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Sustainable Computing

Postgraduate course
Computing & Engineering

Pursue a career in consultancy helping businesses around the world develop sustainable Information and communications technology strategies.

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We have strong links with industry thanks to our membership of the British Computer Society’s Green IT Specialist Group.
Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Computing, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Computing, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Computing, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Computing, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Careers

  • Paul Samuels

Careers

Paul Samuels
Lead Developer, NTI

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I had academic knowledge but employers wanted more practical experience. My course helped me to change that - I worked as a lead developer of smart phone applications and as a result I secured a new job developing native iOS apps for iPhones and iPads.

Your knowledge is likely to be in high demand - companies are creating specific posts for sustainable computing specialists. We expect that many smaller businesses will also require that role to be carried out as part of another position, or will seek support on a consultancy basis. Our contacts with industry leaders, and our focus on practical research, equip you for key roles within large organisations to embark on a career in consultancy. 

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MODULES & LEARNING

An opportunity to build your knowledge of environmental issues, including recyclable material selection, design for minimum power used in process, minimum material required (FEA), and design for manufacture and assembly.

Consider the processes necessary to manage the changes which allow organisations to operate more sustainably. You will review existing strategies and develop new strategies for different organisations.

Investigate and identify technologies which enable an organisation to reduce their impact on the environment from an information and communications technology perspective.

Explore the tools and techniques to measure the methods available. You will study the ways in which outputs from those measurements define an organisation's ICT-related energy consumption.

Develop your understanding of the key concepts associated with project management - primarily the planning, organisation and control of resources in order to move a specific task, event or project toward completion.

We will develop your awareness of the methods and skills which are required to carry out masters' level research successfully, and to reflect critically on your own development within this area of study.

This is an opportunity for you to engage in research and advanced scholarship in a subject area that is appropriate to the course, but of your own choosing.

Critical Perspectives on Information; Mobile Application Development; Intelligent Systems and Robotics.

This is the first course of its kind to run in the UK - you will work with academic and technical staff who developed the University's Green IT strategy, and who implement many of the technologies addressed in the modules.

Our academic staff are actively researching in Green IT, ethics and change management, including grant-supported projects to measure the energy use of ICT systems and to develop low-energy networking systems. In addition, we have strong links with industry, through membership of the British Computer Society's Green IT Specialist Group, and have run conferences in the subject.

  • Professor Mohammad Dastbaz
    Sustainable ComputingProfessor Mohammad Dastbaz
    Dean, Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology

    We aim to provide innovation in curriculum, engagement with current industry practices and standards, and to give our students the experience of working with staff whose research has national and international reputation.

  • Mohammad is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology,having joined our University in June 2011 from the University of East London. A well published researcher, with over 50 refereed conference and Journal publications, his research profile includes many funded research programmes including JISC and EU FP7 projects. Mohammad’s first degree was in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He then went on to complete a PhD in the 'Design, Development and Evaluation of Multimedia Based Learning Systems' at Kingston University. In 1989 he set up one of the UK's first multimedia PC companies, 'Systems 2000'.
    MSc Sustainable Computing - Dr Ah-Lian Kor, Senior Lecturer
    MSc Sustainable Computing - Dr Ah-Lian Kor, Senior Lecturer
FEES & FUNDING
Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £6000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
FEES & FUNDING
Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £6000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
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    The University is home to a number of modern specialist IT labs equipped with all the up-to-date hardware and software our computing students could need

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    Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

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An amazing place to spend your days

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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