Advanced Computer Science MSc

Key information

Duration:
1 year full time, 2 years part time
Start date:
September 2019
Apply by:
1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Work with tomorrow’s computer systems – you’ll benefit from the expertise in the Department of Informatics and our practical links in the field of software engineering.

Advances across platforms, networks and computers mean new challenges, dwarfing the problems computer science has solved up to now. In order to meet these challenges, computing needs skilled scientists to be involved in system design.

Why choose this course?

  • 100% of our Computer Science and Informatics research was classified as world-leading or internationally-excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).
  • Our courses are designed for those who want to develop a career in the IT industry, research or academia.
  • You’ll work in an intellectually stimulating environment with research ranging from computer science to digital media to e-business.
“The tutors are excellent teachers – they have helped me to grasp key concepts and keep up-to-date with technology.” Jing Zhao
Advanced Computer Science MSc

Entry requirements

Degree requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Degree requirements

Licenciado/Titulo with a final mark of at least 7.5-8.5 depending on your university. 

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4 or 81%

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 (Grade B).

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Degree requirements

Masters degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Degree requirements

Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark of at least 7.5 or 8 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second class upper division or GPA 3.1/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.3/4.0 (grade B+).

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 5-5.5/7 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of at least 72%-85% depending on your university.

As evidence of completing your degree you must provide both a Degree Certificate and Graduation Certificate.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Degree requirements

Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad' and a GPA of 3.5.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at least 7.5.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 17/20.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a university with an overall grade of at least 70%-75% depending on your university

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Degree requirements

Licence with mention bien or Maîtrise with final mark of at least 13.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a final mark of 2.4 or better.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a public university with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Degree requirements

Ptychion from an AEI with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of at least 55-70% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from an 'A' accredited university with GPA 3.0/4.0. 

Bachelors degree from a 'B' accredited university with GPA 3.2/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a final mark of at least 15.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Degree requirements

Diploma di Laurea with an overall mark of at least 105.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 80%.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 4 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/GPA 3,33.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B+

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.5/4.0 or 14/20.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Degree requirements

Masters degree, depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 8/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Degree requirements

Masters degree with overall mark of 80%

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class upper division or CGPA of at least 3.0-3.5/5.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall grade of B.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.3/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Degree requirements

Four-year bachelors degree with overall grade of 65% or Masters with 60%

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with at least 80% or GPA of at least 3.0/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Degree requirements

Bachelors with a final mark of at least 7.5/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 13/20 from a public university or 15/20 from a private university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Degree requirements

Masters degree with 1.5/5.0 (where 1 is the highest) or 3.7/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall CPGA of at least 3 (on a scale of 4).

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a CGPA 3.5/5.0 or 3/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division or CAP 4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Degree requirements

Bachelors (honours) degree with second-class division 1.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a CGPA of at least 3.3/4.5 or 3.1/4.3 or B+

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 2/4 or 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Degree requirements

Bachelors Special degree with upper second honours.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Degree requirements

Licence or Diplôme with 5/6 or 8/10.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with overall mark of at least 67%-80% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8 - 3.0/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Degree requirements

Lisans Diplomasi with CGPA of at least 2.8 - 3.0/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.3-3.5/4.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis/research component) with CGPA of at least 3.3/4.0 or 7.5/10.

As evidence of completing your degree you must provide both proof of graduation in addition to your transcript.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Degree requirements

Masters degree with GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us

Subject-specific requirements

You are suited to this course if your qualification is in computing, science, mathematics or engineering and you have significant computing experience. You’ll also be considered if you are a mature applicant with relevant experience.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Standard level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component).

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our entry requirements and find out more about IELTS

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade B or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade C or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic)

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT)

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

French Baccalaureat

A score of 12 or above in English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language (Grade 5 or above in GCSE from 2017).

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Grades A - C in English language

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 1119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-6 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades A1-C6 (1-6) in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Country exceptions

Select to see the list of exempt English-speaking countries

If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirement. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this, we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

List of exempt countries: 

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada**
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

English language support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

How to apply

You apply to Sussex using our postgraduate application system

Personal statement

Yes. You must submit a personal statement as part of your application. 

Find out how to write a personal statement

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

Application deadlines

1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Course details

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to study this course full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.

Modules for the part-time course are evenly split between the autumn and spring terms over two years, with the summers for dissertation work. For details about the part-time course, contact us at enquiries@enginf.sussex.ac.uk

How will I study?

In the autumn and spring terms, you’ll study core modules and options. In the summer term, you’ll work on a supervised dissertation. This may be research or commercially driven, with a significant practical element.

Assessment is through:

  • coursework and essays
  • unseen examinations
  • programming projects
  • a 12,000-word dissertation.

MSc project

You’ll complete a substantial MSc project, which is often practical as well as theoretical. You may have opportunities to work with an industrial partner.

Some of our previous students’ project work has led to journal and conference publication, giving them a head start in their careers.

The project demands individual responsibility and promotes skills development in:

  • project management and planning
  • resourcing and scheduling
  • documentation and communication
  • critical awareness and creative thinking.

You’re encouraged to seek a project with a commercial/industrial flavour. Finding an industrial sponsor or host is fine, though you’ll still need an academic supervisor.

Modules

These modules are running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

Options

Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

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Our experts

  • Cognitive Language Processing Systems

    The research of this group addresses the science and engineering of complex systems for cognitively demanding, and data- and language-intensive domains, including the integration of methods from cognitive science, natural language engineering and machine learning.

    Prof John Carroll

    Prof John Carroll

    Professor of Computational Linguistics

    Research interests

    Computational Linguistics, Computational/Corpus Linguistics, Machine Learning (AI), Medical Informatics, Natural Language Processing

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    Prof Peter Cheng

    Prof Peter Cheng

    Professor of Cognitive Sciences

    Research interests

    Cognitive Science, Human computer interaction, Knowledge visualisation / information visualisation / visual analystics, Tactile graphics - cognitive science of, User-authentication - cognitive biometric

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    Dr Bill Keller

    Dr Bill Keller

    Senior Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence

    Research interests

    Computational Linguistics, Computational/Corpus Linguistics, Linguistics, Machine Learning (AI), Natural Language Processing, Probabilistic Methods, Semantics And Pragmatics

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    Dr Novi Quadrianto

    Dr Novi Quadrianto

    Senior Lecturer in Machine Learning

    Research interests

    Bayesian Methods, Causality, Computer Vision - Machine Learning, Ethical Machine Learning, Kernel Methods, Machine Learning (AI), Optimisation (AI), Probabilistic Methods, Time Series

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    Prof David Weir

    Prof David Weir

    Professor Of Computer Science

    Research interests

    Computational Linguistics, Data Science, Natural Language Processing

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    Dr Sharon Wood

    Dr Sharon Wood

    Senior Lecturer in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

    Research interests

    Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Modelling, Cognitive Science

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  • Creative Technology

    Our Creative Technology research is concerned with the interfaces between humans and digital technology and how these are changing.

    We investigate interaction in the broadest sense, considering it in relation to digital technologies, connected physical artifacts, people’s experience and cognition, and their practices with mobile, immersive, ubiquitous and pervasive computing.

    Dr Natalia Beloff

    Dr Natalia Beloff

    Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering

    Research interests

    Ambient intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain Applications, Business models for Digital innovation, E-Business Models, Internet of Things (IoT), Medical Informatics, Numerical Analysis, Remote Sensing & Earth Observation

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    Prof Peter Cheng

    Prof Peter Cheng

    Professor of Cognitive Sciences

    Research interests

    Cognitive Science, Human computer interaction, Knowledge visualisation / information visualisation / visual analystics, Tactile graphics - cognitive science of, User-authentication - cognitive biometric

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    Prof Judith Good

    Prof Judith Good

    Professor of Interaction Design and Inclusion

    Research interests

    Autism Spectrum Disorders, Game Based Learning, Game Creation for Learning, Learning, Learning Programming, Mobile Computing, Multimedia, Simulations for Learning, technology for autism

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    Dr Kate Howland

    Dr Kate Howland

    Senior Lecturer in Interaction Design

    Research interests

    End-user programming, Game Based Learning, Game Creation for Learning, Human computer interaction, Interaction design, Novice programming, Participatory Design, Technology Enhanced Learning

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    Dr Paul Newbury

    Dr Paul Newbury

    Senior Lecturer In Multimedia Systems

    Research interests

    Technology Enhanced Learning, Virtual Prototyping

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    Prof Marianna Obrist

    Prof Marianna Obrist

    Professor of Multisensory Experiences

    Research interests

    Gustatory Interfaces, Human-Computer Interactions, Interaction design, Mid-air Touch, Multisensory Experiences, Olfactory interaction, Sensory experience and methodologies, Smell, Taste, Touch

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    Prof Sriram Subramanian

    Prof Sriram Subramanian

    Professor of Informatics

    Research interests

    Display Devices, Haptic Technology, HCI - User Interaction, Music and Acoustic User Interfaces, Shape-memory Alloys

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    Dr Martin White

    Dr Martin White

    Reader in Computer Science

    Research interests

    3D Reconstructions, Blockchain Applications, Digital Heritage, Healthy Living Applications

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  • Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems (EASy)

    The EASy group has been internationally prominent since it was established in the early 1990s. It is concerned with the interfaces between the biological and computational sciences, particularly with reference to furthering understanding of brains and minds.

    Dr Luc Berthouze

    Dr Luc Berthouze

    Reader in Informatics

    Research interests

    Biomedical Signal Processing, Computational Neuroscience, Developmental Robotics, EEG, EMG, Motor Control, Network Theory and Complexity, Neuronal network, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

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    Dr Ron Chrisley

    Dr Ron Chrisley

    Reader in Philosophy

    Research interests

    Artificial Intelligence, Cognition, Cognitive Science, Consciousness, Language & Philosophical Logic, Logic, Philosophy, Philosophy Of Mind, Philosophy of Science & Mathematics, & Mathematical Logic, Robotics

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    Prof Phil Husbands

    Prof Phil Husbands

    Research Professor Of Artificial Intelligence

    Research interests

    Adaptive Systems, Artificial Intelligence, artificial life, Bio-inspired Neural Computing, Bio-inspired Robotics, Complex System Design, Computational Neuroscience, Digital Art & Design, Evolutionary Computation, evolutionary robotics, History of Science/Medicine/Technology, Machine Learning (AI), Mobile Robots, Nervous system, Optimisation Problems, Systems neuroscience

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    Prof Thomas Nowotny

    Prof Thomas Nowotny

    Professor Of Informatics

    Research interests

    Biomimetics, Chemical Sensing, Computational Neuroscience, Dynamic Clamp, Electronic Nose, GPU Computing, High Performance Computing, Insects, Ion channels, Machine Learning (AI), Neural networks, New Computing Paradigms, Olfaction, Robotics, Systems neuroscience

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    Prof Andy Philippides

    Prof Andy Philippides

    Professor of Biorobotics

    Research interests

    Bio-inspired Computation, biorobotics, computational biology, Computational Neuroscience, Computer Vision - Machine Learning, Evolutionary Computation, Insect Visual Learning, neuroethology, Robotics, visual navigation

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    Prof Anil Seth

    Prof Anil Seth

    Professor of Cognitive & Computational Neuroscience

    Research interests

    Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Consciousness, EEG, Neuroimaging, neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, Psychology, Time Series, Virtual Reality

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    Dr Chris Thornton

    Dr Chris Thornton

    Lecturer in Computing Science

    Research interests

    Information Theory, Predictive Processing, Theoretical Cognitive Science

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    Dr Sharon Wood

    Dr Sharon Wood

    Senior Lecturer in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

    Research interests

    Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Modelling, Cognitive Science

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  • Foundations of Software Systems

    This group is interested in the theory and practice of future computation and communication. We:

    • build mathematical theories of computation
    • design and evaluate distributed applications and services
    • model and analyse data representing system configurations, social networks, trust and provenance.
    Dr Martin Berger

    Dr Martin Berger

    Lecturer in Foundations Of Computation

    Research interests

    Automata Theory, Compiler Theory, Compilers, Computer Systems Security, Concurrency, Cryptography, Domain Specific Languages, Formal Methods, Formal Verification, Foundations of computation, Functional Programming, Just-In-Time Compilers, Logic, Logic for Computer Science, Meta-Programming, Network Security, Programming Languages, Programming Languages - Concurrent, Programming Languages - Distributed, Proof Assistants, Proof Theory, Semantics of Programming Languages, Software Engineering, Software Specification, Software Verification, Theorem Provers

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    Dr George Parisis

    Dr George Parisis

    Senior Lecturer

    Research interests

    Data Centre Networking and Storage, Information-Centric Networking, Network Management, Opportunistic, Delay-Tolerant Networking, Software-Defined Networking and Software Verification

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    Dr Bernhard Reus

    Dr Bernhard Reus

    Senior Lecturer in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

    Research interests

    Computational Complexity, Computer science, Foundations of computation, Software Verification

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    Dr Peter Schrammel

    Dr Peter Schrammel

    Lecturer in Computer Science

    Research interests

    Abstract Interpretation, Abstraction, Embedded systems, Formal Verification, Hardware/Software Co-verification, Model Checking (Computing), Model-driven Software Eng, Real-time Software Systems, Satisfiability Modulo Theories, Software Engineering, Software Evolution, Software Quality, Software Safety, Software Security, Software Testing, Software Verification, Static Analysis

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    Prof Ian Wakeman

    Prof Ian Wakeman

    Professor of Software Systems

    Research interests

    Communications networks, Datacenter Networking and Storage, delay tolerant networks, Distributed computing, Mobile Computing

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  • Interactive Systems

    This group is concerned with the interfaces between humans and digital technology. We investigate interaction in the broadest sense, and consider it in relation to both traditional desktop-based technology and also more recent digital technologies – including mobile, immersive, ubiquitous and pervasive computing.

    Dr Natalia Beloff

    Dr Natalia Beloff

    Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering

    Research interests

    Ambient intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain Applications, Business models for Digital innovation, E-Business Models, Internet of Things (IoT), Medical Informatics, Numerical Analysis, Remote Sensing & Earth Observation

    View Natalia Beloff's profile

    Prof Judith Good

    Prof Judith Good

    Professor of Interaction Design and Inclusion

    Research interests

    Autism Spectrum Disorders, Game Based Learning, Game Creation for Learning, Learning, Learning Programming, Mobile Computing, Multimedia, Simulations for Learning, technology for autism

    View Judith Good's profile

    Dr Kate Howland

    Dr Kate Howland

    Senior Lecturer in Interaction Design

    Research interests

    End-user programming, Game Based Learning, Game Creation for Learning, Human computer interaction, Interaction design, Novice programming, Participatory Design, Technology Enhanced Learning

    View Kate Howland's profile

    Dr Paul Newbury

    Dr Paul Newbury

    Senior Lecturer In Multimedia Systems

    Research interests

    Technology Enhanced Learning, Virtual Prototyping

    View Paul Newbury's profile

    Prof Marianna Obrist

    Prof Marianna Obrist

    Professor of Multisensory Experiences

    Research interests

    Gustatory Interfaces, Human-Computer Interactions, Interaction design, Mid-air Touch, Multisensory Experiences, Olfactory interaction, Sensory experience and methodologies, Smell, Taste, Touch

    View Marianna Obrist's profile

    Dr Martin White

    Dr Martin White

    Reader in Computer Science

    Research interests

    3D Reconstructions, Blockchain Applications, Digital Heritage, Healthy Living Applications

    View Martin White's profile

Course enquiries

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Fees and scholarships

How much does it cost?

Fees

UK/EU students:
£10,250 per year
Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
£10,250 per year
International students:
£20,750 per year

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

How can I fund my course?

Postgraduate Masters loans

You can borrow up to £10,609 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2018. Loans are available from the Student Loans Company if you’re from the UK or if you’re an EU national studying for a Masters.

Find out more about Postgraduate Masters Loans

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

How Masters scholarships make studying more affordable

Working while you study

Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

Careers

Our students are highly employable, with 95% of recent graduates’ job roles being at professional or managerial level.

You'll leave the MSc equipped with the skills for a career in software and systems design, including roles requiring cutting-edge specialisation such as in mobile or cloud computing.

Employers of our graduates include:

  • Accenture
  • BMW
  • Google.

The MSc is also ideal preparation for research in academia or industry.

Graduate destinations

Recent School of Engineering and Informatics graduates have gone on to jobs including:

  • javascript developer, Brandwatch
  • conversation analyst, IBM
  • software developer, Youview.

(HESA EPI, Destinations of Post Graduate Leavers of Higher Education 2017 survey)

Advanced Computer Science Project

  • 60 credits
  • Spring Semester, Year 1

The dissertation will describe work undertaken as an individual project, supervised by a member of faculty. This project should add depth to an area studied elsewhere in the degree, or of personal interest. This may focus on computer science or software engineering, but should position itself with respect to the literature in the area of study and demonstrate the ability to apply relevant methods to solve a research problem and examine the properties of the solution. The poster presentation will give an opportunity for early feedback and give experience of presenting and defending research ideas, which will be valuable training for both academic and industrial settings. There is an expectation that a working computer program will be developed within the process, but it may be that a theoretical study, or experimental study through deployment or simulation will form a substantial part of the work - and emphasis in writing and assessment should reflect appropriate methods for the problem being studied. It is possible to reproduce prior results, in which case criticism of the original work, any extensions or variations and the detail available for reproduction should be the focus.

Advanced Software Engineering

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Semester, Year 1

In this module, you study modern approaches to large-scale software production.

You start by reviewing the key concepts in the whole life-cycle of a software product, such as:

  • requirement analysis
  • software architecture and design
  • implementation
  • quality assurance
  • maintenance activities.

You investigate modern software engineering technology, such as:

  • version control
  • build automation
  • testing
  • logical approaches to specification
  • verification of programs and domain-specific languages.

As part of this module, you undertake team-based coursework, which involves the production of a significant software system.

A solid knowledge of programming is important for this module. Programming exercises will be in Java.

Topics in Computer Science

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Semester, Year 1

An introduction to some key ideas in various areas in computer science, with particular reference to research in Informatics. Discussion of appropriate research methods will arise from this, including literature search, survey and prcis; use of proofs, simulation, experiments, user studies and discussion; presentation of results with appropriate statistical measures and analysis of variables, controls. Assessment will be via a literature review and research proposal which will discuss a relevant research question for the programme, a proposed approach for investigating it and the most suitable form for the answers to take - noting any comparison with prior work. The literature review and research proposal may form an input to your dissertation, but there is no obligation in this respect.
The module will start with some generic research methods and course guidance; and a diagnostic programming exercise to assess ability (and refer students who may benefit to additional programming help) and familiarise you with Sussex's systems.

Web Applications and Services

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Semester, Year 1

This module provides an introduction to the models and technologies used to provide distributed applications and services over the Internet. You will study the features and problems of building distributed applications, such as naming, security, synchronization, replication, object persistence and content distribution. You will also use the framework provided by the Java Enterprise Edition to build distributed web applications.

Adaptive Systems

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Semester, Year 1

The module Adaptive Systems aims to provide you with an understanding of various adaptive processes occurring in both the animal and physical worlds and to equip them with theoretical and practical tools to study and develop such adaptive mechanisms. It makes use of lectures and seminars to introduce key concepts in:

  • cybernetics
  • control theory
  • self-organisation
  • autonomous robotics
  • evolutionary and developmental robotics
  • dynamical systems approaches to embodied cognition.

It provides you with an opportunity to gain implementation-level familiarity with a variety of adaptive algorithms and techniques and how to apply them in problem solving and biological modelling. You will also gain sufficient experience of using such techniques in a programming project containing structural elements of a research project (hypotheses, extension of previous work, or novel applications).

Cryptography

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Semester, Year 1

You will cover the following areas: 

  • symmetric-key cryptosystems
  • hash functions and message authentication codes
  • public-key cryptosystems
  • complexity theory and one-way functions
  • primality and randomised algorithms
  • random number generation
  • elliptic curve cryptography
  • attacks on cryptosystems
  • quantum cryptography
  • cryptographic standards.

E-Business and E-Commerce Systems

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Semester, Year 1

The module provides a theoretical and technical understanding of the major issues for existing large-scale E-Business and E-Commerce systems. Theoretical aspects include alternative E-Business strategies, marketing, branding, customer relationship issues and commercial website management. The technical part covers the standard methods for large-scale data storage, data movement, transformation, and application integration, together with the fundamentals of application architecture. Examples focus on the most recent developments in E-Business and E-Commerce distributed systems. Critical analysis of current and emerging technologies for E-Business and E-Commerce is carried out during seminars.

Human-Computer Interaction

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Semester, Year 1

Human computer interaction (HCI) is concerned with designing, evaluating and deploying usable, effective and enjoyable technologies in a range of contexts. This module provides an introduction to the key areas, approaches and developments in the field.

Topics include:

  • principles of user-centred design
  • techniques for prototyping and implementing interactive products
  • methods for evaluating interactive technologies with and without user involvement.

 

The module will also give you practical experience of all four stages of the user-centred design process.

Image Processing

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Semester, Year 1

Image Processing provides you with an introduction to advanced image processing and computer vision topics. Computer vision is increasingly used as a powerful method to enable computers to understand the world around them. It has applications in many areas including autonomous factory production, security, biomedical imaging, autonomous vehicles and robotics.

This module will introduce key concepts, starting with basic operations and progressing to state-of-the-art deep learning architectures that enable computers to identify, track and understand objects in the real world. It will consist of a series of lectures and project labs. In the labs, you will learn how to solve a real world problem using Matlab’s Image Processing toolbox.

Capturing a good quality image is an important first step so you will learn about the lens optics, camera technology, and noise removal processes. You will then cover medium level processes such as edge detection, segmentation, blob analysis and colour processing. Once these have been mastered you will study the higher level subjects such as pattern matching, key point descriptors and deep learning convolutional neural networks.

Machine Learning

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Semester, Year 1

In this module, you explore advanced techniques in machine learning.

You use a systematic treatment, based on the following three key ingredients:

  • tasks
  • models
  • features.

As part of the module, you are introduced to both regression and classification, and your studies emphasise concepts such as model performance, learnability and computational complexity.

You learn techniques including:

  • probabilistic and non-probabilistic classification and regression methods
  • reinforcement learning approaches including the non-linear variants using kernel methods.

You are also introduced to techniques for pre-processing the data (including PCA).

You will then need to be able to implement, develop and deploy these techniques to real-world problems.

In order to take this module, you need to have already taken the 'Mathematics & Computational Methods for Complex Systems' module (817G5), or have taken an equivalent mathematical module or have equivalent prior experience.

Mobile 3D Applications

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Semester, Year 1

Through laboratory-based tuition utilising Study Direct based online teaching and learning materials including laboratory notes, video and text tutorial, and self directed e-learning, this module will explore how 3D can be integrated into mobile web based applications.

Technologies covered include:

  • 3D modelling methods for real-time rendering and associated authoring packages (i.e. 3ds Max)
  • implementation of efficient navigation and interaction methods
  • responsive mobile web design, applied to the implementation of mobile first 3D applications.

The main focus of this module is to gain practical experience on 3D modelling and programming (e.g. 3ds Max, X3D/VRML, X3DOM, HTML, CSS3, XML, JavaScript (and associated frameworks and libraries), AJAX, JSON, PHP and SQLite).

This is to build a web based responsive mobile first 3D application as a single page application (SPA) that will render across desktop, tablet and mobile devices based on an MVC design pattern (a 3D App).

Example 3D Apps include:

  • a virtual museum
  • product configurator
  • vehicle visualisation
  • burglary simulation
  • simple web game.

Pre-Requisite: 3D Modelling and Rendering Module 927G9 and some basic programming experience, e.g. in Java.

Multimedia Design and Applications

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Semester, Year 1

You will examine how modern computing systems manage, deliver and present multimedia such as audio, video, and interactive grapics. Topics that you will study include:

  • information coding
  • multimedia hardware
  • networked multimedia
  • ergonomics
  • interface design
  • multimedia applications.

Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Semester, Year 1

This module emphasises learner-centred approaches to the design of educational and training systems. The module content will reflect current developments in learning theory, skill development, information representation and how individuals differ in terms of learning style. There is a practical component, which will relate theories of learning and knowledge representation to design and evaluation.

You will explore the history of educational systems, as well as issues relating to:

  • intelligent tutoring systems
  • computer-based training
  • simulation and modelling environments
  • programming languages for learners
  • virtual reality in education and training
  • training agents
  • computer-supported collaborative learning.

Topics in Wireless Communications

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Semester, Year 1

Wireless communications have become an essential part of our lives and growing massively into connected devices and industrial applications. The aim of the module is to introduce you to some of the most recent technologies in the field of wireless and mobile communications and to equip you with appropriate research methods and skills important in the design and analysis of future 5G mobile and wireless systems. You will learn about the new technologies and wireless systems design and analysis through lectures, seminars, and project work. The project work will involve research and simulations using specialised wireless communication design tools with MATLAB.

Web Computing

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Semester, Year 1

In this module, you are introduced to the models and technologies used to provide Web Services (over the Internet) - in particular XML technologies.

You cover topics including:

  • XML
  • DTD
  • CSS
  • XML Schema
  • XML Transformation
  • servlets and Java APIs for parsing
  • processing documents.

The main aim of this module is to introduce you to the prevailing technologies underlying the emergence of the Web Service as a major computation model over the Internet.

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