One year (MSc), 9 months (Diploma), 6 months (Certificate). May also be available part-time over 2 years or by credit accumulation over 4 years.
The MSc Information Technology courses are suitable for graduates from a range of backgrounds. The IT (Applied Systems) is one of three distinct Information Technology courses that each emphasise a different application area of Information Technology. In addition to these three options, efforts are constantly under way to ensure that the portfolio of courses offered meet student and industrial needs, so new options are regularly added to this portfolio. The Course Admissions contact can provide information on current developments. Other versions of the MSc IT are available in Computer Science.
The Information Technology (Applied Systems) course covers the elements of Information and Communication Theory, Programming, Software Engineering, Data Communications, and Computer Structures in a series of core modules, and offers a range of advanced options from the modular Masters programme. There are laboratory sessions, practical assignments and computing projects to illustrate and extend the taught materials.
This course provides candidates with the basic principles, analytical tools, and methods based on various Information Technology concepts. In addition, candidates will gain the necessary knowledge for dealing with the diverse and complex technological systems that may exist in their respective disciplines. The course covers software engineering, computer hardware and communications, artificial intelligence, information systems and analysis, signal and image processing. A major project and dissertation is undertaken during the summer months. This period incorporates training in Research Methods, Project Planning and Experimental Design.
IT underpins all of engineering research and is a core research activity for Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Physics in particular. All four of disciplines within the University obtained considerable funding from the UK research councils and EU funds. The course will reflect staff expertise in this respect, and the projects will be defined by or with EPS staff to provide the necessary emphasis.
* Software Engineering 1
* Research Methods Critical Analysis and Project Planning
* Project Phase 1
* Software Engineering 2
* MSc Project
* Digital Design
* Digital Signal Processing
* Databases and Information Systems
* Image Processing
* Embedded Software
* Numerical Computation and Statistics
* Virtual Environments