Master's Degree in Engineering & Technology in Tyne and Wear in United Kingdom

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Engineering & Technology

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Studies in engineering and technology prepare you for the technologically oriented workforce of today.

Members of the workforce with engineering and technology training are sought out by many industries including medical research and computer software development.

 

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Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus or Online Full time Part time

The program will involve presenters who are current practitioners in the industry as well as presenters from the University. The program will provide a case based approach to the study of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction. The focus of the program is case based drawing on the expertise and experiences of current practitioners. [+]

Masters in Engineering & Technology in Tyne and Wear in United Kingdom. In recent years, an increase in natural and human created disasters have adversely impacted the local communities and nations as a whole. Some disasters have international impacts requiring international intervention. Constructing a disaster resilient system involves interventions in the preparedness, emergency response and redevelopment phases of the disaster management cycle. Effective management of disasters involves numerous stakeholders including governments (local, state and federal), non-governmental organisations (not for profit and for profit) and communities (local, national and international) working together. This program applies recognised disaster management practices, providing graduates with the unique ability to work on approaches to building disaster resilience in context specific situations. The professional application of disaster management skills and techniques for preparing and responding to post disaster situations will develop graduates who are a valuable resource for local government bodies, non-governmental organisations, and national and international organisations/business involved or seeking to be involved in disaster management. Throughout this program you will develop unique and specialised strategic and operational disaster management skills that can be applied in the event of a disaster. As one of the only universities to offer this disaster management degree accommodating multiple discipline backgrounds, the University of Newcastle educates graduates to be immediately valuable to multiple disaster management stakeholder groups. Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction at a time that suits you. Is it for you? Hazards, natural or man-made, can create disaster events that leave communities in distress. Preparing for disasters require multiple stakeholder engagement and effective management of the goals. The pressure to urgently address complex and difficult disaster management decisions can result in reactive policies that may increase long-term risks and vulnerability of affected populations. Regardless of cause or blame, rebuilding the communities and infrastructure promptly and strategically with appropriately devised short-term and long term planning is paramount. Disaster preparedness and reconstruction involves primarily disaster risk reduction and building a resilient system, from a technical, economic, socio cultural and policy perspectives. Therefore, the management of situations resulting from disasters requires diverse knowledge, skills and approaches but it will essentially draw on fundamental theories and practices form multiple disciplines. In the Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction you will learn the theory and practice of disaster management, from both disaster preparedness and post disaster reconstruction perspectives. This program, created by experienced professionals, will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to engage in the appropriate disaster management practices accommodating short and long term considerations aimed at building a resilient system. You will engage in practice and form the policies based on informed situational/critical analysis. If you would gain satisfaction from playing a key role in protecting and rebuilding communities from and after traumatic disasters, then the Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction could be for you. Career Pathways The current trend in disaster events and created a significant domestic and international interest in the disaster management trained professionals. This program specifically address the niche and relatively new market encompassing professionals in government, for profit and not for profit sectors, who engage in or planning to engage in disaster management without a formal qualification in disaster management. With a Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction you will have unique and specialised disaster management skills to be applied in the disaster management process. As one of the only universities to offer this disaster management degree accommodating multiple discipline backgrounds, the University of Newcastle educates graduates to be immediately valuable to multiple disaster management stakeholder groups including: State, federal and local government non-governmental organisations (NGOs); and private contracting organisations. As a newly developed program, the University of Newcastle will be seeking endorsement by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors in 2016. With this accreditation graduates will have an industry recognised qualification, supporting the relevance of the program’s content. Specialisations The Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction is distinctive in its purpose and content. The key focus of your learning will be disaster preparedness (i.e disaster risk mitigation) and post disaster redevelopment. You will explore and understand the conceptual approaches and operational processes in the context of building disaster resilience. Advancing on the fundamental principles of disaster management, the program will develop necessary skills and knowledge for you to engage in diverse disaster situations. The course is comprised of six core courses and one elective (direct entry into the Masters): Post-disaster Project Management Disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Re-development Professional Practice for Disaster Management Economics of and for Disaster Management Social and Policy Considerations for Disaster Management and Disaster Management Research Project (on a topic of your choice to support your career goals). You need to choose one electives from an comprehensive list of directed courses that focus on construction project management, business management, environmental management and social change and capacity building. Throughout the program you will learn to critically analyse and apply relevant theories and practices to multiple disaster management scenarios. Managing disaster requires a certain level of sensitivity that is unique to the circumstances. The sense of social responsibility and ethical decision-making is critical in disaster management. Admission Requirements AQF Level 8 ‘Cognate’ entry into this program is possible through the following ‘Cognate’ qualifications: Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, and Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction with 5 years’ experience. AQF Level 7 ‘Cognate’ entry into the program is possible through the following ‘Cognate’ qualifications: Bachelor Degree with 5 years’ experience, Bachelor Degree with NO experience AQF Level 8 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry into this program is possible through following ‘Non-Cognate’ qualifications: Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate with 5 years’ experience Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate with NO experience AQF Level 7 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry into the program is possible through the following ‘Non-Cognate’ qualifications: Bachelor Degree with 5 years’ experience Bachelor Degree with NO experience ‘Cognate’for the purposes of admission are considered to be in the following areas: Social services/Humanitarian Medial/Nursing Land Economics / Real Estate / Property / Valuation Architecture / Building / Construction Management Surveying / Quantity Surveying Engineering in Civil / Structural / Mechanical / Electrical/Computer Natural Environment Town Planning / Urban Planning Commerce / Economics / Finance Business / Marketing / Technology Management/Government Administration Emergency management services (fire, ambulance, security, civil-military etc.) Law AQF ‘Non-Cognate’ areas are those that fall outside the above list. Relevant work experience will be assessed from the information provided below: Applicant statement outlining the relevant work experience that applies to the program learning outcomes of the program. Applicants must demonstrate experience against all learning outcomes. Evidence of employment and experience including start and end dates from employer(s): Offer of employment letter; Certificate of experience/employment Detailed resume/CV setting out work experience Interview (where necessary) Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Advanced Information Technology

University of Newcastle
Campus Full time 2 years

the Master of Advanced Information Technology degree will advance your development and expand your skills and knowledge in the IT areas. Postgraduate coursework in Information Technology is undertaken in an integrated program comprising... [+]

Master of Advanced Information Technology

This program is only available to students who have already commenced their studies. New students should refer to the new postgraduate Information Technology programs for further information.

Postgraduate coursework in Information Technology is undertaken in an integrated program comprising Graduate Certificate, Master of Information Technology and Master of Advanced Information Technology. The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology is designed to provide graduates with the opportunity to develop and expand their skills and knowledge in the most technically advanced IT areas. The program provides graduates with training and experience (according to personal development needs) by developing expertise in the fast moving areas of: e-Business, Information Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Multimedia, Computer Engineering and Telecommunications. Graduates of this program will also be able to identify and analyse simple problems and perform in a professional and ethical manner.... [-]


Master of Information Technolgy

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus or Online Full time Part time

The Master of Information Technology is designed to develop and expand existing skills and knowledge in the technical aspects of IT. With hands on practical work in purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities, this is a chance to test yourself on real world technology projects, exploring and developing multiple skills in a range of IT fundamentals. [+]

With abundant employment opportunities in the field of information technology and the growing integration of IT with other disciplines, the Master of Information Technology at the University of Newcastle offers exciting and diverse career opportunities and challenges. This degree covers both the IT and business fields to meet the professional needs of industry. Differential level of entry is available based on the previous experience of individual students. As well as providing foundation IT skills for entrants with limited IT experience, the program provides opportunities for experienced IT professionals to enhance and apply their skills within emerging technology driven growth areas including: IT (Design, Cloud Computing, Games Design Project Management and Business Intelligence); Communications (Digital Video, eCultures, Narrative and Interactive Design) and Business (Marketing, Globalisation, Entrepeneurship and Innovation, the Digital Economy and Business Analysis). The Master of Information Technology at Newcastle also provides opportunities for students to study research methods and develop advanced research and analytical skills that are essential to organisations adopting new technologies or processes. With the flexibility to select courses which appeal to your area of speciality, the program can be completed in one and a half years full time. Of course for those who prefer part-time and on-line learning options are also available. Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Information Technology at a time that suits you. Is it for you? The Master of Information Technology has been designed to provide a foundation in IT, expand your skills and knowledge in emerging and advanced IT areas and provide a foundation for research skills. The program, featuring differential levels of entry and courses from a wide range of areas is easily tailorable to meet the specific needs of individual students. Are you are a graduate from an IT related course looking to upgrade your skills, currently working in the IT industry but have no formal qualifications, or even if your qualifications are in a different discipline and you would like pursue a career in information technology (IT)? If any of these descriptions sounds like you, then the Master of Information Technology at the University of Newcastle program could be for you. With the program delivered online or on campus in the University’s state-of-the-art facilities, you will be provided the opportunity to apply your knowledge and new-found skills practically. This experience will have you walking away with advanced technical skills and knowledge that will help to leverage your career in its desired direction. Career Pathways With the flexibility to tailor your Master of Information Technology to best suit your career development needs, you will be able to hit the ground running with your newly attained specialist expertise. Upon graduation, you will be capable of approaching complex problems with a level head, able to manage IT projects effectively and professionally, and have the technical expertise required to take on positions in electronic commerce, information systems, games development, technology management, health informatics or business systems. Your career opportunities are quite diverse with possible career paths as a: Business Analyst Database Analyst Project Manager System Manager Systems Analyst Web Developer Specialisations The Master of Information Technology will have you study Internet communications, strategic business systems, database management, systems analysis and information systems implementation. This program has been developed to offer a solid foundation in a breadth of traditional IT technical areas and, depending on your career goals, specialist training in emerging areas of IT and the integrated disciplines of Business and Communication. Depending on your career goals, you can tailor your qualification by selecting seven of the following courses: 3D Modelling Animation and Rendering Big Data Business Intelligence for the Enterprise Computer Games Design Computer Games Production Database Management 2 Digital Marketing Digital Video Distribution Computing Technologies eCulture and Audiences Entrepreneurship and Innovation Foundations of Business Analysis Globalisation Marketing Management and Planning Narrative and Interactive Design The Digital Economy Usability and Interaction Design To round out your study, you will also select from a range of professional studies, such as engineering project management and project planning and management. Admission Requirements Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a different discipline area (also called non-cognate discipline) to Information Technology are eligible to undertake the 160 unit program which can be completed in 2 years full time or 4 years part time. Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a non-cognate discipline who also hold a minimum of two years demonstrable Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) in an area related to Information Technology (also called cognate discipline) will study between 120 and 160 units. These students must apply to the Program Convenor or Head of School for advanced standing in the Masters, in recognition of relevant RPL. These applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in an Information Technology discipline (or cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time. Students with a four year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in a non-cognate discipline or a combination of a three year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) also in a non-cognate discipline are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time. Students with a four year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in an Information Technology discipline (cognate discipline) or a combination of a three year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline and a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in an Information Technology discipline (cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake the 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time. Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Aviation Management

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time

The Master of Aviation Management is a unique program that can be adapted to accommodate your specific areas of interest. This degree will give you a distinctive insight into contemporary issues in aviation by combining human factors and management skills for application to the demands of management in the aviation industry. This applied program will provide you with industry-relevant skills and knowledge that can open up further management career options within the aeronautical industry. [+]

In response to an identified need in the aviation industry the University of Newcastle has developed the Master of Aviation Management. Offered online, the program combines study of aviation human factors and management, and can be adapted to accommodate your specific areas of interest. The program is designed to develop your knowledge, skill and ability to adapt to the changing management practices within the aviation industry. Applicants are encouraged from all areas of the industry, especially if you currently work in flight crew, cabin crew, maintenance crew, ground crew, administration, military and government authorities. The competitive international aviation industry requires highly qualified aviation managers. The Master of Aviation Management will provide you with industry-relevant skills and knowledge that can open up further management career opportunities within the aeronautical industry, whether that be to transition between specialties or moving between commercial aviation organisations. Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Aviation Management at a time that suits you. Is it for you? Are you already working in the aviation industry and are interested in advancing your management skills to step into more challenging positions? The Master of Aviation Management offers an advanced program combining courses from the Master of Business Administration (MBA) with specialised aviation courses. This combination allows you to deepen and broaden your experience in aviation while you achieve an advanced postgraduate qualification. Throughout the Master of Aviation you will be provided with highly relevant knowledge and you will walk away with a qualification that can take your career to new heights. It will enable you to easily transition between specialities or to shift from one commercial aviation organisation to another. With your Master of Aviation Management you will acquire complimentary skills in business management and aviation to enhance or diversify your career opportunities in the aviation industry. Career Pathways The Master of Aviation Management at the University of Newcastle is an industry relevant program, designed to further your career in the aviation industry, with the potential to take on more senior management roles. As a graduate you can take your newly acquired skills and knowledge and transition from aviation operations or engineering into management, transfer your management experience to the aviation sector or redirect your existing degree into operational or strategic managerial positions. Further to this, you'll find this qualification eases the transition between specialties, for example in moving from the military to government or consultation activities, or moving between commercial aviation organisations. Specialisations The aviation industry requires expertly training aviation professionals with exceptional management and leadership skills. The University of Newcastle’s Master of Aviation Management offers a program which combines courses from the Master of Business Administration and aviation studies delivered via GradSchool’s flexible online learning platform. These management skills will prepare you with a distinctive insight into the contemporary issues in aviation and the critical thinking and analytical skills to approach these issues effectively. You will be required to study human factors in aviation systems where you will obtain an advanced understanding of: basic human factors principles effects of stress and fatigue implications of automation for human performance implications for aviation management. You will also study crew resource management where you will: be provided with the theoretical knowledge base to facilitate design and evaluation of crew resource management programs explore the scientific research in key concept areas, including communication, leadership, decision making and group situational awareness discover issues in crew resource management program development, implementation, evaluation and regulation. Further to this you will study four other aviation courses and six selected from lists of prescribed MBA courses. Depending on your preference, you can complete the Master of Aviation Management over three trimesters of full-time study or longer if preferred. Admission Requirements Students with an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a different discipline area to Aviation (also called a non-cognate area) who also have a minimum of two years demonstrable RPL in the aeronautical industry will study the 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time study. Students with an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in an Aviation discipline (also called a cognate area) who also have a minimum of one year demonstrable RPL in the aeronautical industry will study the 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time study. Students with an AQF Level 8 Bachelor degree in a different discipline area to Aviation who also have a minimum of one year demonstrable RPL in the aeronautical industry will study the 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time study. Students with an AQF Level 8 Bachelor degree in an Aviation discipline, or a combination of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a non-cognate area and a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in an Aviation discipline will study the 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time study. Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Certificate in Aviation Management (Program Code 11234 or Program Code 12377) at the University of Newcastle will receive 40 units of credit upon admission to the Master degree program and study a further 80 units which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time study. Students must apply to the Program Convenor for recognition of relevant RPL. RPL applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Information Technology

University of Newcastle
Campus or Online Full time 1 year

The Master of Information Technology is designed to provide you, with the opportunity to develop and expand your skills and knowledge in the most technically advanced IT areas. [+]

Your future

The Master of IT program will provide you with training and experience tailored to your personal development needs, allowing you to develop specialist expertise in the fast moving areas of IT. You’ll leave able to identify and analyse complex problems, manage IT projects and perform in a professional and ethical manner. Collaborating with a diverse range of fellow students, there are endless opportunities for global career networking.

As a graduate of this program, you will be highly capable of working as a:

Software engineer Network engineer Web designer Systems analyst Programmer Database analyst Project manager System manager ... [-]

Master of Engineering Management

University of Newcastle
Campus Full time 1 year

The Master of Engineering Management program recognises this fact and equips engineers with the managerial component that is needed in this global transition, enhancing your engineering knowledge and specialisation at the same time. [+]

Your Future

The role of an engineer has developed over the years, moving from a "nuts and bolts" approach, to a position that requires various managerial skills. As a key component of the job, you will manage people, projects, technology and finance.

The Master of Engineering Management program recognises this fact and equips engineers with the managerial component that is needed in this global transition, enhancing your engineering knowledge and specialisation at the same time. This program is relevant to all engineering sections of industry and is of utmost importance to those who plan to work at a managerial level.

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Master of Engineering Science

University of Newcastle
Campus Full time 1 year

The Master of Engineering Science Degree is a postgraduate coursework program suitable for science and engineering graduates. Students have the opportunity to create the kind of Masters program that best meets their requirements through the choice of the specialisations. [+]

The Master of Engineering Science Degree is a postgraduate coursework program suitable for science and engineering graduates. Students have the opportunity to create the kind of Masters program that best meets their requirements through the choice of the specialisations. These specialisations fall into three categories, covering Technical Courses, Management and an Engineering Project (which may be conducted in the work place or on campus). Technical courses are offered in the areas of Mineral Processing and Energy. Students who have completed a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science or a Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Commercialisation (and meet the MEngSc entry requirements) are required to complete another specialisation to be awarded the Master of Engineering Science. Please note: Students are unable to combine Mineral Processing with the Energy specialisation.... [-]


MSc Information Technology Management

University of Sunderland
Campus Full time 60 weeks October 2017 United Kingdom Sunderland

Our Masters course is a direct response to the rising demand for well-trained ICT managers, which is forecast to grow by 2% a year between 2011 and 2020 according to e- [+]

Our Masters course is a direct response to the rising demand for well-trained ICT managers, which is forecast to grow by 2% a year between 2011 and 2020 according to e-skills UK. Management skills are taught through modules such as ‘Managing People and Project Leadership’, ‘Project Management and Control’ and ‘Project Risk and Quality Management’. The IT modules provide you with knowledge of e-business models and practical skills for managing the development and implementation of IT systems. Topics of study include ‘Intelligent Systems for Management’ and ‘Decision Support for Management’. Your Masters project will bring together the IT and management strands. You will undertake a real-world project, delivering against agreed objectives. The project is an opportunity to take the lead in a systematic approach to IT systems development. It will be an excellent demonstration of your skills and it will be valuable in persuading employers to offer you a job in the future. Sunderland is among the UK’s top ten universities in terms of ‘spend per student’ for IT, according to The Guardian University Guide 2013. Employment & careers The number of ICT managers in the UK is forecast to grow from 285,000 in 2011 to 337,000 by 2020, according to e-skills UK. This growth will underpin continuing demand for graduates from our Masters course. This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge for employment in any organisation with an IT department. The top sectors that employ IT professionals are: - Computer & related - Financial - Telecommunications - Construction - Education - Health and social work - Potential roles include: - Project leader - Departmental manager - Consultant - Freelancer Salaries in information technology management range up to around £55,000 per year at senior levels, with potential for higher salaries depending on the situation. A Masters degree will also enhance career opportunities within Higher Education and prepare you for further postgraduate studies. [-]

MSc Engineering Management

University of Sunderland
Campus Full time 60 weeks April 2017 United Kingdom Sunderland

This Masters-level course equips you to be the type of person who can lead a technical team to deliver on time and on budget. You will build on your technical background while adding [+]

Masters in Engineering & Technology in Tyne and Wear in United Kingdom. This Masters-level course equips you to be the type of person who can lead a technical team to deliver on time and on budget. You will build on your technical background while adding business and management skills. These skills include project control, supply chain management, risk management and quality optimisation. Our supportive tutors also help you develop the ‘soft’ skills of working with others and leading projects. For example, you will gain expertise in negotiation and collaboration, effective communication, handling conflict and politics, and managing change. Modules include ‘Engineering Operations Management’, ‘Project Risk and Quality Management’ and ‘Decision Support for Management’. Your Masters project will involve a real-world project that is supported by a sponsor. It will include both a research and a practical element, and it is an opportunity to impress not only your academic assessors but also potential employers. Sunderland has long-standing expertise in engineering management and strong links with employers. We host the Institute for Automotive & Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP), which provides problem-solving solutions to manufacturers of all capabilities. We are a leading research group in automotive, manufacturing and maintenance engineering. This research informs our teaching and facilitates your own research as part of your Masters project. [-]

MSc Telecommunications Engineering

University of Sunderland
Campus Full time 60 weeks October 2017 United Kingdom Sunderland

Are you looking to build a career in a specialised niche in the technology sector? This Masters extends your knowledge of IT networks and provides hands-on training in telephony [+]

Are you looking to build a career in a specialised niche in the technology sector? This Masters extends your knowledge of IT networks and provides hands-on training in telephony and high-speed data services. This will equip you for well-paid roles as a specialist telecommunications engineer, as well as for more general roles in developing network systems. Modern telecommunication services rely heavily on network technology and, consistent with this, there is a high level of overlap between this course and Network Systems MSc. However this course is distinctive because it includes a module on ‘Digital Telephony’. In addition, your Masters project will be on a topic that is specifically related to telecommunications. An important benefit of choosing Sunderland is the quality of our equipment. For example, we have invested heavily in CISCO equipment. Sunderland is in the top 10 universities in the UK for ‘spend per student’ for computer sciences, according to The Guardian University Guide 2013. Our academic team includes Cisco Certified Academy Instructors and we make sure that the course is continually aligned with the real-world needs of employers. The research aspects of the course are supported by Sunderland’s on-going research programme. The specialisms of our Digital Innovation Research Beacon include intelligent systems, internet technologies, information retrieval and interaction design. Employment & careers On completing this course you will be equipped as a skilled professional with up-to-date knowledge in mobile communication technologies, computer networking and voice and data solutions. Potential roles include: - Telecommunications engineer - Administrator of convergent voice and data networks - Network planner - Network manager - System designer Senior telecommunications network engineers can earn around £46,000. Experienced engineers can earn more than £60,000. A Masters degree will also enhance opportunities in academic roles or further study towards a PhD. [-]