The MSc Social Computing programme addresses market demand by providing you with training for understanding, managing, developing, implementing and commercialising interactive social media on the internet.
The internet revolution has generated a social interactive environment that creates new business opportunities for enterprises. The MSc Social Computing programme addresses this market demand by providing you with training for understanding, managing, developing, implementing and commercialising interactive social media on the internet.
There are growing employment opportunities in this emerging field with many international software development enterprises such as Microsoft and Google, equipped with their own social computing and media development teams. A number of IT enterprises, including Apple and Oracle, own products with social computing functions while many companies successfully turn significant profits through social network sites such as Facebook, Amazon and TaoBao.
You will graduate equipped with the knowledge and skills to forge a successful career in the new interdisciplinary area of social informatics and internet computing.
By the you graduate from the MSc Social Computing, you will have:
You will complete eight modules in the first two semesters and a dissertation project in the third semester for a total duration of 18 months. The precise content of your dissertation project will be discussed and decided with your project supervisor and is subject to approval.
The completion of additional learning activities is required to complete your masters degree. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester.
Graduates from this programme are well prepared for positions such as research and development engineer, systems developer, and project leader in IT companies. The programme also offers a solid foundation to pursue further study at a doctoral level.