There is the IT Services account id - that is a 6 character ID, for engineering normally starting with es... You will have a secret password associated with this which you must NOT divulge to anyone. This is the identity that is used to access the University intranet (Insite) and the WMG course web-site (www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/ftmsc).
Then there is your student number (the 7 digit number which appears on your library card, probably starting with 04...). You will have used this to initially log onto the ITS page to get your IT Services account id.
During week 2 the Context of a Business module runs for EBM and ITfM students who have not been granted exemptions, Operations Strategy for Industry runs for MSE students and PPMC runs for half the PPM students (you will be infored which "half" during week 1). All other modules commence from week 3 of term; the schedule for core modules will be issued at the beginning of week 2 and the application for booking optional core and elective modules will be available the following week.
Self Directed Study is work that you carry out under your own control rather than having to attend a lecture.
This would normally consist of a series of notes/presentations that you should study and discuss using the group forums, if you have questions, normally followed by a task - either individual or in groups, that may require you to submit an answer to the tutor or even take an on-line test.
You can do this work in your own time and location and at your own pace, within the time limits set by the tutor. In the case of group work you would also need to agree how you wanted to work with your group members.
Yes, you may suggest your own topic, but it must be a project that is not already available and taken up by another student and one that WMG staff are willing and able to supervise.
The first part of the module code (e.g. UKFM or UKPM), refers to the location of the module (UK), whether it is for part-time or full-time students primarily (P or F) and that it is at Masters level (M); the second part of the code is an abbreviation of the module title (and is often used in isolation to refer to the module). Following the module code is the instance code, e.g. 04--01; this is the designation of the module running, 04 for the year, the middle two characters refer to the degree (E2, EB, IT, MS, QR, SL where appropriate or -- for general) and the final two numbers indicate the number of that module, e.g. 01 for the 1st running of the module in the academic year