Applied Computing MSc

Postgraduate Certificate / Master's Degree

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€ 499

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ABOUT

Make the transition to a career in computer science. Explore the fundamentals of computer science as well as the basic architecture of a modern-day computer system. Undertake a placement and put your new skills into practice.

Overview

Do you want to work in the IT sector, but don’t have the formal qualifications to make the transition? This conversion course is designed for those whose first degree is not related to computing, but who now want to move into the industry. It is designed to fit the current needs of employers with topics that include software development, networks, database systems and web development. You’ll explore the fundamentals of computer science as well as the basic architecture of a modern-day computer system. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a placement (subject to availability) and put your skills into practice, enhancing your employability. You can find your own placements or develop professional practice projects, working in our Digital Incubator or research-based projects with one of our academic research teams.

Learning alongside other graduates in non-computing disciplines, you’ll rapidly extend your knowledge and experience of fundamental computing concepts which are applicable to your future career.

By the end of the course, you’ll have an expert understanding of the processes and knowledge that are needed to design, implement and support an IT system. You’ll also be able to make a significant contribution to IT research activities as well as to team-based IT projects.

This highly practical course means you’ll have the opportunity to experience the latest technologies and tools used in industry, giving you the confidence to be productive and effective when you go out into the workplace.

Why us?

  • This conversion course allows you to change the direction of your career, enabling you to gain a qualification in a new area
  • The course includes practical experience throughout, enabling you to transfer your new skills to industry
  • Sunderland was named Smart City of the Year 2020 (Digital Leaders UK). Boasting the second-fastest growth in digital turnover outside of London, Sunderland is the ideal city to study computing and set up a business
  • The course is 100% coursework-based with no exams
  • There is a strong employability focus with strong links with companies in the region, and our modules are created in collaboration with employers so you graduate with the key skills and knowledge to make an immediate impact in your career

Course structure

We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, group work, research, discussion groups, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory sessions. Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters requires a higher level of independent working.

Assessment is 100% coursework-based with no exams. Methods include individual written reports and research papers, practical assignments and the Masters project.

The placement element of the course will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence gathered during your work, regular logs of your progress, progress reviews and a final presentation or video.

Modules on this course include:

  • Foundations of Computer Science (30 credits)

Study the formal methods of logic, deduction and reasoning which provide the foundations on which the field of computer science was built. Starting with the birth of counting systems in the pre-Christian era and transitioning through to the present day, explore several key themes including number theory, algorithms, Boolean algebra, logic, state machines, sets, functions, graphs and trees. Explore current research themes, including an understanding of social, ethical and legal issues in computing and develop your research skills for critical understanding and writing.

  • Software Development (30 credits)

Gain significant skills in building complex object oriented software artefacts while using a range of software engineering methodologies. Define common programming paradigms and the role that software plays in a computer system. Use an industry standard language and development environment (C#, python). Understand how to design, build and develop computer software. Examine a range of appropriate conceptual design tools in order to effectively specify, visualise and document your software.

  • Computer Architectures and Networks (30 credits)

Examine the basic architectures of a modern day computer system. Study the various functions and operations of all the key principle hardware and software elements as well as looking at the many different types of computer systems available. Get inside real computers and see how the various components and subsystems operate. Examine the fundamentals and concepts behind computer communications including networking hardware (routers, switches, servers, firewall devices, network physical and logical addressing, network topologies, network structured design, configuration and troubleshooting, protocols, local and wide area network technologies. Learn the fundamentals of securing networks.

  • Database and Web Information Systems Development (30 credits)

Learn basic web design principals and emerging trends in web development. Use a variety of web mark-up languages to create pages containing formatted text, hyperlinks, images, lists and tables. Study web page design and the use of CSS to control type and layout of pages. Explore the use of multimedia to add animation, video and sound. Design and develop both traditional and web-based information systems using relational and advanced database technology. Cover fundamental topics of databases including data models, database selection, database design, security, integrity, transaction management, database performance, client-server and web-based database architectures, and advanced database topics such as database security, Big Data systems, data warehousing, NoSQL systems.

Year 2

Modules include:

  • Computing Masters Placement (60 credits)

Tackle real-world problems within an organisation. Develop an enterprising solution to a problem, either of your own devising or to answer a business need through the Digital Incubator. Alternatively, work on a research project with an academic colleague.

  • Computing Masters Project (60 credits)

Develop a practical deliverable and investigate an area of academic research through the support of a sponsor for example: an IT strategy; an investigative study; a technically challenging artefact (e.g. a feasibility study, design, implementation, re-engineered solution); or undertake a theoretical review based on a novel research question (provided by a research active member of staff). Underpin the project with a literature review that is a conceptual framework of your study – a systematic synthesis of concepts, assumptions, expectations, beliefs, and theories that supports and informs your research.

Facilities

Sunderland’s outstanding IT facilities include the David Goldman Technology Centre, which has hundreds of computers so it’s easy to find a free workstation with the software you need.

We are also an accredited Cisco Academy and have two laboratories packed with Cisco networking equipment.

 

Career ready

This course features relevant work experience that will enhance your skills, build up a valuable network of contacts and boost your employability.

Career options

On completing this course you will be equipped as a skilled professional with essential up-to-date knowledge in computer networking and mobile communication technologies. You will also have advanced knowledge of systems development, including web-based and database systems development.

Our graduates have gone on to work in roles such as PHP Web Developer, Solutions Developer and JavaScript Developer, while others have continued their studies and undertaken PhDs and other research degrees.

Potential employment includes roles in:

  • Internet and systems development
  • Database administration and development
  • User systems analysis and support
  • Technical computing knowledge management
  • Technical support
  • Consultancy
  • Research and education

Professional practice placement

This course provides you with the opportunity to undertake professional practice by either undertaking a placement in an industry organisation (subject to availability) or undertaking professional or relevant, research-based practice work.

The placement will allow you to develop your research, knowledge and technical skills, and will improve your interpersonal, team working and project management skills, boosting your academic performance and future employability prospects.

We cannot guarantee external placements for all students but will support you in securing these and will offer professional or research-based practice projects if an industrial placement is not possible.

 

Entry requirements

This course is for applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree in a discipline related to computing. We usually require at least a 2:2 honours degree in any discipline. We will also consider applicants with other backgrounds and experience. We expect you to have basic IT skills.

 

If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. After 6 April 2015, you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website.

Pearson Test of English Academic

You need an overall score of 59 with no less than 59 in each skill.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

You need grade C or above.

Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE)

You need grade C or above.

 

 

Deadlines

26 January 2022 – UCAS deadline

Applications for all UCAS Undergraduate courses, except those with a 15 October deadline, should arrive at UCAS by 6pm on 26 January 2022. This is the ‘equal consideration’ deadline, which means course providers must consider all applications received by this time equally. 

25 February 2022 – UCAS Extra opens

If you’ve used all five choices, and you’re not holding any offers, you can add another choice using Extra.

19 May 2022 – University decision deadline

If you applied by 26 January and you’re still awaiting a decision from one of your choices, we have until today to decide whether we’re making you an offer. Any choices that are still outstanding after this will be made unsuccessful.

9 June 2022 – Deadline to reply to offers

If you receive all your university decisions by 19 May, you must reply to any offers by today (except if you are using Extra to find a place), otherwise they’ll be declined.

30 June 2022 – Final day to make an application to five universities

You can still apply with up to five choices until 6pm today. After this, your application will automatically be entered into Clearing. 

4 July 2022 – Final day to apply for a course in Extra 

This is the last day to add an Extra option to your 2022 application. If you don’t hold any offers after this, you will be able to add an additional choice using Clearing. 

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Expenses (GBP)

Tuition (per year)

16000

GBP

Application Fee

0

GBP

Program expenses

University & General Expenses

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Level of Education
Min GPA (max=100)

60

IELTS
6.00

accommodation

The university offers three different student residential buildings, all of which are within walking distance from the university campuses. All students that are residing in these buildings can take advantage of the free transport that the university offers. What is more, all the dorms are equipped with facilities like fridge, Shower, toilet facilities, Wi-Fi, bed Wardrobe, Washbasin and mirror, as well as car parking and bicycle storage.
The first student residence of the university is called Scotia Quay that costs up to £95.50 per week. Each room is suitable for up to 5 students. the second one is named Panns Bank costs about £77.79 a week and is also suitable for families of four. Lastly, Clanny House also costs around £77.79 per week and is suitable for couples as well as single students.

After Graduation

All the students have the opportunity to seek help from The Careers and Employability Service, a team dedicated to helping students find proper and suitable employment either during or after their education.
Students are encouraged to take on part-time vocational roles in order to gain perspective on the reality of the labor market and also earn extra cash. As a matter of fact, the university helps and guides them during this process. It helps students find part-time jobs that do not impact their studies or temporary jobs that can be done during vacations and breaks. Students also have the chance to take part in paid or unpaid internships and job placements that are related to their field of study.
The Careers and Employability Service also helps students with finding employment after graduation. They help students with the resumes, CVs, job applications and job interviews.

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Applied Computing MSc

Science

Postgraduate Certificate / Master's Degree

The University of Sunderland in England

United Kingdom

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Tuition
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Application Fee

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0

Deadline
Minimum Level of Education
Min GPA (max=100)

60