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Aim
Our Faculty of Engineering, Computing & Creative Industries has
three schools, each with a different specialism, but the same common
objective - to put you in close contact with industry. When you study
here, you’ll gain first-hand experience of the world in which ultimately
you will be working.




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Insideinformation                                                           We maintain a network of links with industry and
                                                                             professional bodies, and win awards for knowledge
                                                                             transfer work. Courses combine a balance of practical
                                                                             experience with theoretical knowledge of the subject.
                                                                             Our students benefit from a broad range of academic
                                                                             analysis, content and practical guidance, making our
                                                                             postgraduate courses innovative and up-to-date.

                     The Faculty of Engineering, Computing                   Internationalcollaboration                           of knowledge and expertise to important
                     & Creative Industries is made up of:                    The faculty has a successful record in                business problems.
                     > School of Arts & Creative Industries                  innovative international collaborations, such
                     > School of Computing                                   as the EU-funded ‘Journeyman’ virtual film            The faculty has an enviable track record in the
                     > School of Engineering & the Built Environment         school, resulting in a plethora of award-winning      success of its knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
                                                                             short films. In 2004 the Ian Tomlin School of         Each year seven of the 1,000 government-
                     Pioneeringresearch                                     Music (part of the School of Arts & Creative          funded programmes, in the Uk are selected for
                     > RM Logic: A faculty spin out company from the         Industries) hosted the Emmy award-winning             the coveted knowledge Transfer Partnership
                       School of Engineering & the Built Environment         composer Hummie Mann’s Pacific North West             Award, and programmes involving the faculty
                       was the recent winner of a SMART SCOTLAND             Film Scoring School.                                  have been selected for an award over the
                       award. RM Logic will use the award to                                                                       past four years. Recent examples include:
                       commercialise ECAD tools for the automated            Staffexpertise                                       > Proctor group: research has been carried
                       synthesis and optimisation of digital designs         Expert services are provided to industry by             out on the development of acoustic products
                       with the aim of producing simpler, cheaper            staff and can include some participation by             followed by a second programme to increase
                       and more efficient integrated circuits for            postgraduate students, providing them with              the company’s strategic use of IT.
                       the electronic industry – Prof Abid Almaini.          valuable experience. An example of the type           > SFX Technologies: research will be undertaken
                     > Scottish Integrated Research in Timber: In            of consultancy was the £750,000 Robust                  into the use of new materials and designs
                       collaboration with glasgow University and             Standard Details project to establish, through          for gel audio transducers for the laptop and
                       Forest Research this integrated four-year             sound insulation testing on sites, a ‘pattern book’     Tv markets.
                       project was awarded £1.2m from the Scottish           of Robust Details to meet Part E of the Building      > Action Scaffolding: research will be undertaken
                       Funding Council – Prof Philip Turner.                 Regulations (England and Wales). The Details            into the development of automatic analysis
                     > The SEEk project: A consortium of two US              were required to be designed, tested and                and design software for scaffolding systems.
                       federally funded agencies, five US universities       formulated for submission to the Office of            > Technical Fibre Products: is researching the
                       and the School of Computing to make                   the Deputy Prime Minister and the Building              development of non-woven conductive
                       fundamental improvements in data access               Regulations Advisory Committee. The project             fibres to enhance lightning strike and
                       and tools for ecological modellers worldwide –        involved extensive coordination of construction         electromagnetic protection in composite
                       Prof Jessie kennedy.                                  sites across the Uk, involving over 1,000               aircraft components.
                     > CardioDigital: A faculty spin out company             dwellings and the coordination of 15 consultancy      > Johnson & Johnson: seeks to develop and
                       formed in 2001 for the commercialisation and          firms, who were subcontracted to undertake              embed a capability for automated suture
                       development of pioneering work in the use of          the testing. This is the largest research project       assembly that will improve quality, remove
                       time-frequency decomposition techniques               ever undertaken by the house building industry          the requirement for manual inspection,
                       in medical signal analysis. Equity based              and involved over 350 building and                      reduce labour costs and increase capacity.
                       investment from the Wellcome Trust has                manufacturing organisations.                          > Oregon Timber Frame: research has been
                       allowed the company to expand its portfolio                                                                   undertaken to optimise the use of timber
                       and engage in dedicated research programmes           Knowledgetransfer                                      platform frames for domestic dwelling
                       involving the analysis of ventricular fibrillation,   knowledge transfer between the University               construction.
                       pulse oximetry signals, atrial fibrillation and       and industry, commerce and other branches
                       remotely sensed neonatal heart sounds –               of society now forms a significant part of our        Other examples include working with NCR
                       Prof Paul Addison.                                    activities. knowledge Transfer Partnerships           on the next generation of ATMs – looking at
                                                                             enable universities to apply their wealth             personalisation and biometrics.




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Research                                                                                                    The Faculty of Engineering, Computing & Creative
                                                                                                            Industries carries out research and knowledge transfer
                                                                                                            within 24 centres. The activities extend across three major
                                                                                                            thematic areas; Cultural & Creative Industries, Informatics
                                                                                                            and Infrastructure, with internationally renowned centres
                                                                                                            in Building Performance, Energy, Film, Teledemocracy,
                                                                                                            Timber Engineering and Transport.

ScreenAcademyScotland                              research and collaborates in a joint CTA-funded        committees covering the activities of the           CCCI–CentreforCultural
The School of Arts & Creative Industries, in         Masters programme including UCL/Imperial               built environment, including the International      &CreativeIndustries
collaboration with Edinburgh College of Art, has     College, Leeds, Westminster, Newcastle and             Standards Organisation (ISO), European              Research in the CCCI is characterised by the
been awarded the prestigious status of Skillset      Southampton. The Institute is a cross-                 Standards (CEN) and British Standards (BSI).        dynamic relationship forged between innovative
Screen Academy. This initiative by the Uk Film       institutional body with membership from                                                                    creative and critical practice in the areas of
Council and Skillset is designed to create centres   eight other Scottish universities. TRi is heavily      CISR–CentreforInfraStructureResearch           design, film, photography, visual culture,
of excellence in film practice throughout the        involved in several pan-European programmes.           CISR is involved in a wide range of research        journalism, publishing, music and literature.
country. The focus of these academies, which                                                                activities including environmental management,      Research is carried out in five component
is primarily the development of professional         ITRC–InternationalTeledemocracy                    solar electrical power, innovative design of        centres including; The Centre for the Book
and creative skills, has seen the launch of a        ResearchCentre                                        renewable and sustainable energy systems,           which focuses on literature and the history
suite of new postgraduate courses at Edinburgh       Working closely with governments, parliaments          network intrusion detection, power design           of publishing; the Centre for Design Research
Napier. These courses are an MA Screen Project       and NgOs across Europe and worldwide, ITRC             techniques for digital circuits, the optimisation   which specialises in design methodology,
Development, an MA Screenwriting and an MFA          has established an international reputation            of water distribution networks, the use of          theory and empirical studies of the design
Advanced Film Practice.                              as a research centre that combines relevant            recycled materials for construction, the            process; the Centre for Media & Citizenship
                                                     software engineering applications with political       settlement of landfill waste and the                which undertakes research in the areas of
CTE–CentreforTimberEngineering                  and sociological analysis. Research involves the       modelling of micro property markets.                alternative and community media, information
The CTE engages in a wide range of research          application of information and communication                                                               policy, journalism practices and media policy
activities, from applied research conducted          technologies to enhance and support the                CIR–CentreforInformaticsResearch               and regulation; the Sonic Fusion Centre which
in very close partnership with commercial            democratic decision-making processes, including        Research is carried out in four component           specialises in contemporary music performance,
organisations to long-term strategic research        the development of an analytical framework for         centres including; the Centre for Emergent          composition and musicology; and the Centre
to address the future needs of the industry.         electronic participation that will facilitate online   Computing which uses biologically and socially      for Research in Photography & Film which
The CTE also offers testing and consultancy          deliberation and support the structured feedback       inspired systems in which complex behaviour at      includes work in the areas of documentary
services within its range of expertise. The centre   from open responses.                                   the global level emerges from the interaction       and ethnographic lens media practice,
has recently obtained substantial funding for                                                               of large numbers of simple components; the          photography, film studies, digitalisation
two large research projects. A £1.2m Strategic       BPC–BuildingPerformanceCentre                      Centre for Mobile Computing & Security carries      and interactivity, and interpreting visual
Research Development grant from the Scottish         The BPC carries out research in the areas              out research in network emulation, computer         archives and exhibition practices.
Higher Education Funding Council to look at          of acoustics and sound insulation, building            security, forensic computing, software reuse
Sitka Spruce and a grant from the EU Northern        failure, energy efficiency, product performance,       and component design, ad-hoc networks,
Periphery Programme to look at timber                non-destructive testing, structural design and         mobile agents, network protocols and location
cladding for Scotland.                               sustainable development. The Centre has gained         based systems/tracking; the Centre for Software
                                                     an international reputation for applied research       Systems, Data Modelling & visualisation is
TRi–TransportResearchInstitute                  and consultancy in the built environment. BPC          involved in the development and application of
TRi is a distributed organisation, formed to         provides expert advice, prepares technical             novel database and object-oriented technology,
promote cross-disciplinary research in transport     presentations and produces publications and            with much of its research of a multidisciplinary
across all faculties at Edinburgh Napier. Its        design guides on regulatory changes to the             nature; the Human-Computer Interaction Centre
mission is to develop in Scotland a research         Uk Building Regulations. The centre provides           is a broad mix of theory, technology and practice
institute renowned throughout Europe and the         technical advice for all types of construction         including ‘navigation of information space’,
world for the quality and breadth of its work in     projects and for the development of new                experiential psychology, activity theory and
transport and related issues. The TRi is one of      construction design technologies and materials.        the application of ethnography to the analysis
five university centres specialising in transport    BPC participates in national and international         and design of human-computer systems.




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Academicprofile


Lecturer

PaulHolmes
SCHOOL OF ARTS & CREATIvE INDUSTRIES



Paul Holmes spent 16 years     Paul runs the MFA Advanced Film Practice
                               course, within the Edinburgh Skillset Screen
making fiction films and       and Media Academy. This course offers
Tv drama for the BBC and       postgraduate writers, producers and directors
                               the opportunity to make films to the highest
commercial channels before     professional standards, in one of the best
joining Edinburgh Napier       equipped film schools in the Uk. Our students’
                               graduation films have visited prestigious
University in 2006 as          festivals in cities all over the world including
Lecturer in Film Directing.    venice, Edinburgh, Beijing and kolkata, and
                               won numerous prizes. Our graduates have
                               gone on to win commissions for scripts,
                               shorts and feature films from Channel 4,
                               the Uk Film Council, and international
                               production companies.

                               Paul’s research interests include the study
                               of the creative process, and he is currently
                               developing a slate of short and feature
                               film projects.




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MFA                                                                                                         MA

AdvancedFilmPractice                                                                                      CreativeAdvertising


Are you an ambitious, talented and driven film       Subjectsinclude:                                      The dynamic world of advertising is fuelled by       Subjectsinclude:
director, producer or writer, looking to make the    Critical and Creative Practice; Professional           creative ideas and this course – the only one        Theory and Contexts of Advertising
leap from student to professional filmmaking? Or     Practice; Project Development and Preproduction;       of its kind in Scotland – will prepare you for       Communication; Creative Toolkit; Writing
perhaps you’ve been making high quality films        Project Production and Postproduction.                 the challenges of a highly competitive,              and visualising Advertisements; Campaign
for broadcasters, the internet or the corporate                                                             creative agency environment. Designed in close       Creation; Assessing and Presenting your
or semi-professional world and have always           Entryrequirements                                     collaboration with the Institute of Practitioners    Work in Advertising; Advertising Agency
wanted to work on the big screen?                    Ideally, an MA in a film-related discipline.           in Advertising, the course features master           Placement; Dissertation.
                                                     Alternatively, you may have equivalent                 classes by senior advertising professionals and
This one year course gives you the chance            professional or semi-professional experience.          a two week agency placement. You will develop        Entryrequirements
to develop, produce and complete a short             You will also be required to submit a portfolio        your creative skills, learn the theories behind      An honours degree or the equivalent in
cinema film to professional standards. In parallel   of your work. For international entry                  advertising, and make contacts that will help        professional experience. You will be asked
with this you will develop your creative and         requirements please see page 168.                      you to break into the industry.                      to undertake a copy test and if successful
professional skills through practical exercises                                                                                                                  will also be required to attend an interview.
and regular master classes with leading              Careerprospects                                       With its creative focus, this course gives you the   Students based outside the Uk will be offered
industry practitioners. Past sessions have           While career opportunities can be difficult to         chance to respond to real advertising briefs that    a telephone interview. If English is not your
featured director Michael Radford, director          come by in this industry, this course maximises        challenge your conceptual skills. You will learn     first language, you must have a minimum
of photography Seamus Mcgarvey and                   your chances of success. Your qualification            the best way to present your ideas and how to        IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent or substantial
producer Andrew Macdonald.                           carries Skillset Screen Academy status, one            work collaboratively and individually as you         experience using English as your working
                                                     of only a very few in the Uk – giving us and           create advertising across a variety of media,        language. For international entry
You will be working in an attractive filmmaking      our graduates a well-regarded credibility in the       including print, Tv, radio, outdoor and online.      requirements see page 168.
hub in the culturally vibrant city of Edinburgh.     industry. You will meet and work with industry
We offer great scope for collaboration, with         practitioners, building contacts and networks          Your critical evaluation skills will also            Careerprospects
more than 200 students engaged in film               that will help form the basis of a potential career.   be developed as you explore the theories             Competition is fierce in the advertising
activities – from cinematography and editing         Our graduates’ films have screened at festivals        behind successful advertising campaigns and          industry. While a qualification is no guarantee
to documentary and animation.                        throughout the world including Edinburgh,              critique your own and others’ work. You will         of employment, this course will give you a head
                                                     venice and kolkata and many of our alumni              also gain valuable real-world experience in          start in your chosen career. Creative directors
You will have access to a complete range of          go on to pick up prestigious awards and                your agency placement, as you learn to meet          and other senior industry professionals have a
professional production and post production          commissions after they complete the course.            deadlines and communicate effectively with           strong interest in the course and are keen to find
equipment, including HDCam, Super 16mm,                                                                     colleagues and clients.                              new talent. Your agency placement will expose
Avid, Final Cut Pro, Pro-Tools and a fully                                                                                                                       you to employers and generate a valuable set
equipped dubbing facility. You can also draw                                                                This course is studied full-time over one year       of creative ideas that will enhance your portfolio.
on one-to-one support from tutors who are                                                                   or part-time over two years.                         Recent graduates have developed interests not
themselves writers, producers and directors                                                                                                                      only in creative careers but also in planning,
in the industry.                                                                                                                                                 account management and media planning/
                                                                                                                                                                 buying – 75 per cent of graduates have
                                                                                                                                                                 found work in the advertising industry.




                                                        FT        £                                                                                                 FT        £


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Student Profile

JulieMcIntosh(Scotland)
MFAAdvancedFilmPractice


I chose this course as it         I found the MFA excellent and am using it as
                                  part of other active film making and practice.
was the best, next step           It is a very ‘hands on’ course with a high level
to develop my producing           of self-study which I have found very useful,
                                  especially in tandem with work on several ‘live’
knowledge – through               film projects. There have been several film-
practical application,            related opportunities which I have taken
                                  advantage of. This course has given me
regular masterclasses             a deeper understanding of producing for
with top film and television      Film and Television, good working practices
                                  and workflow.
industry professionals and
producing complementary           I have moulded the course elements to suit
                                  my film career goals. When I complete my
live projects. All the teaching   studies I intend to work in film production
                                                                                     “I have moulded the course
staff on my course have           and Tv departments, whilst establishing and
                                  building my name as a creative producer. Most       elements to suit my film
worked extensively in             professional accreditation comes from practical
                                                                                      career goals”
the film industry and the         filmmaking experience and methods in the film
                                  industry. I intend to establish educational and    JulieMcIntosh
technical staff are extremely     practical producing good practice through the
supportive. I want to learn       MFA and production work I do; then build on
                                  work placements, good working practice
from the best so that I can       development and a career development
join them!                        strategy, with the support of mentors, to
                                  establish a solid producing reputation in
                                  independent feature film, television and
                                  occasional documentaries.




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MA                                                                                                       MDes

CreativeWriting                                                                                         InteractionDesign


If you want to make a career in writing, this        Subjectsinclude:                                   Interaction Design is one of the newest            Subjectsinclude:
course is for you. You already have the talent       > PgCert: Creating Narrative;                       and fastest growing design disciplines in the      Design Research Methods; Design Reflection
and ideas – we will add the knowledge you              Theory and Innovation; Life Writing.              world. Emerging technological developments         and Contextualisation; Interaction Design
need to approach your chosen market with             > PgDip: Beyond Narrative; Theory and               in computing, electronics, engineering and         Prototyping; Interaction Design Major Studio
confidence, originality and skill.                     Authorship; Option (Writing for graphic           manufacturing now offer designers a multitude      Project; Interaction Design Theory; Masters
                                                       Novels; Writing genre Fiction; Writing for        of exciting opportunities.                         project or dissertation.
This course takes a fresh approach to the              games and Interactive Media; Screenwriting
training and support of aspiring writers,              or Life Writing and Creative Non-Fiction).        This innovative course will study how we           Entryrequirements
focusing on three key areas: narrative technique,    > MA: Major Project or Dissertation.                interact with products, environments, services     An honours Degree in any Art and Design
vocational skills and cultural context. Uniquely,                                                        and systems. It will explore the aesthetic and     discipline, or equivalent. Alternatively
the course also offers a dynamic range of            Entryrequirements                                  functional potential of new technologies by        equivalent knowledge and experience may
cross-disciplinary options and commercial            An undergraduate degree in any discipline is        experimenting with materials, and imagining        be considered. For specific international
specialisms, including screenwriting, writing        desirable. Alternatively, relevant experience       new services, products and systems and             entry requirements please see page 168.
for games and interactive media, graphic             will be taken into account. You will be asked       considering how they might contribute to
fiction and genre fiction.                           to submit a sample of writing and attend an         existing social, cultural, economic and            Careerprospects
                                                     interview. Students based outside the Uk will       technological infrastructures.                     graduates from this programme
The development of your own creative work            be offered a telephone interview. A high level                                                         will go on to work in the areas of:
will receive ongoing attention, with regular         of spoken and written English is required. If       This course covers multi-disciplinary skills and   > Interaction design
one-to-one monitoring sessions. You’ll also          English is not your first language, you must have   approaches in the planning, conception, design,    > Product design
learn a variety of professional skills, including    a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent. For     implementation, and support of interactive         > Design consultancy
editing, reviewing, adaptation, abridgement          international entry requirements see page 168.      products, services, environments, and systems      > Product engineering
and collaborative working.                                                                               to meet human needs and wishes. These range        > Digital business
                                                     Careerprospects                                    from user research to concept generation,
The course will host an exciting programme           Writing is a freelance occupation in an             from prototyping to manufacture and marketing.
of lectures and master classes from award-           extremely competitive field. The combination        Interaction Designers need to operate across
winning visiting writers and high-profile industry   of intensive creative development, vocational       diverse subjects and skill-sets. The common
experts as well as providing valuable informal       training and industry knowledge offered by this     link in this course is a people-centred design
networking opportunities.                            course will give you a head start on the path to    philosophy, which focuses on exploring real
                                                     publication, as well as opening up a variety of     people’s needs and desires in the context of
This course can be studied full-time over one        career opportunities across the cultural and        everyday living.
year or part-time over two years.                    media sectors.




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MA                                                                                                        MDes

InteractiveEntertainment                                                                                 InterdisciplinaryDesign


This ground-breaking course is ideal for those         Subjectsinclude:                                  Ideas and influences come from everywhere.          Subjectsinclude:
who want to pursue a career in the Computer            Writing and Concept Development for games          So why limit yourself to one discipline as a        Interdisciplinary Design; Design Contextualisation
games and Interactive Media sector. It provides        and Interactive Media; Entrepreneurship for        designer? This course will encourage you to         and Reflection; Research Methods for Design;
you with the rare opportunity to design a game         Creative Industries; Prototyping Interactive       experiment in and explore the world of design       Major project: Research and Conceptualisation;
or interactive media content, prototype it for         Media; Interactive Media Major Project.            through a wide range of areas - from fine art       Major project: Design, Development and
web, smart phone or console and prepare a                                                                 and engineering to social science and computing.    Evaluation; Dissertation.
business case to support its funding, production       Entryrequirements                                 By drawing on techniques and influences from
and distribution. Overall, you will gain a             An undergraduate degree in a related discipline    the schools and courses that surround you,          Entryrequirements
solid grounding in the practice, theory and            is desirable. Relevant professional experience     and experiencing the many different forms           An honours degree in a related discipline,
context of digital media development for               will also be taken into account. Applicants will   of creativity that each of these involve, you       such as art, social science, engineering,
entertainment, information, lifestyle, health          be asked to attend an interview and may be         will develop a personal style that reflects your    computing or business. However, all candidates
and educational applications.                          asked to submit a sample of creative and/or        interests. Whether you choose to express this       with relevant interests or career paths will be
                                                       entrepreneurial work. For specific international   through product design, architecture, interactive   considered, regardless of their qualifications,
This course is ideal for writers, designers,           entry requirements please see page 168.            design or any other form, the aim is to create      on an individual basis. For international entry
artists, animators, programmers, computer                                                                 uniqueness in both concept and form.                requirements see page 168.
games producers, digital artists and musicians.        Careerprospects
It will also suit anyone with an eye for innovation,   This course is industry-focused and ideal for      The creative skills you will learn will depend on   Careerprospects
business and creating the Digital Media content        aspirant digital media professionals working       your interests, and the disciplines from which      As a designer, you will have the choice of
of the future. This course also allows practitioners   independently or for an established company.       you draw your inspiration. visiting speakers        working independently or in an organisation.
of more traditional media to update their              An alternative route may be taken towards          and guest lecturers, successful practitioners       More and more employers are recognising the
knowledge and skills for this sector.                  postgraduate research at PhD level or              from industries as diverse as fashion design,       value of creative thinking and good design.
                                                       knowledge Transfer and Commercialisation           computing and architecture, will open doors         Depending on your creative focus, and the
The core modules on Writing and Concept                opportunities. Students of the predecessor         to a wealth of creative techniques and thought      skills you have acquired, you may find yourself
Development and Entrepreneurship are also              to this course have gone on to work in             processes. In a general sense, you will learn to    employed as a designer or conceptual thinker
available as standalone professional                   Computer games, Digital Media Business,            place design in a business context, and develop     in areas such as design, advertising, business,
development opportunities.                             Advertising, Broadcasting, Interaction             analytical and critical thinking in relation to     management, engineering, architecture
                                                       Design and Computing.                              both your work and that of others. Research,        or computing.
                                                                                                          conceptualisation and evaluation skills will
                                                                                                          also be taught, along with an understanding
                                                                                                          of relevant industry standards, with the aim
                                                                                                          of preparing you for real-world situations
                                                                                                          and opportunities to present your work. This
                                                                                                          course is studied full-time over one year.




                                                          FT       PT       £                                                                                    FT       PT        £


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MDes                                                                                                     MA

InteriorArchitecture                                                                                    Journalism


This course is for students who want to            Entryrequirements                                    This course offers an intensive, practically          This course can be studied part-time over two
develop and enhance a career in design,            An undergraduate degree in any creative               focused multimedia programme which is linked          years or full-time over one year.
architecture and the built environment. It         discipline is desirable. Relevant experience          closely to the industry. We combine traditional
offers you the opportunity to expand your          will also be taken into account. You will be asked    methods with new and developing technologies          This course has Broadcast Journalism Training
talent and ideas by developing the knowledge       to attend an interview and submit a sample of         in order to train you as a multimedia journalist.     Council accreditation and we are seeking
required to tackle your chosen discipline with     creative work. Applicants whose first language        You will leave equipped with skills for print,        acreditation from the Periodical Training Council.
confidence, innovation and skill. You’ll have      is not English will be required to meet IELTS level   online, television and radio news reporting
access to challenging creative briefs and          7.0 or equivalent. For specific international entry   and production.                                       Subjectsinclude:
relevant vocational advice, supported by the       requirements please see page 168.                                                                           > PgDip: Print & Online Journalism;
expertise of award-winning visiting industry                                                             To succeed you will have a passion for news             Radio & Television Journalism; Media Law;
professionals and experienced tutors.              Careerprospects                                      and an interest in the media industry, plus an          Public Affairs or global Current Affairs;
                                                   graduates will have a combination of cultural         instinct to find and tell stories. We develop your      Multimedia News Production; Journalism
Subjectsinclude:                                  and critical awareness and technical skills that      skills so that you can make sense of fast moving        in Context; Magazine Publishing.
This course includes a variety of specialised      will enhance their employability across the           situations and meet deadlines, whilst reporting       > MA: An academic or practically
content in areas such as architectural             entire design and architectural sectors. Your         facts simply and eloquently with honesty,               based dissertation.
conservation, urban and exhibition design          career prospects in Interior Architecture will be     integrity and creativity.
conditions, and interior architecture. Weekly      enhanced by your professional understanding                                                                 Entryrequirements
practical sessions are given to provide training   of construction technology and design methods.        You will learn a wide range of practical skills for   A 2.1 in your first degree and a demonstrable
in the development of design narrative and         Alternatively, you’ll have the versatility and        all news platforms and gain an understanding          interest in journalism, for example some relevant
turn your design intention into a considered       knowledge to adapt to a range of alternative          of media convergence. Our broadcast studios           work placement experience and/or a portfolio of
response to a design brief, along with training    design environments or the grounding to               and multimedia newsrooms provide an industry          stories. Non Uk students also need IELTS level 7.
in professional skills such as construction        undertake a practice-as-research PhD, or              setting, allowing you to experience life as a         For specific international entry requirements
management, host building analysis and             teach design in a variety of contexts.                journalist and develop essential employability        please see page 168.
collaborative creation.                                                                                  skills. You will also gain a firm understanding of
                                                                                                         media law, ethics and regulations, plus analytical    Careerprospects
                                                                                                         and critical skills, as well as good writing and      We have a high success rate for placing our
                                                                                                         research techniques.                                  graduates in jobs. You may find work as a
                                                                                                                                                               reporter, editor, press officer, feature writer,
                                                                                                         You will benefit from guest lectures and work         commentator, or production worker in broadcast,
                                                                                                         placements and be supported in developing             print or online. The industry placement you will
                                                                                                         your own industry contacts, allowing you to           undertake as part of your course is particularly
                                                                                                         have work published/ broadcast before you             valuable for making contacts and can often lead
                                                                                                         leave. This course benefits from its position         to an offer of employment. Placements are a
                                                                                                         within a dynamic capital city that is hometo          vital opportunity to gain industry experience
                                                                                                         so many creative industries.                          and show editors, and potential employers,
                                                                                                                                                               what you can do.
                                                                                                         You will make use of Edinburgh as a political,
                                                                                                         economic and cultural centre to provide a rich
                                                                                                         source of stories and settings for your work.

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MSc                                                                                                    MA

Publishing                                                                                             ScreenProjectDevelopment


This course offers you the specialist training and   Our staff are highly qualified, successful        Breaking into the film or television industries        Subjectsinclude:
experience required to succeed in the fast-paced,    publishing practitioners and academics in         takes skill, experience and contacts - all of which    Writing and Screen Project Development;
vibrant world of publishing. Publishing remains      their own right.                                  you will gain on this course. Part of Screen           the Business of Screen Project Development;
one of the most buoyant of the Creative                                                                Academy Scotland and endorsed by Skillset              Developing Interactive Media; Production
Industries and the Uk publishing industry            This course is studied full-time over one year    (the sector skills council for creative media),        Financing and Distribution; Project Development
is among the world’s strongest.                      or part-time over two years.                      this course is one of the few in the Uk to             Workshops and a dissertation or major project.
                                                                                                       focus on the real creative and business skills
You’ll find out why the industry remains             Subjectsinclude:                                of producing. You will have direct access to           Entryrequirements
vigorous and gain a wide range of skills,            > PgCert: Publishing in Context; Publishing       industry professionals, and the chance to              Usually an honours degree in an appropriate
professional knowledge and understanding.              in Practice: From Concept to Creation;          collaborate with writers and directors on              discipline – for example, a degree in creative
These will be enhanced during your organised           Creative Toolkit.                               Screen Academy projects. This is more than             writing, journalism, filmmaking or drama.
work placement and throughout the course             > PgDip: Publishing Placement & Professional      a theoretical grounding – you will graduate            Experience at a comparable level may also
you’ll gain research skills that deepen your           Development; Publishing in Practice: From       with experience and industry contacts, ready to        be acceptable. You will be required to attend
knowledge of this dynamic industry. You’ll             Creation to Consumer; Option: New venture       make your name in film or television production,       an interview, and/or be asked to show evidence
also have the opportunity to meet industry             Creation, From Script to Screen, Interactive    or progress to a further qualification.                of an aptitude for the course, appropriate
professionals and authors, visit publishers and        Media or Magazine Publishing.                                                                          experience, and an indication of how you
printers, attend prestigious events such as the      > MSc: Dissertation.                              Working in collaboration on scripts,                   might benefit from the programme. If your
London International Book Fair and socialise                                                           documentaries and interactive projects, you            native language is not English, you will need to
with publishers from across the industry. You        Entryrequirements                                will gain script development skills and learn          have IELTS level 7.0. For specific international
will graduate with an excellent understanding        A first degree at 2:2 or above or an equivalent   to work within a creative team. You will also be       entry requirements see page 168.
of publishing in an international context,           qualification or professional experience. If      guided through the business processes involved
including traditional book and magazine              English is not your native language you will      in bringing a project to life, from acquiring rights   Careerprospects
publishing, digital and corporate publishing.        be required to meet IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.      to budgeting, finance and distribution. Learning       Competition in the industry is fierce, but
                                                     For specific international entry requirements     the processes is just the beginning: you will be       your experience and contacts will set you apart.
With 40 years experience teaching                    see page 168.                                     undertaking very real projects that allow you to       As a graduate, you will have the option of self
publishing, we are the only university offering                                                        apply your skills and gain experience in liaising      employment on a project basis or a permanent
a postgraduate qualification in publishing in        Careerprospects                                  with active industry professionals and business        role with a screen-based business. Possible
Edinburgh – UNESCO City of Literature and            We have an excellent record of placing            contacts, both local and abroad. This course is        roles include creative producer, script editor,
home of Scottish publishing. Our Postgraduate        graduates in relevant employment because          studied full-time (two days per week attendance)       development producer or researcher. You may
Publishing programme is located in the Scottish      we provide you with the most up-to-date skills    over one year or part-time (one day per week           also take on a career in production, distribution
Centre for the Book, a renowned research centre      required by a rapidly advancing industry as       attendance) over two years.                            or sales, or progress to MFA Advanced Film
on books and reading (www.napier.ac.uk/scob).        well as critically important work experience.                                                            Practice (see page xx).
We have excellent links with Uk publishing           You will be prepared for work in a number
trade bodies such as Publishing Scotland,            of areas, including book publishing, editing,
Publishing Training Centre and the Periodical        design, production or marketing, magazine
Publishers Association as well as strong             and journal publishing, corporate and
international connections.                           online publishing.



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MA                                                                                                       PgCert

Screenwriting                                                                                            Screenwriting


If you’re determined to break into the                This course is studied full-time (two days per     This course is designed for students who wish         Subjectsinclude:
competitive world of screenwriting, this              week attendance) over one year or part-time        to develop their skills in dramatic writing for the   Writing and Screen Project Development;
highly regarded and Skillset-accredited Screen        (one day per week attendance) over two years.      film, television and interactive screen industries.   Script Development Workshop 1 & 2.
Academy Scotland course will maximise your                                                               It is an eight month, blended learning course that
chances. As well as giving you direction and          For further information go to                      combines online lectures, tutorials, discussions      Entryrequirements
guidance in developing and polishing ideas            www.screenacademyscotland.ac.uk                    and exercises with attendance at three intensive,     An honours degree in an appropriate discipline,
into finished scripts, you will learn how the         or email: info@screenacademyscotland.ac.uk         face-to-face workshops.                               such as creative writing, journalism, film-making
film, television and interactive media businesses                                                                                                              or dramaturgy. We will also consider recognition
operate. Practising industry professionals will       Subjectsinclude:                                  The course runs from February to August in            of prior learning (RPL) for candidates who
guide your learning, providing valuable insight       Writing and Screen Project Development;            two terms and you will undertake three modules        demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills
and contacts. During the course you will develop      Script Workshop; The Business of Screen Project    from our highly-successful MA Screenwriting           equivalent to honours degree standard. You
a portfolio of projects, including a ‘calling card’   Development; Developing Interactive Media;         degree that have been specially re-designed           will normally be required to take part in an online
script - an important tool for a new screenwriter     From Script to Screen and a major project.         for online delivery.                                  or telephone interview, and/or asked to produce
when approaching producers or directors. While                                                                                                                 evidence of aptitude, appropriate experience
your primary focus throughout the course will         Entryrequirements                                 The flexibility of a mainly online format makes       and an ability to benefit from the course. If your
be developing your writing skills for moving          A degree in a related field, or the equivalent     this course ideal for students who wish to            native language is not English, you will need to
media, secondary skills will also be addressed.       in professional or semi-professional experience.   develop their competencies by studying                have IELTS level 7.0. For specific international
This is a business that requires determination        You will be required to attend an interview        alongside their work, from distance or as part        entry requirements see page 168.
and discipline, and you will learn motivational       and present a writing sample or portfolio. For     of their continuing professional development.
techniques, collaborative skills and confidence       international entry requirements see page 168.                                                           Careerprospects
in presentation. Business issues are also                                                                Subject to availability, this course will include a   graduates will be ideally placed to enter the
covered, giving you insights into the financial       Careerprospects                                   Student Pass to the Edinburgh International Film      film, television or interactive industries with
and organisational processes of the industry.         As a screenwriter, you will find your work         Festival in June 2010. The Student Pass offers        the confidence that they have up to date,
                                                      could be utilised in feature film production,      you opportunities to attend screenings, master        professional knowledge of the craft, skills
This course is taught by active professionals -       short films, television, computer games or         classes and networking and industry events.           and processes required of them. This course
writers, producers and development executives         internet-based content.                                                                                  will provide you with the ability to continue
- who will provide experience, expertise and                                                                                                                   learning and adapting to the changing media
a network of contacts within various screen                                                                                                                    environment and develop your own distinctive
industries. You will also have the chance to                                                                                                                   voice within any one sector.
form working relationships with other students
at Screen Academy Scotland, Edinburgh Napier
and Edinburgh College of Art.




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MA

SoundProduction


If you are aiming for success in the competitive    Subjectsinclude:
worlds of sound production, sound reinforcement     Studio Sound 1; Screen Sound 1; Live and
and post production, this multi-faceted course      Events Sound 1; Audio Hardware and Software;
will enhance your technical knowledge, creative     Sound Design and Synthesis; Major Project.
skills and professional competence, enabling
you to be operationally effective in a range        Entryrequirements
of employment.                                      An undergraduate degree that focuses on
                                                    studio recording or equivalent professional
Through technical instruction, lectures,            experience. If your native language is not
workshops and self-study, you will develop          English, you will require IELTS level 6.0 or
proficiency in the sound industry’s standard        equivalent. For specific international entry
applications and equipment, with the option         requirements see page 168.
to undertake Digidesign’s in-demand ProTools
qualifications as part of the course. With          Careerprospects
opportunities for orchestral and group recording,   This course is tightly focussed on developing
film sound synchronisation, post production         skills that are required for success in the
and live sound mixing, this course is a potent      industry. It has been written in consultation
mix of challenging activities and high-level        with leading professionals in all areas of its
learning experiences.                               provision, ensuring an appropriate mix of
                                                    technical knowledge, critical insight, practical
From the start of the course you will build         expertise and employability skills. graduates
on prior learning and experience to develop         may find employment in sound reinforcement,
advanced knowledge and understanding of the         recording studios, live sound and sound design.
technology, skills, theory, context and issues
that are central to success in the professional
arenas of sound capture and manipulation.




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MSc                                                                                                       MSc

AdvancedNetworking                                                                                       AdvancedSecurity&DigitalForensics


A Masters degree in Advanced Networking               Subjectsinclude:                                   Computer security is currently one of the          Subjectsinclude:
offers you the opportunity to develop your            > PgCert: Routing Technology; Switching             key issues in Computing and is relevant to a       Security Fundamentals; Network Security;
knowledge of the application and deployment             Technology; Network Systems and Services.         wide range of activities, including networking,    Advanced Cloud and Service-based Computing;
of computer networks. A technically-based             > PgDip: Network Accessibility; Optimising          system design, software development and            Advanced Digital Forensics; group Project;
course, it will give you the tools you need to          Networks and Services and the option of           system integration. This course will present       Option; MSc Project.
pursue a career in the development and use              e-Security or Mobile Communication.               state-of-the-art current and future methods
of practical network systems.                         > MSc: Dissertation.                                in security and digital forensics using blended    Entryrequirements
                                                                                                          learning methods and flexible delivery.            An honours degree or equivalent in a
You will learn the techniques associated              Please note, January start subjects may vary.                                                          Computing/Engineering-related discipline.
with current computer networking practices,                                                               The course is informed by current and future       Alternative qualifications may be considered if
enabling you to develop and implement effective       Entryrequirements                                  methods in security and digital forensics. It      accompanied by appropriate work experience.
systems. You will also be instructed in current       An honours degree or equivalent with a good         builds on a strong foundation of research          For specific international entry requirements
research trends and provided with the means           coverage of computer networking. Alternative        and knowledge transfer, with key domain and        please see page 168.
to constantly extend and update your knowledge        qualifications may be considered if accompanied     industry collaborators and guest lectures from
and thinking on networking theory, practice           by appropriate work experience. For specific        industry experts. Where possible, the course       Careerprospects
and research.                                         international entry requirements please see         integrates with professional certification, such   In the computing industry, security-related
                                                      page 168.                                           as for Cisco Systems and Microsoft.                professionals have some of the highest salaries
While the examinations are not included as                                                                                                                   in their domain and the requirement for security
part of the course, we will prepare you for the       Careerprospects                                                                                       and digital forensic skills in many work-related
Cisco Certified Network Professional exams - a        Because of its emphasis on technical elements,                                                         areas has increased over the past few years.
valuable addition to your Masters qualification.      this course will leave you well equipped for a                                                         Your career prospects include areas such as
Our range of teaching systems will provide you        career in practical networking, ready to address                                                       security consultancy, network architect, digital
with the skills you need to apply critical analysis   real-life networking situations and problems.                                                          forensics investigator, network engineer, system
and logical thought processes to every aspect         As computer networks are in use in almost                                                              administration and software development.
of computer networking.                               every industry and workplace, networking
                                                      professionals are in demand, and you will have
                                                      the opportunity to work in a wide range of areas,
                                                      including research, education and training.




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Msc                                                                                                   MSc

AdvancedSoftwareEngineering                                                                         AppliedInformatics


This course will build on your existing knowledge   Entryrequirements                                By taking a Masters degree in Applied                Enterprise Computing; e-Security;
of software engineering to an advanced level and    An honours degree, at least two thirds of         Informatics, you will be furthering your             Information Systems group Project;
help you to pursue a career or further research     which was software engineering based, or          undergraduate computing studies or work              Management of Software Projects;
in this area. You will have an enthusiasm for       an alternative qualification with relevant work   experience in the areas of your particular           Managing knowledge; Parallel Applications
software technology from your first degree,         experience. You should also be competent in       interest. Choosing from a wide variety of            Programming; Programming for the Web;
or perhaps your work experience, and are keen       Object Oriented Design and a programming          optional modules, from Advanced Application          Security Compliance; Software Development 2;
to engage with a wide range of new materials        language such as C++ or Java. For specific        Programming to Web-enabled Business, you             Usability Engineering; User Experience; Web-
and technology.                                     international entry requirements please see       will be able to design a course that best suits      Enabled Business; Advanced Software
                                                    page 168.                                         your needs and career direction.                     Development; group Project; Network
We give you the opportunity to focus on the                                                                                                                Accessibility; Optimising Networks and
area of software engineering which interests        Careerprospects                                  As well as building on your existing computer        Services; Routing Technology or
you most by offering a number of module             This qualification can open the door to a wide    skills and taking them to the next level, you will   Switching Technology.
choices as well as the chance to specialise         range of careers. We prepare you for a career     learn to develop a critical understanding and an     > PgDip: Another two options
in state-of-the-art research topics such as         in development and use of practical software      analytical approach to your choice of specialist       plus a group project.
evolutionary and parallel computing. By             systems by equipping you with the skills that     areas. For example, you may choose software          > MSc: Dissertation
the end of this course you will have a good         employers require. Our courses have an            development or information systems, and focus
understanding of the principles of modern           emphasis on meeting real-world challenges,        on the skills involved, while a theme such as        Entryrequirements
software engineering and have developed an          supported by a mixture of theory, current         human computer interaction would obviously           An honours degree or equivalent with at
understanding of current research and future        technology and practical content.                 comprise different areas of study. Whichever         least a 50 per cent computing component.
trends in software engineering.                                                                       direction you choose, you will end the course        Alternative qualifications may be considered if
                                                    graduates can expect to find employment in        equipped with the expertise needed to take you       accompanied by appropriate work experience.
The course can be studied either full-time for      a variety of jobs and companies ranging from      further in your career. This course is studied       For specific international entry requirements
one year or part-time for two and a half years.     independent software houses to graduate trainee   full-time over three trimesters.                     please see page 168.
                                                    courses in large multinational companies.
Subjectsinclude:                                                                                     Subjectsinclude:                                    Careerprospects
> PgCert: Advanced Software Development;            You may also find opportunities for further       > PgCert: Three options (subject to availability)    Thanks to its flexibility of content, and the
  Programming for the Web and Advanced               study in research, either at PhD level or as       from Advanced Applications Programming;            high demand for well-qualified graduates in
  Application Programming.                          research assistants.                                Computer Systems; Database Systems;                the computing industry, this course can open
> PgDip: Two options from Management of                                                                 Information Systems Engineering; Interaction       doors to a wide range of careers. If you have
  Software Projects; e-Security; Emergent                                                               Design; Mobile Communication; Network              previous work experience in the field, you may
  Computing or Enterprise Computing. You                                                                Systems & Services; Software Development 1;        wish to return to it and take advantage of the
  will also take part in a group project that                                                           Strategic Thinking for Information Services;       increased opportunities for advancement that
  will develop your team working skills.                                                                Usability Methods; Action Oriented Research        your new skills offer. You could pursue a new
> MSc: Dissertation.                                                                                    (Contact); Audio and video Narrative;              role in your specialist area, or take on a
                                                                                                        e-Learning Application Development;                research, education or training role.
Please note, January start subjects may vary.                                                           Emergent Computing for Optimisation;




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MSc                                                                                                   MSc

BusinessInformationTechnology                                                                       EnterpriseWebDevelopment


This course combines both business and            Entryrequirements                                  A Masters degree in Enterprise Web Development      Subjectsinclude:
information technology features into one          An honours degree, or equivalent, in a discipline   brings together both the business and online        > PgCert: Web Design and Development;
advanced course. It allows you to control         with some IT, and/or business content. If you       worlds. You may be aiming to specialise in the        Information Systems Engineering;
the direction of your study by choosing from      have alternative qualifications or experience       field of web design or business systems analysis,     Computer Systems; Database Systems.
a number of modules across the business,          we welcome your application and you will be         or perhaps looking to apply your new skill in the   > PgDip: User Experience; Web-enabled
information technology and computing              considered on an individual basis. For specific     area of your original degree or work experience.      Business and the option of Management
curriculum. You may choose to study a mix         international entry requirements please see                                                               of Software Projects or Information
of subjects or you may choose to specialise.      page 168.                                           Either way, you will have an interest – but not a     Systems group Project.
Either way, you will make these decisions                                                             degree - in computers and the Internet and their    > MSc: Dissertation.
with the expert guidance of our staff.            You are not required to have any formal             potential for business development.
                                                  knowledge of computing before starting the                                                              Entryrequirements
The programme aims to help develop your           course. However, this is not an IT training         You will learn to design and construct web sites,   A British honours degree or equivalent in any
abilities through both theory and practice,       course and does require you to engage with a        and explore their applications and impact as        discipline (including Arts) other than computing.
whilst also improving your understanding in       wide range of new technologies in a relatively      they relate to e-business. More than a technical    A lower qualification may be considered if
the business information technology subject       short time, so familiarity with basic computing     course, it offers the strategies, principles and    accompanied by appropriate work experience.
areas of your choice.                             would be an advantage.                              systematic know-how that you need to keep           For specific international entry requirements
                                                                                                      abreast of continuing innovations in this rapidly   please see page 168. You are not required to
The course can be studied either full-time for    Careerprospects                                    developing industry.                                have any formal knowledge of computing
one year or part-time for two and a half years.   graduates with experience in both business                                                              before starting the course. However, this is
                                                  and information technology are a key area           As well as learning the theory and techniques       not an IT training course and does require you
Subjectsinclude:                                 of demand from employers in IT services.            involved, you will be given opportunities to        to engage with a wide range of new technologies
> PgCert: Managing knowledge;                     The different elements of this course offer         integrate and put them into practice through        in a relatively short time, so familiarity with
  Action Oriented Research; Option.               you a strong vocational focus and you can           substantial group and individual projects.          basic computing would be an advantage.
> PgDip: Strategic Thinking for Information       expect to find employment in both academic          Our philosophy is that by meeting real-world
  Services; Management of Software Projects;      and practical fields in widely diverse areas of     challenges during the course of your study, you     Careerprospects
  Option. Options come from a range of subjects   business information technology. Possible           will enter the career marketplace experienced       You will leave equipped with the skills
  including Computer Systems; Database            careers include business analyst, systems           and ready to dive straight in.                      needed to plan and create effective and efficient
  Systems; Enterprise Information Systems         analyst, information and library professional                                                           Internet sites, and the potential for real career
  with SAP; Information Systems Engineering;      and project manager.                                                                                    advancement. Where you take those skills
  Software Development; e-Security; Usability;                                                                                                            is up to you: into the world of web systems
  Web Programming and Interaction Design.                                                                                                                 development, or another branch of your current
  A selection of business modules may also                                                                                                                field, such as research, education or training.
  be available to you in agreement with the
  Business School.
> MSc: Dissertation.




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MSc                                                                                                       MSc

InformationSystemsDevelopment                                                                           InformationSystemsforFinancialServices


All organisations require information systems        Entryrequirements                                   This course will equip you not only with the         Entryrequirements
to operate efficiently and competitively, so we      An honours degree, or equivalent, in a               knowledge and skills required to work in an          An honours degree, or equivalent, in a discipline
have developed this programme based on the           discipline other than computing. Alternative         IT development environment, but also to help         other than computing or finance. Alternative
techniques of developing such computer-based         qualifications may be considered if accompanied      you to understand the requirements of business-      qualifications may be considered if accompanied
application systems. We have structured the          by appropriate work experience. For specific         side users in financial services organisations.      by appropriate work experience. For specific
course to develop your knowledge of information      international entry requirements please see          It has been designed in consultation with            international entry requirements please see
systems to an advanced level in a relatively short   page 168.                                            major financial institutions to ensure that their    page 168. You are not required to have any
time and provide you with the skills employers                                                            recruitment requirements are met, meaning that       formal knowledge of computing before starting
require. You will learn about how these systems      You are not required to have any formal              you gain an industry standard qualification and      the course. However, this is not an IT training
work, how the requirements for them are              knowledge of computing before starting the           excellent career prospects.                          course and does require you to engage with a
established and how they are designed and            course. However, this is not an IT training course                                                        wide range of new technologies in a relatively
developed. You will gain an overview of the          and does require you to engage with a wide           The course is jointly taught by the School of        short time, so familiarity with basic computing
importance of systems to organisations as            range of new technologies in a relatively short      Computing and the School of Accounting &             would be an advantage.
well as gain technical and communication             time, so familiarity with basic computing would      Economics. You will combine the study of
skills which the industry values.                    be an advantage.                                     financial markets and products with the concepts     Careerprospects
                                                                                                          and techniques of developing computer-based          This qualification can open the door to a
You will develop an understanding of                 Careerprospects                                     information systems. This course can be studied      wide range of careers, especially in banks and
information systems management and                   This qualification can open the door to a wide       either full-time for one year or part-time for two   insurance companies. You may find employment
development in organisations, and learn how          range of careers. You may find employment            and a half years.                                    within computer departments of organisations
to design and implement information systems          within computer departments of organisations                                                              as a trainee programmer, software engineer,
solutions. You will also gain transferable skills    as a trainee programmer; software engineer;          Subjectsinclude:                                    system builder, analyst or system tester.
in project management, time management               system builder; analyst or system tester.            > PgCert: Software Development;                      Alternatively, you could move into business
and communication.                                   Alternatively, you could move into business            Information Systems Engineering;                   areas as a graduate trainee, particularly in areas
                                                     areas as a graduate trainee, particularly              Computer Systems and Database Systems.             where a good understanding of information
This course is studied full-time over one year       in areas where a good understanding of               > PgDip: Web Design and Development; Personal        systems and their potential, is highly valuable.
or part-time over two and a half years.              information systems, and their potential,              Financial Planning and global Finance.             This qualification and the experience you will
                                                     is highly valuable. This qualification and           > MSc: Dissertation                                  gain of creating and commissioning computer
Subjectsinclude:                                    the experience you will gain of creating and                                                              solutions may also open up new opportunities
> PgCert: Software Development; Information          commissioning computer solutions may also                                                                 to you in your existing degree or work
  Systems Engineering; Computer Systems              open up new opportunities to you in your                                                                  experience area. You may also have the
  and Database Systems.                              existing degree or work experience area.                                                                  opportunity to move into academic fields
> PgDip: Web Design and Development, plus                                                                                                                      such as research, education and training.
  Software Development or Web-Enabled
  Business and an Information Systems group
  project or Management of Software Projects.
> MSc: Dissertation.




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MSc                                                                                                   MSc

InteractiveSystems:UserExperience                                                                  SoftwareTechnologyfortheWeb


These days, it’s not enough for an interactive     Subjectsinclude:                                  This course will provide you with the theoretical   Entryrequirements
media experience to be merely functional.          > PgCert: Interaction Design; Usability            and practical skills involved in developing         An honours degree, or equivalent, in a
The user expects an entertaining, fun or             Methods and the option of Web Design and         modern web-based computer systems. This is          discipline other than computing. Alternative
stimulating experience and the industry              Development or Programming for the Web.          a technical course designed for you to pursue       qualifications may be considered if accompanied
demands professionals who are able to              > PgDip: Audio and video Narrative; User           a career in the development and use of practical    by appropriate work experience. For specific
deliver just that.                                   Experience; Option of group Project (normally    software technologies for web-based systems         international entry requirements see page
                                                     taken by full-time students), Action Oriented    development. At its core are four key               168. You are not required to have any formal
This course draws on up to the minute                Research or Management of Software Projects      technologies: software development using            knowledge of computing before starting the
technology and theory to meet the needs of           (normally taken by part-time students).          Java, Oracle databases, computing internals,        course. However, this is not an IT training course
the web design and digital media industries.       > MSc: Dissertation                                and internet-based client and server side           and does require you to engage with a wide
You will learn to create enjoyable digital media                                                      software applications. You will expand your         range of new technologies in a relatively short
experiences that engage the user, as well as       Entryrequirements                                 current knowledge and critical thinking             time, so familiarity with basic computing
developing your knowledge of the theories          A British honours degree or equivalent in          towards web-based computing and information         would be an advantage. You do not need
that underlie the deceptively simple concept       any discipline (including Arts). Alternative       technology. Building on previous knowledge          to know programming already but you do
of interactivity.                                  qualifications may be considered if accompanied    and practice, this course extends it into new       need to be able to analyse and research.
                                                   by appropriate work experience. For specific       approaches and methodologies.
This course combines theory with practice          international entry requirements please see                                                            Careerprospects
and you will develop valuable skills and           page 168. You are not required to have any         The course can be studied either full-time for      Previous graduates have found employment
knowledge in both. You will learn practical        formal knowledge of computing before starting      one year or part-time for two and a half years.     in jobs ranging from programmers and web
skills such as programming, web page design        the course. However, this is not an IT training                                                        based programmers in small software houses
and usability methods and learn the theories       course and does require you to engage with a       Subjectsinclude:                                   to graduate trainee programmers in large
behind the psychology of interactivity and         wide range of new technologies in a relatively     > PgCert: Software Development;                     multinational companies. This qualification
user behaviour, research and management            short time, so familiarity with basic computing      Programming for the Web; Computer                 and the experience you will gain of creating
of interactive projects.                           would be an advantage.                               Systems and Database Systems.                     and commissioning computer solutions may
                                                                                                      > PgDip: Software Development and e-Security.       also open up new opportunities to you in your
                                                   Careerprospects                                     Full-time students will also undertake a          existing degree or work experience area. Other
                                                   Successfully completing this course will lead to     group project. Part-time students study           graduates have moved into academic fields
                                                   career opportunities in a number of areas, such      Management of Software Projects.                  such as research, education and training.
                                                   as design houses, web solutions providers and      > MSc: Dissertation. This can either be done
                                                   mobile phone manufacturers. As a graduate in         in industry or with one of the school’s highly
                                                   User Experience, you will be in high demand,         rated research groups.
                                                   as more and more businesses and research
                                                   institutions realise the importance of the
                                                   user experience in their interactive systems.




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MSc                                                                                                     MSc

AdvancedMaterialsEngineering                                                                          AdvancedStructuralEngineering


This course offers you an advanced qualification      This course is normally studied full-time over    On this course, you will develop skills in the       Subjectsinclude:
in engineering and the opportunity to develop a       one year but there is also a part-time route      analysis, design and assessment of engineering       Advanced Mechanics of Materials and FEA;
specialised knowledge of materials engineering.       taking up to three years. Entry is possible in    structures under general, environmental, seismic     Advanced Structural Concrete 1 &2 – Analysis
It is one of very few such courses offered at         September or January.                             and extreme loading conditions. Accredited by        and Design; Advanced Structural Steel Design
Masters’ level in the Uk, putting you at an                                                             relevant industry bodies and designed to meet        1 & 2; Forensic Engineering; Structural Dynamics
advantage over other engineering graduates.           Subjectsinclude:                                 the needs of the construction industry, this         and Earthquake Design; Foundation Design to
The course covers the core materials topics of        Metallic Materials; Plastics Materials;           course offers a wide spectrum of structural          Eurocode 7; MSc Dissertation.
metals, plastics, ceramics and composites, but        Ceramics and Composites; Smart Materials          engineering principles, as you learn about
also explores the progressive areas of forensic       and Surfaces; Forensic Materials Engineering      issues relating to steel and concrete structures.    Entryrequirements
engineering and product failure investigation,        and Energy Materials; MSc Project – a focused                                                          An honours degree in either science or
new and smart materials and the use of                piece of industrially relevant research,          Through this highly technical, one year course,      engineering or an alternative qualification
materials in energy generation.                       normally carried out on placement.                you will develop skills in numerical simulation      with relevant work experience. For specific
                                                                                                        using a variety of software. You will also learn     international entry requirements see page 168.
You will gain exposure to the latest trends in        Entryrequirements                                failure analysis methods, the Eurocodes for
design, materials, manufacturing processes,           An honours degree or a recognised,                the design of various construction materials         Careerprospects
testing and advanced applications by taking           equivalent, professional qualification, in a      under varied loads and the legal issues              As a qualified structural engineer with
full advantage of our modern technology and           science or engineering discipline is required.    surrounding construction.                            advanced training, you will be in demand in the
computing facilities. We have been successfully       A non-honours degree or experience which                                                               construction industry worldwide. Alternatively,
teaching a Masters’ programme in materials            demonstrates that you possess relevant            The course is accredited by the Institute of Civil   you may choose to use this course as the basis
engineering for seventeen years, leading the          knowledge and skills may also be acceptable.      Engineers, the Institute of Structural Engineers     for further education or extensive research.
way in the study of this field. You will benefit      For international entry requirements please       and the Institution of Highways and Transport.
from our first class research and knowledge           see page 168.                                     Industry practitioners are regularly utilised as
transfer partnerships with both local and                                                               guest speakers and lecturers.
national businesses. We have excellent industry       Careerprospects
links and encourage you to interact with the          You will have excellent job prospects as
industry too. All projects are practically focused,   so few people have materials engineering
with emphasis on using industry standard              skills, expertise and knowledge. This will give
manufacturing and testing equipment. Plus             you enhanced employment prospects in
many projects are live, meaning you will be           almost all engineering, science, design and
working for real clients.                             manufacturing disciplines. In particular,
                                                      you may find roles in Manufacturing,
You are encouraged to undertake your project          Design and Chemical Engineering.
during an industry placement, which may lead
to further employment. Other industry links
include case studies, guest lectures and
industrial visits.




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MSc                                                                                                  MSc

ArchitecturalTechnology&BuildingPerformance                                                      Automation&Control


Developed to meet the demands of the modern       Subjectsinclude:                                  This course will extend your skills into a specialist   Subjectsinclude:
construction industry, this course incorporates   Concrete Form & Construction; Building             area of your choice. You’ll gain experience             Strategic Management; Embedded System
current construction techniques and explores      Performance 2; Lifetime Homes – Sustainable        and expertise in advanced engineering and               Applications; Automation and Robotics;
the latest regulatory and commercial issues.      Building Design; Timber Form & Construction;       management skills, culminating in a major               Research Skills and Project Management;
You will build on your existing qualifications    Option of Building Performance 1 (Acoustics)       project to demonstrate your practical knowledge.        Control Engineering; Mechatronic Systems;
or experience in this area to develop a good      or Building Performance 3 (Energy &                                                                        MSc Project or Dissertation.
knowledge of architectural technology, building   Microrenewables); Option of Advanced Digital       This course will build on your existing
performance and the legislative framework that    Media or Regulation, Compliance & Certification;   engineering skills. Depending on your area of           Entryrequirements
governs the industry. The course offers a well    Design Project & Technical Report.                 specialisation, you’ll develop advanced learning        An honours degree in an engineering discipline,
balanced blend of theory and practice which                                                          and practical experience in a wide range of             or other qualifications or relevant experience
prepares you for the workplace. You will gain     Please note, the option Advanced Digital Media     engineering applications, from management               that demonstrates appropriate knowledge
a broad understanding of the construction         is not available to distance learning students.    and research skills to mechatronics, control            and skills. For specific international entry
industry and learn how to apply this to create                                                       and design. You’ll also hone your independent           requirements please see page 168.
design solutions.                                 Entryrequirements                                 learning skills, management techniques and
                                                  An undergraduate degree in Architecture or         collaborative abilities.                                Careerprospects
This course is built around the knowledge         Architectural Technology. This course is also                                                              Advanced engineering graduates are highly
and current applied research of three of the      suitable if you are already working in the         This course provides a valuable combination             sought after in industry. Your specialisation will
University’s key research units; the Building     construction industry (for example as an           of engineering and management subjects                  open up a variety of career choices in both the
Performance Centre, Scottish Energy Centre        architectural technician) and seeking to improve   giving you a more rounded and employable                private and public sectors, such as engineering
and the Centre for Timber Engineering.            your formal qualifications. You will be required   set of abilities. You’ll benefit from the on-campus     research, design and development and
You will gain the knowledge and experience        to submit a portfolio of work and attend an        research focus and our use of current techniques        engineering management.
required to complete a major design project       interview. For specific international entry        and software packages will provide you with
that should enhance your career prospects.        requirements see page 168.                         real-world experience to take into your
                                                                                                     eventual career.
                                                  Careerprospects
                                                  This course can improve your employment            This course will be put forward for accreditation
                                                  opportunities in the field of architectural        by the Institute of Engineering and Technology
                                                  design and technology. It also provides you        (IET). Combined with a suitable accredited
                                                  with many of the skills required to enter the      undergraduate degree, the MSc will then
                                                  house construction sector.                         satisfy the academic requirements of the Uk
                                                                                                     Engineering Council for Chartered Engineer
                                                                                                     (CEng) status.




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MSc                                                                                                       MSc

CommunicationEngineering                                                                                 ComputerAidedEngineering


With an advanced degree in communication              Subjectsinclude:                                   More and more, engineering design is turning          Subjectsinclude:
engineering, you will be able to tap into one of      Mobile and Microwave Communication; Digital         to digital technology for innovative solutions.       Automation and Robotics; visual Basic
the world’s most rapidly developing industries.       Techniques; Digital Signal Processing; vHDL and     Automation, robotics and other computer aided         for Applications; Computer Applications in
Mobile, optical, satellite and microwave              FPgA Design; Digital Communication; Research        processes are revolutionising a wide variety          Engineering; CAE Management; Mechanical
communications systems are proliferating              Skills and Project Management; MSc Project.         of industries. In this course, you will learn the     CAE; Manufacturing Systems and Technology;
around the globe: you will learn the technologies                                                         theory and practice of integrating business,          MSc Project.
behind their design and implementation, and           Entryrequirements                                  design, manufacturing and control systems
the skills needed to apply them to specific           An honours degree in an appropriate discipline.     in engineering through the application of             Entryrequirements
projects. As well as learning the theories            An appropriate professional qualification or a      computerised systems.                                 An honours degree in an Engineering discipline,
behind communication engineering, you                 degree and relevant work experience will also                                                             Physical Science or Technology. An Honours
will gain practical experience in electronic          be considered. Full time study for two trimesters   We offer a comprehensive program that                 degree in other numerate disciplines (eg Maths)
and communication design and systems.                 and a project undertaken in industry in part-time   combines theoretical learning with practical          may be considered if supported by relevant work
You will learn both to collaborate and work           mode is also possible. For specific international   application. Our industry-experienced staff is        experience. An ordinary degree in the required
independently, applying your skills through           entry requirements please see page 168.             on hand to provide support, while recognising         discipline plus relevant work experience will be
projects to a variety of software and                                                                     that at this advanced level you are able to           considered. For specific international entry
hardware technologies.                                Careerprospects                                    learn independently.                                  requirements please see page 168.
                                                      As with most engineering-based fields,
We believe in reinforcing theory with practical       career prospects are very good. Your advanced       As well as building on those abilities to learn       Careerprospects
application. That’s why we focus on laboratory        qualification could see you pursuing a career       independently and think critically, you will          As a rapidly developing field, computer-aided
sessions and input from professionals working in      in communications design; research and              learn to analyse engineering problems and apply       engineering offers excellent employment
the field. You will also benefit from our teaching    development or communications marketing.            your knowledge of digital applications to create      prospects. You will be in demand for roles such
philosophy, which encourages independent                                                                  solutions. You will gain experience in assessing      as design engineer; project manager; computer-
thinking as well as collaborative skills.                                                                 the different needs of various sectors of industry,   aided engineer; engineering consultant.
                                                                                                          and develop an advanced understanding of the
This course is studied full-time over one year.                                                           use of computer-aided engineering systems
You will learn by a variety of teaching methods                                                           in business. Importantly, given the rapidly
including lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory                                                       accelerating nature of the industry, you
sessions and through independent study.                                                                   will also learn to make decisions in complex,
                                                                                                          unpredictable and changing situations. This
                                                                                                          course is studied full-time over three trimesters.




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MSc                                                                                                   MSc

ConstructionProjectManagement                                                                       ElectricalEngineering


This course offers a well balanced blend of        Subjectsinclude:                                  The understanding of power distribution,            Subjectsinclude:
theory and practice which prepares you for         Strategic Management; Project Management;          electrical drive system, digital techniques         Strategic Management; Digital Techniques;
work as a project manager in the construction      Project Appraisal and Finance; Production          in signal processing, strategy in organisation      Digital Signal Processing; Research Skills and
industry. Project managers are responsible for     Management; Procurement Strategy and Project       management and project management, form             Project Management; Distributed generation;
controlling and coordinating the development       Risk Management; MSc Dissertation.                 a strong foundation for a successful electrical     Industrial Drive Systems; MSc Project.
process from concept through to construction                                                          engineer at a higher level.
and are in high demand across a number             Entryrequirements                                                                                     Entryrequirements
of industries.                                     Typically, you will need an honours degree in      This course will build on your existing             An honours degree in an engineering discipline,
                                                   a technical discipline. However, applicants with   engineering skills to develop advanced learning     or other qualifications or relevant experience
We offer a comprehensive program that              a social sciences background seeking to gain       and practical experience in a wide range of         that demonstrates appropriate knowledge
combines theoretical learning with practical       an understanding of construction project           engineering related applications, from strategic    and skills. For specific international entry
application. You will learn how to manage          management are encouraged to apply.                management and research skills to electrical,       requirements please see page 168.
finances, risk, and construction as well as        Alternatively, an appropriate professional         distributed generation and industrial drive
gain a solid foundation in procurement strategy.   qualification or a degree and relevant work        systems. You’ll also hone your independent          Careerprospects
The course also covers technological theory        experience will also be considered. For specific   learning skills, management techniques and          Advanced engineering graduates are highly
and practice linked heavily to industry so you     international entry requirements please see        collaborative abilities.                            sought after in industry. Your specialisation will
 will graduate ready to progress into a role in    page 168.                                                                                              open up a variety of career choices in both the
the industry immediately. We regularly interact                                                       This course will be put forward for accreditation   private and public sectors, such as engineering
with the business community to make sure           Careerprospects                                   by the Institute of Engineering and Technology      research, design and development and
that the course is as relevant as possible and     This qualification has excellent job prospects.    (IET). Combined with a suitable accredited          communication industries.
we invite industry professionals to appear as      You will graduate into an industry where your      undergraduate degree, the MSc will then
guest lecturers.                                   skills are in high demand. You may go on to work   satisfy the academic requirements of the Uk
                                                   in roles including Project Manager; Construction   Engineering Council for Chartered Engineer
You will gain an industry recognised               Contractor; Consulting Engineer; Quantity          (CEng) status.
qualification as this course is accredited by      Surveyor; Architect or Management Consultant.
the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
(RICS) and the Institution of Civil Engineers
(ICE). This course can studied full-time for
one year, part-time over two years or flexibly
by distance learning using online teaching
methods and independent study with
appropriate support and resources
provided by our experienced staff.




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MSc                                                                                                      MSc

EmbeddedSystems                                                                                         Energy&EnvironmentalEngineering


An embedded system is a purposely designed          Subjectsinclude:                                    Energy and the environment are increasingly          This course will be put forward for accreditation
processing system to perform single or multiple     Strategic Management; Digital Signal Processing;     taking their place as a major issue in today’s       by the Institute of Engineering and Technology
intended functions. This system is essential        Embedded Systems Applications; Research              world. With this qualification, you will build on    (IET). Combined with a suitable accredited
and controls many of the devices in use             Skills and Project Management; Digital               your current credentials in the field, or take the   undergraduate degree, the MSc programme
today, ranging from consumer electronics to         Communication; vHDL and FPgA Design;                 first step into this vital industry. The course      would then satisfy the academic requirements
household appliances and transport systems          MSc Project.                                         emphasises management techniques and theory,         of the Uk Engineering Council for Chartered
to medical equipment.                                                                                    while also addressing the scientific background      Engineer (CEng) status.
                                                    Entryrequirements                                   associated with sustainable construction and
This course will extend your skills into a          An honours degree in an engineering discipline,      renewable and alternative energies.                  Subjectsinclude:
specialist area and you’ll gain experience          or other qualifications or relevant experience                                                            Strategic Management; Sustainability and
and expertise in advanced engineering as            that demonstrates appropriate knowledge              As well as advanced engineering principles           Environment; Design Methods; Research
well as management skills, culminating in a         and skills. For specific international entry         and practices, you’ll learn to effectively manage    Skills and Project Management; Distributed
major project to demonstrate your practical         requirements please see page 168.                    projects and develop your research skills. You       generation; Control Engineering; MSc project
knowledge. The aim of this course is to build                                                            will be given practical experience in applying       or dissertation.
on your existing skills and develop advanced        Careerprospects                                     these principles to the investigation and
learning and practical experience in a wide         Advanced engineering graduates are highly            development of renewable energy sources,             Entryrequirements
range of engineering applications. This course      sought after in industry. Your specialisation will   such as solar, wind and wave energy.                 A recognised honours degree (or other
provides a valuable combination of engineering      open up a variety of career choices in both the                                                           qualification at equivalent level), or an
and management subjects, giving you a more          private and public sectors, such as engineering      You’ll be studying in a vibrant research             alternative qualification and appropriate
rounded and employable set of abilities             research, design and development and                 environment in the area of alternative energy.       experience. For international entry
and skills.                                         communication industries.                            The on-campus presence of the Scottish               requirements see page 168.
                                                                                                         Energy Centre (a hub of energy-based research,
This course will be put forward for accreditation                                                        knowledge and expertise) and academic groups         Careerprospects
by the Institute of Engineering and Technology                                                           such as the Sustainable Energy Research group        Once qualified, you may start your career in
(IET). Combined with a suitable accredited                                                               illustrate our strong focus on energy and            an environmental engineering area, such as
undergraduate degree, the MSc will then                                                                  environmental issues.                                energy production, engineering consultancies,
satisfy the academic requirements of the Uk                                                                                                                   research, building services and environmental
Engineering Council for Chartered Engineer                                                                                                                    engineering design.
(CEng) status.




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MSc                                                                                                      MSc

EngineeringDesign                                                                                       EnvironmentalSustainability


As an addition to your existing qualification in    Subjectsinclude:                                    Extremely relevant in today’s climate-aware           Entryrequirements
engineering, this course will open up the area of   Design Methods; Applied Design; Computer             world, this course is aimed at graduates from         A recognised honours degree (or other
engineering design, giving you opportunities for    Applications in Engineering; Design Analysis;        a wide range of disciplines. Whether you’re           qualification at equivalent level), or an
employment and a specialist understanding of        Mechanical Computer Aided Engineering;               an engineer, architect, lawyer or accountant,         alternative qualification and appropriate
the field. With an emphasis on computer-aided       Product Design; MSc Project.                         it will give you the qualifications you need          experience. This course is broad based and
design, you will learn effective organisation,                                                           for a career in either the renewable and              targeted at a diverse student body, including
implementation and operation of design systems.     Entryrequirements                                   traditional energy industries.                        civil engineers, electrical engineers, building
                                                    An honours degree in an engineering discipline                                                             services engineers, mechanical engineers,
The skills you will gain will be focused on         or an honours physical science or technology         With an emphasis on sustainable development           architects, architectural technologists,
computer-aided design and you will graduate         degree if you can support it with relevant work      principles and practice, this course takes an         quantity surveyors, lawyers, accountants
with the ability to analyse projects and provide    experience. An ordinary degree in the appropriate    industry-focused approach, with particular            and estate managers. Candidates with a
design solutions. Independent, critical thinking    discipline plus relevant work experience will also   application to the water sector, property             background in the social sciences seeking
will be taught and you will be involved with the    be considered. For specific international entry      development and building design. You will also        to gain an understanding of sustainable
more practical skills of selecting materials and    requirements please see page 168.                    study national and international environmental        development are encouraged to apply.
components for product applications. You will                                                            legal principles, opening the door to a possible      For international entry requirements
work both individually and collaboratively,         Careerprospects                                     career in sustainability-based projects worldwide.    please see page 168.
developing professional capabilities in             After graduating, you can expect to be
engineering design.                                 offered a wide choice of employment prospects.       You will graduate with the ability to analyse         Careerprospects
                                                    These could include design engineering;              and plan environmental sustainability solutions,      Once qualified, you will be well placed to take
This course is studied full-time over one year.     project management; CAE work and                     particularly relating to water, building and          on an analytical or developmental position in
                                                    engineering consultancy.                             property. You will develop your communication         any company or institution that incorporates
                                                                                                         skills, and be able to exchange theory and ideas      an aspect of environmental sustainability,
                                                                                                         on a wide range of sustainability issues, including   such as construction contractors; consulting
                                                                                                         environmental law, building design and waste          engineers; quantity surveyors; architects; local
                                                                                                         management. This course is one year full-time.        and central government; housing associations;
                                                                                                                                                               management consultants; manufacturers or
                                                                                                         Subjectsinclude:                                     service sector organisations.
                                                                                                         Sustainability and Environment; Environmental
                                                                                                         Law; Sustainable Building Design; Waste
                                                                                                         Management; Integrated Management Systems;
                                                                                                         Sustainable Urban Property Development;
                                                                                                         Sustainable Water Resources Management;
                                                                                                         MSc Dissertation.




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MSc                                                                                                      MSc

FacilitiesManagement                                                                                    MechanicalEngineering


These days, it’s no longer enough for business       Problem solving skills will be highlighted,         The understanding of stress/strain in structure         Subjectsinclude:
to simply own and run property and other             as well as effective communication and              integrity, philosophy of design, design method,         Strategic Management; Sustainability and
property-based resources. They must be               presentation methods.                               analysis method using finite element and                Environment; Design Methods; Research
managed economically, efficiently and                                                                    computer aided solutions, project management            Skills and Project Management; Computer
effectively, so as to provide maximum income         Subjectsinclude:                                   and strategies in organisation management               Aided Engineering; Design Analysis;
or output. This course will train you in the         Strategic Management; Facilities Management 1       all form a rounded package of skills for a              MSc Project or Dissertation.
principles and methods of successful facilities      & 2; Law and Administration; Building Economics;    mechanical engineer at a higher level.
management, from technological processes to          Property Asset Management; MSc Dissertation.                                                                Entryrequirements
commercial considerations. You will gain insights                                                        This course will extend your skills into a specialist   An honours degree in an engineering discipline,
and make valuable contacts through industry          Entryrequirements                                  area and help you gain experience and expertise         or other qualifications or relevant experience
visits and guest speakers who are current            A recognised honours degree or equivalent,          in advanced engineering and management                  that demonstrates appropriate knowledge
industry practitioners.                              or an alternative qualification and appropriate     skills. You’ll develop advanced learning and            and skills. For specific international entry
                                                     experience. The course is targeted at a diverse     practical experience in a wide range of related         requirements please see page 168.
Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered     student body. graduates with a background in        engineering applications. You’ll also hone your
Surveyors, this internationally-recognised           the social sciences are encouraged to apply. For    independent learning skills, management                 Careerprospects
course will provide you with a stepping stone        international entry requirements see page 168.      techniques and collaborative abilities.                 Advanced engineering graduates are highly
to professional qualifications. Broad-based in its                                                                                                               sought after in industry. Your specialisation
outlook, it caters to students from a wide range     Careerprospects                                    This course will be put forward for accreditation       will open up a variety of career choices in
of backgrounds who can bring skills from their       You will graduate with the academic component       by the Institute of Engineering and Technology          both the private and public sectors, such as
current disciplines to the field. Whether you are    of a professional qualification, ready to take up   (IET). Combined with a suitable accredited              engineering research, design and development
an architect, estate manager, accountant, lawyer,    a position managing property assets for a variety   undergraduate degree, the MSc will then                 and engineering management.
or even hold a degree in Social Sciences, this       of employers. Through your exposure to industry     satisfy the academic requirements of the Uk
course could take you that extra step into a         contacts throughout the course, you will have       Engineering Council for Chartered Engineer
fascinating and rewarding career.                    the opportunity to make contacts that could         (CEng) status.
                                                     lead to employment within the industry.
Through direct teaching and research, you
will learn the principles involved in facilities
management. You will develop your ability to
analyse, assess and design solutions, and gain
an understanding of the business drivers and
constraints that influence these solutions.




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MSc                                                                                                    MSc

Mechatronics                                                                                           PolymerEngineering


Do you want to study a modern, varied and         subject, which puts us at the cutting edge of        Plastics are present in practically every facet     Subjectsinclude:
revolutionary engineering subject? Mechatronics   this new and exciting technology. You will benefit   of life, and play a large part in shaping the       Strategic Management; Composites and
combines elements of electronic, mechanical       from our knowledge transfer partnerships with        look and feel of today’s world. This industry-      Ceramics; Plastics Materials; Research Skills
and software engineering into one exciting        industry, such as with BAE Systems who have          accredited course - the only one of its kind in     and Project Management; Flow Analysis
and rapidly evolving area of engineering.         chosen us to deliver mechatronics training to        Scotland - takes your solid foundation in polymer   and CAE; Forensic Materials Engineering;
Mechatronics has seen a massive growth            their maintenance engineers.                         engineering and adds a strong emphasis on           MSc Project or Dissertation.
recently. It is used in everyday objects like                                                          management skills. You’ll study a range of
CD players, cameras and washing machines          Subjectsinclude:                                    engineering and management subjects that            Entryrequirements
as well as in cutting edge robotic technology     Automation and Robotics; Electronic Devices;         cater for your intended career.                     A recognised honours degree, or other
such as interplanetary explorers.                 Embedded Systems Application; Control                                                                    qualifications or experience that demonstrates
                                                  Engineering; Mechatronic Systems; vHDL               This course is one of very few with an              appropriate knowledge skills at SCQF level 10.
This course aims to provide you with an           and FPgA Design; MSc Project.                        accreditation in Polymer Engineering. The           For specific international entry requirements
advanced understanding of and expertise                                                                national centre for education and training in       please see page 168.
in the mechatronics skills that are in high       Entryrequirements                                   polymer processing for more than 40 years,
demand from employers. You will learn to          An honours degree in an engineering discipline       we’ve built up an enviable relationship with        Careerprospects
design products and processes effectively         (including software engineering). An honours         the Scottish plastics industry and its              You will have a world of choice when it comes
with a focus on quality, functionality, speed     degree in physical science or technology may         associated bodies - many of which are               to career prospects: the plastics industry is in
and reliability. You will learn to apply your     be considered if supported by relevant work          headed by Edinburgh Napier graduates.               need of graduates for positions in manufacturing,
engineering skills to practical engineering       experience. An ordinary degree in the required                                                           conversion or end-user operations all over the
situations in automation and product design       disciplines plus relevant experience will also       As well as reinforcing your existing engineering    globe. You will be joining previous Edinburgh
using the most up to date industry standard       be considered.                                       skills and developing them further, we will equip   Napier graduates who have found themselves
equipment and software.                                                                                you with knowledge of and expertise in various      moving towards rewarding senior positions.
                                                  For specific international entry requirements        management techniques and theories. You’ll          Networking and making the contacts needed
You will learn to understand mathematical         see page 168.                                        graduate with a combination of engineering          to find your ideal position is made easier
methods and broad engineering science                                                                  and management skills to prepare you for the        by our industry connections, and your
concepts, then apply these to the design and      Careerprospects                                     next level of your career.                          managerial skills will raise you above the
development of a microprocessor-based product     Due to a skills shortage in this area of                                                                 level of engineering graduates. Possible
or process. You will also gain advanced skills    engineering, you can expect to be offered            This course will be put forward for accreditation   career roles include engineering researcher,
in design techniques, components and systems,     a wide choice of employment prospects, in            by the Institute of Engineering and Technology      engineering designer/developer and
computer aided engineering and modelling          areas such as project management, automation         (IET). Combined with a suitable accredited          engineering manager.
techniques. We were the first university          systems, control system design, process design,      undergraduate degree, the MSc programme
in Scotland to recognise the potential of         product design and embedded systems design.          will then satisfy the academic requirements
mechatronics by offering a course in the                                                               of the Uk Engineering Council for Chartered
                                                                                                       Engineer (CEng) status.




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MSc                                                                                                    MSc

ProductDesignCommercialisation                                                                       Property&ConstructionManagement


The economy is increasingly dependent on            Subjectsinclude:                                  Property and construction play a key role in         Subjectsinclude:
innovation and entrepreneurship and engineered      Design; Applied Design (Engineering);              the structure of our society and economy. The        Management, Law and Administration;
products increasingly encompass aspects of          Enterprise; Research Methods; Modelling            industry requires managers who can meet the          Property and Construction; Economics;
both service and infrastructure. This course        and Prototyping; Options; Dissertation and         growing challenges of market forces and new          Production Management; Procurement
will build on your technical skills within the      product development project.                       technologies. This course will give you all the      Strategy and Property Development;
context of the development of commercially                                                             skills you need to succeed in your chosen            MSc Dissertation.
viable products and services. You’ll gain           Entryrequirements                                 career in this field.
expertise in product design, business               An honours degree, usually in an engineering                                                            Entryrequirements
management and entrepreneurship.                    discipline though other disciplines will be        You will learn through a well balanced blend         Usually an honours degree in an engineering
                                                    considered or other qualifications and/or          of theory and practice. As well as gaining a         discipline. Applicants with a social sciences
The course comprises design, engineering            relevant work experience that demonstrate          solid foundation in construction management          background seeking to gain an understanding
and business modules around a core of practical     appropriate knowledge and skills. For specific     and procurement strategy, you will learn about       of construction project management are
development, modelling and prototyping (both        international entry requirements please see        the wider economic and legal frameworks of           encouraged to apply. Alternatively, an
physical and computer-based). Your final            page 168.                                          construction. The course covers technological        appropriate professional qualification or
project will use a synthesis of all these skills                                                       theory and practice linked heavily to industry       degree and relevant work experience will
and is complemented by a more analytical            Careerprospects                                   so you will graduate ready to progress into a role   also be considered. For specific international
dissertation on a topic of your choosing.           After graduating, you will be ideally qualified    in property development immediately. You will        entry requirements please see page 168.
                                                    to work in entrepreneurial companies in industry   gain an industry recognised qualification – this
Although the entrepreneurial nature of the          or even your own start-up company. graduates       course is accredited by the Royal Institution of     Careerprospects
course is ideally suited to those heading for       may also find appropriate opportunities within     Chartered Surveyors (RICS).                          This qualification has excellent job prospects –
careers in agile Small to Medium-sized              the service sector, and your project and                                                                you will graduate into an industry where your
Enterprises (SMEs) or new start-up businesses,      dissertation can be tailored towards this          This course is studied full-time over one            skills are in high demand. You may go on to
it is equally suited to those looking at product    if desired.                                        year, part-time over two years or flexibly           work in roles including Property Developer,
development roles in larger companies.                                                                 by distance learning allowing you to study           Construction Contractor, Consulting Engineer,
                                                                                                       independently in your own time.                      Quantity Surveyor and Management Consultant.
This course will be put forward for accreditation
by the Institute of Engineering Designers and
the Institute of Engineering and Technology
(IET). Combined with a suitably accredited
undergraduate degree, this course will then
satisfy the academic requirements of the Uk
Engineering Council for Chartered Engineer
(CEng) status.




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MSc                                                                                                      MSc

PropertyManagement&Investment                                                                         Safety&EnvironmentalManagement


With tighter financial control and productivity     Subjectsinclude:                                    Almost identical to our MSc in Environmental          Entryrequirements
becoming the watch words for most professions,      Management; Law and Administration;                  Sustainability, this course adds the element          A recognised honours degree (or other
property management is no exception. These          Property and Construction; Property                  of health and safety law at an advanced               qualification at equivalent level), or an
days, to effectively engage in property markets     Investment; Property Asset Management;               level, opening up an even wider range of              alternative qualification and appropriate
you need the skills to analyse financial and        Project Management, Property Development;            employment options.                                   experience. This course is broad based and
investment data, as well as being aware of          MSc Dissertation.                                                                                          targeted at a diverse student body, including
the wide range of principles that underpin                                                               You will graduate with the ability to analyse         civil engineers, electrical engineers, building
management of property investment assets.           Entryrequirements                                   and plan environmental sustainability solutions,      services engineers, mechanical engineers,
Whether you’re from an estate management            A recognised honours degree or other                 particularly relating to water, building and          architects, architectural technologists, quantity
or business background, this RICS accredited        qualification at equivalent level. Alternative       property. You will develop your communication         surveyors, lawyers, accountants and estate
course will equip you with the ability to keep      qualifications together with appropriate             skills, and be able to exchange theory and ideas      managers. Candidates with a background
abreast of rapid developments in all property-      experience may also be considered. As the            on a wide range of sustainability issues, including   in the social sciences seeking to gain an
related areas, and the methods with which to        course is targeted at candidates with prior          environmental law, building design, waste             understanding of sustainable development
effectively apply them.                             experience in a property or construction             management and health and safety.                     are encouraged to apply. For international
                                                    discipline, consideration will be given to                                                                 entry requirements see page 168.
Working with industry practitioners, you            any prior qualifications and experience. For         Subjectsinclude:
will gain skills in the analysis, interpretation,   specific international entry requirements            Sustainability and Environment; Environmental         Careerprospects
diagnosis and development of technical              please see page 168.                                 Law; Forensic Engineering; Sustainable Building       Once qualified, you will be well placed to take
solutions in a broad range of construction and                                                           Design; Waste Management; Health and Safety           on an analytical or developmental position in
property matters. You will be trained to keep       Careerprospects                                     Law; Integrated Management Systems;                   any company or institution that incorporates
up with industry developments in the economy,       With investment in property and the rate of          Sustainable Urban Property Development;               an aspect of environmental sustainability,
property valuation and property inspection, with    development likely to continue on into the future,   Sustainable Water Resources Management;               such as construction contractors; consulting
the eventual aim of achieving RICS professional     qualified property practitioners will be in high     MSc Dissertation.                                     engineers; quantity surveyors; architects; local
accreditation once in the workplace. Your           demand. You may join a local firm, or work on                                                              and central government; housing associations;
communication skills will also be developed,        a private portfolio. Alternatively, you may find a                                                         management consultants; manufacturers and
giving you the confidence you need to interact      place in international property, as buyers are                                                             service sector organisations.
with buyers and fellow industry professionals.      increasingly looking to foreign markets for
                                                    residential and investment purchases.
Accredited by the RICS, this one-year course
can be undertaken full-time or part-time, with
some modules available as distance learning
and can lead to full Chartered status once
you’ve graduated.




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MSc                                                                                                     MSc

TimberEngineering                                                                                      TimberIndustryManagement


Timber is, in many respects, the ideal              The Centre for Timber Engineering is based          Whether you are currently employed in the          Subjectsinclude:
construction material, particularly in terms        at Edinburgh Napier, introducing a broad range      timber industry, or are looking to enter, this     Management; Project Management;
of its structural attributes and environmental      of research and industrial activity to the course   course will equip you with a comprehensive         Sustainable Building Design; Timber Materials
efficiency. Timber is the only truly sustainable    material. Our strong links with industry ensure     knowledge of the relevant management and           and Applications; Timber Form and
material - every cubic metre of timber used         course materials are in line with current and       legislative issues. Unique in the Uk, the course   Construction; Dissertation.
instead of another building material saves          future industry requirements and the course is      draws on the education, research, consultancy
0.8 tonnes of CO2 being released into the           accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers    and knowledge-transfer expertise of the            Entryrequirements
atmosphere. There is an increasing demand           and the Institution of Structural Engineers.        Edinburgh Napier-based Building Performance        Usually an honours degree. Alternatively,
to use timber as a building material, which                                                             Centre, the Scottish Energy Centre, and the        an appropriate professional qualification or
has created the need for qualified engineers        Subjectsinclude:                                   Centre for Timber Engineering. Their strong        a degree and relevant work experience will also
with specialised knowledge and appropriate          Timber Form & Construction; Analysis & Timber       links with industry will add to your level of      be considered. For specific international entry
expertise in this area.                             Design 1 & 2; Sustainable Building Design; Timber   experience and employability. As well as           requirements see page 168.
                                                    Materials & Applications; Project Management        managerial skills, you will learn to work in
You will learn the principles of designing a        Skills. MSc students complete a dissertation in     the legislative context that governs the use       Careerprospects
timber structure, particularly considering the      addition to the taught elements.                    of timber in today’s construction industry. You    Should you be already working in the timber
nature of the material itself and its properties.                                                       will be given the knowledge that will allow you    industry, in either a managerial or technical
Design codes are being standardised across          Entryrequirements                                  to understand, critically evaluate and manage      role, you will find your employment options
Europe through Eurocode. The design of timber       An honours Degree in engineering,                   every aspect of the timber industry’s supply       will be enhanced on graduation. Entry into the
structures will be in accordance with Eurocode      science, mathematics or another appropriate         chain. Presentation, communication and             industry, either directly from university or from
5: Timber and in conjunction with Eurocode 0:       numerate discipline. Alternatively, a BSc/BEng      analytical skills will also be developed.          another field, will also be facilitated, thanks to
Basis of Structural Design and Eurocode 1:          in engineering, or another appropriate                                                                 the practical experience and industry contacts
Actions on Structures. You will develop a           numerate discipline together with                   Our course content and our links with well-        you will encounter throughout the course.
broader understanding of design methods             approved industrial experience.                     respected industry bodies such as the Centre
through laboratory testing of structural                                                                for Timber Engineering, Building Performance
elements, providing you with an appreciation                                                            Centre and Scottish Energy Centre combine
of how timber, timber composites and                                                                    to make this course unique in the Uk. We offer
connections behave under applied                                                                        a comprehensive programme that combines
loading conditions.                                                                                     theoretical learning with practical application.
                                                                                                        The course is taught over one year.




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                                        Student Profile

                                        JesusMenendezAmigo (Spain)
                                        MScTimberEngineering


                                        I moved to Edinburgh           The facilities at Edinburgh Napier University
                                                                       are excellent, especially when compared to
                                        from Barcelona to study        other universities. The Jack kilby Computing
                                        at Edinburgh Napier            Centre is open 24 hours a day and is an excellent
                                                                       resource. I feel the teaching staff are the best
                                        University. I find Edinburgh   asset of Edinburgh Napier University, as they
                                        a good place to study as       are excellent and very supportive. I can always
                                                                       get one-to-one attention with my course leader
                                        it has an excellent student    and if I ever have a query, I know that I can
                                        atmosphere and is very         go to any lecturing staff for assistance.

                                        multicultural, although the    Edinburgh Napier University and the Centre
                                        weather is very different      for Timber Engineering, have an excellent
                                                                       reputation and strong industry links worldwide.
                                        from Barcelona!                Networking within industry is hugely important
                                                                       and my course allows me to develop industry
                                                                       links by working within different companies.
                                                                       I am required to complete a dissertation for my
                                                                       qualification and the university have arranged
                                                                       for me to do this in New Zealand. This is an
                                                                       excellent and unique opportunity which other
                                                                       universities would not have offered. Edinburgh
                                                                       Napier University has completely fulfilled all
                                                                       my expectations and I can’t wait to start my
                                                                       dissertation in New Zealand.
      “Edinburgh Napier University
       and the Centre for Timber
       Engineering, have an excellent
       reputation and strong industry
       links worldwide”
       JesusMenendezAmigo




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MSc                                                                                                         MSc

TransportPlanning&Engineering                                                                            Transport&UrbanEnvironment *
                                                                                                            * Subject to validation




Developments in transport continue to shape            The course will provide you with the skills to       This new course will bridge the increasingly      Subjectsinclude:
the world we live in and influence the economic        evaluate and analyse transport problems,             important gap between urban design/               Transport Policy; Traffic Management; Urban
and social well-being of communities. The              policies and strategies, as well as an               development and transport planning. The           Planning; Urban Design; Psychology and Human
transport of people and goods provides a serious       understanding of transport modelling                 development industry has a growing need           Response of Transport Interventions; Interior
challenge to society and there is a continuing         and transport appraisal techniques from              for design professionals with an understanding    Architecture Studio 1; Sustainable Urban
need for transport planners and transportation         both theoretical and practical perspectives.         of the relationship between developments,         Property Development; Transport Research
engineering specialists to meet it. This course        The course provides an overall view of the           the space around them and their relationship      Methods (Qualitative and Quantitative);
will provide you with the specialist skills required   management of transport operations and               with the transport network; while roads           MSc Dissertation.
to enter a career in the transport field.              the longer term strategic goals and outcomes         authorities are grappling more and more
                                                       for transport planning and policy processes.         with the tensions between ‘link’ and ‘place.’     Entryrequirements
You will gain a thorough knowledge of the              This course is studied full-time over one year,                                                        A recognised honours degree at 2:2 or above
nature of transportation and techniques for            or over three years by part-time or distance         To provide professionals with this kind of        or equivalent. For specific international entry
analysing transport problems. You will learn           learning modes.                                      background, the programme covers topics           requirements see page 168.
how transport operations are planned, designed,                                                             including transport policy, traffic management,
constructed and maintained as well as how              Subjectsinclude:                                    urban planning and urban design.                  Careerprospects
to develop effective transport strategies. This        Public Transport; Transport Policy; Highway                                                            graduates will have grounding in both areas
course is suitable for you if you have an interest     Planning and Design; Traffic Engineering Control;                                                      so that they leave equipped to work in local
in transport planning and engineering and a            Transport Models; Transport Research Methods;                                                          authority transport planning and planning
relevant engineering qualification, a social           Transport Economics and Appraisal; Traffic                                                             departments or for developers and specialist
sciences degree or a business related degree.          Management and an MSc Project.                                                                         urban design/transport consultancies.
If you are already working in the industry you
can take advantage of our part-time and                Entryrequirements
distance learning study options, giving                An honours degree normally at a minimum
you the opportunity to expand your                     2:2 level. An ordinary degree with relevant
professional capabilities.                             industrial experience will also be considered.
                                                       You will also need Scottish Higher or A Level
You will benefit from our excellent links with         Maths, or equivalent. An appropriate professional
industry and gain a good understanding of the          qualification may also be considered. For specific
transport profession from industrially relevant        international entry requirements see page 168.
teaching, meeting with practitioners and building
your own industry contacts. This course is             Careerprospects
accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics     This industry accredited qualification offers good
and Transport (CILT), and is approved by the           longer term career prospects, especially as there
Institute of Highways and Transport (IHT) and          is an underlying demand for transport planners
the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) leading       in the Uk due to a major skill shortage. You may
to Chartered Engineer Status.                          go on to find work in transport consultancies,
                                                       local authorities or government agencies.



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