This broad-ranging course concentrates on the latest tools and techniques of modern computer science. Covering object-orientated programming, computer systems and networking, database analysis and design and much more, you will be exposed to the most recent developments in both the theory and practice of modern computing.
The Computing MSc, Information Systems Management (ISM) MSc and Information technology (IT) MSc are very closely linked with a common first semester, giving you the option of changing between this courses up until the Christmas vacation.
The course assumes no previous experience in computing and is ideally suited to graduates of other subjects who wish to add IT to their portfolio of skills. The most essential requirements are enthusiasm for the subject and an inquiring mind.
First Semester (October to January)
• Object-Orientated Programming • Database Systems and Design • Computer Systems and Networks • Systems Analysis and Design
Second Semester (February to May)
• Research Methods, Professionalism and Ethics • E-Commerce Software • E-Commerce Systems • Human Factors in Systems Design
Third Semester (June to September)
During the final semester you will work on your project/ dissertation, chosen by you and agreed by your project supervisor. Part-time students normally choose to work on their project over an entire academic year.
We offer a great opportunity to boost your career prospects through an optional one year placement as part of your postgraduate studies. We have a dedicated Placement Unit which will help you obtain this. Once on your placement you will be supported by your Visiting Tutor to ensure that you gain maximum benefit from the experience. Placements begin after the taught component of the course has been completed - usually around June - and last for one year. When you return from your work placement you will begin your dissertation.
Accredited by the BCS (British Computer Society).
We are delighted to offer the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship worth up to £6,000 to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. Head to dmu.ac.uk/sports to see eligibility and how you can apply.
page on the De Montfort University website for more details!
- Why did you choose MSc Software Engineering at DMU?
I had previously completed the BSc (Hons) Computer Science course at DMU, and had thoroughly enjoyed not just the content, but also the friendly and supportive environment created by my lecturers and the university as a whole. I felt that the MSc Software Engineering course would provide me with the wider ranging skills I required and enhance my CV to potential employers.
- What knowledge and experience did you gain on the course?
I have gained an understanding of the whole system life cycle with regards to analysing requirements and specifying systems, using this to create competent designs and then upon implementing a product, being able to safely test and maintain it. I feel that I am now capable of managing projects from start to finish and that I am able to give a company or organisation a fresh and innovative direction using the techniques and ideologies that I have learnt.
- Do you have any memorable experiences from your time on the course?
Certainly some of the most memorable experiences must come from being introduced to various professors and lecturers that are world- leading experts in their field. Other memorable experiences come from some of the topics and techniques that we were taught, most notably dependable and critical systems, where one error or failure could lead to loss of life. Seeing how to properly and safely specify and test such systems and knowing you could go out into industry and make a difference is a very satisfying feeling.
- What did you enjoy most about the course?
The content being taught is often completely cutting-edge and new and has been worked on by some of the world's leading researchers in that subject. I thoroughly enjoyed the innovative and cutting-edge technologies and techniques that we were taught.
- Do you have any advice to students who are thinking of studying this course?
I would fully recommend DMU to anyone interested in learning about industry leading technologies and being involved in a very friendly and supportive environment. My own experience has been incredibly enjoyable and fulfilling and I know that anyone taking on a Technology course will be rewarded by a fantastic high level of teaching, balancing theory and practical elements across a vast array of very interesting subjects. Anyone successfully completing the course can apply for CEng (Chartered Engineer) professional status and will thus be an asset to industry.
You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject. If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application individually.
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