Masters Programs in Information Systems

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Information Systems

Master students of information systems are building upon business, engineering, computer or science degrees in pursuit of more advanced knowledge in electronic communications. An advanced degree can provide an edge for better jobs in a competitive field.

 

What is a Master in Information Systems? Technology is the means of creation, use and distribution of information in our interconnected society. Study in information systems centers on creating and improving ways of handling data and electronic communication and the resulting impact on businesses and society. Students will obtain a solid foundation in software development and principles. Additional courses in critical thinking, professional interrelations and problem solving help graduates put their computer knowledge to practical use. Also addressed is the evolving nature of the field as it constantly adapts to keep pace with technological changes.

 

In pursuing this course of study, the student benefits from obtaining a firm grasp on the workings of electronic systems and how to put that knowledge to practical use. Leadership, problem solving and interpersonal skills are more fully developed.

 

The cost of the program varies according to school and location. Students should examine the various options to determine the course of study that best meets their goals and budget.

 

An advanced degree in information systems opens the door to many career opportunities. A concentration on the storing and archiving of material may lead to jobs in library science or records management. Graduates are also well qualified as project leaders and managers due to the integration of electronics with organization and presentation of thoughts. The advanced knowledge of the workings of computers provides solid groundwork for technological consulting. Organizations seek information systems professionals in the planning and implementation of marketing strategies, office procedures and client development. The program is also excellent preparation for employment in business communications.

 

Advancement of your career with this highly-marketable degree can begin right now. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

 

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Master in Computer Engineering and Information Systems

ISG Business & Economics School
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

This degree aims to promote the acquisition of advanced skills in the areas of Computer Engineering and Information Systems, namely those that refer to individual work, supported in skills acquired in research activity, as well as application in professional activity of the principles used in the... [+]

Masters in Information Systems. This degree aims to promote the acquisition of advanced skills in the areas of Computer Engineering and Information Systems, namely those that refer to individual work, supported in skills acquired in research activity, as well as application in professional activity of the principles used in the methodologies of this project. This way, the Master's degree will provide the analysis and information processing skills inherent to the execution of tasks for research and development innovative technologies acquired in the prosecution of the described goals, as well as the capacity to produce and transmit scientific information related to them. Further Studies The degree is supported by a solid study program and occupies an innovative position in the converging scientific domains. With a curricular structure comparable to the best similar 2nd cycle courses in Europe, this Master's Degree offers the most adequate training towards the degree (2nd cycle in 2007/2008) and prosecution of studies in a great diversity of branches at the 3rd cycle level. Occupacional Profiles The integration of these teaching methodologies and the articulation between the professional and research component seeks to promote advanced training in engineering that fully completes a training profile with the making of this master's degree. Objectives Promoting and acquisition of theoretical and technical skills in disciplines considered as structuring in the areas approached; Allow the students to establish a customised progression through the possibility of choosing between specific advanced disciplines in each of the proposed branches; Provide a professional learning experience through laboratory and analysis practice of real use cases, in order to guarantee an adequate balance between the theoretical plane and its most recent technological developments; Include and put into perspective all aspects of teaching given in the academic and corporate realities, associated to this sector in our Country. Thus, we propose a teaching model organised in: Master Classes that correspond to theoretical magisterial classes, taught by Master Degree professors and by national and foreign guest specialists to work in the scope of the research projects developed during the degree and Advanced technical training laboratory classes, where the acquisition of skills for the development of applied projects is promoted. Entrance Conditions The following may apply for the Master's Degree: People who hold a B.A. or equivalent degree; People who hold a foreign academic degree awarded after a 1st study cycle organized according to the Bologna Process by a member state of that process; People who hold a foreign academic degree acknowledged as a degree satisfying the objectives of the graduate degree by the due body; People who have a school, scientific or professional curriculum acknowledged by the due body of ULHT certifying the capacity to obtain this study cycle. [-]

Master of Management in Information Systems

Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University
Campus Full time 12 - 16 months September 2017 USA Logan

The MMIS program at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is an innovative, project-based program designed to address business problems through the use of technology. It carries a STEM designation (29-month work option after graduation) in database management and analytics, consistently attracting many talented students from around the world. [+]

Why MMIS? The MMIS program at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is an innovative, project-based program designed to address business problems through the use of technology. It carries a STEM designation (29-month work option after graduation) in database management and analytics, consistently attracting many talented students from around the world. Extensive Database and Data Analytics The main focus of the MMIS program relates to Big Data, Database Management, and Data Analytics. Gaining insight into business processes that facilitate improved decision making is the goal of all things data. Indeed, data is the lifeblood of improved decision making for businesses. High Job Placement and High Salaries There is currently a shortage of employees with technical management information systems skills in the workplace. Recent graduates have nearly a 100% placement rate 6 months after graduation, with a mean salary of $60,000. Career Prospects As technology spreads across every organizational sector, corporate jobs in this field are generated rapidly. Our 33-credit hour program is designed to enhance your undergraduate education by increasing your analytical proficiencies and business technology skills and strategically preparing you for management positions. Program Options This degree is available as a single degree (MMIS) or can be paired with a second master’s degree (MBA/MMIS or MHR/MMIS) by enrolling in one additional year. Curriculum The MMIS curriculum was developed with two strategic goals: Provide students with analytical-focused information systems knowledge and a complementary business acumen to enhance corporate leadership and problem solving. Support the Huntsman four pillars of excellence – Ethical Leadership, Global Vision, Analytical Rigor and Entrepreneurial Spirit. MMIS focuses on technology's role in managing and making sense of the ever‐increasing amount of data flowing into organizations. Today's managers must effectively utilize this data to improve decision making and company performance. As a student in the 33‐credit hour MMIS program, you will learn how to create value with powerful combinations of people, processes, and technology. Classes are project based with a hands‐on learning approach. PREREQUISITES (All Prerequisites Must Be Completed Prior to Starting MMIS Coursework) Business Statistics (or advisor approve equivalent) Corporate Finance Financial Accounting Programming (proficiency in an object-oriented language) Minimum requirements for Admission: They are as follows: 3.0 or higher GPA on your last 60 semester (or 90 quarter) credits 45th percentile on both the quantitative and verbal portions of the GMAT or GRE A good answer for WHY I want to get an MMIS from Utah State. *Completed the required prerequisite courses or approved equivalents. *It is not necessary that the prerequisite courses are completed before you apply, but you will need to complete all of them before you may begin your MMIS coursework. [-]

Master in Informatics Teaching

University of Minho - Institute of Education
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Master in Informatics Teaching program was created under the Bologna spirit and orientations, confers professional qualification for Informatics Teaching, in accordance with the ordinations of the laws for professional qualification for teaching in pre-school, elementary and secondary school (Law-Decree n.º 79/2014 of 14th May and the Rectification Declaration n.º 32/2014). [+]

Masters in Information Systems. The Master in Informatics Teaching program was created under the Bologna spirit and orientations, confers professional qualification for Informatics Teaching, in accordance with the ordinations of the laws for professional qualification for teaching in pre-school, elementary and secondary school (Law-Decree n.º 79/2014 of 14th May and the Rectification Declaration n.º 32/2014). This cycle of studies aims at training well-informed, critical and active professional Informatics Teachers that are able: to rebuild their thought and actions during their lifetime; to structure, monitor and evaluate socially relevant learnings within the framework of a global development perspective of individuals and of their accomplished inclusion in school and in the information society; to incorporate adequate methodologies encompassing the principles of reflection, self-orientation, creativity and innovation, not only as a source of knowledge, but also and mainly as a catalyst for action; to develop conscious, deliberate and responsible actions in the contexts of professional practice. [-]

Master in Embedded Systems (ES)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Berlin Netherlands Eindhoven Finland Espoo United Kingdom London France Paris Sweden Stockholm Italy Trento Hungary Budapest Spain Madrid + 16 more

Embedded systems are everywhere. More than 98% of the world’s processors are located in embedded systems. Applications include a wide variety of industrial and personal systems such as satellites, robots, cars, airplanes, elevators, mobile telephones, washing machines, and health-care equipment just to mention a few. [+]

Why study Embedded Systems? Embedded systems are everywhere. More than 98% of the world’s processors are located in embedded systems. Applications include a wide variety of industrial and personal systems such as satellites, robots, cars, airplanes, elevators, mobile telephones, washing machines, and health-care equipment just to mention a few. In all these areas, embedded systems confer added value to the products by either extending the range of the delivered functionalities or by enhancing the quality of a “traditional” functionality that is rendered to the user. What are the career opportunities for Embedded Systems graduates? Many European companies are world leading in the field of embedded systems design and have a strong demand for highly skilled, creative engineers, innovators, system architects, and specialists. Europe also needs brand new companies that are able to provide innovative embedded solutions to address societal challenges, to improve the quality of life, and to boost the European economy and leadership. Why Embedded Systems at EIT Digital? "I found my masters course with EIT Digital very involving and fulfilling. It gave me access to two of the top universities in Europe and it's faculties. The business part of the programme helped me to envision my technical learning as real world applications and business opportunities." Shriraam Mohan, 2013 Cohort What is Embedded Systems Master at EIT Digital all about? The Embedded Systems programme focuses on enabling technologies and design methodologies for computing systems which are embedded as integral part of larger systems, designed for specific control functions of devices with various electronic and mechanical components. Graduates of the Embedded Systems programme will be world-class specialists and innovators in the field of embedded systems, capable of developing embedded solutions for new challenges in the cyber-physical systems and internet-of-things domains. The Embedded Systems programme has three entry points and seven exit points. The first year will be similar at the three entry point universities (KTH, TUB, TU/e), covering the common base studies on construction of embedded systems, embedded hardware & software, and models & methods for embedded systems design. The second year will accommodate the technical specialisation provided by one of the exit point universities (KTH, TUB, TU/e, AALTO, TUCS, UNITN, BME). The seven specialisations are: (1) Embedded Platforms (2) Embedded Multicore Processing, (3) Embedded Networking, (4) Mobile Cyber-Physical Systems, (5) Internet of Things and Energy-Efficient Computing, (6) Real-Time Systems and Design of Cyber-Physical Systems, and (7) Critical Embedded Systems. What are the goals of the programme? The mission of the Embedded Systems programme is to give students a holistic and multidisciplinary view and skillset on embedded systems, their underlying technologies, their development, and their integration. Through the combined technical and entrepreneurial education, students will get insight into the role of embedded systems in the modern society and ability to develop innovations into business ideas and high tech embedded systems start-ups. They will also be capable of taking on leading management roles in embedded systems and more general ICT companies. How is the programme structured? The general structure of the two-year programme (120 ECTS) is shown below. The first year (60 ECTS), providing the technical core (common base) and I&E courses, is spent at one of the entry unversities. The second year (60 ECTS), providing the technical specialisation courses, is spent at one of the exit universities. The selected entry and exit points must reside in different countries. This international and cross-organisational mobility is a mandatory and essential part of the programme. The teaching language in all the courses is English. Embedded Systems programme The Embedded Systems programme involves seven partner universities and provides three entries and seven exits. The partner universities and their roles are as follows: Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden: Develops and implements the common base (entry) and the specialization (exit) “Embedded Platforms”. Technical University of Berlin (TUB), Germany: Develops and implements the common base (entry) and the specialization (exit) “Embedded Multicore Processing”. Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the Netherlands: Develops and implements the common base (entry) and the specialization (exit) “Embedded Networking”. Aalto University (AALTO), Finland. Develops and implements the specialization (exit) “Mobile Cyber-Physical Systems”. Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS), Finland. Develops and implements the specialization (exit) “Internet of Things and Energy Efficient Computing” as joint effort between the two universities in Turku - University of Turku (UTU) and Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU). University of Trento (UNITN), Italy. Develops and implements the specialization (exit) “Real-Time Systems and Design of Cyber-Physical Systems”. Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary. Develops and implements the specialization (exit) “Critical Embedded Sytems”. Specific Admission Requirements A B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering/ electronics, computer engineering, computer science or information technology is required. The studies should include at least 60 ECTS courses in computer science, computer architecture, or programming, and mathematics including calculus, algebra and mathematical statistics. [-]

Master Programme (one year) in Informatics

University of Borås
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Sweden Borås

Second level education shall essentially build on the knowledge that students acquire in first level education or corresponding knowledge. Second level education shall involve a deepening of knowledge, skills and abilities relative to first level education and, in addition to what applies to first level education, shall further develop the students' ability to independently integrate and use knowledge, develop the students' ability to deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations, and develop the students' potential for professional activities that demand considerable independence or for research and development work. [+]

Master Programme in Informatics  

The overall goal of the Master's program in Informatics is that students will develop advanced skills and knowledge in the subject of informatics. After completion of the program, the student will show Knowledge and understanding

knowledge and understanding in their major field of study, including both an overview of the field and deeper knowledge of certain parts of the field and insight into current research and development, deepened knowledge of methods applicable in informatics,

Skills and abilities

ability to integrate knowledge and to analyze, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations, even with limited information, ability to independently identify and formulate issues and to plan and to carry them out within specified time frames, ability to verbally and in writing, to present and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments behind them, in dialogue with different groups, the skill required to participate in research and development work or to work in other advanced contexts. Entry Requirements Bachelor’s degree, 180 credits, in Informatics (or equivalent). Verified knowledge of English corresponding to the course English B/6 in the Swedish Upper Secondary School. For further information about English language proficiency, please view: http:www.hb.se/en/International-student/Bachelor--Master-student/Application--Admission/Admission-process/English-language-proficiency/ Examination Completed program leads to a Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Informatics. Further information Teaching is normally in English. The course literature is in English. The training is mainly organized on campus, with elements of some courses that support flexible learning. The program provides national and international co-operation with relevant courses from other institutions for higher education after individual agreement / assessment on the student's request. [-]

Master of Technology in Cloud Computing

K L University
Campus Full time July 2017 India Guntur

To make the students achieve a level of competency, cognition and knowledge in the acquisition of theoretical foundations in the stated specializations related to Computer Science and Engineering at post graduate level. [+]

Program Educational Objectives To make the students achieve a level of competency, cognition and knowledge in the acquisition of theoretical foundations in the stated specializations related to Computer Science and Engineering at post graduate level Must be able to conduct research and undertake development in the focused and emerging areas and domains shortlisted for the discipline - Computer Science and Engineering Specify, design, develop, prototype and test the applications that are related to the domains finalized for the program Be able to achieve hands-on practice in using different type of tools which are related to theoretical aspects covered in the program, and be able to conduct research, and undertake project development using the tools. Understand and practice professional ethics Recognize professional and personal responsibility to the community and undertake all the activities that benefit the society Pursue lifelong learning as a means of enhancing knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to the betterments of profession. Must learn to work in teams especially for undertaking project execution Program Outcomes Apply knowledge, concepts, methods, and algorithms, techniques in implementing solutions to the problems that are related to the domain areas that are shortlisted for the discipline Computer Science and Engineering. Identify, formulate, research literature and find solutions to the problems and critically evaluate the solutions to the problems that are related to the fields of specialization shortlisted for the discipline “Computer Science and Engineering” Specify, design and develop solutions for complex engineering problems related to specialisation areas and domains shortlisted for the program Conduct experimentation using different types of tools, that help analyzing, designing evaluating and testing applications related to specialization areas Be able to innovative and incubate the research findings through development of pilots and be able to promote the commercialization by interacting with eco system in association with the faculty specializing in similar areas. Function effectively as an individual and as a team member to design and develop applications, conduct research and find solutions to the burning problems. Demonstrate the understanding of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues through incorporating and implementing relevant engineering practices during project and LAB execution. Understand and commit to professional ethics through adaption of norms and standards Be able to bring in the societal issues such as energy minimization, pollution elimination etc., into the engineering solutions designed for solving complex problems Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of management and business practices that are related to the field of specialization [-]

Master in Industrial Systems Analytics

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Vaasa

The Master's Programme in Industrial Systems Analytics (ISA) provides content, models and methods to design, develop, implement and operate complex processes and systems in the energy sector organizations. [+]

Masters in Information Systems. The Master's Programme in Industrial Systems Analytics (ISA) provides content, models and methods to design, develop, implement and operate complex processes and systems in the energy sector organizations. Energy systems are complex systems that require a holistic understanding and thus multiple perspectives of research and education. Energy systems can be seen as socio-technical systems, and the new ISA programme is built from Technology, Organization and People perspectives (TOP). Systems dynamics and systems thinking are the connecting elements necessary for the programme. It is important to understand how the technology and people are organized to achieve the goals. The program prepares the students to develop and manage product and service innovation for industrial energy systems, delivery and use. The courses consist of lectures, team work assignments, projects, presentations and final exams. The topics taught in this programme include Data science and analytics, Quality engineering, Systems engineering, Decision support, Project management and Industrial project work. [-]

Master It-management And Information Systems

Fachhochschule der Wirtschaft FHDW
Campus Full time 31 months October 2017 Germany North Rhine Westphalia

The master's degree program IT management and information system with the degree "Master of Science" (M.Sc.) ideally combines [+]

Part-time studies for Master of Science The master's degree program IT management and information system with the degree "Master of Science" (M.Sc.) ideally combines the latest developments and methods of information technology with business expertise and modules to expand the leadership skills. Graduates of the course to take, for example, responsibility for IT departments, the introduction of new IT solutions or the economic development of their company. Duration 31 months target group The course is aimed at graduates of computer science and technology-oriented business that would like to take leadership responsibility in a corporate environment in perspective. Pre-requisites 1) Professionally qualifying university degree in computer science, applied computer science or technically oriented business of at least 180 ECTS and with a grade point average as a rule of at least 2.4 2) resume and cover letter, setting out the study motives and personal goals 3) Successful completion of the aptitude test in the form of a job interview 4) Basic knowledge in programming, software engineering, databases, project management and networks (Proof of certificates, in exceptional cases, by practical experience) 5) English language skills according to the B1 level of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CEFR)" (proof about certificates, foreign language testing, longer stays abroad in English-speaking organizations or Countries or external language tests. If proof as part of the aptitude test a language test is performed.) Organization The master's program is for career professionals in 31 months. The first four semesters start each week with a presence. More class lectures are scheduled on Saturdays. In the week synchronous e-learning takes place. The fifth and sixth semester are available for the completion of a Master's thesis and the colloquium is available. Tuition and Fees 31 months x 600 € = total € 18,600; off examination fee: 2.400 € [-]

Master of Library and Information Science

University of Maryland, College of Information Studies
Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA College Park + 1 more

The MLIS program educates students in the knowledge, skills, habits of thought and inquiry, and ethics of the library and information professions and prepares leaders in the state, national, and global information society. [+]

Masters in Information Systems. The MLIS program educates students in the knowledge, skills, habits of thought and inquiry, and ethics of the library and information professions and prepares leaders in the state, national, and global information society. The fully American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) program is a professional degree that provides students with a comprehensive foundation in both research and practice. Our focus on excellence and the core values of diversity and inclusiveness, innovation and creativity, ethical action, civility and collegiality, and openness and accountability make an MLIS from the iSchool unique. The MLIS degree at Maryland's iSchool offers unparalleled opportunities to work with government agencies, non-profits, international organizations, and a range of world-renowned libraries, museums, and archives. The iSchool is a leader in the field of library and information science education, offering prominent programs of study in Archives and Digital Curation and School Libraries; while also advancing LIS education by developing unique programs in Youth Experience, Diversity and Inclusion. The combination of responsive coursework, innovative programs, a faculty of noted scholars and professional leaders, and opportunities available only within this region makes an MLIS degree from the University of Maryland an excellent starting point for your career. Students who earn their MLIS from Maryland’s iSchool can expect: A 9:1 student-instructor faculty ratio where students can work closely with dedicated faculty at the top of their field A 90% employment rate within one year of graduation Opportunities for positions in such institutions as the National Archives & Records Administration, the Library of Congress, the U.S. Department of Justice, and countless public, academic, and special libraries Admissions Requirements Admission to the iSchool MLIS program requires the following: A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US institution, or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution with at least a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale): For international students, a TOEFL score of 100 or higher; Applicants must provide an official copy of a transcript for all of their post-secondary work. Additional admission requirements and information can be found on the MLIS Admissions webpage. [-]

Manager Of Information Systems

Grenoble Ecole de Management
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Grenoble

Totally overwhelmed by the digital revolution of the last decade, the IT sector barely recruit. Candidates - and more candidates! - Remain too few when the information system is the core of the customer relationship with the company. [+]

Objectives: The SI program manager aims to train experts of information systems in a business environment. Students will gain a vision for the management of SI covering all aspects of the business (strategy, human and material resources). Program: During the first year students have the option to take a semester course followed by an exchange at HEC Montreal, or being alternately throughout the year. The second year takes place alternately (14 week course, 37 weeks now). Courses cover various topics such as behavior management, IS and business and project management. What job can I do with this training? The degree of IS manager achieves positions SI and organization consultants, sales engineers, architects SI, responsible change management, etc.. How to integrate this training? This training is open to: - The students +3 from general or specialized courses - For students Bac +4 parallel admission Admission is by validation of written and oral tests. [-]

MRes Computer Science

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 China Suzhou

The MRes (Master of Research) in Computer Science programme is designed to develop students’ understanding of the research process and their ability to carry out research. [+]

Masters in Information Systems. Overview The MRes Computer Science programme is designed to develop your understanding of the research process. It is for graduates from a computer-related discipline who wish to investigate research as a possible career, or who wish to extend their knowledge of one particular facet of computing. This programme provides you with an MRes that allows you to focus on your desired specialism, whilst our international staff provide all necessary support. Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Knowledge and skills The MRes Computer Science programme will equip you with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of: • advanced theoretical fundamentals of current trends in computer science • state-of-the-art key research issues in specialised areas of computer science • techniques for project management and the design, implementation and evaluation of IT solutions. Modules You will complete four taught modules in the first semester, followed by a research project for a total duration of 18 months. The precise content of your research project will be discussed and decided with your project supervisor and is subject to approval. Core modules: • Research methods • Project management • Dissertation. Elective modules: • Cloud computing • Data mining and Big Data analytics • Interactive systems • Object-oriented programming. Additional learning activity modules Careers Graduates from this programme will find employment as research and development engineers, systems developers and project leaders in IT companies, or will go on to further studies as a PhD candidate. Fees RMB 90,000 for the entire 18 month full-time programme. University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us. Entry requirements: academic background An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in a computer science-related discipline with suitable programming and programme design experience. English language requirements • IELTS: 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all sections) • TOEFL iBT: 80 [-]

Master in Information and Communication Systems Security

Free International University of Moldova
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Moldova Chisinau

The graduate of the proposed program can carry out its professional activity in national and international organizations and companies in the field of information technologies as an analyst of information systems, designer of information systems [+]

Master in Information and Communication Systems Security This program is realized in collaboration with Intelligence and Security Service of the Republic of Moldova. Courses: Networking Operating Systems and Internet Protocols, Computer Network Security, Security of Wireless and Mobile Devices, Electronic Document Security, Standards and Regulations on Information Security, Protection Cryptographic Protocols, Databases Security, Multimedia Security, etc. The graduate of the proposed program can carry out its professional activity in national and international organizations and companies in the field of information technologies as an analyst of information systems, designer of information systems, administrator of information networks, teacher of information security. The goal of this program is to prepare specialists of high level qualification in the field of information security, who are able to elaborate, implement and administrate security politics in concordance with standards and regulations of information society. [-]

Master in Communication Systems

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The KTH Master’s programme in Communication Systems offers students a strong fundamental education in key knowledge areas, whilst providing a broad scope of academic courses and [+]

Master in Communication SystemsThe KTH Master’s programme in Communication Systems offers students a strong fundamental education in key knowledge areas, whilst providing a broad scope of academic courses and specialisations to choose from. This highly relevant field is becoming increasingly important to how our societies function, and our global information infrastructure will continue to demand well-rounded specialists in the future. Programme outlineThe programme focuses on the integration of the Internet and mobile network technologies to develop global communication systems for next generations. Students work in a research environment with ample experimental resources and in close contact with the industry – including leading system manufacturers, service developers and providers, and advanced early adopters. The first study period consists of mandatory core courses, which provide in-depth knowledge in the areas of communication systems and networks. The programme continues with a wide range of elective courses, allowing students to focus on their individual areas of interest depending on their career objectives. Many courses are problem-oriented, with self-directed and project-based work.Degree projectThe purpose of the degree project is for students to demonstrate the skills acquired during the programme, by applying them to solve realistic problems. The student writes a thesis, which must be approved by an examiner from one of the degree project courses in the curriculum, and presents it for critique; the topic of the thesis may be suggested from a number of sources – a professor, external agency, an industry collaborator, or the student – but should be relevant to the focus of the course work. Career prospectsThe Internet and mobile phone networks are among the most powerful technologies of our time. Today’s challenges are to integrate them and make them scalable, secure and sustainable. Commercialisation of these new ideas will create value for users, vendors, operators and society in general. Consequently, entrepreneurship, product realisation and economics are inextricably linked to communication systems.... [-]


MSc in Information Technology

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months August 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MSc Information Technology is an intensive, practically-oriented course. It provides an opportunity for graduates of non-computing subjects to develop key specialist skills for a career in Computing. It is ideal for complementing your expertise with core computing skills. [+]

The MSc Information Technology is an intensive, practically-oriented course. It provides an opportunity for graduates of non-computing subjects to develop key specialist skills for a career in Computing. It is ideal for complementing your expertise with core computing skills. Computing Science at Stirling has strong links with industry. Students can get a first-hand industrial experience through placements and internships with local enterprises and organisations. More specifically, we offer company-based MSc projects to our students where our students can work with an employer to gain valuable commercial experience. We usually place more than 50% of our students with a company for the MSc project duration. We also regularly invite industry experts to share their expertise with students through seminars and talks. You will also get prepared for finding and securing a great job after completing this course through an integrated structured personal and professional development programme. This programme covers crucial topics such as self-image, body language, interview techniques, assessment centre strategies, conflict resolution as well as CV preparation and job targeting techniques. Accreditation British Computer Society logoThe BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, is the foremost professional and learned society in the field of computers and information systems in the UK. The Division of Computing Science and Mathematics is an Educational Affiliate of the BCS. The MSc in Information Technology course is accredited by the BCS as partially meeting the educational requirements for Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) registration. CITP is the professional member level of the BCS ('partially meeting' is the normal level of accreditation for such MSc courses, and does not indicate a shortcoming! Additional training/experience is required for full registration.) Course objectives This is an intensive 12-month course which provides an opportunity for non-computing graduates to develop key specialist skills suitable for a career in Computing. It is ideal for those who wish to complement their knowledge and expertise with core computing skills in order to apply them to a new career. Our company sponsored MSc projects will provide an ideal pathway into the industry. The MSc Information Technology is an intensive, practically-oriented course. By studying this course students will study in depth key topics including: software development enterprise database systems web technologies benefit from research-led teaching demonstrate acquired research and development skills by undertaking a substantial piece of software project work prepare for positions in the IT industry What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree or equivalent in any subject other than Computing/IT related subjects. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work experience are encouraged to apply. INTO University of Stirling offers a Graduate Diploma for those students who do not meet the required criteria for this course. If you successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Science, Computing and Engineering and meet the required progression grades, you will be guaranteed entry onto year one of this Master's degree. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Scholarships & funding Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan This course is currently approved for PTFL (Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan) funding from SAAS. Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships (SSS) is a substantial programme of scholarships, offered on a matched funding basis between the Government and Scottish Higher Education Institutions. The scheme offers up to 200 awards, each worth £2000. These are towards the tuition fees, for any one year of study, on an Undergraduate, Masters or PhD course at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions. Structure and content This course comprises two 15-week semesters of taught modules, a winter programming assignment over three weeks in January, and the MSc project over three months at the end. Semester 1 concentrates on fundamental techniques. Semester 2 integrates, develops and applies these skills. Practical work is a key component in this course. It builds from self-contained tasks in the first semester, over the larger winter programming assignment, to a group project in Semester 2. Finally, the dissertation project (possibly with a company) is the largest piece of work leading to your MSc dissertation. In the Semester 1 you will take the following modules: Principles and Practice of Programming: Covers the designing and testing of programs written in Java. You learn good practice in program construction, programming with data structures and graphical user interfaces Foundations of Information Technology: Covers central topics including machine architecture, operating systems, networks, algorithm efficiency, the limits of computation, software engineering, user interface design, as well as professional and ethical issues Database Principles and Applications: Provides a critical understanding of the role of database management systems and the ability to creatively design and implement practical databases During the winter break there is an extended programming assignment. Semester 2 modules: Networking and Technologies for Ecommerce: Discusses computer networks and their layered architecture. You also study web scripting using PHP, Java script and XML Object-oriented Software Design: Discusses how to analyse and model requirements and develop software using object-oriented analysis and design, through the use of UML and CASE tools for software design Data Analytics: This module looks at Reasoning Systems, Data Mining and the use of probability information in predicting data values. You may graduate with the Postgraduate Diploma after two semesters, or continue with a three-month project and dissertation for the MSc. Computing Science at Stirling has strong links with industry. We offer a number of commercially linked projects for the MSc dissertation period. Topics include mobile phone app development (iPhone, Android, and also cross platform environments), bespoke Java applications, and advanced website development projects. Delivery and assessment You will learn about key areas in computing through lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. Lectures involve the whole class, while tutorials and practicals are for small groups. Practical work is a key component in our degrees, and provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. It builds from self-contained tasks in Semester 1, over a larger programming assignment in the winter break to a group project in Semester 2. Finally, the dissertation project is your largest single piece of work leading to your MSc dissertation. After two semesters of classes you will embark on a three-month project working on your dissertation topic. At the end of the project you will write up your findings as your MSc dissertation. For the MSc projects, we will make a number of industrial placements available. We usually place more than 50% of our students with a company for the MSc project duration. Stirling is also partner in the Making the Most of Masters initiative, which organises company lead MSc projects. Other project suggestions both from external bodies and from within the University are also offered. Furthermore, students' own ideas for projects are encouraged and welcomed. Strengths Hands on experience & industrial placements Practical work is a key component in our degrees, and provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. It builds from self-contained tasks in Semester 1, over a larger programming assignment in the winter break to a group project in Semester 2. Finally, the dissertation project is your largest single piece of work leading to your MSc dissertation. After two semesters of classes you will embark on a three month project working on your dissertation topic. At the end of the project you will write up your findings as your MSc dissertation. For the MSc projects, we will make a number of industrial placements available. We usually place more than 50 percent of our students with a company for the MSc project duration. Stirling is also partner in the Making the Most of Masters initiative, which organises company lead MSc projects. Other project suggestions both from external bodies and from within the university are also offered. Furthermore, students' own ideas for projects are encouraged and welcomed. Computing Science at the University of Stirling supports the Scottish e-Placement project which provides short- and long-term (one-year) placements with Scottish high-tech companies. These placements typically are paid and thus a good way of gaining commercial experience and helping with your living expenses. At Stirling, computing students are prepared for the employer-based MSc projects and the workplace more generally through an integrated structured personal and professional development programme called ‘Lift-Off’. This programme covers crucial topics such as self-image, body language, interview techniques, assessment centre strategies, conflict resolution as well as CV preparation and job targeting techniques. Career opportunities The MSc in Information Technology will greatly enhance the employment prospects of students. As a graduate of Information Technology, you will be in demand in a range of sectors including health, IT software organisations, service enterprises, engineering and construction firms as well as in the retail sector. Previous students have been very successful in obtaining suitable employment in the Information Technology field in a considerable diversity of posts - some with small companies, others with major UK organisations, with Local Authority and Government bodies as well as in the field of Higher Education. Here are some recent posts that IT students have taken up: IBM, Perth: Junior IT Specialist CAP-GEMINI, Glasgow AIT, Henley-on-Thames: Graduate Trainee Database Administrator Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh: MVS Team (Mainframe Support) British Airways, Hounslow: Programmer Ark Computing Solutions Ltd, Perth: Programmer/Developer Lancaster University, English Dept: Java programmer Rothes Infographics, Livingston: Trainee Software Developer More generally, common job profiles of our graduates are: As a Systems Analyst, you will work on solving computer problems. This might involve adapting existing systems or using new technologies designing a new software solution In doing so, you will design software, write code, and test and fix software applications. You might also be involved in providing documentation for users. Typically, you would work as part of a larger team. IT Consultants closely work with clients (often at the clients premises) and advise them on how to use computer technology and applications to best meet their business needs. You will work with clients to improve their efficiency of using computer systems. This may involve the adaptation/customisation of software applications, or the development of custom applications for the specific needs of the customer. As well as technical duties, you may be involved in project management. Applications Developers translate software requirements into programming code, and will usually specialise in a specific area, such as computer games or web technology. Often developers work as part of a larger team. You may be in charge of developing a certain component or part of a larger application. [-]

M.Sc. Computer Science – Data Analytics

National University of Ireland Galway College of Engineering & Informatics
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Galway

Globally, there is a reported shortage of data analytics talent, particularly of individuals with the required deep [+]

Masters in Information Systems. Big Challenges being addressed by this programme – motivation Globally, there is a reported shortage of data analytics talent, particularly of individuals with the required deep technical and analytical skills. (1) Accenture, Gartner and McKinsey have all identified Data Analytics as one of the fastest growing employment areas in computing and one most likely to make an impact in the future. The Irish Government’s policy is for Ireland to become a leading country in Europe for big data and analytics, which would result in 21,000 potential new employment opportunities in Ireland alone. (1) CNN has listed jobs in this area in their Top 10 best new jobs in America. 1) “Assessing the Demand for Big Data and Analytics Skills”, 2013-2020. Forfás Expert Group on Future Skills Needs, 2014. Programme objectives & purpose This is an advanced programme that provides Computing graduates with advanced knowledge and skills in the emerging growth area of Data Analytics. It includes advanced topics such as large-scale data analytics, information retrieval, data mining, natural language processing, and web data analytics. It also includes foundational modules in topics such as statistics and programming for data analytics. Students on the programme further deepen their knowledge of Data Analytics by working on a project either in conjunction with a research group or with an industry partner. Graduates will be excellently qualified to go into academic research or to pursue careers in industry in a wide range of areas. Opportunities include: - PhD-level research in NUI Galway, elsewhere in Ireland, or abroad - Multinational enterprises, in Galway and elsewhere, that provide services and solutions for analytics and big data; - Multinational enterprises whose businesses depend on analytics and big data technologies; - Innovative indigenous companies and leading-edge start-ups whose provide analytics solutions and products. What’s special about CoEI/National University Ireland Galway in this area: The MSc in Computer Science (Data Analytics) is being delivered by the Information Technology Discipline, in collaboration with the Insight Research Centre and with input from the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics in NUI Galway - The Information Technology Discipline is NUI Galway’s Computer Science academic discipline, with a 25-year track record of education, research, and industry collaboration - The Insight research centre in NUI Galway is Europe’s largest research centre for Data Analytics - This programme opens the door for graduates for opportunities in PhD level research, careers in industry, or starting new ventures. Programme Structure 90 ECTS programme One full year in duration, beginning September and finishing August Comprises: - Foundational taught modules (20 ECTS) - Advanced taught modules (40 ECTS) - Research/Industry Project (30 ECTS). Programme Content Sample Modules - Statistics - Probability - Advanced Biomaterials - Linear Algebra - Digital Signal Processing - Programming for Data Analytics - Research Project Fundamentals - Open & Linked Data - Information Retrieval - Machine Learning & Data Mining - Learning for Information Retrieval - Tools & Techniques for Large Scale Data Analytics - Data Mining on the Web - Systems Modelling and Simulation - Case Studies in Data Analytics - Embedded Signal Analysis and Processing - Natural Language Processing - Data Visualisation Opportunity for number of Industrial & Research internships: Students enrolled on this programme will have an opportunity to apply for a one-year post-graduation internship in either a related industry or research group in Ireland. Scholarships   A number of scholarships are being made available by the College of Engineering and Informatics to non-EU students registered on these MSc programmes. Each scholarship will be valued at €2,500 and will be awarded to successful candidates based on the submission of a personal statement and CV to the College.    A number of industry sponsored Scholarships will also be available, each to the value of €2,500. Entry Requirements The M.Sc. is suitable for high-performing graduates of Computer Science and closely related degree programmes. Entry to the programme is open to individuals who have at least Second class honours, grade one in a Level 8 degree such as a B.Sc. in Computer Science or a BE in Computer Engineering, or another degree programme that is similar in content to the relevant undergraduate degrees offered by NUI Galway and is from a recognised university or third level college. How to apply Applications are made online via the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). The PAC code for this program is GYE06. [-]