Internet of Things (IoT)
This programme is mainly motivated by the growing importance of internet-of-things. International Data Corporation (IDC: a market research firm) predicated the IoT market will grow to £4.93 trillion in revenue by 2020. Gartner estimated that the total number of IoT devices will hit 26 billion units by 2020.
The MSc Internet of Things (IoT) forms part of the Advanced Computing framework here at UWS and is a post graduate course focusing on teaching advance topics of the internet-of-things. It is designed to develop practical skills by providing a comprehensive understanding of fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience of IoT technologies within industry and academia.
NB: All applicants will enroll onto the generic title of Advanced Computing for the initial taught element of the course (PgDip Advanced Computing) but there are three different Masters exit awards on the Advanced Computing framework possible depending upon optional modules selected and career preferences etc.:
- MSc Advanced Computing
- MSc Big Data
- MSc Internet of Things
On the MSc Internet of Things course of study, modules will focus on planning, analysing, developing, evaluating, deploying, and managing IoT systems/services for modern day organisations/businesses. All modules are designed to respect the overarching themes of IoT, delivering research informed teaching in lectures, tutorials, and laboratory sessions; other modules will focus on academic, research and ethical practices within a professional environment.
This course is recognised as by Scottish Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for access to postgraduate tuition fee and cost-of-living loans for UK and EU applicants.
Bachelor Honours Degree (2.2 or above) in Computing/Engineering (or relevant disciplines) from a UK academic institute or an equivalent 4-year international degree qualification. Considering the relevance of this programme to Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) sector, applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications in compliance to University’s Recognition of Prior Learning guidelines. International students must meet the minimum requirement of English language.
In the programme, unique and challenging modules are introduced for example Mobile networks and smartphone applications, Data mining and visualization, in addition to Ethics for IT professionals and Object-oriented analysis and design that provide the basics for Internet of Things (IoT). Advanced wireless networking technologies and Internet of Things are introduced to in depth knowledge of the field. In addition, two modules which focus on research and the latest trends in the field, namely, Research design and methods and Emerging topics in smart networks, help to define and complete the research project on time.
- Mobile Networks and Smartphone Application
- Data Mining and Visualization
- Ethics for IT professionals
- Object-oriented Analysis & Design
- Research Design and Methods
- Emerging Topics in Smart Networks
- Masters Project
- Advanced Wireless Networking Technologies
Cisco forecasted that the IoT will become a £13 trillion market – approximately six times the growth rate of the overall information technology market. Choosing this programme will enable you to gain the essential knowledge and skills to be placed in the internet technologies and telecommunications industries. You will also be prepared to enter research and developmental positions in academia. The graduates can go for a role of technical developer, project manager in IoT, Technical manager, etc.
Successful completion of the programme also prepares you for advanced research studies (e.g. MRes, MPhil, PhD) in related technology areas.