The Software Development MSc addresses the specification, design, development and implementation of large-scale software systems in a variety of contexts.
The emphasis on this course is on object-oriented modelling, design and programming, databases, network management including the internet and developing distributed and client/server applications.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
All projects undertaken on this course have a real client and many are undertaken inside a company.
The option modules allow for individual programmes to be varied, based on previous experience and personal preference.
The course is suitable for study by people already working in the software area to update their knowledge and skills. It includes an introduction to programming and computer hardware for those with no previous experience of these topics, and an opportunity for those with a computing background to explore new topics.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The curriculum was designed to provide essential developer skills for those with little previous experience of programming wishing to refocus their careers in this area. However, the course is also suitable for those with some previous programming experience, requiring a formal qualification in this area or to simply update outdated skills.
This course has two parts, the Taught Modules and Masters Project.
Successful completion of the taught modules, which involves eight single modules of study, leads to the award of postgraduate diploma and, if the appropriate performance is achieved, allows progression onto the Masters project.
-Internet systems development (double)
-Software engineering design
-Open systems application development
-Software process management
Plus two more modules chosen from a wide range of options available to allow individuals to tailor their programme to meet specific needs and interests.
The final stage of this course requires the completion of a Masters project, which must relate directly to the subject being studied. To complete this successfully students will develop a sound capability to carry out research. The project can be conducted either as a placement in an external organisation or working with one of the University research groups.
The MSc project serves to integrate, apply and further develop the different aspects within the taught part of the programme.
HOW WILL THIS COURSE ENHANCE MY CAREER PROSPECTS?
On completion of this course graduates can expect to take up key roles in the specification, design and implementation of software developments and application. The course aims to prepare graduates for leading roles in the software industry and for careers as:
-Software development manager
The course can also be used by people already working in the software area to update their knowledge and skills.
GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME
To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University
has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.
The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.
To enter the course you need to have one of the following: a good honours degree or an equivalent qualification; a relevant professional qualification of equivalent standard, e.g. BCS Professional Graduate Diploma, CEng, CIM Diploma; an unclassified degree plus at least two years' further study or professional experience.