Advanced Computer Systems Development
Recognised by the British Computer Society, this Masters programme is designed for students with an Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline who wish to upgrade their development skills and qualifications with new technologies and trends.
Applicants should have an Honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) in Computing, IT or a relevant discipline, from a UK academic institution or an equivalent international degree qualification. Applicants who have other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent or have at least 3 years of relevant industrial experience may also be considered.
Overseas students must meet UWS English language requirements.
The programme is designed with significant industrial input to represent the latest developments in computer systems analysis, design and implementation – the main areas of employment in the computing/IT sector. It uses various development tools and environments such as UML, Oracle, IBM Websphere, MS BizTalk, MS ASP.NET, NetBeans, Java Multi-Platform and Android SDK, MongoDB, data management/BI software such as MS Business Intelligence Development Studio, MS Project, and Security Architecture.
You will develop practical skills relevant to modern technologies for various software systems development and management with different devices, enabling you to make an immediate contribution to an organisation’s IT functions.
Core modules include:
Optional modules (offered subject to demand) include:
Full-time students undertake three or four modules and part-time students undertake two or three modules in each trimester. 60 credits are required for a Postgraduate Certificate award and 120 credits for a Postgraduate Diploma award. You will complete an individual MSc project (60 credits) to obtain 180 credits for a Master award.
Graduates are equipped to make an immediate contribution to IT functions within organisations or undertake further research towards a PhD.
The programme’s graduates enjoy careers with IBM, Oracle, J P Morgan, Bank of Scotland and other organisations. Examples of their roles include website manager, database developer, software developer, business analyst, and doctoral (PhD) researcher.
This MSc is recognised by the British Computer Society (BCS) as partially meeting the educational requirement for chartered IT professional recognition.