Postgraduate Certificate- Postgraduate Diploma-MSc in Computing

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  • Objectives
    The course aims to provide graduates and industry professionals in the field of computer science and related disciplines with advanced knowledge of computing, the competence to apply the most recent techniques in the area and the ability to critically evaluate current research and practice.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Conditions The essential requirement is an Honours or non-Honours degree in Computer Science or in a related discipline from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard.
  • Academic title
    Postgraduate Certificate/ Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Computing
  • Course description
    The following four compulsory modules which reinforce and enhance skills in the core areas comprise the PG Cert award:

    • Engineering Process Improvement;
    • Distributed Computing;
    • Reliable Software Development;
    • Databases for Structured and Semi-structured Data.

    Students then go on to complete one compulsory module in Research Methods and three options from the following specialisms:

    • Communications;
    • Web Technology;
    • Artificial Intelligence;
    • Health Informatics.

    Those who take two options from a specialism qualify for PG Dip in Computing (Specialism); others qualify for PG Dip in Computing.

    The programme is rounded off by a dissertation for M Sc in Computing or M Sc in Computing (Specialism).

    Duration and Mode of Attendance
    Postgraduate Certificate -- one semester
    Postgraduate Diploma -- two semesters
    MSc -- one calendar year

    Postgraduate Certificate – two semesters (one academic year)
    Postgraduate Diploma – four semesters (two academic years)
    MSc – six semesters (three academic years)
    Professional Recognition

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