This two-year MSc is aimed at candidates with little or no IT experience who want to pursue a career in the IT industry. The skills developed in this programme include the core software development tools and techniques as well as a solid grounding in research and its application in a specific ICT (information and communications technology) domain.
The first year follows the normal academic cycle of lectures and laboratory sessions/tutorials, and provides students with a thorough foundation in IT skills. Time will also be spent on developing research interests/skills to prepare for their second year, during which students will conduct a research project and submit a thesis on their findings.
First year subjects include Databases; Software Engineering; Programming in Java; Object-Oriented Design; Internet Programming; Computer Architecture and Operating Systems; Computer Networks; Algorithms and Logical Methods; Research Methods.