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.
Admission requires a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or its equivalent with a substantial academic component of Computing or IT. Candidates holding less than a good honours degree or its equivalent but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exam and course work are at MSc level. Non-native English speakers must have an English level of IELTS 6.0 or its equivalent.
Recipient: Heriot-Watt University
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