Our Information Systems MSc blends recent advances in IT, the internet and web technologies with business applications, revealing how better information systems can increase productivity, improve decision-making and lead to a significant competitive advantage. Our MSc will equip you with the knowledge and methods to manage information technology within all types of business organisations.
Surrey's Information Systems MSc programme has a long-standing tradition of producing highly skilled experts who will assume responsibility for the planning, design and implementation of IT systems. Our programme will equip you with professional skills that would allow you to work as an IT consulter/manager, system architect/analyst, or software developer in any industry field that heavily relies on software and information technology.
The distinctive character of our Information Systems MSc is that the programme is suitable for students who wish to start a career in the IT sector without having a prior degree in computer science, as well as for students who have studied computer science and wish to expand their knowledge and acquire further skills across a broader range of computer science topics.
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- Information Systems Development
This module taught in Semester 1 provides an introduction to a set of practical techniques to aid the development of Information Systems. The module provides students with a sense for the diversity of computing systems in today’s world: more importantly, it gives an appreciation for the wide range of issues that are related to the development of Information Systems. Though the emphasis is on analysis and design skills, students will become familiar with the whole software lifecycle from user requirements through to implementation and testing.
- HTML5 and CSS3 for Mobile Applications
This module offered in Semester 1 will demonstrate the latest web standards based techniques for developing the client side of web applications. Responsive design techniques will be introduced to enable the client view to be rendered appropriately across all devices from smartphones, through tablets, to desktops and TVs. Techniques for interacting between client and server will also be covered.
- Database Systems
This module taught in Semester 2 first develops the necessary skills and familiarity for using use state-of-the-art technologies to design, implement and manage database systems. In addition, the module looks at three more advanced areas that build on relational databases, namely transactions and recovery, distributed databases, and business intelligence.
- Cloud Computing
This module offered in Semester 2 introduces key concepts and technologies behind Cloud Computing that are used in a variety of academic and industrial contexts (e.g. Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Apache Hadoop, Eucalyptus, OpenStack, Condor). The module covers cloud computing architectures, systems, supporting software applications, and resource management and information services.
- Project Management and Business Strategy
This module taught in Semester 2 provides students with understanding and skills that are necessary to manage IT projects and operations in industry. In addition to theoretical foundations this modules illustrates tools and techniques for effective project management and assistance in various strategy forming processes.
- Information Security for Business and Government
This module offered in Semester 2 contains a series of lecture talks and is taught in the style of a seminar. The talks are given by security professionals from academia and industry on modern topics of information security and its applications.
Teaching and assessment
MSc programmes in the Department of Computer Science utilise our research-active staff in conjunction with state-of-the-art facilities. We provide a range of learning experiences, including lectures, tutorials, directed study, practical laboratories and project work, which prepare graduates for their professional life.
We are particularly keen to develop, in all our students, a broad range of generic skills to complement the core technical or scientific competencies of their chosen subject area. Our modular programme format, coupled with the increasing use of innovative teaching and learning strategies involving e-learning, provides a flexible study environment whilst maintaining academic rigour and quality.
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Candidates should have a Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or the international equivalent. They should have obtained a minimum 2.2. In exceptional circumstances, work experience may also be considered if the candidate has achieved less than a 2.2 in their first degree. English language requirements: IELTS minimum overall: 6.5; IELTS minimum by component: 6.0