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  • Objectives
    It will provide you with the opportunity to gain a sound understanding of the internet protocol suite that will form the core for future data networks. By the end of the course, you will have developed the technical skills and professional attitudes necessary to progress your career in the rapidly evolving communications industries. You will also have the opportunity to study for industry certification, including CISCO, as an optional extra to the masters programme.
  • Entry requirements
    If you are keen to acquire the knowledge and skills required to design, model and effectively operate secure and dependable IP-based networks, this course is ideal.
  • Academic Title
    Networking and Data Communications PgDip/MSc
  • Course description
    What will you study?
    Using state-of-the-art methods and conforming to current network design standards, you will develop a disciplined engineering approach to, and sound practical skills in, the specification, design, modelling and implementation of software and hardware.

    You will gain a specialist knowledge in multimedia communications principles, wireless networks, security issues and technologies, and enterprise networks. You will have access to a dedicated test LAN with a diverse range of platforms and equipment, including wireless networks and enterprise scale networking technologies.

    In addition, it may be possible for you to gain an industrial placement and undertake a ‘real-world’ project or work alongside networking and communication research in the Faculty.

    Course structure
    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    The full MSc consists of five core modules, three option modules and a dissertation project.By choosing particular option modules, you can specialise in network design (Network Security; and Network Design and Management modules); network security (Network Security; and Secure and Dependable Computing modules); enterprise networking (Enterprise Networking; and E-Commerce Technologies modules); or broadband wireless networking (Internet Wireless Networks; and Wireless Communications modules).

    Core modules
    -Developing Object-Orientated Solutions
    -Digital Communications
    -Multimedia Communications
    -Research Methods
    -TCP/IP Networks
    -Project/Dissertation (MSc Only)

    Option modules
    -Broadband and Mobile Networks
    -Building E-Business
    -Component-Based Software Engineering
    -Corporate Data and Database Management
    -Electronic Commerce Technologies
    -Enterprise Networking
    -Geographical Information Fundamentals
    -Internet Map Services
    -Internet Wireless Networks
    -Knowledge Management
    -Location-Based Services, Applications and Technologies
    -Network Design and Management
    -Network Operating Systems
    -Network Security
    -Programming in Java
    -Projects and Risk Management
    -Requirements Engineering and Management
    -Secure and Dependable Computing
    -Software Engineering Tools
    -Software Quality Assurance
    -Spatial Information Analysis and Modelling
    -Strategic Information Systems for E-Business
    -Usability Engineering
    -Visualisation and Image Processing
    -Wireless Communications
    -Web Development in Java
    -IT and Entrepreneurship

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