MSc Software Systems and Internet Technology

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering

Our project-based courses give you valuable hands-on experience. We teach you how to apply what you learn in business and industry, anywhere in the world.

This course has the perfect balance between programming, databases and web/internet. Also, the project work played a big part in my decision, because in this way I would have some practical experience after graduation.

Bogdan Udrea, MSc Software Systems and Internet Technology

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

Accredited by the British Computer Society

If your first degree is in another subject but you want a career in computing, this course is for you. It will give you a solid grounding in software systems engineering and current topics in internet computing.

Very few universities offer an MSc with this much professional experience.

In the first semester, we introduce you to the concepts and techniques you need for a career in this field. Subjects include: object-oriented programming, computer networking, database technology and software engineering.

Second semester modules are more advanced. They cover topics including e-commerce and web intelligence.

The Maxi project is a group project that runs throughout both semesters. Each project is based on a real software development problem, brought to us by a client. You will work in a team of about five students, managed by a professional software development manager, not an academic.

Core modules

  • Scalable Machine Learning
  • Text Processing
  • Machine Learning & Adaptive Intelligence
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Industrial Team Project
  • Individual Data Analytics Dissertation
  • Information Governance and Ethics
  • Mathematical Data Science

Core modules

  • Foundations of Object-Oriented Programming
  • Advanced Java Programming
  • Network and Internetwork Architectures
  • Java E-Commerce
  • Human Centred Systems Design
  • Web Technologies

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Group work
  • A software development project supervised by an industrial software consultant

Assessment

  • Formal examinations
  • Coursework assignments
  • Dissertation

Course duration

1 year full-time

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

Accredited by the British Computer Society

If your first degree is in another subject but you want a career in computing, this course is for you. It will give you a solid grounding in software systems engineering and current topics in internet computing.

Core modules

  • Foundations of Object-Oriented Programming
  • Advanced Java Programming
  • Network and Internetwork Architectures
  • Java E-Commerce
  • Human-Centred Systems Design
  • Web Technologies

Examples of optional modules

Not available on this course

Teaching and assessment

We use lectures, tutorials and group work. Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree in an engineering subject.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Professor Noel Sharkey

This has become a passion for me. Robots are set to bring us many benefits such as robot surgery and domestic service as well as space exploration and access to extreme environments to monitor the effects of climate change.

Professor Noel Sharkey

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

E: dcs@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 1800

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.