also be explored. The module also enables students to explore the various theories of development and underdevelopment used in the explanation of the major constraints and opportunities facing developing countries.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Social & Policy Studies | Course #: DSS_4_PDM | Section: SP1 | Open
Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The module is concerned with the key institutions and processes of British politics. It looks at the framework and the dynamics of the British system of government and aims to promote in students an understanding of the key issues and debates in contemporary British politics. There is a focus on the nature of power and its impact on decision making and policy development. The module looks at formal aspects of British politics including the role of political parties and the key role of ideology. Key institutions such as Prime Minister and Cabinet, Parliament and local government are investigated and analysed. The module looks also democracy beyond the formal realm including the role of pressure groups in the political process. There is also a focus on specific policy areas.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Social & Policy Studies | Course #: DSS_4_RSL | Section: SP1 | Open
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pre-requisite: Students attend both sessions.
The course will introduce students to qualitative (with limited content related to quantitative) methods used by sociologists and other social scientists to conduct investigations. The module will look at a range of qualitative methods and different types and structures of data collected to illustrate how research works. In addition, lecture and other activities will demonstrate to students how to apply basic research methods and present results in a meaningful and informative way. In addition and primarily though the use of seminar reading, this module also aims to expose students to relevant critical issues which arise from carrying out research with a particular focus on issues related to race, gender, and class.