Got a love for computing and technology? Hoping to build on the skills you learnt during your undergraduate studies? This essential applied computing masters is well suited to students from a business IT or computing background, helping you to build on existing skills and develop an advanced understanding.
Solent University’s applied computing masters programme places a unique emphasis on graduate employability, focusing on developing the specific skills that industry employers are seeking.
One of the ways that the course team ensure the curriculum is achieving this goal is through regular consultations with an industry liaison panel. This panel advises the course team on the latest industry developments and the course content is changed accordingly.
These strong links with industry have provided previous School of Media Arts and Technology students with access to a range of work experience opportunities, case studies and guest lectures.
Computing students at Solent have the opportunity to use industry standard facilities throughout their studies. Our EC Council certified security and networking labs feature a wide variety of equipment from Cisco (including Cisco Packet Tracer), Fluke and HP, as well as high-fidelity simulation systems like the market-leading Opnet. Students also have free access to our devices lab, where they can test their web design projects on a variety of different computing devices.
Students are supported to develop a range of transferable skills throughout the course. These include project management, problem solving and analytical skills that empower students to work in a range of different industries after graduation. Students will also develop high-level academic skills, perfect for those who are hoping to pursue a PhD.
Students study a curriculum developed with input from an industry liaison panel, ensuring that the course content is up to date and meets the needs of employers.
What does this course lead to?
Optional units provide students with the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of computing and business IT – laying the groundwork for a successful career in management, strategic planning or system development.
Who is this course for?
This master’s course is well-suited to those with a computing or business IT background, and who have either an undergraduate degree or extensive industrial experience in the area. The option choices within the course are ideal for those who wish to focus on a particular niche within computing.
During your studies you will learn to build information systems using a variety of professional-grade software packages. You will also have access to our state-of-the-art IT laboratories; depending on your choice of options you may have access to our specialised network security laboratory or usability lab with eye-tracking facilities.
You’ll have access to our devices lab, a special test area integrated with our existing software development spaces. The devices lab consists of a range of the latest mobile devices mounted on flexible tethers, allowing you to test your websites and apps on real equipment.
This curriculum covers a range of relevant computing disciplines including business IT, software development, security, web design, computer networking, big data analytics, user experience and mobile technologies.
Suitable roles for graduates include:
Senior database analyst
Senior user experience analyst
Network deployment specialist.
Course content is developed with input from an industrial liaison panel, making sure that your studies include the latest technology and working practice from industry experts.
You’ll also have the chance to work directly with real-world companies on live briefs, events and projects, while regular BCS meetings hosted at the University are your chance to build professional connections and secure valuable work experience opportunities.