The curriculum was designed to provide essential developer skills for those with little previous experience of programming wishing to refocus their careers in this area. However, the course is also suitable for those with some previous programming experience, requiring a formal qualification in this area or to simply update outdated skills.
This course has two parts, the Taught Modules and Masters Project.
Successful completion of the taught modules, which involves eight single modules of study, leads to the award of postgraduate diploma and, if the appropriate performance is achieved, allows progression onto the Masters project.
- internet systems development (double);
- software engineering design;
- open systems application development;
- software process management;
- research methods.
Plus two more modules chosen from a wide range of options available to allow individuals to tailor their programme to meet specific needs and interests.
The final stage of this course requires the completion of a Masters project, which must relate directly to the subject being studied. To complete this successfully students will develop a sound capability to carry out research. The project can be conducted either as a placement in an external organisation or working with one of the University research groups.
The MSc project serves to integrate, apply and further develop the different aspects within the taught part of the programme.