Master of Computing (with Honours) - MCompu (H)
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This degree in security and resilience includes an industrial placement to give you practical work experience and boost your CV, as well as a year of study at master's level.
You will learn about the design and development of dependable software systems.
Explore different aspects of computing science – such as games design, bioinformatics, and security – in your first two years.
Spend a year on an accredited, paid industrial placement between Stages 2 and 3.
Study specialist modules in Stage 3 – such as cryptographies and software verification technology – to develop skills and knowledge for your chosen career.
Security and Resilience
Graduates of our degrees in Security and Resilience will have particular knowledge and skills related to the development of dependable software systems.
Armed with knowledge of issues such as security mechanisms for computing, software verification techniques and tools, cryptography, and cryptographic protocols, you will be well placed for employment in technical positions in software houses and with companies designing and deploying dependable software in safety-critical industry sectors.
Following a curriculum review, we are seeking British Computer Society (BCS) accreditation for our degrees so you can be assured that you will graduate with a degree that meets the standard set by the IT industry.
BCS is the Chartered Institute for IT. Studying a BCS-accredited degree provides the foundation for a chartered IT professional, engineer or scientist.
Teaching methods include:
- lectures – including guest lectures by visiting IT professionals
- tutorials – from our expert staff
- supervised practical work – which accounts for a significant amount of your time
- project work – to help you develop real-world business skills such as teamworking and project management
Project work includes a team project in Stage 2 to develop a substantial software product and a major individual project in Stage 4.
Industrial placement year
Your paid placement year takes place in Stage 3 and provides you with the experience of seeking and securing a job. You'll also gain practical experience, key business skills and industry contacts that will benefit your academic study and longer-term career.
We assess your placement by a short report and presentation, though the assessment will not count towards your final mark.
Preparing you for career success
In the present job market, computing science graduates are better placed than many others to obtain employment in a challenging and fulfilling career, and the employability of Newcastle graduates is particularly high.
An increasing number of employers require digital skills, meaning our graduates are highly sought after. They move into bespoke software development roles in software houses and computer manufacturers and also into corporate organisations that use computers on a larger scale, such as banking, insurance and manufacturing companies and public sector institutions.
As a graduate of Computer Science (Security and Resilience) you’ll be well placed for employment in technical positions in software houses and with companies designing and deploying dependable software in safety-critical industry sectors.
- United States
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Palestinian Authority
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- St Vincent
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Western Samoa
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