Taught course

Innovative Computing

Institution
University of Buckingham · Department of Applied Computing
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have a first or second class honours degree or significant experience in computing.

Months of entry

January

Course content

This programme of study aims to train first-degree holders in computing-related areas into specialists in selected areas of IT and computing. Based on the current expertise in the Department, the programme offers students opportunities for in-depth study in:

  • Secure mobile and wireless communications
  • Biometrics and authentication
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Imaging techniques and applications

The programme is carefully designed to suit the varied needs of different students from different backgrounds and with different career objectives.

Communications using mobile and wireless devices such as mobile phones, PDA s and laptops have become increasingly important in modern life and electronic commerce. Reliable, speedy and secure transmission of information over such devices is vital for the successful exploitation of the technologies.

Authentication, using biometric data as a sophisticated means to combat fraud, is increasingly accepted by both businesses and governments. Biometric authentication solutions require good use of imaging and data mining techniques in constructing and verifying customer profiles. Online organisations have accumulated large collections of online data that need speedy processing and analysis. If you are interested in finding out more about any of these technologies, then this programme is for you.

On graduating from this programme, you will be able to:

  • Understand a range of modern computing technologies
  • Apply these technologies in practice
  • Describe the roles that modern computing technologies have in many areas of application
  • Demonstrate the value of state-of-the-art development in one specific technology and its applications

Information for international students

Buckingham is a truly global community with students of all ages and cultures: over 90 countries are represented. It is a place to establish lasting networks, both professionally and socially. Our alumni networks operate successfully all over the world and we encourage them to stay in touch with us.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)1280 828204
Fax
+44 (0)1280 828295