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Foundation Route to MSc (E-Learning) Computer Science - Online

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  • Objectives
    To prepare students who have a background in Science and Engineering, but no knowledge of Computing, for an Advanced MSc in Computer Science.
  • Entry requirements
    The foundation route is specifically for students who have a good degree in a Science or Engineering subject but little formal training in Computer Science at degree level. In the first year of the programme students study a number of modules (minimum two maximum four) through e-learning, enabling overseas students to study the first year in their home country. Subject to satisfactory completion of the first year modules, students then join us in Manchester on one of our advanced programmes. One of the foundation units is credited to your MSc.
  • Course description
    The programme is over a two year period, thus enabling overseas applicants with low levels of English Language to take additional English courses to raise their competency levels prior to the second year of advanced study in the UK.

    Module details
    The course units you need to study will be selected by the course director of your intended MSc programme. Curse units include:

    -Programming in C
    -Introduction to software development in Java
    -Object Oriented Analysis & Design with UML
    -Databases and Data Modelling

    Teaching and learning
    The first year is spent acquiring knowledge as a pre-requisite to the second year when succesful students move onto a full MSc Advanced programme. The first year of this programme is delivered entirely through the use of e-learning.

    Facilities

    -The largest Supercomputing Centre in Europe with many massively parallel machines, and a supermassive storage facility.
    -A Visualisation Centre and Stereoscopic Projection Theatre for data visualisation
    -An Advanced Interfaces Laboratory to explore real time collaborative working.
    -A Nanotechnology Centre for the fabrication of new generation computer memory and processing components.
    -An e-Science Centre and Access Grid facility for world wide collaboration over the internet.
    -A Robotics Laboratory with mobile autonomous robots.
    -More than 300 computers dedicated to the use of our students.

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