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1st Semester

Two alternatives, depending on the student's previous background
1 x 15 credits or 2 x 7,5 credits

Alternative 1: For students that do not have 90 credits in computer and system sciences, informatics or equivalent:

Supplementary course in Computer and Systems Science 15 credits

The course provides the basic knowledge to students, who have little or no previous education in the subject of computer and systems sciences. It gives knowledge, e.g. databases, programming, HCI, information security, computer networks. By completing the course, the students can continue their study at the master level at the department.

Alternative 2: For students that have 90 credits in computer and system sciences, informatics or equivalent

Enterprise Computing and ERP Systems 7,5 credits

The course discusses how enterprise information systems support organizations in value chains and supply chains. The course introduces a number of modern enterprise modelling techniques based on linguistic instruments and economic ontologies. It is shown how these techniques support requirements elicitation for enterprise information systems design.

Knowledge Management 7,5 credits

The course will introduce methods, models and IT tools that can be used to find, gather, interpret, convert and represent, organise, store, spread and reuse knowledge in an organisation. The course will also discuss major issues in information and knowledge management and alternative solutions to address these issues.

Mandatory courses 2 x 7,5 credits for all students

Open e-Government and e-Democracy 7,5 credits

The course describes the history of eGovernment and eDemocracy, and tackles the growing phenomenon of Open government by discussing how IT has transformed the public sector. This course focuses on democratic theories within that framework as well as theories of public administration and information systems. Moreover, a number of case studies of eGovernment are presented and discussed.

Scientific Communication and Research (FMVEK), 7,5 credits

Computing as a discipline combines three academic traditions: the theoretical tradition, the scientific (experimental) tradition, and the engineering tradition.  Due to that combination, there is no clear methodological tradition in computer science.  This course introduces computer science students to the principles of scientific research: how to design, implement, and report a research study. The main focus of this course is in research design and reporting: students will learn how to align problem statement, aims, objectives, research questions, data collection and analysis, and reporting into a coherent and logically flowing whole.
 

2nd Semester

Mandatory courses 4 x 7,5 credits

IS Governance for e-Government: Requirement, Use, Evaluation 7,5 credits

The course describes IS governance in public administration. More precisely, the students apply and discuss methods and models for elicitation of requirement on IT systems, evaluation of existing IT system, and selection of the right mix of systems in the overall IT architecture of the organisation.

Decision Making and Business Intelligence 7,5 credits

The course discusses method and models for decision making in the public sector. The course also describes different business intelligence systems (also called decision support systems), including data warehousing, data mining, expert systems, knowledge management system, and analytical decision support systems. The students will also apply and evaluate BI systems for collaborative decision-making.

Research Methodology for Computer and Systems Sciences (MMII), 7,5 credits

Course deals with research strategies (case studies, experiments and survey), methods for data collection (questionnaires, interviews and observations) and software-based analysis (thematic, conversation and interaction analysis). Statistical and mathematical methods include descriptive and inferential statistics. Evaluation of data is included.

Security and Privacy in e-Government: Systems, IT, Laws and Ethics 7,5 credits

The course describes how theories of systems and social technical systems can be used for analysing IT security issues and risks in public sector. Moreover, the course discusses ethics and international laws related to privacy issues for the public sector.

3rd Semester

Mandatory courses 4 x 7,5 credits or Exchange studies (info regarding exchange studies)

Open and Big Data Management 7,5 credits

The course describes challenges and opportunities for the public sector related to open and big data. The course also describes methods and models for open and big data management. The students will also analyse a large amount of public data using models and methods.

Business Process and Case Management 7,5 credits

Business Process and Case Management is a master level course for both campus and distance students. Students will obtain practical knowledge in two interconnected areas - how rigid and flexible processes can be modelled and supported by IT systems in today's competitive business environment. The students acquire skills needed for their careers in fields such as IS, Project Management and eGovernment.

Citizen Centric Service Design and IT Architecture 7,5 credits

The course tackles method and models for designing e-services in the public sector. Methods for user involvement and participation will be discussed, with a focus on user innovation methods. Another focus is on making use of and combining enterprise models, such as goal models, network models, process models and conceptual models, for identification and design of e-services. The course also describes models and methods for integration of IT systems, applications and services. Moreover, the course discusses integration techniques such as message brokers, enterprise services buses, web server integration and adapters. A special focus in the course is on describing and discussing the service oriented architecture (SOA). Real world integration projects from the public administration will be discussed.

Digital business strategies and change management 7,5 credits

The course addresses the strategic business aspects of digitization and partly change management in organizations to achieve the strategic objectives digitization creates conditions for. Information Technology's role has changed from being supportive to form the basis for modern business strategies. With the rapid development of technology challenges digitization traditional strategies and highlights emerging strategies. The course also discusses the differences between change management in private and public organizations.

4th Semester

Thesis work 30 credits