This course is for non computing graduates who would like to study the area of computing, and would like to do so at a postgraduate level and undertake a dissertation of considerable depth at the end of the course.
The award includes the option of a placement in industry for a period of 12 months which may give focus to the dissertation. Alternatively the student's dissertation may research a relevant issue linked to their employment.
Note a separate preliminary course fee also applies for the computing skills module.
Year 1 (indicative structure) based on 2 12 week modules studied per semester via distance learning. Core modules: -Computing Skills (2 week preliminary module in Sept) -Principles of Software Engineering (PSE) -The Management of Database Environments (MDE) -Computer Systems Architecture (CSA) -Systems Analysis and Design (SAD)
Year 2 (indicative structure) based on 2 12 week modules studied per semester via distance learning. Three Option modules taken from the following list: -Perspectives in Information Technology Security -Object Oriented Software Systems Development -Management of Business and IT -Management of Database Environments -Java for Enterprise Applications -Electronic Commerce -Design of Enterprise Communications Systems -Business Process Re-engineering with IT
Core module: -Personal Development and Research Methods (PDRM)
Year 3 MSc Dissertation (60 Credits)
On completion of the award you may seek employment as an analyst, interface designer, computing manager, or applications programmer.
International Merit Scholarship
No. of awards TBC
The Merit scholarships will be awarded automatically on application to the University as follows:Applicants with results equivalent to UK First Class degree: £2,000 Applicants with results equivalent to UK 2:1 degree: £1,500 Applicants with results equivalent to UK 2.:2 degree: £1,000
Value of Scholarship(s)
International Merit Scholarship
Available to international students enrolling for the first time on campus in September 2015 are are domiciled in one of the following countries:Africa: Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda Europe: Norway and Turkey East Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam Middle East Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE South Asia: Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka South East Asia: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand
Normal requirements are at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a non-computing discipline. If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.
Recipient: Staffordshire University
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