Six MSc programmes in the Department of Computing and Communication Technology at Oxford Brookes University have been successfully revalidated, and a new MSc in Computer Vision has been confirmed. The panel commended the MSc revalidation team for the innovative teaching and learning strategies employed. The team were also praised for the clear evidence of good team work in their approach to programme development.
The Computer Vision Group, whose work inspired the newly-created MSc Computer Vision programme.
The panel highlighted many distinctive features which they commended, including; the extension of the apprenticeship approach from undergraduate teaching into postgraduate, and the introduction and development of a research paper as part of the dissertation assessment. They also applauded the strong evidence of industry links highlighted in the development of programmes, and the on-going curriculum management. As well as the use of of industry standard tools, and live projects, often set by industry, to motivate learning and help students apply theory to real world problems. Similarly, the addition of the new MSc Computer Vision programme has been praised as ‘cutting edge’ and responsive to industry trends and needs informed by our own internally renowned vision group.
Faye Mitchell, programme lead for postgraduate Computing and Communication Technologies at Oxford Brookes University, commented, “The guiding principle behind these programmes is to enable students to enhance an industrially relevant combination of technical, vocational and academic skills obtained at undergraduate level that will underpin the lifelong learning needed for a successful career in these dynamic and fast moving subjects”.
The department is now also supporting the needs of non-traditional learners and people wishing to undertake continuing professional development by enabling them to take a PG Cert (60 credits / 3 modules) or PG Dip (120 CATS / 6 modules).
The MSc programmes now offered by Oxford Brookes are:
- MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Computer Science
- MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Software Engineering
- MSc/PGDip/PGCert in eBusiness
- MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Computing
- MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Mobile and High Speed Telecommunication Networks
- MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Mobile and Wireless Communication Systems
- MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Digital Media Production
- MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Computer Vision