M.Sc. Information Communication Technology
M.Sc. Information Communication Technology

OVERVIEW

This course is for graduates whose first degree is in a non-computing discipline. The principal areas of focus are programming, networking, hardware and analysis. Your skills in these areas will be developed to a level sufficient for you to apply them in a professional environment.

You may already be employed within an IT environment and would like to gain some formal qualifications to enhance your position.

Whatever your current situation, this course will give you a depth of understanding that will enable you to evaluate alternative solutions to a range of computing challenges. It's about equipping you with a set of skills that are likely to prove attractive to potential employers in a range of sectors.

Additional course information

This course will to enable you to:

  • Gain an in depth knowledge and understanding of the Information Technology subject area.
  • Apply your knowledge in both routine and complex situations in a wide area of the subject domain.
  • Implement software, technology and systems in a competent, safe and ethical manner.
  • Recognise the professional moral and ethical standards of the computing profession and act within such boundaries.
  • Work independently and in a team, both as a team member and a team leader.
  • Understand, critically appraise and contribute to research in the Information Technology domain.
  • Gain an awareness of the need for continuing professional development both for yourself and when mentoring others.

Principally this course will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills in programming, networking, hardware and analysis that are needed in the computer industry.

It will also enable you to evaluate alternative solutions to computing systems problems and to make choices between such solutions. You will be able to assess the work of others, based on mastery of the fundamental principles of the subject.

Many staff involved in computing/IT may not have directly relevant education. Our course provides the opportunity to understand the fundamentals of the subject and its application to today's practice thereby providing more efficient service to their employer. With the breadth of the degree will come greater insight into the potential application of IT within their work place and the ability to more effectively apply new technologies being considered for implementation.

As well as covering programming and software engineering skills, this course offers study in some depth of the following key areas: computer architecture; networks and servers; systems analysis and database design; object-oriented design and programming.

In all of these areas the aim is to equip you with a deep understanding rather than with superficial skills. The intention is that you will have studied the key topics in sufficient depth for your knowledge and understanding gained to be immediately useful in employment, without the need for significant further training.

Trimester 1

  •  IT Infrastructure
  •  Research Methods
  •  Secure Systems

Trimester 2

  •  Software Implementation
  •  Computer Systems and Servers

Trimester 3

  •  Developing Web Applications
  •  Postgraduate Project

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

An honours degree in a Computing/IT OR a non-computer science related discipline with relevant IT work experience.

Mature Entry: 3 years relevant professional work experience.

STUDY &
CAMPUS OPTIONS

STUDY OPTIONS

Full Time

Evenings Only

CAMPUS OPTIONS

North Campus

South Campus

CAREER
OPTIONS

Associated careers

Study on this course provides foundation for a variety of IT-related career roles, including software project management, software engineering, systems analysis and design, database administration, network management and technical support.

Get In Touch

    •  North Campus
    • 1(868) 663-6681
  •  South Campus
  • 1(868) 653-1064
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