Master of Science Degree in Computing

Programme Director: Dr Abhaya Induruwa
Prospectus entry
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Full-time (12 months) or Part-time (3 years)

The main focus of the programme is software development for the corporate enterprise computing platform. The aim of the programme is to equip graduates from Computing, Computer Science and Computing related courses, with the theory and skill-sets required by application designers and developers, and systems integrators for the enterprise computing platforms differentiating between the front-end (Client-Side) and the back-end (Server-Side) aspects of enterprise computing. Subject areas have been selected to develop students' knowledge and understanding of software development lifecycle for the client-side, distributed network architectures and middleware platforms for enterprise computing and database development techniques for the corporate back-end. ECommerce is presented as an application area to illustrate the concepts and theories covered in the programme and also to allow the integration of tools and techniques learnt into a complete distributed solution. The importance of computer security at all levels of integration is emphasised throughout the programme.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally possess a good honours degree or equivalent in Computing or Computing Science.

Additionally, applicants should have been exposed to the Object Orientated paradigm and should be able to demonstrate reasonable programming experience in an Object-Oriented programming language eg. Java, VB.NET, C++.
Applicants who are not CCCU Computing graduates are required to outline their programming and/or software development experience by completing a prescribed questionnaire. (Please see "Evaluation of Prior OO Experience|")

Those who are not graduates but can demonstrate significant level of industry/commercial experience in software development using OOA/OOD/OOP methodologies are required to submit a portfolio according to APL requirements of the Quality and Standards Office. Applicants whose first degree is in a discipline other than Computing or IT but have subsequently gained significant industrial/commercial experience in software development must also submit a portfolio according to APL requirements of the Quality and Standards Office. For information on Accreditation of prior learning (APL) for programme entry and credit exemption, please refer to guidelines and procedures |

Applicants whose native language is not English must satisfy the University's requirements for English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5, or higher, or TOEFL 570/230, or higher).