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Comments about Postgraduate Diploma-MSc Telecommunications and Internet Systems - At the institution - Belfast - Belfast - Belfast - Northern Ireland
The aim of this course is to provide you with an advanced knowledge of telecommunications and distributed systems technologies. In particular: · You will gain an understanding of the issues that must be addressed when you design and implement a communications network. · You will consider the importance of telecommunications and computer networking as an infrastructural enabler for digital services. · You will investigate management issues and mechanisms that must be deployed in real-time to support relevant digital network topologies. · In addition, you will gain an appreciation of a range of applications that provide distributed services and an understanding of security issues in distributed systems.
Entry Conditions Entry to the PGDip will normally require a good honours degree (minimum of a 2.2) in computing science or related discipline (which includes a significant component of computing), or a recognised professional qualification of equivalent standard, or a qualification deemed to be equivalent to the above. In addition, applicants should be competent coursers: knowledge of Java is assumed throughout. If you do not satisfy the above requirements but can demonstrate your ability to contribute to and benefit from the course, you may be admitted at the discretion of the Senate on the advice of the Course Director.
Postgraduate Diploma/MSc Telecommunications and Internet Systems
Duration and Mode of Attendance
PGDip - one year, normally two semesters.
MSc - one calendar year, normally three semesters
PGDip - normally four semesters or two years.
MSc - normally six semesters or by credit accumulation over a period of not more than six years.
Lectures and laboratory sessions are normally scheduled during the University working day and in addition, are timetabled to facilitate part-time mode of attendance. For part-time students attendance equates to approximately one day per week each semester.
The course comprises of a taught course of study consisting of topics such as:
· Network Systems, Design and Management
· Distributed Systems and Applications
· Multimedia Concepts and Applications
· Intelligent Systems
· Research Methods
The Masters degree in Telecommunicationsand Internet Systems will comprise eight taught modules of the PGDip in addition to a substantial piece of independent research.