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At a Glance - Excellent career opportunities - Top UK research rating - Progress to a PhD - Scholarships available The course aims to address the recognised need for trained professionals in the computer network and modern telecommunications field. Students study computer networking, design and implementation systems, operation of communication protocols, high bandwidth services, multi-media applications, and the role of the standards and regulatory authorities at a high academic level. About the course The world is experiencing a telecommunications revolution. Developments in personal computers and communications are creating a society that is becoming more dependent on global telecommunications. Banks and World Finance Centres need computer networks to provide electronic funds transfer and to permit trading on the International share and currency markets. Telecommunications now offers video conferencing, electronic mail, high speed transfer of computer information, interactive database retrieval and much more. This programme aims to address the recognised need for trained professionals in the computer network and telecommunications field. On the programme, you will study computer networking, design and implementation systems, operation of communication protocols, high bandwidth services, multimedia applications and the role of standards and regulatory authorities. Course content The MSc consists of a taught programme (semesters 1 and 2) and a dissertation project (Semester 3). The total credit value for the MSc programme is 180: the eight taught modules have a total credit value of 120, while the dissertation project has a credit value of 60. Postgraduate Diploma students study the taught programme only and so study 120 credits. Students with strong performance in the Diploma may transfer to the MSc and complete the dissertation project. Semester 1 Computer Networks The fundamental operation of computer networks and communication protocols. Local and large scale networks Software Engineering Object-Oriented software engineering. including Life-Cycle methodologies and coding techniques Wireless Communication Wireless and mobile communication systems, protocols and associated technologies. Local and large area networks Research Methods Development of research skills and methods in preparation for the project dissertation Semester 2 Network Administration Planning and managing networks. Includes Microsoft MCP certification Network Architectures and Design The design, operation, performance, management and future expansion of networks Network Quality of Service Operation of network routers and routing protocols. Quality of service implementation and measurement Management Principles and Practice The concepts and principles of management. Strategic and operational management Semester 3 Project and Dissertation An individual, research oriented project supervised by an academic member of staff. Usually associated with the research or industrial activity being carried out in the School. Teaching and assessment The programme uses the teaching and assessment methods than are most appropriate to the topic being studied. These include lectures, tutorials and laboratory work. Assessment may be by examination, coursework, written report or oral presentation. Career prospects There is a high demand from employers for graduates from this course. Typical careers after graduation include: -Network management -Network design -Network consultant -Computer programming Also, each year a small number of graduates stay in the Centre for Networking and Telecommunications Research at the University of Salford to study for a PhD. Entry requirements For entry onto this MSc you will need an appropriate Honours degree from a British University or its international equivalent. Appropriate subjects include: -electronic or electrical engineering -computer science -physics Other subjects with a high technical content will considered individually. Please subm

At a Glance - Excellent career opportunities - Top UK research rating - Progress to a PhD - Scholarships available The course aims to address the recognised need for trained professionals in the computer network and modern telecommunications field. Students study computer networking, design and implementation systems, operation of communication protocols, high bandwidth services, multi-media...

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