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The MSc in Internet and Distributed Systems is a taught course oriented towards graduates from computing and related subjects who want to extend their knowledge and expertise. Read more
The MSc in Internet and Distributed Systems is a taught course oriented towards graduates from computing and related subjects who want to extend their knowledge and expertise. It provides an opportunity to acquire the more advanced skills required for a career in Internet and Intranet-based information systems. The first module addresses advanced Java programming, and subsequent modules cover new technologies and related theory.

This is a full time course and students will be registered for 12 months

By the end of the programme

You will have learned in depth, through lectures and practical laboratories, a range of key computing technologies needed for modern systems. These include:

-Systematic and advanced-level design abilities using modern internet-related software tools and techniques
-Presenting work in written and oral forms that are aligned to modern industrial documentation and reporting standards and needs
-An advanced level of the theory, principles and practice of internet and distributed computing and directly related technical topics
-The technical management and industry-standard software lifecycle-based approach to designing internet and distributed systems
-Advanced theoretical and practical appreciations of modern approaches to the software engineering required for internet and distributed application, including both product and process technologies

The course will equip you with knowledge of modern technology for a career as a technical expert or consultant.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be made based on your laboratory report of 2,500 words for each module and on your individual 20 page journal-style dissertation paper based on the final project. There are no examinations. Some dissertations may involve work with industry, or with other Departments within the University.

Some modules may involve group or team work when a single laboratory assignment report from the team will be required.

What does the course consist of?

The course is built from eight taught modules plus one project module. Each of the eight modules lasts for approximately four weeks and consists of a combination of lectures, tutorials, private study and a mini project. Each of the modules is designed to build upon the student's growing knowledge and skills.

The final project module involves the design, implementation and evaluation of a significant information systems solution.

The modules available for 2013/2014 are listed below. This list may change in subsequent years, as we update and modify the programme.

Advanced Java with UML
Software Dependability
Advances in Software Engineering
Enterprise and Distributed
Research Methods and Professional Issues
Web Technology
New Initiatives in Software Engineering
Information Search for the WWW
Dissertation

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The MSc in Advanced Software Engineering is a taught programme aimed at graduates from computing or related subjects who want to extend their knowledge and expertise in the field of Software Engineering. Read more
The MSc in Advanced Software Engineering is a taught programme aimed at graduates from computing or related subjects who want to extend their knowledge and expertise in the field of Software Engineering. The core modules cover advanced programming and cutting edge software engineering technologies, before leading onto modules on relevant Internet and computing topics.

Course Structure

The course is built from eight taught modules plus one project/dissertation module. Each of the eight modules lasts for approximately four weeks and consists of a combination of lectures, tutorials, private study and a mini project. Each of the modules is designed to build upon the student's growing knowledge and skills.

The final project module involves the design, implementation and evaluation of a significant information systems solution.

Core Modules

•Advanced Java with UML
•Software Dependability
•Advances in Software Engineering
•Enterprise and Distributed Systems
•Research Methods and Professional Issues
•Web Technology
•New Initiatives in Software Engineering
•Information Search for the WWW
•Dissertation

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By taking the one year programme you take a smaller commitment but still get to experience full academic life. Your research during this one year will be just as impacting on the academic world as anybody's first year of PhD. Read more
By taking the one year programme you take a smaller commitment but still get to experience full academic life. Your research during this one year will be just as impacting on the academic world as anybody's first year of PhD. The Masters programme allows you to dip your toe into your research field and, who knows, you might decide to go on to a PhD after all!

Not only can the MSc (Research) be ideal for you if you're not 100% sure that a PhD is for you, it can also be an ideal experience if you're interested in commercial or industrial research and development. Many Masters by Research students at Durham are supported by close connections with international companies that are looking to build strong industry-academia research links.

By joining us you would become part of a vibrant and supportive community of world renowned researchers, undertaking work that demonstrates both originality and relevance. Durham offers the opportunity to work with leading academic staff in state of the art facilities within a unique environment offered by the collegiate system.

Our community of postgraduate students contributes to a range of exciting projects at the cutting-edge of current research sponsored by both the public sector, third-party and industrial scholarships. This draws on the School's strong research collaborations and industrial links with a range of both UK and international funding organisations.

Part time or distance based study

Durham has many systems in place for supporting those students that want to or need to take their studies at a different rate to others. You may have a young family to look after or need to have a full-time job during your studies to support yourself. Unable to move to the wonderful city of Durham, the reasons are many. If you feel that part-time study or distance learning is the better option for you then keep looking at Durham. Your studies will be similar to a full-time student, except a lot more flexible and (obviously) you have twice the period to complete your research.

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The MSc in Advanced Software Engineering is a taught programme aimed at graduates from computing or related subjects who want to extend their knowledge and expertise in the field of Software Engineering. Read more
The MSc in Advanced Software Engineering is a taught programme aimed at graduates from computing or related subjects who want to extend their knowledge and expertise in the field of Software Engineering. The core modules cover advanced programming and cutting edge software engineering technologies, before leading onto modules on relevant Internet and computing topics.

Course Structure
The course is built from eight taught modules plus one project/dissertation module. Each of the eight modules lasts for approximately four weeks and consists of a combination of lectures, tutorials, private study and a mini project. Each of the modules is designed to build upon the student's growing knowledge and skills.

The final project module involves the design, implementation and evaluation of a significant information systems solution.

Core Modules
- Advanced Java with UML
- Software Dependability
- Advances in Software Engineering
- Enterprise and Distributed Systems
- Research Methods and Professional Issues
- Web Technology
- New Initiatives in Software Engineering
- Information Search for the WWW
- Dissertation

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The MSc in Internet and Distributed Systems is a taught course oriented towards graduates from computing and related subjects who want to extend their knowledge and expertise. Read more
The MSc in Internet and Distributed Systems is a taught course oriented towards graduates from computing and related subjects who want to extend their knowledge and expertise. It provides an opportunity to acquire the more advanced skills required for a career in Internet and Intranet-based information systems.

Course Structure
The course is built from eight taught modules plus one project/dissertation module. Each of the eight modules lasts for approximately four weeks and consists of a combination of lectures, tutorials, private study and a mini project. Each of the modules is designed to build upon the student's growing knowledge and skills.

The final project module involves the design, implementation and evaluation of a significant information systems solution.

Core Modules
- Advanced Java with UML
- Software Dependability
- Advanced Principles of Distributed Computing
- Enterprise and Distributed Systems
- Research Methods and Professional Issues
- Web Technology
- Digital Imaging
- Information Search for the WWW
- Dissertation.

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The MSc in Internet Systems and e-Business is a taught programme aimed at all graduates who want to train in modern computing. It provides an opportunity to acquire the skills required to pursue a career in Internet-based information systems. Read more
The MSc in Internet Systems and e-Business is a taught programme aimed at all graduates who want to train in modern computing. It provides an opportunity to acquire the skills required to pursue a career in Internet-based information systems. The programme is also suitable for those who have been in industry or other employment, possibly involving increasing recent work with IT, and now want to improve their career by means of formal training and a recognised qualification. The programme starts with an introduction to programming and then covers key details of software engineering and Internet technology.

Course Structure
Eight taught modules of 4 weeks each, and then a dissertation module of approximately 2.5 months over the summer.

Core Modules
- Object-Oriented Programming in Java and UML
- Software Engineering for the Internet
- Distributed Computing
- Enterprise and Distributed Systems
- Research Methods and Professional Issues
- Web Technology
- Digital Imaging
- Information Search for the WWW
- Dissertation

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The MSc in Internet Systems and e-Business is a taught programme aimed at all graduates who want to train in modern computing. It provides an opportunity to acquire the skills required to pursue a career in Internet-based information systems. Read more
The MSc in Internet Systems and e-Business is a taught programme aimed at all graduates who want to train in modern computing. It provides an opportunity to acquire the skills required to pursue a career in Internet-based information systems. The programme is also suitable for those who have been in industry or other employment, possibly involving increasing recent work with IT, and now want to improve their career by means of formal training and a recognised qualification. The programme starts with an introduction to programming and then covers key details of software engineering and Internet technology.

Course Structure

Seven taught modules and then a dissertation module of approximately two months over the summer.

Core Modules

-Object-Oriented Programming in Java and UML
-Software Engineering for the Internet
-Distributed Computing
-Enterprise and Distributed Systems
-Research Methods and Professional Issues
-Web Technology
-Digital Imaging
-Dissertation

Learning and Teaching

The MSc in Internet Systems and e-Business is a full-time taught programme aimed at all graduates who want to train in modern computing. It provides an opportunity to acquire the skills required to pursue a career in Internet-based information systems. The programme is also suitable for those who have been in industry or other employment, possibly involving increasing recent work with IT, and now want to improve their career by means of formal training and a recognised qualification. Students are registered for 12 months from the course start date at the beginning of October each academic year. The programme starts with an introduction to programming and then covers key details of software engineering and Internet technology.

The programme consists of seven lecture/tutorial based core modules plus a research project. The two modules in Object Oriented Programming, and Web Technology, each feature 18 hours of lectures plus 8 hours of tutorial contact time.

The three modules in Digital Imaging, Distributed Computing and Research Methods and Professional Issues each feature 12 hours of lectures plus 8 hours of tutorial contact time. The lecture module on Software Engineering for the Internet has 20 hours of tutorials. The lecture module on Enterprise and Distributed Systems use a variety of teaching methods. It might typically feature 24 hours of lectures, 8 hours of tutorials and a total of 91 hours of laboratory/practical classes. The total contact hours for all 7 of these modules is therefore 96 hours of lectures, 68 hours of tutorials and 91 hours of laboratory/practical classes.

A major individual research project is also undertaken during the course under the guidance of an appropriate staff supervisor. This provides an open-ended challenge to each individual student. Regular meetings are held with the supervisor to discuss project progress and planning issues. At the end of the project students are required to submit a dissertation documenting their project work. Students should expect to have around 5 hours of contact time with their supervisors over the course of their research projects.

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The MSc in Software Engineering Management is a taught programme designed for all graduates who want a management career in the software industry. Read more
The MSc in Software Engineering Management is a taught programme designed for all graduates who want a management career in the software industry. The programme is also suitable for those who have been in industry or other employment, possibly involving increasing recent work with IT, and now want to improve their career by means of formal training and a recognised qualification. The core modules focus on software engineering, the management of software production and a selection of other Internet-oriented modules.

Course Structure

Eight taught modules of 4 weeks each, some extraction from relevant level 3 undergraduate modules, and then a dissertation module of approximately 2.5 months over the summer.

Core Modules

•Advanced Java with UML or Object-Oriented Programming in Java and UML
•Software Engineering for the Internet
•Advances in Software Engineering
•Enterprise and Distributed Systems
•Research Methods and Professional Issues
•Web Technology
•New Initiatives in Software Engineering
•Advanced Project Management
•Dissertation.

Plus, by extraction from level 3 undergraduate programme:
•Advanced Software Engineering
•Project Management.

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The MSc in Software Engineering Management is a taught programme designed for all graduates who want a management career in the software industry. Read more
The MSc in Software Engineering Management is a taught programme designed for all graduates who want a management career in the software industry. The programme is also suitable for those who have been in industry or other employment, possibly involving increasing recent work with IT, and now want to improve their career by means of formal training and a recognised qualification. The core modules focus on software engineering, the management of software production and a selection of other Internet-oriented modules.

Course Structure
Eight taught modules of 4 weeks each, some extraction from relevant level 3 undergraduate modules, and then a dissertation module of approximately 2.5 months over the summer.

Core Modules
- Advanced Java with UML or Object-Oriented Programming in Java and UML
- Software Engineering for the Internet
- Advances in Software Engineering
- Enterprise and Distributed Systems
- Research Methods and Professional Issues
- Web Technology
- New Initiatives in Software Engineering
- Advanced Project Management
- Dissertation.

Plus, by extraction from level 3 undergraduate programme:
- Advanced Software Engineering
- Project Management.

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The pathway has been designed to meet the demand of those wishing to use / deploy / design technology and software for use in educational settings. Read more
The pathway has been designed to meet the demand of those wishing to use / deploy / design technology and software for use in educational settings. It builds on the research interests of a number of staff within the School.

This pathway aims to support students in gaining a critical understanding of:
-New educational advances in terms of technological and software based solutions and their impact on learning.
-Elements of the ACM K-12 Computing curricular and how this can improve the robustness of ICT education.
-Ways in which such software is designed and built thereby providing a robust grounding on how such systems can be evaluated.
-Knowledge of the impact existing technologies are having in formal and informal educational setting and the research approaches used to collect such evidence.

Course structure

The course has four taught modules (each of 30 credits): two core modules in Technology Enhanced Learning, a research method module, and an optional module. In addition there is a supervised dissertation (60 credits). It is possible to do the course part-time over three years or full-time over one year.

Modules

-Improving Computer Education
-21st Century Technology

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