This course is for non computing graduates who would like to study the area of computing, and would like to do so at a postgraduate level and undertake a dissertation of considerable depth at the end of the course.
The award includes the option of a placement in industry for a period of 12 months which may give focus to the dissertation. Alternatively the student's dissertation may research a relevant issue linked to their employment.
Note a separate preliminary course fee also applies for the computing skills module.
Year 1 (indicative structure) based on 2 12 week modules studied per semester via distance learning. Core modules: -Computing Skills (2 week preliminary module in Sept) -Principles of Software Engineering (PSE) -The Management of Database Environments (MDE) -Computer Systems Architecture (CSA) -Systems Analysis and Design (SAD)
Year 2 (indicative structure) based on 2 12 week modules studied per semester via distance learning. Three Option modules taken from the following list: -Perspectives in Information Technology Security -Object Oriented Software Systems Development -Management of Business and IT -Management of Database Environments -Java for Enterprise Applications -Electronic Commerce -Design of Enterprise Communications Systems -Business Process Re-engineering with IT
Core module: -Personal Development and Research Methods (PDRM)
Year 3 MSc Dissertation (60 Credits)
On completion of the award you may seek employment as an analyst, interface designer, computing manager, or applications programmer.