Brunel University London

Course Introduction

This course covers a range of essential topics related to distributed computing systems. Yet these modules are not isolated; each one takes its place in the field in relation to others. The emphasis in the course is to build the connections between topics, enabling software engineers to achieve co-operation between distinct autonomous systems under constraints of cost and performance requirements. The course is suitable for: Recent graduates in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or Computer Science, who wish to develop their skills in the field of distributed computing systems. Practicing engineers and computer professionals who wish to develop their knowledge in this area. People with suitable mathematical, scientific or other engineering qualifications, usually with some relevant experience, who wish to enter this field.

The aim of the programme is to equip high quality and ambitious graduates with the necessary advanced technical and professional skills for an enhanced career either in industry or leading edge research in the area of distributed computing systems. Specifically, the main objectives of the programme are: To critically appraise advanced technologies for developing distributed systems; To practically examine the development of large scale distributed systems; To critically investigate the problems and pitfalls of distributed systems in business, commerce, and industry.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MSc £9,100 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £9,100 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £18,720 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants need to have 2:2 (or above) UK honours degree,or equivalent overseas qualification, in Computer Science; Computer Engineering; Computing and Information Systems; Electronic Engineering; or a related subject; Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis; Basic programming skills are required.
  • International entry requirements: Applicants need to have an IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas); Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas).