MSc Informatics: Software Project Management
The Master of Science programme in Informatics: Software Project Management is designed to engage across industry borders, teaching and exploring project management skills and issues equally applicable to students who come from a wide range of ICT-intensive backgrounds (such as software development, information, database, and communication management, software portfolio administration, e-technology project management). While there are a wide number of technical courses focusing on ICT available worldwide, we have introduced one of the few programmes specifically focusing on the different aspects of software project management.
This part-time Master of Science programme aims to cater for both professionals with a degree in a range of disciplines and work experience (as employees, contractors, and consultants in ICT-intensive positions) as well as computer science graduates with focus so far on the technical aspects of software development.
The programme allows students to acquire extensive software project management knowledge and skills, providing excellent opportunities for new career pathways. Students learn entirely online through the University's virtual learning environment with the programme making use of the latest web-based technologies to deliver quality teaching and a professional award whilst not disrupting students' working schedules.
Due to the online learning approach there is no requirement for students to attend the University of Aberdeen. Upon registration, students will be issued with a user id and password to gain access to the material.
These programmes offer a bridge to degree-level study for prospective students who have no formal qualifications. They are intended as an introduction to the teaching methods used within first year degree courses, and provide the opportunity for development and demonstration of the individual’s capability and potential for successful study at first year degree level. Throughout, the aim is to develop both study skills and the knowledge base appropriate to particular subjects.
The Summer School for Access is a ten week, full-time intensive course taken during the summer.
Access to Degree Studies can be taken over one or two years, with video and audio conference classes offered in either late afternoon or evening direct to study centres around Scotland.
Students who successful complete either the Access Programme or Summer School for Access are guaranteed a place at The University of Aberdeen, or they can continue with distance study with the Flexible Science Programme.
The Flexible Science Programme converts our current on-campus undergraduate science courses into online courses. They have all been specially packaged to preserve their essential features whilst making them available to a wider audience.
Students are not limited to the online material, but are welcome, whenever they are able, to join our on-campus students in lectures, tutorials or practicals, making this an idea study solution for those working in the offshore industry.
Students are allowed to accumulate credits by building up passes in a number of courses and to qualify for the award of a Certificate or Diploma in Science (Information Systems). Successful completion of this award can allow direct admission to year 2 or 3 of the full- or part-time BSc (or MSc) curriculum.
Anyone who is free to attend the standard day-time degree classes provided for full-time undergraduates, or who can negotiate appropriate flexi-time arrangements with their employer, can proceed as part-time students in all the degree programmes offered by the University of Aberdeen, with the exception of Medicine. [More Information]
Open Lecture Programme
The University offers members of the general public the opportunity to attend specified courses of lectures in a range of subjects, including Computing. Participants are not eligible to attend tutorials or practicals, to submit written work for assessment, nor to enter class or degree examinations. [More Information]