This course covers a range of essential topics related to distributed computing systems. Yet these modules are not isolated; each one takes its place in the field in relation to others.
The emphasis in the course is to build the connections between topics, enabling software engineers to achieve co-operation between distinct autonomous systems under constraints of cost and performance requirements.
The course is suitable for:
Recent graduates in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or Computer Science, who wish to develop their skills in the field of distributed computing systems. Practicing engineers and computer professionals who wish to develop their knowledge in this area. People with suitable mathematical, scientific or other engineering qualifications, usually with some relevant experience, who wish to enter this field.
The past few years have witnessed that Grid computing is evolving as a promising large-scale distributed computing infrastructure for scientists and engineers around the world to share various resources on the Internet including computers, software, data, instruments.
Many countries around the world have invested heavily on the development of the Grid computing infrastructure. Many IT companies have been actively involved in Grid development. Grid computing has been applied in a variety of areas such as particle physics, bio-informatics, finance, social science and manufacturing. The IT industry has seen the Grid computing infrastructure as the next generation of the Internet.
The aim of the programme is to equip high quality and ambitious graduates with the necessary advanced technical and professional skills for an enhanced career either in industry or leading edge research in the area of distributed computing systems.
Specifically, the main objectives of the programme are:
To critically appraise advanced technologies for developing distributed systems; To practically examine the development of large scale distributed systems; To critically investigate the problems and pitfalls of distributed systems in business, commerce, and industry.
Computer Networks Network Security and Encryption Distributed Systems Architecture Project and Personal Management High Performance Computing and Big Data Software Engineering Embedded Systems Engineering Intelligent Systems Dissertation
Electronic and Computer Engineering is one of the largest disciplines in the University, with a portfolio of research contracts totalling £7.5 million, and has strong links with industry.
The laboratories are well equipped with an excellent range of facilities to support the research work and courses. We have comprehensive computing resources in addition to those offered centrally by the University. The discipline is particularly fortunate in having extensive gifts of software and hardware to enable it to undertake far-reaching design projects.
We have a wide range of research groups, each with a complement of academics and research staff and students. The groups are:
Media Communications Wireless Networks and Communications Power Systems Electronic Systems Sensors and Instrumentation.
Women in Engineering and Computing Programme
Brunel’s Women in Engineering and Computing mentoring scheme provides our female students with invaluable help and support from their industry mentors.
Distributed Computing Systems Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).