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The course aims to provide a high quality and professionally relevant postgraduate programme, developing in students a critical appreciation of the creation and use of computer-based systems.

Graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop high quality systems and to manage all aspects of its production and maintenance, thus enabling a student to enhance their existing skills in anticipation of meeting the increasing commercial demand for advanced computing graduates. The encouragement of students to function as autonomous learners should result in graduates who will have developed the foundations for future and continuing professional development.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an Honours degree at least 2:2 or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Computing, Information Systems or an appropriate Engineering specialism.
Applicants should have an Honours degree at least 2.2 or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. computing; information systems; or an appropriate engineering specialism.

Course modules

The modules are as follows:

?Technology Project Management; Information Security and Document Management; ?Team Software Development Project; Research Methods for Technology Dissertations; Technology Dissertation; End User Computing Risk Management; Geospatial Analysis; Programming for Data Analysis;
To obtain an MSc degree a student must follow and obtain 180 credits of compulsory modules.
PgC and PgD may be awarded as standalone or exit awards.
The modules are as follows: ?Technology Project Management; Information Security and Document Management; ?Team Software Development Project; Research Methods for Technology Dissertations; Technology Dissertation; End User Computing Risk Management; Geospatial Analysis; Programming for Data Analysis; To obtain an MSc degree a student must follow and obtain 180 credits of compulsory modules. PgC and PgD may be awarded as standalone or exit awards.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework; including written assignments and presentations; and examination.

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