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MSc in Information and Web Technologies

Birkbeck, University of London

Masters Degree , Uncategorised

Course Description

The MSc in Information and Web Technologies (IWT) is a specialised programme of study focusing on the areas of web technologies and information management. Students who complete this MSc will have gained strong practical and theoretical knowledge of the above areas which they will be able to use in - analysis of problems arising in web technologies and web information management - evaluation of technology options - deployment of appropriate solutions - research into, and development of, new information and web technologies. The MSc IWT modules are delivered by the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems. The Department is a world-class centre of expertise in information and knowledge management, intelligent systems and computational intelligence. In the RAE 2008, almost all of the Department's research was judged as being of international significance, with 15% being world-leading, 50% internationally excellent, and 30% internationally recognised. Full-time students follow 8 taught modules and undertake a 3-4 month project. Part-time students follow 4 taught modules in each of the two years and the project component in the second year. Students must take the following compulsory modules: - Advances in Data Management (ADM) - Data Warehousing and Data Mining (DWDM) - Internet and Web Technologies (IWT) Students should also select five modules from the following options: - Component-Based Software Development (CBSD) - Information Retrieval (IR) - Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing (MUC) - Object-oriented Design and Programming (OODP) - Search Engines and Web Navigation (SEWN) - Semantic Web (SW) The MSc project should be in the area of any of the above modules. All projects must include design, development and implementation in the area of information and web technologies. There is an extra module Introduction to Software Development (ISD) that is offered to MSc students who wish to refresh their programming and software development skills. Therefore, if you are not a proficient Java programmer or not familiar enough with Object-Oriented design principles, you are strongly advised to attend this module. ISD does not count as one of the 8 taught modules MSc students take and its assessments do not contribute towards the calculation of the final grade for the MSc. Attendance: up to four days a week full-time, up to three evenings a week part-time, October-September.

The MSc in Information and Web Technologies (IWT) is a specialised programme of study focusing on the areas of web technologies and information management. Students who complete this MSc will have gained strong practical and theoretical knowledge of the above areas which they will be able to use in - analysis of problems arising in web technologies and web information management - evaluation of...

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