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Keith Edwards - Department Overview

Last Updated:

30th May 2013

Yes. So essentially, we have three different kinds of courses. We have general courses, which are for non-computing graduates, people who have graduated in a different subject from computing and who want to add some computing to their skill set, to their knowledge set. And we have two such courses. One of them is just exclusively computing, and the other one has two-thirds computing, and then one-third, which is taught by our colleagues in the school of business, and that is called Information Technology in International Business. And so that enables people to add some business to it. The just computing one is the MSc in applied computing.

Then we have similitude courses which are for computing graduates, so this is for people who want to broaden or deepen their knowledge of computing, add some further computing to their existing knowledge. And again, we have a version which enables people to do one-third of their time getting some knowledge of international business alongside the computing.

Finally, we have specialist courses. We have the MSc with computing with vision and imaging, which covers computer vision and image processing, and this is taught by specialists in the field. So, that's a very specialized, more scientific, mathematical course. Then we have two courses, the MSc in Business Intelligence and MSc in Data Science, which is our newest course, and these look at the field of business intelligence, which seeks to understand the vast amounts of data that are being generated by businesses nowadays, and allow people to extract useful information from them. And these are taught by a leader in the field, largely. And they are to have a flexible structure which allows people to take them either full time, or, many of the people who are taking them are practitioners who are doing them day to day, and the structure allows them to take the courses part time while carrying on with their jobs at the same time.

Then we have the MSc in User Experience Engineering which seeks to understand the relationship between people, and technology, and design, and bring these things together to produce the technology and services which are usable and are good for people to interact with. And finally, we have a MSc in Computer Research, which is really designed for people who want to get into research, and it has a smaller amount of taught component, largely concerned with research techniques and so on, and then a long project in one of our research groups, which enables people to really get used to the environment of research, and, sort of, get their research career started.

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