This programme aims to teach graduates with an IT background the theory, methods and tools to develop distributed applications over the Internet using current advanced techniques. These include rich Internet applications, mobile Internet applications and distributed technologies like web services and grid applications.
Students take 4 courses each semester and must normally take courses marked with **
Semester 1 Communications & Networks Computer Network Security** Distributed Systems Programming ** Mobile Communications & Programming Software Engineering Foundations Systems Programming & Scripting
Semester 2 Advanced Interaction Design Advanced Software Engineering Distributed & Parallel Technologies Network Applications ** Research Methods and Project Planning**
In the third semester (May-August) students undertake a specialist MSc project which is written up as a 15000 word dissertation. This project enables further development and consolidation of skills introduced in the taught courses, applying them to a challenging practical problem in this subject area.