This programme is aimed at students who require both academic and technical training in advanced information technology. It is designed to meet the needs of practising IT professionals and to foster an appreciation of the theoretical foundations and academic framework for such personnel. It also provides an entry point to the IT industry for graduates by supplying high'level technical training to supplement the academic content. The programme is of particular interest to those who wish to develop enterprise'level database systems. It is supported by Oracle technology, which is widely used in industry for a diverse range of information needs. Those working in the IT industry, as well as anyone seeking a higher academic qualification in database technology and information systems, gain practical skills in Oracle technology (which are in short supply) and are able to develop database systems using the latest technology. Students also acquire the project management skills necessary for IT consultancy and strategic decision making.
Compulsory modules: PG project (CIS); data warehousing; system administration and security; database architectures and administration; database tools; enterprise systems integration; user centred web engineering; essential professional and academic skills for masters students; English language support course (for postgraduate students in the school of computing and mathematical sciences). Optional modules: Mobile application development; enterprise software engineering development; big data; system modelling; programming enterprise components; network architectures and services; multi'structured data and NoSQL technology.
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- A good first degree in information systems or another computing related subject. Potential applicants who have substantial commercial or industrial experience but who lack formal qualifications should seek an interview with the programme leader.