University of Westminster - Faculty of Science and Technology

Introduction

The Faculty of Science and Technology is located in the heart of London, and provides a supportive and enriching educational environment for all students, enabling you to reach your full potential and to prepare you for professional life. The Faculty offers a broad range of courses across the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects, and is divided into five academic departments – Biomedical Sciences, Computing, Engineering, Life Sciences and Psychology – each staffed by supportive and experienced academics.

Our high-quality teaching is informed by our internationally recognised research, which encompasses a wide range of disciplines. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise a proportion of the research outputs in all subject areas were judged to be at world-leading and internationally excellent levels.

Our teaching is also underpinned by our wide-ranging links to industry and professional bodies, with most of our courses offering some form of professional recognition which may lead to professional membership on graduation.

The range of bodies which accredit or recognise our courses includes: Association for Nutrition; British Acupuncture Council; British Computer Society; British Psychological Society; Engineering Council; European Herbal and Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association; Health and Care Professions Council; Institute of Biomedical Sciences; Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Our diversity and multi-disciplinary culture gives students exposure to a wide-reaching science community, creating a friendly and inspiring place to study. All of our departments are based at Cavendish Campus which has undergone an extensive multi-million pound programme of renovation, and continuous investment in our facilities means we can offer all students access to state-of-the-art laboratories.

These facilities will equip you with the technical know-how for your future career, and all our courses have a strong emphasis on developing and using your practical skills.

Significant numbers of our students also continue into further study.

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MSc Advanced Software Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years United Kingdom London

This redesigned course focuses on the specific emerging domains within computer science and software engineering, where there is increasing industry demand and a skills shortage. It will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to build your career in these new and important areas of computer science, significantly enhancing your employment opportunities while also providing a solid... [+]

This redesigned course focuses on the specific emerging domains within computer science and software engineering, where there is increasing industry demand and a skills shortage. It will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to build your career in these new and important areas of computer science, significantly enhancing your employment opportunities while also providing a solid core of good software engineering practice that will enhance and reinforce your existing skills. Course content Among the areas you will cover is the development of sophisticated touch surface devices such as the iPad and the iPhone, which requires skills in native programming techniques, graphics and animation, and mobile application development. The course includes modules that will give you the knowledge and practical techniques to develop applications for these new devices, covering the rich, user-centric, multipletouch client software and the web-based service that this software consumes. The course also covers the increasingly important area of resource virtualisation, services and systems administration. Businesses are now regularly using virtualised systems and techniques to lower costs and complexity and increase availability in computing environments. This course has a pathway of modules that will impart these principles and practice and provides a solid foundation for you to gain entry into this specialism. Core modules COMPUTER SCIENCE PROJECT You will undertake an extended, individual piece of work on an approved topic, which unifies and extends the theoretical and practical knowledge of software engineering by applying them to develop a software application. A supervisor will provide you with guidance on planning, development, documentation and demonstration. RESEARCH METHODS This module is shared with other MSc courses run by the Department. Its main focus is on introducing you to research, and developing the skills you need to read and evaluate original research literature. This in turn leads into the Project, and a major outcome of the module should be a Project Proposal. In addition, the module addresses certain aspects of PDP. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING CONTEXT You will examine the nature of software engineering and important external factors that influence the work of a practising software engineer. In particular you will explore software engineering life cycles, requirements engineering, user-interface design, software quality assurance, testing, and selected professional issues. Course-specific entry requirements You will normally have a good honours degree in a subject related to computer science from a UK university, or equivalent qualification. Suitable subjects might include computing, computer science or software engineering, joint degrees including one of these subjects, or possibly other science or maths-based subjects that include significant amounts of computer science material. If your first language is not English, and you have not had your secondary or tertiary education in English, you will need an IELTS score of at least 6.5. It’s important that you will be able to complete the course and benefit from it, so other factors such as continuous professional development, training and your current role may also be taken into account. Associated careers Graduates will typically be part of a team working on sophisticated n-tier applications, as a designer, programmer, systems administrator or systems analyst (among others). Graduates will also find positions within new and established businesses that specialise in mobile applications. Other roles are possible in computer science research for either a commercial enterprise or academic institution. Further PhD study opportunities within the University of Westminster are also an option. [-]

MSc Applied Biotechnology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years United Kingdom London

Our established programme in Biotechnology, which has been extensively updated, includes a wide range of modern molecular biology techniques and how biotechnology can be used by today's society. [+]

Our established programme in Biotechnology, which has been extensively updated, includes a wide range of modern molecular biology techniques and how biotechnology can be used by today's society. You will complement your theoretical studies with hands on experience of fully controlled fermenters that are up to pilot-plant scale, and are linked to modern monitoring and control systems. You will study a range of subjects in considerable depth, including bioactive compounds, industrial bioprocesses, microbial physiology and fermentation technology, microbial production of novel metabolites, monitoring and control of fermentation, topics in biotechnology, and types of bioreactors. Core modules APPLIED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY This module is designed to provide you with insight into current research topics in biochemistry and molecular biology. Since these areas are evolving rapidly, the most recent relevant topics are selected year-to-year. Examples of topics might include: molecular biology of cancer, personalised medicine, transgenic plants, epigenetics, metabolomics, proteomics, gene therapy and stem cell research. FERMENTATION TECHNOLOGY This module aims to examine and discuss the essential, qualitative and quantitative principles in growth of cultures and subsequent bioproducts to provide the needed expertise for the bio-industries. You will gain an understanding of fermentation processes, as well as smalland large-scale production of fermentation products, microbial strain/culture selection and development, and microbial culture. INDUSTRIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY This module will explore applications of bacterial, fungal, and mammalian culture to the production of bio-products (eg enzymes, biopharmaceuticals) and examine ways in which micro-organisms are applied in the solution of environmental problems. The latest trends in the improvement of plant yield, tolerance to water/drought stress and pests, as well as the use of plants as bio-reactors will also be covered. POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS You will be able to develop your skills in information retrieval, critical analysis and presentation relevant to your research topic, and form a clear plan for your project. POSTGRADUATE PROJECT This module aims to enhance your skills of self-management, experimental design, critical analysis and interpretation of data, enabling you to present and justify your research. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND COMMERCIALISATION You will gain an insight into the scope of commercial biotechnology, starting and financing a company, the role of intellectual property protection, writing a business plan, assessing projects, managing a company, managing company finances, and coping with industrial safety legislation. Course-specific entry requirements You must have a good (at least a lower second class) BSc Honours in Biological Sciences or a related discipline, a professional qualification of equivalent status and associated work experience or an equivalent qualification deemed suitable by the course team. If you are applying for part-time study, you will normally be working in a relevant area and will require written support from your employer including confirmation that facilities will be available in your workplace for you to carry out your research project. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 in each element. During the induction stage of the course, if you do not have English as your first language, you will need to complete Academic English screening and any resulting recommended Academic English support activity. Associated careers The course is aimed at those aspiring to be researchers and managers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries or other biosectors. [-]

MSc Business Information Systems

Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

The demand for information technology specialists is steadily rising all over the world. The European Commission believes that even in a 'stagnation' scenario, demand for IT specialists will exceed supply within the EU, while all forecasts suggest that, as economic growth resumes, the demand for IT expertise will be even greater... [+]

The demand for information technology specialists is steadily rising all over the world. The European Commission believes that even in a 'stagnation' scenario, demand for IT specialists will exceed supply within the EU, while all forecasts suggest that, as economic growth resumes, the demand for IT expertise will be even greater. This innovative course responds to the latest developments in business practice. It examines the broader issues of business imperatives and technology responses that have changed the way information systems are perceived. It also addresses the key aspects of contemporary business information systems, from requirements analysis, system modelling and design to the development of modern software solutions and databases that can be incorporated into fully operational information systems. The course provides an excellent vehicle for challenging postgraduate study, which will develop your skills for employment and professional life. The course is aimed both at graduates with a good Honours degree in an IT or computing-related discipline, and at practitioners who want to further their careers, update their technical skills and deepen their knowledge of emerging technologies. Course content You will explore the latest technologies and industry standard, with a particular emphasis on the web, internet applications, enterprise information system, service-oriented and component-based development, and similar areas. By examining issues such as security, privacy and ethics in information system, you will enhance your understanding of societal use of information system. Embedded into the course are three themes that enable you to specialise your studies in contemporary information systems, enterprise-wide information system, or application development. Your course project consolidates the taught subjects of the course, while giving you the opportunity to pursue in-depth study in your chosen area. Teaching methods include lectures, student-led activity and smaller, instructor-led groups. Your coursework will range from presentations and group investigations to software development or research review. Taught modules may be assessed entirely through coursework, or may include a two-hour exam at the end of the year. Core modules ARCHITECTURES, DESIGN AND DEPLOYMENT OF IS You will explore the role and applicability of component-based modelling and relevant platforms available from industry, within the process of developing Information Systems (IS). METHODS FOR RESEARCH AND INDUSTRY This module aims to develop your knowledge and competence of the research process, and the application of research methods in the area of Business Information System.. POSTGRADUATE PROJECT MODULE The project consolidates the taught subjects of the course, while giving you the opportunity to pursue in-depth study in your chosen area of Business Information Systems. REQUIREMENTS AND SYSTEM MODELLING This module introduces you to the discipline of requirement analysis through requirements modelling in order to capture, validate, specify and manage requirements in Information Systems Development projects. You will also focus on the analysis of risks and failures of ISD projects, with emphasis on the role of requirement analysis when building 'right' systems. Course-specific entry requirements You should have a good Honours degree (at least a Lower Second Class) from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in an IT or computing discipline, or in another discipline that is either closely related to IT or computing (eg economics and business studies), or provides important underpinning for/insight into it (eg sciences or engineering). You may also be considered according to work experience and other qualifications. If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 or above in each element, or equivalent. Associated careers Graduates can expect to find employment as business intelligence consultants, business systems analysts and designers, enterprise consultants and managers, ETL marketers, and ETL/OLAP programmers and application developers. Recent graduates have found employment with a range of organisations including Accenture, the British Council, Centaur Holdings PLC, Deutsche Bank, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, GlaxoSmithKline, Home Office, IBM, Logica, Merrill Lynch, Nationwide, PWC, Standard and Poor's, University of Hertfordshire, Taylor Woodrow, and a number of local authorities. Professional recognition This course is accredited by the British computer society for partial fulfilment of the academic requirement for a Chartered IT Professional. [-]

MSc Business Intelligence and Analytics

Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

This course addresses the need to propel information gathering and data organisation, and exploit potential information and knowledge hidden in routinely collected data to improve decision making. The course, which builds on the strengths of two successful courses on data mining and on decision sciences, is more technology focused, and stretches the datamining and decision-sciences theme to the broader... [+]

This course addresses the need to propel information gathering and data organisation, and exploit potential information and knowledge hidden in routinely collected data to improve decision making. The course, which builds on the strengths of two successful courses on data mining and on decision sciences, is more technology focused, and stretches the datamining and decision-sciences theme to the broader agenda of business intelligence. You will focus on developing solutions to real-world problems associated with the changing nature of IT infrastructure and increasing volumes of data, through the use of applications and case studies, while gaining a deep appreciation of the underlying models and techniques. You will also gain a greater understanding of the impact technological advances have on the nature and practices adopted within the business intelligence and analytics environments, and know how to adapt to these changes. Course content Embedded into the course are two key themes. The first will help you to develop your skills in the use and application of various technologies, architectures, techniques, tools and methods. These include data warehousing and data mining, distributed data management, and the technologies, architectures, and appropriate middleware and infrastructures supporting application layers. The second theme will enhance your knowledge of algorithms and the quantitative techniques suitable for analysing and mining data and developing decision models in a broad range of application areas. The project consolidates the taught subjects covered, while giving you the opportunity to pursue in-depth study in your chosen area. Teaching approaches include lectures, tutorials, seminars and practical sessions. You will also learn through extensive coursework, class presentations, group research work, and the use of a range of industry standard software such as SAS, SPSS, iThink, Simul8, MS SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services, and Oracle Data Mining Suite. Taught modules may be assessed entirely through coursework, or may include a two-hour exam at the end of the year. Core modules DATA MINING The module provides you with an in-depth analysis of the most practical topics in data mining and knowledge discovery, such as decision tree and other classification methods, association analysis, clustering and statistical mining. PROJECT The project module plays a unifying role and it aims to encourage and reward your individual inventiveness and application of effort. The scope of the project is not only to complete a well-defined piece of work in a professional manner, but also to place the work into the context of the current state of the art in business intelligence and/or analytics. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE You will strengthen your skills for the research and industry needs of the course, the final project, and for your future career and study. The module guides your personal development plan towards the professional requirements of the discipline, and covers methods of critical evaluation, gathering and analysing information, and preparing and defending a project proposal. STATISTICS AND OPERATIONAL RESEARCH This is a self-contained module in applied statistics and operational research that lays the foundations for more advanced modules in data mining and analytics. You will cover topics such as hypothesis testing, regression, forecasting, linear programming and network modelling, and use software such as EXCEL Solver, SPSS, R, SAS, and AIMMS. Course-specific entry requirements You are expected to already have quantitative skills, with an interest in developing these further to support postgraduate activity in analysing, evaluating and reporting on a range of real-world data-intensive problems. You will have a suitable Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent qualification) in a scientific or engineering discipline with some exposure to the use of IT, or in an area of computer science or IT with a strong interest in quantitative analysis. If you do not have a formal qualification, but you are already in employment, you may be considered if your role involves the data-mining and decision-support techniques and technologies deployed in the course. If your first language is not English you will need also an IELTS score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in each element, or equivalent. Associated careers Graduates can expect to find employment as consultants, decision modelling or advanced data analyst, and members of technical and analytics teams supporting management decision making in diverse organisations. Typical employers include local authorities, PLCs (such as GlaxoSmithKline, Prudential, Santander and Unilever), public sector organisations (such as the NHS and primarily care trusts), retail head offices, the BBC, the Civil Service and the host of banks, brokers and regulators that makeup the city, along with all the specialist support consultancies in IT and market research and forecasting, all of the whom us data for the full range of decision making. Professional recognition This course is accredited by the British Computer society for partial fulfilment of the academic requirement for Chartered IT professional. [-]

MSc Business Psychology

Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

Our overarching aim is to produce graduates who can diagnose and communicate organisational and behavioural needs, design and implement business psychology interventions, and build strategic HR gaols and programmes. The emphasis is on equipping you with theoretical and analytical skills, as well as practical business psychology skills, in areas such as team building, conflict resolution, decision... [+]

Our overarching aim is to produce graduates who can diagnose and communicate organisational and behavioural needs, design and implement business psychology interventions, and build strategic HR gaols and programmes. The emphasis is on equipping you with theoretical and analytical skills, as well as practical business psychology skills, in areas such as team building, conflict resolution, decision making, facilitation and organisational diagnosed. You will therefore gain knowledge and skills designed to enable you to work effectively within a wide range of interpersonal and multicultural situations, while formulating cost-effective solutions to operational HR problems. The course has an outstanding professional development programme, one that runs in parallel with the taught schedule and which will bring you expertise from existing practitioners through workshops, seminars and mentoring. Core modules Conflict negotiation The module evaluates ways in which negotiations are formed and what processes may be applied to enable or disable the negotiation process. You will study and experience methods which promote the identification of different negotiation strategies and tactics, including the Harvard model of principled negotiation. The module also examines approaches to resolving organisational as well as interpersonal conflict, and what makes for an effective negotiator. We will examine professional best practice, how this promotes the design of effective organisational dispute resolution systems, and how to make them work for organisations and disputants. You will develop a body of knowledge and skills that are key to understanding interpersonal, transnational and multicultural conflict in the workplace. Development of competency frameworks: an approach for individuals, teams and organisations The common organisational language for behavioural analysis is that of competency. This module examines the role of competency based analyses in the assessment of a wide range of workplace behaviour. You will gain an understanding of how to diagnose skill needs at both the organisational and personal level, and how to build competence-based interventions. Various exercise guide your understanding of how to utilise different psychological models in the building of behavioural frameworks. You will also focus on the role of personally models in the unitisation of diverse, culturally and individually relevant, routes to competence. Facilitated decision making You will examine decision-aiding techniques and practise a wide range of facilitation skills. The module examines approaches to decision making, and how to apply structuring techniques to problem solving and decision making. Techniques will include Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA), a software-based decision support technology, Systems Thinking, which provides the methods for diagnosing, designing and implementing decision support interventions. However, effective facilitation is as much about the human dimension as it is about structuring techniques, so there is also a focus on human information processing, interpersonal biases, and processing limitations as they impact on the development of effective facilitation behaviours. Organisational diagnostics: tools and approaches As an introduction to the range and type of behavioural and performance information available within an organisation, this module will provide both theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the ways in which information can be collected and used in pursuit of organisational competitiveness. It provides an overview of the different levels (individual, team and organisational) at which evaluations and measurement may be conducted and how business psychologists utilise this information to form the basis for mapping organisational and behavioural complexity. Research dissertation (Project) The module is designed to develop your ability to evaluate a specific business psychology problem, practice, policy or opportunity. You will be encouraged and guided in developing your research proposal and completing a discrete piece of research for your dissertation. The choice of research topic will be addressed relative to your learning experience, as well as personal and career objectives, and you will be guided on questionnaire design, selection of relevant software applications and data analysis. Teamwork for effective organisations IN THIS MODULE YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO USE MODELS OF BEHAVIOUR TO RECOGNISE AND MANAGE INTERPERSONAL DIFFERENCES IN TERMS OF THEIR IMPACT ON TEAM BEHAVIOUR. VARIOUS METHODS ARE EXPLORED AND APPLIED DURING EXERCISES, AND YOU WILL ALSO LEARN HOW TO APPLY METHODS OF TEAM STRUCTURING WHICH PROVIDE THE BASIS FOR DIAGNOSING TEAM BEHAVIOUR. AN EXAMINATION OF TEAM MODELS, GROUP DYNAMICS AND COGNITIVE BIASES WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A PORTFOLIO OF INTERVENTIONS. YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO CONDUCT EVALUATIONS OF TEAM BEHAVIOUR AND HOW THIS CAN PROMPT THE DESIGN OF TEAM BUILDING INTERVENTIONS AND WORKSHOPS. Course-specific entry requirements You should have a good UK Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Business/management Studies, Psychology or related subjects, or qualifications which include a substantial business or management studies component. If you do not have these qualifications, but you do have significant relevant work experience, your application may still be considered. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. Associated careers Business psychology employment opportunities for graduates continue to rise as organisations address performance and behavioural issues central to quality, innovation and competitiveness. Management training and development companies are frequent employers of our graduates. [-]

MSc Computer Networks and Communications

Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

Businesses today are heavily reliant on computer networks in their daily operations. It is important to ensure that such networks are well designed, optimised, secured and tested for maximum uptime and ease of management. There are excellent opportunities for network engineers with such skills and experience. [+]

Businesses today are heavily reliant on computer networks in their daily operations. It is important to ensure that such networks are well designed, optimised, secured and tested for maximum uptime and ease of management. There are excellent opportunities for network engineers with such skills and experience. The MSc in Computer Networks with Communications aims to produce postgraduates with an advanced understanding of computer networks with hands-on experience of the planning, implementation and maintenance of such systems. The course aims to prepare a student with specialist knowledge and skillset in key areas such as network design, storage area networks, optical networking, network simulation, network redundancy and reliability. Students will be able to review commonly used network simulators, commercial and academic, their common and specific purposes and architectures. The course will enable the student to apply a holistic understanding of networks and their applications in solving real world problems. It will also enables them to develop the ability to critically evaluate and integrate devices and components used for high speed fibre optical communication system, develop the ability to model the behaviour of modern day network systems to design and critically evaluate such systems at all levels of the OSI model. Course structure Each MSc course consists of three learning modules (40 credits each) plus an individual project (60 credits). Each learning module consists of a short course of lectures and initial hands-on experience. This is followed by a period of independent study supported by a series of tutorials. During this time you complete an Independent Learning Package (ILP). The ILP is matched to the learning outcomes of the module. It can be either a large project or a series of small tasks depending on the needs of each module. Credits for each module are awarded following the submission of a completed ILP and its successful defence in a viva voce examination. This form of assessment develops your communication and personal skills and is highly relevant to the workplace. Overall, each learning module comprises approximately 400 hours of study. The project counts for one third of the course and involves undertaking a substantial research or product development project. For part-time students, this can be linked to their employment. It is undertaken in two phases. In the first part, the project subject area is researched and a workplan developed. The second part involves the main research and development activity. In all, the project requires approximately 600 hours of work. Further flexibility is provided within the structure of the courses in that you can study related topic areas by taking modules from other courses as options (pre-requisite knowledge and skills permitting). Prior to starting your course, you are sent a Course Information and Preparation Pack which provides information to give you a flying start. MSc Computer Networks Suite of Courses The MSc in Computer Networks has three distinct pathways: Security Communications Cloud Technologies The course structure is quite flexible, affording industry-based students an opportunity to attend and accumulate module credits over an extended period of time. It also simultaneously serves the full-time student cohort which generally progresses through the MSc pathway in a single calendar year. The MSc programmes are short course based and feature assessment through sequentially submitted result portfolios for the work packages, ie the ILPs. These are assigned immediately upon each short course module where the students are able to concentrate their study efforts just on the most recently-taught subject material. This greatly promotes efficient focused learning. The individual oral examination administered for each ILP furnishes valuable experience in oral defence, and frees students from written examination burdens. The technical tasks undertaken in ILPs, along with the required major project, thoroughly exercise the concepts covered in the course modules and give scope for originality and industry-relevant study. Team-working activities encouraged within modules, along with the all-oral individual examination regimen employed in this Networks MSc Suite, have proven solidly beneficial in refining the communication and employability-enhancing skills that are strongly valued by industry. Course-specific entry requirements You are expected to have a good Honours degree (at least a Lower Second) from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in computer engineering, computer science with a knowledge of computer hardware, or in electronic engineering with some programming experience. Relevant work experience will be taken into account. An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent will normally be required from applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not studied their secondary and bachelor's degree education in English. [-]

MSc Computer Networks with Cloud Technologies

Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

The MSc in Computer Networks with Cloud Technologies aims to produce postgraduates with an advanced understanding of Cloud based systems and their planning, implementation and maintenance. The course aims to prepare a student with specialist knowledge and skillset in key areas such as cloud architecture, modelling tools, virtualisation, distributed systems, cloud services and management. [+]

Cloud computing is a technical and social reality today, it represents a dramatic shift in the design of systems capable of providing vast amounts of computing services and storage space. It is also a business reality today as an increasing number of organisations are adopting this paradigm since it increases efficiency, helps improve cash flow and offers many more services and benefits. The rapid shift in IT towards cloud computing is creating a worldwide skills gap. Our MSc course in Cloud technologies and its applications will be taught with respect to their design, architecture and implementation, as well as the use of tools which are used to model the behaviour of cloud based systems. The MSc in Computer Networks with Cloud Technologies aims to produce postgraduates with an advanced understanding of Cloud based systems and their planning, implementation and maintenance. The course aims to prepare a student with specialist knowledge and skillset in key areas such as cloud architecture, modelling tools, virtualisation, distributed systems, cloud services and management. Students will be able to develop technical solutions and strategies for cloud systems’ management and operations. They will also be able to develop the ability to critically evaluate and analyse the associated architectures, management protocols and associated policies for cloud based systems. The course aims to provide experience in the design and implementation of distributed systems and to build applications in the cloud using platforms and toolkits such as Google App Engine, VMware Cloud Foundry, Microsoft Windows Azure, CloudSim, CloudBees, GigaSpaces. Course structure Each MSc course consists of three learning modules (40 credits each) plus an individual project (60 credits). Each learning module consists of a short course of lectures and initial hands-on experience. This is followed by a period of independent study supported by a series of tutorials. During this time you complete an Independent Learning Package (ILP). The ILP is matched to the learning outcomes of the module. It can be either a large project or a series of small tasks depending on the needs of each module. Credits for each module are awarded following the submission of a completed ILP and its successful defence in a viva voce examination. This form of assessment develops your communication and personal skills and is highly relevant to the workplace. Overall, each learning module comprises approximately 400 hours of study. The project counts for one third of the course and involves undertaking a substantial research or product development project. For part-time students, this can be linked to their employment. It is undertaken in two phases. In the first part, the project subject area is researched and a workplan developed. The second part involves the main research and development activity. In all, the project requires approximately 600 hours of work. Further flexibility is provided within the structure of the courses in that you can study related topic areas by taking modules from other courses as options (pre-requisite knowledge and skills permitting). Prior to starting your course, you are sent a Course Information and Preparation Pack which provides information to give you a flying start. MSc Computer Networks Suite of Courses The MSc in Computer Networks has three distinct pathways: Security Communications Cloud Technologies The course structure is quite flexible, affording industry-based students an opportunity to attend and accumulate module credits over an extended period of time. It also simultaneously serves the full-time student cohort which generally progresses through the MSc pathway in a single calendar year. The MSc programmes are short course based and feature assessment through sequentially submitted result portfolios for the work packages, ie the ILPs. These are assigned immediately upon each short course module where the students are able to concentrate their study efforts just on the most recently-taught subject material. This greatly promotes efficient focused learning. The individual oral examination administered for each ILP furnishes valuable experience in oral defence, and frees students from written examination burdens. The technical tasks undertaken in ILPs, along with the required major project, thoroughly exercise the concepts covered in the course modules and give scope for originality and industry-relevant study. Team-working activities encouraged within modules, along with the all-oral individual examination regimen employed in this Networks MSc Suite, have proven solidly beneficial in refining the communication and employability-enhancing skills that are strongly valued by industry. Course-specific entry requirements You are expected to have a good Honours degree (at least a Lower Second) from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in computer engineering, computer science with a knowledge of computer hardware, or in electronic engineering with some programming experience. Relevant work experience will be taken into account. An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent will normally be required from applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not studied their secondary and bachelor's degree education in English. [-]

MSc Computer Networks with Security

Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

The MSc in Computer Networks with Security aims to produce postgraduates with an advanced understanding of modern networks with the integrated need of security. The course aims to prepare the student with specialist knowledge and skillset in key areas such as threat analysis, network security systems, cryptography, cybersecurity, penetration testing, wireless security and information security. [+]

Today there are high level tools easily available to perform sophisticated attacks on computer and network systems. As a result computer network security is a very important consideration in every organisation using computer networks. Without proper implementation, businesses could suffer financial losses. There are excellent opportunities in this area with excellent rewards. At present there are skills shortages globally in some areas of security which is an indicator of the demand for highly skilled security professionals. The MSc in Computer Networks with Security aims to produce postgraduates with an advanced understanding of modern networks with the integrated need of security. The course aims to prepare the student with specialist knowledge and skillset in key areas such as threat analysis, network security systems, cryptography, cybersecurity, penetration testing, wireless security and information security. Students will develop skills to critically evaluate the threats and vulnerabilities of network systems and to implement and integrate security strategies. They will also be able to develop the ability to critically evaluate and implement principles and practices used in modern day cryptography used to secure data and communication in computer network systems. There will be an opportunity to explore current security tools used in penetration testing and get hands on experience at configuring enterprise level security appliances such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems and VPNs. Course structure Each MSc course consists of three learning modules (40 credits each) plus an individual project (60 credits). Each learning module consists of a short course of lectures and initial hands-on experience. This is followed by a period of independent study supported by a series of tutorials. During this time you complete an Independent Learning Package (ILP). The ILP is matched to the learning outcomes of the module. It can be either a large project or a series of small tasks depending on the needs of each module. Credits for each module are awarded following the submission of a completed ILP and its successful defence in a viva voce examination. This form of assessment develops your communication and personal skills and is highly relevant to the workplace. Overall, each learning module comprises approximately 400 hours of study. The project counts for one third of the course and involves undertaking a substantial research or product development project. For part-time students, this can be linked to their employment. It is undertaken in two phases. In the first part, the project subject area is researched and a workplan developed. The second part involves the main research and development activity. In all, the project requires approximately 600 hours of work. Further flexibility is provided within the structure of the courses in that you can study related topic areas by taking modules from other courses as options (pre-requisite knowledge and skills permitting). Prior to starting your course, you are sent a Course Information and Preparation Pack which provides information to give you a flying start. MSc Computer Networks Suite of Courses The MSc in Computer Networks has three distinct pathways: Security Communications Cloud Technologies The course structure is quite flexible, affording industry-based students an opportunity to attend and accumulate module credits over an extended period of time. It also simultaneously serves the full-time student cohort which generally progresses through the MSc pathway in a single calendar year. The MSc programmes are short course based and feature assessment through sequentially submitted result portfolios for the work packages, ie the ILPs. These are assigned immediately on each short course module where the students are able to concentrate their study efforts just on the most recently-taught subject material. This greatly promotes efficient focused learning. The individual oral examination administered for each ILP furnishes valuable experience in oral defence, and frees students from written examination burdens. The technical tasks undertaken in ILPs, along with the required major project, thoroughly exercise the concepts covered in the course modules and give scope for originality and industry-relevant study. Team-working activities encouraged within modules, along with the all-oral individual examination regimen employed in this Networks MSc Suite, have proven solidly beneficial in refining the communication and employability-enhancing skills that are strongly valued by industry. Course-specific entry requirements You are expected to have a good Honours degree (at least a Lower Second) from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in computer engineering, computer science with a knowledge of computer hardware, or in electronic engineering with some programming experience. Relevant work experience will be taken into account. An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent will normally be required from applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not studied their secondary and bachelor's degree education in English. [-]

MSc Cyber Security and Forensics

Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

Computers are central to all aspects of our daily lives; as industries ranging from communications to banking have come to rely on them, the need for improved computer security has never been greater. This course focusses on two aspects of Cyber Security: analysis and assessment of risk plus how to minimise it, and, how to extract and use digital information from a wide range of systems and devices. [+]

Computers are central to all aspects of our daily lives; as industries ranging from communications to banking have come to rely on them, the need for improved computer security has never been greater. This course focusses on two aspects of Cyber Security: analysis and assessment of risk plus how to minimise it, and, how to extract and use digital information from a wide range of systems and devices. The course is structured so that all students cover the same introductory material, but then choose to specialise in either Cyber Security or Digital Forensics. Students taking the course will gain an understanding of the nature of the security threats that face computer systems and the type of information that is stored on digital devices (and how it can be extracted from them). They will benefit from a broad and varied array of state-of-the-art technologies, including: EnCase, FTK and open-source forensic tools, and a dedicated forensics computer laboratory Specialist input from guest lecturers Over 20 university computing laboratories providing access to Unix, Novell and NT servers, all supported by high-bandwidth networks Specialist technicians to ensure you can get the most out of these technologies. Course content All students will take the core modules which are designed to give a comprehensive introduction to this specialist field. They will cover basic digital forensics and network security, and also cover computer system tools and the UNIX operating system. Dealing with digital evidence in a professional manner (that includes adhering to appropriate legal guidelines) is also covered. You will then follow either the Cyber Security or Digital Forensics pathway within the course (though each lead to the same named degree: the pathways are simply opportunities to specialise within the field). In addition, all students will take a Research Methods module and complete a project module. The course offers the opportunity to examine a variety of tools available on the open market, and the use of forensic tools to retrieve data from electronic sources. It will also consider the analysis of professional and ethical issues relating to computer security and forensics, and the development of professional competencies, such as report writing and presenting evidence in court. Teaching methods include lab-based sessions, student-led tutorials and lectures by internal staff and guest speakers from industry. Our courses are offered by friendly, highly experienced staff, and benefit from the diverse specialist knowledge and skills within the departments of the Faculty. Assessments will be carried out mostly through practical or research-based course work. Core modules COMPUTER FORENSICS FUNDAMENTALS This module gives you an introduction to some of the general concepts of computer forensics, as well as helping you to develop the skills that will be needed on other modules. You will cover in detail the layout of volumes on storage devices, and file systems within volumes, with particular emphasis on the FAT file system. You will learn to look at raw devices using low-level tools like hex editors, and consider how security considerations should affect software design and implementation. COMPUTER SYSTEM TOOLS This module commences by giving you a hands-on introduction to the UNIX operating system. You will look at a range of tools that might be used by a forensic examiner: this will include high-level tools like EnCase, FTK and Autopsy, although your main focus will be on low-level tools such as dd and the Sleuthkit tools, as these help to develop your understanding of what (and how) the higher level tools are actually doing. You will also learn to use basic system tools such as grep. In addition you will learn a scripting language so that you can develop your own forensic tools. EVIDENCE AND PROCEDURE You will examine the legal obligations of computer forensics, gaining an understanding of the relevant statutes and industry guidelines, and of proving the authenticity of evidence via a chain of custody from collecting evidence through to presenting findings in a professional manner. The module also aims to provide you with a broad understanding of the professional factors that influence the work of professional practitioners, particularly in the context of the 'Expert Witness'. NETWORK SECURITY The module will cover the basics of how networks work, what the specific threats to networks are, and how they might be ameliorated. POSTGRADUATE PROJECT MODULE This module is the culmination of the course. It is an opportunity for you to put into practise many of the skills learned elsewhere on the course. It is a major piece of work on a topic chosen by you (normally, this topic will be chosen as part of the Research Methods module). You will undertake this work individually, and will be assigned a project supervisor to assist with and guide the development of the project. RESEARCH METHODS This module is shared with other MSc courses run by the Department. Its main focus is on introducing you to research, and developing the skills you need to read and evaluate original research literature. This in turn leads into the Project, and a major outcome of the module should be a Project Proposal. In addition, the module addresses certain aspects of Personal Development Planning (PDP). Course-specific entry requirements You are usually expected to have a good degree (generally an upper second class honours) in a computing-related discipline from a UK university or overseas equivalent. If your first degree does not have a strong computing element then your work experience and other qualifications may also be taken in to account. You should submit a statement of purpose with your application in which you present your key interests and career aspirations and how you believe the course can help you to achieve these, as well as the relevant qualities and experience you will bring to the course. You may invited by the admissions tutor an informal interview. If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (or equivalent). Associated careers Depending on their chosen pathway graduates of the course are expected to find employment as information security/senior security officers and related cyber security roles or more technical roles investigating threats and safeguarding digital assets their life-cycle. Such roles will range from supporting industry, the public sector in general and the police and law enforcement agencies specifically, while some may focus more on researching new security threats and countermeasures. Additional also arrive for a supportive alumni community, including graduates with work experience who use their new skills and qualification to progress their career to more senior posts. [-]

MSc Database Systems

Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

This course has been designed to enhance your professional abilities, and deepen your knowledge and understanding of emerging, state-of-the-art database technologies. It will equip you with the range of highly marketable, hands-on skills required in data modelling, and in designing, managing, monitoring and administering corporate database systems divisions, information centres and webenabled database applications. [+]

This course has been designed to enhance your professional abilities, and deepen your knowledge and understanding of emerging, state-of-the-art database technologies. It will equip you with the range of highly marketable, hands-on skills required in data modelling, and in designing, managing, monitoring and administering corporate database systems divisions, information centres and webenabled database applications. The course combines academic study with Oracle certification training, and you will be encouraged to take the associated Oracle exams and become an Oracle Certified Associate. It is suitable for recent graduates who wish to study for a higher qualification and/or gain relevant technical and professional skills in database systems. It's also a strong course for practitioners looking to enhance their professional abilities, develop their careers, and update their technical skills, knowledge and understanding of state-of-the-art and emerging technologies. Course content The course addresses new technologies, and advanced theories and techniques, along with their application, implementation and integration with legacy systems. You will analyse new demands and the application of new technologies in the management of data and information resources, and examine emerging technologies shaping the way data is now processed, accessed, retrieved, structured and modelled. Embedded into the course are these themes that will help you to develop skills in the use and application of specific area in the database discipline. One theme is related to database administration and the ability to deliver and administer web-enabled database solutions. A second theme is related to database application development, and the ability to deliver web-enabled information systems solutions. The third theme focuses on the role of data architect, and the skills and knowledge needed to organise and design data and manage projects in a way that harnesses potential emerging technologies. Teaching methods include lectures, student-led activity and smaller, instructor-led groups. You are encouraged to gain greater understanding of topics through practical activity and the use of scaled down versions of real life scenarios. The Oracle training materials that we use will prepare you to take the Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) exams. Assessment usually involves a combination of exams and coursework, leading to a product such as a presentation, group investigation, technical solution, a piece of software or a research review. Exams are normally two hour long and take place at the end of the year. Core modules BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEM POSTGRADUATE PROJECT MODULE The project module plays a unifying role, and aims to encourage and reward your individual inventiveness and application of effort. It is an exercise that may take a variety of forms and which provides you with the experience of planning and bringing to fruition a major piece of individual work. BUSINESS SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING This is a hands-on module that uses Java to develop your programming skills and to give you a good practical understanding of object-oriented programming and concepts. Topics covered include data structures, GUI programming, applets, database connectivity, server-side programming (using JSP). As part of the module, you will learn the fundamentals of Java programming; how to handle events through programming; how to design and implement web-based applications communicating with a database and how object-orientation can enable you to re-use existing solutions and to facilitate new designs of software components. DATA MANAGEMENT AND REPOSITORIES You will learn about the theoretical and practical issues related to technologies employed for the persistent storage of data. This module discusses and evaluates the underlying technologies used in capturing, maintaining and modelling persistent data. Pursuing this, the evolution of Database Management Systems, their components and functionality will be discussed, along with some of the predominant and emerging data models. DATABASE LANGUAGES This is a hands-on module that develops your database skills for the definition and manipulation of data constructs. You will use Oracle's SQL to learn the features and constructs that contemporary ad hoc Database Query Languages offer; Oracle's PL/SQL is used to teach the procedural and object-relational aspects of Data Query Languages; issues related to the efficient use of client/server programming constructs are also addressed. You will be given access to Oracle courseware that can help you with your preparation for Oracle Certification Exams, whereas the exercises and teaching materials used in this module are based on Oracle University materials. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE This module will develop further your research and industry skills required for your professional development, future career and study. Among the skills that will be strengthened are those related to the awareness of the professional, legal and ethical issues, the critical evaluation, the collection and analysis of information, and the development and defence of a sound project proposal. Course-specific entry requirements You are expected to have a good Honours degree (at least a Lower Second) from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in an IT or computing discipline, or in another discipline that either provides important underpinning for or insight into IT and computing, or it is closely related to it (eg sciences or engineering). If you do not have the required formal qualifications, but you are already in employment, you may be considered if your role involves use for support of modelling techniques and database technologies deployed in the course. If your first language is not English you will also need an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 or above in each element, or equivalent. Associated careers Graduates can expect to find employment as business systems analysts and designers, data analysts, database administrators, database application developers, database systems consultants, information resources managers, systems designers and systems integrators. Recent graduates have joined a variety of organisations, including Bank of America, Vodaphone, the Metropolitan Police, CGI, Network Rail, Business & Decisions, JCC Payment System, Jacobs Engineering, Virgin Media, Accenture, Chevron and a number of local authorities and NHS trust. Professional recognition This course is accredited by the British Computer Society for partial fulfilment of the academic requirement for Chartered IT Professional. [-]

MSc Electronics with Embedded Systems

Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

The MSc in Electronics with Embedded Systems aims to produce postgraduates with an advanced level of understanding in the design of real-time embedded systems for time-critical, power sensitive applications. Practical skillset development is emphasized throughout the course. Students will be taught the theory, protocol and the efficient use of both analogue and digital interfaces and... [+]

The MSc in Electronics with Embedded Systems aims to produce postgraduates with an advanced level of understanding in the design of real-time embedded systems for time-critical, power sensitive applications. Practical skillset development is emphasized throughout the course. Students will be taught the theory, protocol and the efficient use of both analogue and digital interfaces and sensor devices together with the principles of and use of Real-Time-Operating-Systems (RTOS). A key focus of the course will be in the implementation of power aware sustainable solutions, the course will provide an in-depth discussion of the underlying power management hardware sub-systems within modern MCUs and will show and use software techniques that will exploit these to reduce power consumption. Broader consideration of embedded system design will be examined. In particular, the design process, risk assessment, product life-cycle, software life-cycle, safety and regulation will be investigated and used. It is intended that the course will re-focus existing knowledge held by the student in software engineering and hardware engineering and deliver a set of enhanced practical skills that will enable the student to fully participate in this multi-disciplined, fast expanding and dominating engineering sector of embedded systems. Course Structure Each MSc course consists of three learning modules (40 credits each) plus an individual project (60 credits). Each learning module consists of a short course of lectures and initial hands-on experience. This is followed by a period of independent study supported by a series of tutorials. During this time you complete an Independent Learning Package (ILP). The ILP is matched to the learning outcomes of the module. It can be either a large project or a series of small tasks depending on the needs of each module. Credits for each module are awarded following the submission of a completed ILP and its successful defence in a viva voce examination. This form of assessment develops your communication and personal skills and is highly relevant to the workplace. Overall, each learning module comprises approximately 400 hours of study. The project counts for one third of the course and involves undertaking a substantial research or product development project. For part-time students, this can be linked to their employment. It is undertaken in two phases. In the first part, the project subject area is researched and a workplan developed. The second part involves the main research and development activity. In all, the project requires approximately 600 hours of work. Further flexibility is provided within the structure of the courses in that you can study related topic areas by taking modules from other courses as options (pre-requisite knowledge and skills permitting). Prior to starting your course, you are sent a Course Information and Preparation Pack which provides information to give you a flying start. MSc Electronics Suite of Courses The MSc in Electronics has four distinct pathways: Robotic and Control Systems Embedded Systems System-on-Chip Technologies Medical Instrumentation The subject areas covered within the four pathways of the electronic suite of MSc courses offer students an excellent launch pad which will enable the successful graduate to enter into these ever expanding, fast growing and dominant areas. With ever increasing demands from consumers such as portability, increased battery life and greater functionality combined with reductions in cost and shrinking scales of technologies, modern electronic systems are finding ever more application areas. A vastly expanding application base for electronic systems has led to an explosion in the use of embedded system technologies. Part of this expansion has been led by the introduction of new medical devices and robotic devices entering the main stream consumer market. Industry has also fed the increase in demand particularly within the medical electronics area with the need of more sophisticated user interfaces, demands to reduce equipment costs, demands for greater accessibility of equipment and a demand for ever greater portability of equipment. There are plenty of opportunities for employment in the electronic systems subject area, in particular, there is a demand for engineers that can solve problems requiring a multi-disciplined approach covering skills from software engineering, control engineering, digital electronic systems engineering, analogue electronic engineering, medical physics, and mechanics amongst others. The MSc in Electronics and its specialist pathways will provide the foundations required to re-focus existing knowledge and enter this exciting world of multi-disciplined jobs. The technical tasks undertaken in ILPs, along with the required major project, thoroughly exercise the concepts covered in the course modules and give scope for originality and industry-relevant study. Team-working activities encouraged within modules, along with the all-oral individual examination regimen employed in this Electronics MSc Suite, have proven solidly beneficial in refining the communication and employability-enhancing skills that are strongly valued by industry. Course-specific entry requirements You are expected to have a good Honours degree (at least a Lower Second) from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in electronic engineering or a good Honours degree in computer systems engineering, computer science, mathematics or other technological subject with a knowledge of programing, mathematics and/or digital systems. Relevant work experience will be taken into account. An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent will normally be required from applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not studied their secondary and bachelor's degree education in English. [-]

MSc Electronics with Medical Instrumentation

Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

The MSc in Electronics with Medical Instrumentation aims to produce postgraduates with an ability to design and implement medical instrumentation based systems used for monitoring, detecting and analysing biomedical data. The course will provide ample opportunity to develop practical skill sets. [+]

The MSc in Electronics with Medical Instrumentation aims to produce postgraduates with an ability to design and implement medical instrumentation based systems used for monitoring, detecting and analysing biomedical data. The course will provide ample opportunity to develop practical skill sets. The student will also develop an in-depth understanding of the scientific principles and use of the underlying components such as medical transducers, biosensors and state-of-the-art tools and algorithms used to implement and test diagnostic devices, therapeutic devices, medical imaging equipment and medical instrumentation devices. The course broadens the discussion of medical equipment and its design by investigating a range of issues including medical equipment regulation, user requirements, impacts of risk, regulatory practice, legislation, quality insurance mechanisms, certification, ethics and ‘health and safety’ assessment. The course will enable a student with an interest in medical electronics to re-focus existing knowledge gained in software engineering, embedded systems engineering and/or electronic systems engineering and will deliver a set specialist practical skills and a deeper understanding of the underlying principles of medical physics. A graduate from this course will be able to immediately participate in this multi-disciplined engineering sector of biomedical and medical instrumentation systems design. Course structure Each MSc course consists of three learning modules (40 credits each) plus an individual project (60 credits). Each learning module consists of a short course of lectures and initial hands-on experience. This is followed by a period of independent study supported by a series of tutorials. During this time you complete an Independent Learning Package (ILP). The ILP is matched to the learning outcomes of the module. It can be either a large project or a series of small tasks depending on the needs of each module. Credits for each module are awarded following the submission of a completed ILP and its successful defence in a viva voce examination. This form of assessment develops your communication and personal skills and is highly relevant to the workplace. Overall, each learning module comprises approximately 400 hours of study. The project counts for one third of the course and involves undertaking a substantial research or product development project. For part-time students, this can be linked to their employment. It is undertaken in two phases. In the first part, the project subject area is researched and a workplan developed. The second part involves the main research and development activity. In all, the project requires approximately 600 hours of work. Further flexibility is provided within the structure of the courses in that you can study related topic areas by taking modules from other courses as options (pre-requisite knowledge and skills permitting). Prior to starting your course, you are sent a Course Information and Preparation Pack which provides information to give you a flying start. MSc Electronics Suite of Courses The MSc in Electronics has four distinct pathways: Robotic and Control Systems Embedded Systems System-on-Chip Technologies Medical Instrumentation The subject areas covered within the four pathways of the electronic suite of MSc courses offer students an excellent launch pad which will enable the successful graduate to enter into these ever expanding, fast growing and dominant areas. With ever increasing demands from consumers such as portability, increased battery life and greater functionality combined with reductions in cost and shrinking scales of technologies, modern electronic systems are finding ever more application areas. A vastly expanding application base for electronic systems has led to an explosion in the use of embedded system technologies. Part of this expansion has been led by the introduction of new medical devices and robotic devices entering the main stream consumer market. Industry has also fed the increase in demand particularly within the medical electronics area with the need of more sophisticated user interfaces, demands to reduce equipment costs, demands for greater accessibility of equipment and a demand for ever greater portability of equipment. Course-specific entry requirements You are expected to have a good Honours degree (at least a Lower Second) from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in electronic engineering or a good Honours degree in computer science, mathematics or other technological subject with a knowledge of mathematics and digital systems. Relevant work experience will be taken into account. An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent will normally be required from applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not studied their secondary and bachelor's degree education in English. [-]

MSc Electronics with Robotic and Control Systems

Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

The MSc in Electronics with Robotic and Control Systems aims to produce postgraduates with a strong practical skill base that will enable them to model, analyse, design and prototype smart robotic sub-systems. Specialist knowledge and practical skillsets will be taught, extensively developed and practiced in the areas of control systems and the analysis, categorisation and design of... [+]

The MSc in Electronics with Robotic and Control Systems aims to produce postgraduates with a strong practical skill base that will enable them to model, analyse, design and prototype smart robotic sub-systems. Specialist knowledge and practical skillsets will be taught, extensively developed and practiced in the areas of control systems and the analysis, categorisation and design of robotic systems that facilitate movement with multiple degrees of freedom. The knowledge and skillsets taught are key enabling skillsets used to implement devices for applications such as security drones, warehouse robots, medical robots and more humanoid like robots. It is intended that the course will re-focus and enhance existing knowledge in the areas of software engineering, electronic engineering and real-time embedded systems to enable the student to participate in the fast expanding and exciting sector of industrial and consumer robotic systems. Course structure Each MSc course consists of three learning modules (40 credits each) plus an individual project (60 credits). Each learning module consists of a short course of lectures and initial hands-on experience. This is followed by a period of independent study supported by a series of tutorials. During this time you complete an Independent Learning Package (ILP). The ILP is matched to the learning outcomes of the module. It can be either a large project or a series of small tasks depending on the needs of each module. Credits for each module are awarded following the submission of a completed ILP and its successful defence in a viva voce examination. This form of assessment develops your communication and personal skills and is highly relevant to the workplace. Overall, each learning module comprises approximately 400 hours of study. The project counts for one third of the course and involves undertaking a substantial research or product development project. For part-time students, this can be linked to their employment. It is undertaken in two phases. In the first part, the project subject area is researched and a workplan developed. The second part involves the main research and development activity. In all, the project requires approximately 600 hours of work. Further flexibility is provided within the structure of the courses in that you can study related topic areas by taking modules from other courses as options (pre-requisite knowledge and skills permitting). Prior to starting your course, you are sent a Course Information and Preparation Pack which provides information to give you a flying start. MSc Electronics Suite of Courses The MSc in Electronics has four distinct pathways: Robotic and Control Systems Embedded Systems System-on-Chip Technologies Medical Instrumentation The subject areas covered within the four pathways of the electronic suite of MSc courses offer students an excellent launch pad which will enable the successful graduate to enter into these ever expanding, fast growing and dominant areas. With ever increasing demands from consumers such as portability, increased battery life and greater functionality combined with reductions in cost and shrinking scales of technologies, modern electronic systems are finding ever more application areas. A vastly expanding application base for electronic systems has led to an explosion in the use of embedded system technologies. Part of this expansion has been led by the introduction of new medical devices and robotic devices entering the main stream consumer market. Industry has also fed the increase in demand particularly within the medical electronics area with the need of more sophisticated user interfaces, demands to reduce equipment costs, demands for greater accessibility of equipment and a demand for ever greater portability of equipment. The technical tasks undertaken in ILPs, along with the required major project, thoroughly exercise the concepts covered in the course modules and give scope for originality and industry-relevant study. Team-working activities encouraged within modules, along with the all-oral individual examination regimen employed in this Electronics MSc Suite, have proven solidly beneficial in refining the communication and employability-enhancing skills that are strongly valued by industry. Course-specific entry requirements You are expected to have a good Honours degree (at least a Lower Second) from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in electronic engineering or a good Honours degree in computer science, mathematics or other technological subject with a knowledge of mathematics, programming and digital systems. Relevant work experience will be taken into account. An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent will normally be required from applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not studied their secondary and bachelor's degree education in English. [-]

MSc Electronics with System-on-Chip Technologies

Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

he MSc Electronics with System-On-Chip Technologies aims to produce postgraduates with an advanced understanding of the various routes to implementing systems-on-chip (SoC) and with hands-on experience of the design of such systems using several approaches to their implementation. [+]

he MSc Electronics with System-On-Chip Technologies aims to produce postgraduates with an advanced understanding of the various routes to implementing systems-on-chip (SoC) and with hands-on experience of the design of such systems using several approaches to their implementation. The core aim of the course is to produce students who are “silicon qualified” by providing them with a complete SoC design experience by setting a framework of activities that allow the student to use industry-standard Computer-Aided-Engineering (CAE) software tools for the fast and accurate design, simulation and verification of integrated circuits. Course structure Each MSc course consists of three learning modules (40 credits each) plus an individual project (60 credits). Each learning module consists of a short course of lectures and initial hands-on experience. This is followed by a period of independent study supported by a series of tutorials. During this time you complete an Independent Learning Package (ILP). The ILP is matched to the learning outcomes of the module. It can be either a large project or a series of small tasks depending on the needs of each module. Credits for each module are awarded following the submission of a completed ILP and its successful defence in a viva voce examination. This form of assessment develops your communication and personal skills and is highly relevant to the workplace. Overall, each learning module comprises approximately 400 hours of study. The project counts for one third of the course and involves undertaking a substantial research or product development project. For part-time students, this can be linked to their employment. It is undertaken in two phases. In the first part, the project subject area is researched and a workplan developed. The second part involves the main research and development activity. In all, the project requires approximately 600 hours of work. Further flexibility is provided within the structure of the courses in that you can study related topic areas by taking modules from other courses as options (pre-requisite knowledge and skills permitting). Prior to starting your course, you are sent a Course Information and Preparation Pack which provides information to give you a flying start. MSc Electronics Suite of Courses The MSc in Electronics has four distinct pathways: Robotic and Control Systems Embedded Systems System-on-Chip Technologies Medical Instrumentation The subject areas covered within the four pathways of the electronic suite of MSc courses offer students an excellent launch pad which will enable the successful graduate to enter into these ever expanding, fast growing and dominant areas. With ever increasing demands from consumers such as portability, increased battery life and greater functionality combined with reductions in cost and shrinking scales of technologies, modern electronic systems are finding ever more application areas. A vastly expanding application base for electronic systems has led to an explosion in the use of embedded system technologies. Part of this expansion has been led by the introduction of new medical devices and robotic devices entering the main stream consumer market. Industry has also fed the increase in demand particularly within the medical electronics area with the need of more sophisticated user interfaces, demands to reduce equipment costs, demands for greater accessibility of equipment and a demand for ever greater portability of equipment. The technical tasks undertaken in ILPs, along with the required major project, thoroughly exercise the concepts covered in the course modules and give scope for originality and industry-relevant study. Team-working activities encouraged within modules, along with the all-oral individual examination regimen employed in this Electronics MSc Suite, have proven solidly beneficial in refining the communication and employability-enhancing skills that are strongly valued by industry. Course-specific entry requirements You are expected to have a good Honours degree (at least a Lower Second) from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in electronic engineering or a good Honours degree in computer science, mathematics or other technological subject with a knowledge of mathematics and digital systems. Relevant work experience will be taken into account. An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent will normally be required from applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not studied their secondary and bachelor's degree education in English. [-]

MSc Interaction Design and Computing

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years United Kingdom London

This course has been designed to produce hands on professionals with a broad range of career possibilities in the digital economy, either working as designers, developers, managers or starting an enterprise. [+]

This course has been designed to produce hands on professionals with a broad range of career possibilities in the digital economy, either working as designers, developers, managers or starting an enterprise. This sector is expanding rapidly in all areas, with major social media companies now trading on the stock exchange with revenues of billions of dollars and applications like WhatsApp selling for $19 billion. Companies are spending billions on their online and digital strategies, on mobile optimised websites, applications and content like videos, the demand for skilled professionals who can deliver these strategies continues to grow. The course has been designed to address the needs of these emerging areas, and ensure graduates can adapt to the changing needs of the sector. We have excellent links within the multimedia industry, and many companies and experts have visited the Faculty in previous years to give presentations, including MPC, Sky, Apple and Adobe as well as companies looking to recruit students after finishing the Masters. The Multimedia MSc hosts teachertrainingvideos.com, a comprehensive repository of freely accessible multimedia training videos to which the teaching team have been significant contributors to the site over the last few years. This site has become one of the biggest Open Educational Resources (OER) sites for multimedia on the internet and was funded by JISC. Course content The course emphasises the key multimedia principles, theories and concepts, as well as exposing you to the industry standard languages and tools including scripting languages, HTML, AJAX, and Xcode. You will examine a number of areas, including human computer interaction and the user experience, project management, web development, scripting for interactivity, and analytics. The course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills required in a number of careers as well as preparation to continue to a PhD. Core modules MULTIMEDIA MANAGEMENT This module gives you a broad understanding of the planning and organisation that goes into developing a product. You will work with a real client, taking the process right through from an initial pitch to the execution of a prototype, providing you with practice in many of the key tools and concepts used in project management. MULTIMEDIA SCRIPTING FOR INTERACTIVITY You will develop and implement an interactive application, using an industry standard development environment and object-oriented scripting language. You will organise and plan the production of the prototype, with an emphasis on the approach taken to coding. PROJECT The project is an extended piece of supervised independent work relevant to the field. This can be either undertaken as a work-based project or on a topic proposed by the student or faculty. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE You will strengthen your skills for the research and industry needs of the course, the final project, and for your future career and study. The module guides your personal development plan towards the professional requirements of the discipline, and covers methods of critical evaluation, gathering and analysing information, and preparing and defending a project proposal. USER-CENTRED INTERFACE DESIGN The module will explore the foundations of user-centred interface design and the user experience through applied theory. You will be introduced to the importance of the Human Computer Interaction discipline, and the need to consider both the cognitive and interaction perspective. Building from this you will explore related issues such as design, interaction, globalisation, accessibility and navigation. Course-specific entry requirements The course is open to computer literate graduates with a good first degree (minimum Second Class Honours) or equivalent in a related discipline such as graphic design, computer science, digital imaging or journalism. Alternatively you may have in-depth work experience in a related field, or already be employed in the sector and are undertaking the programme to further enhance your career plans. The relevance of your first degree or industrial experience and suitability for the course will be usually determined by interview and, where relevant, portfolio. If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5. Associated careers Graduates may find employment in digital agencies, corporate environments (marketing, communications, IT and training), educational institutions, the media and film industry, and in entertainment. Possible roles include mobile app and web developer, project/production manager, web analytics analyst, and user experience designers. We have excellent links with the multimedia industry (particularly in education), and previous graduates have been employed by companies such as 2Simple, 20:20 Media, Moving Picture Company, Oxford University Press, and Tiscali. Successful graduates may also apply for a research degree in a relative area. [-]

MSc Medical Molecular Biology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years United Kingdom London

This course enables you to study cutting edge molecular methods employed for the understanding of molecular mechanisms of diseases and for their diagnosis and treatment. Your studies will be underpinned by essential knowledge in genetics, cell signalling and molecular medicine. [+]

This course enables you to study cutting edge molecular methods employed for the understanding of molecular mechanisms of diseases and for their diagnosis and treatment. Your studies will be underpinned by essential knowledge in genetics, cell signalling and molecular medicine. You will be offered the flexibility to select option modules that reflect your own interest in molecular biology and these will be combined with core modules and an independent research project. The course is suitable for newly qualified graduates, those employed in related work and those with medical qualifications. Core modules MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR THERAPEUTICS This module reviews and discusses the ways in which molecular biology has been used to treat inherited and acquired diseases. You will investigate the ethics and legislation involved in the use of novel therapies in humans. MOLECULAR SCIENCE AND DIAGNOSTICS This module is designed to make you aware of the impact of molecular biology on the diagnosis of human diseases. You will critically review the technologies and determine the advantages and disadvantages associated with each diagnostic strategy. Issues of accuracy, implementation, ethics and safety will be addressed. PRINCIPLES OF MOLECULAR MEDICINE The module provides you with a critical appreciation of the human genome, its regulation, functional significance of gene mutations and current approaches of identification of human genetic disorders. Topics covered include: molecular basis of host-pathogen interaction; molecular pathology of disease with simple genetics; molecular genetics of disease; complex systems, immunogenetics and disease; and molecular genetics of cancer. POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS You will be able to develop your skills in information retrieval, critical analysis and presentation relevant to your research topic, and form a clear plan for your project. POSTGRADUATE PROJECT This module aims to enhance your skills of self-management, experimental design, critical analysis and interpretation of data, enabling you to present and justify your research. Course-specific entry requirements You must have at least a BSc Honours in Biomedical Sciences or a closely related subject, a professional qualification of equivalent status and associated work experience or an equivalent qualification deemed suitable by the course team. If you are applying for part-time study, you may be working in a relevant area and in which case you will require written support from your employer including confirmation that facilities will be available in your workplace for you to carry out your research project. For those not employed in related areas or for whom a work-based project is not available we can provide projects at the University. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 in each element. During the induction stage of the course, if you do not have English as your first language, you will need to complete Academic English screening and any resulting recommended Academic English support activity. Associated careers You will develop a range of course-specific and transferable skills that will enhance your employment prospects, career progression and research opportunities in the UK and/ or overseas. It is anticipated that a significant number of graduates will go on to pursue a career in research after registering for a higher degree. Others will seek employment in healthcare laboratories, industry, research laboratories, government laboratories or academia in the UK or worldwide. One of the strengths of this degree is the mixture of backgrounds/ experience and career aspirations of the students recruited. [-]

MSc Medical Molecular Biology (Bioinformatics)

Campus Full time Part time 1 year United Kingdom London

This course focuses on the interaction between bioinformatics techniques and cutting-edge molecular methods to give you an insight into the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of disease. It is most appropriate for those wishing to study the impact and utility of bioinformatics tools in molecular medicine. [+]

This course focuses on the interaction between bioinformatics techniques and cutting-edge molecular methods to give you an insight into the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of disease. It is most appropriate for those wishing to study the impact and utility of bioinformatics tools in molecular medicine. The project modules will enable you to understand the requirements and rigours of project design, execution and publication of a project within this discipline. The course is suitable for newly qualified graduates, those employed in related work and those with medical qualifications. It is important that prospective students are comfortable with the use of web-based computing tools but programming skills are not required as this is a course designed for end users, not developers of the technology. Core modules CELL SIGNALING AND GENETICS This module provides up-to-date information on cell signalling processes coupling surface receptor engagement to changes in gene expression. Transcriptional, post-transcriptional and post-translational mechanisms are discussed in relation to selected cell-signalling pathways responsible for controlling cell functions such as cell cycle, cell differentiation and cell death. Examples of defective cell signalling through inherited and somatically acquired mutations in signalling components will be highlighted in relation to human disease. Course-specific entry requirements You must have at least a BSc Honours in Biology, Chemistry or a related subject, a professional qualification of equivalent status and associated work experience or an equivalent qualification deemed suitable by the course team. If you are applying for part-time study, you may be working in a relevant area and in which case you will require written support from your employer including confirmation that facilities will be available in your workplace for you to carry out your research project. For those not employed in related areas or for whom a work-based project is not available we can provide projects at the University. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 in each element. During the induction stage of the course, if you do not have English as your first language, you will need to complete Academic English screening and any resulting recommended Academic English support activity. Associated Careers You will develop a unique blend of skills and knowledge of bioinformatics and molecular biology to enable you to fulfil an important role at the interface between these disciplines. It is expected that a significant number of graduates will pursue a career in research after registering for a higher degree. Others will seek employment in healthcare laboratories, industry, research laboratories, government laboratories or academia in the UK or worldwide where bioinformatics is becoming an indispensable tool in molecular medicine. One of the strengths of this degree is the mixture of backgrounds/ experience and career aspirations of the students recruited. You do not require prior work experience and we are happy to take students who are working in fields unrelated to science to support their studies. Professional recognition The course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). [-]

MSc Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years United Kingdom London

This BPS-accredited conversion course is designed for graduates who wish to pursue a career in psychology but need to acquire the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). This was previously termed 'Graduate Basis for Registration' (GBR). [+]

This BPS-accredited conversion course is designed for graduates who wish to pursue a career in psychology but need to acquire the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). This was previously termed 'Graduate Basis for Registration' (GBR). You do not need to have studied psychology to be eligible for this programme. We welcome applications from graduates who have either completed a degree in another subject or who have insufficient psychology in their degree to be eligible for GBC. Course content You will take modules at Masters level in core areas of psychology, as specified by the BPS. You will also take one option module in psychology from a selection available within the department. We offer a work experience in psychology module as an option for those who would like to gain valuable experience in the work place. The content of the curriculum of the MSc covers the core areas of psychology stipulated by the BPS for GBC. This consists of Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, History and Philosophy of Psychology, Individual Differences, Empirical Project, Psychobiology, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, and Social Psychology. In all of the modules there is a strong emphasis on critical evaluation of theory and practice. Core modules DEVELOPMENTAL AND DIFFERENTIAL PSYCHOLOGY In this module you will develop a wide ranging knowledge of the key developmental concepts used within psychology, enabling a deeper understanding and appreciation of human psychological development. This module will also provide you with an opportunity to learn about the major psychological theories and key practical skills relating to individual differences in intelligence and personality. Material covered will range from historical and conceptual foundations, to current research and contemporary practice. FUNDAMENTALS OF PSYCHOLOGY The module will provide you with a broad, synoptic overview of the scope of academic and professional psychology. You will be introduced to the different levels of analysis employed in the discipline and learn how these different levels of analysis might be articulated to explain complex psychological phenomena. PROJECT FOR PSYCHOLOGY MSC This module requires you to carry out an independent research project, under supervision from your tutor. It aims to provide you with the skills to conduct a literature review and to identify viable and valuable topics for research. It will enable you to deploy the practical skills learned in other modules, including designing and executing a research study, analysing the data collected, and presenting a high quality report of the whole process in written form. PSYCHOBIOLOGY AND COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY This module enables you to examine the fundamental concepts of the biological bases of human behaviour, to develop a familiarity with the relevant scientific terminology of psychobiology and to critically evaluate the key concepts and findings in this area. You will also develop an insight into the discipline of cognitive psychology via an appraisal of the history, methodology and key empirical findings of the area. This will promote your understanding of cognitive theories and models within the context provided by the information-processing paradigm that characterises the discipline. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS This module is designed to develop your knowledge and skills of the key techniques and methods for collecting and analysing qualitative data in psychology, including the use of interviews and focus groups, issues and techniques in data transcription and epistemological issues in qualitative psychology. You will also be encouraged to engage with significant debates concerning the different research methodologies, and to critically reflect on key studies and approaches. QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS This module enables you to develop key skills and advanced knowledge of quantitative research methodologies within Psychology. You will be encouraged to think critically about research problems and the most appropriate experimental designs and methods for different types of research. You will also develop an understanding of levels of data, statistical distributions, nonparametric tests, t-tests, correlation, multiple regression, factorial designs, analysis of variance, and post-hoc testing, so that you can develop the skills necessary to perform key statistical procedures. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND CONCEPTUAL ISSUES IN PSYCHOLOGY This module examines the key characteristics of the socio-psychological perspective on human behaviour – including its relation to psychology as a whole and to adjacent disciplines – through critical appraisal of the core theoretical and empirical subject matter of social psychology. You will also develop your knowledge and understating of the social and historical context of contemporary psychology and examine the key conceptual frameworks that inform psychological theory and practice. Course-specific entry requirements We welcome applications from graduates with a recognised university degree at Second Class Honours level or above (or equivalent). Applicants who have taken an Honours programme but only obtained a pass/ordinary/aegrotat degree will not be eligible for the course. As statistical procedures are a key element of Psychology, we require applicants to demonstrate competence in mathematics, for example through having obtained GSCE mathematics (or equivalent). We also encourage applicants to provide evidence of interest in the discipline of psychology and reflection on the ways that their experience to date would enable them to succeed at Masters level. If your first language is not English, an attainment of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent must be demonstrated. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. Students from all backgrounds, irrespective of age, gender, sexuality or ethnic/cultural background are encouraged to apply. Associated careers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. It is the prerequisite for progression to Postgraduate professional training in psychology and subsequent registration as a Chartered Psychologist working in any of the fields of professional psychology – including clinical, counselling, educational, occupational, and health psychology. It is a requirement for Masters and Doctorate courses in Psychology that lead to professional qualifications such as Doctorates in counselling, Clinical and Educational Psychology, and Masters courses in Organisational/Occupational Psychology. Professional recognition This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). [-]

MSc Telecommunications with Digital Signal Processing

Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

The MSc in Telecommunications with Digital Signal Processing aims to produce postgraduates with an advanced understanding of communication systems with special emphasis on the application of digital signal processing, which supports and pervades all modern communication systems. [+]

The MSc in Telecommunications with Digital Signal Processing aims to produce postgraduates with an advanced understanding of communication systems with special emphasis on the application of digital signal processing, which supports and pervades all modern communication systems. It makes extensive use of MATLAB and Simulink simulation tools to design digital filters that perform noise reduction, signal shaping and channel modelling. Adaptive filters, matched filters, reception and detection algorithms essential for digital communications are also modelled and tested. Course structure Each MSc course consists of three learning modules (40 credits each) plus an individual project (60 credits). Each learning module consists of a short course of lectures and initial hands-on experience. This is followed by a period of independent study supported by a series of tutorials. During this time you complete an Independent Learning Package (ILP). The ILP is matched to the learning outcomes of the module. It can be either a large project or a series of small tasks depending on the needs of each module. Credits for each module are awarded following the submission of a completed ILP and its successful defence in a viva voce examination. This form of assessment develops your communication and personal skills and is highly relevant to the workplace. Overall, each learning module comprises approximately 400 hours of study. The project counts for one third of the course and involves undertaking a substantial research or product development project. For part-time students, this can be linked to their employment. It is undertaken in two phases. In the first part, the project subject area is researched and a workplan developed. The second part involves the main research and development activity. In all, the project requires approximately 600 hours of work. Further flexibility is provided within the structure of the courses in that you can study related topic areas by taking modules from other courses as options (pre-requisite knowledge and skills permitting). Prior to starting your course, you are sent a Course Information and Preparation Pack which provides information to give you a flying start. MSc Telecommunications Suite of Courses The MSc Telecommunications has three distinct pathways: Digital Signal Processing Satellite and Broadband Communications Wireless Technologies The demand for engineers in both wide-area and local-area communication systems is currently flourishing and is expected to grow for the foreseeable future. These three pathways offer both recent engineering graduates and industry-based engineers access to in-depth skills for closely related aspects of the communications discipline. The course structure is quite flexible, affording industry-based students an opportunity to attend and accumulate module credits over an extended period of time. It also simultaneously serves the full-time student cohort which generally progresses through the MSc pathway in a single calendar year. The MSc programmes are short course based and feature assessment through sequentially submitted result portfolios for the work packages, ie the ILPs. These are assigned immediately upon each short course module where the students are able to concentrate their study efforts just on the most recently-taught subject material. This greatly promotes efficient focused learning. The individual oral examination administered for each ILP furnishes valuable experience in oral defence, and frees students from written examination burdens. The technical tasks undertaken in ILPs, along with the required major project, thoroughly exercise the concepts covered in the course modules and give scope for originality and industry-relevant study. Team-working activities encouraged within modules, along with the all-oral individual examination regimen employed in this Telecommunications MSc Suite, have proven solidly beneficial in refining the communication and employability-enhancing skills that are strongly valued by industry. Course-specific entry requirements You are expected to have a good Honours degree (at least a Lower Second) from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in electronic engineering or a good Honours degree in computer science, mathematics or other technological subject with a knowledge of mathematics and signal processing. Relevant work experience will be taken into account. An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent will normally be required from applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not studied their secondary and bachelor's degree education in English. [-]

MSc Telecommunications with Satellite and Broadband Technologies

Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

The MSc in Telecommunications with Satellite and Broadband Technologies aims to produce postgraduates with an advanced understanding of communication systems utilising satellite and broadband elements. [+]

The MSc in Telecommunications with Satellite and Broadband Technologies aims to produce postgraduates with an advanced understanding of communication systems utilising satellite and broadband elements. Students’ understanding of the theoretical principles underpinning digital communication systems is taken to an advanced level, and the problems and challenges associated with the implementation of both fixed and mobile wireless communication systems receives special attention. Leading- edge satellite and broadband systems utilising modern architectures are central to this programme of study. Course Structure Each MSc course consists of three learning modules (40 credits each) plus an individual project (60 credits). Each learning module consists of a short course of lectures and initial hands-on experience. This is followed by a period of independent study supported by a series of tutorials. During this time you complete an Independent Learning Package (ILP). The ILP is matched to the learning outcomes of the module. It can be either a large project or a series of small tasks depending on the needs of each module. Credits for each module are awarded following the submission of a completed ILP and its successful defence in a viva voce examination. This form of assessment develops your communication and personal skills and is highly relevant to the workplace. Overall, each learning module comprises approximately 400 hours of study. The project counts for one third of the course and involves undertaking a substantial research or product development project. For part-time students, this can be linked to their employment. It is undertaken in two phases. In the first part, the project subject area is researched and a workplan developed. The second part involves the main research and development activity. In all, the project requires approximately 600 hours of work. Further flexibility is provided within the structure of the courses in that you can study related topic areas by taking modules from other courses as options (pre-requisite knowledge and skills permitting). Prior to starting your course, you are sent a Course Information and Preparation Pack which provides information to give you a flying start. MSc Telecommunications Suite of Courses The MSc Telecommunications has three distinct pathways: Digital Signal Processing Satellite and Broadband Communications Wireless Technologies The demand for engineers in both wide-area and local-area communication systems is currently flourishing and is expected to grow for the foreseeable future. These three pathways offer both recent engineering graduates and industry-based engineers access to in-depth skills for closely related aspects of the communications discipline. The course structure is quite flexible, affording industry-based students an opportunity to attend and accumulate module credits over an extended period of time. It also simultaneously serves the full-time student cohort which generally progresses through the MSc pathway in a single calendar year. The MSc programmes are short course based and feature assessment through sequentially submitted result portfolios for the work packages, ie the ILPs. These are assigned immediately upon each short course module where the students are able to concentrate their study efforts just on the most recently-taught subject material. This greatly promotes efficient focused learning. The individual oral examination administered for each ILP furnishes valuable experience in oral defence, and frees students from written examination burdens. The technical tasks undertaken in ILPs, along with the required major project, thoroughly exercise the concepts covered in the course modules and give scope for originality and industry-relevant study. Team-working activities encouraged within modules, along with the all-oral individual examination regimen employed in this Telecommunications MSc Suite, have proven solidly beneficial in refining the communication and employability-enhancing skills that are strongly valued by industry. Course-specific entry requirements You are expected to have a good Honours degree (at least a Lower Second) from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in electronic engineering or a good Honours degree in computer science, mathematics or other technological subject with a knowledge of mathematics. Relevant work experience will be taken into account. An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent will normally be required from applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not studied their secondary and bachelor's degree education in English. [-]

MSc Telecommunications with Wireless Technologies

Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

The MSc in Telecommunications with Wireless Technologies aims to produce postgraduates with an advanced understanding of communication systems with a focus on wireless technologies. It fosters the student’s ability to analyse, design and build RF and microwave systems for wireless communication systems. [+]

The MSc in Telecommunications with Wireless Technologies aims to produce postgraduates with an advanced understanding of communication systems with a focus on wireless technologies. It fosters the student’s ability to analyse, design and build RF and microwave systems for wireless communication systems. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing the student’s ability to model the behaviour of wireless systems from circuits, filters and antennas, and to utilise these models to guide the design and implementation of a variety of communication techniques. Course Structure Each MSc course consists of three learning modules (40 credits each) plus an individual project (60 credits). Each learning module consists of a short course of lectures and initial hands-on experience. This is followed by a period of independent study supported by a series of tutorials. During this time you complete an Independent Learning Package (ILP). The ILP is matched to the learning outcomes of the module. It can be either a large project or a series of small tasks depending on the needs of each module. Credits for each module are awarded following the submission of a completed ILP and its successful defence in a viva voce examination. This form of assessment develops your communication and personal skills and is highly relevant to the workplace. Overall, each learning module comprises approximately 400 hours of study. The project counts for one third of the course and involves undertaking a substantial research or product development project. For part-time students, this can be linked to their employment. It is undertaken in two phases. In the first part, the project subject area is researched and a workplan developed. The second part involves the main research and development activity. In all, the project requires approximately 600 hours of work. Further flexibility is provided within the structure of the courses in that you can study related topic areas by taking modules from other courses as options (pre-requisite knowledge and skills permitting). Prior to starting your course, you are sent a Course Information and Preparation Pack which provides information to give you a flying start. MSc Telecommunications Suite of Courses The MSc Telecommunications has three distinct pathways: Digital Signal Processing Satellite and Broadband Communications Wireless Technologies The demand for engineers in both wide-area and local-area communication systems is currently flourishing and is expected to grow for the foreseeable future. These three pathways offer both recent engineering graduates and industry-based engineers access to in-depth skills for closely related aspects of the communications discipline. The course structure is quite flexible, affording industry-based students an opportunity to attend and accumulate module credits over an extended period of time. It also simultaneously serves the full-time student cohort which generally progresses through the MSc pathway in a single calendar year. The MSc programmes are short course based and feature assessment through sequentially submitted result portfolios for the work packages, ie the ILPs. These are assigned immediately upon each short course module where the students are able to concentrate their study efforts just on the most recently-taught subject material. This greatly promotes efficient focused learning. The individual oral examination administered for each ILP furnishes valuable experience in oral defence, and frees students from written examination burdens. The technical tasks undertaken in ILPs, along with the required major project, thoroughly exercise the concepts covered in the course modules and give scope for originality and industry-relevant study. Team-working activities encouraged within modules, along with the all-oral individual examination regimen employed in this Telecommunications MSc Suite, have proven solidly beneficial in refining the communication and employability-enhancing skills that are strongly valued by industry. Course-specific entry requirements You are expected to have a good Honours degree (at least a Lower Second) from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in electronic engineering or a good Honours degree in computer science, mathematics or other technological subject with a knowledge of mathematics. Relevant work experience will be taken into account. An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent will normally be required from applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not studied their secondary and bachelor's degree education in English. [-]

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