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MCompComputer Science

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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This course has been designed to cover the computer science foundation subjects and then build on this foundation with postgraduate level material in years three and four. You will acquire the skills to become an independent learner and gain advanced skills in specialised areas such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, advanced analysis and design, embedded systems and programming.

A group project to manage and deliver a significant multidisciplinary engineering project will help you to further develop your communication, project management and teamworking skills.

In addition you will undertake a substantive individual project where you will be required to develop software or hardware in an innovative manner.

You have the option to finish your studies at the end of Year Three with a BSc (Hons) qualification or you can transfer onto this course from a BSc course, subject to your performance.

You will also have the opportunity for a year-long paid work placement. The School has strong links with industry, both nationally and internationally. Our industrial partners include representatives such as:

Walt Disney
Fisher Scientific
Hewlett Packard.
You will work with our highly-regarded academics, who are active in a broad range of research areas, achieving 80% world-leading or internationally-excellent research impact (REF2014).

Many of our students join our academics in live project research and regularly co-author research papers. For example, the annual Interactive Technologies and Gaming Conference includes numerous papers based on student projects.

Programme structure

This course combines modules from our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Modules include:

Year One

Foundations of Computing and Technology
Computer Science Programming
Computer Technology and Mathematics
Systems Analysis and Design with Professional Development.
Year Two

Applied Mathematics and Graphics
Information and Database Engineering
Practical Project Management and Professional Development
Software Design and Implementation
Systems Software.
Plus, choose one module from:

Internet Applications Programming
Software Engineering.
Optional Year Three – Industrial Placement year for sandwich students.

Year Three (Year Four for sandwich students)

Project for MComp
Advanced Analysis and Design
Advanced Software Engineering
Artificial Intelligence
Service-Centric and Cloud Computing.
Year Four (Year Five for sandwich students)

Group Design Project
Embedded Systems
Applied Artificial Intelligence
Computer Security.
Plus, choose two modules from:

Entrepreneurial Leadership and Project Management
Global Business Management
Robotics and Cybernetics
Principles of Information Security.

What’s included in the course fees?
Your course fees cover all the facilities and support you need to succeed:

extensive computing facilities, some available 24-7 and including technician support
all major software used available across the campus machines, including Adobe Master Collection Suite
dedicated online storage to support backup of work
free or discounted personal copies of all software used on the course
Microsoft Academic Alliance membership which gives you free copies of all Microsoft developer software including operating systems, Visio and Project
free personal copy of 3D Studio Max
extensive equipment available to loan for coursework and project work e.g. cameras, phones, games consoles
electronic access to library
extensive free training software including tutorials on 3D Studio Max, Flash, Photoshop, TCP/IP Packet analysis, Java, Javascript, HTML5, Oracle.
About the Computing and Technology Team
We have 35 full-time academic teaching staff with excellent support from our four dedicated technicians. We are very proud to have achieved 80% world-leading or internationally-excellent research impact (REF2014).

We have a rich mix of knowledge ranging from software development for different types of system through to hardware aspects such as networking. This involves many uses of computing and considers all aspects including security and management. Our knowledge is built up and maintained through our wealth of industrial experience, our industrial links and our research activity. These are the ingredients for ensuring the relevance and vitality of your course.

Our highly regarded academics are active in a broad range of research areas, particularly in the areas of Games for Learning and in Security. For example, Professor David Brown leads several projects, funded by the European Union, in games and assistive technology while Professor Paul Evans’ innovative developments in security are supported by USA Dept of Homeland Security.

We engage fully in our subject area and this engagement feeds directly and indirectly into our teaching. Other examples of our activity are:

developing patents e.g. in voice signal processing
involvement in the GameCity Festival
organising conferences on Interactive Technology and Games and on Intelligent Environments
working with local companies on funded projects e.g. enhancing the capability of the press association to search their image database
publishing novel findings in research publications on for example financial prediction, mobile communications, detection of human behaviour patterns.

Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

enhance your communication skills
enrich your experience when travelling abroad
boost your career prospects.

Career opportunities

Your career development
This course provides a thorough education in computing for industry, meaning you graduate with the knowledge and skills for employment in almost all computing related fields. In particular, you will gain advanced skills in the development of systems based on advanced technology and in specialist areas such as artificial intelligence and embedded systems.

The technical nature of the course will also provide the necessary underpinning to enable you to engage in further scientific and technological research.

Recent graduates have gone onto work in the following roles and companies:

Kukimedia – Web Developer
Accenture – IT Consultant
Schlumberger – Systems Engineer
Veolia Water – Application Developer
Experian – Business Analyst
Parexel Informatics – Software Engineer
RBP International –iPhone Application Developer
East England Ambulance Service – Information Analyst.
Many students also choose to go on to further study, teaching and research roles in academia.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States