This four-year Master of Computing (MComp) course in Information Communication Technology is the highest award for undergraduate study in computing and is designed for more able students. Combining our BSc (Hons) Information Communication Technology degree with Masters-level material, it allows you to further distinguish yourself with an advanced set of professional and technical skills. This ICT course also removes the need to source further funding to study a Masters-level qualification.
This practical MComp Information Communication Technology course covers the development and use of ICT systems in business and industry, and focuses on core business technologies in a constantly evolving global environment.
You also have the chance to gain a vendor qualification (additional cost applies), as a substantial part of the Cisco curriculum (CCNA) is covered as part of this ICT course. Achieving a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification is the first step in helping you prepare for a career in networking and focuses on network infrastructure, mainly routing and switching, but also includes wireless access, security and connectivity.
While we concentrate on developing the skills you need to understand an organisation’s information and technical needs, you will also gain elements of web development, computer programming, GIS, and gain additional skills for a career in technical and end-user support, or application development.
Year One: MComp ICT degree
- Computer Systems and Network Technologies
- Graphical User Interface Programming
- Designing and Implementing Interactive Systems
- Professionalism and Employability
- Information Engineering
- Mathematics and Statistics for Computing
Year Two: MComp ICT degree
- Operating System Theory and Implementation
- Project Management and Professional Practice
- Web Content Management Technologies
- Database Development
- IT Service Management and PPE
- Applied Computer Networking
- Supervised Work Experience (Computing) – Optional
- Study Overseas (Computing)- Optional
Year Three: MComp ICT degree
- Individual Project
- Strategic IS Management
- Advanced Databases and Modelling
- GIS and the Spatial Web
- Advanced ITSM
- Advanced Applied Computer Networking
- The Computing Professional in Practice
Year Four: MComp ICT degree
- Major Team Project
- Distributed Computing
- Software Development
- Independent Study – Optional
- Big Data and Analytics
- Network Security
- Strategic IS Governance – Optional
You will have around 16 hours of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions every week. You also need to spend four hours per week, per module on your coursework, general reading and other preparation.
Types of assessment include examinations, coursework and exercises based on real-life problems.