School of Computer Science

MSc Internet Software Systems - 2010

Final Award MSc
Interim Award PGCert/PGDip
Programme TitleInternet Software Systems
School/DepartmentSchool of Computer Science
Banner Code5742
Length of Programme1 years
Total Credits180
UCAS CodeNone
Awarding InstitutionThe University of Birmingham
QAA Benchmarking GroupsComputing

Educational Aims Of Programme

  • Allow students to obtain knowledge and expertise for building software systems that operate on the Internet.
  • Provide exposure to and experience with technologies and standards for building such software.
  • Provide a solid foundation for graduates to pursue a research and development oriented career in industry or to pursue further studies (e.g. towards a PhD).

Programme Outcomes and Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategies

Knowledge and Understanding

  • The essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to software systems operating on the Internet.
  • Appropriate theory, practices and tools for the design, implementation and evaluation of Internet-based software systems.

Skills & Other Attributes

  • The ability to specify, design and construct Internet-based software systems, using appropriate tools, and to document all stages of this process.
  • The ability to evaluate Internet-based software systems in relation to a given information handling problem.

Transferable Skills


  • It is not intended to admit students to PGCert and PGDip programmes, although these qualifications will be available to students who have met the minimum requirements given in University Regulations.