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1 Information Systems (IS) Welcome Kathleen Christie (PGT Director - Conversion) Advaith Siddharthan(MSc Tutor)

2 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Registration In order to collect ID cards you must first be: e-advised (by the Tutor) e-Registered (by yourself) To e-register you need your application number and Date Of Birth

3 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January IS MSc Timeline (January Start) February Easter Vacation Taught Modules 1 Revision Week Examinations Taught modules 1 (60 Credits) Taught modules 2 (60 Credits) Technological, Scientific and Market Research Project in IS (60 Credits) early MayMarch Autumn Vacation Project Deadline Examinations January September late Examinations

4 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January IS MSc Timeline (January Start) Examinations Revision Week Examinations Autumn Vacation Revision Week CS5052 Foundations of Computing Science CS5037 Systems Analysis & Design CS5038 The Electronic Society CS5035 Introduction to Database Systems CS5541 Human Computer Interaction CS5551 Enterprise Computing and Security CS5548 Web Technology CS5550 Web Application Development CS5915 Technological Scientific and Market Research CS5916 Project in Information Systems Easter Vacation Continuation of modules: CS5541, CS5548, CS5550 and CS5551 Christmas Vacation Project Deadline

5 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January MON CS5550 Lecture St Marys G3 CS5548 Lecture Fraser Noble 2 CS5551 Lecture St Marys G3 weeks: 30-35, CS5541 Lecture KCG8 CS5551 Lecture MT4 weeks: , TUES CS5551 Lecture MT4 weeks 36, 37, 41, 42 CS5548 Lecture MT1 CS5541 Practical Edward Wright F81 WED CS5551 Lecture NK1 weeks 36, 37, 41, 42 CS5541 Lecture KCG8 THURS CS5550 Lecture William Guild Arts Lecture Theatre CS5548 Lecture MT1 CS5548 Practical Meston 5 FRI CS5550 Practical EW S84 CS Practical Meston 5 CS5550 Practical EW F86 CS5551 Practical Zoology G21 CS5541 Human Computer Interaction CS5548 Web Technology CS5550 Web Application Development CS5551 Enterprise Computing and Security Initial Timetable: This may change so consult your Portal Practicals for all courses do not start until week beginning 8 February 2010

6 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Assessment: Submission Rules Continuous assessment Unless instructed otherwise by the Course Organiser, you should submit two copies of each assessment. One copy is returned (within four teaching weeks of its receipt) with comments from the marker(s) and a mark on the Common Assessment Scale (CAS). Continuous Assessments should be placed in the appropriately marked box outside G01 on the ground floor of Meston

7 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Assessment: Penalties and Extensions Penalties for late submission: Up to 24 hours: 10% penalty. (or over weekend if deadline is Friday) Up to 1 week: 25% penalty. After 1 week work is marked and returned, but is recorded as no paper: 100% penalty. All deadline extensions due to exceptional circumstances (e.g. illness) are subject to approval by the exam board.

8 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January The Common Assessment Scale (CAS) – first class honours mark (75-100%) – upper second class honours (65-74%) – lower second class honours (55-64%) third class honours (45-54%) 6-8 – fail (30-44%) 1-5 – poor fail

9 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Cheating and Plagiarism (1) Plagiarism is the substantial use, without acknowledgement and with intent to deceive the examiners or knowing that the examiners might be deceived, of the intellectual work of other people by representing, whether by copying or paraphrase, the ideas or discoveries of another or of others as ones own in work submitted for assessment. The mere inclusion of the source in a bibliography shall not be considered sufficient acknowledgement. Keyword: Acknowledgement

10 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Cheating & Plagiarism (2) Given that it is very easy to copy software, the potential exists for plagiarism in the submission of coursework. Work submitted for assessment should normally be individual work. Do not agree to requests from other students to copy your work.

11 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Cheating & Plagiarism (3) If you copy without acknowledgement, then this is plagiarism. You should assume that your coursework will be checked for plagiarism, whether you are submitting a report, or software. The department will not deal with it internally – it will be reported to the Universitys Investigating Officer. If found guilty, penalties include the awarding of zero marks for the individual assessment, the entire course, or, if serious, the award of no degree at all.

12 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Cheating: Final Note From past experiences, plagiarism makes it less likely that you will pass the programme Because you will have a harder time learning material, and hence passing the exam, if you dont do the assessments If you feel you cannot do an assessment, please tell the course lecturer

13 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Progression To proceed to the MSc project stage, you need: Normally marks at 12 or better in elements constituting three of the first four modules for the PgDip; and Normally marks at 9 or better in all elements. All details on Web pages All decisions on progression and award are subject to examiners discretion. In addition to get the MSc you need normally to pass all subsequent modules.

14 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Student Feedback Class representatives: Class Members Elected from the class Staff-student liaison committee: Two or three meetings each year Informal feedback to Course Organisers Course Evaluation Forms

15 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Illness/Absence Illness / Bereavement: Must let Programme Tutor know as soon as possible. Medical certificate - submit to secretary. Holidays: Easter, Autumn, Christmas Absences (outside holiday periods): Must seek permission from Programme Tutor in advance. Let us know of any special requirements for examinations.

16 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Contacts General administration: School office (09:30-16:30) Meston G01 (27)2295 Individual modules: Course Organisers Programme Tutor: Advaith Siddharthan Programme Director: Kathleen Christie Head of Teaching * : Judith Masthoff * By appointment only.

17 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Communication Must check your university regularly Course announcements, lecture changes, snow closures, etc. We assume that an message is received - so make sure you read them DAILY Maintain your mailboxes so that you do not run over quota

18 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Computer labs University has many computer labs scattered around campus: Desktop PCs Used for IS practicals Wireless access in many halls of residence, libraries, most of Meston building

19 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Conditions for the Use of Computer Systems Facilities are provided solely for University purposes; i.e., work directly associated with courses/project activity. Facilities must not be used for recreational purposes. Accessing, holding or distributing pornographic or offensive material will be treated as a serious breach of these conditions. Use of Copyrighted content and P2P is also treated as a breach

20 Computing Issues Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Service Desk phone and out-of-hours helpline:

21 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Printing New users are given a starting print quota budget of £1 BE CAREFUL when printing; i.e. check the number of pages before printing You may purchase additional print quota electronically, via the Student Portal, or in cash, over the counter, at Computing Centre Reception or a Library Issue Desk There are printers in university computer labs

22 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Access to Meston Building Normal hours: 09: :00 Monday to Friday Out of hours: Evenings (18:00-23:00) and weekends: Access by key. £10 per key Collect from G01 Sign in and out at porters desk. Carry student ID card. Late night (23:00 onwards) Requires written permission from HoD. Can access your network space from non-departmental DIT labs, some of which have 24 hour access.

23 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Language Resources Language Centre offers in-term EFL support see for details about: Report writing Seminar skills, etc. These may be useful and should be taken now while the workload is low.

24 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Resources Programme pages Course home pages Library Queen Mother Library

25 Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Additional Information If you log on to WebCT using your ID and password you will find an area for Taught Postgraduate students It is entitled: Academic Learning Resources: Taught Postgraduates (Student Learning Service) This provides some useful information

26 Information Sessions (1) Welcome and Information Session for New International Students Date: 4 February 2010 Time: 1400 Location: Kings College G8 Re-Freshers Week 1- 5 February 2010 See Whats On at Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January

27 Information Sessions (2) Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January Library Induction: online journal access and guide to physical library Date: Wednesday 10 February 2010 Time: Location: QML Project Room Date:Wednesday 10 February 2010 Time: or (dependant on numbers) Location:QML Floor 2 PC classroom QML = Queen Mother Library

28 Information Sessions (3) Academic writing Date:Thursday 11 February Time:12 – 1pm Location:QML Seminar Room You will need to have your student card with you to swipe into QML. Once in the library turn right, photocopying area to the right and the Seminar Room is ahead of you (room with double doors). Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January

29 Information Sessions (4) Avoiding Plagiarism Date: Friday 19 February Time:1-2pm Location:QML Seminar Room You will need to have your student card with you to swipe into QML. Once in the library turn right, photocopying area to the right and the Seminar Room is ahead of you (room with double doors). Introduction MSc in Information Systems: January


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