The School of Electrical Engineering and Electronics and Computer Science at the university has introduced six new MSc programmes that includes a year of working in industry.
The six programmes are:
- Energy and Power Systems MSc (Eng)
- Big Data and High Performance Computing MSc
- Advanced Computer Science MSc
- Advanced Computer Science with Internet Economics MSc
- Microelectronic Systems MSc (Eng)
- Telecommunications and Wireless Systems MSc (Eng)
The two-year MSc programmes share the same modules with their corresponding one-year programme. However, the two-year MSc option includes a year-long industrial project and placement in year two (either in the UK or abroad).
This opportunity to gain practical work experience helps students to strengthen their career prospects as they will have evidence of:
- Taking on projects in a professional work environment
- Applying classroom theory into real-world practice
- Developing key communication and interpersonal skills
- Building sector-relevant networks and knowledge
As well as new courses in the School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science, the School of the Arts has unveiled a new undergraduate offering in Game Design Studies.
Available to study as a Minor (25%) or Major (50%) subject on selected pathways it combines teaching from the departments of Architecture, Communication and Media, English, Music, and Philosophy to consider games and their design from every angle possible.
The video game industry is rapidly growing, and this course will begin to develop a new generation of professionals in this extraordinary field.
Dr Paul Turowski, Subject Component Leader, said: “There is a growing need for many jobs that are not only in the games industry, but in surrounding industries as well.
“This programme develops a wide range of skills that prepare students for employment at various entry points in the job market, including content creation, publishing, journalism, and marketing”.