Modern society relies on the safe and secure functioning of technical systems. IT usually is at the heart of these systems, although the computing aspect often is nearly invisible (this led to the term "the disappearing computer"). Most of these systems are connected with the Internet. Their dependability relies on the safety and security of computer systems. International standards such as ISO 9000, the European Functional Safety standards SIL, or DO 178 describe various integrity levels.
The MSc in Advanced Computer Science with specialism in Safe and Secure Systems will provide you with key knowledge in the area of Computer Safety and IT Security. You will learn different skills and knowledge in a range of application domains.
You will also strengthen your skills to build safe and secure systems, by taking modules from the broad range of options available, provided by internationally renowned research groups.
A 2:2 honours degree (or above) in Computer Science or other relevant discipline.
IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.
As a student on the MSc in Advanced Computer Science: Safe and Secure Systems you will study a range of modules including:
Safe and Secure Systems (compulsory)
IT Security (compulsory)
Research Methodology (compulsory)
Project Planning (compulsory)Software Testing
Modelling and Verification Techniques
Logic for Computer Science
Writing Web and Web Service Applications
In addition there are further optional modules you can choose from including:
Advanced Database Systems
Artificial Intelligence Applications
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Concepts of Programming Languages
Design Patterns and Generic Programming
Distributed Object Oriented Programming
Graphics Processor Programming
High Performance Computing in C/C++
Interaction Technologies: Hardware and Devices
Interaction Technologies: Lab and Field Work
Interaction Technologies: Seminars and Readings
Interactive Systems Design
Mobile Interaction Design
Relational and Object-Oriented Database Systems
Software Team Project
Writing Mobile Apps
A further four months will be spent undertaking a substantial research project, which will involve using cutting edge techniques in specifying,
implementing and verifying safe and secure systems.
All Computer Science courses will provide you the transferable skills and knowledge to help you take advantage of the excellent employment and career development prospects in an ever growing and changing computing and ICT industry.
90% of Swansea’s Computer Science graduates are in full-time employment or further study within six months of graduating (HESA June 2011).
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