Computing (Computer Networks Engineering)
These courses allow those students who have successfully completed a degree and who have some understanding of computers to continue to study at a higher level. The modules are designed to build expertise in the specific areas of Internet Technology, Software Engineering and Computer Networks Engineering. By the end of the course a student can expect to have the knowledge and skills that are relevant to industry and so increase their job prospects.
Modes of study
Part time, Full time
In full-time mode the programme runs for a full calendar year, taught over three trimesters, from October to September. In two of the trimesters, students study three taught modules over 1.5 days, and complete the dissertation in the other.
Applicants will normally hold a recognised first or second class honours degree from a UK university of international equivalent in a relevant subject area. It is assumed that students will have a knowledge of computer and networks and it is essential that they have a working knowledge of at least one programming language.
Students for whom English is not the first language will be required to demonstrate that the meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5.
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Length of study
One year full-time, or up to four years part-time
The current Masters framework identifies the four core areas of Computing, which allows us to provide two thirds of the modules as core with one third of the modules allocated to each of the specialist pathways.
The general pathway provides a rounded Computing education and broadly based Computing qualification for recent UK graduates and equivalently qualified international students. The specialist pathways provide more focused routes for students who have clearly defined career aspirations while still seeking to develop knowledge and skills in a broad range of Computing disciplines.
All modules are 20 credit modules except for the dissertation which is a 60 credit module. An MSc is awarded on successful completion of 180 credits (6 x 20 credit modules + 1 x 60 credit dissertation module). The three levels of award are, 60 credits for a Postgraduate Certificate, 120 credits for a Postgraduate Diploma, or 180 credits for the MSc.
The framework has four core compulsory modules based on the generic areas of design, software, hardware and databases. These modules will be studied by all students.
Special course features
The small student numbers on these very specialist courses ensures that students are given the attention they deserve from staff who are approachable and helpful with a wide range of specialist backgrounds in both research and consultancy.
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- Modern Computer Architecture
- Specification Analysis and Design
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All modules are assessed by assignment only, to ensure that the learning outcomes have been achieved. Assignments will generally consist of design exercises for the more skills-based modules (such as programming), reports that critically appraise case studies, and problem solving situations. The assignments will be equivalent to 5000 word essays. Exceptions to this pattern occur in the dissertation module which teaches initially about research methods to help with the following dissertation work.
The students will have access to approximately 150 PC and Linux workstation computers housed in six bespoke computer laboratories, all with digital projection facilities, and maintained by two technicians. These facilities were brand new, state-of-the-art hardware and furniture for the start of the calendar year 2010 in the newly refurbished Newton building.
The growth of the computing has spawned a vast industry which focuses on developing computing systems and services. This has produced a demand for flexible individuals with relevant knowledge and expertise. Companies of all sorts now require professionals to plan, acquire, install, operate, manage and program computer systems. The career opportunities for graduates from this course are, therefore, very good.
For general application information please see our how to apply page.
Fees quoted are for home and EU students commencing their course in the academic year 2013/14. Tuition fees are payable for each year of the course. The fees are subject to annual increases in subsequent academic years.
Full time fees
Year 1: £3350
Year 2: £2680
Scholarships and bursaries
The following scholarships may be applicable:
This course is available to international students.
Full-time international tuition fees
For information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.
How to apply as an international student
For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to apply page.
Scholarships available to international students
For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.
For further help for international students please see our international students pages.