Master of Computer Science Incl Professional Experience
From driving cancer research forward to accurately predicting the weather, Computer Scientists are powering progress. In fact everything from social care to cybersecurity or even space travel, relies on the talents of Computer Science graduates. We would say the sky is the limit, but we’re already well beyond that!
A degree in Computer Science teaches you to approach technical problems creatively. It also gives you the information and understanding to find ground-breaking solutions to the world’s emerging problems. The course will also equip you with the practical skills to approach the specification, design, construction and use of computer systems.
In an ever changing technological climate, the Computer Science degree programme is constantly evolving to anticipate emerging digital breakthroughs. You will cover topics like machine learning, augmented reality and data analytics, but also receive a grounding in skills like hardware architecture, software engineering and simulation & modelling too.
Employer experience is paramount in this this course, from day one you will learn from prospective employers about ‘real world’ challenges. Industry placements, company sponsored hackathons and project based learning form a core part of the curriculum and vastly improve our graduate employability rates.
|Introduction||These degrees aim to teach the fundamental principles of Computer Science, together with the necessary skills, tools and techniques to enable our graduates to embark on careers as professional software engineers, or to become suitably qualified to undertake research in Computer Science. As with all of our courses, industrial engagement forms an integral part, balancing academic theory with practical learning.|
Single Honours BEng/BSc students spend a year on a paid, full-time placement - the School has links with over 500 local, national and international employers, eg BT, Liberty IT, Asidua, Kainos (Belfast), IBM (England), Microsoft, Sun Microsystems (Dublin), Fujitsu (Japan) and Siemens (Germany), and students are assisted in obtaining placements.
The programme contains the following themes which may change due to the nature of the IT Industry and keeping up with industrial trends:
|Year 1||• Programming|
• Computer Architecture, Networks and
• Introductory Software Engineering
• Rigorous Problem-solving
|Year 2||• Advanced Programming (including Java, C++ and Android)|
• Architecture and Networks
• Data Structures, Algorithms and Programming Languages
• Information Modelling
• Computation Theory
Students on a sandwich programme will spend
a year on a paid full-time placement. The
School has links with over 500 local, national
and international employers, eg BT, Liberty
IT, Civica, Kainos (Belfast), IBM (England),
Microsoft, Oracle (Dublin), Fujitsu (Japan) and
Siemens (Germany), and students are assisted
in obtaining placements.
|Year 3||Placement Year|
|Year 4||• Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data|
• Advanced Computer Architecture
• Concurrent Programming
• Information System Security
• Secure Software Design
• Video Analytics and Machine Learning
• Malware Analysis
• Formal Methods
• Computer Science Project
These advanced modules permit each student
to tailor their skills towards one or more areas
of computer science specialism.
|Year 5||This four or five year extended degree has|
been established to provide a supply of
particularly well-qualified graduates who
will become industry leaders. It contains a
blend of Computer Science and Software
Engineering knowledge and skills, as well
as skills in conducting state-of-the-art
research. Students have the option of a year’s
professional experience in industry.
The first two years and much of Year 3 are
common with the BSc/BEng degree. Transfer
to the MEng is possible for selected students
at the end of Stage 2, subject to performance.
Stage 4 themes include:
• Algorithms: Analysis and Applications
• High Performance Computing: Principles of
• Advanced Machine Learning
• Advanced Software Engineering
• Computer Science Research and
Tuition Fee: £20,800 Per Year