Computer systems affect every part of our daily lives and are used in every conceivable type of organisation. These systems are highly interdisciplinary with historical roots in mathematics, physics and electronics.
The MSc Applied Informatics programme will train you for advanced technical or managerial roles in computing areas such as finance informatics, information systems or telecommunications.
Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
Knowledge and skills
Studying the MSc Applied Informatics programme will equip you with:
- theoretical and practical knowledge of key technological and business areas in today's IT industry and research
- practical skills in research, analysis, realisation and evaluation of IT systems including the write-up of technical or research documents
- key tools enabling you to enhance and apply your skills in management, design and the implementation of IT-based solutions to different application domains.
You will undertake four required modules, a dissertation project and three optional modules from areas such as financial mathematics, telecommunications, interactive systems, social computing or information security.
- Data mining and Big Data analytics
- Project management
- Research methods
- Software architectures
- Computational methods in finance
- Computer systems security
- Image and video processing
- Interactive systems
- Mobile communications
- Object-oriented programming
- Social network analysis
- Social web programming.
Additional learning activities
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.
MSc Applied Informatics graduates will find employment in the IT sector as systems analysts, managers, software engineers, application architects, and developers or project leaders. Some students choose to continue as PhD candidates.