MSc in Computer Systems Management

Heriot Watt Unviersity Dubai

Program Description

MSc in Computer Systems Management

Heriot Watt Unviersity Dubai

Overview

The aim of the MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Systems Management is to impart the skills and understanding required to manage complex computer systems as part of the support services of an organisation. This will include the selection, installation, maintenance and support of a wide range of computing technologies and an understanding of currently recommended methodologies.

As the pace of change in computer science and information technology is quite staggering, our taught postgraduate programmes draw very much on the strength of the research activities carried out by academic staff.

Professional recognition

The MSc Computer Systems Management degree is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

January entrants

Students starting the programme in January should note that it runs part-time runs for 4 semesters (24 months) + dissertation (March to August, 6 months) (total 30 months).

Students enrolling for the January intake programmes are not required to be on campus during the summer break.

Course content

Students undertake four courses in semester 1 and a further four courses in semester 2. On this programme, the following taught courses are mandatory:

  • Computer Network Security
  • Database and Information Systems
  • Project Management
  • Research Methods and Project Planning

Students can then choose four courses from the following:

  • Advanced Network Security
  • Advanced Software Engineering
  • Big Data Management
  • Data Communications & Networking
  • Information System Methodologies'
  • Mobile Communications and Programming
  • Industrial Programming
  • Network Applications
  • Software Engineering Foundations

In addition to these taught courses, students pursuing the MSc qualification undertake a Masters project, which culminates in a dissertation.

English language requirements

Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with all elements passed at 6.0 or above). Applicants who have completed secondary and tertiary education will need to provide documentary evidence. A minimum of one-year full-time study in English will be required.

Career

New career prospects and opportunities for career enhancement are both excellent. The continued growth in network services and mobile handheld devices in the industry, commerce and the public sector is increasing the demand for experts who can design, implement and manage computer systems.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 19, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2019
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
Price
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81,900 AED
All tuition fees inclusive of VAT
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Locations
United Arab Emirates - Academic City, Dubai
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Jan. 2019
United Arab Emirates - Academic City, Dubai
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