About this course

This short course is a module from the Information Capability Management (ICM) PgCert, PgDip, MSc course. It is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of the Defence College for Military Capability Integration, Defence Academy.

The aim of this module is to:

  • promote awareness of legal and regulatory issues which affect you as information systems professionals
  • introduce the professional bodies of relevance to you
  • encourage debate on some of the major issues of concern to the information systems world

Core content includes:

  • legislation and regulations of relevance to the information systems professional – data protection, copyright and computer misuse
  • professional responsibilities, professional societies and codes of practice – for example those of the BCS
  • contemporary issues relating to information capability management
  • history of computing

The modules currently offered in connection with this MSc reflect the needs of our business however they may change or be withdrawn due to research developments, legislation changes or for a variety of other reasons, depending on the year of entry. Changes may also be designed to improve the student learning experience or to respond to feedback from students, external examiners, accreditation bodies and industrial advisory panels.

What you will learn

You will learn to:

  • evaluate and contribute to the debate on issues of importance to today’s information systems users and professionals
  • appraise how legislation and regulation affect the context within which information systems professionals’ work
  • interpret legal and regulatory issues in relation to professional practice
  • compare and evaluate the relevant professional societies and their codes of practice
  • interpret contemporary professional issues in relation to personal
How this course will help your career

This course will support the development of you as an agile information professional.

Successful completion of this module assessment will count as 10 credits towards an information capability management named award (PgCert, PgDip or MSc). This module is accredited by Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

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Who can attend this course
Before you attend

In preparation for your attendance on this course, you will need:

  • a first or second class honours degree, or equivalent, in science, engineering or mathematics. Alternatively, a lesser qualification together with appropriate work experience may be acceptable
  • you must complete the Foundations of Information Systems module

If you are seeking a MOD funded place, you will need to demonstrate in your application that there is a clear business need to undertake the course.

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How the course will be taught
Online (Virtual)
How you will be assessed

Assessed coursework.

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