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Comments about Postgraduate Diploma-MSc Computing and Design - At the institution - Belfast - Belfast - Belfast - Northern Ireland
Entry Conditions You should normally hold a good honours degree (2.2 or above) in electronics, computing or a related discipline. You may be considered if you can demonstrate sufficient professional level experience in computing from other disciplines.
Postgraduate Diploma/MSc Computing and Design
The potential development of new consumer products and environments fulfilling real social needs in areas like medicine, pollution control, energy efficiency, education and media is an exciting prospect. If you want to be part of a new generation of designers with advanced computing skills, then this could be the course for you. You will gain a clear understanding of the role and scope of design in all aspects of computer-based interactive systems. You will also be encouraged to use systems at an advanced level and to initiate innovative forms of design.
Duration and Mode of Attendance
PgDip – one year (two semesters)
MSc – one calendar year. This includes the period of study for the PgDip.
PgDip – two years (four semesters)
MSc – two years followed by a dissertation (which usually takes one further year).
Structure and Content
Within this course you are expected to successfully complete eight modules for the PgDip and eight modules plus a research dissertation for the MSc course. Subjects include:
· Cognitive Computing
· Research Methods
· Pervasive Computing
· Interactive Systems Design
· Design Theory and Method
· 3D Computer Graphics Application
· Interactive Design and Media Application
· Design Entrepreneurship Awareness
The course is 100% assessed by coursework; there are no written examinations.