MSc Computer Science - 2014
|Programme Title||Computer Science|
|School/Department||School of Computer Science|
|Length of Programme||1 years|
|Awarding Institution||The University of Birmingham|
|QAA Benchmarking Groups||Computing|
Educational Aims Of Programme
- A solid foundation for a career or further study in computing/IT.
- Coverage of the core areas of computer science.
- A solid grounding in the theoretical underpinnings of contemporary developments in computer science.
- A solid grounding in practical software development skills.
- A choice of options to reflect the student's interests and first degree.
Programme Outcomes and Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategies
Knowledge and Understanding
- The essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to Computing and computer applications as appropriate to the topics covered in the programme.
- Appropriate theory, practices and tools for the specification, design, implementation and evaluation of computer-based systems.
Skills & Other Attributes
- The ability to apply the knowledge and understanding noted above to the analysis of a given information handling problem.
- The ability to specify, design and construct computer-based systems, using appropriate tools, and to document all stages of this process.
- The ability to evaluate computer-based systems in relation to a given information handling problem.
- An understanding of commercial software engineering and a responsible, ethical and open-minded attitude to their work.
- The ability to work independently on a substantial software project and as an effective team member.
- The ability to use and apply general IT facilities, including those required for effective information-retrieval.
- Numeracy, in both understanding and presenting cases involving quantitative or similar formal, symbolic dimensions.
- Management of learning and development, including time management, organizational skills, and the ability to pursue independently further development of their IT education.
- The Learning & Teaching and Assessment Methods above are not intended to be exclusive, but to indicate the main methods in use. Module Descriptions contain more detail.