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1 Studying with the Department of Computer Science & Information Systems

2 2 Choosing Your Course – the level you want to study  Certificate and Professional Development  Postgraduate taught courses  Postgraduate research  Undergraduate

3 3 Choosing Your Course – your level of previous study  No degree  Foundation degree in IT or HE Certificate in Computing  Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Management  Other Degree

4 4 Programmes of Study Professional Development Certificates of Continuing Education IT Applications Web Design & Authoring Open Source and Database Web Applications Certificates of Higher Education Information Technology Web Design Technologies

5 5 IT Applications Programme  Introduction to the use of ICT and web technologies in a business environment  Develop professional and work-related IT skills  Learn how to apply these skills in commercial and not-for-profit organisations  Obtain a Certificate of Continuing Education (4 modules)

6 6 IT Applications Programme  Progress to a Certificate of Higher Education (4 modules) or Foundation Degree (2 years of study)  No formal entry qualification but require good level of IT skills  Flexible start  Study in evening or on Saturday

7 7 Undergraduate Programmes of Study Undergraduate (part-time): Foundation Degree in IT Foundation Degree in Web Technologies BSc Computing BSc in Information Systems & Management Undergraduate (full-time, evening) BSc Computing FD in IT & FD in Web Tech, from Oct 2014

8 8 Foundation Degrees  Develop practical IT skills  Integrate academic and work-based learning  Aim to equip students with skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to employment

9 9 Foundation Degrees  No formal entry requirement  Entry based on short selection test – English, maths, IT  Two years and two terms of study  Obtain a recognised qualification (FdSc)  Progress to an honours degree (BSc)

10 Foundation Degree in Information Technology  For those aiming for a career in the IT sector IT fundamentals Web design Database Management studies Information systems Programming  October or January start 10

11 11 Foundation Degree in Web Technologies  For those aiming for a career in the Web technologies sector Web design Web development Programming Database  October or January start

12 12 BSc Computing – part-time  4yr BSc in Computing, part-time evening, Y1 entry  Admission via selection test, A-levels or equivalent  Also “follow-on” from our FdIT and FdWT – two more years part-time study, Y3 entry  Accept entrants with equivalent degrees  Equivalent of six 15-credit modules per year  3 evenings per week  17 compulsory modules; 7 choices from many options

13 13 BSc Computing – full-time  3yr BSc in Computing, full-time evening, Y1 entry  Admission via A-levels or equivalent qualifications  Applications only through UCAS At least 280 UCAS points, normally at least BBC At least one A-level in mathematics or science GCSEs in mathematics and English; at least a B in each  Equivalent of eight 15-credit modules per year  4 evenings per week  Same module choices as part-time option

14 14 BSc Information Systems & Management  For those entry to a career in Information Systems  Aims to equip students with programming, IS and Management skills & knowledge  Obtain a recognised qualification (BSc)

15 15 BSc Information Systems & Management  Entry based on 90 minute selection test in English & maths  Covers design, implementation and operation of Information Systems, together with the practice and theory of Management  Wide range of advanced IS, Computing and Management modules

16 16 Postgraduate Programmes of Study October start, full-time (1 year) & part-time (2 years):  MSc Computer Science  MSc Information Technology  MSc in Computing for Financial Services (pt only)  MSc Advanced Computing Technologies, with pathways in Internet & Web Technologies, Intelligent Technologies, and Data Analytics  PGCert Cloud & Data Technologies (pt only – over 1 or 2 years)  MSc Information Systems & Management  MSc in Learning Technologies  MSc Creative Industries (Computing Pathway)  MRes in Computer Science

17 17 MSc Computer Science  For holders of degrees in a subject other than computing  Facilitates entry to the Computing industry, through knowledge of: Object-oriented programming, analysis and design Information systems, database management, internet technologies, computer systems, foundations of computing Other specialist options in computing

18 18 MSc Information Technology  For holders of degrees in a subject other than computing  Facilitates entry to the IT industry, through knowledge of: Information Systems Development Management topics Professionalism in IT Specialist options in computing and management

19 19 MSc Computing for Financial Services  For holders of non-computing degrees  Facilitates entry to Computing professions specifically in the Finance sector, through knowledge of: Theory and practice of financial markets and portfolio management Object-oriented programming, analysis and design Software engineering tools and environments Database Management Other specialist options in computing

20 20 MSc Advanced Computing Technologies  For those who already have a degree in Computer Science, or equivalent  Pathways lead to awards: MSc Advanced Computing Technologies MSc Information and Web Technologies MSc Intelligent Technologies MSc Data Analytics  Specialised modules covering advanced technologies and recent research developments

21 21 PG Cert Cloud and Data Technologies  For those who already have a degree in Computer Science, or equivalent  Specialised modules covering cloud and data technologies and recent research developments  May be followed 1 or 2 years part-time  Successful students may proceed to the final year part-time of MSc Advanced Computing Technologies

22 22 MSc Information Systems & Management  A mid-career programme  For those with a degree in Computing, Information Systems or Management  Focuses on Project Management Some exemption available for holders of PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner  Facilitates a wide range of socio-technical innovation studies

23 23 MSc in Learning Technologies  For those wishing to gain specialist knowledge of developing learning technologies  First degree may be in Computing or in another subject (there are 2 routes through the degree)  Twin focus on both the computer science and the learning theory underpinning the optimal development of learning technologies  Jointly taught by LKL staff from Birkbeck and the Institute of Education

24 24 MSc Creative Industries (Computing Pathway)  For those with a background in either computing or creative industries  Two different sets of compulsory computer science modules for students with and without significant computing experience respectively  The opportunity to cross disciplines and explore topics in journalism, screenwriting, digital media, arts management, web design, and computer programming

25 25 MRes Computer Science  For those wishing to advance their knowledge of an area of research interest and research methods before embarking on an MPhil/PhD research degree; or apply the specialist knowledge gained on this degree in their career  Consists of Dissertation: relating to a research project A Research Methods module Three further specialist taught modules

26 26 Postgraduate research  MPhil and PhD research degrees  Full-time (3 years) and part-time (6 years)  Flexible start  Individual supervised research  Research Groups and Centres: Computational Intelligence Information & Web Technologies London Knowledge Lab  Some areas of particular research interest: Data mining, search engines, semantic web, information retrieval, information management, information systems, computational intelligence, learning environments, pervasive computing, adaptive systems, computer vision, image processing…

27 Computing Facilities  Newly refurbished labs with 125 computers running multiple operating systems

28 Computing Facilities  operating systems: Unix, Windows, Linux  programming languages/environments: C++, C#, C, Java (J2SE, J2EE), ANSI-C, ANSI-C++, AspectJ, Jakarta Tomcat, Glider, Eclipse, Poseidon, BlueJ, WebMatrix, Netbeans, Python, Ruby, Groovy...  software design/development: IBM Rational Rose (C++, Java, Visual Studio), VS.NET  modelling environments: Matlab, Image Precessing Toolbox, Fuzzy Logic Toolbox, StarLogo, Protege  database management systems: Oracle, SQLserver, MySQL, DB2, PostgreSQL  data mining: SPSS Modeler, SQLserver  web content development: Adobe CS4 (Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks), Perl, PHP, GIMP  XML development: XMLSpy, xt, xmlgrep, oxygen  X/Unix: Hummingbird, Cygwin bash, Putty, Hummingbird Secure Shell  office tools: Microsoft Office, Open Office, Visio, LaTeX (MikTeX), TextPad, GhostScript/GSview  virtual learning environment: Blackboard, Moodle, WebCT  browsers: Firefox, Firefox svg, Opera, IE, Chrome  email: Thunderbird, OutlookExpress, webmail  logic circuit design: Digital Works

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