This specialised Masters programme is unique in Scotland, designed for meeting the increasing business requirements of modern enterprises.
Bachelor’s Honours degree (2.2 or above) in networking, computer science, or a closely related discipline from a UK academic institute or an equivalent 4-year international degree qualification. Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.
Overseas students must meet UWS English language requirements.
Building on your networking and computing expertise, the programme focuses on the latest and emerging smart networking technologies that are creating new opportunities for business, education, research and everyday life. These include cloud computing, virtual networking, data centre management, Internet of Things (IoT), 4G/5G mobile networks, mobile app development, machine-to-machine communications, and data and network security.
The programme aims to produce graduates with the vision, knowledge and skills to apply these latest smart networking technologies to optimise the ICT networking infrastructure for businesses, to design innovative networking solutions, to develop smart networking enabled applications and services, and to research the next generation networking technologies.
You will study the key concepts, latest standards, enabling technologies and applications in designing, deploying, operating, and evaluating the emerging smart networks. The programme is practically-focused and boasts a purposely-built specialised smart networking lab including a private cloud platform, advanced wireless/mobile/IoT/UAV networking equipment, a mobile app development platform and R&D testbeds associated with the Centre of Audio-Visual Communications and Networks (www.uws.ac.uk/avcn). You will thus gain extensive hands-on laboratory experience in realistic smart networking scenarios.
Modules studied include:
- Virtual Networking and Cloud Computing
- Mobile Networks and Smartphone Applications
- Advanced Wireless Networking Technologies
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Data and Network Security
- Research Design and Methods
- Emerging Topics in Smart Networks
- Masters Project
This programme equips graduates with the knowledge and skills demanded by industry (and academia) for smart and smarter networking solutions. Graduates possess the potential to secure leading roles as cloud architects, wireless/mobile network consultants or analysts, mobile app developers and researchers.