Duration: 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time).
Simple timetable information: Part-time - 1 day per week
Course units – Introduction to Network Programming – Advanced Network Programming – Introduction to Data Communications – Advanced Computer Architectures – Computer Networks – Distributed Systems and Internetworking – Network Operating System – Research Planning and Management – Project
Assessment methods – The eight taught units are assessed by coursework and an end of unit examination – The project is assessed by a project report and a viva.
Course description This conversion programme intends to provide graduates with the knowledge and practical skills required to follow a career in computer or network management and support. The course has been developed to produce MSc graduates who: – Understand the design and operation of computer systems and networks – Can deal with the inter-connection and use of computer networks, typically containing machines from different manufacturers – Can integrate hardware and software solutions – Can use their knowledge to analyse and create specifications for computer systems and networks and to design, implement and test appropriate solutions.
The programme provides a basis covering the design and operation of computer systems and networks, leading to topics relating to the interconnection and use of computer networks. Aspects of software design for distributed systems are also covered. This course also covers some CCNA and CCNP topics on computer networks.
Career opportunities Graduates of the MSc Computer Systems and Networking course are expected to enter industry and progress rapidly to project management level, to enter into research, and to become involved in policy and strategy formation. Career paths lead into computer systems, software, ngineering and research.
Typical background of applicant An applicant with a minimum 2:2 Honours degree or a PgDip or a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an Honours degree in a numerate discipline.