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.
Seven taught modules and then a dissertation module of approximately two months over the summer.
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 18 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials. The total contact hours for all 7 of these modules is therefore 90 hours of lectures and 72 hours of tutorials.
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 you are required to submit a dissertation documenting your project work. You should expect to have around 5 hours of contact time with your supervisors over the course of the research project.
The Computing & Internet Systems MSc programme is an innovative computer science course that will improve your ability to solve challenging computing-related problems arising in the context of the internet. This course is an ideal study pathway for graduates who already possess a good foundation in computer science.
Rooted in the renowned research strengths of the Department of Informatics, this programme will introduce core topics like data structures and their implementation in C++, web infrastructure and software engineering of internet applications and then allow you to specialise through your choice of modules.
You will complete the course in one year, studying September to September and taking a combination of required and optional modules totalling 180 credits, including 60 credits that will come from an individual project of around 15,000 words. You will also participate in a group project that will provide you with invaluable experience of working in a team to design, implement and document a substantial internet application.
For graduates with a substantial background in Computer Science, this programme will enhance your ability to solve a broad range of challenging computing-related problems and gain a broad introduction to aspects of the Internet. Research for your individual project will provide valuable preparation for a career in research or industry.
We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the programme. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.
The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of written examinations, essays, coursework and individual or group projects and oral presentations. The individual project will be assessed through a 15,000-word dissertation.
King’s College London is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
The majority of learning for this degree takes place at the Strand Campus, with occasional lectures and practical sessions taking place at the Waterloo Campus.
Our graduates have continued on to find employment in general software consultancy companies, specialised software development businesses and the IT departments of large institutions (financial, telecommunications and public sector). Recent employers include Logica and Inteliscape.
Other graduates have entered into the field of academic and industrial research in areas such as software engineering and computer networks.