MSc Advanced Computer Science - 2014
|Programme Title||Advanced 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
- Allow students to broaden their knowledge of leading edge areas of computing through the choice of options from a range of taught modules.
- Allow students to deepen their knowledge of selected areas of Computing by individual project work supervised by research-active members of staff and to develop appropriate research skills.
- Provide a solid foundation for all graduates to pursue a career in the software industry [only for those completing the research-oriented MSc project:] with a particular focus on a research and development, or the pursuit of further studies (e.g. a PhD).
Programme Outcomes and Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategies
Knowledge and Understanding
- The ideas and concepts underlying a selected set of advanced topics in Computing.
- Appropriate techniques for analysing and building computer-based systems related to these advanced topics.
Skills & Other Attributes
- The ability to carry out project work with limited supervision in some field of Computing appropriate to the selected topics [only for those completing the research-oriented MSc project:] where the project involves original research and development.
- The ability to use appropriate methods for literature searching and information retrieval. Lectures and project work
- Presentation skills, both written and verbal, with particular application to research related topics.
- The ability to apply a variety of research methods in advanced problem-solving.
- 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.