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MSc in Computing (Universal Design and Assistive Technology)

Course Description

*This programme will not be running in September 2012*

MSc in Computing (Universal Design and Assistive Technology) programme focuses on understanding the principles of universal design in a range of contexts and based on this understanding the designing, developing, testing and using of Assistive Technologies. Additionally it will provide graduates with a set of I.T. skills that are highly in demand particularly with relation to the accessibility of software.
Course Content

The Core modules are:

Foundations of Assistive Technology
Universal Design
Man and Machine
User-Centred Design
ICT Regulation and Professional Issues
Software Project Management
Problem Solving, Communication and Innovation
Case Studies in computing
Research Writing & Scientific Literature
Research Methods and Proposal Writing
Research Project and Dissertation

The option modules are

Advanced Databases
Systems Architectures
Geographic Information Systems
Ubiquitous Computing
Assistive Technology Professional Skills I
Assistive Technology Professional Skills II
Dyslexia and Assistive Technology
Accessible Web Design
Inclusive Learning Through Technology
Knowledge Management Tools and Techniques
Knowledge Acquisition and Modelling
Biomedical Devices

The options offered each year are subject to timetabling restrictions and student numbers.

Entry Requirements

(1) B.Sc. (Honours 2.2. or better) in Computer Science or an allied discipline with computer science as a significant programme component.Or(2) Assistive Technology practitioners with at least 2 years experience with a significant working knowledge of ICT and a Bachelors (Honours 2.2. or better).

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