Learn to design, develop, secure, and maintain constantly evolving network systems, such as wired, wireless, cloud-computing, and Internet of Things (IoT) networks.
Network systems are all around us. Networks of interconnected devices enable us to communicate, access information on the internet, and store data, among other things. Think of mobile banking, mobile healthcare, and mobile commerce: they wouldn’t be possible without the wireless and mobile networking technologies on which they are built. Not to mention IoT systems that enable industrial machinery and equipment, autonomous vehicles, and traffic light systems. These networks aren’t developed in isolation, they have a purpose. For example, what is the impact of a system using sensors to adjust the speed of a vehicle to the required limit in a traffic jam? This is a crossover between computer networking and electrical engineering. The specialisation in Internet Science & Technology will equip you with the knowledge and skills to design, develop, secure, and improve computer networks for a specific application in mind.
The core of the specialisation is studying different aspects of networks of interconnected devices such as computers, servers, routers, and switches, among others. For example, what are common networking problems associated with wireless and mobile technologies? How can you analyse and optimise the performance of fixed and wireless communication networks by applying mathematical and simulation techniques? Also, you will learn the fundamentals of IoT systems including architectures, protocols, embedded machine learning, data security, and application patterns. What about network security? How can you identify security risks to networks and come up with countermeasures to prevent hackers from invading a network? The specialisation will put you at the forefront of designing, securing, and managing computer networks and internet-based systems for public and private organisations in any domain.
Learn from professionals in the industry
Thanks to the state-of-the-art labs and research facilities at the EEMCS faculty and the guest speakers from industry partner organisations you will gain hands-on experience and work on real-life problems and solutions. For example, you can investigate how to deploy and manage clouds in a cost-efficient way while ensuring they provide the required services to the cloud users. What about assessing the energy usage of a wireless network and identifying opportunities for energy savings, such as optimising the network configurations or replacing older devices with more energy-efficient ones? Or you can dive into how future routers work by learning to write P4 code to program the processing and forwarding of packets at the data plane.
As a graduate of the Master's in Computer Science with a specialisation in Internet Science & Technology, you have acquired specific scientific knowledge, skills, and values that will help you in your future career.
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