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MSc Computer Network Management

Focus on the operation and management of computer networks and learn about the concepts, paradigms and functions as well as the underlying applications and tools for network management. This course is designed for candidates with a computer science or network qualification: it is also ideally suited for candidates with a business or management qualification that includes a significant IT component.

Course Overview

This applied course will teach you the fundamental importance of networked information management related to business objectives of an organisation. You will learn the skills to use computer network management tools and the systems and knowledge of current developments in information and communication technologies, standards and applications.

Aims of the programme

The MSc programme will provide you with:

  • An awareness and understanding of the increasing values that information management provides to the business objectives of all organisations
  • The ability to involve both the management and the user in the process of awareness, decision and implementation of a computer network.
  • The ability to prepare a project budget and implementation strategy appropriate for the management of a major IT project.
  • The ability to evaluate the technical organisational and economic aspects of developments as new opportunities for business process redesign and/or expansion.
  • The ability to make a functional and technical design of an information system based on project goals and company’s standards and quality systems.
  • The ability to evaluate the performance of a communication system using analytical and/or simulation tools and manage the implementation of a complete communication design project.

Future Careers

The large sums invested in computer networks and services have created a global market for graduates with network skills and on completion of this course you will have excellent career prospects within this field. Opportunities range from the design and management of Local Area Networks (LANs) to global Wide Area Networks (WANs).

Programme Structure

FULL TIME STUDENTS

YEAR 1

  • Computer Networks, Wireless and Mobile Communication Systems
  • Network Systems and Services
  • Network Management, Security and Disaster Recovery
  • Web-based Information Systems Management
  • Project Research and Communication Skills
  • Postgraduate Project in Computer Communications

PART TIME STUDENTS

YEAR 1

  • Computer Networks, Wireless and Mobile Communication Systems
  • Network Systems and Services

YEAR 2

  • Network Management, Security and Disaster Recovery
  • Web-based Information Systems Management
  • Project Research and Communication Skills
  • Postgraduate Project in Computer Communications

Course Delivery

Study Mode, Duration and Intakes

The programme can be studied full time (over one year) or part-time (over two years). The University Academic Calendar consists of two (2) terms a year. New students are admitted to the programme in the Autumn Term which starts in September each year.

Class Timings and Attendance

Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Village campus (Block 16) during the week (Sunday to Thursday) between 6:30pm and 9:30pm. You will be expected to attend one session per week per module, except for the Dissertation module in which you will be working individually on your project with some supervised elements. Attending scheduled weekly classes is an important requirement for completion of this programme.

Teaching and Learning

Taught modules are devised to ensure active learning both of the subject matter and of the skills essential to postgraduate level study. In addition to scheduled class time, students are expected to undertake independent study doing research work, preparing for lectures and seminars and working in groups.

A number of assessment methods are used at Middlesex University, and these vary depending on the content of the modules being taught. Assessment comprises a mixture of coursework, peer review, presentations and portfolio work. For example, you may give an oral presentation, read and comment on an academic article or write an academic essay. Case studies are used extensively. In addition, each module has a comprehensive range of on-line resources available to enhance your studies with us. You will receive detailed module handbooks each year with information on teaching and learning strategies, assessment methods and reading materials.

Career Opportunities

The large sums invested in computer networks and services have created a global market for graduates with network skills and on completion of this course you will have excellent career prospects within this field. Opportunities range from the design and management of Local Area Networks (LANs) to global Wide Area Networks (WANs).

Criteria for Admission

A second class honours degree (UK) or an equivalent overseas qualification in computer science or networks, or in a field that provided significant exposure to IT, for example, management, business, mathematics, science or engineering. We also accept applicants with degrees in other fields who can demonstrate relevant industrial experience combined with extensive IT background. If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL 575 (paper based) 233 (computer based).

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Module Narratives

BIS4430 Web-based Information Systems Management

The business strategy of an organisation should be supported by Information Systems IS and Information Technology IT strategy. In order to achieve this, developing IS should be part of an organisation s strategic planning. The module will explore major concepts, methods and technologies needed to develop business strategies for an organisation focusing on the Internet as the medium. Data management systems are now the central software of enterprise systems and the driving force behind E-Commerce. The module will cover the fundamentals of managing industrial data. This module aims to integrate theory and practice in a holistic manner. This module aims to give students the knowledge how to use and manage information systems to bring value to the organisation.

CCM4300 Computer Network Wireless and Mobile Communication Systems

Computer network technology enables a vast range of significant activity; business competitiveness, national security, personal communications to name but a few. In this module you will establish an understanding of the operation, capabilities, security issues affecting network and internet communication systems, business use of computer networks and the various ways in which these factors interact with each other.

CCM4340 Network Management, Security and Disaster Recovery

You will develop the conceptual knowledge and acquire the skills essential for the management of computer networks, their development and subsequent operation, monitoring and assessment, and the management of the security of enterprise information and network systems, including risk analysis, incident response and disaster recovery plans.

CCM4320 Network Systems and Services

You will study the design, implementation and maintenance of network systems and services. You examine concepts such as a network operating system and explore networking paradigms including socket and thread-based programming, Remote Procedure Calls (RPC), CORBA and Java RMI. You will also explore the design and implementation of Global Services such as Web Servers. The course concludes by looking at new developments in networking including Network Processors, Blade Servers and Grid Computing.

CCM4901/2 Postgraduate Project in Computer Communications

The project module provides the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of independent work, allowing you to integrate and develop further understanding of computer network management. You will be given the opportunity to use a combination of general and specialist computer communications and management knowledge and understanding in the solution of a practical problem, including the design and implementation of a complete system for upgrading communication systems and providing network management solutions. Project topics and utilities are proposed by either students or academics, and are essentially student organised. All project topics must be approved by an academic member of staff.

 

Tuition Fees and Payment Plans

Total tuition fees for the MSc Computer Network Management programme is AED 60,000. Attractive payment plans are available for students. For more information please check our website or alternatively contact our Admissions Office.