Computer Systems and Network Engineering (MSc)

Computer Systems and Network Engineering (MSc)

Specialism
Certification
MSc
Qualification level
MSc
Location
London
Study type
Classroom
Duration
Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
Price
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About the course

Course content

This is a programme of study that involves networking, software development technologies and architectures for the design and management of modern distributed computer systems and networks. The emphasis is on a software engineering approach based on sound modern software engineering project management methods, tools and techniques, which enable an integrated lifecycle systems development view.

The programme aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to allow them to contribute to the planning, design and management of modern network based computer systems. Students will gain the understanding of critical evaluation of existing technology options, future developments, protocols, architecture and tools needed to support the development and delivery of advanced network services. Upon successful completion of this Master's programme graduates are expected to be proficient in the development of new enterprise distributed and/or web-enabled systems, the integration of legacy systems into intranets or extranets, and advanced data and telecommunication technologies.

Through our short course centre opportunity may also be provided to study for the following professional qualifications: CISCO Certified Network Associate; Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment.

The availability of some courses is subject to satisfying constraints that may come into effect in the year of entry. In addition, some options are negotiable, indicating that a course selection will need to be approved prior to the student undertaking the requested option.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • PG Project (CIS) (60 credits)
  • System Administration and Security (15 credits)
  • Network and Internet Technology and Design (15 credits)
  • Network Architectures and Services (15 credits)
  • Software Tools and Techniques (15 credits)
  • Clouds, Grids and Virtualisation (15 credits)
  • Mobile and Network Technologies (15 credits)
  • Essential Professional and Academic Skills for Masters Students
  • English Language Support Course (for Postgraduate Students in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Mobile Application Development (15 credits)
  • Cyber Security (15 credits)
  • Enterprise Software Engineering Development (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Audit and Security (15 credits)
  • Enterprise Web Programming (15 credits)
  • Systems Development Management and Governance (15 credits)
  • Penetration Testing (15 credits)

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Essential Professional and Academic Skills for Masters Students
  • English Language Support Course (for Postgraduate Students in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Network and Internet Technology and Design (15 credits)
  • Software Tools and Techniques (15 credits)
  • Clouds, Grids and Virtualisation (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • System Administration and Security (15 credits)
  • Network Architectures and Services (15 credits)
  • Mobile and Network Technologies (15 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • PG Project (CIS) (60 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Network and Internet Technology and Design (15 credits)
  • Software Tools and Techniques (15 credits)
  • Clouds, Grids and Virtualisation (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • System Administration and Security (15 credits)
  • Network Architectures and Services (15 credits)
  • Mobile and Network Technologies (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Mobile Application Development (15 credits)
  • Cyber Security (15 credits)
  • Enterprise Software Engineering Development (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Audit and Security (15 credits)
  • Enterprise Web Programming (15 credits)
  • Systems Development Management and Governance (15 credits)
  • Penetration Testing (15 credits)

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a project.

Professional recognition

This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). On successful graduation from this degree, the student will have fulfilled the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and partially fulfilled the education requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Chartered Scientist (CSci). Please contact the BCS for further information. The programme also has accreditation from the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

Careers

Graduates from this programme are equipped for employment in industry commerce or education to work as independent consultants or within teams in diverse areas such as networking, business data communication and telecommunication, Internet and e-commerce applications, IT support, advanced research, teaching and training.

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