The Master of Service-Oriented Computing (MSOC) is a postgraduate programme focused on the interdisciplinary area of service-oriented computing. It is aimed at graduates who desire a taught master's programme and will present some of the latest developments and trends in both practice and research in the area. This one-year master's by coursework will build on professional experience in the information technology (IT) sector and prepare graduates for the growing cloud computing, service science and service-oriented computing sectors.
Service science, cloud computing and service-oriented computing are growth sectors that are starting to demand experienced graduates. There is an acknowledged lack of IT professionals equipped with skills to work in the new environment where both applications and services are increasingly reliant on distributed computing in its contemporary forms such as cloud computing.
In service-oriented computing, application components are assembled into a network of services, such as the internet based web services. The service-oriented approach allows the creation of flexible and dynamic business processes across organizations and computing platforms.
The programme will:
- Provide a further training opportunity for those who have already been in employment in the IT sector;
- Engage students in one year postgraduate study in a computing discipline which will offer prospective employers a valuable mixture of professional and technical skills;
- Enable high quality graduates from other disciplines who meet the entry criteria to develop their practical competencies in a similar set of professional and technical skills and;
- Provide all students with advanced knowledge in the specialist area of service-oriented computing.
Quick factsProgramme Code:
One year full time / Two years part time
Venue: Manukau Campus
22 July 2013 and 3 March 2014
In order to be admitted to the Master of Service-Oriented Computing an applicant must have completed one of the following or equivalent:
(a) a relevant four-year bachelor’s degree or
(b) a relevant bachelor’s degree with honours or
(c) a relevant postgraduate diploma or
(d) a relevant postgraduate certificate and
two years of relevant work experience as approved by the dean (or representative) or
(e) an approved bachelor’s degree or graduate diploma and
three years of relevant work experience as approved by the dean (or representative).
An applicant must normally have completed the admission qualification in (a), (b) or (c) above with a B grade average or higher.
Guidelines to Entry
To qualify for the Master of Service-Oriented Computing, a student must achieve 120 points by successfully completing the requirements in the structure below.
StructurePapers - 120 points in total
408212 Service Relationship Management (15 points)
409110 Service Science for IT (15 points)
409111 Service-Oriented Architecture (15 points)
409113 Cloud Computing (15 points)
SELECT 60 points FROM:
408203 Net-centric Computing (15 points)
408207 Ubiquitous Computing (15 points)
408217 Information Security (15 points)
408220 Research Methods I (15 points)
409009 Special Topic (15 points)
409112 Global IT Project Management (15 points)
409114 Software Engineering for Services (15 points)
409115 Contemporary Service Science Infrastructure (15 points)
409116 Web Services Development (30 points)
409117 Readings (15 points)
409221 eSystems Design and Development (15 points)
Click here to view programme structure and paper outlines.
Additional course information can also be found here.
Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers (not all papers listed above will be open for enrolment in a given year).
Please contact the Programme Administrator, Ann Wu for programme information and availability of papers.
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