Also available as CPD: certificate of completion of individual modules.Duration and Mode of Study
Two years by Distance Learning for MSc, one year for Postgraduate Certificate.
The course focus on the methodologies and technologies in software engineering and web application development that address challenges faced by companies in today’s volatile markets. Students learn how to design and build applications that are modelled at high levels of abstraction addressed to business needs using state of the art development techniques and system architectures such as Service-oriented Computing and Web 2.0.
Students also engage with migration of legacy applications to modern system architectures. The course is also offered as a PG Certificate and on a module basis as CPD to enable junior level employees and graduates as well as IT professionals to learn about the state of the art or to acquire a broader perspective of a specific topic and influence strategic decisions.
For an MSc, students are required to take six taught modules plus an individual project. These modules can be taken as two semesters of three modules or three semesters of two modules, depending on whether students study in 'intensive' or 'relaxed' mode. Students engaging in CPD or a Postgraduate Certificate can select appropriate modules (apart from the individual project). A Postgraduate Certificate student requires four modules.
Teaching and Assessment Methods
Course material will be available through the University’s VLE. The teaching will be aligned with delivery of the campus-based modules. Students will be supported by a course tutor through discussion boards and email communications. Assessment for taught modules is through coursework and written examinations (overseas exams will be offered). Examinations will be held at a venue in your local city, usually within a two hours commute. This venue will be assigned based on your place of residence during your studies. The project is assessed separately.
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For junior-level employees or recent graduates – a good second-class honours BSc degree or qualification of equivalent standard recognised by the University in a subject with a substantial element of Computing.
For IT professionals, applications will take into account the number of years of experience.
*total tuition fee for MScPostgraduate Certificate (Home/EU/International): £4,640
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